Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back Home Again!!

We are back home from our Spring Break Trip to Washington, D.C. & relatives in Virginia. There's so much to tell I hardly know where to start. And I really don't have that much time to write at the moment because life has barrelled right along since we landed at DIA on Saturday afternoon.

This is how the last three days have gone - drive to Cheyenne, unpack, start laundry, dye Easter Eggs, reassure the dogs & the bird we were not leaving again, go to bed, get up for church, celebrate Easter with Grandma & Grandpa, reassure the dogs & the bird we were not leaving again, do more laundry, go to bed, get up and get kids to school - parents to work, visit friends for dinner, reassure the dogs and the bird we were not leaving again, get up and get kids to school - parents to work .... and suddenly it's Tuesday already - and tomorrow is Tax Day and I am a victim of procrastination.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics to share from our trip:

Took this from the Mall where we collapsed on the grass after walking our feet off at one of the Smithsonians.








Took this one of my three girls - Cody, Kati & Tori with my cousin Tammy. (Gotta love the 4-year-old's pose!) Tammy is one of those crazy people who lives in Virginia and commutes to DC for work. She made a terrific tour guide for our trip!!


So that's it for now - going to wade through taxes - hopefully the dogs and the bird are convinced we're staying home for awhile!

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Life, In Pictures. Day 5

Here is my final post for Everything Except the Grill's Photo Challenge - My Life. In Pictures. Day 5

When I first started thinking of something old to take a picture of I was not feeling well since I've been fighting a spring cold and this was the oldest thing in my house I could think of for a picture:

(This is me taking my picture from my "good" side.)

Okay -I'm no Spring chicken - but I decided I could find something much older in my house. After all my husband does collect antiques - and I don't mean me!


After a bit of searching I found this:



This lovely fellow is a Mayan chocolate pot. The Mayans would make their equivalant of hot cocoa and serve it up in these lovely things. My daughters and I are not sure how we'd feel about drinking chocolate poured out of someone's kazoo - but my husband seems quite fond of him.

Thanks, Amber, for this opportunity! This Photo Challenge has been lots of fun!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Life. In Pictures. Day 4

Here is my post for Everything Except the Grill's Photo Challenge - My Life. In Pictures. Day 4

Something I do everyday - well, I spend too much time at the computer. I work in front of one and my laptop at home obviously gets very regular use. I decided to take a picture of my computer set up at work.



Not many could tell that you are actually looking at TWO computers and one monitor. I have both a PC in my office and a MacMini which sits on top of the PC. I can switch back and forth between them using the same monitor. Our office has used Macs since - well, since forever. Several years ago we started running into issues with documents and software that our Macs couldn't run - well, before they started making compatible software between the two. So, my bosses finally decided they would break down and get one PC for the office to alleviate the frustration. I was lucky one to get the PC since I actually had one at home as well. It's still runs well and makes me feel very tech-y and knowledgeable to have two computers going at once.

My Life. In Pictures. Day 3

Here is my post for Everything Except the Grill's Photo Challenge - My Life. In Pictures. Day 3

Today we were supposed show a picture of what's outside our front door. Mine is not exactly exciting, so I figured I'd show the same not exactly exciting view from slightly different angles.

This is out the front door and slightly to the right:










And this is out the front door and slightly to the left:











Spring hasn't exactly found southeastern Wyoming yet - it's rather cold outside and the grass is barely beginning to think about turning green.

So that's that. Sorry if this is uninspiring - I have a cold and we are trying to get ready to go on vacation for Spring Break and I'm tired and just want to curl up and be ignored. Not sure why my husband and three daughters don't agree with this idea. something about sleeping in the car or on the plane - we know how resting that is.

Going to find hot tea and a cough drop and supervise the troops.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Life. In Pictures. Day 2

Here is my post for Everything Except the Grill's Photo Challenge - My Life. In Pictures. Day 2

Well, my first pick for this picture was a fairly simple one - just a bunch of grapes on our table for kids and grown-ups to snack on. Naturally it is surrounded by a pile of mail that my husband brought in and then left strewn on the table. We have an agreement that it stays on the table until both of us have had a chance to go through it. Otherwise either one of us is prone to walking off with something like the light bill and laying it down and then having no idea where it went!!


Anyway, back to today's picture - a little while after I'd taken the first one my middle daughter came home and let her pet cockatiel out to come visit the rest of the family. I don't think she comprehends that she is not a people - she is a bird. You can imagine what happened when she noticed the grapes sitting defenseless on the table. Okay, you don't have to imagine - I will show you.

Yep - Teela joined right in on the snacking - much to my daughter's delight and much less so to her father's. Shortly after these were taken Teela was returned to the family room - with her own small sprig of grapes to work on!!