Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to Chris

From Drop Box

Well, we got about a foot of snow today and it's Chris's birthday. He got off work about 9:00pm and there was a head on collision between 2 semi-trucks on the highway and it's almost 1:00am and he's still not home yet. But, since the last thing he wants to do is plow the driveway at 1:00am and I secretly like plowing the driveway with the quad (it really is fun!), I plowed the driveway for his birthday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Boys

In the few years we've lived here, we see lots of Does, but very rarely to we see any bucks (except baby "button" bucks).

But this guy has been hanging around for a few days now. He has 2 does and 2 fawns with him.

And then, this little guy showed up the next day when it snowed.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Rain Forest beads were chosen in a collection.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My work was chosen...

The pen I made using my lampwork beads was chosen to be in this awesome collection on ArtFire. Check it out!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Discovery Channel Show called "Housers -vs- Wild"

Wednesday night, coming home from work, I saw a deer down the road from our house. I was looking at the deer on the left, making sure she wasn't going to run in front of me, and never saw the deer on the right that ran out! Luckily, I was only going 30-35 miles an hour, but it did this much damage to the escape! I got out and could not find the deer, so it must have lived.
So last night, nature strikes back! A black bear decided that it wanted our trash, and tore the whole wall out to get to it! According to the neighbor, who saw the bear, he got into 3 trash sheds last night. Generally, we don't have bears, or so we thought! The neighbor called fish and game, so they will come out and catch it and "re-locate" it back in the woods.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New window for Mikey...

When we built the Bobcat enclosure in the carport, Mikey lost the use of the only window in his bedroom. This summer has been miserable with no fresh air, so Chris put a window in so that he can have some light and fresh air. And being that the boy is in his room 24/7 playing video games, he needs all the fresh air and sunshine he can get!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Family Pets -vs- Bambi

Cookie and Shibby confront the mama deer in our front yard. Brave little animals!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mini Get-away...

This past weekend, Chris and I managed to get away for a mini get-away to Washington. It was technically a business trip... I went to the Frantz Art Glass Bash and got to see some awesome demonstrations from Kimberly Affleck and Corina Tettinger. I bought some new glass tools and a really cute dragon bead from a fantastic artist. We also went to Bullseye Glass factory and bought some glass that we plan to use to make fused glass tiles for our kitchen back splash. Chris got to check out Cabela's Sporting Goods - which was enormous and we actually spent 2 1/2 hours in there! It was crazy!
I have become dependent on the camera in my phone lately because it is so handy and takes great pictures (go Droid!) but it was taking fuzzy pictures for some reason. I took this picture when we went to dinner in the Port of Olympia and I was angry at the camera, but when I downloaded this picture it really turned out pretty. It wasn't foggy at all, the sun was setting and it was kind of bright, but I love how this "mistake" turned out.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lava Lake

This is Lava Lake. It is about 24 miles from our house.
We went up for a couple hours and Chris (and Carly!) fished from the bank of the lake. Unfortunately, he didn't catch anything.
But, there were fish in the lake because the Osprey was having luck diving into the water and coming up with a morsel.
Then he flew over us to brag to Chris about his catch.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bedding down for the night...

The Mama deer and her 2 babies chose our driveway to bed down for the night last night!
These aren't the best photos, but keep in mind they were taken from our living room window and we didn't want to scare them away... But aren't they sweet??

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Past Due Posting!

I've been so bad about posting things on the blog lately. I will try to do better.
What I have been meaning to post were pictures of Chris's family that came up from California for Meghan's graduation. Grandma, Pappa, Keith and Beaux came up to see her graduate and got to see a little of our beautiful Central Oregon.
Meghan and Michael were so happy to see Grandma & Pappa! And Michael was especially happy to have Keith in person to play video games with (instead of playing Xbox over the internet with him). Beaux is such a cute little boy, it definitely made me remember how active a little boy can be! It's been so long since Meghan & Michael were that age :(