Thursday, November 29, 2007

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

We were supposed to go to Seattle today for Eli's pre-op appointments, but when it started to snow yesterday afternoon, I called and cancelled. Good thing, because this is what we woke up to!

Lonnie took a different route to work this morning and saw that trucks and cars were all backed up on the there must have been an accident, or the normal super bad weather on Manastash (the pass between Yakima & Ellensburg). The website showed Snoqualmie pass wasn't bad....just turns out the weather is on our side of the Cascades this time!

His appointments were rescheduled for January 11th. We'll see what the weather does then!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Thanksgiving Table

My sister-in-law Diana set a beautiful table for Thanksgiving. The food was awesome, as always, and we had a very nice time visiting. :)


  1. Eli is healthy right now, and has been in such a great mood lately.
  2. A loving husband who is trying very hard to ride my mood swings with me.
  3. A roof over our heads...and the hunt for a new one! :)
  4. My dear family. I am so blessed!
  5. Incredible friends!
  6. My new Cricut machine (for Scrapbooking).
  7. DSL Internet! Why didn't we get rid of dial-up a loooong time ago?
  8. Cold weather - so I don't feel so guilty for keeping my fleece PJ's on all day.
  9. Enough money to write out Christmas cards every year.
  10. The good nights of sleep Eli has let me get this month!

God bless everyone as we enter this wonderful CHRISTmas season...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's wishing you all a wonderful and VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

May the fond memories you make with your loved ones live on in your hearts forever. We only get one lifetime...make the best of it! :)

I hope you took lots of pictures!

The Freaky Cat People


Pictured: Scruffy, Otie, Monkey, Lily, Maizy, Tigger, & Shasta.

Monday, November 19, 2007

It Snowed!

November 18th and we have snow.
It's very wet so it should melt quick and easy...I hope.
Lon's excited..he looks forward to snowboarding...and driving up in the snow.
Whatever. I'm locked down for winter. Hibernation has begun. HAHA!

Maybe today will be a good day for shopping for my Thanksgiving groceries? Some people might stay home because "of the roads". Hmmm...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Hello Everyone! Can you believe Thanksgiving is a week away? Holy Cow! Where did the year go? That means it's less than six weeks until Christmas!

We are staying in Yakima this year, and having dinner with Lonnie's family. I am taking a garden salad for Lon, and two hot veggie dishes. I looked up some recipes in my "Cooking for the Seasons" cookbook and came up with Broccoli Meringue and Pink-Sauced Beets.
Yum! (My friend Tammy is probably gagging up her breakfast right now! haha)

I will post the recipes later, in case they sound good to anyone!?

My mother in law, Opal, makes THE BEST sweet yams you've ever tasted. They are from scratch, and have tons of butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows! Mmmmm...I can't wait!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Amelia Sketches Eli: [first pose]

My niece Amelia is an Artist. I love her work! While she was here visiting recently, she decided to do some sketches...and Eli got to be the subject :)
Here is a photo of what she was looking at, and then her sketch. It took her about 10 minutes.

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Amelia Sketches Eli: [second pose]

Here is the second sketch Amelia did of Eli.

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