Sunday, November 30, 2008

Going on a tree hunt!!!

This morning we traveled a whole 2 miles to our favorite Christmas tree farm!

Upon our arrival we were greeted with "Well, Tishendorf family, I see you now require 2 cars to collect your Christmas tree!" (The owner of the tree farm works at the kids' elementary school and knows our family through the school.) We took Matt's car because there is nothing to tie the tree to on "the bus" and I followed behind with the kids that wouldn't fit in his Subaru!

Sarah took her annual pony ride on sweet "Fiona". She is a rescue pony and around 20 years old.

Sweet Sarah

My beautiful Tori!

Ryan --- "Go Ducks!!!!!"

Heading down to the hill in search of the perfect tree!

Brandon and Ryley on the look out!

This one was our first option....but not our last!

Matt taking photos!

Brandon as our guide!

I love that smile!!!

My handsome hubby!

Tyler (aka Noodle)

See that smile?? He must be thinking about the DUCKS!!!!!!

Playing in the trees

Our final tree choice!

Ryley sawing away!

"Phew!" Could have killed him moving that saw back and forth.

"The Noodle" sawing

Brandon went for the belly method

Tori taking her turn (she lost an earring while under there but Matt recovered it on his turn)

The first year that the kids were in charge of carrying the tree up the hill and to the car!

Are those kids great or what????

Almost there!

The tree swallowing Tori!
We made a pit stop on the way home when the tree decided to slide off to one side of the car!

Sweet Sarah's curls are nearly gone. We are going to miss them!

Matt started our tree trimming off by placing the angel on top of the tree!

The kids decorated the entire tree themselves (aside from the angel and lights). Doesn't it look great?????

Our stockings are hung and are ready for Santa!!!!

Beading with Omie!!!

This morning Matt's mom stopped by to meet our new puppy and while she was here, she taught Tori and I how to make earrings!

Tori showing off the new earrings Omie made for her!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wishing all our friends and family a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

We have a new puppy to love!

Today Matt and I went to Colton, Oregon and found an adorable Shih-Poo puppy!
It is an early Christmas present for the kids, and we thought since the kids have 10 days off for Thanksgiving break it would be a great time to get the puppy used to his new family.
The kids named him "Koda"!

The puppy exploring our back yard.

Sarah and her "real dog" that eats "real food" and doesn't take batteries




Brandon (notice the similarity in hair???)

A whole lot of love for this little puppy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fun at Bullwinkles Family Fun Center

Yesterday Sarah and I went to lunch with my friend Jennifer and her daughter Lauren at Bullwinkles Family Fun Center. I hadn't seen Jennifer in 13 years, so it was great to reconnect and get caught up on each others lives.

Sarah and Lauren playing air hockey

They had so much fun on the miniature air hockey table.

Sarah and Lauren on the Frog Hopper!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Casino night!!!!

The Canby baseball league put on a Casino night fundraiser at our local country club tonight!

Matt and I before we left.

Me and my sweet Sarah who thought Matt and I were off to get married and wanted to join us.

My friend Kristey and I having Cosmos and playing black jack! I made it to the final tournament and then to the final three. Then lost. Winner received a 3 night stay at The Sands Casino in Reno.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Portland Trailblazers Game!!!

Last night Matt and I went to the Rose Garden to watch the Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets Game!! Subaru corporation provided tickets to their suite! What a great way to watch a basketball game. Comfortable seats, great food and plenty to drink!

Matt at his skybox seat at the game!

The score at half time -- Blazers 52 to Rockets 51

The 4th quarter ended in a tie!!

And the crowd went wild as the game headed into overtime!

The Blazers win!!!!! What a great game!!!