Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Snow day

I know this isn't much snow, but It snowed HUGE snowballs for about 30 minutes. Now it's back to tiny sleet.
Don't worry about the cats. They are safe and warm and in their own kitty comas on the couch.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Christmas photos

Here's our very merry Christmas summary. Mom had SOOOO many great pictures. I might have to add even more later.
Here we all are: Abbie, Mom (or Grammy), Dad (or Grampy) in front. Me, Caleb up there in the back, Dan, Mark over Dan's shoulder, Luke in Audrey's hands, and my brother John.
Dan showing the kids how it's done.
The train!!! Who's steering this thing?!?! Maggie?
Luke's life is the hands of his big brother, Caleb! Luke is child number 4 for those of you who understand the principles of parenting.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Dirty cat

This is BanDubh on New Years day. He must have spent the night under or in someone's car. He is not ordinarily the cleanest cat, but this is exceptionally gross. His sweetness makes him irresistible.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy 2007

I can't believe it's been a whole month since I wrote! Well, here is a Christmas photo. Yes, that would be Dan and my dad in the middle there. Mom & Dad should be getting back to Amarillo soon and then Mom can send me some more pictures.
This month... Istanpitta did some entertaining for a law firm Christmas party and a house concert. I enjoyed playing/singing with Michelle and Al as always and our hosts are wonderful peolple.
I took my solo act on the road to Midland, TX to surprise my gram & pop in their retirement community. It was wonderful to see them. My aunt Jill also looks well. My cousin Sarah (Jill's daughter) had her second son on Christmas eve. The evening before the surprise performance, we spent with my gram Nelda, aunt Kim, cousin Jamie and her son Jack Ryan.... oh, and Max & Meggie (Gram's toy fox terriers). I was glad we got the chance to see everyone.
Christmas itself was spent out in Ruidoso, NM. My parents, my brother & his wife and 4 children were all there. Dad did nearly all the cooking... which he does with great volume. He cooks every meal for about 100 people, and then the 10 of us would manage to eat nearly all of it. We went sledding in the remaining snow, and hoped for more snow which finally arrived on the morning Dan and I were leaving. There was about a foot of new fuffly white snow on the ground when we woke up. Luckily, the snow had only fallen on Ruidoso itself and the rest of the drive was uneventful. That's my mom shoveling snow... and she's smiling!
Until I get some more pictures.... that's all for now :-)