Thursday, January 31, 2008

Our fun weather

Today we're having a warmer day than yesterday. Right now as I type it is 6 and with wind chill feels like -3.

SB schools do not have snow days. It snows here too often, they'd be off all the time. They DO call "cold" days. When the wind chill is below -25 degrees, they call it. Yesterday, the temperature in the morning was -12 degrees. But our wind chill was more impressive. It was -39. When it's that cold, you just want to stay in the house warm and snuggly under a quilt. So, that's basically what we did for most of the morning. Later in the afternoon, Travis and I went out to snow blow the driveway. We helped our next door neighbor who is 89 years old so he wouldn't have to be out there too long. By the time we were done, we finally had warmed up, but we had to take several breaks to warm up our fingers.

They're calling for more snow tonight, but I don't think it's supposed to get soooooo cold. I'm still enjoying winter, but these frigid temps I could do without. Luckily, they don't last too long and I have a warm house, with lots of quilts and blankies. :)

I hope you all are having weather to your liking wherever you are!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

She's WHAT???

She's 17!!!!!! I seriously cannot believe my baby girl is 17 years old! How can this be? I'm only 29 myself. :) tee hee With Christmas just behind us, her gifts weren't that thrilling, but she was happy. Jones Soda, Watermelon Laffy Taffy, a Volcom Purse and some fancy schmancy lip gloss. We'll be going shopping at the Mall of America next month when we go over for Dance Competition.

She was born on Monday, January 21 way back in 1991. She had a ton of black hair and was as gorgeous as she could be. She was such a good baby. She rarely cried and when she did, we knew she needed something. She smiled all the time. She has grown into such a fantastic person. Sure, we have some moments, but mostly we get along. This is our Princess the day she was born. She's a little taller now. :) Isn't she beeeyyyyoooootttteeeeeefffffuuuulllll??? :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Even Colder

This morning when we woke up our little temperature thingy said it was -4. The lowest it got last night was -6. The weather channel says with wind chill it's -23. So basically, we won't be sitting out here enjoying the sunshine. We'll stay in the house, thank you very much.

And this is what cold windows do. Yep, that's a nice little layer of ice on the bathroom window upstairs. The house isn't very airtight, so this isn't too surprising, but the glass is very cold and since there is a lot of humidity in there this is what happens. It is a gorgeous day outside, tho. The sky is a gorgeous blue and it's BRIGHT! The weatherman has predicted snow, but when it's this cold even the snowflakes don't want to fall! It's supposed to warm up this week to the teens. We'll see! :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

brrrrr

It's cold out today. When we woke up this morning it was 6 degrees. It's warmed right up, tho. It's 15 now! :) The sun is out so it is beautiful outside. The snow is all glittery and sparkly. It's very bright out too. Here is our front yard with all our accumulated snow. The big piles in front are from the plow and the driveway. Unfortunately, yesterday was in the mid 30s so the roads were wet. Today they are covered with ice. The salt trucks have done a good job covering the roads with salt, but it's all over the car now. Darn!

Tomorrow our high is supposed to be 6 and our low is forecasted to be -1. Good thing we have lots of quilts in the house! Kickoff temp in Green Bay on Sunday is supposed to be 1 with wind chills around-15. Yeah, the Frozen Tundra, baby!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dance Team Video

videoHere are the girls performing at half-time tonight. The video is just off my little camera, not great quality, but you can get an idea of what they do. This is their new routine. They have always done a routine like this, but they've changed it and improved it. It's more competitive now. Watch at your own risk.......I'm telling you, it's not the greatest quality! :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Winners

Well, as several of you know, the Green Bay Packers won last night and are one game closer to the Super Bowl in 10 years. I don't REALLY care about football, but when you live in Wisconsin, you better LOVE the Packers. The played the Seattle Seahawks, and of course, being from WA, I figured I'd better cheer for both teams. :) The final score was Packers 42, Seahawks 20. If you watched the game, you saw the snow they got in GB. Yes, we got the snow too. I cleared the driveway last night around 10:00. There was already about 2 inches. This morning it warmed up and the other 4 inches we got was wet and HEAVY! We broke out the snow blower.

The other winners and more important winners are the Sturgeon Bay Dance Team!! Oh yeah! They competed yesterday in Appleton and won 1st in Pom, 1st in Funk and got the Grand Champion trophy for scoring the highest in the whole competition!!! They got 3 very big, pretty, glittery trophies!! :) Here is a picture of the team with their trophies.

Here is one of some of the chicks - Anisa is in the middle. :) We're quite proud of the chicks.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Skittle the Squirrel


This is Skittle. She's our favorite squirrel. We named her Skittle because she's so tiny. She's been a daily visitor for a long time now. About a month ago, she came into the yard with her tail messed up (all the fur was flat like it was wet) and her back legs not working very well. She was hopping along like a bunny but her tail was just flopping behind her. We think she got hit by a car, but just smacked in the back end. A couple of weeks with a floppy tail, the fur close to her body started getting fluffy. Eventually the end of her tail fell off and now she has a little fluff. She can run full blast and up and down the tree. She hops more like a bunny instead of a squirrel. We love watching her because she gets crazy sometimes and does little flips in the yard. Squirrels are way better than tv! :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

All the Goings On!

Wowee! I can't believe how long I've been slacking. It's already the 8th of January and this is the first post I've made. Sorry to all you who have been waiting to see what adventures we've been having. Time flies when you're having fun, and also when you're lazy. :)

Anyway, well, Christmas. It was wonderful and WHITE. Here are my lovelies by our darling tree. We were going to go to a tree farm to cut a tree down, but we didn't get the tree until the 20th of Dec, and I hated to cut a tree down that had made it all the way to the 20th without being cut. This little tree had already been cut and I didn't want it to die in vain. I know, I'm a freak. Oh well. I don't know what kind of tree it is. It's some sort of fir, maybe a fraser. I DO know it is a cute tree with very soft needles. We didn't get poked at all AND we had it in the house until today and it only dropped a small hand full of needles. We'll be getting the same kind of tree next year, hopefully. The girls got spoiled as usual.

BEFORE Christmas, we had some visitors. My mom, sis and niece. Here are the chicks playing in the snow. My neice wanted snow while she was here. Well, she got it. We were out shopping and it really started snowing. It was great!

We went sledding on Incinerator Hill. Yeah, it's at the dump. That's where we sled in Sturgeon Bay. Eh, whatever. It's fun, even if it is a junk pile! :) Here are Anisa and her auntie Wendy flying down the hill

Travis has gotten a bee in his bonnet (I just like saying that). He has become obsessed with cross country skiing. Hey, it's great exercise, I'm not knocking it, but the girls want to go snowboarding! So, I told him I'd go cross country skiing, but we're taking the chicks snowboarding! He said ok. Here we are all decked out. Check out my cool Napoleon Dynamite boots. :) We had fun, but we were sore the next day. It's amazing which muscles you find you need to work on more.

As I type, it's snowing again. We've had a few days in the 40s and all the snow melted, well, all the snow except the huge piles out on the edge of the yard where it had been plowed or shoveled. The snow tonight is HUGE, GIGANTIC flakes. I had to pick up Anisa from school (band thing) and I shoveled tracks so we don't get ice. I was gone, about 5 minutes and the tracks were almost gone when I got back home. Anisa and I took pictures of the snow and played around a little bit, until I got cold. You can kind of see how big the flakes are in this picture.

So, that's all the latest news from our house. We had a nice New Year's celebration. Anisa went to an overnight party, but came home so she could bring in the New Year with her family. Awwww. :) I was happy about it, since it would have been the first New Year without her. I'll have to post about our little squirrel, Skittle. But that will come in a day or two, when I get a good picture of her, and this can serve as a warning to Wende! :) Hugs and wintery wishes to everyone!!! And I hope you all have a wonderful 2008 with plenty of successes and dreams come true. :)