Friday, December 25, 2009

Dads Christmas presant

Now those of you who know my father will know he never gets excited about anything, and wont be surprised by the lack of joy. He was stumped about how we got it in the house and kept it from him all this time. He has been watching this camera for some time. Every time he went to look at it my mother would tell him he couldn't spend that much money on a damn camera (she was down right mean about it) We did a good job picking it out tho. He only quit playing with it long enough to charge the battery and eat dinner. But then again I was only there for like 10 hours who knows what happened when I left.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A day at moms and dads

He is the master snow baller showing you that the best place to be when in a snowball fight with him is about 20 in front of him. Dave you need to work on that arm.
Here is the master showing us how to make the perfect snowball!

The center piece is from Terry and Dave, The Yellow roses are from Elizabeth. My mom and dad are so happy with all the love they are receiving and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Tree and the Cadilac

Sounds like a great story, but no its just another post. I went over and did the tree for my mother. My sister and niece were going to come over and do it, but the weather was really bad over the pass. So "Favorite uncle Ken" to the rescue!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dads been busy

So he wasn't just sittin' out there smoking cigars?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And the grey's have it

Cute, but a bigger pest than anything else.

But they do come with a good duster!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Birds gone wild

This is a very shy western blue bird
Sorry this is the wrong picture???? its hard to tell which is which when they are so dog gone small (and I'm so dog gone old) But it is a flicker (woodpecker)

Another western blue bird also very shy.

And a better picture of the Flicker, this poor guy flew in to my mom and dads window while I was there. The post before this one was of my sister taking pictures of this same bird.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I got lucky I guess

I was at my mother and fathers yesterday, when a Flicker flew in to their window. So always looking for a good photo I ran outside to snap a few shots. My sister who was also in to see the folks was taking pictures from inside the house and so I turn my camera on her. This turned out to be a very interesting photo. Some times it just turns out better than one would think. The reflections are coming of the wood shed.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh no it didn't!!!!!!!

Oh yes it did! and there is ice under it to boot!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

We are DUCK fans!

Here's mom talking to Kris (my brothers wife) and Delaney my niece while waiting for the DUCKS game to start.
My sister and her daughter were in town this weekend, as you can see Renee's eyes are closed and Carla is making a nice face. That's my family always eager to help a guy out with his

Friday, October 30, 2009

And they called it puppy love

When your a little under the weather, there's nothing better than a little love
3 months old and already know what buttons to push

It made moms day, this is the newest of my nephews children. She has a name but silly me forgot what it was, I know it starts with an "M" so that's what we will call her today.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Birds come to visit

This guy was a real party pooper! he chased all the guys & gals below away. He just came swooping in and I just got this fleating picture of him as he took off (Redtailed hawk)
This is a cedar waxwing (female)

The bigger birds are Robins, the one with a little color in the middle is a female evening grosbeak
The others are cidar waxwings And I think they are all female also.

This is a male evening grosbeak. I had more pictures but silly me didn't think to check the settings on my camera and they didn't turn out so good.

Monday, October 12, 2009

47 years ago today (nope not my b-day)

A storm hits Oregon with 120 mph winds, and you can see what happened in this photo.
That my mother, my sister and the little guy in there is me. My oldest memory is of playing in the street in a pile of limbs.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

That's right I'm a biker dude!

Yep, I'm going through this hot 2 wheeler and going to be makin it a chick magnet! It does a screaming 12 miles an hour and will go 8 miles on a charge. It also has the trunk capasity to hold a six pack and some napkins.

I get
It Will
something like
this I think.......

Well maybe not, but it will have the same amount of wheels anyway.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Okay, So I'm not smart, but I'm not dumb either

So I wanted to sign up on "twitter" I have seen that tgt has had good success with it and I thought I could give the little updates on my blog from my phone since I haven't had anything big to blog about lately. So I signed up and I'm not sure how it works I thought I could do up dates by phone but they don't tell you how to use the damn thing when you sign up? I can give an update by going on line as you can see in the upper right hand side it says "nothing much" And that's what I think of twitter so far "Nothing much". If you are a twitter or if your tgt please help!

On another note:
We all remember my ipod troubles RIGHT?well they seem to be gone for good now, I have had the same one for a year or so now. So my poor daughter who only has this little stick thing is now going to be the proud owner of my back up music player, the Sony "walkman". Its pink and I formatted it and then I converted 682 songs to a high quality mp3 format then loaded 268 of them in to it for her and will be sending it her way soon.

Just you watch about the time it gets to her my ipod will crash...... But I have the extended warranty. (see I told you I'm not dumb!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

New pictures of the grandson

He is 3 now and his dad has gone to Afganistan, so the thought they should get some family shots done, here are two of them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The love's of my life (at least they think so)

This is Ella, she thinks that I'm the best baby sitter in the world.
This is Steely, He knows I'm the best baby sitter in the world!

This is what happens when you think your the greatest anything in the world. You find out you can't walk down stairs..........

Friday, August 28, 2009

2 for 2

Today is my daughters 26th birthday, man how time flies. She is in school today, and soon her son will be in school he is 3.

And also today is the second birthday of this blog. Want a good laugh go back and look at my first post!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A bird of prey

Osprey's are one of the most beautiful birds g put on earth, I could watch them all day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The McKenzie pass (cont.)

This is the look out tower at the top of the pass (5,325 ft.)
In side the tower

Mt. Jefferson

Mt. Washington

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Mckenzie pass

Mom and dad asked if I would like to go up the Mckenzie pass and have a picnic, I said "Hell no" I mean who would want to go up there on a BEAUTIFUL day and see things like this. MT. Washington that is above.
Or the lava beds that seem to just go on forever.

The dead trees in the background are from a fire a few years back.

And as you see the keep going....

They go forever this way also!
I have some more for you I will post tomorrow.