Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cold & slippery but sunny

It was a really sunny, crisp day today.  The snow was crunchy.
Glenn's family was gathered at his cabin at Big Moon for Krista's (40th) birthday dinner and I was invited.
When I got there, the kids were busy sliding, so I took a few shots.
It's always fun taking pictures with bright sun, snow and lots of colorful winter clothes.
Here is a YouTube video I made of one of the rides by Breanna, Charli & Wynni.
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Milli had on her ice skates for the first time ever.

The ice is so slipper, thank heavens Mom is there to help.

Getting the hang of it
Push and glide, push and glide
Maybe if Mom walks backward it will be easier (not for Mom tho)
Mom & Grandpa helping and a hockey stick to hold on to
It sure is fun
But you have to take a break sometimes and stand someplace where you won't fall down so easily.

But then get back out there learning, Grandma and Mom helping

Milli came in the house to warm up and immediately crashed.
Learning to skate is very hard work, exhausting really.
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Charli, Breanna & Wynni
Glenn is just a big kid
Jackson and his flying saucer
We need a rope tow to get back to the top of the hill....Grandpa?
Jackson and some hockey
Grandpa and Jackson on the same team
Grandma and a little hockey
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In the house, there was visiting and some of the smaller kids and then a wonderful lasagne dinner.
Bryce was snuggled with Grandma so he could have is bottle
Vincent with Grandpa Mark
Somehow I missed getting a picture of many other, owell, next time.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gage and 4th grade basketball & more eagles

I spent the night in Luck last night and this morning I went to Gage's 4th grade basketball games.
The Luck kids won both games and Gage had quite a few points.
He wanted me to take some action shots and post them on my blog.

 Gage with the ball
Driving to the hoop
and the shot.

A tribute to Aaron Rodgers.

This is the LINK to the entire album of photos from today.
On the way home I saw 2 eagles sitting in the same tree where I saw an eagle on my birthday.

It was snowing and windy, but I guess they were hunting for supper.
The one decided that I had taken enough photos.
But I got lucky and got him as he flew away.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fresh snow

A light and fluffy 3 inches of snow fell overnight.
The sun was out this morning and the world was so beautiful.
I am still trying out a 300mm lens, so snapped a few winter scenes from the deck.
A path in the new snow into the woods

Little pine at the edge of the woods

I always love the shadows on snow
I have been listening to books on my iPod while I drive for quite some time, today it dawned on me that I could listen while I push snow off the driveway.  What fun, the work was done in no time.
I'm listening to a good book, Edgar Sawtelle, and it made quick work of the driveway snow, that is for sure.
Life is Good.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quick trip to Luck and back

I had a very successful day today.  I drove to Luck to finally do the final fix on Ryan's computer, and it is done, was easy and everything is working well for them again.  I dropped off my old set of dishes for Angie-yay that she wanted them and yay that they are out of my house.  Then I babysat for a couple of hours for Kyle and Heather so I got a few pictures of the kids to post.
Jens and Ruby were having a blast this afternoon....
But it wasn't long before it was nap time for the baby Jens...
And big sister Ruby needed a little recharge as well.
 But before I left, everyone was back wide awake and silly.
Stella and Ruby thought they were pretty silly wearing the big shoes.
I wonder what time these two finally settled down for bedtime.
I was also test driving a new 300mm camera lens on my trip to Luck.
Much to my delight, 2 eagles were easy to spot along the way.

I was directly under this big guy.
He gave me the eye a couple of times, I took it to mean "Move along".
So I did.


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