Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More Babies!!!!!!

This past week I was walking Atticus and I saw my neighbor, Bev, standing in her front yard, staring at the ground for quite a while. This seemed kind of weird, so I walked over to see what she was staring at.
She told me that when she was mowing the lawn she noticed a nest of baby bunnies!
I walked up to her yard, and sure enough, under her pine tree, there was a hole in the ground full of baby bunnies!
At that time they still had their eyes closed, and were all snuggled up together in the hole. SO cute!
A couple days ago I figured I better snap a picture quick before they grow up! In the past week they have grown SO much and now have their eyes open.
They are so cute, and it has really been fun to stop by Bev's pine tree each day when I go running to see how the babies are doing.
Our neighborhood is full of baby animals thie spring and summer! First the baby squirrels and now the baby bunnies. It is so fun!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Garage Sale!

I had a garage sale last weekend with my friend Jeff. It is our 2nd annual sale. This picture is of the sale sign I made for our "Sign Making Contest". Of course, my sign won. It was covered with black and silver curling ribbon.
Half the fun of a garage sale is the people watching, and this year was no exception.
I sold a lot of my old teaching stuff that I no longer use, some clothes, old scrapbook magazines and random stuff found around the house. I was very happy to have made about $400! Wow!
The rain dampered our sales a bit, but I only made a little less than last year.
We will be doing the sale again next year, so I have to start planning now on what to sell, and how to increase my sales total.
After the sale I brought all my unsold books to Half Priced Books in Crystal, and got $22 for them. That is probably close to or more than I would have gotten if I had sold them all at the sale, so I was happy with that! I read so much, that I always have tons of current books laying around.
Looking foreword to next years sale!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Momma squirrel recently had two babies in the squirrel house in my backyard. I thought I had seen some little ones in their, but was not sure until I saw all three of them together! They are so cute!I have been waiting for 3 years for a squirrel family to inhabit my squirrel house!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yes We Can!

Recently I had the opportunity to go to see Barack Obama when he officially announced his nomination as the Democratic nominee for the 2008 election.
This man can speak! The Excel Energy Center was so full of energy, it was impossible to not feel inspired!
We came close to not getting in, but were sneaky and cut in line! I guess 15,000 people watched from the screens outside of the stadium.
Before he came on stage, there was energetic music playing and clips of his previous speeches playing in the auditorium. Everyone was getting fired up!
Towards the end of his speech he got really pumped up, and the audience was going crazy. Then he started talking about how "this is our moment, this is the time......" and I got the chills. He has such great oratory skills and knows how to say things so well.
Honestly, that was one of the best things I have ever been to. If he comes back, I will definatly try to see him again!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Race For the Cure!

Today Ryan and I did the Race for the Cure. It is something I like to do every year on Mother's Day to honor the memory of my mom. It is hard to believe that she has been gone for over 12 years already!
It was a really cold start to the race. At start time it was 37 degrees, and the high winds made it feel even colder. Once we got moving though, we warmed up and the walk was really nice.
This picture is from the Kare11 tent. They said Sven Sundgaard and Belinda Jensen would be in the tent- they weren't. I thought it would be pretty funny if we got our pic with Sven and made it our Christmas card.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What's Up?

Long time,no post!
I sort of get out of the habit of things (like this blog) and then forget about it completely.

19 days left of school! I am so ready for summer vacation. I plan to do a lot of reading and gerdening this summer. Hopefully by then it will actually warm up and feel like summer. This spring has been a real bummer.

Ryan and I have been house hunting. So far we have seen 8 houses. Right now we are focusing our search on the cities of Golden Valley and Plymouth. It is amazing how much home prices have gone down in the past year or two.

Tonight I am going to a Stampin' Up party at my friend Jenny's house. I have neer been to one before. It should be fun to get together and do a little crafting.

I took one of my personal days off from work tomorrow. If we dont use them we lose them, so with the year winding down, I had to get it in. I am getting my haircut early in the morning (much needed!) and then who knows where the rest of the day will take me. Maybe I will do some crafting that I have been putting off.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring is Here!

My calendar says today should be the first full day of spring.

My backyard says otherwise!

Although it is very pretty, I am more than ready for spring to really get here!
Atticus, on the other hand, is loving the fresh coat of snow! He digs his nose in it, sprints around in it, and has a grand time.
I guess the wet snow he drags in on his feet (and body!) is better than the sloppy mud he has been dragging in for the past week! This time of year it is just hopeless trying to keep our kitchen floor clean.
I have Spring Break from school in one week. I am still holding out hopes that everything will melt, the mud will dry up, and we will get some nice warm weather in time for my break from school.