Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lovin' the Olympics!

We are loving watching the Olympics! I'm so proud of Canada! And all the wonderful athletes! Here is mom's encounter with a torch bearer. Doesn't she look great?!! (Jean, I hope you don't mind me using your picture!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I went for a great walk with mom and dad yesterday on the greenbelt. They have become quite the birdwatching experts so they showed me all the good spots and I took photos. Here's some Boise wild (and not so wild...)life. love and besos...

Winter in Missoula

Will is quite the skier

The wall came down and opened up our living space

Brookie and Emma just completed 6 weeks of lessons

We have had some snow at our place but not as much as we hoped

The trampoline is fun in the winter too!

Brookie and Emma were in the Missoula Children's Theatre Jack and the Bean Stock. It was a crazy week of daily evening practice. They did great!

Brookie had her birthday cake in a hockey locker room and then we skated

The stars of the show!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Bird Count from Boise

The numbers just keep climbing. Since a week ago last Thursday -

Bald eagles - 4 sightings - 3 pairs and one single

Herons - 2 in the river, 1 in the canal, 2 flying over and 4 sightings of herons returning to their nests high in the trees by the river - There were 8 there this morning.

Ducks - Lots of mallards - of course. Widgeons - Always some on the canal and in the pond by River Run. Wood ducks - They are back on the island in the pond by River Run. Today we saw about 5 pairs. Merganzers (See posting on 2/1/09) - on the pond and the river every time we walk. Yesterday - for the first time - what we call "chocolate ducks" are back. They are so pretty with chocolate brown heads, creamy chocolate chests and brown beaks with a white frosting stripe going across it.

Canadian geese - Too many too count - and noisy!!!!

What an amazing world we live in:)
Hey everyone...thought I'd finally get back on here and say hello. I don't have any exciting new pictures, I've mostly been trying to get used to working again and learning a new area of nursing and get settled into some kind of a 'normal' life. St Lukes is good and I like working recovery so far, it's a nice change.
Pics: The trees are here in Boise down by Barber park and here's a picture of Carson and Deena's ferret goin mad for her pencil case. Last one's from the top of the arch in St Louis on our drive across country from Florida. Love to everyone!

Monday, February 1, 2010

These are normally 70 dollars and today you can get them for 20 so if you need one of these Honey go to my kids love theres.