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Robin Eggs...

  • Andrea
  • Wed 18th May 2011, 11:33 am

I noticed about 2 weeks ago a Robin was building a nest in a tree right outside my office window. I have been keeping an eye on it and one day I noticed the robin had been sitting in it pretty constant. A few days later when the mama had left her nest for a few minutes I looked inside and saw what I thought was 2 little blue eggs, The angle from inside the house looking into the nest isn’t great so this morning I decided while the mama was gone I would try to get some shots of the eggs. I took a chair outside and got a better angle with my camera...took a few shots and hoped I had something. I didn’t want to get too close, I didn’t want the mama to abandon her eggs so I hurried, got a few shots and went inside. I noticed a few minutes later the daddy robin sitting in my front yard waiting for mama to get back. A few minutes later she returned and the daddy Robin flew away. When I looked at the photos I got I was so surprised! There weren’t 2 eggs in the nest, there were 5! It has been so fun watching the Robin and I can’t wait for her babies to hatch!

This is the view from my window of the mama Robin sitting in her nest

I love the color of robin eggs!

Baby Chicks!

  • Andrea
  • Wed 6th April 2011, 7:23 pm

As long as I can remember I have had chronic headaches and when I started getting dizzy all the time I decided to try to figure out what was going on with me. I went to a Neurologist and he was no help he just prescribed medications that made it worse and ordered a CT scan that came back normal so I gave up for awhile. One day I saw a commercial for Dr. Wirick, who said he could help with chronic headaches, so I decided what the heck I will give him a try. He pretty much knew what my problem was at my first appointment but he wanted to run a bunch of tests to give me a proper diagnosis. I found out a little over a month ago that I have a sensitivity to gluten, soy and dairy and Hashimoto’s disease (an autoimmune disorder). I also found out I have the gene for Celiac disease, so that means no more wheat for me! :( It has been a definite learning process for me and not very easy at times. I have had to cut Dairy, Soy, Wheat, Corn, and Tomatoes out of my diet...I know, I pretty much can’t eat anything!! I was never a big meat eater but since that is about the only thing I can eat right now I am learning to like it. In a few weeks I will be able to have corn and tomatoes and a few months down the road I can start adding back the Soy and Dairy. I do have to say as hard as it has been I am seeing results! I have not had a headache in over 7 days and I have a lot more energy throughout the day. Casey has been so great through all of this! He has become my personal chef...he does a great job at making meat taste good and he is always trying to come up with new ideas so I am not eating the same thing day after day.

We have been going through eggs like crazy lately and in the past we have talked about raising our own chickens to have fresh eggs so last Monday Casey brought home 15 baby chicks! I have to thank Sherelle and her husband David, they have been a lot of help (they have 40 of their own chickens) so I hope they don’t get too tired of our dumb questions! :) The chicks are so cute right now and they are growing fast! I am really excited for this new venture and our kids are looking forward to taking care of them (I am sure that will wear off soon) ;)

Fun in the snow

  • Andrea
  • Sat 22nd January 2011, 3:17 pm

Just after Thanksgiving we got a pretty big snow storm and it was perfect for building snowmen so the whole family headed out to the backyard to build the biggest snowman we could. The head was so heavy we tried and tried to lift it but ended up having to put it on in sections. Our snowman looked a little deformed but oh-well at least we got it up there...right? Later that night we got a really bad wind storm and the poor guy got blown over!

The poor cat...

After the snowman was built we decided to give sledding a try. We got out Tyler`s 4- wheeler and tied a rope from it to the sled. Then we took turns driving around the neighborhood...good times!

A conversation...

  • Andrea
  • Tue 18th January 2011, 2:44 pm

I had a conversation with my sweet little 4 year old son today...

Jack: Do you ever wonder who I will marry someday?
Me: Yes, I do wonder that.
Jack: Me too.
Pause for a minute...
Jack: Maybe you could break up with dad and marry me!!

Ha ha! I Love him!