Dec 17

Kisses and Dizzy Christmas

Posted by Mrs. M

A friend sent me a nice Christmas card with a picture of her kitties wearing their Santa suits… So not to be outdone – Kisses and Dizzy are all ready for Christmas. Notice how happy they are, how much they LOVE wearing hats?

Dizzy and Kisses – dressed for Christmas

Dizzy and Kisses – dressed for Christmas


Oct 26

Year One

Posted by Mrs. M

OK, so we got off our ass and decorated for Halloween this year. We had this great idea for a giant scarecrow – and it’s a good start, next year he will have a much scarier head though (thanks to Sue for providing one for this year!) So E built the skeleton last weekend and my Mom was up and helped me dress it. Then it took all 3 of us to get him on his feet. The kids in the hood approved of the final result. Here are the pics

oh yeah, he's big!

oh yeah, he's big!

I'll get you kid....

I'll get you kid....

E shows the scale a bit better

E shows the scale a bit better (he's so proud)

spooky graveyard – thanks to an early frost we have dead plants

spooky graveyard – thanks to an early frost we have dead plants

spooky graveyard 2

spooky graveyard 2

the guardian – who constantly scares the shit out of me!

the guardian – who constantly scares the shit out of me!


Jul 15

fun with sparklers

Posted by Mrs. M

So everytime my brother comes to town, we pretty much regress to being 12. Oh well. We have fun. Here’s some movies from fourth of July. Which was cold and rainy, but entertaining none-the-less

Johnny_sparkler

JohnnySteph

(yes the videos are REALLY small – but it won’t let me do anything over 2mb so deal!)


Dec 22

My brother Johnny is a professional at weather delays – it seems everytime he tries to fly or drive across the country, he gets stuck by snow at the airport or has some incident on the road. Today, there was over a foot of snow in Idaho, where he left from, and we have snow here but mostly its just ridiculously cold. And today his flight took off only 5 minutes late and will land as scheduled! hurrah! You can see on this map from flightstats.com that the snow cloud was right on his tail though. johnny_weather


Dec 18

Fun with Kitties

Posted by Mrs. M

Fun with Kitties. E found a Santa hat, complete with a beard for cats. I thought that would be a riot. I figured Dizzy would tolerate it and Kisses would attempt to take my head off. Turns out the opposite was true. Note the only photo I managed of Dizzy was if E held his feet! Kind of looks like the maniac cat he is! And Kisses sat very nicely on my lap until I took it off (then she bolted). Note the look of indignation. 😉

And here are photos that show why we don’t have any Christmas ornaments on our tree this year. Dizzy can jump right up the thing in 2 seconds flat. It’s really funny if you wait till he’s in there then rattle is food dish, he’ll just launch himself out of the highest boughs of the tree and head for the kitchen.


Nov 3

Halloween – 2008

Posted by Mrs. M

Erich and I went with some friends to a Halloween party in West Liberty, IA. We had a great time, and as usual had to go a little crazy with the costumes. Here are some photos!

Everyone please keep your good thoughts aimed at our friends the gharaiblets. Their new little boy is spending some extra time in the hospital after his prompt appearance. Our thoughts are with them and we hope they’ll all leave the NICU very soon!