Sunday, February 20, 2011

Twins have arrived!

My oldest son and his wife Tashina gave birth to their twin daughters this Friday.  Both babies and Mom are doing great.  Each baby weighed 6 lbs even.  Eleana and Elin are their names.  Its really neat seeing twins all over again, and even neater to think I had twin girls and then our oldest son also did.   They came home today, to their older sister Ms. Ellie (4) and brother Eli (1).   She will be busy! 

We are having another winter storm today, not anywhere close to what we had a couple of weeks ago, but enough of one to keep us housebound.  Spring cant come soon enough!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Black Squirrel, something you dont see to often in this area.

This morning as i was almost out the door for work, i saw this black squirrel on my deck.  Actually, there were at least 10 squirrels robbing the bird feeders and then I saw this little guy.  I rarely see them, in fact I think this is either my first time or 2nd, but thats it.  He was adorable and just as naughty as the others robbing all the feeders.  Hopefully if you click on the picture you can see him better.  I tell ya, if I didnt work full time a good portion of my time would be enjoying Gods creatures.  One of my favorite pastimes is watching the birds and the squirrels.  I've been lucky a few times to also see deer wander thru the yards at night.  Thats rare for here also because of all the traffic.

Wisconsin is having some early Spring temps right now and its so refreshing.  The snow is melting fast and its so nice to only need a sweater again.  People are saying dont get excited because it will not last, but at least at this time of year, we know its coming to an end soon.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Packers, Superbowl Winners!

Our neighbors a few houses down put this tribute up for the Green Bay Packers.  My picture is not the greatest but the idea is awesome.  He puts his Green Bay Coolor out in the snow each time the packers play.  The first time I saw it, I thought "cool someone is throwing a packer cooler away, I'll just grab it and give it to my grandson Eli for his room and toys". My husband says, dont take that, there is no way someone is throwing that away.  So I left it and noticed each time they play the cooler is in the snow.  Well tonight he added an outdoor patio light so it looks like an eternal flame.  I couldnt stop laughing.   We all know the Packers are gonna take it, so I'm just posting this picture to celebrate their victory!  Go Green Bay.  (I dont even watch football or know the slightest thing about it lol)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

This first picture is of this morning after the blizzard.  Baldyman snowplowed a path to our sons house and then of course so Genie could get out and walk around and find a place to do her duty.

This picture is what you see when you open our front door.  This is before Baldyman shoveled. 

This photo is last night before the blizzard hit full force. 

This also is of last night before the major winds and snow hit.  We have to snowplow a maze out for Genie, otherwise the snow is up to her neck.  She has heart problems and sometimes when she treds thru deep snow, she collapses so I want to make sure she can get out there and play or due her duties.  For our area we didnt get as much as they predicted but with the drifting we surely have areas of well over a foot of snow.  Now the fun comes, wind chills below 20 and high winds.