Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cannon Beach Oregon

After Thanksgiving (see post below) we all headed to the ocean to Cannon Beach for the weekend. We stayed at a real cute place the Cannon Beach Inn. The weather was great most days and while it was real cold it was still sunny and clear. We had a blast walking on the beach with Winston. He loved running up and down the beach chasing his ball and looking for clam shells. Once he got a shell in his mouth he would not give it up!!!

Great scenery!! You cant get much better!

Yep, your not getting this shell back, sorry!!!


It may not be warm and tropical, but it's not half bad!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving

Alex's parents flew in for their first ever Thanksgiving this year. We were so excited to share this American holiday with them. We all drove down to Portland to spend the holiday with Joel, Tonya Owen and Charlie and my mom who flew in from LA for the weekend. Joel and Tonya made a fabulous meal and yummy desserts. We had two turkeys cooked two ways, one was roasted traditionally and the other was smoked on Joel's wood chip BBQ...the Traeger!!! Then we had both traditional pumpkin pie and spice cake with cream cheese frosting and coffee toffee bits!!! Ahhh I wish I had saved a piece. So after stuffing ourselves we took part in a Peterson family tradition of decorating a gingerbread house for Christmas. This year we decided to make a contest of it and have the Peterson family decorate one and the Davis family decorate another. We could not find an impartial judge so we thought we would let YOU decided the winner. Take a look at the photos and then on our blog quiz you can vote for your favorite house!!! The winning team gets to eat both houses!!! hahahahahaha!!!

The Peterson team working hard...licking their fingers!!!

The Davis team working very seriously!!

The Davis Gingerbread "Cottage" with "tropical" John and Carole Davis

Peterson Gingerbread house with landing pad on roof for Santa