Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tis the season

Chase and I could not wait for school to be over, and we are taking full advantage of our Christmas break. We have been in Denver for almost a week and its so nice to be on vacation.

Before we left Portland though, we did get a Christmas tree. There are tree farms all around where we live, and you can cut your own Christmas tree. Unfortunately, with finals going on we didn't have enough time to decorate it.

So far in Denver we have had a lot of fun. Its nice to be home for a little bit and see my parents. Also, we can't believe how nice the weather has been here. We went to the Broncos vs Raiders football game and it was in the upper 50s. Last year when we went it was seriously so cold! Anyway, we had so much fun at the game. Kenny worked his magic like always, and got us invites to the Comcast tailgate party! They had free food, drinks and a band playing. After the great food we headed into the game. Our seats were in the 33 row on the 50 yard line! Of course the Broncos blew it in the last seconds of the game, but being there was so much fun!

Me and Chase during the game.

Chase, Me, Mom and Dad before the game!

Santa Parachuted onto the field

Kenny and Chase enjoying all the free food!

We still have another week before we go back to Portland, and have a lot that we want to do here. We can't wait for Christmas to see the rest of the fam damily, and excited to relax for a while longer!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving Week!

We had a great Thanksgiving with the whole Gentry Family. Everyone made the trek up to Portland and stayed for almost a week. Each day was booked with plans to keep us busy. We went ice skating, took the light rail downtown to the mall, saw zoo lights, hiked to a couple waterfalls, and of course, the girls went to New Moon. Most importantly Garrison was baptized on Saturday and the whole family was able be there!

For Thanksgiving dinner we went up to Silver Falls in Salem. We ate dinner in a cabin in the woods. It was so pretty and cozy! Around Silver Falls park there are 10 waterfalls in a 10 mile radius. We hiked to one and definitely want to go back in the summer and hike to the rest of them.

We also took family photos and I thought this one was really cute of all the kids. We had so much fun with everyone this last week and so happy that they all could make it up here. Hopefully we can all get together again soon!