Wednesday, January 28, 2009

She's Belly Up!

Just a quick little entry to show you how Tika sleeps...

It always puts a smile on my face when she does this. My two shelties are side sleepers who don't like to show their belly, so it seemed unusual to us when Tika came to our house to see a dog sleep like this!

She will flop down like this right in the middle of the floor, so that anyone who is going in and out of the room have to step over her. She doesn't seem to mind though, as she never budges an inch when we do!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tagged By Shannalee..

This is a picture from my 5th file and the 5th picture in that file. This is a picture of the flowers my mom sent me for my birthday three years ago. My birthday is at the beginning of January, and those flowers were such a good boost to my winter blahs! Spring and Fall are my favorite times of year. I love it when the flowers and plants start peaking through the dull winter soil. I love to see the outdoors come alive with plants, animals, and fish (in our pond).

Okay... I'm tagging Melanie!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In a Fog...

Well, it seems we've been living in the fog for a couple of weeks now. I've never seen the fog last this long, it's really strange. I am SO ready for some sunny days!!!

These pictures were taken from the car as we drove east on I-84 from Boise on our way to Lava Hot Springs. It was really pretty because all of the trees were "iced" and so were all of the power lines, fence wires, etc...

Kelly and I celebrated our 12th anniversary on Sunday, and we kind of have this tradition of going to different hot or mineral springs for our anniversary. This year we went to Lava Hot Springs with the kids. They had never been to a hot spring and thought it was pretty cool that the water was so warm and that it came right out of the earth that way.

Other than that things have been pretty routine around here...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Green again...

Brooklyn and Riley
enjoying the loot!!!

Well, Christmas has been and gone and we all had a good one. It was just our little family this year (plus a couple of extra dogs) and it was kind of nice to relax and do things at our own pace.
The kids waited until 8am to wake us up (YES!!!) and then we fed dogs, and proceded to the front room to open presents and to see what Santa brought.
The kids were thrilled with everything they got. Brooklyn got many barbies, a barbie house, and rollerblades, and Riley got a several car race tracks, some art supplies, and rollerblades.
I got a new camera from Kelly and took all of our Christmas pictures with it, and then proceded to erase them ALL! I guess you really should read the manual on those things! :0 So I had to take several pictures of the kids playing with their toys after it was all over...
Meg and Steffi on Christmas morning.... life's rough for them!
We had all that snow and then had a few warm days and now we're back to green (trees and yard)!

I feed the birds all winter and most of them live in the pines that line the side of our house. We get finches, quail, and these really tiny ones during the winter. The finches and other birds will pick the berries from our Hawthorne tree, but the quail like to eat off of the ground, so we buy them some yummy quail food for the winter and toss that down underneath the tree.
I think the weather has been so fickle this year that the birds don't know what to do... we saw a HUGE flock of robins out the other day trying to find what they could in the grass.
School will be starting back for the kids Monday, and we're ALL looking forward to that!!!
It's been a fun, but long two weeks on the break, but the kids are missing their friends, and I am missing how worn out they are after a day at school. :D