More Randoms

Here are some more pics I found:

The ground-breaking for our new church building, which cuts our commute in half! woo hoo! It was actually really neat too b/c the weather was terrible when we arrived and sprinkled on and off, really cold too. During the closing hymn (The Spirit of God) all of a sudden, the clouds cleared and the sun shone through. It was a beautiful moment.

All of our kids had a chance to help “build” the new structure. They felt pretty special!

A few weeks ago, we went to Grand Junction to check out Sam’s Club. We don’t have a Costco anywhere close, so we figured it was time to make the switch. While we were there, we stopped at Cabela’s (outdoors store for those who aren’t familiar). Tasha found some friends while we were there! They’re kind of the quiet type, but that’s the way she likes it!

Finger-painting time! So messy, but so much fun!

This seriously cracked me up! She tried these on in the dollar store and appeared around the corner wearing them. I had a hard time taking the picture without laughing! She’s such a little actress!

Random Sampler

Here are some photos I found on my iPhone, spanning a couple of months:

This is from our last trip to the beach at the local State park. The kids loved going there and can’t wait until next year when they can do it again.

The girls living it up

I just loved the way the clouds looked this day, like someone painted them

Isn’t he sexy?! He’s always good for a laugh! =)

This was our little excursion to the Ute Indian Museum the week before school started. The kids loved it! My little buffalo!

Annika-buffalo

Grammy and the gang outside the museum

Snuggling with the bear

My youngest daughter…..isn’t she lovely? I think I’ll frame this one!

This was the day that Annika and I had ice cream for lunch! She was so thrilled to be able to pick her own ice cream and mix-ins. It was a fun mommy-daughter date!

 

 

Oh Deer!

This is one of the guys that have been hanging around. I tried to get a picture of the handsomest buck that was drinking out of the kids wading pool, but I couldn’t get close enough. Oh well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Kitty Kitty

A few days ago, we had a kitty scare. We’ve only been letting Annabell outside at nighttime because of an obnoxious neighbor who thinks domestic animals should be allowed to roam free, but just not on his property (how the heck do you teach a cat where a property line is). Well, Monday night we let her out and she didn’t return Tuesday morning. Usually she’s waiting at the door to come in. All day Tuesday I thought, oh she’ll come back. Well, by Wednesday morning she still hadn’t returned and I was thinking the worst. After all, we live in a coyote/mountain lion/bobcat infested area AND our last kitty got eaten we’re pretty sure. Lucky for us, Wednesday mid-morning, who should show up at our door, but Miss Annabell. Whew!

Since I never post photos of her…here’s a cute one of her napping

And one of her saying cheese

Her momentary disappearance made me realize what a great cat she’s been for us; putting up with the kids fighting over her, dressing her up, mauling her and now the dog chasing her around. She’s a snuggler when she’s inside and miss wild-mouser when she’s outside. The perfect combo.

Things that make you say “ohmmmmm”…

We have Rocky the Yogi dog apparently. He rarely seems to lay like a dog, but contorts himself into all kinds of sprawled out positions. Or, my very favorite, the upside-downward dog-bite-your-leg move (which unfortunately I don’t have a photo of yet)

See?

Exhibit A

Exhibit B