Husband and Wife

It was warm enough, though snowing, that Redflare and I took a short walk outside.

The neighbors probably thought we were nuts.

Oh well.

At the end of it we stopped for a quick selfie before going inside.

I’m thankful my pretty wife is becoming less shy from the camera. I like having pictures of her to show off here.



Icicle Posing

The teens were highly impressed this winter with the icicles they were able to find (I clearly need to take a closer look at the gutters in some places).

For size they each posed with it.


Wintery Days

From what I’ve heard this was an especially wet and snowy winter.

The footage would certainly agree with that.

I did most of my shoveling the night before from this blizzard…

There was still some driveway to street shoveling required.

Once done there I noticed that a neighbor had tried to simply jump the pile the city likes to leave in front of everyone’s driveways.

Take it from personal experience, friend, you’re going to get stuck… and he did.

Shovel in hand I went over to help him out, trying to shoo Redflare back inside from the cold.

Instead, she took this of me helping him out.

On a cold day like this, coming home to warm pasties was especially fantastic.


Santa Time

Can’t catch up to Christmas pictures itself without the obligatory picture with Santa hosted at the local fire department!

Meanwhile, on the walk back, TJ found an icilcle and decieded to weild it, ready for action.


Morning Goodbyes

Sunday morning of this fast Iowa trip came far too soon.

We were sure to first burn off some energy at the playground at the elmentary right down the hill.

And try out the slingshot helicoptors that Mom and Pops had gotten for them…

We’ll admire the geese…

And then gather up for a group shot because it’s time to go.

The trip home was fortunately a lot less stressful than the trip South. We felt a bit robbed by the van breaking down, but we made the best out of the hiccup that we could.

Still a little wary of trying the trip again thanks to the van’s performance, but we’ll see.


Stair Steps

Fall is in full swing at this point in the pictures I think, but that means it’s a great time to be outside and playing or helping with chores.

We also managed to get them in stair step mode for a picture.

It’ll be interesting to see what their real heights eventually are. TJ is right around 5’9″ or 5’10” (taller than me or just about). Not sure what he was in this picture.

Little Miss has a ways to go if she wants to catch up with him. Personally, I don’t think it’ll happen.

Superman, meanwhile, will certainly catch up with Little Miss at some point but is still a ways behind TJ right now. So right now their height difference is more akin to “that last step is a doozy.”

Meanwhile, these two… I think Newbie will likely be the shortest of the bunch by the time they’re all at their final heights. Time will tell.