Friday, January 19, 2007

Icy fountain left on all year round.

This is quite an amazing view every year when it gets below freezing... the water keeps going and these layers of ice form around it. It almost looks like someone soaped the fountain until you realize that it is ice pilled up around the shooting water.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sammy and Lady video

This is a video of my two dogs one night after they ran around outside a bunch. Don't they look exhausted? So lovable when they are exhausted and wanting to just do nothing but lay around. I wish they could always be that relaxed.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Pancakes for Dinner night!

Tonight was pancakes for dinner night! I took some lovely shots with my camera phone of me making the pancakes. I recommend you check how much batter you have left before you decide to declare it "pancakes for dinner night". See the size of those pancakes...(kinda small) we were only able to make 4 that size, and 1 tiny one... Bummer eh, but they still were delicious! Be sure to join us next time when we have a brand new box of pancake batter.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Gooooo Chiefs!

Ok, so they got pretty lucky to even get into the playoffs... but the Chiefs made it! They haven't had much luck against the Colts in previous outings, but I think they might have a chance tomorrow. I look for the Chiefs to take the early lead... then the Colts will rally back and gain a one touchdown lead. The chiefs will score the final touchdown and win the game by going for two. GO CHIEFS!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Snowy Travel to Fort Dodge Iowa

First off, note that the image I have here is not from our trip, but an example snowy road. Sunday morning we left Saint Louis, MO around 10:30 AM where it was a nice 50 degrees out. When we hit Waterloo, IA we stopped at the Flying J gas station because we had heard it has the cheapest gas around (which appeared to be true). Anyhow, while we were there we heard about a snow storm on west 20 (towards Fort Dodge). It was around 47 degrees out still in Waterloo. We kept driving down 20 and around mile marker 175 we saw our first snow flake. Then just before crossing I-35 it started accumulating on the roads. At the first Fort Dodge exit there was ice and snow on the roads and we didn't feel safe going over 40 miles per hour. I wasn't sure if we were going to make it to the hotel or not. Finally we got to 169 and headed down to our hotel, the Budget Host Inn around 6:30PM. A very scary and eventful day/night of driving (saw two cars that spun off the road on highway 20).