Saturday, May 26, 2007

New resident

Been a long time 'tween posting. Here's the newest member of the Fam: Snapple! We are destined to find our pets in parking lots, it seems. This yearling snapping turtle was headed for neverland in the middle of a crowded Hy-Vee parking lot. We hope to take him from 30% survival chance to a couple years up, and release him in Squaw Creek behind our house. Gosh he's fun to watch, as he chases the guppies around his aquarium domain.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Eleven years young!

A great weekend was had by both Gddtrs, their folks, and a special friend who was also turning eleven! The two princesses (theme of the celebration) had a blast with a pinata, enjoyed the requested-spaghetti dinner plus a crown cake, and fairly DANCED through the weekend! A huge thank you to M for asking us to host the occasion. We love you! Shout-outs to E for winning FIRST at the vball tourney, and good luck at State next weekend. We're so lucky to have you for friends ...

Don't try this at home

Alternative title: IF I HAD A HAMMER

Bottom line is the stove/oven is cleaner than it's ever been. Note to self: "no need to take apart the bleepin' door to do this next time." And yes, I really did use the hammer (with a shim) to get it back together. Duh.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Got firewood?! But no more lilacs ...

Whoa, what a late winter blast. An entire weekend snuggled inside (with ham & bean soup, and a first-run test of french bread in the breadmaker) while Mother Nature culled the deadwood. Bless our neighbor's heart for chainsawing the (11" diameter) big branches across the lane so the plow guy could get through. We lost a big pine in the very-back yard, and just about all our lilacs. These photos don't show much as the snow had buried the big debris.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Won't you be my neighbor?!

Yes, it's been a very diverse neighborhood of late. Here are a few of the special species who have been as close as 3 feet away the last couple weeks! That would be a barred owl in our lilac bushes, a red fox having a good scratch in our driveway, and a huge red-tailed hawk trying (in vain) to pick up a heavy frozen rabbit. So zip up your Mr. Rogers sweater and prop up those binoculars...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Almost Famous

Not everyone can be so lucky, to have a brave and brilliant musician brother. I'm so proud of you for auditioning! And whether they know it or not, they're missing out bigtime.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Well, well, well . . .

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a bit geeky and have great
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