Monday, January 26, 2009

Mountain Monday, As It Should Be

Yay! We had a storm that scrubbed the sky from that nasty pollution. It also rained and rained, and then snowed and snowed. As I drove out today to try to capture the mountains on (digital) film, I was awestruck by the beauty around me. Every weed and tree branch was carefully outlined in radiant white. The mountains were partially cloaked in clouds, but all around me, Mother Nature let me know, it was Winter and it was beautiful!





















These last two are me playing with my Lensbaby lens.






And, as is a long standing tradition, Mountain Monday is also a day I showcase my favorite pictures from the week.

Check out the triple messy buns!







Squid is cute. Thumbsucking is cute and thumbsucking with the index finger nose hook? Off the charts darling!!!



The boy and his Squidling:



Little Man looking angelic asleep.



When you don't have much hair, your first pony tail is a BIG deal!




Today Princess and I were watching some Youtube stuff and the Pea got involved. We got in big trouble for filming her, but it was totally worth it! You don't have watch all of it, the best part is the first one, but dang, the kid is cute!



I had a great Monday, how was yours???

21 Kids Who Want To Play:

The Boob Nazi said...

Meeeeh stressful.

Lana said...

I love the 3rd picture. It looks a lot like some of the B&W pics of trees my mom has framed around her house.

I looove when babies suck their thumb like that. Do you think they know the crooked finger over the nose trick is melt your heart cute?

Little Man's mouth and smile is the same as my nephew's. Adorable!

My daughter didn't have enough hair for a pony tail until she was 2.5!!

Sheri said...

Oh My Gosh! That video was gob-smackin adorable! And McCartney is so having her done for school like that tomorrow!

Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Peace.

Kristina P. said...

The snow looks pretty in those pictures. It didn't all stuck to the ice and my car this morning. Boo.

K J and the kids said...

Girl got some moves.
Great pictures. as usual.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You definitely had a great Monday. However, I had an even better Saturday after reading your post. Such love for Dixon and Winters, Jo. Thank you! Who knew that Winters even had a little website? I loved that you managed to find that on the internet.

A fellow native Northen Californian, who now resides in Utah, and has become my friend through the power of the internet. Who would have thought?

Thank you again for your lovely shout out. Made my weekend!

-Francesca

elizasmom said...

Aaaaaaah that video cracked me up — too stinking funny!

And of course, as ever, I loved your mountain photos. And Squid with the thumbsucking — you already said it — off the charts!

WV: arsters
In a sentence: I slipped on the ice today and now my arsters hurt!

Debbie said...

Those snow shots are incredible. I am filled with envy.

Jillene said...

The pics are GORGEOUS as usual Jo!! The grandbabies are beautiful and little man is so handsome. I especially love the pic of him asleep!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Busy Monday! Your pics are beautiful. Hair cute, Boy handsome!

Me said...

I LOVE the third picture from the top! How many times have I told you "you are talented"? That's it? Because you truly are!

I love the video..she is sooo stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing that! It made me smile and I appreciate that!

Jillybean said...

The pictures are beautiful! It's just how the trees in our neighborhood looked yesterday morning.
LOVE the dancing!

Lisa said...

I see a career in entertainment in her future. That was great!!!!

Beautiful pictures....I already miss the snow so thanks!

6p00e55218ae048834 said...

I miss the mountains! Is Winters anywhere near Arcata? My little bro lives there, and I used to go visit him there in the summer. Davis sounds a lot like Arcata.

CaJoh said...

I so love your pictures of the mountains. I like the way the snow clings to the trees— gives it an interesting texture that reminds me of clouds.

Ambitious Blonde said...

I can't be in love with the snow shots, simply because I have moved a mountain of it BY MYSELF (mostly) this winter.

The Squiddy-tail and Pea dancing to "Single Ladies" on the other hand? Yeah, I can totally get behind that. Thanks for the ear-to-ear smile, Jo. :)

Jenny said...

Oh how I love videos of people dancing. Thank you for that today!

Susie said...

Ha ha ha... I love those types of videos. I was laughing and giggling out loud at work. Thank goodness for headphones!

forever folding laundry said...

Wow - how cute are they!?!?

Love the snow pics. Really looks like winter out there!

Soxy Deb said...

First, those pics are GOR.GEOUS. Mother nature out on quite a show didn't she?
Second, as usual, great pics of the family! Love them!
Third, I think the Pea and I are related. That's EXACTLY the way I look when I try to dance like Beyonce and/or Shakira. Coincidence? I think not.

rychelle said...

la-la-love the snow!

wish i were there.