Friday, December 24, 2010

Cannot wait...


bacon wrapped scallops/shrimp
Cajun & dill/garlic

Merry Christmas Eve!

Ho ha ha!

Are you done shopping yet? One more trip out for me, short n sweet I hope...
I'm going to surprise Steve with a special dinner of bacon wrapped scallops (dill/garlic) & shrimp (Cajun?) and fresh pineapple. I might pull a small piece of king for appetizer dinner for us. Using the oven since the bbq looks really COLD! Thanks to Hunter for taking care of the snow on the porch. And a special thanks to Kevin for the two boxes of wood out front this morning, yehoo for a fire tonight. Sans kids this eve, but they'll both be home at noon tomorrow. Tonight we'll be wrapping presents and eating yummers! Have a safe holiday weekend.

Love the blooms...tons of buds too.

Hunter went nuts taking pics
of an eagle circling our tree.

The eagle flew around several times,
Hunter was stalking it...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Do you believe in Karma?

Good becomes good!

and bad, well, look for a lump of coal in the ol' stocking. Try being good, because the bad really multiplies! We're thankful to have so many people in our lives who care. When I think our life is rough, I think about people who are alone and without support. No matter how things are or what comes our way, we are truly blessed to have each other and our family and friends. Thanks be to God! I hope everyone has a safe and fantastic holiday! Happy trails...

We all love the magician,
pick me, pick me!

The kids are getting too big for this.

Mom & Me Tea with Girl Scouts.

Steve & Hunter bowling with Cub Scouts,
after the kids Christmas party.

The DEL team!
Thanks goodness it's over.

Christmas program at church.

Yummers I never got to try, dang it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

We're blooming!

I love Christmas cactus!

Marina's Volleyball Tournament.

UNLV Library

My night out alone in Vegas!
Got lots of walking in...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our family...

Our weekend!

Friday was awesome. After we finished our chores we made it to the hill at the school. Fresh untouched powder, all ours for the taking. A great way to burn the extra calories, deep snow!

Well, we made it to the movies on Saturday and got one of the last spots in the parking lot at Century 16, what the??? It was jam packed. Never will I go to that theater drink refills, unless you pay $3. We spent over $50 on a cartoon. Regal is way better for the $.

We just put the kids to bed to read and now I'm off to pack because I'm leaving to Vegas tomorrow. Hoping for some good times, it should be really fun at UNLV! I'm definitely going to miss the family, but I'm looking forward to Steve having a whole week with the kids. Lots of running around for him, thank goodness he doesn't have to work. His days on paper already look full.

I'm also hoping for a plane with free wi-fi from Anchortown to Seattle and on. Thanks to Honda for the promo! I can finish my Christmas calendar on the plane, yehoo! I just finished our Christmas card order online before I got on my blog. Check that off the list, NEXT.

The countdown to Christmas is on...

Take care all.
Happy trails

Friday, November 26, 2010

Put up tree & have a fire

tonight I hope!

At 3:30 today, Steve will be off work for 11 days! I gave him my truck to drive to work and skipped Black Friday. We have some serious deep in our driveway! The kids and I are going to stay home and play in the snow! I'm suiting up, sled hill here we come.

With the last two days of this three day week canceled, a lot of chores got done around the house. I am feeling better already;-) Marina's Birthday & Thanksgiving were nice but went too fast. The kids had pie and ice cream after dinner and then birthday cake again right before bed. Steve mentioned something about cake for breakfast...

Steve was up way late...

Mushrooms, the only thing kids don't have to eat!
Thankfully this was just what she ordered.

Extra disk for their viewing pleasure.

We had wanted to go to a movie yesterday, but ran out of time. Maybe this weekend, except we might go ice-fishing. Not enough time in the day to do it all. At retirement maybe? Is there ever enough time?

I'm hoping for a happy New Year that includes continuity and peace! I'm off to to finish the calendar for Christmas, it takes me forever to put them together. I missed our photo opp for Christmas cards last night, so it'll be at church on Sunday.

Have a terrific Thanksgiving weekend!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

...weekend over way too fast

It was yummy!

We went to the valley and bought a snow machine this afternoon. What a view of the sunset on the way home, Anchortown was beautiful! Sad to say that was at 4p.m. When does it start getting lighter?

Steve and Marina went to the 5:01 dinner/service and confirmation and I have a moment to post. We had sushi/sashimi and shrimp Louis last night. I ate the leftover yummys for dinner tonight. A very relaxing weekend, we got to sleep in both days. I love lounging with hubby!

I leave to Las Vegas for a conference the Monday after Thanksgiving. I will visit the culinary program at UNLV too. I wish my husband could meet me there...sadly commitments keep us from fun couple stuff. Going to shower before the fam gets home.

Take it easy this week.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone &
Happy Birthday to Marina!
;-) Heather

Monday, November 1, 2010

More Halloween & birthday fun!

Fall festival...

at the UAA Halloween Fair!

Hunter every Thursday.

Happy birthday to mom!

Happy Friday!
Our weekend ~ changing tires,
nummy meals ~n~ getting out.

Red Green on Saturday
sleeping in before the
La Mex get together on Sunday!

Oh yeah, & chores! ha ha

Happy trails this weekend.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween week...

Happy weekend!
Hunter all decked out.

Hunter raced his boat in the rain gutter regatta on Thursday at scouts. He did an awesome job and took 1st place. This was after the Fall Festival at Aquarian, where we ate chili to our hearts content and enjoyed the fun of costumes, candy, and the haunted woods.

Marina is Sierra from
Total Drama World Tour.

I bought a set w/horns, tail, and a wand,
very fitting if my husband had been around.

Hunter is a skeleton.

Marina wanted me to take this...?
the end of the road for us this day.

We had a reprieve on Friday & actually got to enjoy the day, shopping and hanging with my handsome hubby, who was off for other reasons...ha! I went to the UAA Halloween carnival with the kids this afternoon. Steve stayed home to finish making moose pepperoni and get started making cheesy halibut in dill sauce for dinner. Now we're all cleaning house and getting ready for my mom's 75th birthday on Monday. Lots to do and a very little time to do it.

Happy Halloween eve to all!
Take care,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy trails!

The view of Mt. Denali!

From our living room!

An unexpected surprise visit...
actually two extra visits,
& again in November too, yehoo!

We made the most wonderful maple sausage!
Steve fried up 2 pieces right out of the grinder.

We eat pretty good around here.
Now off to Church for family bible study
& Marina's Confirmation class.
I can't believe the weekend is almost over.
Have a terrific week everyone!
Take care, Heather