Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
We picked out our Christmas Tree yesterday. We always get a big (10 - 12 f00t tall) short-needled tree. This year we had to cut the top off a 25 ft tree to find one we liked. It wasn't quite as full as we normally get, but I guess there is more room for ornaments that way. The weather was perfect for cutting a tree (20 degrees, no wind and a little snow). I am glad I had my whole family with to get a tree. I get more requests to get a fake tree each year, but I still love a real one.
We are in the middle of a blizzard! We bought two snowmobiles from Karen's cousin Nathan. Emily thought it would be fun to snowmobile in a blizzard! Alex thought it would be fun too, so the three of us braved the elements. The weathermen say this is the worst blizzard since 1997. When we came in, the temperature was 12 degrees below zero with a wind chill of 35 below. Pretty much everything is cancelled and the kids are hoping the storm lasts long enough to cancel school tomorrow. I have heard we have gotten 15 inches of snow. I don't know how they can measure the snowfall when all the snow doesn't seem to be falling down, but rather flying horizontally.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
It is a little difficult to practice basketball without a basket, so we decided to put in a concrete pad and basketball hoop. Errow had a great idea and we put in a tetherball pole also. What can be more fun than hitting a ball as hard as you can at your friends and siblings.
Sam made his first shot at our new hoop (Alex and Dad made their first shots too). It took quite awhile to get the hoop up as it did not come with all the parts. We did get a pad for the post out of the deal, maybe it will prevent an injury. The kids have really enjoyed the hoop. We still need to get the free throw and 3 point lines painted. One of these days.
Monday, May 26, 2008
The dahlia is the one I gave Karen for Mother's Day. The apple trees are in full bloom and I didn't see a single bee on the trees. It is kind of scary how few bees are around anymore. I hope we get some apples. The tulips are actually my Mom's, and since she is in Alaska visiting Pam I thought she would like to see them.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I found this baby Painted Turtle a couple days ago and I thought the kids would like to see it. Little did I know that Sam and Emily would adopt him/her. They named it Taylor. You can see by the last photo that he has quite a smorgasbord to dine on. His main food now is Turtle Pellets from WalMart. I wonder how long he will hang out with us.