Thursday, November 26, 2015

More From This Week

  Not only are the kids home this week, Brian also took the week off. I asked if he wanted to plan anything, or if I should keep the week free. He said keep it free. So, we've been taking each day as it comes, and snuggling in come evening time. We are enjoying our cold evenings, and had our first real fire in the fireplace last night.
 These two pictures could be filed under "a few of my favorite things" in my house. Just thought I'd share : ) I do love lighting and lanterns, and oddly the shadows they make. So cozy.
 I got this beauty in the mail this week. Someone knows I love chickens, and deviled eggs! The perfect gift!
 Sophie and Brian gave me a run for my money last night playing Farkel by the fire.
 Brian's, not mine, I so hate beer and the smell of beer.
 I love that there's no tv in this room, and we can still get all 3 kids to hang out in here with us.
  Emma's waiting for papa to get the fire going. BTW, by far my favorite purchase so far this winter is these thick, fuzzy blankets we got at Lucky's. Emma is under hers in the picture below, hers has a big buck on it, mine has 2 bucks, and Sophie's has a horse.

 Kona makes me wish google would make a "good hair day" photo edit. Poor guy.
 Below, what a difference a day makes. We had this beautiful tree full of leaves one day.......
 And the next day we had this scrawny thing left out front.  One good windy night and the leaves were gone.

 These are from this morning.  Myles, Sophie and I are home watching the parade, while Emma and Brian got up early to go fish in the delta.

 Ok, so we had one day of rain this week. I let it rain for about an hour and then rounded up the family to go find some mud to let the truck play in. We headed out toward Byron.....but alas...this CA ground just soaks up the water. Not much mud to be found, but I did get to spin around enough that the kids had fun, and Brian got really car sick. He came home and slept for hours.
 That, sadly, is as muddy as I could get it.

This was his muddin outfit. 
And because this blog is supposed to have some sort of outdoor activity on's a few from a Saturday hike Brian and I did just a few weeks back (when comp was down). It was super, super hot.
 Sitting in the dirt, in the shade.
 I love this guy. He got a call on this hike, he was supposed to be at a meeting that he forgot about. He said, sorry, not gonna make it....he didn't try to hurry and get back to the truck and get where he was supposed to be. Love him.  (yeah, I realize that's a terrible picture....but that's us on a Sat when we roll outta bed, don't get pretty-fied, and go for a hike)
I leave you with....a headless buck under a tree.  He wouldn't cooperate and lift his head, so he'll forever be known as the headless buck.  Have a great day!


  1. wow cool cozy living room....I love that you do effects & crop pics these days ;-) like BB Porter!? One of my favs, hope you guys had a good staycation.

    1. Hey, yah, I'm still getting used to the new comp and pictures. Not a fan of windows 10, it's harder to upload, and I'm not liking how windows, chrome, picasa, and google + work together. But I'm getting used to it. When i have the time, like this week, I love to edit! Brian likes the BB Porter. I do not like any form of beer. He informs me it's not beer, it porter...but it all smells the same. Hope you guys are well!

  2. Love all the pictures. Your home is so cozy. Wanted to be snuggled up by the fire. Love you all so much.