Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More good times

Another beautiful day here in Yucca Valley. These photos are overlooking the San Gorgonio mountain range. We are at about 5500 ft above sea level.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Good Times

Taken over the last few days in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Day After Yesterday

We woke up to a Winter Wonderland this morning.

And just in case you haven't seen enough snow because, gosh, we haven't!

Our biggest mesquite tree is now our smallest.

Later this morning, Aaron and Ryder took the Jeep out into the desert to explore. And what do you think they found? More SNOW! The first picture is Ryder running towards an abandoned car in the desert.

Okay, last picture! Gotta sneak one in of Chloe.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

California Blizzard 2008

Here are some more pictures of the SNOW. The radio just announced that we are expecting 6 more inches tonight. And just remember you Minnesota, North Dakota, and Utah people-THIS IS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!

Let's Catch Up

Okay, I have a ton of stuff to share today. Let's begin!

Chloe's Christmas Program

This year Chloe was picked to be "Mary" in her preschool Christmas program. She was very excited at first then I think she became very nervous about it and did not want to do it. Then I bought her a new dress to wear to the program and she changed her mind.

Here she is before the performance.

Chloe's friend, Jacob, was "Joseph" which worked out perfect because now I have a picture of them to show at their wedding. At this time we are negotiating the final details of that event.

And what did Ryder think of all this? Not much apparently.

Snow Day, Yucca style

Every year our town trucks in tons of snow for the kids to play in. The last year we went the kids hated it. Ryder got clocked in the face with a killer snowball and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the day. But this year, they had a blast!


On Sunday, we were running some errands in the low desert and we stopped at PetSmart. The kids got to hold a very cuddly Chinchilla.

Monday, Winter Storm Part 1

On Monday, the first part of the winter storm came through. At our house, however, it was just raining and occasionally some snow flakes. The kids still insisted on going outside.

Thankfully, my friend, Denise, invited to come to her home where they were getting lots of snow. I packed up the kids and drove in the snow probably for the first time in 7 years. Scary!

The Griffiths

Here are the kids building their first snowman. I'm glad someone had some snowman building skills because the one I built looked more like a volcano.

Wednesday, Today, Winter Storm Part 2
And Today, look!

It has been snowing for the last 6 hours. I have more pictures and video which I will post later. But right now, we are going to go play outside!