Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Snow Day Pictures!

The phone call came at 6:05 a.m....the automated recording letting us know that the kids school is having a snow day. I looked out the window and saw that the street wasn't even covered in snow the plow must have gone by. But then two hours later when the neighbor called the snow was coming down like big puffs of down, it looked like feathers falling straight down from the sky. I took these pictures of Paige and Megan looking out Paige's bedroom window. Paige made the big snowflakes at school this week. They are little works of art.

It's not the blizzard of 78, but we did get a bit of snow and last night we had snow-ice-snow-ice so it was lots of fun to shovel. I had to break the ice up with the straight edge shovel and chop it up so Mike could use the snow blower. It was loads of work.

Megan and Ayva looking like cute little snow bunnies.

Megan stayed at Sam's to play with him and Ayva while Paige and I took Rebel on a hike in the snow.

Paige found some big icicles.

Rebel was thrilled to see his best buddy Jim.
I know the photo is a little blurry but they were not stopping to pose.

Megan's chunk of ice and her icicle.

Paige and her pup having a snuggle.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fridge Happenings......

The long shot....I guess the kids need to update their artwork. Those are drawings of Oliver and Jasper the elf...they went back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

The close up of our magnet collection...of all the cool/interesting/fun places we've been. I collect magnets..they are cheaper than t-shirts and they last longer.

The side that faces the the photo of Pop-pop and Rowdy..taken on the front porch of our first house, Grandma and her amaryllis makes me smile too. I used to have a lot more photos in clear frames...but Mike hates clutter on the fridge so this is our almost happy medium.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Q) When was the last time you went sledding?
We went yesterday (1/20/09)

Paige and Megan had the day off school (teacher work day) and I figured we would be able to watch the inauguration over and over again on the internet and news so we bundled up and headed for the sledding hill. At first we had the place pretty much to ourselves. There was another group of about 6 people when we showed up. Then they left after we were there for about 45 minutes. We had the place to ourselves for a while then after noon it started getting a little more crowded but not to a point where it was dangerous.
Megan above as the" fearless flier"!

Paige above getting ready for take off...note the red sled at the bottom of the hill...Megan is laying underneath it. She was fine she likes to try and crash at the end of the hill. Has a little daredevil in her. Wonder where she gets that at?

Those are my feet and I am taking the pictures as Megan and I are heading down the slope. In the next photo we are starting to turn around....

and now Megan is facing down hill and I am riding backwards. The same thing happens when we are riding on a two person tube at the water slides I always end up going down the hill backward.

After I got this cute shot of them toting their sleds up the hill I told them I didn't think it was a great idea to walk on the straw bales. They agreed that a twisted ankle would not add to their sledding fun. They are smart girls and if you point out a danger they will listen.

This little red sled could really fly and they still both fit on it.
Below is a reenactment of the landing, emphasis on "acting".

I love the shot above. You look at it as it just cries "teamwork", well about halfway up the hill Paige starts hollering at Megan to stop pushing her.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Grab it & Do it!

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Monday, January 12, 2009

Paige's time line

Paige working on her homework. She has to make a time line for her life events. Notice in the first shot that she has her tongue sticking out the corner of her mouth. She must have been concentrating.