Monday, December 22, 2008

Big Girl Camera Shots

A symbol of our freedom. Why? Eagles don't make me feel free. Wild horses do. :)
Wild horse. Yes, I am serious. I checked. Long tail. Check. No visible horse shoes. Check. Long story, but it appears I am an idiot. Took bunch of pictures of a saddle horse once while hunting. Vera funny. Ask Rhonda.
Gorgeous sunset.
Picturesque Bear Valley.
Foggy Tree.

So, I am no Jenny (I wish) or Uncle Roger (phew...dodged a bullet there)..but here are some shots I took during Elk season, because I wasn't shooting my dang shootin' iron. :( WAAAAAAHHHHHHHH. Let me know what you think. Critique, ideas, and tips and tricks welcome. XOXO


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Caroling

Oh, 'tis one of the sweetest signs of the season. Little sweet peas singing Christmas carols. Tristan had a Christmas program at school, and did GREAT. There was even a portion where the audience had to get up and dance the Hamster dance. Jay rocked it. Yeah, right.

E is getting so big now. No program for the little buggers. They go sing at the hospital. Their school is close, so this year and last they walk up to sing carols. Pretty fun...and they get cookies from the cafeteria.

While we're at it...a challenge. Post your favorite Christmas carol. Mine? Sleigh Ride. I also love Little Drummer Boy. Really, I am a sucker. I like 'em all.

Uninteresting piece of Christmas trivia - I just wrapped the LAST Christmas gift this evening! YIPPEE!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! (For a while.)

This was our little snow storm we had been hearing about in the forecast since Monday. It's here. It's been snowing HARD since about 2pm. Still snowing now at 6:11 pm. Yow.

Sissy, showing the ample accumulation on the outdoor kiddie patio furniture. (Most was from last had just started snowing when I took this pic.)

Tristan, stuck in a blizzard, in a snowdrift. Helpless, all alone. Needin' a mama. Sad, really.

The 2008 Eggert family Christmas tree. Sans presents. By now, you can barely see the freaking tree because my little angel pies are spoiled rotten and we have presents coming out the kazoo. Went with all gold for years, all red last year, and this year mostly red with a touch of gold. It's workin for me. We don't do the fancy nancy pantsy buy at the tree lot trees. We go with "go to the woods, play in the snow until dark, frantically try to find a tree with the aid of a battery- needing Maglite, grab one that doesn't make you cry with pity and take the sucker home" approach to Christmas tree selection. I would highly recommend it. (Although this year there wasn't enough snow, so Daddy went to the woods and got it while we were @ the Holiday Music Festival at the University.) Hee Hee.
Merry Christmas to everyone! We love you!
:)) <- That there's a dubble chin. From all the fudge I dun been eatin'. Not good.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Smiles

I got a new camera for my birthday. It's kind of a big girl camera, so I have no dern clue how to use it...but thanks to PDub, I am learning some. Plus, I have asked Jenny for lessons, so we'll see. This is one of the shots from my first batch o' pics. Sweet babies, right out of the bath, decorating the tree. Tree pics coming soon.



Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside

Winter came Saturday. Didn't miss you, old friend. Not complaining, tho, 'cause to have the first real snow in mid December is totally dodging a bullet. However, it's hovering around 8 inches here, and it's 9 now. With the wind chill it's -5. J is working in High Valley, so it's like probably pretty cool up there too. (Any folks familiar with Union Co out there? Can I get an Amen!?...Bergman, Aunt Jan, anyone? Bueller?)

Big fun was had on Saturday when we went to Kennewick shopping. We got shut down before Mecham because of a wreck and waited a half hour. Dude behind us in a Dodge was way tooo cool to sit there and wait so went barreling down through the median to try to reach the parallel road to us that was acutally an onramp to the freeway, and got his big Dodge butt stuck in the bank. It was poetic justice, beautiful and priceless to see. Some NICE and helpful Ford owner came and hauled his big arse out of the bank. Not me, mister. He would have been on top of that mountain 'til spring, if it had been up to me. Jerk. Anyway, got kicked off the freeway again before Pendleton, and had to take the old highway into town. Pretty hairy, but the Big Red Car goes great in the snow, so we were cool. Took three hours. Shouldn't have taken over 1.75, actually.

Then we came home to these temps. Perty cool here on the East side. Heard you west siders actually had a few flakes, too. Scratch that, you have A BUNCH OF FLAKES in your city. Be careful, watch out for idiots. This has been a public service announcement.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grant County Pride

Guess what happened in Hillsboro over the weekend? Other than the sound of pies being devoured, look what else!!

Grant Union High School State Champs!

It's hard, to be honest with you. I spent most of my life with this school as a rival, and now my niece is there, and I have to support it. I was sooo proud! I teach a class this fall, and I did a score report on the board Monday morning. It looked like this:

GUHS - 3A State Champs
Imbler - 1A State Champs (Joseph runner up...go E. Oregon Teams!!)
OSU=not enough UO=too much

Plus, Travis McMasters' team, West Albany, plays this weekend for the state title at Hillsboro stadium as well! (That's Chris McMasters' son, who is Roy and Leanna's son.)

Pretty exciting for the Grant kids. Andria texted me and said school was a madhouse on Monday. GO PROS!! :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Elk Season 2008

Andy, Dad and I had flagtail unit cow tags. We were looking for this...

Not this.

No matter, we could not find either. Saw nothing. Shot at nothing. Very sad indeed. A good time was had by all, however, dinging around in the woods and hearing funny logging stories.

Also, Dad was able to test his amazing memory and remember what roads lead to which other roads, and stuff like that. I can't remember last Tuesday, let alone road numbers from a job I worked back in the early 70's. Pretty amazing, if you ask me.