Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 2 2017

Yesterday morning, it was 22 degrees out, so I went for a walk

I love how the rays hit the snow. It was quiet, except for the occasional dog bark. The mountain tops are amazing. Two years ago when we moved here, the mountains were bare. There was lots of thick,freezing fog. I look out in out back yard, and wonder how long the snow will stay. We plan on taking down the Chinese Elm trees in the back (there are 6-7).  I plan on planting three more apple trees, and two peach trees.
My dogs caught two field mice this afternoon and killed them. It was 15 degrees this morning, it only got to 24 today. I'm not too sure why they weren't hibernating. Two less mice I have to worry about.
The kids have had a four day weekend. They didn't want to go anywhere. They all said it was too cold (I have to agree with them).  I made cinnamon rolls today

They came out amazing. 
My plans for this spring are to go on some road trips. Idaho has several beautiful waterfalls. I want to take the kids to see them. Growing up, my parents never took us on spontaneous road trips. My kids have traveled more than I ever did. I want to make an effort to see more historical sites. The kids are only young once.


  1. You're so brave! LOL I'm only at at 22 degrees to tend to the critters.

    Great idea to make cinnamon rolls. I need to make some too!

  2. Beautiful pictures and those cinnamon rolls look delicious. I think my children saw much more that I did as a child but then when I was a child it was wartime and even in Australia petrol was rationed so no Sunday drives.

  3. The snow is so pretty! We're having a very mild winter so far.

    Yay for the dogs catching several mice. We have seven cats so you'd think we wouldn't have any mice, but I just saw one yesterday when it ran across the kitchen floor. Eek!!

  4. Oh wait, you're in WAshington wanting to visit Idaho. Well, I"m in Southern ID if you ever find yourself in our neck of the woods. Bring the fam for dinner sometime.

    1. We used to live in Wasington. We moved, we aren't far from Hill Air Force Base. One of my really good friends lives in Hagerman. I love going up there.