Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A short trip to Tahoe with Hannah

One day during our stay in Reno there wasn't much to do and I wanted to go take photos at Tahoe. Minna and none of my siblings wanted to go for the drive. So I invited Hannah, who is pretty much up for anything.

We got out of the truck and it was really cold. I didn't want Hannah running around (we were at scenic outlook where lots of cars pull off) so I put down a sweatshirt on the snowbank and put some gloves on her and she sat there happily while I took photos.

This thing has arrows pointing to various sites around the lake. None of which you could see because of the fog. Hannah wanted to sit right there.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sledding on Christmas Day

This is Jane and I sledding on Christmas Day. She loved it, despite not having gloves or mittens. She laughed and laughed at Lucy (the dog) running along with us. It was such a fun snow day.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

The most memorable thing about this Christmas is the snow. We woke up to a few inches, we opened presents and it kept on snowing. Eventually we went out to play in the snow.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Skeet shooting

I did ok for doing it twice in my life. I really enjoyed shooting this over-under shotgun.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We are related

Sometimes I'm amazed at Hannah, she is so beautiful.

Monday, December 22, 2008

My mom's head injury

My dad was watching Ben and I playing ping-pong in the garage and Minna came into let my dad know that there had been an accident.

We went in to find my mom sitting on the floor in pain. She had tripped backward and hit her head on an end table. There was a pool of blood on the floor and someone was holding a white cloth with red stains to her head. Her hands were tingly and she said she saw stars.

She cut her head open pretty good.

She refused to go to a doctor, so we called my brother the doctor and he recommended we put some stuff on it to hold the wound closed. That didn't work. We called our veterinarian friend and he sewed her head shut. We were all entertained as he was very handy at the needle and thread.

She is fine, and has been medicated and so she doesn't have a head ache. It's been quite a Sunday afternoon.

This photo is from when we were sending photos of the wound to Jeromy. And we took photos with a ruler. We were trying to see if he thought we should take her to the doctor.

All us kids were very impressed by her tolerance for pain.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

An announcement

I would like my three readers (all relatives) to know that I've started a new blog dedicated to taking quality photos with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera.

Click here to go to my new blog.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm Twittering

I'm finally doing this.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Birthday

I never really wrote anything about my birthday, so now I will... nearly three weeks later.

The Chiropractor

We started the day going to the chiropractor for Minna. I was happy to have her feel better. Her back was really bothering her.

Boom Noodle
Minna's parents took care of the kids. Minna and I went to Capital Hill in Seattle and ate at Boom. This delicious noodle place, where I had the biggest bowl of soup I think I've ever eaten.

Toy Store
Right around the corner from Boom was this awesome boutique toy store. We played with all sorts of toys. It's so fun to go into a toy store without kids.

The Movie
We watched Twilight. Which wasn't as good as the book. But the movie was entertaining.

At Home
We had a little celebration at home where Minna gave me a stove top grill! Minna's parents gave me the Planet Earth DVD set. I also received the first Horatio Hornblower book.

I really, really enjoyed my birthday. I had so much fun and it was all so stress free. It was one of the best birthdays I can remember.

Thursday, December 04, 2008