Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Look at the pretty snake Daddy!

Last week as we were getting ready to head out, and this little fella made his appearance in the back yard. I almost stepped on it with my flip flops on. I wonder if he could have gotten ahold of my big ole toe? I quickly rendered him..................lifeless and brought the kids out for a quick lesson on "pretty" snakes and how dangerous they are. We then took it out to MeMe and Pop's house and coiled it up by their back door to see if we could scare one of them. It didn't work but everyone couldn't believe how big it was. It was about 24" long. Keep an eye out for snakes, we've heard lots of stories about how they are out and about.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Excuses, Excuses............

So I realize it's been like 71 days since my last post but you know what...."You'll get over it." I had intentions of posting the finished treehouse project, or the next deer lease update, or maybe even another supermodel post, but life happens. I really think that all my "followers" will be ok with it though (yes, all 4 of you).

Now when I say Life happens...I mean just that. Nothing spectacular or life altering or tramatic (well not to most people) has happened. My priorities are still the same, it's just that my time available for these priorities has changed. It used to be easy to be jobless and try to take care of things (only to have to beg and plead for help from the wife) around the house and still have time to hang with the kiddos, the wife, the dog, and to blog. Heck, it used to be easy to do all that stuff with a regular day job. And along came B.I.N.G.O. I took on a part time job (consequences of my poor judgement - which is another blog unsuitable for public viewing). Bingo has been a great way for me to make a few extra bucks. Luckily I have an amazing boss who lets me take off early to get to my part time gig. The only thing bad about working this other job is that there are some days that I see the kids for a few minutes in the morning and by the time I get home they are sound asleep in bed so the best I can do is peek in on them, give them a peck on the cheek, tell them sweet dreams and I love them and then laugh hysterically. I mean seriously, how does a 3 year old move around so much while sleeping to end up with her head at the foot of the bed while laying on no less than 5 books, and how does a 7 year old drool so much. I mean I can uderstand a quarter size spot, but a volleyball size?? Come on kid. Quite comical, and yes, more blog post material.

Luckily the wife still waits up on me. We chat for a few minutes while I have my midnight snack, then go to sleep (unless it's kinky night), and then start the whole process all over again the next day.

Anyway, i just wanted to post of few pics. If these pics don't make you smile then you need therapy.

Check back later for a post of who knows what. Maybe the treehouse or the garden or the deer lease or the wifey or ?????

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Coming soon

Really, a new blog post is coming soon. Wait for it.....................

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cabo 2009

2009 marked our 11th trip to Cabo San Lucas. Our first trip was in 1993. Cabo San Lucas hasn't really changed much. The area around Cabo sure has grown though. Cabo has gone from about 30,000 people in the early 90's to around 180,000 people this year. There have been a few new resorts pop up here and there but for the most part "downtown" Cabo has remained the same. There is a small mall and some street construction going on but those are about the only things that have changed since our first trip.

This year we ventured to a small village called "Santiago" that we had only driven through before. We learned of a "cascadas" (waterfall) so we decided to visit it. It is a really neat little town with a great restaurant/hotel called "Palomar". The waterfall was really cool too. It is about 40 feet tall and surrounded by granite boulders and river bed. This is it's low flow time of year so it wasn't real big but it was nice. Yes, Cheney and I both jumped off the cliff. Cheney jumped right off without hesitation and loved it...........until he hit the water. The initial impact scared him a little but I think he'll be ready to go again next time we visit. haha.

It was a very relaxing trip and of course was not long enough but we are glad to be home. Here is just a sampling of the pictures I took this week. Enjoy.

Just hangin' out before dinner.

Our view for the week.

Cheney geared up and ready to ride.

Our sweet ride for the week........I guess I owe an apology to all you mini-van driving soccer mom's out there. It wasn't so bad to cruise this thing around all week.

Cheney standing on the "Tropic of Cancer" marker on Hwy 1 in Baja.

Entrance to a great little zoo in Santiago, BCS, Mexico. It's totally free that operates on private funding and donations only.

King of the jungle......or at least this zoo.

View of the waterfall from the trail we hiked down.

Another view of the waterfall or "cascada". It's at least 40' tall.

Cheney and I atop the boulder to the right of the waterfall.

Cheney went first..........great canonball form!

My turn..........starting my double front flip with a half pike twist, blah, blah, blah. I just sissy jumped in and went straight down.

Medano Beach next to the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Great restaurants and beach activities.

Typical touristy photo with "Lands End" behind them.

Chandler running away from the one point she told me, "they just keep coming daddy!"

Kiddos striking a pose showing off their guns in front of the Sea of Cortez.

View of our resort from the "lookout" tower. Weather was beautiful.

Most beautiful 3 1/2 year old I've ever seen.

Remember what happens in Cabo stays in Cabo? They will love these printed in their Senior yearbooks. haha

Entrance to our resort. Beatiful at night AND during the day.

Thanks for viewing.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chompin' at the Bit

My uncle, a friend of ours and I made a quick trip down to the lease on Wednesday to deliver the new blind and move some stuff around and fill up the feeders. After getting everything set up, I changed the camera cards and we drove around the ranch checking things out. Everything looked good but I do know we need MORE RAIN.

When we got back to the office, I checked the camera cards and came across these two shots (along with about 900 more). These two pics make me wish November 1 was closer. The first one is of a nice young buck. Don't worry, he'll survive this year. The second pic is of some that probably won't survive this year if Cheney has anything to do with it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our 3 Year Old Photog

Chandler is going to be our "challenge". She is just like her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and probably on down the line when it comes to being, well, how do i put this nicely (these women read this blog)...OPINIONATED/STUBBORN (I think the pc term is "confident") haha. Yeah, I think that's how Lisa described her today. She is truly one of a kind and does things that just amaze us on a daily basis. Some things leave us scratching our heads wondering if they switched babies at the hospital and other things that lead us to pointing to each other saying, "WOW, she is DEFINITELY YOUR child".
She is definitely a gifted little girl who does things "for fun" and just 'cause. Today she grabbed moms camera and began to snap away. The camera was on a shelf that's about 5 foot off the ground so were not sure how she retrieved it. For all we know she convinced Lance (our Labrador retriever) to help her and boost her up there. He would have done it. He listens to her. Anyway, this isn't the first time she's been a random object papparazzi. She is often "caught" snapping away at things around the house like the cabinet door, toilet, fish tank, chair leg, dryer, carpet, floor, tv, etc., etc..
Here is just a sampling of her pics. She is also very fond of herself and will ALWAYS include a "self portrait" shot for us. We don't mind. She's beautiful.