Monday, February 23, 2009

A Loaded Mountain Monday

I guess this is what happens when you don't blog for a whole week! I have a ton to share. But first, because it is Monday and we must follow our own rules. The mountains. I was so hoping to share something better than gray and cloudy, but no, another storm is coming in, just like last week. I did try to spice it up a bit, so we shall see.
First off, our good friend, Ms. Tenacity, the oak leaf. Still hanging in there and ignoring all the naysayers. Go leaf!



Beautiful wild rose hips:


It is snowing up there!


The storm laying across the top of the mountain:


Hard to tell where the mountains end and the sky begins:




This is the view west of me:



AND
On Friday, I got to enjoy all THREE of my granddaughters. Cute isn't the word. Squid is feeling much better and has bounced back wonderfully. I want you to know, I just put two pictures up per granddaughter and it was HARD!

Squidling age 6 months





The Pea, age 3 1/2





Check out June Bug's delectable piggy tails! She is 1 1/2.






AND
Kristina organized a HUGE blogger lunch on Saturday.
I got to ride down with Amber, Me and Bonnie. It totally made my day, cause we had our own little personal blogger get together there and back again. The lunch? Well, Goodwood will never be the same, and oh so much talking and laughter happened. I am sure the folks who work at Goodwood will be talking about our lunch as the craziest one they ever saw where no drinking was involved ever!
Christa won the needle felted piggy I made for a drawing.

She named him Phillip. I am sure he has a great home now.

Here I am in the infamous snuggie. I now wear my bathrobe backwards in honor of the snuggie.


A good time was had by all. Good thing, cause the boy caught a bad cold and was home from school today. Which is why this post is late. And he is coughing again, so my guess is he will be home tomorrow again. It is a good thing I have some good memories to make me chuckle.

26 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

Not a good picture of me! But a cute one of you, so I will forgive you and let it pass. :)

My Snuggie misses you.

Amber said...

The second one of the pea is adorable- I love how you caught cute in motion.

Also loving the scrunchy face on June Bug.

I'm not ready for another storm!

The Boob Nazi said...

NO. There cannot be a new storm rolling in. I refuse to believe it.

Coach B. said...

I'm diggin the snuggie! And what a cute pic of the pea. Great photo!

Lisa said...

I am so jealous of you Utah girls! What a fun time!!!!
Oh my stinkin heck....those are the cutest kids ever!

Yondalla said...

The squid is so big!

Me said...

I know where you live...where do you go to get the great Mountain Monday pictures?

Sorry little man is sick! Best of luck! Hopefully he doesn't share the love!

Bobie said...

Oh my.... your granddaughters are beautiful!! I'm glad I got to sit by you at the meet and greet. It was fun. I really need to learn how to do that needle thing you do.... :)

Jillybean said...

You rock that snuggie!

Your grandaughters are so cute! I love that first picture of Squidling.

I hope Little Man gets feeling better. Max has fever and a nasty cough too.

Tink said...

It was great to meet you too! I'm glad you posted who won the piggy cuz I missed out on who the winner was! You posted some beautiful pictures! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Have a great day. I love the word verification of the day, "Pureed"--kind of how I feel at times! Ha.

rychelle said...

FINALLY! a photo of the snuggie!

elizasmom said...

You have gorgeous grandkids {/stating the obvious}

Hope little man's cold is brief and non-foul-mood-causing

Sher said...

It was great to meet you on Saturday. It's too bad we didn't get to talk longer. It's hard to have very good conversation with that many ladies there.
So, I heard you know my friend Sarah (holland mom). How do you two know each other? (She was my next door neighbor for 6 years before we both moved).
Small world!

Laura in L.A. said...

Jo, I always love all the mountain pictures, and what super shots you got of all the grandbabies! You have such an artistic eye.

Hope Little Man is on the mend-- we sure have been hit with endless colds around here. I'm ready for Spring!

Love, Laura

Debbie said...

I am envious of all of you and the lunch! But, the snuggie photo has made me feel better:)

K J and the kids said...

I have to say....Cuh-UTE babies.
Cute.

Glad you had a good time at the blogger lunch. I think the snuggie is a bit silly myself, but you really pull it off :)

Lana said...

So. Freaking. CUTE!!!!! Okay, okay. Your grand babies are pretty cute too! ☺ ☺

So said...

Sorry the boy isn't feeling well. That is no good. Love your mountain pics. And you make that snuggie look good!

And your grand-daughters are so delishisly adorable I could eat them up yum!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I think the berry pic is my fave!
except for the ones of the little girls! so cute!!!!
Thanks for all the fun!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I am crushed to see that the felt piggy love went to another, Jo. However, like Debbie said, seeing you in the photo of the Sunggie makes everything better...even if only for a moment.

Hope your boy feels better soon!

-Francesca

wendy said...

Hey Jo, tis me- the other grandma in the group. I missed out on the whole snuggie shots!!! If we ALL wore snuggies to the luncheon they would have worried some Monk Convent (ah, I just made that one up) had invaded the place. Nice job on the grand kid shots. I feel a challenge here. Seriously, they are DANG cute.

Kathy said...

Beautiful, Beautiful babies! And you look absolutely FAB in the snuggie!

Soxy Deb said...

OMG! June Bug's last photo is frickin hilarious!! I love it!

Glad you had such a good time at your luncheon. I have still yet to meet any other bloggers, but am working on changing that.

forever folding laundry said...

Oh my, those girls could not be any cuter if they tried!! Adorable! What a lucky lady you are. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your 'backyard'.

~Keri

Christine said...

What a treat to see all the nature pictures.

Holly said...

Love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing.