It was my family's year for Christmas and because of Taylor's job, we couldn't go. :-(
So my Parents flew Anson and I home for a week to have an early Christmas! It was a week full of fun--crafts, birthdays and just being together!! It was just what the doctor ordered to cure my Melancholy!
It rained a lot, but what is Oregon without rain? I loved it! Here are some of the highlights from our trip:
Anson was of course, loved and cuddled by all!
I got in touch with my crafty side (which NEVER happens) and decided to call this a homemade Christmas! I made a Christmas note tree for Taylor's Sister Natalie and her family (similar to the one pictured), I made an Apron for my Sissy pants and I made a photo calender for my parents! I am proud to say that I sewed every bit of these projects (aside form the photo calender cause we all know that isn't possible), which is kind of a big deal! I'm rather proud of my work! And as is the classic Celestial way, I gave all our Christmas gifts early because I just HAD to see the looks on everyone's faces!!
We had family photos taken (it has been 7 years and my Mom just couldn't wait anymore)--Taylor was missed! It poured the entire time. And what cures a group of people after freezing to death and getting wet?
A big family dinner of course! My Parents put on an early Christmas Eve dinner with all the trimmings just because Anson and I were in town and they didn't want us to miss out! Thanks Daddy and Mama!!
And what's a Poulsen family gathering without a soda run? It's not one! So here's a pic of my B (Brother Travis) and I on the said soda run!
Followed by a big Birthday bash for the one and only Chaney Nicole who turned 7!
And here's a little smattering of cuteness, just for good measure!