Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tire Trouble

I won't ignore this message again...a flat tire kept me in Portland late Tuesday evening...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011


The kids have discovered a new favorite toy! They play with these battling tops for hours on end. The tops each have interchangeable pieces, so the possibilities are endless & they are constantly trying to find the winning combination. FUN!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


The weather has been so erratic this week, snowing, raining, melting...our roofline shows the results...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Suddenly attentive horses...

They were so excited to see us arrive with that load of hay yesterday afternoon!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Welcome Sight

We got well over a foot of snow today...but, unfortunately, our plow broke. Finally, late this afternoon it was fixed. Now we can get ourselves plowed out!

Monday, January 10, 2011


My little sister is having a baby in faraway Nashville, Tennessee. Obviously, we were unable to attend her baby shower, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we were able to almost be there...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Neice's Birthday Cake

My sister-in-law makes the BEST cakes. Yesterday, for my neice's birthday, she used those gorgeous roses to decorate it, which looked incredibly beautiful. And it tasted as good as it looked...delicious!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Rose in Winter

Today we celebrated my neice's 11th birthday. Her father (my brother) got her a dozen of these beautiful roses...I just had to photograph them!
It's taken a while, but I've finally put together a book from this blog!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Favorite Cat

AlyCat, overlooking the snowball fight on Sunday, from the relative safety of the deck. She was not a happy girl, but she refused to run & hide like Rusty...

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Yesterday's family party included a huge snowball fight...5 men vs. 12 kids. It ended in a draw...or rather, I told them when it was over & it was time to go back indoors. ;-) Everyone got completely covered in cold, wet snow...but they had a great time!!