Between birthday's and Thanksgiving, time has been pretty short...but it's been a fantastic time to take a mini break from blogging. Ella turned 5...that's a once in a life time thing! She REALLY wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheeses. We have never been ...actually we've been avoiding it for 13 years! LOL! But she had a blast and it was an enjoyable day for all of us!
I'm totally freaked out by how much she has grown in the last few months. She's such a peanut, tiny and energetic. I can't for the life of me keep any clips in her hair so we are growing out her bangs so we can just pull it all back into a ponytail.
Pepper had her 9th Bday this month too! (Yes...3 b-days in the space of one month...and it just knocks me out by the time we are finished with thanksgiving!) She had a giggle fill party that included 9 extra girls... so with ours that's 13 girlies hoppin', screamin and gigglin'!
She had such a great time...it was really neat to see her interacting with her friends outside of class! I love how pretty she looks in pink. She was the first of my daughters I ever dressed in pink. I was kind f an anti-pinkite. Her peach skin, rose bud lips and her unique hair color really come out when she wears it. (she's holding her new purse from her sisters here.)
OK.. on to Thanksgiving!
It was a blissful day here in Anacortes... Sunny and bright. We were lucky to have some of my family up for the occasion and it was a wonderful day to give them a mini tour of the island and area. We saw seal, this cool pair of birds that I am still in search of their species and were able to even walk on the beach! ( I swear, on the next sunny day... I am there! Even though its winter, it was warm enough to take a walk on...wearing my coat of course!) here is my Dad, my Step mom Lynn, by Bro Tony with us at Washington park. Here is Hannah and Pepper at Deception pass. This bridge connects Fidalgo Island to Whidby Island. I cant wait to scrap these pictures... such good memories! It's SO beautiful here... I keep thinking how fun it would be to have a stamping retreat here. Stamp, walk on beach, stamp, look for whales, stamp, tour the San Juan islands. Hmmmm.... Any thoughts?
Ok... back to work I go. got some creating to do today. Thanks for dropping by!