Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Our Christmas here in Washington was amazing! We have had so much fun with our family since arriving last Monday.

I never knew this but it rarely snows in the part of Washington Nate's family is from. Every year it snows a few times but normally doesn't stick. If you haven't been watching the news, the Seattle area was hit hard this year! There hasn't been a storm like this in over ten years. Before we got here, our family was actually snowed in. This picture is our attempt to drive to a mall on Christmas Eve. We were stopped in traffic for over an hour so we ended up turning around.

Christmas Eve

Nate and I set out cookies and milk and a note for Santa with our nephew Nick

Kaylee and I playing with her princess set we gave her for X-mas

Second guitar for our guitar hero Jason and Amanda got us for Christmas.

Shoeless Nate

This past weekend the whole family stayed a couple days in Leavenworth, a Bavarian Village. It was my first time there and I loved it. It was such a quaint little place.

They are the best!

We are still in Washington until Wednesday. We'll post the rest of the pictures then!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas With The Rooks

Since we are going to Washington for Christmas this year, we spent this past weekend celebrating Christmas with my family. It was fun being able to spend an early Christmas with them, and are equally excited to be in Washington for the actual thing.

We went out on a limb this year and surprised my mom with this cute little puggle dog. Let me just say that I'm not the biggest animal lover. (I know, I'm a jerk.) However, I absolutely love this little dog, especially since he will always be little.

If you can't tell, my dad is not as excited about the dog, but being the good husband he is, he went along with it.

We love all of you and hope you have a great Christmas! We'll be back on New Years Eve and will post then!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Brent and Jen's Wedding

Yes it is true, Brent Skipper has officially tied the knot. This past Friday he married Jen who we absolutely love! The wedding, luncheon, and reception were all well put together. Congratulations Brent and Jen!