Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Santa did bring me that new camera but unfortunately it was not compatible with my computer so I had to send it back to Amazon and get something else. I'm taking a blogging break until my new camera comes in, I don't feel like using my old, yucky, broke down camera again.

This is the snow from almost 2 weeks ago, that's when this picture was taken. A lot of snow is still on the ground, taking a long time to melt, too long!

Well, have a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

So much snow is still on the ground, but at least the roads are cleared and people can finish up their Christmas shopping. I didn't get out until Tuesday and it was crazy crowded out, everywhere. The snow really put a damper on everyone's Christmas plans over the weekend so everyone has been scrambling around to get it done this week! I have some baking to finish today and waiting on 3 presents to get here from the UPS man. They will be here today, right?!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my friends all over the world! Sorry I haven't been stopping by but it's been busy around here, you know how it is!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Tale of Two Snowmen

This redneck snowman has had too much Christmas celebration and is passed out with his can of beer in his hand....

And this little fattie has had one too many Wendy's dinners and it's gone straight to his middle haha

Nick and the boys worked on these snowmen on Sunday. We got a lot of snow dumped on us, starting Friday at about 4 and didn't let up till Saturday morning. There are reports from all around Botetourt County of 14.5 to 15.5 inches. Our yards are still covered but the roads are cleared. I haven't been out yet but will see what it looks like a little later when I take Ashlyn and her friend to the mall.

Are you ready for Christmas? I have a couple of small things to pick up and quite a bit of baking to tackle today and tomorrow!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Buchanan Christmas Parade V

Daughters of the Confederacy, Buchanan Chapter.

We are expecting a huge winter storm today. Snow over a foot, possibly 18 inches is predicted. A lot of schools in the area are closing early, still waiting to see what our schools are going to do.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Buchanan Christmas Parade II

This is the James River High School Band. James River is our rival school, we are Lord Botetourt, which by the way weren't in the parade for some reason, but still, even being the rival school, I went ahead and took their picture because I'm nice like that haha...Don't you love the sound of the band though?!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Buchanan Christmas Parade I

On Saturday afternoon we went to the Buchanan Christmas Parade. We missed Fincastle's parade which was last weekend when the weather was so yucky. It was cold Saturday, but at least it was dry. Ashlyn is missing in this picture, she went to the mall with a friend to do some Christmas shopping.

We watched Four Christmases last night, really funny!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

And so our snow day draws to an end....but there might be more snow in store for us Saturday!

To see skies from all over the world, visit SKYLEY!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowy Soccer Fields

The soccer fields at the Botetourt Sports Complex. This is where Braden and Dalton have football practice.

No more traces of snow here but the ground is so soggy from the rain we got yesterday and the snow melting. It's sunny out today but supposed to get pretty windy, which has some concerned about trees getting blown over because of the extra wet ground.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


The boys really look forward to the snow so they can snowboard. We don't get much here, in fact last year we didn't really get any till around March. (Some of you might remember seeing my pictures.) We got a lot of snow that time but since this is only our second winter here, I don't have much to compare it to. Our snow from Saturday is almost totally gone, although there are a few patches here and there. We are supposed to get some rain here any minute now, mixed with some sleet later tonight.

I thought this picture looked almost black and white, except for Braden's bright orange hat!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow Dog

Christian is trying to have Bella pull him around the yard. Actually she is just trying to get to another dog that is running around loose. I don't know how he can lay like that in the snow, makes me cold just looking at it!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tropical Snow

Saturday it snowed all day. The boys wanted to go over to the Botetourt Sports Complex and snow board down some hills there. Here's the baseball fields with the "Tropical Sno" and ice machines, not really needed today!

It's Sunday morning (have this set to post for Monday) and the snow is melting quickly!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

A pretty view from the Blue Ridge Parkway towards the end of our hike, it will be dark soon! Too see skies from all over the world, visit SKYLEY!

Hornet's Nest

Last fall we were out walking around and I happened to see one of these up high in a tree not knowing what it was. Recently I've seen a couple of CDP blogs posting about these and turns out it's a hornet's nest. You learn so much from the CDP community, don't you?! I found this one while out on our little hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blue Ridge Parkway

A couple of weeks ago, Ashlyn went out to dinner with her boyfriend and his family. Nick and I wanted to take a little drive so we grabbed the keys and the boys and jumped on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a horse trail we stopped at and took a little walk along. I'll show you more views from our walk this week.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Theme Day - Waiting

Wow, Theme Day this month really snuck up on me! I missed last month's Theme Day for some reason, can't remember why but I'm sure I had a good excuse and by the time I realized it's time again for Theme Day, it was too cold and wet outside to try to get some pictures so I decided to plow through my picture files and see what would strike me as "waiting", all of a sudden it hit me, this is waiting, in a sense, for me. I'll explain....Sunday Braden and Dalton were invited to a Birthday Party at a roller skating rink. Here all the boys are in the party room, eating pizza and Birthday cake and were laughing at each other because the icing on the cake made their tongues blue so I told them I'd take their picture with their blue tongues. Remember, my camera is broken and stuck on one setting and it's zoom only. So here we are in a tiny party room and I'm telling the kids "skooch in closer, ok, closer, that's good, skooch together just a little closer" as my back is as pressed to the back wall of the room as I can get, I finally, almost, get all the boys in the shot,, I'm "WAITING" on Santa to bring me a new camera! I've been good (for the most part) please Santa, if you are reading this, please bring me that Canon Power Shot, like my old one that broke (before this one that broke) that allowed even me to take good pictures! I'll be "waiting"!

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