Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Name-Draw Gift Exchange Was Great!

Dear Tyson --

I have received some beautiful necklaces in my time, but none is more precious to me than the one that you gave to me. Thank you, honey, I'll keep it always.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Thank you, Cody!

Kinda a funny way to "send" a thank you note... But I mean it! It was so fun to do the name draw this year and be thinking about the person you had. And to get phone calls from others for ideas...! It was a very Christmas-y thing to do, and I, for one, think it was a huge success! Furthermore, I make a motion to do it again next year.

So, thank so much, Cody, for the cool necklaces! You did a great job picking them out! I know I'll get lots of use out of them. It was good to see you at Starbucks the other day, too. Nice of you to drop in just to see me! ;)

Love you.

Love, Cass

Friday, December 23, 2005


for a White Christmas, can't I? I decided I'm going to go in and watch my favorite Christmas movie...White Christmas (previous gift received from the Brock clan) This will make my week better. Sisters, sisters.......I feel better already.....We'll follow the old man where ever he wants to go.....that's it, I'm getting there......Feliz Navidad...........whew, I made it. (I know that last song is not in White Christmas, I wasn't born yesterday ya know)

Jake is still feeling lousy...trying to make him better.

Hoping to see as many of you as possible in the next week or so. MERRY CHRISTMAS, love you all....

Sunday, December 18, 2005

*Christmas Fun @ Granny & Pa's*

Happy 1st Christmas together, Wes & Jen! We love you! <3

"Don't mess with the aardvark - he's got nothin' to lose!"

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Click here to read his latest, hilarious Christmas post! You can't miss it!

Seth's Blog

Old and New Memories

I'm sure looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday. I love this time of year! My mind fills with memories of past Christmases, and all of the fun we've had together. I couldn't be more grateful than I already am for all of you. I love you dearly, and each one is so very special.

We're all going to miss Peek-Eye deeply this Christmas. He loved the Season so much. When we were little, Rick, Becky, and I could hardly settle down on Christmas Eve. And we knew that we didn't dare get up in the morning until Granny and Grandpa drove into our driveway. They would pull in around 5:30 or 6:00, and they would sit in the truck until they saw any signs of stirring in the house. I always heard them when they came, because I don't think that I ever slept on Christmas Eve. I would go to the door and let them in, and then our Christmas could begin! I've never known a Christmas without my Grandpa, except this one. But, the memories I have will stay with me always.

Let's make some new memories, too, this year! Let the festivities begin!

Your loving aunt...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


24 today? Can't believe it. My little "Coca Cola Cowboy" is not so little anymore. What a great compliment you are to our entire family Cody, we love you and are so proud of the man you have become. Hope you have a great day today. See you this weekend.



Monday, December 05, 2005

Christmas Gift Exchange-Logistics

Feliz Navidad!!!
(Okay, no making fun of the spelling, even though I'm fluent in Spanish, sometimes the spelling throws me)

Thanks Cass for setting us all up with names. We will have fun with this. Okay, we all know that Christmas/Holiday time is busy and as our families grow, we all get, rather than try and plan a date near Christmas where we can exchange our name draw presents, we are all on our own and will make sure that we get each others gifts delivered the best way we can. So, mail them, drop by with them or since we know Nan and Pa are having all of us over for a get together on Saturday, the 17th, plan on delivering your gifts then (no opening, just delivering).

Each of us will open our name draw gifts on Christmas morning in our own homes or where ever we are celebrating with our families. Then we can send thank you's or use this blog for thank you's, I vote for sharing what we all got on this wonderful blog.

I'm sure some of you have gotten names and you don't have a clue what to get for them....right? Well, for those of you that need hints from our household, our phone number is 503.396.5040. Since our kids still share their Christmas wish lists with us, we can probably help you out with some ideas.

And let's remember, making and creating gifts is a wonderful thing. I'm sure none of my family would want me to make them something as I have as much artistic talent as a flea...ha, but I happen to know that we have some great talent in this family, don't be afraid to use it. I personally would like nothing better.

p.s. For those of you who may remember my first ever "spa" experience, today is my one year anniversary. I haven't gotten the nerve to give it another try yet, maybe another year must go by. I do know that if I ever get the nerve I will not be having a "deep cleansing facial". And, I will not make the "skirt" mistake again.... ha...thought you all might enjoy the reminder.

p.p.s. I noticed the Sethism on Seth's blog.....Jingle Bells Batman smells.....................Gotta love it, thanks for the memories Seth.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

And they're off!

Your "secret Santa" notes have been mailed. Be watching for them in a mailbox near you! Just for clarification, they are sent as "to / from" gift tags. The giver's name will be in the FROM and the person you get to shop for this Christmas is the TO. Needing any clarification? Just let me know! Bye for now and happy shopping! Don't's absolutely allowed to ask close family members for ideas on what the receiver might need, want, or like. Have fun! HO HO HO!