Sunday, March 22, 2009

Life in the country!

Honestly! Two snakes, one bird, and a gutter is WAY more than this newly country girl can handle!

So a little background info will help you understand this story a little better… First of all, I have a HUGE fear of snakes I am really trying to work on this since I am going to be so exposed to them now that I live in the country! My passion for photography is actually helping me out! I just had a revaluation this morning that I shouldn't get upset when I see a snake, I should look at it as an opportunity to photograph such a feared species! With that said the second part of the story is my beloved lab Maddie, who is very much in heat at the moment which is a huge pain in the ass since Duke (Tom’s dog) cant stop “hit’n that shit!” Lol Sooooo with all of that said this is where my story begins…

I was let Maddie out this morning and was walking around the yard with her when I heard a strange noise coming from the downspout of our gutter. We have a pipe buried that directs the rain water to a nearby creek that runs by the house. I walked over to the downspout, gave it a little tap tap taparoo and a desperate animal was scratching like crazy trying to make its way back up the downspout to safety!

I (obviously) was not going to attempt to unlatch the connection at the ground and set the little critter free. But, I could’t bear the thought of the helpless little animal dying in there! So I called Tom! Lol luckily he was on his way by the house in his company vehicle…

He walked right over to it, and in one smooth action gave it a quite little tug, and swiftly removed himself from the action! With that a folded up snake was revealed!

Only the quick swift tug didn't open the passage enough so Tom decided (for precautionary measures) that a long poking devise was necessary. He went inside to fetch a broom and a blackbird came shooting out of the spout!

Me, being scared shitless as this was the last thing I expected, ran like hell for the safety of the nearby fence. Only to have Tom walk up and point out a little friend just hanging out only a few feet from me!

Tom used the broom and knocked the remaining connector completely off, and the snake headed for the safety of darkness.

Tom then hopped back in the company vehicle and headed on his way. Ahhh the life of a country girl…

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My desk Buddy!

Meet Kays Kitty

She comes up to my desk and hangs out. I am not much of a cat person, but she is actually pretty cool. She doesn't even mind when I clip a clothespin to her tail... she just chases it! lol Playing with her helps the day go by and lightens the day a little!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Taking a walk

Running Wild!



Maddie watching over Connor

Connor and Maddie love each other! Every time Connor walks by her bed he either; reaches down and pats her on the head or raps his little arm around her head and gives her a hug! lol She loves when Conner eats at the table... she keeps her hind legs on the bed (just so she wont get in trouble) but stretches as far as she can to clean up under the table as Connor eats! lol

Loving Life!

Smashing cans and dancing with his "can shoes"

The pizza we made, Connor wanted to make a square one (it turned out more rectangle! lol

We made 12 mini blueberry muffins and 6 large ones!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Happy Home!

A couple weeks ago, right after I moved up here Tom took me to lunch at China Inn... This is the fortune he got in his cookie! (mine was empty!) lol

Country Road Cruising...

There is nothing better on a bright warm sunny day then a gravel road...

A nice cold beverage...

*Note: This image was not taken by me.

And some great music on the radio
*Note: This image was not taken by me.

Last night after Tom and I got off work we rode around on some country roads, drinking a couple beers, just enjoying each others company! I am still really enjoying my life up here, i love the small town, and farm scene. Waking up every morning next to Tom is amazing and stepping outside to the crisp country air is wonderful! I also love seeing all the geese flying in the mornings.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Family Fun!

Little push from Daddy.

Maddie was our main target for snow ball fights... she didn't mind too much!

Connor loved the hill out front!

Aren't you glad he has that bright orange hat so that you could see him in all that camo! lol

My new happy family!

Working on the house!

So I know I am pretty lucky to have my own dressing room with a full wall closet at Tom's house... but I wish the flooring situation was a little better! A water line burst a couple years ago so they just pulled up the carpet and never put anything back down! The worst thing in the world is a cold concrete floor at 6am! I love this rug, the only problem it it would have to be pretty big to fill the large open area in the middle of the room!