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christmas mahem

  • Posted on December 24, 2018 at 9:25 am

meg volunteered to help finish decorating the tree this year. the others were too busy baking cookies, or wrapping presents, but dovey, emrys and noah wanted to help.

decorating the tree
at first all went well as they each hung ornaments on the branches

uh oh
then noah decide his stool was too low and he needed to get higher to help meg reach the upper branches

noah get down
meg looked up to see him balanced precariously on the uppermost branches. reaching up she scolded, “noah get down, before you fall!”
too late
but it was too late, she couldn’t reach him in time and noah tumbled to the floor. holding his head he sighed “ouch!”

meanwhile on the other side of the tree,
meanwhile on the other side of the tree, emrys had climbed up on a stool to hang ornaments above dovey’s head

i think i can reach
some of the branches were just a little too high, but emrys thought he could reach them

meg look!
just then dovey turned around “meg look!” she cried out.

rescued
this time meg made it in time to rescue emrys

you two sit right here
you two sit right here, she sighed, dovey and i will finish the tree

vacation pictures.

  • Posted on November 20, 2018 at 9:01 am

i’m finally getting around to posting my vacation pictures from the summer. cricket, meg and eilidh went with us to the yukon and alaska for 10 days. we had a wonderful time! the scenery is gorgeous and the weather was nice and cool. we missed the heat wave back home for which we were all thankful. we got back to cooler weather and the next week the yukon got their heat wave, so perfect timing on our part. we did a bit of hiking and a lot of exploring. here are some of my favorite pictures of cricket (wearing her new sweater and hat)

we landed in whitehorse then drove down to skagway
we were driving along through the mountains then suddenly saw sand on the side of the road. when we pulled over there was this amazing stretch of sand dunes which we explored for a couple of hours before driving on.
inland desert
carcross desert yukon is apparently the world’s smallest desert. but cricket thought it was the perfect size.

exploring the beautiful grounds of the cabins where we stayed in skagway, right near the base of the chilkoot trail. we went on a 2 hour hike up the trail, which was fun. my health isn’t good enough to actually hike the whole thing (apparently a 4-6 day hike!)
finding her way
giant fungus
having a rest

we also took the train up the whitehorse pass. part of the historic goldrush trail
on the train
cricket was fascinated and stared out the window the whole way.
on the train

after a couple of days we took the ferry across to haines. we managed to do a couple of hikes there as well
a realfee sized cave
in the woods
abandoned doorway

amber and crystal travel to drumheller

  • Posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

amber and crystal went exploring in drumheller on the weekend. they found a cave, but decided it was a bit too dark and scary so they sat in front to “admire the view”
amber and crystal in drumheller

amber was disgusted to find out the popcorn mud is used to make the base of toothpaste
amber in drumheller

crystal did a bit of exploring on her own so missed the toothpaste conversation
crystal in drumheller

all tuckered out

  • Posted on December 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm

all tuckered out
we’re all sick with colds here. so not much time to blog. but this was a rather cute picture of digory sleeping with his favorite blanket

beezie and smidge explore highwood trail

  • Posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

peekaboo

just hanging out

upsidedown

exploring

beezie

smidge

migrating peacocks

  • Posted on November 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

peacock migration

an ostentation of peacocks looking for warmer climes.

i'm late, i'm late

“i’m late, i’m late, they’re leaving without me!”

funky crocheted hats

  • Posted on October 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

i’ve been busy making crocheted hats for the little ones. they might need to wear warm hats as the weather cools, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. we took a short trip to banff to see the fall colors and 4 of the kids came with me to show off some prototypes for a new line of hats i’m making

crystalorn frog princess
crystalorn loved the frog prince hat and said “its a frog princess!”

amber
amberglas pretended to be a swamp creature rising out of the marsh

crystalorn and amberglas
when they quit giggling long enough the girls posed for this shot.

kiri, crystalorn and amberglas
then they climbed up with kiri so i could take a picture of all the girls, i think crystalorn was getting tired, ’cause she was getting really snuggly with her big sister

digory muppet hat
digory like the muppet style hat but didn’t want to be in a photograph with the “girls”. he says quinn needs a hat so the boys can hang out instead.

btw kiri and amber’s lovely new hoodies are from spampy’s stuff

fun with photoshop

  • Posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm

i was editing some of my shops and started fooling around with some of the editing tools. i got a couple of pictures that i thought were kind of neat.
here is one of crystalorn posterized
posterize

and one of amberglas turned into a painting
reaching "painting"

now if only i could paint that well!

there’s a hole in the forest dear cailyn, dear cailyn

  • Posted on October 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

look at this hole

“cailyn, look at this amazing hole!” digory exclaimed

can i go down there

“can i go down there?”

a bridge to nowhere

  • Posted on September 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

mossy rock bridge

a mossĀ  covered rock forms a natural bridge in the woods

a bridge to nowhere

the only problem is the bridge leads nowhere and crosses nothing.

it’s a lovely bridge, none the less, one which we simply had to cross