Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eddie Bauer Holiday Party 2009

Last night we attended our first Eddie Bauer Christmas Party. They had it at the Snoqualmie Ski Resort and it was a really fun night of adventures. There was tons of rain and then snow on the way up so Soren got to learn how to intall chains on our tires. He did great putting them on, but it took us about two hours to get there.

Once we got there we had a really nice time. It was beautiful with the giant Evergreen trees covered in snow. Soren snowboarded with his coworkers and did really well. He was worried about Seattle's snow quality since he has only ever skiied in Utah, but apparently it was great. Easton got to see and touch snow for the first time. He loved it and would have kept touching it for a lot longer than I let him. Once his hand turned red I decided it was time to go inside. He and I watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer with the little kids and watched them make gingerbread houses.

The dinner was yummy, but our favorite part was the hot chocolate bar. I can't believe I had never seen one before, but after you pick up your hot chocolate and whipped cream, you have a table full of toppings to decorate your hot chocolate with. The candy cane peices and M&M's were the best part. So good!

The most difficult part of the night was getting home. While trying unsuccessfully to get out of the parking lot, one of our chains broke. We had to have about 5 guys push us out and then drove pretty slowly down the canyon. It all ended well though and we made it home. (We also returned those chains!)

All in all a very fun night! The car ride up; Eason was a trooper.

Installing chains the first time.

More in the car shots.

Easton covered in snow after we played out in it.

We stayed inside and watched out the window. He was thrilled to just do that.

Dad and boy together.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I haven't posted in a while because.....I've been working on starting up my own business. Things have been very hectic around here, but I am thrilled to announce....

ONE little BELT
Soren and I have begun crafting and selling full-grain leather baby belts. No one else sells them and from what we have found, there is a huge need for them! We discovered that most baby pants come with belt loops, yet no one sells real belts to go in them! Upon dressing Easton as a newborn we realized that his onesie is always tucked into his pants, making an empty waistband very obvious. So to remedy that problem we made him a brown leather belt. We get soooo many comments on it. It really pulls together any outfit and stands out.
One other problem we have run into is that Easton is pretty thin for his height. He currently wears size 12 mo. jeans, but is only really 6 mo. size in the waist. His belt keeps his longer pants up by cinching up the extra waistband.
Easton has yet to begin crawling, but when he does we are sure to be glad for a belt. So many babies start crawling and lose half of their pants as they scoot around. What they really need is a belt that works!
So we are happy to announce that we are and will be selling infant, baby and toddler leather belts. They will be sized to fit anywhere from newborn to 2 years.
Please tell your friends and family. We are really excited to start this new adventure.
Until we get a website, check out our Etsy site and our facebook page.