Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

Sorry I disappear like this so often. It's been crazy here lately! Can't remember if I even mentioned it, but I cooked Thanksgiving dinner! It turned out wonderfully! I even surprised myself! We fried a Turkey, had cranberry pecan stuffing, sweet yams, mashed potatoes and homemade bread! We ate so much the pumpkin pie and coconut cream pie had to wait until the next day. It was mu first Thanksgiving dinner so I was pretty happy with the outcome.

Winter has finally settled in with a vengeance! We've had some snowfall over the last month, but it's mostly melted off pretty quick with the high altitude sun we have here. started snowing Monday afternoon and didn't really stop until Wednesday. School was canceled Tuesday due to the road conditions and snow...but honestly? We're talking about 6 inches here. I mean, c'mon! These people should try the UP sometime! I don't remember even seeing ground, much less a road, for months at a time when living up there! And the road maintenance people here suck. They just pack everything down so when the sun comes out it turns to ice. It's sort of silly. You'd think that at 7500 feet and in the middle of the Rockies they would have figured this out by now. Shane is complaining that having the temps in the single digits at night is trying...but it's still about 30 or 40 and sunny during the day! I told him to try subzero day in and day out and then he could complain. Not to mention never seeing the sun for months on end! I think they're wimps. I love the winters here!

Shane and I went Christmas Tree hunting last Sunday. We love our little fir we found up in the mountains! The dogs thought we brought the outdoors in and love to lay under it. Surprisingly enough the cats haven't bothered it at all.

Oh yeah! Update. Izzy IS NOT preggers! Yeah! This is seriously the worst time of year to have kittens in the house. She can have them come spring, but right now is out of the question! She came into heat last night so we're safe! She has been gaining weight, but I did switch their food so that could be why.

Come skiing y'all! The mountains have been getting slammed! We've already had avalanches due to heavy snowfall!


randi said...

I LOVE how you dress up the animals. :) They're so adorable...except Sedona looks a little pissed. Hehehe.

Diana Stark said...

I LOVE fried turkey....Yum

The animals are hilarious!!

Glad you're back

AJ said...

Your animal pics are great. I tried to get my dog to sit still with reindeer antlers on and she would not do it. You got great pics of all of your animals!

alanna rose said...

Cute tree! Glad to hear all is well :)