Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Shoveling snow ain't easy....

and if you have the wrong equipment, darn near impossible I would say!
That is a pretty narrow garden shovel.
Yes!!! That is a garden rake you see. No! Do not adjust your screens. He is shoveling snow with a garden rake. How you ask???
Like that!
and that!
We like our snow to line up in neat little rows
before we drive over it!
Let's take a look again!!!
Narrow garden shovel
Garden rake!
Who knew????
This is what a snow shovel will do for you!
You can actually see the sidewalk!
This is what a narrow garden shovel and a garden rake will do
At least they gave up with this one.....
Yes!!! That is a leaf rake you see. No! Don't adjust your screens.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The joys of the internet!!!!

Technology is a wonderful thing!!! I was able to spend Christmas and will be spending New Years with my mother. I have been able to teach her a bit more on how to get around on her computer. She is feeling a bit more confident as is her husband. He was finally able to use IM and speak to his mother and father whom he has not seen in a number of years via web cam.

It was a wonderful gift on Christmas morning. He also met a few neices and nephews whom he has only seen in pictures before. It was wonderful to be a part of that family reunion.
And not to be outdone (wink), my mom had her own reunion with our family in Ecuador (granted it has only been a few months since we last saw them).
psst!! That is not your screen that needs cleaning, but mine!!!
Gotta love technology!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

House Bound

and no way of getting out!!!
Under those circumstances we did what any normal family would do.......

We played Lips!
We got into character with the Transformers!
We played board games!
We surfed the net!!!!

We napped!!!!
And we watched more and more and more snow cover every inch of our neighborhood!
Candy canes and Legos a plenty!!!
We watched a lot of movies!!!
just to name a few....
We even danced when we saw the rain this morning!!!!
We also ate enough to feed a small country for a few years but we won't talk about that.......
How do you spend your time when you are home bound???

Monday, December 22, 2008

As of Sunday 5:30PM

Of course it snowed more since then.....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Send Help Quick!!!

The snow has overtaken us!!!
There use to be 4 rows of blocks here!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


We got snow last night!
And it is still coming down this morning.
My strawberry plants are somewhere in that far corner. Will they survive? The spinach is under there too along with some carrots and onions!!!!
The kids have declared a snow day (even though I haven't). Just you wait until they come back inside!!!
Where is he going????
Last night, as Papa turned down our street to come up our little hill, he saw cars stuck in the middle of the road. I went out to inspect and sure enough a bunch of neighbors were pulled over to the side of the road because they couldn't make it up (at least 8). One was stuck smack dab in the middle. Another family and the Peeps helped them out by pushing them to the side. It was hard work. Luckily Papa's car is all wheel drive and was able to handle the snow/ice mix.
Enjoying the snow! Oh, to be a kid again and not feel the bitter cold and icy wetness......
What use to be the front yard!
The little peeps are out there with friends playing in the snow. I love that I don't have to be out there with them. I can see them right from my window and my warm desk.
So what are you doing today??? We are staying home!