Saturday, January 3, 2009

Holiday Entertainment, Part Two

And how could I forget the numerous games of:

Five Crowns
Take Two
Settler's of Catan
Apples to Apples
and a game or two of Murder

and then maybe a lane or two of bowling this afternoon....

Holiday Entertainment

So how do you keep 3 college kids and 1 high schooler entertained during the Holiday Break? This is how...

DVD viewing: Roman Holiday, Funny Face, Charades (Tessa and I got on a bit of an Audrey Hepburn kick the week she was out of school because of snow!), Pride & Prejudice (K. Knightly verson), 3 hours of the BBC P & P mini series, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Dream Girls, Mad Money, and probably Dark Knight tonight! Can you tell it was the girls who did most of the DVD viewing??

Movie Theater viewing: Marley & Me, Seven Pounds, Vaulkrie

Sports viewing: 4 Blazer Games at the Rose Garden and who knows how many ballgames on TV!

The boys went to 3 games together and the whole family went to one together - here's proof that I was there!

We all went decked out in our red and black - the boys wore their Oden and Roy jersey's and Tessa wore her red Van's. Unfortunately it didn't help - the Blazer's lost!

We balanced all the sports watching out with a little culture too!

Broadway Show viewing: We sent to see The Color Purple. Clark didn't go with us. The kids all paid for their own tickets so when given the option Clark quickly declined. No surprise there!

Before the show Clark did join us for dinner at our new favorite hamburger spot - Five Guys Hamburgers and Fries! Thanks to our neighbor's the Quillins who gave all the kids gift cards to Five Guys!

TV viewing: what seemed like endless recorded episodes of Bones

What did you do for entertainment this holiday break???

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pretty Girls

We have enjoyed a nice Sunday today - it was nice to actually go to church after two weeks of being snowed in! The Ward Choir did their Christmas program and we had our special Christmas lesson in Young Women's. It was nice to stretch Christmas out a bit.

We've had a fun game playing afternoon and our friends the Ellsworth's came over tonight to teach us to play our new game - Settler's of Catan.

This weekend the girls went and did a photo shoot with one of Cali's friend. Olivia is a senior at Westview this year and she is an amazing photographer. She has a great eye and amazing creativity and does beautiful photography art. She has inspired me and I have decided to take a photography class this winter.

You can check out Olivia's work at her blog -

Enjoy the shots she took of the girl -

olivia girls

olivia sisters

olivia colorfjl girls

cali - olivia redo on ring

olivia tessa

olivia tessa 2
olivia cali

olivia tessa mirror
olivia shoes

olivia tessa 3
olivia cali close up hat

olilvia tessa closeup

olivia cali closeup