Friday, December 16, 2011

Updating Blogs & Reading

If you happen to wonder why I'm not commenting on your blog it is because my blog reader died. I'm trying to find a new one and get all my blogs set back up. I miss all of you! I wish I could remember all the blogs I like to read off the top of my head.

If you are wondering about the video this is Moab (our smallest cat) who has a new baby (an iphone cover). She carries it around, takes it to the bathroom and tries to feed it.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Cats & Holidays.

I'm not sure how it is in your house - but in our house the cats seem to always want to be involved with present wrapping. This kitty takes it to a whole other level!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Half Baked.

Do you want to know what our little baby looks like half baked? Yep. We are past the half way mark and she is growing up a storm!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Oh Christmas Cookie!

It is that time in our house. The season for baking cookies. Do you have holiday baking traditions?

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Kevins - Holiday Letter

Dear Santa,
We have strung our lights, we are ready for our gifts, and we promise we have been good this year.

The Kevins (who are in the holiday spirit)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Where oh where ...

I haven't blogged in a while. We spent Thanksgiving with my family - which is always an adventure and then returned home. While going to the grocery store I dropped my new iPhone 4S and the glass exploded. It makes blogging hard for me since I normally use my phone. I promise for a good holiday update in the next few weeks!

I miss you guys too.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Last Track Weekend!

Yep. This weekend is Mike's last race of the year. We are in southern new mexico and it is actually a little bit cold!

We got Moab a new bed for this trip - but Methow has decided she likes it best!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

DC Trip

Here is a short re-cap from our trip out to DC. Mike got an award from Secretary Chu (which was exciting). It was our little spuds first trip to the East Coast (already went to the West Coast a while ago). Hopefully once the kid is born it travels this well!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Miss Me?

I'm going out to DC this week to hook up with Mike for a few days before we fly home. I'm excited to go to some museums and see a few friends. Hopefully I'll get loads of great photos and I'll post them!

See you on the East Coast!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Strange Creature.

Any ideas what this little creature is? I thought maybe a squirrel - but it is large for a squirrel for these parts. This little guy has been bringing down the bird feeder and helping himself to whatever he likes!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Warm & Sunny.

I'm trying to be a bit better about blogging (especially now that the world knows about my secret). Fall is my favorite season. The changing colors, the cooler weather and how on a cool day the warm sun can feel so amazing. Methow loves to sunbath as well (all year round for her - but fall she also enjoys).

Do you have a favorite season?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Walking Surprise.

While out on a Sunday walk I saw a bunch of lovely sunflowers just poking out of the forest. It appears as if they have just re-seeded them selves and are going wild. But, they sure did make me smile. I thought about picking some and decided to leave them for the next person!

Did you see anything this fine Sunday?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Project 333 - Expecting Edition

If you don't read my knitting blog this might be news - or of course you already know this since I just posted it there.

Mike and I are expecting. Want to know what that means for project 333 ... Well let's just say very few clothes fit me so it is pretty easy.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Night Fun!

Look at what Methow found in the back yard!

I had to stop her from eating it!

Tomato Sauce!

Pounds of tomatoes this year - and guess what I made!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Only Summer Fruit

Since we got a cold snap this year all of the blossoms on the fruit trees died. Four pears is what I got this year!

I've harvested the four and am letting them ripen.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Long Time

I'm having a hard time keeping my blog up to date. Just a lot of life happening. Tonight we are enjoying dal for dinner. I'm nor sure if any of you dear readers eats dal with a side of nann - but if you ever get the chance you should try it!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Race Weekend

Race weekends are filled with relaxing, Mike working on the bike and cats demanding attention!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Tis The Season

Can you tell what this is? Green chili season in New Mexico. All over the place people are roasting and the smell is amazing. These are my favorite chilies from Hatch. I store them in bags and freeze them. A years worth of deliciousness!

Thursday, September 01, 2011


The white Kevins like to get broody. They stay in their coop and hope to hatch eggs. This last time we tracked how many days - 23. Which is how long it normally take for an egg to hatch!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sleepy Girl!

It has been stormy the past couple of days and it makes Methow sleepy!

Monday, August 22, 2011


I love refrigerator pickles. A lovely buddy, Bonnie, has a garden overflowing with cucumbers - I of course took some.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Local Dirt Biking

We went up to the ski hill yesterday and saw some pretty sweet dirt bike racing!

Of course it was dumping rain!

Friday, August 19, 2011


Video by a no name girl which if you haven't seen has become crazy popular.

You know you have made it when Stephen Colbert covers you!

HAPPY FRIDAY! "hope the song gets stuck in your head!"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Time!

This is the fifth tomato

to be pulled out of the garden! I love summer gardening.

The craft fair this past weekend was perfect.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

When The Cats Away

DH decided to go on a short motorcycle trip up to Colorado. While he is away I don't ever make a big pot of coffee, but I make just enough for me. With my new super cool vintage percolator I'm now set!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Weekend Love!

Well the weekend has come and gone. I'm more exhausted than I was before it started. But a few things happened. First the Kevins turned 1 year old today. A whole year since their birth. In other news cherries are coming into season. Rainer cherries to be specific. I love them so much that it is possible for me to eat them until I vomit.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Image of the Day

From Sci-Fy Blog: Megatron Cat

Dust Devil

Dust Devil a video by RocketGirl* on Flickr.

While driving home from ABQ the other day we saw this amazing dust devil. Normally dust devils around here are small and short lived. Not this one!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Putting Up!

The basil is popping and pesto had to be made. I also dried dill and cayenne peppers. I've never dried these peppers before - can't wait to try them!

How is your garden doing?

California Trip.

Last week we were in Palm Desert California. It was hot. Super super hot (as in 114 most days). But, we did get out one morning to go to Joshua Tree. The park was really cool. I had no idea that Joshua Trees got so big. The rocks were very scratchy and seemed to be made up of millions of smaller stones (from reading the guide on the park that they are granite).

Over all it was a nice trip. A little pool time, Mike was in meetings most of the week, dinners out, bowling, antique shopping and hiking!

Monday, July 11, 2011

An Update ...

I noticed the other day that my blog has more photos than stories or notes on life these days. Figured maybe I should change that a little. Last night, while it was dumping rain at our house, Mike noticed that his wedding ring was missing. He had been working in the garage most of the day and wearing rubber gloves. So, he sat on the floor pulling rubber gloves apart. I was certain that an adult melt-down was about to happen. I have no idea why, but I thought to check the bed and under the bed. With one quick glance I noticed the ring under our bed. When I gave it back to Mike he said that during the night he heard what he thought was a washer hitting the floor - but it was just his ring.

Adult melt-down averted!

In other news another nice error message with a robot. People online have been coming up with really good error messages!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Summer Macros.

Summer time around here. 90 degrees or so - which is perfect for taking macro shots of all kinds of tings. Any idea what type of lizard this is?

Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July

We aren't allowed to have fireworks this fourth. So we had some bubbly instead. Happy fourth everyone!

Not sure if you can tell - but my corn is knee high and it is the fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fire Update

Day 4 of the fire and it sure is one mean mother. Seems to be burning all around. We have been held up at a friends place in Santa Fe - but we are thinking about going back. Not "unloading" but being closer to home and the fire means less waiting impatiently.

Here is the crap that is falling in our back yard.

So the plan is to be ready to leave at moments notice - but to be home.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The past few days have been crazy. Sunday we flew to Chicago for a meeting. Once we landed our phones went bonkers. A fire had broken out and Susan wanted to know what to do with all the animals. We formulated a plan. Susan, Ray and Lee loaded up the rv and the trailer. The trailer had the chickens in it and the cats were inside. Our buddy Ray drove the whole flock down to his house in Santa Fe. We bought one way tickets home - $1000 - and we got back home: just in time for a state trooper to tell us we could drive up to the house. Back to Santa Fe we went. The wind rocked the rv all night as we slept fitfully. Our 3rd fire evacuation in ~10 years. I'm not sure I like living here.