Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Lion King

Several years ago when The Lion King came to town, I went with my mother, and absolutely LOVED it! I swore then that if it ever came again I would take Shianne and Hunter (depending his age). So when it came to town this winter, I bought tickets for Shianne and me.

We were very excited - it was our own little "girls day"!

Just as before, it was absolutely amazing! Shianne loved it, and at several points during the show, it brought me to tears - it was so beautiful. Already looking forward to the next time it comes to town, and I'll take Hunter as well.

Our Christmas Tree

One of my favorite times of the year is Christmas and kicking it off by putting up the Christmas tree. We usually do this the day after Thanksgiving. The kids were both gone and Grandmas, and so Brian and I started it without them.
They then decided to come home, which was fine with me because it just didn't feel the same without them, even with the holiday music playing! They helped me finish up by putting on all their special ornaments they've collected and made throughout the years. It turned out beautifully!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Soles Family Thanksgiving

We had Thanksgiving at our house this year, just a small gathering since my sister-in-law and her family went to South Dakota to celebrate with family there.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Brian's Deer

The much anticipated hunting season approached quickly this year, and opening day for archery was 2 days before Thanksgiving. Brian headed out to his friend's property where he had his tree stand set up, and got settled in. An hour after that, he shot the biggest buck of his life, with his bow! The deer was big, and old, so the meat was made into all summer sausage, and the head mount will most likely end up in our family room once it's done later in the summer. Of course, everyone was very excited, and so very proud of Brian!


We went really low key for Halloween this year. We didn't have our annual Halloween party because Halloween first of all. Secondly, we mustered up our own costumes at home, and didn't spend any money at the store. We didn't even buy candy for trick-or-treaters because we weren't planning on being home. Instead we went to my sister-in-law's house and took the kids trick-or-treating down there.

Shianne and her school friend during their class party:

Hunter enjoying a Crispy Creme during his class party:

The cousins:



Still here!

Better late than never, right? I've been Really behind in posting on this blog. Seems like ever since I started my new job, I don't have as much time to get on here and update everyone on our family events. So today, since it's a new year, I'm catching up and vowing to post at least 2 blogs per month. Let's see how I do...