Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Day...and lots of pictures

How do you like Tyrel's poor man gloves? Socks. It works.
In some parts of the world, and even in this very country, there is this stuff called snow. We see it now and then.Tuesday was one of those times. 5 to 6 inches here on our property!

 Tommy got about half way to town and got a call from his boss saying not to come in, they wouldn't need everyone. So Stephen called to see if he could put off his loads til the next day since he drives a truck, and that was okay'd. So we had us a snow day!

 The scanner was busy all morning because people don't know how to drive on snow around here. I am one of those people. So I stay home.

Stephen being the brilliant, fun guy that I married decided we would tie a rope to the back of his parents Polaris Ranger, and we could sit on a snow disc, while holding on to the rope to sled. Because West Texas lacks one major thing, other than snow for sledding. Hills. It was LOTS of fun.
Stephen and Tyrel riding behind the Ranger
After we came back to the big house and had some yummy stew for lunch and got littles down for naps, we went back out to do it some more, but the ranger died. Kaput. No worky. So we went and got the pickup and tied the ranger to the back of it and I rode it home. It's not quite as fun as riding the snow disc.

So we came back to the house to warm up for a while, then went on a walk. By then the sun was out and it was starting to melt, so my pictures didn't turn out as I had planned. But then they usually don't. lol. We did actually sled down a "hill" while walking. It is the back of the pond. MN and MJ rolled down the back of the pond towards the water, but for some reason didn't want to sled towards it. Something about not being able to stop.
MN being a "ballerina"
MN got the best snowball hit of the day. See the snow behind Stephen's glasses?
All better
MN, Me and TJ
Racing Stephen. He won....only cause he weighs more....
Snow piled up on Stephen's face while riding behind the Ranger
I don't know
I call this one "Snow.....on a Mesquite....they don't count as trees. :)
MN riding behind the Ranger
Stephen and I
Trying to be creative
By the end of our walk it was already turning to soupy, sludgy, mucky, yuck.

Yay for moisture!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This and That

I don't like posting without pictures. That is why I have not been saying much. I am saving for a new camera, but it will probably be quite awhile before I get one, as the one I want is quite expensive. But I am hoping to use it to make a little extra income. I am not sure how I will do at that, but I'll try.

I am getting close to running a full 3 miles. It is a little less than 9/10ths of a mile around the frontside of the property, and I ran it 3 times today. I am going for 4 full laps before the 5k on March 6th.  I have found that I must have weak ankles. I have never had a problem with them before, but I can hardly run without ankle braces right now. I am hoping keeping up running with strengthen them, but I'm not sure if it works that way with such things.

I have covered or turned around all the mirrors in the house except for the one in the bathroom where I can only see myself from the shoulders up. I was spending way too much time seeing if I was losing any weight with this running, and getting discouraged because if you check every 5 minutes, you can't tell.  Not to mention it made me feel conceited or something like that.  So they will stay covered until at least after March 6th. Even though I don't plan on quitting running then.

Tyrel and Kimber are doing great. Kimber is fast approaching 4 months. Which reminds me that I never wrote a 3 months post for her. She has rolled over 3 times. But they were days between, and it has been over a week since the last time she did. I am not in a hurry anyways. She is happy and healthy.
Tyrel is getting to be such a big boy. I know I always say that, but it amazes me all the time at how grown up he is getting. He looks so big, acts so big, and has been bossing the older kids around as if he was bigger than them....which we are working on letting him know he is not the boss of the big kids, or of Kyle either for that matter.

Well Kimber woke up from her nap, so whatever else I was going to say can wait. Just letting you know I am still here.