Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

This past weekend we ventured up to Alexandria to celebrate my Grandma's 79th (really 80th-she's in denial) birthday.  Here she is coming in to the loudly decorated kitchen and living room area.

Here we are...  Three generations of women.  I don't think we look too bad.  
Here is Grandma with her birthday flowers.  She loves lime green, so we made sure they had plenty of her color.
And, once again, here are the best friends.  With my dad not having much work to do over the winter, he and his best friend had a lot of breakfasts together.  
After a great birthday dinner of steaks on the grill, we had a rousing game of bingo from the new bingo ball purchased at Fleet Farm.  Happy Birthday Grandma.  Hope you had as much fun as we did.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hello Birds!

The porch has been used for many good times in both the winter and the summer.  With the recent snow fall, our bird feeders have been packed and we even have 3 pigeons out there eating.  As you can see, this has brought on many sleepless mornings and afternoons while the kittens figure out how to get out at those birds.  This is Milo standing on his hinds taking a look.

After howling for 30 minutes, the kit cats get their way and head outside.  This is their bird watching station on the window ledge.  They still can't figure out why the birds don't fly into the feeders when they are out there.  Doesn't mean they want to go outside everyday to see if there has been a change.  I'll be happy when spring and summer come again.  

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Other Woman!

We've had Trinny Snowpants for almost 2 years now and she has always been kind of independent and shy.  This is no longer the case.  CJ decided a few months ago to let her sleep with us and since then, they have slowly kicked me out of the bed.  Trinny can often be found sitting with her "daddy" at night time just watching tv.  

The other night, I came home from work around 4:00am and found Trinny in my place with the mattress pad heater set at 2 bars.   She was tucked under a blanket and there was obviously no room for me.  I was forced to the guest room.  
As you can plainly see from the photos, I have been replaced by Trinny Snowpants!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy Valentines Day-A little late!

Chris and I were both working on Valentines Day this year, but we still made time to celebrate.  Here is Trinny Snowpants enjoying the sunshine and her new valentines day flowers from her daddy.  I think she really does think they were for her.  

Copper Mountain

The first weekend in February, CJ and I took a trip to Copper Mountain in Colorado for a "Medical Conference".  We had a great time and loved Copper.  The only problems we encountered were headaches for the first couple of days and extreme shortness of breath for Megs.  By the time we left though, I was finally feeling normal. 

Here's CJ and I on one of the many "green" runs that he stayed to ski with me.  
Here's CJ heading to a harder run, while I decided to loop back to the chalet for another hot chocolate.  I think I took more breaks than I actually skied, but still had a great time.  
Here's the road heading out of Denver and heading into the mountains. 
We had a great time and would love to go back next year.  Hope they decide to have another fun conference there!