Snow Record!!

We've set a record!! I read in the paper today that Spokane set an all-time record:
the most snow in any month since record keeping began in 1881.

With our snowfall yesterday, the December total for snow fall at the airport is at 59.7 inches, with the majority of it falling in the last 2 weeks. And it's snowing again!!! Totally crazy if you ask me...I hope it stops soon. I'm running out of places to put it!!


Dad's B-Day ~ Christmas

Dad's Birthday ~ 12/20/08
Instead of cake, I made him yummy pistachio layered dessert!!
Helping Grandpa blow out his candles and....

...open his presents.

Blue & White Snowflake Christmas Dinner ~ 12/25/08

Some of the hungry guests...

The cookies that I made...
You could say that we had plenty o' cookies...they didn't all fit in the picture!
There were a couple little kidlets that just couldn't seem to make up their minds...

Some goodies for Reagan & Kaylee...

Fun & Games & Goofiness the rest of the night...


I Miss My Computer!!

So, last Sunday, my laptop decided to fizzle, hopefully not for good. It's currently visiting the computer doctor to see if there is a remedy for it's affliction. In the meantime, I'm forced to borrow Becky's or use my ancient PC in my basement that is slower than molasses, blah, blah, blah!! So, I hope to be able to post something soon. I didn't want to hassle with downloading my pics on Becky's computer and then have to delete them so you'll all just have to wait. But I liked this pic that Becky took of Kiona & I on Christmas so I'll just include it for now!


Is Winter Over Yet???

It's been snowing for over 24 hours non-stop!!! It took me 2 hours & 15 minutes to get home from work last night (normally takes 15 minutes!). One of my neighbors (thankfully) had snow blown my walkway, driveway, and sidewalk but you wouldn't know it this morning. There was another good foot out there this morning...took over 2 hours to get it shoveled and at least another inch had accumulated by the time I finished.

Believe it or not, I have no hat on!!!


Teddy Bear Toss w/the Spokane Chiefs!

The Spokane Chiefs held their annual Teddy Bear Toss Night tonight! Fans are encouraged to bring new or slightly used teddy bears & stuffed animals to be distrubuted to less fortunate kids in the Spokane area. The rules are....when the Chiefs score their first goal, let 'em fly!! We didn't have to wait long...we scored less than 4 minutes into the game. It's always fun to watch and this year they collected 4,067, a new record for Spokane!! A great cause!

Reagan giving my bear bunny ears while the team warms up!

Let 'em fly....watch your head, here they come!! :-)

A local Ford dealership loaned the team 3 trucks to load 'em all up. Players & volunteers get them all picked up in probably 10-15 minutes (I didn't watch the clock, but it's always quick considering the big number!! The biggest bear of all (Chiefs mascot, Boomer) took a ride in the last truck off the ice!

What a nut!!

Final Score....Spokane Chiefs 6, Kootenay Ice 2 (We led 5-1 after1)