The One with the Thursday (Christmas Eve) in WA

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It was frosty this morning!

First thing's first - we headed down to Target for our annual $5 gift exchange. Malm found these super cute $5 Target gift card coins which we all spent on our randomly chosen family member. We came home, wrapped the presents, and we'll open them up tonight during our evening Christmas Eve festivities.

"Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say...."

We stopped off at the Sultan Bakery on the way to the cabin and Malm treated us to doughnuts/chocolate milk/chocolate chip cookies.

Too bad we were all full from breakfast else we would have ordered these GINORMOUS pancakes! Seriously, 12" across. The people who got these just left them!

Eric makes really ugly faces. Meanwhile Allie always looks cute.

Here we are in the car on the way to Lake Wesnatchee. I mean Wenatchee.

The mattress/bed frame on top of the car started coming loose so we had to pull over and Dald fixed it. Joey was entranced.

We've never had the chance to snuggle with Joey in the car cuz we always sit in the front, but today we got to be with him!

He likes us! He really really likes us!

When Joey sleeps his ears relax and go flat. This is how we know he's actually asleep.

Cabin Sweet Cabin.

Dald decked it to the nines.

We wonder what kind of animal left these tracks. They're in pairs, not staggered like normal steps....Hmmmm?

Snowy Joey likes the snow! He loves running around and smelling everything.

The cabin is nice and toasty inside cuz Dald left the heat on (purposefully) last time he came up.

We played a couple rounds of BANG. Thanks for making an ugly face Eric!

Attempt #2. Thanks for making an ugly face Chris!

While the honey-baked ham was cooking we bundled up for our 2009 family photo. First destination: the porch.

Second destination: we drove down the street to an open field where Allie had envisioned a little something.

We brought out two chairs, set them in the snow and snapped these.

This one is my personal fave. I like how you can see the scenery. And Joey is looking at the camera.

Third and final destination: we drove down the street the opposite direction to a spot overlooking the lake. This is my second fave. I like the scenery in the other one better. But I like the lighting of this one.

Joey kisses before he found a mouse trap with a dead mouse under our designated bed....ew. His lips will not be touching mine ever again. I love how he's not even looking at me, he's just like, "Do I HAVE to?"

Lake Wenatchee

Chris, Paige, and Joey - 12/24/09

Back at the cabin we fell asleep while Malm slaved away in the kitchen and I started blogging.

Malm made potato skins from The Pioneer Woman Cookbook. They're soooo good.

We also had honey-baked ham, peas, rolls, and Martinelli's apple cider.

For dessert and fun we drove 25 miles to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth to get caramel apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and to see the sights.

I love this town at all times of the year, but the lights displayed at Christmas really are something special.

Merry Christmas Eve!


  1. thanks for sharing your day with us.... and wishing you and your family a very very very merry christmas!!!

  2. Merry Christmas! I love the pictures in the field. Joey is soooo adorable. To bad he won't stay tiny forever. I love that picture of your sister sleeping and joey sleeping in the background. :)

  3. These are so nice - hope you have a very Merry Christmas Paige!

  4. We had superfun, didn't we?! I wish you were staying forever!

  5. I love all the pics. And what the heck made those tracks?! So crazy. That cabin is amazing. I also liked the little Omaha shout out in the cabin pics! It's blizzarding here!

  6. I always love coming to your blog, Paige! you take us right with you & it's SO cool! I love your family's cabin & what a wonderful Christmas you all had! & Joey is so adorable! Happy New Year to you & yours! :)

  7. looks like a fabulous time! the cabin looks SO cozy. i am obsessed with those family pictures! they are grrreat. i really love the second one. hope you had a fabulous christmas!!!


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