Friday, December 16, 2011

Soaking it all up

Good morning from Tacoma! We slept in and can't seem to get our of our jammies.  Aunt Caca is out on a run and we're playing on her computer.  There are so many reasons why we couldn't go along with her this morning, okay, so pretty much just two little reasons.  So we just cuddled up and looked cute. =)

And then our big girl crawled out of bed and joined us!

Here's to our last weekend in Tacoma with our Caca.  I think I hear coffee calling our name, a walk to the local pizza shop, some Christmas lights this evening, homemade chili and cornbread, and another night all snuggled together.  Just us girls... and Emmitt. 

How could you seriously want to leave these faces Aunt Caca?!?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...

(in NO particular order)

* Christmas traditions

* Staying in my jammies all morning when we have nowhere to be

* Listening to Madi "read" books

* Emmitt's laugh

* Madelyn's voice

* Putting the kids to bed for the night =)

* Silence during nap time

* Breakfast quiche

* Sprinkle cake donuts

* Laying in the sun

* Peppermint Mochas

* My sisters

* My family

* Childhood memories

* Coffee dates

* My husband

* Coffee dates WITH my husband =)

* Goggle lines

* Organizing

* A clean house

* Ice cream

* Falling asleep watching football on Sunday afternoons

* My Jesus

* Blogs

The list could go on, and on, and on...

(Please forgive how horribly grainy these pictures are.  I don't know how to take pictures in terrible lighting w/out the flash...)

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Perfect day in the PNW

I feel like there are so many wonderful things about living in the Pacific Northwest that we take for granted... and hunting down the perfect Christmas tree is just one of them!

It has been SO beautiful out this past week and I know it will be a little sad to see the rain come back soon.  However, we made the most of it this weekend and headed out with the fam to chop down a few green things and tie them on top of our cars... 

Okay, on a side note, it sort of cracks me up that it's normal to see cars driving up and down the freeway this time of year with giant trees strapped to the top of them.  We saw someone in a tiny Honda Accord with a tree that looked almost twice the size of the car pulling out of the tree lot yesterday.  

No big deal. 

It's just Oregon. 

We're that cool.

*cough, cough* David Drake *cough, cough*


A few years ago we found this super cute tree farm that's about three miles outside of Stayton, Santiam Canyon Christmas Tree Farm.  Okay, so they just opened up three years ago, and we've gone their ever since.  They're cheap, close, and they give out free hot cider, hot cocoa, wagon rides and Santa even shows up!  Seriously. They know how to run a business!  

The wagon is super cute and there is a whole bunch of "lap robes" (aka: fleece blankets) to stay warm with. The boys loved it so we rode it just for fun... apparently people do that (or so we were told). 

Love her!

Our kind "elf" may or may not have chopped our perfect tree down before we got a picture with it, so we just found another one... Meh, they all sort of look the same, right?

 Seven REALLY wanted in our family picture! ;)

Aw! And there is nothing like a true Lambert Family Picture... at least one has to be crying, right?!? ;)

...and of course no one cries with Nana & Papa.  They're just missing Em and sweet baby Jude. =(

 So cold we could see our breath! =)

 Waiting for the wagon to come pick us up!

 A classic Madi and Auntie Eehee picture!

 Where'd Santa go?!?  The boys loved him and Madelyn wanted nothing to do with him...

 And finally, a nice hot drink to warm us up!

I love the Willamette Valley and I love this time of year!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Oregon Football and The Boy

We were some of the lucky ones that made it to the Civil War game this weekend! What a GORGEOUS day too!  We haven't been to a Duck game since we had season tickets (pre-kids... go figure ;) and it was fun to be back at Autzen, or God's country, as my dramatic husband likes to put it!

My favorite part was definitely our company though!  J brought her boyfriend to town for Thanksgiving and we got to spend all weekend "visiting"...

Yeah, let's just say he put up with a LOT!  I suppose that's the joys of the Lambert family! 


We don't let them go easily!

Nor should we.  


I love Oregon games, but my least favorite part is definitely that they take ALL. DAY.

And thus, we brought along the baby! (It was either that or a stylish leather "briefcase", and he is much cuter!)

We avoided traffic by taking the backroads, made SEC and PAC12 jokes all day, ate Subway, yelled OOOOOOO, tricked David into thinking the weather in the northwest is always this beautiful, and attempted to convince him why he should turn into a Duck fan.

He even modeled Matt's sweatshirt for the day (that's right Georgians {is that a word??}, you can breathe easy cause he doesn't own it).

...but only because we promised to be Georgia fans when we head south.

Don't worry David, you can guarantee we'll be rooting for the Dawgs when they play LSU!

Emmitt's first Duck game! 

 Cute couple ;)


 Emmitt and his Auntie!

I have to admit... there's nothing quite like a sold out football game on a sunny, crisp, Autumn day!

Especially when they kick the Beavers @**...



Thanks for the visit SEC man. 

You passed with flying colors!

We can't wait to see what football is like in the south!

Until then, we'll just keep enjoying our Ducks!

Bring it on UCLA!