Monday, December 22, 2008

Tri City Americans Hockey

We went to another Tri City Americans hockey game with Rich and Laurel last week. Rich get tickets through Tyson and its always fun to root for the home team!

This did not end well for the Blazers.....KO!

We beat them in the fights, they beat us on the score board.....cant win em all!

Jenn's checkup

Its that time of year when you take a look at things and realize Hey, I've met my insurance deductible is there anything else I need to get taken care of?! Well I figured I should have surgery. Not a fun thing to do at the end of the year, but it had been a couple of years since my last laprascopy so I had to get checked for cysts. Of course there were a couple of them growing and also some other things going on so I got it taken care of. Ivy and I drove over to Portland and I left her there with my parents while I flew to Denver to have my surgery. It was a quick trip, and I had some great help while I was there. It was actually the best surgery I have had as far as waking up from anesthesia and that kind of thing. So I am glad I had it taken care of. Next up is our third and final round of IVF. Hopefully we will be able to have a brother and/0r a sister for Ivy! Ivy had a marvelous time with Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Cory. I'm feeling pretty good these days and am thankful for really good insurance and really good doctors. Hopefully it will be another couple of years before I have to do it again though.

Winter Wonderland

So after all of my bragging about it not snowing very much in the Northwest we have been hit with a week of snow storms! Its always great to have a white christmas so it has been a lot of fun actually. I think I like it cuz I know it wont stick around until April. . Church was cancelled yesterday so we had a full on snow day. For breakfast we had gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce. Then we made some cookies and candy and played games. Of course when it snows you have to have chili. Then it was outside for Ivy's first adventure in the snow!

The girls getting ready to play outside. Of course she didn't leave them on but we looked cute!

We really wanted to build a snowman for Ivy since she loves them so much but the snow was just too powdery. More like a really good Utah snow. Although amazing for snowboarding it doesn't pack very well making even snowballs impossible, let alone a snowman. Thats ok though since I don't think she was too fond of the white stuff. Especially standing in it. She was alright when Darin was right next to her though.

I was trying to get Ivy to eat the snow. She wasn't too stoked on it.

Ivy getting pulled on the sled by Darin. She kept saying WEEee!

This is Ivy throwing down her gloves. She was definitely done. Not bad for a cranky 17 month old. I can't blame her for only lasting 15 minutes. It was pretty chilly.
That powdery snow is hard to resist if you have a snowboard lying around and a hill with homemade rails! I haven't been on a snowboard in 2 years and have been chomping at the bit. So I hiked to the top of the hill and with Darin's commentary egging me on I headed down. Not only did I get in some powder turns, but I hit the rail perfect!! I guess snowboarding is like riding a bike. You just never forget. Now I've got to pull out my new board and binding and get all set up. Bluewood here I come!! Darin had to show me up of course on his big boy rail. But thats ok, he is sure hot when he snowboards! (He's hot all the time by the way.) After our little jib session it was back inside to play with Ivy and warm up.We ended the day with an awesome football game and some wassail. I love snow days!