Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

We managed to find a smaller tree this year and it fit nicely in this space.
Here is Carina opening her Christmas gifts from us with the cats watching.
This is the first year we have had a fireplace to put our stockings on.
Reilly loves the Christmas tree, he spends a lot of time hiding amongst the presents under the tree.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

More snow pics!

I decided not to attempt going to work today, it snowed all day yesterday and it was still snowing when I first got up this morning.
My waterfall rocks are just about burried now.
We have about a 3 foot snow drift right outside the back door.
My pond is now completely hidden underneath the snow.
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Seattle snowstorm 2008

Here are some pictures of what I woke up to this morning. I know, I know, in comparison to most of the rest of the country this is nothing, but in Seattle this is huge, yesterday the grocery stores were packed with panicky shoppers buying enough food to last for months. The gas stations were also busy, people were filling their gas cans up, (us included) and the mall was chaos, how do I know this, because I did all three. They had predicted 90 mile an hour winds, but I don't think the winds got that bad last night, we still have power.
Somewhere in this picture is my pond, I turned the pump off yesterday, which I should have done a week ago because now there is a big frozen waterfall leading into the pond.
It was so windy last night that snow got into the cat pen and I noticed little cat paw prints in the snow this morning, a little later I saw Reilly going wild in there, this is his first snow, when he came back inside he had snow all over him so he warmed himself up by wrapping up in the tree skirt which now sits in the middle of our living room far away from the tree along with one candy cane, a bow and a couple Christmas balls.
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