Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cutting our Christmas Tree

Yesterday we all bundled up and piled in the car.  Then we drove up into the mountains to cut down our Christmas tree.  Mr. K gave each of the boys some sort of a weapon tree cutting tool.

We followed the path of a tree being drug through the snow up the hillside and back down
 until we came to a river.  The tracks led right up to a pipe that spanned the river.  That certainly didn't stop us.
Then the hunting began.

We finally found the perfect trees.  (We cut one down for our friends, too.)  Mr. K went to work on one and K1 got the other. 

Heading back with the trees.

When we got to the (icy) pipe, I thought Mr. K was going to try to walk across balancing with the trees.  I stood back ready to take pictures of what was bound to happen.
 I guess he thought better of it and decided to scoot across.
 K5 told me that it was fun to cross the pipe the second time.  He and K4 thought they were ninjas.
While the boys were waiting for me to cross, they cut out some ice from the river to make an ice sculpture.  (Mr. K used to own an ice carving business.)

We made it back to the car where we had hot chocolate.

After a little bit more playing in the snow, we peeled the wet coats and hats and gloves and snow pants and boots off and headed home.

What an adventure.

Just call me Starr.

Friday, November 26, 2010


We had a little blizzard this week.  It was so beautiful.  The kids got out of school early and had a great time playing in the snow.

I realized that I was out of hot chocolate so I had to brave the storm and go buy some.  Luckily, the roads weren't too bad.  Mr. K even walked home from work.

I think the weatherman was a little bit drastic in his prediction.

Just call me Starr.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pot Rack

Last Christmas, Mr. K's mom gave him a pot rack from William Sonoma.  

He was so excited.  When he went to hang it up, he discovered that our ceiling joists were spaced differently than what the rack specified.  We tried to think of different ways to work around it, but eventually it just got shoved under the pool table until we figured it out.

Now it is November and guess what?  It is figured out and hung up!  Mr. K knows a guy and he made some rails for it.  K1 and I had to hold it up while Mr. K marked and drilled and tightened.  It was very heavy.

Mr. K spent some time arranging the pots.  (I spent some time hand washing all of the dirty ones.) 
He is so happy.  I am too.  

I think it looks a lot cooler mounted on the rails.

Eleven months later... 

Just call me Starr.