Friday, February 19, 2010


This winter has been a pretty good one for us. I have been faithfully going to the gym, which has helped me so much. I have the flu right now, but hopefully it won't last too long. We've been lucky and have avoided a lot of the junk that has been going around.

We are accomplishing some home improvement projects. Greg made some wonderful drawers to go inside of my cabinets. Things are so much more organized now. I love them. We are putting in new countertops and tile backsplash soon. We opted to go with Formica since our cabinets are 23 years old. They are in great shape and look fine, but I couldn't see putting expensive counter tops on cabinets that are that old. We have ordered our edging strips and as soon as they come Greg will install them. They make some very beautiful Formica now, so I am really excited about it.

We painted our laundry room last week. I wanted to do a tan color (the same that is in the kitchen, living room, and family room). But, Greg and Melissa talked me into doing something more bold. We chose a blue color. At first, I hated it, but now it has grown on me and I actually really like it. Once I got some pictures and things on the wall, I think it looks really nice.

I still have two rooms I want to paint before spring. Then we are going to do a huge project and repaint the outside of the house. We will certainly change the color to some sort of brown or tan. I can't wait to have that project underway!!

Of course, the highlight of our lives is our family. Melissa is doing so well in school. She makes us so happy!! The kids and grandkids are such a joy as well. We've had a great time celebrating birthdays and Valentine's Day. I love them all so much.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Got a Scolding

Melissa scolded me today at being lax at blogging. Seems like I have been getting more and more behind on reading and posting. I'll admit, I have been bad about it. I guess I've spent too much time on Facebook connecting with people I haven't seen for a long time.

Anyway, the highlight of my winter has been the snowshoe trips we've taken. I blogged about our first trip already. The very next Saturday we took Ronda and Melissa to the same place and had a great time. I enjoyed it just as much the second time and I think that Ronda and Melissa had fun as well.

Last Saturday Greg and I went to Teton Park. We drove all the way up to Colter Bay to snowshoe along the lake. It is not an area that very many people use. You can see from the tracks that not many have been here. It's so interesting to me that we have this treasure so close and not many ever see it. We only saw four people on our three hour trek.

We made it to Heron Pond. Of course, all the lakes are frozen over now.

You would think that being out in the high country in January would be cold, but I always get too hot. Snowshoeing is hard work, plus I have some pretty warm gear. Look at Greg.....he doesn't look cold, does he? Just a fleece jacket that is unzipped to let him cool down.

After we finished on the shoeshoes we drove around to the main area that people enjoy in Teton Park in the winter to take some photos. It was gorgeous. Who would have thought that I would love the outdoors so much at this age. We didn't get out nearly enough when the kids were growing up, but now that we have the freedom to do more things, it is the activity that we nearly always choose. God certainly created a beautiful world for us to enjoy.

Of course spending time with my grandkids is always the highlight of my life and I've had a lot of time with each of them lately. That will have to be the subject of my next post!!