Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Just a little bit of family time before we head out to VEGAS!!

 Good morning with American sausage!

 Winky-Blinky with her first assignment for Kylie:
"Help Grandma decorate her tree!"

Makin' dough with Grandma Cathy

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dumplings & Christmas Tree Hunt

We got up early and headed straight over to the farm for breakfast and to make dumplings for Uncle Al's birthday party. In the afternoon, we drove out into the woods to cut down Christmas trees with the Matney's! 

 Carvin' up the pig and makin' dough

 Even Kylie helped!

 Say "gyoza"

 Ready to fry!


 Time for a break!

Let's find a tree!

 Those look like just about the right size...


 Clear, sunny and COLD

 We even got a teeny, tiny tree for Kylie's room!

 Brrrr! It's cold!

More cousin play time!

 Winky-Blinky riding an underpants hot air balloon!

Friday, November 28, 2014

"Sleigh Ride"

It's Black Friday, which we usually don't participate in, but since we're in Colville, we decided to go into town for the afternoon. We couldn't find Santa, but we did take a "sleigh ride" through downtown. Kylie LOVED it, so it was worth the trip. We did a little shopping and Kylie got her first pair of cowgirl boots!

 Three generations:
Grandpa Ed, Tiffany & Autumn, Jessica, Anthony, Annie & Kylie

 The "sleigh" was more of a covered wagon, but it was still fun!

 The majestic Colville holiday tree

 Grandma Julie, Autumn & Kylie


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gobble! Gobble!

We spent all of Thanksgiving day out on the farm with loads of friends, family and food! We were so thankful to finally get to celebrate Thanksgiving at home for the first time in 5 years, and it was such a treat to take part in the preparations! Thank you to everyone for making this such a special day.

 Traveling buddies reunited!

 Good morning!

 Steamy sunbreaks

 Peeling and chopping potatoes

 Texting and basting

 Wine is breathing

 Best friends

 The calm before the storm

 Ready to mash

 Roasting the pig!

 Gettin' the party started!



 Our head chef and dinner marshall

 Our sommeliers

 Moon rising

 Tile rummy!

The Kowitz's

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pies! Pies! Pies!

We finally made it back home just in time for winter! After our long trip from Brazil, we're back in Washington for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. We settled in quickly and were put to work even more quickly! We spent Sunday outfitting the family for frosty weather with Crazy Grandma Cathy in Spokane. After a good night's sleep, we drove into the Little Gallea for breakfast with Grandpa Ed & Uncle Ben (just like the rice!!).  Then we headed out to the farm for an action packed day of egg collecting for Kylie, pie baking for us and loads of Sesame Street and playing! Grandma Lynn picked up dinner from Rancho Chico and was the true hero of the night!!

 I get those eggs!

 Bom dia galinha pintadinha!

 A friendly helper!

 From "chicken Tijuana" to Kowitz Family Farms Egg Division!

 Havin' too much fun!

Special helper @ lunch!

 From this... this!


 The best ingredients...

 Working hard, or hardly working?

 Ready to roll!

Clockwise from top: Apple, Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Cherry!

 Falling leaves cherry pie

Finished pies cooling!