ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2011 

  Christmas Photo Contest - The Reason For The Season   This is probably my favorite of the Christmas decorations at our house... our nativity scene. Gretchen shopped long and hard to get the perfect set. I wanted it to be very simple (because His little family was), but beautiful and elegant. Th...
11/30/2011
  Wordless Wednesday & Christmas Photo Contest:  Nutcrackers Galore!   This is Gretchen's nutcracker collection. She gets a new one (or two) each season of various sizes and she's up to 14 shown here. There are an additional three or four smaller versions on the Christmas tree.  They always remin...
11/30/2011
  Gotta Love The Sparkle Of The Holidays - Christmas Photo Contest   There isn't much about the holidays that I don't love, but one of my favorite parts is... the sparkle. I love twinkling, glittering, shining lights and ornaments. They are simply... magical! This is part of the Christmas tree in...
11/27/2011
  It's A Holiday Storytime & Candy Cane Hunt In Hood River   Little ones will love to ring in the holidays with this special holiday storytime and candy cane hunt at the Hood River Library. Please join us on December 3rd, at 2 p.m. at the library, located at: 502 State Street, Hood River. After t...
11/27/2011
  See Santa In Hood River At The Hood River Hotel  Visit with Santa himself every afternoon from 11 to 3 p.m. December 3rd through the 17th at the Hood River Hotel. Then, while you're there enjoy a fresh, gourmet lunch or dinner, or better yet, check in a for a quick getaway. This year, the Hood ...
11/27/2011
  His Name Says It All... Meet Sweet William     This little guy may be just about the sweetest guy you'll ever meet. Just a baby at only seven weeks old, this tiny chihuahua mix could cuddle all day long. He's also a true puppy and wants to play and play and play. He's a little slow to join the ...
11/26/2011
  Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family To Yours... What Are You Most Thankful For?   As another Thanksgiving rolls around we can't help but find ourselves focusing on what's most important in our lives, what we're most thankful for. For us, that's family, now and forever. No need to even think abou...
11/23/2011
    Ring In The Holidays At Hood River's Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony       It's a tradition in Hood River that is worth joining. Gather with the rest of the Hood River Valley community on Friday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m. for Hood River's annual Holiday Parade along Main Street (Oak S...
11/23/2011
  Christmas Photo Contest - Look What's Under My Christmas Tree!   This is Gretchen's chihuahua, Jessa, settled down under our Christmas tree last Christmas. Maybe it was the plush tree skirt, or the lights above, but it was her favorite spot to hang out through the holidays. At least until the p...
11/23/2011
  Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Thanksgiving Open House Weekend: Nov. 25-27th, 2011   The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers present its annual Thanksgiving Open House Weekend November 25th through 27th.   More than 30 Columbia Gorge wineries in Washington and Oregon host open houses featuring special relea...
11/19/2011
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