Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Leah Laugh

A week in review!

This past week has been a real mixture of experiences for sure!!

Where do I start?..... All six of us came down with "the crud" as it is affectionately know here. During that time, my washing machine broke, the VCR broke, the van is still "broke", the dog ran away only to be picked up on the highway by a concerned citizen and taken to the pound. I dropped an open jar of mayonnaise on the floor (you can imagine what my kitchen looked like after that), I scorched one of my nice saucepans cooking rice, then let it scorch again when I was trying to get the original burnt stuff off!! The dog had a serious case of I need to go on? I really really REALLY miss my MOM & DAD!!
BUT after all the trials we also have good things to report... good friends who will go and rescue the dog from the pound (thanks Kristina!). New bunk beds, play time in the snow, good news from the pediatric cardiologist that Adams heart murmur is nothing to worry about, nice family walk on Saturday, coffee with friends, a couple of sunny days, time at the playground, time alone at the grocery store, Auntie Chris who looked after the kids so I could go to the grocery store, a wonderful husband who is always there with a hug and a "it'll be OK honey"!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

"I just need a break, just two minutes.."

Ok, for all of you Moms that just sometimes need 2 minutes break, here are some creative way to safely contain your children......

Dog Kennels work well........

but if that doesn't quite cut it.......

the dryer is an effective place.....

and if all else fails....

...stick them in front of the TV and let Bob the Builder babysit!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I have so many great memories of my growing up years. David & I would spend the summers with Nana & Nandad down in Wales. Horse riding, trout fishing, picking fresh vegetables, playing games, visits to the beach and picking blackberries..... We have been so blessed to have such a great relationship with our Grandparents. They are a perfect example of sticking things out, even through tough times. We love you and wish we could be with you to celebrate today :)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Snow Storm

Well, things are pretty wintery here in Ketchikan. We are expecting a big snow storm tonight, that is expected to dump up to 18 inches of snow. Here is my deck railing right now, we'll see how it looks in the morning!! The wind is really picking up, and the sky is really gray, so maybe this time the weather man will be right.