Thursday, April 10, 2014

Signs of Spring

Most things are still brown, but little pops of color and signs of life are beginning to arrive!

A Spring wreath on the door!

Tulips popping up in rows.

Frank playing on grass!

Buds on the trees

and lilac bushes!

More tulips!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


I'm sitting here in a hotel room on a cool, overcast, almost spring day.
I've read some,
played on my iPad some,
watched a movie (some:-)
And looked through my blog some.

I know I've said it before, but I need to do a better job of blogging.
It's such a fun way of looking back.

Happy spring break, and happy spring (tomorrow).

A few years ago.
Don't you love family time.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Good Morning Monday

A dark rise to a Monday
After changing our clocks.

The snow is melting
Up to 50 today.
More snow this week though.
We are not out of winter yet.

Spring break next week!
No real plans, just no school.

Looking forward to spring,
Planting plants,
Sitting in the sunshine,
And walks with the family and dog.

Monday, February 24, 2014

February 2014

Winter is almost over. I can see the end in sight. Today, as I planned on updating this blog, I went to the computer to find the pictures I had taken this winter.

This record breaking, most snow ever recorded, winter.

Guess what, the pictures are gone. I didn't save them correctly, and I had already deleted them from the memory card in the camera.
I rarely delete all the photos on my camera, and yet, a few weeks ago, I thought I was getting organized, cleaning the hard drive, the memory card, the computer. 

Lost forever...
So Sad....!

Oh well, live and learn.

What an exciting 2014 we have before us,
Another Chippewa bike ride,
Logan graduation (last of the 4 cousins at ISU)
Allison's wedding!

At least I didn't lose those pictures, and I will be oh, so much more careful with those photos!

Happy February everyone. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

The house has been decorated for Christmas, fresh cut evergreen branches, two trees, and decorations galore.
Christmas cards have been mailed, and some presents have been bought.

Merry Christmas from the Watts family!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The End of Summer

Allison and I are back to work, I found a position with the local school district. I'm so happy I found something! It's nothing like my library position, but it's a job and I like it a lot! I am working one on one with a special needs kindergarten girl. She is such a sweet girl, and so easy to work with. 

We are having a heatwave this week with temperatures into the high 90's and heat indexes into the triple digits! Poor Allison, her school doesn't have AC, but at least she is getting dismissed around 1:00 each day. 
She is really beginning to like teaching bilingual kindergarten!

Kevin is keeping busy at work, and we are enjoying having him home with us, he has no trips planned for quite a while!

 We planted 3 new trees on the hill, we will see how they do with this extreme heat. I need to water, water, water!
 My gladiolus were so beautiful, but like so many things this time of year, they are beginning to bend, and slowly dry up.

Mayflies are everywhere down here by the river! They swarm towards the lights, and it is really bad! It looks like a snowstorm in August!

Frank is doing really well considering he lost his pack leader Brindle 2 weeks ago. 

Brindle's last photo. Poor Brin, she was so old, one month short of 16 years!

We had a very nice summer, it went by so quick! 
We had so much fun with family and friends. 
And now we are looking forward to fall, cooler temperatures, windows open again, back to school, and more time with family and friends.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Fun '13


Where does it go?

I wish I had blogged more, but I just didn't. No excuse except not wanting to. :-/

We have had a busy summer. In the past 2 months


Visited friends in Cedar Falls,
Went to Centerville for our niece's wedding (getting to see all of Kevin's brothers and sisters was so nice)
Had company from Missouri, Stephanie, Ethan, and Lucas.
Went to Chicagoland, and went to Six Flags with Kristopher, Melinda, and Allison.
Went to spend the day with my mom for her 85th birthday,
Went to baseball games of our 4 great nieces and nephews who live here in town,
Bbq'ed with family,
Went to watch Logan run, bike, and swim in a triathlon,
Bought a new truck for Kevin!

So, we have been keeping busy with all the extra things like traveling and company besides work, house, pets, contractors - working on yard, installing water softener, putting in new outlets, dentist and drs. appointments, looking for work, etc.

July is almost over, where has all the time gone?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chippewa Weekend

A drizzly Saturday, heading out with 4 bikes!

We had fun playing Herd! Allison won.

Ready for a tour of the brewery after a long drive!

In the Lodge, having fun.


Good Morning!

Load 'um up!

I'm wearing a coat! It's cool!