Friday, January 2, 2009

My own personal avalanche

This is kind of a funny story. The roof on my house is metal so the snow tends to slide off the roof a little bit at a time. It's really a pain sometimes. I really dislike where it falls in front of my garage. Last year I moved into this house in February and there was a icy speed bump formed right outside my garage. I really couldn't do much at that point. This year I've tried really hard to keep it cleaned up so it doesn't have time to freeze and create the same problem. It sucks because as it slides off the roof and hits the ground it packs down the snow. As you can imagine , it's pretty heavy at this point. So Monday night I hear a bunch of snow slide off the garage (it makes quite a noise, sometimes it's a little scary). It was a warmer day and the night was still warm so I figured I'd go out in a little bit and clean it up. A little later another loud crashing sound but this time from off the roof of the house. Now as it slides off the roof of the house it has to slide off the awnings over the windows and the porch. Well there was so much snow up there (see previous post) and because it was warm, all the snow came down at once. As my kids were looking out the window to see what happened I noticed the snow had ripped the awning off the big front window. When I got outside and was looking at what happened with the landlord we saw that the awning also hit the window and cracked it. Fortunately, the front window is double paned so it's not allowing cold air to enter the house. My landlord has taken care of everything so we're OK. It was a pretty crazy night!

These aren't great pictures, but you can get the idea.

I hope everyone had a great New Years! Love you all!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Snow days!

So after so long...I'm back. My camera works OK need for the flash. So here are some pictures of the kids playing on their new sleds they got for Christmas and one in their new clothes. They are getting so big...

These are from the day after Christmas...

I wasn't going anywhere today!

Love you all! Hope you are having a wonerful Holiday Season!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I know already. Blog something! It feels like there is nothing to blog about. Yet, there is always a million things going on. My camera's flash broke so I don't have a camera right now, so I don't have pictures to post. I guess that doesn't mean I can't blog. The kids are doing great. Cali is getting way to big...I can't believe she is going to be 11 soon. Cole tests my last nerve most days, but it is better than it's been. I love them both so much! I am looking into getting my teaching certificate, so back to school I will go. I'm still researching some things so I don't know when the schooling will begin, but that is looking like the plan. I love all of you and hope you are all doing well! I will try to post some pictures from Halloween (camera allowing).
P.S. I have no idea why I'm still up!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Politically Speaking...

I just wanted to say Hi and to share with you a little story that happened to me and Cole today. Some of you may have already heard this but I thought you would all enjoy this:
Cole and I went to the farmers market today while Cali was at Cheer practice (it's our new saturday morning tradition). After I got my tomatoes and cantaloupe we went over to the playground to use up some of our waiting time. Cole always makes friends really fast. This little girl, about 5 or 6, started playing with Cole. They were running and playing all over the place. I didn't see anyone with her but I think her mom was working at the market. Anyway, after playing for a minute the little girl turns to Cole and asks "Are you voting for Barack Obama?" and Cole says "Yeah" (he just likes to be agreeable). The little girl continues "I'm voting for him, well, I was voting for Hillary Clinton, but she isn't running any more so now I'm voting for Barack Obama."
Dead serious! It was unreal, yet happening right in front of my face. It reminded me of those commercials where they have little kids act like adults. It was so funny!
So that's what's going on at the playground!
Love you all!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

24th of July

For the 24th, the kids and I went up to my parents cabin. Lorie and her kids went up as well. We had a really good time! We played on the beach and even rented a jet ski for a couple hours one of the days. I forget how much I enjoy the beach! I think the kids had a great time as well. I hope we'll make it up there a couple more times before school starts! Love you all!

Grayson buried in sand.

Kenzie, Grayson and Lorie on the jet ski!

Coleman, me and Cali after our ride!

Cali and Kenz...bathing beauties!

Me, Cali and Kenzie.

Cole on one of the cabin swings.

Cole and Annie at the beach.

Cali and Kenzie chillin' out at the beach.

Lorie, Kenz and Belle enjoying the sun.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A weekend of fun!

Well, this weekend my kids and I had a lot of fun! We started it off by going to the Hogle Zoo on Friday. I had told Cole we would go to the zoo this summer. He kept asking when we were going to the animal's homes. He had been looking forward to this for awhile. Oh the drive down Cole was very excited to see the elephants

and the alligators.

While there he got excited about the rhinoceros

and the giraffe. Cali was just excited to be somewhere else than home. I really enjoyed the day for the most part. It was kind of sad to see all these animals in closed areas by themselves. Seemed a little lonely. By the end of our day we were all tired and hot...and ready to get home. Cole crashed as soon as we were in the car. Thank goodness! We stayed the night at my friend Angie's so we didn't have to drive all the way home to drive back the next day for a day at Seven Peaks with the cousins!

Seven Peaks was a blast! I'm so glad we got to go! Cali took off from the start and rode slides all day (I couldn't keep track of her, which freaked me out a little)and Cole played to his hearts content in the kiddie pool. Aunt Kim watched Cole for me at times so I could go play with the BIG kids. That was really nice! Thanks Kim!
It was a day of fun in the sun...ALOT of sun. I have the proof on my back in bright pink!
I really enjoyed being with my family and I hope you all know how much I love you!!! I hope this becomes a tradition!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I suck at this...

I haven't been so good at this for a long time. I plan on giving an over view of the last 5 months. We have had some fun events this year. I always think about posting something, I just run out of time. Not really a good excuse, but an excuse none the less. I will start updating one event at a time and I'll post things as they happen. I'll get back on this blogging horse!
Love you all!!!