Here we are again, another busy holiday season for the Bonella's. Seems like were always on the move. Gotta go here and gotta go there. Every year I always say, this year I'm going to get all my Christmas shopping done early so I can sit and relax and enjoy the holidays, but what ends up happening? Exactly that, go go go. I just realized I havn't even listened to Christmas music or sat down to enjoy our tree, or take stroll through the neighborhood and look at lights. I need to slow down and the weekend is here, I'm going to try to relax. Happy Shopping and Happy Relaxing!!
I'm trying to capture a picture of this years Christmas tree but my camera is not doing it justice. Always prettier in person. I love the smell, the lights, ornaments, and putting presents under the tree. These are just a few shots of my favorites. As a kid I used to lay under the tree Christmas morning waiting for my parents to wake up. The smell brings back memories of Christmas past. I miss that.
I know, you must think I am crazy for always blogging about my dog, but the truth is he is much more then a dog, he is my baby, my pal, best friend, my child and my 2nd LOVE. I never thought I could love him as much as I do. I have fallen. He is the light of my life. Of course Shane is the light of my life and my number 1, but there is just something about my Jackson Bomont that makes me smile.
What a relaxed and enjoyable day with my honey and pal. Just the three of us maks good company. Shane and I Roasted our first Turkey and to our suprise it turned out yummy! I also made my first cheesecake which I can not stop eating and some mini pies. We also spent the day Friday hanging lights on the house and working on other holiday projects. Shane and I are thankful for our new home, our health, jobs, family, friends, Jack and most important each other. We hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.
My little pal is three years old!! We celebrated Jack's b-day in style with his very own yummy dinner and he also got a new coat and two toys. Not having any kids Shane and I need to spoil someone. Jack's a lucky guy and very special too. He came to live with us just at the most perfect time and has brought much happiness to our lives. He still keeps us on our toes with one thing after the next. Jack is a pro ball player, he can fetch like no other and will play ball for 30 min straight. We love him and are Thankful to have him in our family. Happy Borthday Jack.
The weekend before Thanksgiving my family gathered in Cottage Grove, Oregon to have an early feast. Cottage Grove being a central location and it seemed to work out perfect for all. My older was the only one that had to come a longer distance. She flew in from Utah and the rest traveled from Portland and Shane and I drove this other direction from Grants Pass. It was a good time being with my family and enjoyed every moment. When I look at this picture it brings me much joy knowing I come from such a great family and have such fond memories growing up, and I am thankful for two wonderful parents who raised a close loving family. I am also blessed to have not only awesome siblings but best friends. Love you guys.
The Bonella's adventured out today to Fort Vannoy Farms/Pumpkin Patch in search of the Great Pumpkin. Not only did we find one, but we found four! Jack had a lot of attention, he was the only doggie, he got to go on a hay ride. What a fun day.
I had a good time hanging out with my friends on Mondays in The Redwoods. It's seems like forever since the three of us have gotten together. What a great time it was to catch up on each other lives, share stories and reminess about the good old days. Thanks Tammy and Jilenne for a fun day.
Shane and I took a small trip to Portland this weekend to see family, my grandma in Seaside, attend our friends sealing at the temple and meet up with an old friend I haven't see in a while. These are just some of the pictures we took while on our many adventures.
We are thankful for special moment like these and the fun times.
Me & my Grandma
My sister Rebecca, my mom and me
We are so happy for Mike and Susie and grateful to witness such a special moment for them.
I have my very own work space now, well half of a work space. Shane and I now have a place to house all of our crafty stuff, yea! I have been wanting space like this for a while and I think it turned out cute. Still more to do, like a curtain and other oganization stuff and a couple things on the wall, but I am happy. It's funny how something this can make you so happy. I don't if it the organizational factor or that it's different and creative. Maybe both.