Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tip of the day

Tip of the day: don't leave the bathroom door open.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Soup for dinner

Soup! This is pretty much the same as my previous soup I made last year. It has homemade turkey meatballs, and acini de pepe noodles. I added poblano and jalapeno peppers, bok choy, spinach, oregano, pepper, cumin, and smoked paprika. I will garnish with a ton of fresh cilantro!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More randoms

Matt and Whiskey cuddling on the couch

Matt playing the guitar.

too bright, but I thought I would show how crazy W gets when Matt plays the guitar

It is crazy windy today! The garbage cans are everywhere!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Picture Day

I have never had such a hard time with pictures and captions as I have had this morning!! Grr! Because of this, many of these do not have captions. The two near the bottom of Amanda and I are of us looking at my new signed Pioneer Woman Cookbook!! Amanda graciously got this for me for Christmas! The pictures in the book are sooo cute! 

The rest of the pictures are of Whiskey at home or Whiskey and Matt at Sno Pt. Park in Snoqualmie from over the weekend.  It has been very windy here almost every day! I lost the wreath from my front door a couple of days ago, only to find it returned to me the other night!! We also had one of the panels from our fence fall over because of the wind. Matt and his dad fortunately were able to get it back up and in place.  Luckily, our new trees seem to be holding for now.

Here is W bracing against the crazy wind

My cute boys at sunrise



Beautiful sunrise
He loves his sticks!
More sunrise

Thursday, January 7, 2010


2009 Year in Review

January    *Matt and I went to Kuaui

February   * I started swimming to train for a Sprint Triathlon
                 * Had to take xrays of W's belly-he just ate too much

March      *Celebrated Matt and Bryan's birthdays with a Sounders game!

       * It snowed...a lot!

April   *Went to Neah Bay to celebrate Katie's birthday
           *Matt built our shed

May  *Had a BBQ or two

June   *Got some new trees in the front yard

          *Whiskey was cute

July    *Hiked near Mt. Rainier

        * Had some Southern visitors  (Matt's cousin) & toured Seattle

                * Visited Cle Elum
                * Bought a really expensive vacuum!
                * The Joner's came for a visit
                * Painted the family room
                * Started the retaining wall/firepit
                * Spent a LOT of time at Rattlesnake Lake

August     * Finished the firepit/retaining wall

                * Completed a Sprint Triathlon

                 *  Camping with the Camps

September   *  Camping with Bry and Amanda in Cle Elum

               *Whiskey got "cold tail" syndrome

               *Whiskey got hip xrays, then we found out he had a tick
               *Saw Wicked
               *Bryan and Amanda got engaged!

October     *Carved pumpkins
                  *Traveled to Italy!

November    *Made loads of pumpkin cream sandwiches
                    *Had family over for Thanksgiving dinner
                    *Ty and Elizabeth came for a visit!

December    *Enjoyed Christmas
                    *Had several dinner parties
                    *Watched fireworks for New Year's Eve just miles away from the Space Needle (I forgot to take pictures)