Saturday, January 12, 2008

More Winter

Just when we thought we weren't really going to have much snow this year, it snowed enough to close school for one day and delay for two hours the next day. The first morning we got a call at 4:30 that school would be delayed 2 hours, than at 6:30 another call that school was cancelled for the day. Those 4:30 calls are really annoying. It was only about 3 inches at our house, but Nancy had a lot more. That afternoon we had the prettiest monster flakes I've ever seen. It was hard to work while it was so pretty outside.
Katy and Marcus went to work out the other day so Ryder stayed with us. He got to try out our newest toy and he loved it. The mirror is round and makes a pretty good steering wheel. You can really see his cow lick. It splits right in the middle of his hair line. He has had quite a time this fall and winter with a respiratory virus. He is supposed to have surgery next week, but with his cough, it may be postponed again.
We went to the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver with Amy and the kids today. They have a display of life size photos of cockpits over the last 100 years or so that are on loan from the Smithsonian. There were also several interactive activities for the kids including a helicopter model. They were most impressed by the jets flying overhead in the Ikea parking lot. Our legs are completely exhausted. Dylan said he wants to come to Guam with us to see his cousins. He really misses them. They had such a good time last summer.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Winter View

This was our view the morning after Christmas. It started snowing on Christmas which made it perfect. We have been blessed with cold weather, but have been spared from the nasty wind storms that hit the coast and eastern Oregon and Washington. LaGrande had hurricane force winds which rattled Wilma during the night. I'm still getting used to my new camera so these pictures are a little fuzzy. Buttons has a new blanket for the back of the couch.

Catching Up

It has been a long time since I posted. I have included pictures of Amy's injured elbow, Grandpa reading to Jadyn, Jadyn and Dylan playing video games on the laptop and opening Christmas presents at their house. At Mom's I got pictures of Randy's family. Byron was there with his family too, but for some reason, I forgot to get pictures of them before they left. Ashley and Brittany had to work the 26th. I was busy sewing before Christmas. Jadyn saw some doll clothes patterns and put her order in for her birthday.
We finally have our tickets for Guam. It's only a few weeks away and I'm not sure my warm weather clothes still fit. WW has been a challenge. I rejoined nearly a year ago and have managed to gain a couple of pounds.
We are back to the morning schedule at church. We were able to take Buttons for a walk this afternoon. The days are getting longer, too, so walks after work are soon to follow. In the meantime, we can go to the gym.
The pictures of the utility room are to show that I have actually been trying to tackle one area at a time and make them more liveable. I watched Clean House a few times for inspiration and then there were the mice. We trapped four. That really inspires the desire for a cleaner house.