Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Volunteer Instruction

The volunteers are being shown how to use the stopwatches to time each race. The photographer is a professional that was hired to cover the event. I wish that I had had the opportunity to talk to him about photography. After we returned home, I checked out his website and this guy is the real deal - National Geographic, Time Life, etc, and a corporate client list as long as my arm! I hope that my photos are even a fraction as good as his must be!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Long Climb

Here you can see the Scouts carrying their sleds up to the top of the hill - always the hardest part. On the right is the "track" that was packed down by snowmobiles.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lots and lots and lots of snow!!

I'm pausing my coverage of the box sled race, to show you a picture that I took this morning of Daisy - plowing her way through snow that is up over her back! We woke up to almost 30 inches of snow!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cub Scouts Cardboard Box Sled Race

Here come our boys! (And another Scout) They designed and built this sled themselves, and it ran quite well for them. Unfortunately, during their next run, it flipped over, so they didn't get a good enough time to place in the top 4. Oh well. The important part was to have fun and they had that in spades!! Over the next few days I will be showing you a whole bunch of really creative, and sometimes, really fast sleds that the Scouts built themselves...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Box Sled Race

This morning our boys participated in a Cub Scout Box Sled Race in Auburn. It was awesome fun!! For the boys, and as you can see, also for the parents! My husband and another one of the fathers jumped in the boys' sled and took it for a run down the race track, just as soon as the final race had been run! They couldn't wait to get just as snowy as the kids!! Everyone had a wonderful time!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Just take it slow...

Here's another photo from my drive home yesterday afternoon. This looks like a very slippery roller-coaster! It's over a mile to the very bottom of the valley, and then the road immediately starts back up-hill again. Very scary when it's slippery. But, at least it was plowed and sanded by the time I drove on it in the afternoon. When I left for work in the morning, it hadn't been plowed, so there was 6+ inches of snow on it, rutted up by other drivers who had headed to work earlier than me. Thank goodness for front wheel drive and snow tires - we climbed the hill just fine.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A White World

If it didn't make the driving so treacherous, it would be beautiful...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dreaming of summertime...

It's snowing again, so I needed a pick-me-up. This is one of my favorite photos from last summer. Our youngest, up on Kitch, headed off for an adventure with his trusty sidekick, Daisy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


The trees are coated with a layer of frost. It sparkles as the sun comes up and shines on the branches...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Deep Powder

Daisy isn't about to let the snow slow her down! She plows right through it, but it's hard work and I get exhausted just watching her. ;-) For the most part, she stays on our snowshoe trails, where the snow is packed down. However, she finds it hard to resist all the yummy smells off the trail...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Piggie!!

The whole family enjoys spending time with piggie! He's very sweet and loves attention. He especially enjoys having my husband scratch him. Daisy is cleaning his face. ;-) He's kinda filthy in this picture...Can you believe how big he is now?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

My husband brought home a dozen red roses for me, so I thought I would share one of them with you. Aren't they beautiful?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009


3 generations of Scouts in our family. 2 of them, my husband and brother, are Eagle Scouts.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


The good news is that he knows that the camera lady is off-limits...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Here's the only problem with warmer temperatures - they make the snow sticky! Here you can see our youngest, struggling to lift his feet, packed into huge chunks of snow. Fortunately, once he started walking, the clumped up snow fell right off.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hot chocolate, anyone?

Our oldest pours some hot chocolate out of the thermos during a break from snowshoeing yesterday morning....the dogs would like some too!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Unseasonable Temperature

We had some strange weather today! Very, very windy, but it was very warm - in the 40s!! We went snowshoeing first thing this morning, and enjoyed our coffee and hot chocolate down by the waterfall. It was really nice to not have to get all bundled up in our winter gear!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Getting a Basket

I managed to catch our oldest (#3) getting a basket! He got several during the game this morning, and his younger brother got one, but assisted in several others. They played an awesome game - it's amazing to see how much they have improved!!

Friday, February 6, 2009


We took the camera down to the bus stop so that I could take pictures of the snowbanks for the blog. This is my oldest, who is almost 5 feet tall!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday West Paris Daily Photo!

I can't believe that it has been a year since my first post on this blog! It has been so much fun, although at times a challenge, posting a photo every single day. I'm looking forward to year number 2 and hope that you will keep checking up on us to see what we are up to! I truly appreciate all of your comments!! They keep me going....

This evening we drove past the little castle library in the village. It's all lit up for Valentine's Day and looks adorable!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Salty Science

My son pointed out this license plate for me. What do you suppose this person does for a living? Teacher? Scientist? Some of you might be wondering what is all over that car - it's salt! All the cars around here look like this during the winter, and yes, that salt is eating away at the metal. Northern winters are hard on vehicles too...