Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nightly visitors.

Lions, and tigers, and BEARS! Oh my!!

I think Ever must have snuck out last night and gave them a tour of the place ;)

Monday, May 17, 2010

We did it.

And we hurt. And we smiled. And we high-fived.

So proud of these girls and the other 1,497 that did it too.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My goodness.

There are a lot of cool blogs out there... Which means there are a lot of cool people out there. If only I were more social ... My blog list is getting ridiculously long though. I really need faster internet.

And now for some can't-help-myself-from-taking-their-picture favorites....

I recently found a little gnome in the forest where
we walk. She's just the cutest little hobbit. I think she was foraging for berries ... or rabbit poop :)

Ever has really become quite the Papa's girl. Her and I have been enjoying playing outside while he's working. If he happens to start his truck to go run an errand, her ears immediately perk up and she runs after him crying. Oh my. He just can't leave her in such a state, so he usually ends up stopping the truck and letting her tag along with him. It's really a sweet, heart-wrenching scene, but also one of those cute toddler things that will probably end up becoming a not-so-cute manipulative habit. We shall see. For now, it's just beautiful to see a little girl and her Papa so into each other.

The Gold Nugget Triathlon starts in less than 24 hours. Everyone pray that I don't end up in crutches. Why, oh why, don't I prepare for these things?!??!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Sooo, the painting got finished. Another lesson for me in the "less is more" arena ... I feel as if I liked it much better about two hours and one beer before I actually called it quits. C'est la vie ...

In the meantime, Bmen has been working non-stop on the greenhouse and it is coming along beautifully -- I am just itching to get all these little seedlings out of the kitchen and into their permanent home. Crossing my fingers that I'll actually be able to grow something worth eating after all his hard work. Time will tell!

Picture 1. Laying down the base pieces. (Johnny's in the picture too, practicing his landings and take-offs for the airshow.)
Picture 2. Finishing the deck/floor section.
Picture 3. The walls are up!
Picture 4. The trusses are up!

{On a sidenote, Ever has taken to the harmonica ;) Hoping to post a video soon...}
{On another sidenote, blogging feels somewhat like a winter pasttime to me. It's hard to sit at the computer when it finally feels sunny and warm ...}


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Four Days.

I've got four days to turn this blank 4' x 10' canvas into something resembling this:

Wish me luck.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Dual Definition

Mother's Day was another reminder for me that the word "home" will ALWAYS have {at least} two definitions ...

1.} Anywhere where this little wild animal and her Papa happen to be:

and, 2.} The location of my own couldn't-imagine-a-better-than-you Mom

I have been so blessed.
We had a beautiful weekend with family and food and even a little flight to spend some time out away from it all, miles and miles away from any houses. Ever and I got to spend some time alone at the base of the Mountains, digging up wildflowers, exploring treasures on the ground, and watching Diesel chase rabbits. Although short-lived because of stormy weather, I couldn't have asked for a better Mama's Day. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pitstop Photoshoot

mama's favorite...