Monday, November 29, 2010

Can your heart out

It was the perfect storm of free jars, free produce, and nothing to do. Now the harvest is over and the totals are in.

Carrots: Grandpa Smith's garden
47 pints, 13 quarts

Tomatoes: Gpa Smith & Terry's Gardens
6 pints, 9 quarts

Grape Juice: Terry and Becky's back yard
47 quarts

Applesauce: Church Orchard
54 quarts

Blackberry Syrup & Jam: Walter's Hill
9 pints, 2 quarts

October 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lola loves. . .







Wrestling with Uncle Tom

October 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


One very scary dragon and bat to boot.

Trick-or-treating with Gpa at HP.

October 30, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


October 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Good Lookin'

October 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Notice the eyebrows.

October 5, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nick does the Portland Marathon!

Despite spending the entire day before on his feet packing our Uhaul (a great pre-race activity), and a pesky knee injury a few weeks prior, Nick is feeling as optimistic as one can at 5:45am and looking fast might I add.

It should come as no surprise to you to hear it rained the entire race. Not typical Portland drizzle, but full on rain. Lovely. I zipped around on my bike catching Nick along the way. I got to mile 4ish just in time to snap a blurry picture as Nick zipped by trailing the 3:15 group. (He's the white shirt just to the right of the tree on the left. See him?!)

Mile 11ish. Looking fantastic and wet.

Photo opp at 14.

Here I am freezing at mile 24 where I waited over 2 hours watching digression from gazelle-like male leaders, followed by the gazelle-women, then fit coeds of all body types, and lastly the masses--the limpers, walkers, old and haggard. . . and Nick, who's knees gave up the ghost about halfway through so he ranwalkedskippedlimped the remaining 13 miles. You'll have to ask him why, I'm completely baffled.

Mile 24.

I just missed him at the finish, but caught the funny sign accompanied by a blarring aria. hehe

He did it!!!!

And to celebrate, let's drive a 24 foot Uhaul in the rain back to Boise. What a weekend.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dogs: best part of soccer practice

October 9, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Aunt Nat

Within a week Natalie accepted a job, bought a car, packed her stuff, moved to Austin Texas, and stopped to see us on her drive out. Whew.

October 8, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

I love capes

October 5, 2010