Friday, January 3, 2014

Test post

Learning to post from my iPad.






Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Dog and her Bone

Ugh... Annie picked this up out on the trail on our walk today. At first we thought it was a stick but after she kept walking and walking with it and refused to put it down (she is not normally interested in sticks) we looked closer. It is a bone. I guess it is a leg bone - it has a joint that looks like a knee and a knob that looks like a pelvic or hip bone. Ugh... We finally convinced her that she could not bring this home even though she thought is was an excellent treasure. I keep shuddering just thinking about it. I guess it is a deer bone. We have seen a big group of 12 -15 deer out behind our house all winter and of course, lots of coyotes. Last night there was a long howling session by a coyote at about 2 am - not sure if this bone is that fresh or not. Ugh... more shuddering on my part.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Deck Furniture Arrived Today

Lower Level

We have two rocking chairs.





We have two lounge chairs - perhaps we need a couple more.  :-) 

Upper Level

We also have two more chairs that can go around this large table.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We Have a New Deck!

We have a new deck and a new concrete pad - finally! These things always take so long but it is very nice. I can now begin to envision all of the meals we will eat out there, the books that we will read out there and the conversations we will have out there. Ahh...it should be a nice place to relax. (Well, okay, we can relax after we go buy some furniture and maybe some planters and repair the grass that was killed during construction.) We all really like it - especially the dog. :-)












Monday, July 18, 2011

Then and Now

Then
Abby, Anna and Rachel - December 2002. They were 2 1/2.

Now
Abby, Anna and Rachel - July 2011. They are 11.


What a difference a few years makes!

Abby, Anna and Rachel loved to play together when they were little. Anna moved away soon after the "Then" picture was taken. We haven't seen them in years. We had a reunion today because Anna was in town for a wedding. We had a great time and hope that it isn't 9 years before we see each other again.

Visit with Mom and Dad









School Supply Shopping


I gathered up the troops (Karl, Mom and Dad - Abby was at basketball camp) and went shopping for the school supplies for my 1st grade crew. This was the fastest I have ever done this job ever! Thanks guys for all of your help!