Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I have been inspired to get back to my blogging.  It really is a great outlet for venting and really terrific way to keep all our family and friends updated on wasss happenin'.  I do realize that it's been 6months since my last post and so, so, so, so much has happened.  If you're not on FaceBook you've probably been thinking that I have fallen off the face of the earth - not so!  We are as busy as ever!!!
Just before Thanksgiving, we were hit with a pretty major snow storm.  The power was out for 4 days and we were "blessed" with just over 2 feet of fresh white powder.  What better excuse for playing all day and teaching MoJo to pull Amelia's sled?  Although the storm caused quite a bit of damage, we prefer to remember the fun parts.
Christmas was spent at home and we ate like Kings!! We celebrated Gwynne's birthday (Christmas Eve) with fish tacos, fresh mango salsa & cranberry margaritas.  The next morning was pure chaos as Amelia, at four years old, has got Santa Claus all figured out.  It took much of the day to open all the gifts!  Her fave seems to be the "real" tap shoes that Joel gave her.  Joel and I made a beautiful brunch with a baked ham and mimosas.  It was Prime Rib and red wine for Christmas Dinner.  I know, you're jealous.
The New Year brings renewed hope for stability.  With a dry week, we've been able to begn the clean up from November's storm and we prepare for the next one to hit us.  Amelia is back in School and loving it!  I've been busy with Real Estate as well as filling in for our local mail carriers so they could have a break.  Joel never gets a break. He's either fixing our house or someone elses!
I hope that the holidays were happy for you and that the new year brings more new and wonderful experiences!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's been awhile!

Yeah, sorry 'bout that!  So, what's new?  Well.  I closed escrow on a home last week so, it's official... I am a Realtor now!  This check is gonna come in very handy!  Now, if I could just keep this up and close one every couple of weeks, I'd have nuthin' to worry about.
We headed over the hill, to Winnemucca, for Easter.  Seriously, if highway 108 is closed, I'm staying home!  I love my family but the stress of "winter driving" is just not worth it!  The visit was good though.  Amelia had a great time playing in the "hot pool," dying and hunting for eggs and seeing How to Train Your Dragon.  The weather reports made our decision to leave about a day early to head back home and we're glad we did!  The roads got a little slippery over Monitor Pass as the snow fell.  See y'all again in the Summer!
Joel is off and working this week in the Bay Area.  We try to Skype every day.  Amelia likes to use the mouse and make the arrow pick Joel's nose - very entertaining!  Technology is a wonderful thing.
I guess that's about it for now.  Busy busy but all the same!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Is Sleep Really Necessary?

I'm not so sure.  I know that I like it and, apparantly, am very good at it during movies.  I actually slept sitting on the floor during Inglorious Basterds the other night.  Odd.
Yeah, I'm busy.  There's no doubt about it!  Between work, family & preschool, I don't get a whole lotta "me" time.  And when I do have a moment alone, I feel a little guilty about it and I miss the fam.
We are so happy to finally see signs of Spring!  Daffodils are blooming, the tulips aren't far behind.  I'd like to try to get to Daffodil Hill this year... I say that every year.  I have never been.  I'm also relieved that the rain and snow has subsided 'cause I have only a few chunks of firewood left and no time for getting more.  "It's been a long, cold, lonely winter... here comes the sun."

Amelia has been adding to my exhaustion lately.  Why are 3-year-olds so loud?  I find myself constantly asking her to shhhhhh, bring it down a notch.  Ugh.  She's doing great in school and loves being there.  She sings a lot, draws a lot, whines a lot.  She's been singing Three Little Birds by Bob Marley quite a bit lately.  I love it.

Okay... that's all I have time for!!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where does she get this stuff?

Amelia came into our bedroom at 5:15 thismorning, crawled into our bed saying something about a "dream that wasn't good" and went to sleep.  I got up, did some yoga and continued through the normal morning schedule.  On our drive to school thismorning, I asked Amelia what she dreamt about last night.  "Well, Roxy and I were playing in my room.  Roxy was making a mess and some bad guys came in and we were afraid."  I asked her what the bad guys looked like.  "They had black helmets and black pants and black shoes and we were afraid.  But, then Daddy came in and he kicked the bad guys outside.  They went into the sky and they didn't come back.  Daddy drove your car and we went to work because Daddy kicked their butts."
Hmmm.  I was in total understanding until the part where they went to work because of the butt-kicking.  Not really sure what to make of that part.  What I DO know is that the recounts of Amelia's dreams are about the most entertaining I've ver heard.