Monday, November 30, 2009


Word of the Year

Tonight I learned from a friend's Facebook post that "Twitter" was the 2009 Word of the Year. In it's honor I had to spend a few minutes updating my twitter background.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Snow Covered Peaks

No fancy sunrise or sunset...just liked the reflection of the snow.

Friday, November 27, 2009



I officially took this photo yesterday, but I wanted to share it today. It commemorates Kelly's first "official" family dinner. Now, her and Alex hosted an entire year of family dinners - she is the one that initiated our new monthly tradition. But, this was her first holiday event. Her and Alex did a great job!! We had a wonderful day with delicious food!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


5K Turkey Trot

Does a 5K count when you run it on your treadmill? We weren't able to make it to an outdoor 5K, so I decided to do the next best thing...start my own!

For those of you who know me, my theory regarding running outdoors is that something should be chasing you! I have never enjoyed running, even as a child. I have grown to tolerate it, but I have to stick to my treadmill because my knees can't handle the pavement.

I was impressed with my time - this was the longest distance I had gone (in a walk/run).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009



Not taken today, but one of my favorites. We will miss you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Winter is Near

A look to the west at sunrise - windy and snowy conditions in the mountains.

Monday, November 23, 2009



I just liked the way the light from the sunset was caught on these clouds.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Nothing Runs Like a Deere

Well, this isn't Chad's new toy...but he did manage to get it away from Matty for a few minutes. (He was actually taking his turn while Matty was chasing me and my camera down.)

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Family Outing

For the last several years our family has taken a trip to downtown Denver to have dinner and take in a show. Tonight we went to the Mannheim Steamroller concert.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Got Milk?

Parker, our older cat LOVES milk! We always leave a little in our glass or bowl. She had been using her paw most of the time, but she got down to the very bottom of the glass and had to go all in.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Blue Jays

A few weeks ago I was excited about just one blue jay at the there were four of them out there. I guess I will have to keep them full of sunflowers and corn.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009



Students are currently working on a project at school that requires them to use photos. We often use a great web site called

This site is populated by visitors submitting their photos. (This is one that I took and submitted...couldn't find any of video game consoles.) I encourage anyone who reads this to check out the site and contribute some photos. It's a wonderful resource for students and with everyone's help it will become even better.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Buried In

This morning while getting ready I noticed a lot of dirt and debris on top of the snow. I looked around and saw this Rufous Sided Towhee hiding out under the tree. I'm assuming he was trying to stay warm on this very cold morning.

Sunday, November 15, 2009



We had another snow storm come through this weekend...probably ended up with about 8 inches. This evening I noticed some snow "hanging" off the fence. It made me wonder...why can't a get posters to hang on my walls/doors at school using the fun-tack, but several inches of snow can defy gravity on my back fence??

Saturday, November 14, 2009


State Tourney

Congratulations to the Burlington Lady did a great job at the state volleyball tournament this weekend. You should be proud of your hard work!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



Looking at this picture most people would just see a messy desk. The funny thing is, it's my desk at school while doing EPRs (elementary progress reports) for the first trimester at school. Keep in mind...I'm the computer resource teacher and the computer is surrounded by paper. You will also notice some scissors and glue. That's right, scissors and glue.

I used a resource from fellow tech teachers in the district. One of the teachers was unable to find the editable version of the original document, so I had to do some cutting and pasting to include information about what the students at my school had been working on during the first trimester. I just found it ironic that the tech teacher was using scissors and glue to complete her work. :o)

Monday, November 9, 2009


Me & My Shadow

I actually took this photo Saturday at the volleyball games, but I liked it and had to share it. My nephew needed to work off his hot dog from lunch. He had a great time running around and playing in the leaves.

Sunday, November 8, 2009



Yes...another feathered-friend! It's funny because there was a flicker this last spring that was jack hammering on the house. It sounded wild! Fortunately, he didn't do any damage. It did manage to drive Chad crazy though since he works from home.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Congratulations Burlington Lady Cougars!

Today I watched my cousin and her teammates compete in the regional volleyball tournament. They ended up coming out as the second seed and are headed to the state tournament next weekend. Kick some butt girls!!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Where's My Food?

This grey-breasted jay perched up on the deck pillar. He did a lot of squawking at me...assuming he was upset that there were not sunflowers or corn in the bird feeder. We haven't had one up this close so it was fun to see.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The Pumpkin's Last Stand!

Well, today was trash day and the pumpkins had to go.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009



We always draw the sun with rays, but you don't usually "see" them. I caught some great rays tonight when I came out of the school. Unfortunately, this photo didn't quite capture the affect.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009



This one managed to escape Friday and Saturday's carnage.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Full Moon
On my way home from work tonight I was so impressed by the beautiful full moon. I enjoyed my extra hour of sleep this weekend, but I don't enjoy the early darkness.

If you look real close, I even managed to capture two airplanes...didn't realize it until I was editing the photo.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


First Day

A great ending to the first day of November. It's crazy to think that 2009 is almost over.