Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Spitz weather

Both our girls like to play in the snow, but today it's just too cold for Emma.
Every time I make her go outside, she just stands there with her eyes shut looking miserable. 
Not Darcy. 
Darcy is a Spitz and she loves this weather. 
She runs... 
and plays... 
and runs some more. 
It's never too cold for a Spitz!
December 2014


When it's cold and snowy, the geese gather at the golf course next to the barn.
Sometimes they all take to the air at the same time like a big, dark, noisy cloud.
December 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Ryan's laptop

My friend, Tiffany, sent the boys a new-to-them laptop.
Unfortunately for James, the laptop arrived while he was still in Vegas.  I'm pretty sure it's Ryan's laptop now. 
December 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

White day after Christmas

We had a sort of white Christmas.  It snowed, but not until after the sun had gone down.  I'm not sure that counts!  

Oh well.  Dogs didn't care.  They think snow after Christmas is just fine.

December 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas stockings

Christmas morning begins with the stockings.
Ryan can barely contain his excitement. 
Woo hoo!  James got M&M's!
Woo hoo!  Ryan got M&M's!
Woo hoo!  Seth got M&M's! 
They all got underwear, too. 
December 2014

Christmas Eve

Everybody gets to open one present on Christmas Eve...
so it's important that you pick a good one! 
James got a donkey... 
and a robe, 
Ryan got a quadricopter...
and Seth got jellybeans. 
December 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014


Ryan can put his right elbow behind his left ear.
Just watching him do it makes my collarbone hurt! 
December 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Early Christmas

We went to Carol's house for dinner...
and Christmas.
We each had a gift under the tree. 
Ryan got Circus Peanuts. 
So did James. 
Hmmmm.  This doesn't feel like Circus Peanuts. 
Wooden spoons! 
I also got a rat, which James stole...
and two ponies... 
(they're finger puppets)... 
that Emma wants to steal.  Stay away, bad dog! 
 December 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


If she was in Colorado, she would be a Buxton.
December 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa Darcy

Darcy got decorated, too. 
I think she was more offended by the hat than Emma was by the lights.
She'll probably forgive him.
December 2014