Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snowy Sunday!

Since we enjoy taking pictures of all the snow we get we thought it would be fun to see what kind of fun you have in the winter. If you don't get snow but want to join us with pictures of your snowmen or other winter decorations, please feel free to do so. We are going to post our winter pictures every Sunday morning and hope you will join us.

The first 2 pictures were taken on Wednesday morning in our backyard.

We have almost 2 feet of snow in town already this year.

These pictures were also taken on Wednesday. We took a drive out in the country where Chris hunts. There are some areas where the snow is waist deep.

You can tell that this is a "heavy" snowfall by the way the trees are bending over the road.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday!

As most of you who read our blog know Laurie works at Wal*Mart. Today is a day that no one really wants to go to work to deal with the out of control customers. Our store was pretty calm compared to what happened at THIS store. Is it really worth it to save a couple bucks?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day!

We hope you have a wonderful day with your friends and family!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday!

This is what the Cherry trees looked like this spring at a park we live by.

This is what the Cherry trees look like this week after all the snow.

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Meet Tom... AKA Dad!!

Tom is "Dad" to everyone at Walmart. When ever you are down or sad Dad is always there to listen or to make you laugh. Every day Dad brings in a Ziploc bag of Hershey Kisses and hands them out to all of us. He buys every kind he can find, and if one of us finds a new flavor we buy it for him to hand out. Well a few of us girls decided to make Dad something special.

We made him a Hershey Kiss wreath. We gave it to him on our lunch break on Friday. Chris and I made the wreath on Thursday night. It took a bit of time, but it was so worth the look on Dads face when he opened it.

The directions say to use toothpicks and glue, but we wanted Dad to be able to eat the kisses so we used double sided tape.

Does this look like a happy man or what??

It is very hard to make Dad speechless, but he was Friday. He just kept saying "thank you so much". Today when I went to work I asked him how his wife liked it. He said she loved it and they took pictures of it last night. See it is the little things that put a smile on peoples faces.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Very Sad Day!

Yesterday morning Laurie got a text message from a friend that is an EMT. She said that LaScala was on fire. LaScala was our favorite restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We had been going there for the past 12 years. Click HERE to see one of our last nights there.

There was an apartment upstairs from the restaurant that the owners lived in. If it wasn't for the cleaning lady coming to work and waking the owners up, who knows what could have happened.

13 area fire departments responded to the call, but the building was a complete loss.

We are both going to miss our anniversary dinner there. Click HERE to read more about this story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Taking a Drive!

We had a few errands to run today so we grabbed the camera and went out and about. We saw these deer in the city today. They must know it is hunting season so they made their way here for safety.

We drove up to where Chris and my brother hunt today to take a few pictures. Since the trees were covered yesterday when Chris went hunting he thought we could get some good pictures.

The snow is so heavy that the top of this pine is bending over from the weight.

This is the main trail the guys take to get in the woods. They must have plowed it out today because Chris said it wasn't clear yesterday. In some spots that he was in the snow was 2 feet deep already.

These apple trees are by another spot that the guys hunt. What a waste of apples. No one picked them.

I'm sure the deer eat what they can. We are supposed to get more snow all this week.

Monday, November 17, 2008


A couple of days ago Chris told me he had something in the back end of his truck that he had to show me. I was a little worried since he had been out hunting and had already told me he didn't have any luck getting a deer.

This is what he brought home. He had never seen a mushroom like it and wanted me to see it. It was growing on a tree so he cut it off of to bring home to show me. It was about a foot across.

This is the other side of the mushroom. The texture is really different.

It kind of looks like a honeycomb.

Have you ever seen a mushroom like this before?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Craft Day!

Last year Mom, Tabatha and I made these as our craft for Christmas gifts. This year we are making something else fun.

We will have to take pictures and show you what we are up to today.

The guys are out hunting this morning. Kim got a doe yesterday morning. They were pretty wet after dragging it back to the truck so they came home early. I don't ever remember having an opening day like yesterday. It just down poured all morning. The guys would rather have snow than rain.

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bog River Falls!

After leaving Buttermilk Falls I notice a sign that said "Horseshoe Lake". I told Chris we should turn and see what is down there. We are glad we did. We drove over this bridge to a parking area.

This is what we saw as soon as we got out of our car.

We walked along the rocks to get closer to the small falls.

After getting some pictures, we went up to the bridge to see what it looked like from there. Breath taking I must say.

Chris tried to get to the other side of the falls but it was way to steep to go down.

So we stayed on top of the bridge and took pictures. I can't believe we had never stopped here before.

Next time we will have to bring a lunch. There is a nice picnic area.

The sound of these rivers is just amazing to me.

We hope we aren't boring you with our vacation pictures, but we really want you to see how pretty New York really is.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday!

The other day while we were raking, I noticed what a pretty color our Autumn Joy Sedum had turned so I took a few pictures.

Even though it isn't the bright color it was at the beginning of fall, I think it still looks pretty.

We don't have much blooming in our gardens right now, so the little color we do have really shows up.

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Last week we posted our Columbine. We wanted everyone to know that we looked it up and it will grow in zones 3-9. If you are interested in some seeds please let us know.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Gone Shoppin' !

Mom and I are spending the day together today. We are going to the Hamburg Fair Grounds for Christmas in the Country. It is a craft show that they have every year. We will be stopping at some other stores on the way home, so her trunk could look like this by the time we get home.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
~Edwin Way Teale

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Build Me A Fort Please!!

We had Jerzie for a few hours Saturday night while Mommy and Daddy had their Halloween party and Grandma worked. Aunt Laurie thought it would be fun to build a small fort for Jerzie to play in.

When we were younger, we used to build forts in our living room all the time. Sometimes we would even have sleep overs in them.

Jerzie seemed to have a good time playing in the fort. She made Uncle Chris and Aunt Laurie crawl through it over and over again. Just to hear her giggling cracked us both up.

When I was behind Jerzie trying to get picture of her, Chris told me to come to the other side to get a picture of how she was laying.

I'm sure glad I listened to Chris. I just love both of these pictures of Jerzie. She looks so innocent.

Jerzie had me laughing so hard on Saturday that I was crying. The more she looked at me the harder I laughed and cried. The look on her face was like what is wrong Aunt Laurie.