Monday, December 29, 2008

Many Christmases

... and we aren't even done yet. On Christmas Eve we spent time with our nieces and nephew. Katelin got an American girl doll!
Parker got a work bench!
And a light saber from Auntie Kendra and Uncle Jason

On Christmas day I made my first ever Christmas dinner, and I used my china and set the table!!!

Napkin rings...

I never thought I'd use the crystal taper holders... but I found an occasion!

Florentine stuffed chicken (easier than it sounds) Brown and Wild rice and broccoli!
The set table... so pretty!

Christmas Sweater

There will be more to come.... I tried to post pictures from a couple of our Christmases, but was just not in the uploading mode apparently... Oh well, you will just have to check back to see if I get them posted :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Phull of Photos

I have a lot of photos to share lately, too many to really categorize them. So we'll just go one by one....

I LOVE being an Auntie. Love it. Its my favorite job ever. Here we see me having fun with Parker -- I was letting him take the pictures. He is so cute. Love it.

Last week I was feeling kinda crappy about it all.... And my husband surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers when I got in the car on Thursday. They were so wonderful! 

I have the cutest cat ever. I know I am biased. But seriously, if these next few pictures don't turn Margaret and Jessica into cat lovers, I don't know what will. He is really adorable. I am going to stop now because I sound like a crazy cat lady.

This is our first real tree together. Its HUGE. I love it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Ahh, nature...

Monday, December 1, 2008


I know they are just of Ginger, but I thought I did a pretty good job. I have been reading about camera functions and all that, and picked up my dad's RebelXT to pratice what I had learned. Like I said, I think I did a pretty good job...... and I had a cute model ;)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cuddle Bugs

As the days are getting colder, our critters seem to want to cuddle more. I don't mind much, as they emit a lot of heat!!!

Ginger has been spending a lot of time in the chair with Jason, and I sometimes wonder how they both fit. And how anyone could sleep like this.
Ok, so its not a 'cuddle bug' picture, but hey, its funny!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

new windows

Old yucky windows

No windows

New windows!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

The line at 7 am
Still that long at 7:30 am!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween bash

Just a few from the party!
This is what Ginger did ALL night.
Na na na na na na na na na na BAT MAN!

Once again, sleeping on the couch!

Clothes baskets!

The sailor and the nun with a mustache!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Carving Pumpkins


I am sitting at my desk working this fine Saturday morning and I thought occurred to me. "Of all my pictures at my desk who is in them the most, beside me." So I counted and here is the total.
There are 11 pictures at my desk.

Kendra 3
John (Older brother) 5
Jeremy (Younger Bro) 5
Ashley (Sister) 3
Parker (Nephew) 5
Katelin (niece) 4
Jess (Sis-in-law) 2
Maggie (Moms Dog) 1
Mom None (Don't tell her)

I don't know if it means anything, but I hope Kendra doesn't care that she isn't number 1.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fun Friday

If its still Thursday and you are reading this, close down your internet and come back tomorrow.
This is Margaret glittering the floor at Rodgers and Hollands. I have connections
Ginger, squirrel hunting and tree climbing.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Ginger got out of her crate, and dug through to door to freedom.
She didn't actually start the hole herself, the cat door used to be there

Even GoGo wonders what the hell happened

How she got out? Apparently the crate collapsed a bit
Door all over the stairs
The back of the door, she destroyed it.


Not much new, but I'll leave you with a picture from this weekend's wedding.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Quarter Century

Aren't I suppose to get lower car insurance now?

This was supposed to be a picture of cake. It may not look good in the photo, but it was heavenly. My friend Martha Stew...I mean Margaret made it. I love her.

This was one of my gifts from my mom and dad. My mom has collected P Buckley Moss paintings for years now, and she does some art of my alma mater, UNI. My parents have a print of UNI, where my dad also attended school and my mom lived at the dorms there. Anyway... I was just telling Jason how I would like to get a piece of her art and lo and behold -- here it is!!! Its a beautiful rendition of the UNI Campanile. I really love it.
This says it all....
This cute little candy/pumpkin stand was a gift from Marge... My little buddy looks so cute on it!!!