Here are some quick photos from the last couple of months. I wish I had clever titles for these blog posts. Hahah
Anyways, the photos are all over the place. After our trip to CA, we invited some friends over for tamales after church. Here the big kids are playing UNO while the grownups visit. It is so nice that we are moving to a new season of BIG kids who can entertain themselves okay for a bit.
Tamales! We dressed them in salsa and crema and it was so good. I also made a big pot of posole and it made my heart so happy to share comfort food from my childhood with friends.
The day before my neighbors came over for a tamalada. We spent all day making tamales. I think we made 4 dozen?! Here we are putting the masa in the husk.
Evie got in to help for a bit too!
Jonathan attached to me to the hip….as always. We made boozy coffee drinks, chatted, and caught up after being a way for a couple weeks. Yay for sweet neighbors!
Jump back to December. Making sugar cookies. The kids frosting the cookies.
We invited a couple of our neighbors for chili and Christmas festivities before we headed out on our CA trip.
On another day, we had our annual family gingerbread making night!
December and Christmas really means crafting season at our house. Haha.
We saw the sun and headed out for a hike! We love Powell Butte.
At my canning club. Going around and sharing what we made before swapping.
Day date. Checking out the new pizza place by our house.
We had a mac and cheese night with our bible study. YUMMM.
Ev an I went to the Nutcracker with friends. It was so fun to go on a mama and daughter date!
California! We ended sick so many times on this trip. This trip was a doozy!
Christmas family picture for the win. We went to Vintage for the candle light service. It’s always sweet to be back and visit.z
Christmas Eve dinner.
Game night with the cousins at April’s new house. Woohoo! So much cry laughing.
Beach days when we weren’t sick! Beach with cousins/Curtis’ BFF.
Chowder on the wharf with the kids.
More beach days. I think we were outside from 9:30am-almost 4pm on this days. These sunny days were medicine for my soul.
Little new years eve party with cousins.
And then Curtis and I went out! Woohoo!
Another beach day. Tide pooling.
Family day back home in Portland.
Movie and pizza night with friends.
We made lots of cookies in December.
We rolled beeswax candles….because, tradition!
We made homeless care packages with friends. The big kids did so well assembling.
We made little notes to go into the care packages.
More holiday stuff. Making garlands with craberries. Jonathan did so good!
Phone pics from January.
Hike with friends after our trip.
It snowed! For like a hot second.
We also worked on getting tile in our kitchen. LET THERE BE LIGHT!! It’s so much brighter. Slowly, very slowly, making this home the way we want it.
Evie and her new favorite book series. She read through 4 of the books in like a week and half.
Curtis commuter car broke down. New to us, truck!
Not technically January, but close enough?! Super bowl party this last weekend.