Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Riding in style

Seth and I were talking last night and somehow I ended up telling him the story of my one and only ride in a limousine. Here are the pictures of that event.

Partway through midterm week in the Fall of 1987, one of my neighbors decided that she simply had to go visit her boyfriend in Longmont. She didn't have a car so she shopped around for an alternative mode of transportation. It turned out that it would be cheaper to hire a limo than to take a taxi. It didn't hurt that the limo was also a lot more fun. Before she headed out to Longmont, a bunch of us piled into the limo for a short study break.
Angela, Ronda and I.
Michelle and Angela pretending to partake from the mini bar.
Jennifer pretending to use the car phone.
Car phones were a rarity in 1987. I think we all had to take a turn playing with it!
Fall 1987

Monday, March 29, 2010

The gift that keeps on giving

I had thought that eventually Ryan and James would lose interest in their little rodent friends.Apparently I was wrong. It's been seven months and they are more enamoured than ever.
Apparently there is no better pet...
than a rat!
March 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Weekends in Wellington

In 1989 I was a full time student at Colorado State University. I lived in Fort Collins but all my weekends were spent at my friend Trisha's farm in Wellington. Trisha's family lived on forty acres and owned nearly that many Arabian horses. The old grey mare in the first two pictures was Trisha's favorite--NBD Peace.
This is one of the three horses I rode the most. Her name was NBD Hope. She is pictured with Mama Dog.
Mt View Angelcharm (Angel) was another of my regular mounts. This picture shows us standing in front of one of Wellington's many small lakes.
Me and NBD Thor.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Role reversal

Today must be Opposite Day.James is lying on the floor, sucking on a lollipop and watching cartoons.
Ryan is all dressed up...
and working hard.
Something just isn't right about this!
March 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Y2K babies

Here are some pictures of the first meeting of the Y2K Buxton boys.These were taken at Nana and Papa's old house in Overland Park, Kansas.

Lucas is wishing he had some spiffy shoes like Ryan's.
Baby talk.
Pile up.
A couple other pictures from the same trip. This is Nana and Lucas.
Papa and Lucas. Apparently I didn't think to take pictures of Nana and Papa with either of their other grandkids. Oh well!
November 2000

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Ryan's first word was "'ight." Turning the 'ights on and off was one of his favorite pastimes in 2001.July 2001

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mama's new camera

Seth gave me a brand new digital SLR camera for Mother's Day in 2006. This is the first picture I took with it. And a few others from the same day.

May 2006

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another birthday

James wasn't the only Buxton who celebrated a birthday recently. Abbie turned sixteen a couple weeks ago. She didn't have a party, but she did enjoy her homemade chicken and oatmeal birthday cake.Mmmm, mmmm. That cake was plate lickin' good.
Maggie liked it, too!
February 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

James' Birthday, Part Three

James' eighth birthday party was held this past Saturday at a nearby bowling alley.Sometimes last really is best!
This was not just bowling, but "Cosmic Bowling." Most of the lighting was provided by disco balls.
Since James was the birthday boy, he got to bowl first.
James in action.
Ryan and Nate waiting at the ball return.
Ryan's victory dance after bowling a strike.
James and Javier sharing funny anecdotes.
"Back-up" guest, Nate.
Javier, Ryan, James, Nate and Yesi all watch as Javier's ball rolls slowly down the lane. Jozsh had lost interest in the game by this point and was patiently waiting on the food.
Jozsh, Ryan and Nate.
The birthday boy.
Of course no party is complete without cake. Here is James getting ready to blow out all those candles.Yay! It looks like James will get his birthday wish!
After cake, it was time to open the presents.
Yay, it's a book!
March 2010