Sunday, September 15, 2013

On the Current

If you have never been on the river in the rain, I highly suggest it. No blinding sun, you're already getting wet, and no crowds! Canoeing with dogs is a challenge. They seemed to have to look out the same side of the boat at the same time, so we worked a ton on keeping the boat steady. I loved the color of the water. We went right before they closed a lot of the roads down, in the middle of the rain storm, so the river was pretty high and flowing nicely. This place had the best deal and let us take the pooches without charging outrageously for it.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Animals

I have always believed that animals were placed on earth for companionship. William would say that he most values the amusement factor.
This would be right after one of Teddy's shaves. Looks like some poor animal lost a battle with a badger.

Surprise, Suprise

Since we bought our house in the winter, we didn't get a chance to see what all we had as far as plants. This spring was exciting. We have two lilac bushes, but they didn't bloom so well this year so I will have to look into that.
This was just a stump with no sign of life. It really shot up, though we still don't know what it is.
During the snow storms earlier this year we had quite a few branches fall. We cut them up and stashed them under the deck.
I was out mowing the back when this thing flew up at me. Poor thing got whacked by the lawn mower. If it was poisonous I wouldn't have minded, but since it was a guarder snake, I felt a little bad about it.

Our Masterpieces

There is this place downtown called Canvas on Broadway. It's a class setting where an artist shows you how to paint a given piece of art step by step. This is what we did for my birthday celebration. Aren't they awesome!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Need a game to play for family game night (because everyone should have family game night). See if you can get your hands on Crush. It is a whole lot like Farkle and totally luck based, but it is fun!