Thursday, January 25, 2007

A walk in the woods

Today I took the kids for a walk in the woods. We have 41 acres of land, a lot of it in woods. I've been waiting for a good day to take the kids out to explore since I haven't seen much of the land myself. It was a perfect day for a walk outdoors, too cold for bugs but warm enough to be comfortable. As we walked around, I couldn't help but reminisce about going on similar walks with my dad and siblings when I was a little girl. The kids had a wonderful time. Paxton was instantly attracted to the creek that runs across our property. What is it with little boys and mud and water? Olivia was impressed that we were able to walk so far into the woods and then find our way home without getting lost. I just couldn't believe how much land we have. It just amazes me to see that we have been blessed with so much. And of course I had to take a picture to memorex the moment.

Do you want a bite of my ice cream cone?

Jody will drag in just about anything. His latest is this giant Edy's ice cream cone. I see big money in our future from this find. {insert giggles here}

Monday, January 22, 2007

A flower girl

A friend from church asked Olivia to be a flower girl for her wedding in March. We are excited. Olivia is already talking about wearing a princess dress. I'm sure there will be pictures to come.

I was once a Young Women's leader for this friend. To see her planning a wedding is surreal. It's endearing seeing young love and all the hopes and dreams it carries. I remember those days so clearly. When nothing matter, only the fact that you were in love. And you knew that love was enough to get you through everything. It would be nice to go back to that naivity in some ways.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Saturday Silly

You know what the doe said as she came out of the woods...

...I'll never do that for three bucks again!

Friday, January 19, 2007

To the parents

Dear Parent,
Do the world a favor and teach your child to eat with their mouth closed. Society will thank you.


The smell is unmistakable. The texture is soft and squishy. The fun is never-ending. I took a little break yesterday and played Play-Doh with the kids. My masterpiece: a puppy.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

This must be how Noah felt

It's raining. It started...well I can't remember when it started...a day ago, last night maybe. It won't stop. It's like the clouds opened up, and there is no end in sight. The culverts are full, the ditches are full, the fields are full of water. It's everywhere. And it isn't supposed to stop anytime soon. They say we may get as much as 8 inches. And the ground is already soaked from rains earlier in the month. I wonder if this is how Noah felt.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Wish you were here

Jody went to bed last night without a word because he was irritated with the kids. I woke up this morning to find hair all over the bathroom sink and clothes piled up on the floor. I went into the kitchen to find that Jody didn’t take the trash with him to work. In the fridge was food leftover from Thanksgiving. I went unto the laundry room to see what condition it was left in. This is what I found:

He didn’t even bother to use a laundry basket.

Is it good to be home?

Maybe you should ask again tomorrow.

Friday, January 5, 2007

How to crack a rib

1. Take an old dude, his daughter and his granddaughter. Pile them on top of a sled and push face first down a snowy hill.

2. Hit large bump on the way down the hill. When the sled finally stops at the bottom of the hill, hold side and moan in pain.

3. Enjoy the long hike up the hill as you are in an excruciating amount of pain. And remember. the ride was totally worth it.