Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Snow in England!

So yesterday we had our first snow fall here in England!!! It was very pretty, its been very cold....today it was 18 when driving to work...didn't get past 25 all day...tonight we have a low of 14...Man I kind of feel like im back in Alaska haha!!! Just with a lot less snow! The snow is still around...having a couple day break from it and it will snow the rest of the weekend....So the roads were pretty icy...What I really hate....when people ride right on your bumper....ugh..gets on my nerves...especially in these road conditions!Anyways..the girls love the snow!! Its kind of their first one that they will remember!! So that is really exciting for them!!
 
 
 
This was first thing at about 6 am..
 
 
Yep! They had to check it out before we left to head to work lol!!
 
 
When we got home they were dying to go make snow angels on the little bit of snow...it snowed more that night so now we have more! Audrey was excited!!
 
 
So was Addisyn!!! Until their hands got too cold!
 
 
Love the snow!! Really feels like winter now!

Taste of a Rainbow

So we had the girls birthday party today!! They really enjoyed it!! I thought of a theme and thought it turned out really cute!! Rainbow theme!!! We had a really great turn out and several friends that came to celebrate Addisyn and Audrey's 4th birthday!! My oh my that sounds strange that they are 4 years old already...I cannot believe how fast the time goes by!!! They need to slow down because Dave and I are definitely not ready for their teenage years!!

Ok these are a bit out of order! But im sure you can figure it out!! ha

I had a sand art activity for the kiddos to do for other entertainment other than the bouncy castle!! I wasn't really sure how it would be, but it actually turned out to be a really big hit!!! I got all the different colors of the rainbow in sand...bought some mini sand art bottles...and the kids went after it!!! They LOVED IT!

 
Addisyn concentrating on getting the sand in the bottle...they would layer the different colors to make it look rainbow!
 
 
Audrey did about 3 of them haha! One little girl showed up late and I had to pour one of Audrey's out cause she had so many lol!!
 
 
And of course the bouncy castle!! Always a big hit!!
 
 
Audrey!!!
 
 
Addisyn!!!
 
 
Their awesome rainbow cake!! I found someone that was trying to get her name out there since she just recently moved here..She told me all she wanted was for me to refer her to people!!! I tried paying her and she said no!! If you like my cake then tell people about me! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!
 
 
It turned out perfect!! Rainbow layered cake!! Everyone really enjoyed it!
 
 
Of course, a rainbow pinata!!! Everyone loved this!!! It took a while to break it..Dave had to help a bit!!  Addisyn could have swatted at it all day haha!! she laughed the entire time she hit it lol!
 
 
Audrey hit it once and got scared of it for some reason..but after everyone else started at it she had no problems swinging at it!
 
 
Make a wish birthday girls!!!!
 
I also had different colored bowls on the table filled with skittles!!! Taste the rainbow!!!
 
Man still can't believe they are 4! I think next year we may do a skating rink party!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bury St. Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Bury St. Edmunds was having a Christmas Fayre. We decided last minute to go and take the girls because they had some small carnival rides!! They loved it! It was a bit chilly outside, so we rode some rides, walked around for a bit, grabbed a latte from Starbucks, then headed to dinner! We ate at this place called Nandos!! Really good and have some very yummy whole chicken that you can order!! Super delish!

 
Addisyn On the way to Bury

 
Audrey!

 
Had to get a shot of everyone in the car lol!


 
their first ride!! They had so much fun and giggle the entire time it went around and up high!

 
Merry-Go-Round!

 
They made me sit on the horse with Addisyn..no standing allowed on this one!

 
Everyone loves the tea cups!!

 
The Abbey Gardens

 
Dave and I while we waited for the girls to get done riding the tea cups!


 
One of the streets in Bury

 
Audrey had to shut her eyes lol!! Flash must have been too bright!

 
Bury St. Edmunds Post Office! Thought it was cool building!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving

We had a pretty good Thanksgiving besides the fact that we weren't with our family. But we have some pretty great friends here that we have made and had a wonderful day! We hosted it at our house this year! What was on our menu you ask? Well, we had roasted stuffed turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, candied yams with marshmellows, carmelized butternut squash (turned out so yummy), green bean casserole, stuffing, cornbread casserole, develed eggs, cranberries and rolls! We had a feast!! Then everyone was so full to even eat dessert haha! We had pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, chocolate pudding pie, pumpkin rolls, and pecan pie!

The girls of course had a great time playing with their friend Noah and Aiden and Amelia!! There room was of course trashed, but as long as they had fun I guess haha!

I put our Christmas tree up last week but didn't decorate it. So this morning the girls and I decorated it!! Dave is asleep because he had to work, so he missed out...but he is going to hang our outside lights this weekend!! The girls helped a lot this year and they hung all of the ornaments on the bottom of the tree. Now if I can just keep the kitties out of our tree we will be all good haha..the black one (Tux) seems to climb up the middle of the tree and sit there haha..she didnt do that until I put the lights on it. Gotta figure something out!

We have this weekend off, but unfortunately Dave has to work. He went to work last night all stuffed with Turkey and he works tonight and tomorrow night as well. So he spends his days sleeping while we are awake...and let me tell you trying to keep the girls quiet so he can sleep is a real chore!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We really missed being with our family. Just glad we have met wonderful people to celebrate the holidays with! We are all in the same boat being so far away!! Maybe next year we can fly back to the states for Christmas if we save enough money for 4 plane tickets! We shall see...

 
Helping Daddy make the stuffing for the turkey!

 
All of our yummy food! Buffet style!

 
The gang...Don't mind the drawn in girl haha!! Nadia was taking the picture so Kristen drew her in haha!! So funny!


Our Tree

 
Oh and last weekend we got Dave a car that he can drive to and from work. Its getting cold out and the roads have aleady been icy a few times. So this car is in pretty good condition for the year! Its a 1995 with 114K miles on it! Not too bad!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Halloween 2012

A bit behind! But better late than never!!! Anyways, Halloween on base over here in England is really big!! I mean CROWDED!!! Like people will park in your driveway if they see no vehicle haha!! I have never seen so many people trick-or-treating before..it was crazy!! Everyone that lives off base, comes on base for Halloween. They even let the British on..I felt like I was in a big city, walking down the alleyways, shoulder to shoulder almost. There are so many people that everyone runs out of candy about 20 minutes into the 2 hour slot they have. They had fun, it was very cold and windy out...so after about 30 min or so they wanted to go home.

This year the girls really understood what to do!! So exciting!! Which means from here on out, all of the holidays are going to be soooo much fun!! Can't wait for Christmas to see their faces!!

 
Addisyn...(Strawberry Shortcake) and Audrey....(Olivia the pig!)
They picked out their costumes..they were so excited and its all they talked about ha!! They were so cute!!
 
And look how tall Audrey is getting!! She is just about grown out of her 4T shirts and is needing to go up to 5T. Our babies are not babies anymore :( They grow to fast!
 
Addisyn is not too far off!! She is finally getting heavier and I think its because she is getting taller as well!! They need to stop growing!
But don't they look cute???!!!???!!

 
This is them with their friend Noah! He was the red powerranger. They really enjoy playing with him!! We are friends with his parents and it just works out that he is about the same age as the girls!! Noah is 4 1/2!!
 
Which reminds me, the girls are turning 4 in less than 2 months...Holy moly, where has the time gone!!! I am in the process of deciding what to do! They have a community center here that does packages..includes a bouncy castle..which they love, 2 large pizzas and some juice boxes for the kiddos....for 3 hours...they set it up and clean it up!! Works for me cause all we have to do is just show up!!! Don't mind if we do!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our House

Well I finally have had time to take some pictures while the house is clean and sit down and do this blog of our house!!! I know some of you wanted to see the inside of our house!! I think its pretty cozy!!! So I hope you enjoy!!!

 
Dining area...Pretty good sized space! Im glad though cause we have a big table!

 
Living area looking from dining area

 
Looking in from the Kitchen

 
Entry way

 
Kitchen

 
Guest bedroom...not too bad.

 
Our master room....kingsized furniture fit in there!

 
girls room looking in from the door

 
Other side....pretty decent sized room!

 
Girls bathroom

 
other side!!
 
 
Now that we are finally settled, I am glad to be able to come home and relax without having to worry about unpacking something!!! There are still some things that arent in its place, but it will eventually go somewhere or just stay in the box its in ha!! Anywho, until next time!! Just thought I would share a tour of the home!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Stonehenge and Bath

So we decided to finally venture out of the base area and take a roadtrip! We went to Stonehenge and Bath!!! Both places are very beatuiful and have a lot of history!! We drove about 3 hours to Stonehenge, walked the path around the rocks and just enjoyed our short time there!! After that we headed to Bath, United Kingdom!! What a beautiful part of England!! All of the old architecture was amazing!! We ate dinner, and walked around. Everything closes in England at 5pm besides pubs and restaurants. So we just kind of walked our dinner off! Very pretty city or town! haha!! Anywho, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express! It was nice, kind of small, but expected here in England! Today we got to go visit the Roman Baths! Pretty neat!! It rained or misted all day long so we were all wet..we were suppose to take family pictures there in Bath, but it rained!! Oh well...But we went with our neighbors and had an awesome time! So here are some of the pictures we took!!






 
They can be so sweet sometimes!



 
Our "huge" hotel room haha!!

 
A display of Old sewing machines!! Pretty cool!

 
Us in front of the Bath Abbey

 
Entrance of the Roman Baths


 
Very pretty...view of the Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths






 
Was a very neat and beautiful place to go!!! Had a fantastic time!!