The building behind my office caught fire and it was a doozy! We could feel the heat from our yard.

The pictures don't really do it justice to how big it was:

And then our parking lot turned into a lake from all the water they were spraying and we also have a rushing river going down our street!

And then on top of all that we got evacuated because of a threat of Anhydrous Ammonia! So who knows when we will get back in there!! Which is great to get to leave early but at this time of year I have way too much stuff to do to be fooling off!!


Christmas 2008


Ruthie came home!!

Good eats

(I couldn't even get all of them in the picture)

A few fun things for the kids

Princesess and a new Chiefs t-shirt for Kaylee

Legos and a Chief's had for Reagan

Also check out his cool new shirt from Aunt Donna:

Fun & Frivolity:

Kiona & Monica
Dad and his chocolate "Crisp Kringle" earrings!

Kiona, Tammy, and Reagan's best "Redneck Face"
Monica wins!

"And see here Dad, this is how my new goalie works"


This isn't a picture of Tammy looking adorable (I mean it is, but that's not what I was going for) but of the cookie snatcher in the background. She just couldn't decide what to pick! Decisions, decisions.............
Kaylee and her Daddy

Dad surveying all the "Fun and Frivolity"

More fun!!


Baking! mmmmmmmmmmmm

So I went a little crazy with my baking this year but there's not a whole lot else to do with all this snow!

Sugar Cookies:

Russian Teacakes:


(Auntie Minnie: You used to send these to dad and I just loved them so I decided to try and make them. Well I tried my finished product they tasted just like yours! I was so excited!!)

Shortbread with chocolate spread:


Winter silliness............

This is what happens when you get all snowed in..............

And since Kaylee's Gingerbread Play was cancelled last night due to something about snow (not sure what that was all about...........) I asked her to recite her part for us:

And here is Juliette attepting to find her car today :)


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow........and snow, and snow, and snow some more!

So since it's been snowing for over 24 hours now, this is what happens................
When I started shoveling there was about 12 inches and by the time I got done, the area where I had started already had about an 1 1/2 of more snow!

And no, that's not a white hat I'm wearing! By the time I came in I had a white crusty snow-hat on my head!

As you can tell, I am thrilled to be out shoveling! I'm just beyond excited at the knowledge that I have to go back out in a little while and DO IT ALL AGAIN!!!!!


Cutest niece ever :)

I just love this picture of Kaylee and me so thought I would add it here.......