November 30, 2007

Let it snow....

All Right! Let Winter begin.....

The first big snow storm of the season is predicted to hit southern Wisconsin starting around noon on Saturday. The meterologists are threatening promising us a little bit of everything; snow, ice and maybe even thundersnow (thunder and snow together, how cool is that?). Will provide photos of anything exciting over the weekend.
12/07 Update: That was an intense storm - By Sunday morning we have over 6 inches of snow with the first 3 inches being heavy icy crud. It took over 2 hours to blow and shovel the sidewalk and part of the driveway. The temps then went down to 0 degrees to really harden everything. I've been chipping at the iceblocks in the driveway ever since. And during the week we've received another 7 inches of snow - It is definitely a winter wonderland in good ol' Wisconsin this year.

November 10, 2007

K-Bird and Teiko

Well the leaves finally fell this week. And it made for some gorgeous photos. At least I think so. Mom brought Katte over to get some autumn photos. But of course, Katte was nervous and it was difficult to get a good shot. Teiko, on the other hand, being the little ham that he is, made the shot of the day. This was suppose to be Katte, but she was too afraid to lay down, thinking my mom was going to leave her. But I still got a nice little picture of the K-bird sitting right against Mom.
Anyway, here's the link to my shutterfly account, if anyone (Mom?) wants to order photos.

November 3, 2007

November blooming Delphiniums

Imagine my surprise to find late blooming Delphiniums in the backyard today. They bloomed in June of this year as well. This is the second year this plant has given us two blooms within one season. Cool.

Generations of Family Ties

I've been doing some genealogy work with my Grama Boo. I've been documenting a lot of her history and I've scanned in dozens of photos from her family lines. Above is a sweet little photo of my great grandmother Helen, me and Grama boo and my mom taken when I was about 3 months old. Somewhere around here is a five generation photo with Ryann taken a couple of years before Grandma Helen's death. (I'll post that one as soon as I find it)

Update: Found a 5 generation photo taken when Ryann was just a couple of weeks old.

Varsity Letters

Yeah!!!! As a sophomore, Raine earned her varsity letter in Golf this year. She was awarded it last night at the team dinner. In addition she was also recognized as an All-State Academic Athlete with a 3.7 GPA Wow! Raine shaved 22 points off her 9 hole average during the season. Way to go!

November 1, 2007

Halloween is over for another year

While some families take the upcoming holiday season seriously and fanatically, in our house it's all about Halloween. Decorations for the house include skeletons, orange lights, tombstones and cobwebs, talking heads and scary music. And Raine, being our in-house aficionado for all things scary, was in charge. This year not only did she decorate the house, she also baked and decorated dozens of cookies in Halloween motifs. Last night, she and her buds dressed up and scared the bejezus out of the neighborhood kids coming to our front door. And the neighborhood kids loved it.
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