Friday, December 26, 2008

White Christmas? I'll say!

I can't ride my bike now and I don't ski often so shoveling snow is a good work out! Especially on Christmas Eve. It snowed 30 inches in Hailey! Coby Yates is helping us in the back there. He is a nice young man in our ward.

This is our front yard!

I saw this tree in town and thought it was so lovely! Click on this to enlarge it! I thought of my daughter Jessica when I took this picture because she always takes such lovely pictures of nature!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Wasps

We have had a wasp nest on our house this past spring, summer and fall. Just about everyone was stung. Brent is slightly allergic but we let it remain until cold weather when it is just eggs. They lay dormant until spring. It was a beautiful thing to see and the wasps made it from a nearby Aspen tree. Brent decided to take it down yesterday. He was a little nervous not knowing for sure if they really were "dormant" or not.

This is the nest. It has layers of paper thin insulation made from the Aspen tree. It covered the honey combs like a cone. Then there were several honey combs on the inside where they lay the eggs. It is amazing and fascinating! No evolutionary accident in my mind! Rather, an awesome creation from our Heavenly Father!
If you click on this photo you can see the black wasp eggs. We shall take the nest and hike it up to the "Wilderness" so it can hatch there rather than our front yard:)

Friday, December 12, 2008

In another light..

This was the full moon this morning!
Our House:)

Our neighbors yard! Pretty Huh?! The Larsens know how to do this!
I love sunshine and daytime but these things are beautiful too!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Aren't sunsets beautiful?!
I always marvel at their beauty no matter how many I have seen!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New car

We got a new car over the weekend! It was a surprise. We weren't planning on it really. We had been talking about it for a while and saying we should be getting something with less miles as our Suburban had over 171,000 on it. We went out shopping right in town here and found a fantastic deal! It will be nice to take our trip to Washington in. We will be visiting the girls just after Christmas:)