Nort did so well!!!! They don't usually shoot at balloons but the kids had a blast doing it :-)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I find winter in Ohio utterly beautiful, but with a few stipulations:
1) it must be sunny 2) NO snow on the road! (all these pics were taken on our road)
Today the sun honestly TRIED to come out, this picture was taken at 2 in the afternoon, not exactly "bright and sunny" is it? but by-golly the sun was making an attempt!
I have to admit I'd make a miserable amish woman- can you imagine hanging up that much laundry in the winter!?!? It goes all the way from the left side of the pic (the whitesare hard to see) to the roof of the barn. Normally I love to see the laundry flapping in the breeze, but in the winter, it makes me shiver just thinking about it.
These pics are from last summer ~ Just to remind myself why I live here!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Don't worry you don't need to call the shrink, I'm not crazy......just passionate :-) I haven't even gotten any Christmas pics on my blog yet but I did manage to play around with the paint shop a lil. What's more fitting than 'painting' my room with the paint shop program? And I didn't even drip any paint on my clothes :-)
I just wish it was that easy to do a real makeover on the room!!! ok I'm off to get groceries. I don't want to leave my computer but I guess we have to eat something.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Last night my sister and I were flipping thru some pictures on the computer and some adorable ones of Mickey (the hamster) came up, so she wanted to go see him. I was opening the side of the cage and no sooner had she said "How long is that hamster going to live? He's already 2 years old isn't he?" then I reached in to wake him up and realized he was....... DEAD! :-(
(and he hadn't been dead very long) Of course Courtney and Cora walked in that same exact moment. Luckily Courtney was pretty calm about it since we had company over. She's not one for public displays of emotion. So this morning we had a little funeral out in the woods and she made a sign that says "My best friend Mickey the hamster" to mark the spot.
Here's Courtney & Gunner mourning over Mickey after the funeral. Breaks my heart! :-(
This morning, Courtney, Grandma and I went to town and came home with 'Swiss'. Isn't she pretty? We left with plans to find 'Cheddar', a carbon copy of Mickey that Courtney had already named last night. But there were only 2 hamsters at Petco, once grey and one white. So we now have "swiss", because "mozerella" just didn't sound right and we don't know of any grey cheeses. Apparently Courtney was determined to use a cheesey name :-) Marshmellow would be fitting too, IF we were going for sugary food names. Usually new hamsters are nervous about being transported, being in a new place and being handled which equals biting, and sometimes getting sick . But Swiss is adapting beautifully. She's already such a sweetie, who loves coming out to play and doesn't mind being handled at all. what a good girl!
Our other new addition (from a few days ago) is Bubbles the 28cent fish :-) Ozzie "likes" him... A-lot. I'm really hoping there are no more funerals around here any time soon!