Grandma D's 70th Birthday
Tara and her siblings flew out to Utah and surprised her mom for her 70th birthday.
Aria and her friend Alicia were the "Candy Girls" in All That Dance's version of the Nutcracker.
Aria's guinea pigs
Many years ago we took a picture of Aria dressed up as a cheerleader for Oregon. Finally, after much pleading, we were able to get Nova to wear the same outfit. She looks great!
Aria and Zade said they wanted to join Tara and I in running the turkey trot this year. To keep the distance manageable for them, we all ran the 2 mile race. They both did very well.
Zade was particularly pleased with her performance, as shown below.
For Thanksgiving this year we volunteered to help out at the Eugene Mission. We served food to the homeless, and afterwards we took the kids to see Frozen 2.
Festival of Trees
Tara took the kids to see the festival of trees at Valley River. In addition to seeing a bunch of beautiful decorated trees, the kids really liked the decorated gingerbread houses. They inspired the kids to build their own.
Here are the cool houses the kids made.
Here's the lovely tree we picked out for this Christmas.