Friday, January 29, 2010

The Hairy Woodpecker (Oops - I believe it is a Downy Woodpecker!)

I captured a fairly good shot of the hairy woodpecker (now determined to be a downy woodpecker) at the feeder. This picture was taken through my family room window.

P.S. After a comment from a friend, I did more research online about the differences between the downy woodpecker and the hairy woodpecker and I believe this is a downy woodpecker and not a hairy woodpecker. Click here to read more about the differences between the two birds.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friends at the Feeder

The last few days we have had quite a variety of birds visit our feeders. Below are a few pictures I took today.

American Tree Sparrow

A sparrow and the tufted titmouse twins!

The Tufted Titmouse!

The Chickadee

We have also had the following birds visit our feeder: European Starling, Hairy Woodpecker, Dark-Eyed Junco, House Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, and the White-Breasted Nuthatch.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

The Princess!

Julissa dressing up as a princess!

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Ice Skating

On Monday, December 28, 2009 our kids went ice skating for the first time with their Sunday School class. I believe they really enjoyed it despite many tumbles. Jeff took our kids and my b-i-l Tim took his kids while my Mom, two of my sisters and myself went out for lunch and went shopping. It was a great trade off! :)




Samuel and Alex



Julissa is wearing the blue sweater.


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Winter Wonderland!

A couple pictures I took while standing in the doorway. I love the beauty of snow, but it was too cold to leave the comforts of home even for pictures! We got a good four or five inches of snow.

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Us Five and No More!

Since we (the five sisters) were all together, we decided to enlist the help of Dixie's husband Jeff and Holly's son Joshua to take pictures of the five sisters! We started this photo shoot around 11:35 p.m Sunday evening, December 27, 2009 and finished about 12:05 a.m. Monday morning, December 28, 2009!

In this picture, we are standing youngest to oldest (L to R).

The three oldest in the front row and the two youngest in the back row. We are in order if you start in the bottom right hand corner and move around the picture clockwise!

We got it right this time! :) L to R = oldest to youngest


The baby got tired of the previous pose and decided to climb on board! I'm glad I wasn't on the other end! :)

On the stairs we sit all mixed up. If you look closely at this picture you can tell which one of us is not a night owl! :D

Black and White for those of you who care and even for those of you who don't!

We mustn't forget sepia, too!

L to R - Dixie, Holly, Heidi, Jodi, and Lyndi

Okay, Jodi, I do believe I have covered it all in more ways than one!

It was great fun! I am glad we were all able to be together Christmas weekend at my house!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Epiphany 2010

This year we celebrated Epiphany on the 6th of January

Our Christmas tree that stayed up until after Epiphany.

The boys with their gifts.

The girls with their gifts.

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Reading Goals for 2010

To read more about this click here to read the post on my homeschool blog.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Weingard Family

We managed to get a picture of all 27 of us on December 27, 2009. Thank you Sis. Hilligoss and Melinda R. for taking pictures!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from our house to yours!

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