Monday, September 17, 2012

halloween card

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We've had two birthdays, a visit from my mom and Grandma, and we're getting eggs!! You can read about it here:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Our chicken coop!

The nesting box is blocked off for now, when the chickens are old enough to lay, we'll finish that part (and by 'we' I mean Rod...)

All the metal was leftovers from Rod's work..the roof, the window screen stuff, and the square wire at the bottom. The wood used for the walls is wood they use to pack the metal in that gets shipped to Noorda. So it was cheap!! (or "cheep" as the chickens would say....okay, let's all groan together on that one, sorry, I couldn't resist!)

Jordan's Birthday

Jordan is 1 now! I can hardly believe it! He had a great birthday though, and definitely enjoyed his birthday cake. At his dr's appointment he weighed 22.8 lbs but he feels a lot heavier than that to me. We haven't heard any definite words yet, but he likes to wave, play peek-a-boo, and blow kisses. He can stand himself up, and walk around with one of those baby walkers. Jordan is a total boy! He is so much more active than I ever remember Lynnea being.

Here are some pictures from his b-day party at Grandma's house.

one of his new forward-facing carseats....looks comfy, huh?

Jordan & Uncle David

Playing on the train

Look at those curls!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Summer Biking Highlights

Hey guys, I though I'd post a few pics of biking highlights from this summer. I was able to sneak a ride into every trip this summer, Northstar, CA. Downieville, CA. and Gooseberry Mesa,Ut. and my local stomping grounds of Bootleg Canyon. All biking meccas! Summer rocked!!

Heading back to the town of Downieville after a 1-1/2 hour down hill run, that's one single trail that was down the entire time with drops and rock gardens. You're up on your feet on the pedals the whole time, it's like doing squats for 1-1/2 hours straight. Yea, it was an awesome ride! There was an amazingly beautiful river of the side of the trail at Downieville, just don't look down too long or you'll end up in it. I'm sure the water would feel great, but bouncing down the 50 foot drop from the trail wouldn't.

Carrie riding the teeter-totter at Bootleg Canyon. The thing sits about 5 feet up in the air and you have to ride up it and balance at the top then wait for it to drop down... and hopefully not get bounced off when it hits the ground. Most the guys I take out there won't even try this. Yea, she rocks!

Carrie and I at Gooseberry Mesa on Labor Day weekend.

Carrie climbing at Goosebery Mesa, she did awesome!

Gooseberry Mesa
Getting a little air at a camping ground in Tahoe.
Riding the lifts at Northstar for another run.

Ladder ramp at Northstar, getting ready to drop off the end.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Look at your man. Now look at this. Now back to your man. Now back to this. See this deck that my man built with his own bare hands? ...and several powertools and access to an awesome metal shop that ran the roof panels...
Rod got a new drill set out of this! His old one somehow wasn't good enough to do the job... But I think he did a great job! These pics I took aren't the greatest, but you get the idea. Notice the sandbox in the center, 3 panels come out so kiddos can play in it.

(If you're not laughing at the intro to this post, check out these videos, and then you'll get it!: )

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grandma and Ashley got to spend the day together at Busch Gardens yesterday. Cosette took Erika and two of her friends and they went on the big rides. Ashley and I had fun in Sesame Street, where the rides were just enough for us. The roller coaster in Sesame Street was great. It was fast and you went up and then d-o-w-n... and round and round. It was perfect. Just enough for me and Ashley loved it. We went on it over and over - then we took the skyride over to Dragon Land, a play place for kids with some small rides and we went on the merry-go-round. We saw the pet show and came back later to see it again at Ashley's request. We stopped in the avairy and Ashley had three parrots on her at once, then when another one landed on her head I realized I really need a camera - I wish I could have captured that moment. We went in Dark Castle. Ashley closed her eyes most of the time, but wanted to go again; so, after dinner when we met up with Cosette, Erika & friends, we all went to Dark Castle together. We ended with another couple of rides on the roller coaster in Sesame Street. It rained off and on throughout the day and we did get wet, but we had a great time.