EVEN NOW; WITH A THOUSAND LITTLE VOYAGES UNDER MY BELT.
I STILL FEEL A MEMORIAL CHILL ON CASTING OFF.
-E.B. White

Monday, December 10, 2012

We had a reprieve - that is until late Saturday

Since my last post we had a reprieve with the weather.  Temps back into the 40's and 50's allowed us to get a few more outdoor projects completed.  Izzy also had another opportunity to pheasant hunt, she just can't seem to get enough of it.  Check out Izzy's hunting duds - not her favorite, but her mean mom makes her wear it.

Izzy and Colby Rautenberg (grandson of Rick's good friend Bob) with their days work.  Both of them are naturals at working the field.  


This fall when we returned home from Broulee - the top to the teak bench came back to Minnesota with us.  Rick is attempting to repair the rotted portion and replace the old dried up caulk.  And on a warmer day -

the project moved outside for the sanding portion.  The final touches will be done when we get back to the boat.

  Fun day at the Christmas tree farm - we tagged along to help the kids pick out the perfect tree.    

Georgia & Cooper - perfect place for our precious little monsters.


Becoming one with the tree.
Job well done junior Smiths!

Our neighbors house on the west end of the lake - come on, really?

Then the weather people said we were going to get some snow - they started out saying three to four inches.  Then maybe five to six - it started late Saturday night and snowed all day Sunday - 16 inches later we are still digging out.

Sooo pretty, until the shoveling starts.  They call this "widow maker" snow - the stuff of heart attacks.  Wet and heavy - perfect for building snowmen, but a killer for trying to move it out of the driveway and off sidewalks.


Time to get out of Dodge - got the snow thing out of our system and will be heading to warmer climes this week  However, we have had a slight change in plans and will be spending Christmas and New Years in Arizona with Deb's parents, at the "wrinkle ranch".  More on that adventure to follow.

Fun video of Izzy looking for her tennis ball in the snow.

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 Happy 62nd Anniversary, Mom & Dad
December 9th, 1950

2 comments:

  1. You guys have a beautiful family and a great house.
    Have a good Christmas and be safe heading south.

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  2. We know Izzy has been a good girl all year and that Santa will reward her with some well deserved delicious treats.

    Have fun in AZ and stay safe, see ya on the waterway.

    Bob & Sharon
    M/V Big Run

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