Monday, June 22, 2009

Hangin With Art

So I had a chance to hang out with Art last week for a few days. I fell in love with his house while I was there. So much personality in this little house. It had 10 foot ceilings with the little windows above the doorways and the most interesting iron doorknobs. It had big windows- they almost stretched from floor to ceiling. And the light fixtures were delightful.

But my favorite part of the house was the stairs. I loved all the windows surrounding them. My dog, Saydie, loved to park herself on the stairs and look out the window.
I didn't really get a chance to take as many photos as I wanted to....I guess I will just have to go back. Lol

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Brandon!!!

My baby turned 13 last month. How in the world did that happen? It seems it was not long ago I rocked him to sleep. Fortunately for me, he still loves to cuddle up and watch movies and always loves to give me a hug and a kiss as I tuck him into bed each night.

Happy Birthday Chapa


Took a drive up over Trappers Loop today and saw this moose! It was running along a ridge. How kind he was to stop for a picture. Isn't he a beauty?

A Day With Heather

Last week my friend Heather came out to Utah from Nebraska. We spent a day going back to Whitesides Elementary visiting old friends and to see how much our kids had grown in the past year. It was so fun to see everyone again.After we left the school, we decided to take a drive up to Causey Reservoir. It is one of her favorite places and we wanted to see how much water there was because we have had such a wet year. It was absolutely beautiful up there. This top picture was taken from the dam looking downriver.
We drove a little further up around the lake to look out point. From up there you could look up several fingers of the lake. The lake was completely full but just to the spill line..not quite enough water to tumble down the spillway.

It was an enjoyable day. Hope to get back up here with the family soon.
Thanks Heather!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Weed Garden?

So we got so busy working with our park strip that the garden area got away from us. By the time I was able to get to was hip high...Lol!
Walter had a pile of metal stacked in the garden that all the weeds had grown up through.

After getting it all moved out onto the trailer to be hauled off to the recyclers, Walter pullled out the weed whacker and cut all the weeds down to ground level....then I followed with the tiller. What a difference. School gets out this week.....and then I plan on planting.

Tearing Out the Park Strip

We live on a corner lot, so there is a lot of park strip at our house. We got tired of mowing and watering this part of the yard, so last fall we tore out all the grass.

This spring we planted 8 Lollipop Crabapple trees and filled the area in with nine tons rose quartz. It was exhausting work....

...but I am quite happy with the result!