Wednesday, November 28, 2007

'Cuz this is fun

I don't like answering questionnaires. I don't know why. But this one looked fun so I'm on it. You google the answers to the following questions. Google images, that is.

1. My age next year: 41

Hehe, how'd they know what I look like???

Or did they?

2. Place I'd like to travel: France

And this place is for rent! There ya go *g*

3. Favorite place: near water

4. Favorite Object(s): Books

yes, glorious books

5. Favorite food: coffee

yeah, I know, it's not a food.. but in my world, it's all I need. Alec and I agree, if we could take a pill and skip the food all together, we'd do it.

Oh, and isn't she beautiful?

6. Favorite Animal: Horses

I just love them

7. Favorite Color: Green and Purple

And another reason to love C A N A D A :) this was taken in Manitoba

8. My nickname: Kel?

OK, this was a hard one.. I got a lot of pictures of guns. And I don't want to put a picture up of that. So here's another one I got. This is Kel Mansdottir, she's 1/2 human and 1/2 fairy. You can read more about her here:

9. Town I was born in: Moorhead MN

Hee hee... so not Moorhead, but I had to put it up! And "The Battle of Moorhead", no less

OK, do I have to put up a real one? Nah. I don't wanna. *g*

10. Bad habit I have: don't sleep enough

it might have something to do with my favorite food?
But, if I had this location to sleep I might sleep better ;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

~Just because she makes us smile~

Our House Gnome

Let's Take Some Pictures Outside!

OK, Enough of That!

Baby It's Cold Outside

Yeah it is....

-8 this morning. Some people call Bemidji-- Brrrrrmidji, and I guess for good reason ;)

I write this as I wait for our water to heat up for our oatmeal. Nothing like hot oatmeal with raisins on a cold morning.

I'm torn. We're all torn. Torn on where to live.

We hate the cold. We love the snow. We hate the isolation. We love the quietness.

Can you tell that I've been rather pensive lately? Not a whole lot of blogging, but a whole lot of thinking going on.

It's a good day to sit all curled up and ponder.

The photo above is taken from my front door last night, it is beautiful out there as the snow drifts down.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy 40th to my honey on the road

Happy Birthday to my sweet husband.

You're an amazing man and great dad.

We are so glad you were born and we're blessed with your presence.

We love you so!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Have I mentioned how much we love

If I have, excuse my absentmindedness, but I have to say it again! WE LOVE!

Veoh. com is an online resource for all sorts of videos, from home videos to TV series. It's another discovery that Alec made. He was wanting to watch more Japanese anime and found them through Veoh.

What's been a huge thing for us is that it has series from other countries. We use it every week to download the latest Robin Hood and now I also found they have The Adventures of English. We haven't watched it yet but I heard about it from UD.

Abbi and I are both salivating over this show. We're gonna watch it as soon as we can and of course we'll report back on what we think.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

You might have asked, "and what were the guys doing while you girls were gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest?"


learning about Chopin, of course. *g*

Or..... conquering Eternal Sonata.

Where Chopin looks like this

And he hangs with people in the game named: Beat, Jazz, and Allegretto.

Alec also introduced us to another new band, well, new band to us ;)

Nightwish from Finland. We're really diggin' this song.

Soo... they had fun too!

Learning All the Time

Sandra received this little film from a family in South Wales.

I like it :)

Here's their blog

Sunday, November 11, 2007

And so it's begun...

yes, more gushing of unschooled kids

Did you know that Qacei takes amazing photos? What an eye. And we got to hang out with this sweet young woman last week.

Check these out

And just when you're thinking, "she takes really nice portraits"

She goes and takes these

The last one is called "Everything's Connected" how true, how true :)

Oh.. and she makes these too!

Kyra had to have a couple pairs. Some soda tabs and these :)

You ROCK Qacei!

love you!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

We're home from our magical time in Corvallis. I'm pretty pooped so I'm just going to share some of my favorite moments in pictures right now.

On the subject of moving, I'd have to say that Corvallis is definitely in the running. :)

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween Corvallis-style

Yes, this is the tavern wench with her internet date, the zombie hunter. Then of course the zombie hunter has a pet, the hippy zombie, or zippy as they called it.

Our Sally, Nightmare Before Christmas in Corvallis?? Of course!

vampire couple

Some of the crew-- yes, an unschooling Halloween paradise it was :)


The Stash

There's always the organizing and the trading.