Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy (almost) New Year!

This video has been flying around the past couple of days, but I just had to join the bandwagon and share it as well...

Love it--his over-extended chin, her ukulele and all the smiles at the end.  So cute.

Hope you have a safe and happy New Year's!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry (almost) Christmas!

(Clockwise from top left: 1. $1 stockings I picked up from World Market a couple years back; 2. snowman fridge courtesy of my  awesome Grandma; 3. nativity set which was given to me last Christmas; 4. the wreath I made, dropped, broke and remade last weekend).

Just a little Instagram peek at my Christmas decor around Minihouse (which is what I lovingly call the cottage I moved into at the end of October).  Isn't the snowman fridge awesome?  My grandma actually sent it to my five year old niece, but they have a stainless steel/non-magnetic fridge, so I lucked out and claimed it as my own.

My brothers and their families are with the in-laws this year, so we had our Hoffman Family Christmas last night.  And with Christmas music playing in the office today, I think I finally feels like Santa's coming. ;)  But before he does I wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

- Luke 2: 9-12

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I'm a little obsessed...

I'm really behind on my blog reading (and blog posting, and, well, life in general to be honest--it's been a busy couple of months, and my laundry pile is huge). So for those of you that read the same blogs that I do, you may have seen this in the beginning of the month, but I just discovered this gem a couple of hours ago.  And have already watched it SEVERAL times (and the making of video once).

I love me some stop motion.  And jelly beans.  And I may or may not have a soft spot in my heart for sweet singer-songwriter tunes (as long as they aren't to sappy).

This obsession is reminiscent of when Elizabeth first emailed me a link to this video:

Which is awesome in a completely different way.  "Call Your Girlfriend" quickly became a summer anthem/dance party break for Bethany's office staff and is still what we turn to when someone needs a pick me up.

Hope you enjoyed one or both of these.  Happy Wednesday world!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

I'm loving this October tradition with the Trudelles. Breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants, followed by searching for the perfect pumpkin (which, by the way, none of us found this year). Even though we left empty handed, it was still a fun way to spend a Saturday morning!

Later that night Michael and I stopped by Gasworks while on our way to Ballard to run some errands. Seattle is pretty awesome.

Happy fall everyone!

Welcome Home!

The return of the London Hoffmans last weekend meant meeting my nephew for the very first time.  I went to visit about a month before his due date and have been looking forward to meeting him for months.

Introducing Ewan...

Isn't he cute?

Also nieces:

I love my family. It's so nice to have us all on the same continent again. :)