Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 2

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

"Riveting...an exceptional portrait...
So haunting and so beautifully written (that) those who fall under its spell
will never again feel the same way about World War II
and one of its previously unsung heroes."
- The Columbus Dispatch

I don't do a lot of reading these days, but this book...I couldn't put it down.
How blesses we truly are, living in peace,
having everything we need and want.
An eye opener, this book...

(I saw it at the Superstore this week...and it's 40% off too.
It's got a different cover though, so look for the title.)

December 1

Eek!!  Excersaucer time already!!
Can't believe he's ready for this.

Look-a-likes?  Yes?  No?
Guess who...

November 30

Soaking it all in...

November 29

"Look Mom, cucumber eyes!!"

November 28

November 27

Oh, for the love of Lego...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 26

Someone is lucky to have 3 big brothers :)
Can't believe that littlest brother is 4 months old already.

November 25

Plunked Linden on the couch for a minute...
and came back to find this.

November 24

Wow, how 'sneaky' you are!
Standing right on top of the birdfeeder,
waiting for his first meal of the day.
Glad to report that he left with empty talons,
but not for lack of trying, mind you.

November 23

It's a keeper :)
Love where Reuben drew Linden.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22

Completely blown away by the rainbow this afternoon.
Can't believe how you can see all the raindrops in the picture. 

And here's another one.
Simply stunning...

November 21

Oh, I am so in love...
...in a puddle on the ground...

November 20

Who needs candles?
Just light up a crayon :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19

Gingerbread men...
Get yours at the Mission Sale on Saturday,
or if you can't wait that long...
I will sell you some :)
$1 each,  all the $$ goes to the Sale

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18

Don't let that face fool you, he's definitely on the naughty list.
I can handle getting up once a night,
but this every 2 hour business he's been pulling this past week...
uh uh uh...

November 17

Listening attentively to big brother...

November 16

Annual 'Gourmet' Evening
Always anticipated...
Always enjoyed...
Always fun...
Always delicious...
Always safe :)...
Always thankful for wonderful hosts...

November 15

Dustin being invested into Boy Scouts.

November 14

Investigating how kitties drink.

November 13

Challenging Mom over one meatball.

November 12

Hit...and sunk...

November 11

Remembrance Day 2014
Lest We Forget...

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10

No way, no how, could I convince these three to come for a walk after school today.
Going fishing is WAY more fun in their opinion.
Within 5 minutes of coming home, they were out the door again,
heading down the road to the ol' fishin' hole.

November 9

Every night, without fail, doesn't matter how late it is,
he looks in a book before going to sleep...with his flashlight :)

I had to laugh when he asked me,
"Why does this guy have whispers, Mom?"
Um, you mean whiskers??

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 8

November 7

November 6

I was all prepared for the stormy weather,
certain the power would be knocked out...
but alas, I had to turn the lights out and pretend :)

November 5

Cooler weather means trying out new recipes.

November 4

For you Ang...
a stone face ;)

November 3

November and the geraniums are as beautiful as ever.

November 2

A couple more shots of Rich and Dustin's quadding adventure.

November 1

One of the many beautiful views from a quadding adventure
Rich and Dustin went on up in the mountains.
First of November and look at the brilliant colors!
Hmmm....a little bit envious was I maybe??

October 31

And this may be the reason why the kitty is always in the house.

October 30

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29

Oblivious to the fact that something is 'reading along'.

October 28

The weather is definitely changing....
It's getting colder...
The days are getting shorter...
The rainy days are more, ah, rainy and wet...

October 27

It's a keeper...
Not bad for a 6 year old, huh?

October 26

Getting sick of baby pics yet?

October 25

Meet Pepsi...
Jo's birthday kitty for her friend.

October 24

Big brothers are the best play mates.

October 23

Love this...

October 22

It's that time of year again...
It's getting busy at the feeder.

October 21

So exciting to get fun stuff in the mail.
Thank you XXX and XXX jr...you know who you are :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20

'Bessie', as we've named her, seems to be the luckiest cow in the neighborhood.
The entire pasture to herself, what more could she want?
She's always quite interested in us when we go past,
sometimes eating a handful of clover that's offered,
sometimes following us all way way along the fenceline,
sometimes just listening to our chatter as we go past.

October 19

Late afternoon walks/bike rides are the BEST...

October 18

Another weekend, another scout event...
This time is was Apple Day.

October 17

I did a double take when I looked out the kitchen window
to see this guy sitting on the railing 10ft away...
scoping out my bird feeder for a tasty lunch.