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30 November 2011

We are thankful for…

Posted by Jenny Hoelter | File under Holidays

Uncles who make cranberry sauce

and donuts,

Walks outside in rain

and wind.

But most of all, for gathering around tables overflowing with sisters and brothers, moms and dads, cousins, grandmas and grampas.

We are a lucky family!

(Thanks to all for the chance to get together–we’ll do it again soon!)






17 November 2011


Posted by Peter Hoelter | File under Photo Gallery

A busy month of travelling, with excursions to Pamelia Lake near Mt. Jefferson, Sunriver with the Hoelters, Union and the Cove Cherry Festival, and the Silver Falls Star Party. Before all of that, we kicked off the month with a memerable canoe camping trip on the Willamette river with friends.

13 November 2011

As promised,

Posted by Jenny Hoelter | File under Activities, Holidays

An Ewok treehouse in Lego! Clearly a geek thoughtful fan’s labor of love. You’ll have to look at Peter’s pictures (coming soo, I promise! – Peter) to see the rest of the Star Wars scenes…

Halloween happened right after we got home. We had two Angry Birds and an angry toddler.

Drew is wearing his angry bird hat (he was designated by Sara as “the blue one”), but completely refused to wear the rest of his outfit. Luckily he is still pretty cute and figured out “trick-or-treat”, so kept up with the big kids for our walk around the neighborhood. The Angry Bird costumes were Owen’s idea, and Sara wholeheartedly agreed. The two of them provided very specific art direction to the project, and I think they were happy with it in the end. At least they were happy with their candy haul, which was substantial. They got 2 FULL-SIZE snickers bars! This is crazy.

Next came Peter’s 39th birthday celebrated with lots of candles and a big cake!

Awww, they are sweet. Drew helped blow out the candles and Owen was photographer. Sara was the sick one on the couch. (We seem to have one with every birthday.)

Now on to leaf-raking and Thanksgiving!