Saturday, March 08, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Monday, February 03, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
They are the two little kids on the lower right -- who aren't turning. I have not been to Boreal in 30+ years and was pleasantly surprised by how easy of a drive it was, and how well laid out everything was. Afterwards we all came home and sat in the hot tub, while a lasagna bubbled away in the oven.
It was so warm yesterday that the kids were skiing without their jackets!
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
Here's the girls going down the forested paths of Kirkwood, with an excellent South American instructor. The clip is 53 megs (!) so it took a lot of machinations getting it out of one phone, and onto here. 4 or 5 data transfers!
Wealthy Argentineans come up to US ski resorts to work the idyllic life as ski instructors (since its summer time down there) practicing their English, and trying to meet girls. Although I guess they're usually looking for 24 year olds, rather than "almost" 4 year olds.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Today was a busy day - we packed up all the fall ornaments and set up the holiday ones, while baking a turkey pot pie and cleaning up the house. I went for a bike ride along the American River as well. It was a bit chilly and I should have dressed warmer.
While setting up the tree, we broke a few ornaments, but that's pretty normal each year.
Click on the photo above to see a few more.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The kids had a great day at the pumpkin patch yesterday with their granddad and then came home for some warm stew. Today they baked biscuits for breakfast, and then we all went to the ski swap, where they got kids ski boots, in the same brand that their mom uses.
Busy weekend, and they're still not feeling 100% -- there was some vomiting this morning -- so we figured out how to use the steam vacuum cleaner too.
Click on the picture for the full slideshow.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Today was St. Francis's day, when the traditional blessing of the animals is given. We corralled all the felines, into three hissing bags, along with the more placid containers of dogs who are no longer with us, and brought them to the church courtyard for prayers. All of them, the hissing and the calm, were thanked for their love and companionship over the years, and we prayed that we will always keep them in our hearts.
Afterwards was the Airing of Grievances when Ru Ru let us know that she didn't care for the whole adventure, so she peed in the pet carryall in retaliation. So I had give her a bath when we got home, and she is scheduled to be groomed tomorrow, so she's going to go through all this again tomorrow.
If you click on the picture above, you can see a slideshow.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
After 14 years, the family dachshund passed away last week. He had been struggling in the last month or so, but he enjoyed life greatly -- sunning himself, getting pet, filching the occasional treat. The girls really loved seeing him and are saddened, even if they don't understand completely, why they can't see him anymore. At least everyone got to see him on his last weekend, as somewhat fortuitously the whole family was in town for his last few days.
The girls ask about him at night, when they recite their prayers, when among the list of petitioners, are all the pets names. Good pets are companions that live on in our hearts. Pablo was one of those.