Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Windy day!

All night long the wind has been howling. This morning when the boys were getting ready for school, a huge gust moved our picnic table and chairs over, slamming it into our grill and breaking a piece off it (the grill). This is a heavy table with a thick glass top! Dave has to go to Buffalo today. I hope he doesn't blow off the road!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Isn't it lovely?

A stone fireplace in the works!

Dave started putting up the mesh stuff for our stone fireplace today, how exciting! He put one piece up, said it "was too much work", and started playing with the dog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Not Feeling Well

In this picture I was probably just teething, but maybe I felt something like I did today. I woke up with a very sore throat this morning, and have a nasty cough and stuffy/runny nose. I just have that overall headachy feeling that comes with a bad cold. Luckily I don't get colds all that often. I am convinced that tomorrow will be a better day.

Monday, January 21, 2008

My, how they've changed!
One of my friends has offered to watch Koty while we're away this year. I am very grateful for this. She has 2 dogs of her own.

The Beach

This is Dave and I at the beach last February break. In only 3 more weeks or so we'll be there again!! Today I feel cold, have a scratchy throat and a cough.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Steven!

Steven is 14 today! I can hardly believe it. Here are 13 things about Steven...

1. He loves to draw and is quite good at it.
2. He swam on a swim team for 2 years.
3. He really enjoys swimming, but prefers to get his homework done rather than have it hanging over his head.
4. He's always been grossed out when our previous and current dog got their saliva on his skin, although he will let them lick his hands if he can wash them right after.
5. He's a very hard worker in school.
6. He's very kind to others.
7. I hear he's quiet in school, but he's not at home. I sometimes tease him that I'm going to videotape him and play it for his teachers.
8. He used to love to sing when he was little and could carry a tune quite well!
9. He loves sweets and is often heard saying, "Mom, we need some goodies around here!"
10. He loves to "push Michael's buttons".
11. He's very competitive.
12. He's good at bumper pool.
13. He cares about others.
14. I am proud to call him my son! Happy Birthday, buddy!

Koty's entertainment

Koty is pleased as punch just to sit and watch Dave cut every segment of his grapefruit with a knife and then eat it. When Dave was finished he tried squirting Koty with the peel, which made Koty feel very playful. He ran around the room like a crazy dog!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


This is a picture of my lovely thumb (with neosporin all over it), which I just found out has an infection in it from our little Koty getting it with his tooth 9 days ago. It didn't feel like much then, but today it is very angry. I now have a prescription for antibiotics and had to get a tetanus shot. That little stinker.....

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


I guess our unseasonably warm weather for the last couple of days comes at a cost. Today the cold air is moving back in, so with the warm and cold air colliding comes WIND. These are a couple pictures from our local newspaper.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Steven's Falcon

Steven, my almost 14 year old, drew this falcon about a month or so ago. He looked at a picture of it while he drew it. I think he did a great job!

It's warm outside!

It was like a balmy spring day today. It is 11:15pm and it seems like it keeps getting warmer outside. An hour or so ago it was 60 degrees and now it is 62 degrees. The kids are getting nervous that we won't have a "real" winter, but I'm enjoying it...I know it won't last.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Special friends

I am so thankful for the small group of friends that we meet with every other Thursday or so to study the Bible and pray together. Tonight we ended up just praying together...that's actually all we had time for, but what a blessing it was! I feel like these people are family. I think everyone should have friends they can talk deeply with and pray with on a regular basis.