Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lacking creativity. On vacation. Bye!

I swear I have been working hard on posts with useful and relevant content.

Unfortunately (for the blog), most of my spare time over the last two weeks has been spent unpacking from our Oregon trip and packing (again) for our vacation to Playa del Carmen (near Cancun) Mexico.

Packing (with airport luggage restrictions) is difficult when you need to responsibly plan for all the scenarios one can encounter with a baby and toddler.  Did I mention they BOTH will be sitting on our laps for the nine hour travel?!  (which happens to be on our five year wedding anniversary... romantic!!)

If I had had the time over the last two weeks, I would have posted about how we lost our diesel hydronic heater on Sunday.  It does not "fire" and makes a funny noise before going silent.  We had someone look at it today... it will either be cheap or expensive to fix... (thanks).  We will know more soon and hopefully have our heat back when we return from our vacation. 

I will actively post starting in February. 

Thanks for your understanding. 

Hasta luego! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Loving Life - Holiday Recap

K on Christmas morning

Our Christmas and New Year's was spent in Black Butte Oregon.  The holidays were a great retreat and break from our everyday routine.  Aside from all of the actual traveling (8 hour drive each way), T and I were able to relax and spend a lot of time sharing ideas and excitement for our future.  

Because we are living aboard, we have been given the ability for me to stay at home with the kids as well as the opportunity for T to take time off work (which allows us to go on trips and spend more time together as a family).  We are able to expose our kids to different areas and get them outdoors.  

K in the snow (happy!)
K with Grandma (not so happy)

Black Butte is located in Central Oregon's high desert.  There is usually a lot of snow there this time of year.  There was no snow AT.ALL. and we had a few days that were in the high 50's (?!?!?!).  Hoodoo Ski Resort is located about 10 miles away from Black Butte.  T went skiing the first day the resort opened (it opened for two days and then had to shut down due to rain and lack of snow).  Apparently there is a shortage of snow everywhere.  

Anyhow.  Many memories were made and quality time spent with family. 
K and M appearing to play together (YAY!!)
K helped to decorate the tree.

Buddy and M having "Tummy Time"

The Craziness

M is sitting up!

K starting to realize that Christmas is pretty cool.
Sunrise on Christmas.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2012!