Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Candle Jars full of snow!

Here are some candle jars after the snowfall.

Tombstones in the snow

Chris setup some tombstones in the backyard as the snow started to fall the 2nd time. This is what they looked like after a day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Now that is snow!

Ok, so we thought it was cool when it first snowed and we took some fun pictures. And Calvin and Hobbes do look cool with a bit of snow around them but this was too much. They don't look so cool when you can barely see them!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow at the Davis'

Some pictures of the house during the recent snowfall.

Spider gates

Standing Stones

Snow on the skull candles

Snow on the gargoyle

Snow on a rose


I know, a little bit of snow and us NW people get all stupid.

Monday, December 15, 2008


We always like it when it snows when we have the Calvin and Hobbes stuff up. The snowmen look so much better in snow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We were in the Umbrella Parade

Milwaukie does a small umbrella parade as a prelude to lighting the city hall Christmas tree. People decorate their umbrellas and march along the street towards the city hall. The HS Band performed and people sang carols. Chris' mom joined us along with some of our friends and their kids. We wore our Halloween hats and coats and decorated our black umbrellas. We had fun.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Frog (fog) Juice

Changed fog juice this year. Went to place my usual order at the Froggy's Fog Juice vendor table at HAuntCon last year and they introduced me to "swamp juice" - I used to get their standard product, which is way better than that crap they sell retail.

He said it would hang to the ground better and was much thicker. I worried a bit about that since I am on a very busy street and the day my display causes an accident, that will be my last year.

We used it this year and it was perfect. Along with the new fog chiller (when working) did a great job of keeping the fog low and rolling down the hill - creepy! Oh, that is when the timer for the fog machine worked :) I think we have that problem solved now too. (It is always something:)

The extra added bonus - that was noticed by a few people was the Sinister Scents fog juice additive. We mix Gothic and Rainforest together to get our graveyard smell.

All good, except for Froggy's - because the fog was so good, I only used half of what I usually do. So I won't need to buy any this year. But I have to stop by and talk to Adam and Chris about Washington Cabernet's...and frogs of course.

Details, details, details.