Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ice baby

Don't you just love 7 year olds? They're so full of energy and the desire to prove themselves useful. It's a handy way to get a clear sidewalk.
I tried to make a looping slide show that would show Isaac in action on that walk, but I think my free Google Picasa ap' is just not adequate for the job. That's o.k. I still love Picasa. You can live with a measly little movie-ette can't you? 

 The last shot is from this morning.  All that "snow" is actually ice, with maybe a little snow underneath.  My chihuahua was NOT amused.  I, on the other hand, got a good laugh out of the whole thing.  I did not take pictures of the event. Sorry.  :-) 

Today was a late start for school. Since Monday was a teacher workday and we've been out for 2 days due to weather, my kids will get a grand total of 1.5 days of school this week. Next week is going to be a harsh dose of reality for all of us I'm afraid.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Belly Luge

Our beautiful snow received a blanket of ice last night.  It's even prettier now but changes the logistics of sledding a bit.  Apparently, this is more fun.

I added video to yesterday's post so you can see what I mean.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day

Yet another reason we love living next to the church driveway. (see video below)

These snow flakes are real! These are from yesterday and I couldn't get over how much they looked like little cellophane cut-outs of snowflakes. So amazing!

Snow angels. They've mysteriously appeared all over my yard and the parking lot. Hmm....

And EVERYTHING is more fun in the snow! Well.... maybe not swimming. Maybe.
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I've set the boys to builing a snow man in the parking lot while I read a book by the fire.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  :-)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hey, remember Christmas?

Christmas Eve at Church:

Bribes for Santa

Here's what we've been doing since Christmas morning.... pretty much nonstop.  In fact, Isaac was late for school once this week because of it:
We went and saw the National Tree Christmas night.  Boring.  Seriously.  But now we can say we did it.

That's pretty much it.  Nice and quiet. 
 I have to tell you, Hunter looks different already than he did Christmas Day.  The week after Christmas he did another of those freaky growth things where he grew an inch,  his shoulders broadened by about 3 inches and suddenly his stomach is all flat and stuff.  And he's growing a "moustache" (Yes, it's in quotes.  We all know what kind of fuzz I'm talking about)!!  Without my permission!!!  None of it!  I did not give permission for any of this!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

It's Alive!!!

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Third time's a charm, I guess.  We let it run all night and just do it's own thing.  This morning when it wanted all the details of my personal life for registration purposes, Todd sighed.  I offered to do it, it is my computer after all, but Todd said, "Actually, ummm, I was thinking you shouldn't touch it at all until everything's set up."  I laughed out loud.  I also didn't touch it.

We've been spending the day bonding, my computer and I.  Ah how I've missed her.  Now all we have to do is get the fan serviced since it rattles horribly.  I bet they'll take her from me to do it.  :-(

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

There's nothing like starting off the New Year with a (still) broken computer. I know it's a crappy screen shot, but it's pretty indicative of how I feel about the whole mess.
There's nothing like getting this on your screen after waiting through a 5 hour install.... twice... after a 3 day wait for system discs..... after a 4 day wait for a new hard drive. Just in case you can't read it, it says, "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." Sure. Why not?

Other than really wanting to kick my dog, all is well. The kids are driving each other nuts and Todd and I are working extra hard to prevent blood shed. School starts back Monday. Happy sigh. It's good to have a reason to look forward to going back to work, right?

Hope your New Year is peaceful and full of God's wonders ..... and healthy computers.