Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Game For You

Why has Cooper traded in his wool beanie hat for a 
Sun Hat?

Send in your guesses!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Stylin' Dude

 So.... a very sweet bloggy friend, Angela, emails me 
before Cooper is born and says,
"I would love to make/mail you one of my soft wool hats for your baby".
My response...
Send one my way.

And she did...
(you can see more of her cute hats on her blog)

What up homey?
(This pic totally cracks me up)

Thanks Angela! 
Cooper loves his hat.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our Faithful Friend

and Dog!
This is Bandit.
He is a 12 yr old Blue Heeler - Aussie mix.
He came to us (rescue dog) a few months before we moved to the mountain - 7 years ago.
He keeps the coyotes and foxes "at bay" - protecting our farm critters.
He lays on the back patio ready to go at a moments notice if "his boy" (Caleb) needs him to accompany him on a hike/hunt/whatever. 
Oh, he loves "his boy".
He is also available to the rest of his when we need him.
The one job he does not particularly like, but tolerates, is raising the babies.
Every spring - duty calls!

He is enjoying his afternoon on the patio watching the children play.

And then comes along one of those "babies"...

OK. Here is your kiss.

Now, go on!

OK. One more.

Seriously. Enough. 
Go do, and do, what goats do.

Fine! - have it your way. 
Have my bed.
I'm outta here!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oh My!!

 I have had another Birthday...

Need I say anymore?
Other than...
FIRE! CALL 911!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ahhh... Spring!

on the mountain!

Flips are tucked nicely in my closet.

However, I did sneak in a "flip wear" one day last week.
I was desperate.

Monday, April 18, 2011

3 Bucks

 Not three dollars.
Three baby BOY goats.
Oh, fun!

Good news - we don't have to dehorn them.
Bad news - we don't get as much $$ for the boys as we do the girls.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Oh Cooper Stone!
You melt my heart.

Coop is growing, eating, and sleeping like a champ.
AND his new thing...

Oh, we love his smiles.

p.s. Look at those long eyelashes of his...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Outlaw!

We have an "outlaw" living among us.
And it's my Grandma.

Who knew?

She and the kids were having so much fun this particular day.
Maggie had dressed up as a sheriff and was protecting her town.
Then came along "an outlaw". 
(Weston had given Grandma a gun)
Grandma and Maggie had a shootout.
And then another and another and another.
The other children took their turns.
Everyone was laughing.
Laughing hard! 
It was a good time for all.

And my sweet Grandma was a good sport.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Where is Waldo?

I mean
Where is COOPER!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time Flies!

Our little man is 4 weeks old!
My, oh my, how he has grown in the past month.

One Day Old

One Week Old 

2 Weeks Old
in the hospital with RSV

3 Weeks Old
home sweet home (with oxygen)

4 Weeks Old
We are thrilled... 

to have Cooper

in our lives,

 our arms,

and our hearts!

We love you sweet boy!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Let it Snow!


Looks like I will be leaving my flips in the closet for a bit longer.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


The snow has melted.
Well, let me rephrase that - -
The snow melts each afternoon.
(we have been waking up to snow each morning and it melts by afternoon.
Oh, mountain living!)

When the snow melts, the antler hunts begin!
Each spring the wildlife (deer, elk, moose) shed their antlers all over our mountain.
AND... We find them!
 These are the "finds" so far.