Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fun Fun Fun

Thanks Mom and Dad!
This is what you got us for Christmas, the BitterRoot Mts. in Montana (Jerry has been there, I haven't yet). We both fell in love with this picture at the Home Show a few weeks ago, so you bought it for us. It looks great on the logs, the picture is over 3 feet long, perfect on a nice big wall in our great room. Thanks again!


The Bitterroot Mountains, in Montana -on our wall- in the Sierras, in California.

Next: I am going to share with you a most exciting day in our lives as new home owners.
Get ready!


There are 45 cabinets and drawers in the kitchen.... plenty of space for his,hers,and ours.
The wood is all greasy, grimy, dirty and gross.
The above is a BEFORE picture.



Look how shiny and clean and how it just gleams in this AFTER photo. I only have 30 more to go. I have recruited friends to come over for a 'party' Monday. heh-heh-heh......



After working outdoors in the cold and rain all day, fixing fence with Gene, Jerry comes in and decides to climb 20 feet to the ceiling and do some cleaning too. The top row of wood is dirty and sooty from the wood stove. We convinced Jerry to come back down after a bit. He forgets he had a heart attack only 2 months ago.



No day is complete at the Log Cabin without a bit of deer watching. We can sit at the kitchen table and watch the deer browse; here a doe and her twins feed next to the pasture that they will soon be sharing with a few horses.


I stood (no wooden rocking chairs yet) on the front porch at dusk watching these five. They appear to be permanent residents and don't seem to mind us moving in. There are 3 more we often see and today the guys saw a few big bucks in the back corner of the upper pasture. I hope you don't get tired of my 'wild-life' photography, I'm just getting started. Maybe a few bear or cougar later......


Dinner is finished, darkness has fallen-along with buckets of rain-, and the fire is blazing.


I'm thinking we should put on some music and practice my two-step while we have this wide open dance hall floor with no furniture. My close friends and family are shocked to read that previous sentence. Yes it is true. That cowboy has somehow, somewhere along the way, got me two-stepping.





10 comments:

lov ya mom xo said...

NO, Kathy, I will never get tired of your beautiful pictures taken at your log cabin, in the woods, in the mountains. I hope the deer stay and don't move on, from your place. I think they would be fun to watch, while you are eating, at table every day.They don't seem to bother the flowers around cabin, May bother the fruit trees you hope to plant one day. They do like the fruit trees. Aunt Marilynn has them, deer, eating all the fruit they can reach off their trees.
To bad you don't have a floor plan of your cabin, you can show us. Would love to see how it is all laid out.

lov ya,mom xo said...

Just me again; Two steping is lots of fun and so is square dancing. Does Jerry square dance? I use to do both when I was younger and single.
Have fun, enjoy.

lov ya, xo, mom said...

guess who? I want to check, but can't find my diary, or photo album, on our trip, to Idaho.
You and I,I thought, did see the Bitterroot mountains? But while in Idaho. I got to find where I put my books. That move here, sure has lost lots of my stuff. One day maybe will find things. Got lots of boxes yet, to go through.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU. KEEP IT ALL COMING.BEFOR THE COMPUTER WE WOULDN'T SEE YOU FOR 10 OR MORE YEARS.....LOL... DAVID

Courtney said...

Love the pics! That stinks all that cleaning and detail, that's what I hate about moving!!!

Jenn said...

Wow! What a big difference on the cabinets! I'll be that took some serious elbow grease. Did you use Murphy's, or something else? They look great!

What a great view from the kitchen! Now you need a few bird houses/feeders to get even more wildlife! Oh, and a butterfly bush or two to bring the butterflies and hummingbirds in.

Kayleigh and I watched a coyote yesterday morning hunting mice in the woods. We could see him from the deck, weaving in and out of the trees, and pouncing into the snow after mice every now and then. It was very cool!

Courtney said...

I tagged you.

di :) said...

mid-winter break from school is next week (already a year gone by)sure wish Kev and i could come out ( but can't) and help with that cleaning and skiing!!!

Kathy said...

Mom, Saw Tooth Mts in Idaho. No square dancing for Jerry.
David,10 years HA! It was only 7!
Courtney, Thanks! and now I have to figure out what to do when one is tagged!
Jenn, I used pinesol. Working well. It seems as though I gave all of my bird feeders away to someone who LOVES feeding and watching birds!
Di, A whole year! I am ready to hit the snowy slopes soon.Wish you were here.

Kathy said...

Mom, Saw Tooth Mts in Idaho. No square dancing for Jerry.
David,10 years HA! It was only 7!
Courtney, Thanks! and now I have to figure out what to do when one is tagged!
Jenn, I used pinesol. Working well. It seems as though I gave all of my bird feeders away to someone who LOVES feeding and watching birds!
Di, A whole year! I am ready to hit the snowy slopes soon.Wish you were here.