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Sunday, October 4, 2009


We were all pretty excited to see the snow this morning, but I'm awfully sad about our two previously beautiful cottonwood trees. The leaves hadn't even turned yet, let alone fallen, and the super heavy snow just ripped them apart...

Clyde was pretty excited and helped build a snowman that his dad named Peanut Butter. Clyde didn't like that one bit, "It's not peanuh butteh, it's noman!"

Alice was a little less enthralled with the winter wonderland.

Since it's gotten colder, we're running the wood stove most the day. It's obviously somewhat of a hazard. Clyde gets it and stays away, but Alice didn't understand, so Ben and Clyde built a "gate" - it's not JPMA certified, but it's working!


  1. I love your gate. Very rustic. I am not ready for snow here, but it sure does look very beautiful.

  2. That is the cutest ever gate! I am a little jealous of the snow, but only because I don't have any of my own yet. The second it hits the ground, I am sure I will be ready for spring.

  3. Oh- so jealous!! I wish it would snow here! The mountains have a good coating, but I am still hoping for more!