Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meet our new addition

Calli the barn cat.

We have a mutual agreement that all new animal additions have to be approved by both adult members of the household. We however made no provisions for cats that just show up and make their home in our barn. The best part about this story is that Dew knows for a fact that I had nothing to do with bringing this cat home. He's knows if I had, the cat would be sleeping in our room every night. I would have brought that cat straight into the house (which I may have tried to do a few days ago but she just ran back outside) and never placed her out in the barn..... yep I'm off the hook. Well sort of... after a week of seeing her out there I did start feeding her. Its winter and COLD outside. And you may have noticed the name "Calli" well I had to call her something ;)
She is the sweetest cat. She is not feral, she just loves to be petted. (and frankly is much nicer then our cat that lives in doors and only likes Dewey) We are guessing that because we live out in the country someone drove out and just dropped her off and she found her way to the barn.

So add one more cat to our list of animals who share our little farm with us :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Luke

Our little Luke is 5. WOW I can't believe how time flies. I'm in shock that he is 5. (I'm starting to understand that this is how mothers think, I'll be in shock when he is 11, 23 , and 49 :)
He had a fun filled birthday. We took cupcakes and I spent the day with him at preschool. Grandma and Grandpa came over to share his Handy Manny birthday cake. Then Dewey, Luke Kolby and I went to see the new chipmunks movie. (Luke's choice)
But by far the nest was going skiing on Saturday. He was so excited was his very first time hitting the slopes.
It was one of those perfect Utah days for skiing. Sun shining fresh snow, we couldn't ask for more. Steve and Kianna came down for the day to join us.
This is Dew and Luke and Steve on the snow board.

Luke had NO fear, not of the lift not of the hills not of going fast. In fact just the opposite, he wanted to go faster and didn't want to take the time to learn how to stop or turn as that would only slow him down. Dew is a MUCH better skier then I am so he had the pleasure of teaching and skiing with Luke most of the day.

As you can see the ground is nearly flat here so Luke is working on his "french fry" stance

A great practice area for him but he was frustrated by not being able to go fast.

Dewey and I were able to get a few runs in with Steve's help watching Luke. It was wonderful!!!! It felt so good to race down the hills with such beautiful weather and scenery, a perfect day.
And of course we had to spend some time hanging out on the deck with hot chocolate.

Happy Birthday my baby boy!!! You amaze me every day.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Wow what a whirlwind past couple of weeks. I don't think I had time to even stop and catch my breath.
On New Years day we had just enough snow to take the boys on their first sledding adventure. We found a very small hill at a local park which turned out to be just perfect for them.
Me with Kolby and Luke behind on his sled.

Dewey taking his turn with Kolby. About a week before Christmas Dew smashed his finger in the truck door. A trip to the hospital and several stitches later he came home all bandaged up. I think it looks a million times better now (yuck and yuck not a pretty sight right after) but it still has some healing to do. Being the dad he is he would not let that stop him from sledding with the boys.

For their first time they had the hang of it in no time

By the end Luke was going on the hill on his stomach.... hum maybe I should worry about that :)

We had a wonderful Christmas. We were so lucky to be able to spend most of it with Grandma and Grandpa, Luke and Kolby's very favorite people.
My camera has been acting up so we didn't take a lot of pics.
But here's one of the boys showing off their Christmas P.J's and hats.

Dewey and grandma playing with the boys Christmas loot. Dewey cooked a wonderful breakfast Christmas morning for everyone. And grandma cooked an amazing Christmas dinner. (that's right no cooking for me....great day ;)

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and wish all a very happy New year!!!