We almost ran out of wood.

Our woodpile was down to a scant few pieces of spruce that Staci, Spencer, and I hauled in a few weeks ago.
A few weeks ago!
We go through about a tree a month.
Todd came up on Saturday, and we spent the day taking down two of the biggest trees I've ever seen (see first photo).
Both were rather hair-raising events. If you want more detail, talk to me in person. Suffice to say I nearly soiled myself twice by the time the sun went down.
Sunday I spent splitting and chopping up our cache.
Hopefully this will buy me some time to finish our house so we can move in...


Holy Snow

our house got a little taste of the winter wonderland we've been waiting for.

The Train Guy

last weekend, we headed down to the library to see the "train guy". replicas of trains from the 1930's wound around the tracks. smoke billowed out of the little engines and miniature dining cars were set up with actual place settings. it is the stillest i have ever seen spencer with the exception of when he is asleep.



How I spent my Thankgiving vacation...

I like to call it the "great escape". We left behind the floods, broken car windows, and Spencer. What a treat to spend some qt with my husband in the little town of La Manzanilla. What was I thankful for? Sleeping in, first class, family, beers for breakfast, sunsets, lots of time in our swimsuits, chilequiles, margaritas for lunch, full moons, sluggish crocodiles, snorkeling, parades, colonial towns, miles of empty beaches, naps, mexican music blaring from megaphones on top of pickup trucks, and having to decide between beers or margaritas for dinner. Oh, how I love Mexico.

Revolution Day...

of course, it wouldn't be complete without a parade of 5 - 8 years olds doing human pyramids and dance routines. and unfortunately, my camera battery ran out before i got any good shots of the 6 year old boys doing crazy hip gyrations like they had seen brittany spears one too many times.


skyliner rox.

For some reason, my initiative has all but disappeared since Mexico.



We knew we had inadequate insulation, but this is crazy.
The one on the far right is over 8 ft. long!