Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
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!
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!
Friday, November 28, 2014
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!
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
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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!
Peeling and chopping potatoes
Texting and basting
Wine is breathing
The calm before the storm
Ready to mash
Roasting the pig!
Gettin' the party started!
Our head chef and dinner marshall
Monday, November 24, 2014
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!
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!