S: December 2011 to March 2012
BC: Winter is a very good time
FC: December 2011 to March 2012
1: 2011 | A Season of Love and Laughter
3: Thanksgiving in December with the Conners
5: A Season of Love and Laughter | Small World Learning Center hosted a family Gingerbread House party- it was messy and fun. Trent wasn't able to go - but they packed up a house for him to decorate at home later.
6: A trip to the Snow Park was a great way to spend the day
7: It was cold but sunny- a fun distraction from the rain in Beaverton
9: Snow and sun made for lots of family fun.
11: Cookie Party 2012: Lots of friends were on hand to help cut out and decorate Christmas cookies. Carena, Daniel & Alex, Isabella, Connor, Heather and Lauren
12: An early Christmas gathering with the Muenters brought smiles to the kids ! | And an impromtu sleepover in Kassidy's bed seemed very "cozy!
13: Making Reindeer food, having a Tea Party and going Caroling kept us busy before the "big" day!
14: Christmas Eve 2012
15: Make a wish!!
16: This Christmas Eve was a bit different as at the last minute Aunt Beth wasn't feeling well and ended up in the hospital; she was fine and released Christmas Morning but it ended with a quick change of plans and dinner at our house
17: Christmas Is A Time To Believe In Things You Can’t See | Christmas Morning 2012
18: Great gifts and lots of love make our Christmas morning so special
19: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas
20: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas
21: Christmas Time Brings So Much Pleasure When You Have Good Friends To Treasure
22: Everyone seemed to love their gifts, books, legos, movies and dolls- so much fun!
23: The big presents for the kids included Nintendo DS players and a Leap Pad for Kassidy
24: A Season of Love and Laughter
25: Christmas Evening 2012
26: We had a great time at Grandma and Grandpa's and after a fabulous dinner we exchanged presents!
27: Jon and Carol Lee were on hand to join the fun | Brother & Sister
30: We all had a great time celebrating Christmas with the families. Many presents, smiles and cuddles.
31: New Years at the Cabin: Ready to begin 2012!
32: "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." - Pietro Aretino
35: December 2011
37: Kassidy liked it better than last year, but still didn't last as long as the others.
39: Whether hanging at the mountain or chillin' at the cabin, it was a wonderful few days with friends. Kassidy even captured the moment with a portrait of Greg.
41: New Years Eve!
43: We were lucky enough to spend the New Year with our friends Amy & Greg at their family cabin by Mt. Hood. | Games, food and daily trips to the mountain for sledding made for a fantastic way to welcome a new year.
44: A visit from Kristi, Juddah and Adam in January was a real treat- the kids loved playing and terrorizing each other and we loved having them all around the house.
47: Andy and Sarah's first day back at school. I can't believe Andy is in Kindergarten and Sarah is in First Grade this year. My little babies are growing up too fast. This is going to be a great year!
48: We invited some friends and family over to help welcome them into Oregon. We hope they come back soon!
50: Cub Scout Swimming Event | Jan 2012
51: Whether roller skating or building a snowman, January was filled with fun.
53: A day trip to the Oregon Aquarium was an unexpected pleasure for the kids- and a rare sunny day for January.
54: Newport Oregon
55: Our Sea Monkeys- Kayleigh 8, Trent 6 and Kassidy 3
56: The natural BEAUTY of the coast mixed with the laughter of the day
57: We spent the day outside with nature
59: The whole family felt terrified by the Deep!
64: The sunset on another wonderful day trip to the beach.
66: Valentines Day 2012
68: Hip Hip Hooray, It's Kayleigh's Birthday Today | 9
69: Hillsboro Skate World- February 2012
70: It's Party Time!
72: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today
73: Look At All These Presents, I Can Handle This
76: McAlmond Skate World | Grand Opening February 2012
77: Celebrating February Birthdays with the McAlmonds | Brittney, Great Grandma Doris, Grandma & Grandpa were all on hand to wish Kayleigh and Nate a very happy Birthday- Kayleigh's 9th and Nate's 38th.
78: Kayleigh received a wonderful handmade quilt and matching pillowcase from Grandma.
79: A handmade German Chocolate Cake sweetened the day! | Brittney helped keep Kayleigh fashionable with a scarf and purse.
80: Everyone enjoyed the day and the cake
81: We had a small celebration at home for Nate= where he got brownies, a new running jacket and a new Kindle Fire. Happy Birthday Daddy!
82: We had an incredible time at John's Incredible Pizza!
83: Character Day at Chehalem- Hiccup (Trent) and Thing 3 (Kayleigh)
85: A Mom's Trip to Lincoln City meant a stop at a winery and a celebration of Heather's Birthday
86: A sleepover at the Rose Garden watching the Blazers and Cars 2
87: Pinewood Derby 2012- Trent placed 4th for his division! Kayleigh raced her car at the end and took first (unofficially) | Boy | Boy Scout Adventures
88: Kayleigh raced her car at the end and took first (unofficially) | Boy | Boy Scout Adventures
89: St. Patrick's Day 2012: The Making of the Rainbow Cake
90: We had a lot of fun making the cake- but I think the kids liked eating it even better
91: We began the day with shamrock pancakes and ended with corned beef- a wonderful way to celebrate the day
93: We held a Christmas Eve dinner do-over with the Petersons in March.
95: The latest snowfall on record occurred on March 22nd- closing schools. It was crazy to have this much snow so late in the year, but the kids didn't let it go to waste and a snowman was born.