Wednesday, February 23, 2011


A and I had a slightly belated yet fun Vday. I got A sick so we postponed our celebrations until he could taste food.  He surprised me with gorgeous roses, chocolates and dinner at a fabulous Brazilian place downtown.
He also slipped the host a Benjamin to get the nicest table in the joint. That's how we roll. 

Don't worry, this photo has nothing to do with Vday...Saturday morning we woke up with no power so this is what our candlelit living room looks like. A is in the chair by the windows. Can't see him? Oh me neither. It felt kind of romantic and a little like a scene in a horror movie. I wouldn't have done well before electricity.  
Don't fret, we are all powered up now. I've never been so happy to flip on a lightswitch.

Then on Sunday Mother Nature delivered a present. Lucky Cleve. She sure does have a sense of humor. 50 degrees one day then BAM, back down to 0. She's just reminding us of who's the boss around here.
At least it was gorgeous. Everything was covered in ice. (including our car, not so cool) The trees all have little icicles and at night they sparkle. Just gorgeous darling.

In one week we will be soaking up some rays though. Which I most definitely prefer.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I am nostalgic

After I put the video up of A and K wrestling last week I decided to go through our videos just to see what we have. I suddenly got slightly weepy and nostalgic. When did you get so big buddy? humph.

and then this was the dagger to the heart...

Other than the fact that I need another puppy nothing is new. I got really sick last week and then immediately gave it to A. I am transferring departments at Nordy's and will be in Kids.
It's a heat wave today (40 degrees, whoo hoo!) so K and I played outside in the sun this afternoon.
Vitamin D never felt so good.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy 20th Lil'Enny!

It is my younger brother's birthday today! Whoo hoo! Party time!
Aaron is one of my best friends. He is crazy, funny, an adrenaline junkie, talented, smart, one of the hardest workers that I know, has the best heart and is a fabulous brother. He forced my parents to make us "play" the silent game at least a few times a day when we were growing up. (he always lost) He watched The Rescuers Down Under and Peter Pan almost every day when we were little. He gave me half of his go cart for my 12th birthday. He has sushi boardshorts. He's an eagle scout. He's gone lobster diving, has his pilot's license and is a total stud. He has a white fang dog. He took care of our mom everyday while she was sick for almost a year. He always has at least 2 motorcycles. He loves adventures. He can husk a coconut on a rebar. He's the funny one in the family. He calls me just to say hi. He is the BEST younger brother a girl could ask for.

This is Andrew: Aaron is kind. Everybody knows it. Sometimes I wish he wasn't so kind because then I wouldn't feel as bad beating him up. Aaron enjoys making others happy--especially his family. He is a calming spirit. He loves life and has an enduring obsession with the next "big thing", be it planes, puppies, or motorcycles. Women be forewarned--you might be in his way of the something far bigger. He is, afterall, a renaissance man (and men with talents can't be distracted). He loves dogs, horses, and shooting muskrats at the ranch. Aaron, you are a butthead.


this doesn't have a whole lot to do with Aaron's birthday
other than I told him I'd show him some footage of Kipling's fury.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

waddya think?

This morning I am stranded at the castle while A is at school. (not like I have anything to do) I decided to use my entire morning creating a header for this thing. waddya think? I probably should have just said "a blog for our bulldog" but I don't want to come across as too obsessed...

What did it look like down our street yesterday?
grey, ice and snow
(at least the sun has shown it's glorious face today. Yipee for Vitamin D!!!)

K and I have major cabin fever. Luckily he has his heater, his toys and his bed.
All he needs is a box of bon bons and some soapies.

Once in a while we'll go outside and run around but let me just tell you, K was not made for the snow...
or running.

after a few minutes he's ready to go inside back to his bon bons and soapies.

When I got home from work last night K was ultra sick so A had confined him to the kitchen so he wouldn't throw up on our rugs. Poor baby.
He hasn't thrown up yet today, cross your fingers for my rugs' sake.

Tonight is a farewell dinner at DiBella's with Bryan and Laura and their sweet little Lola.
We're sure going to miss them!
be still my soul