Daisypath - Vacation

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ice Ice Baby

An ice storm came through Carroll, IA on Wednesday, January 20th. This storm caused us to be without power from around 9:30 Wednesday morning until around 3:30 Thursday. This is what happens when 1 1/2 to 2 inches of ice hits.

The destruction follows:

As promised if the power goes out I get Big Brown! Wednesday night we slept down stairs on the air mattress in front of the fire place with about 5 blankets.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Life is Good

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a fantastic week!
I started a long term sub position in December for 10th grade English. I absolutely love it. We recently started 2nd semester with a new group of students. They are FANTASTIC! At the moment we are working on speeches, daily oral language skills, writing, and my favorite is teaching To Kill A Mockingbird.
On another note here are some cool pictures of the oak out in our front yard:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Fun Facts:
1. Big Brown (this is the blanket a couple of posts ago see December 2009) has been weighed and he is the weight of an infant. He is weighing in at 9.5 lbs.
2. Carroll averages about 33 inches of snow in a winter and we will reach that amount by tomorrow. The National Weather people were very wrong about it being a dry and warm winter! ha! The Farmer's Almanac was correct in their prediction though!
3. We finally decided what to put on our mantle after many hours of debate and searching. This did not become a problem until we took all of the Christmas decoration down. Once we frame a picture from our honeymoon (almost 4 years ago) this area will be complete.

Here is the mantle with all of its glory! We are about to have a fire and enjoy some warmth watching one of our favorite t.v. shows "Bones." We highly recommend Bones if you enjoy NCIS type shows. The following are random pictures of the all the snow we have gotten, and just imagine we will be getting at least 4 to 8 more inches. Enjoy the snow scene from the warmth of your home!

There are mounds of snow throughout the town that look like this from the streets and parking lots being plowed.
Here is a shot of Patrick trying to compete with Mother Nature! The snow is up to his knees in our driveway.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Rap Up Review & Happy New Year 2010

Happy 2010 to all! We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. We got home today safely. Here is a recap of our time in Georgia with photos: Chris, Katy, Me, and Patrick hanging out on my birthday. After opening lots of goodies at my parents house the kids posed in front of the tree. Then we watched the Georgia game. Patrick, Me, Daisy, Tru, Andrew and Mandy.
Me and "Daisy"
My Mama and Daddy with Christmas Dinner
Daddy helped "Daisy" open her presents. She loved her monkey p.j.'s from Aunt B.B and Uncle Patrick.
"Tru" liked his super hero p.j.'s from us too.
Mandy received rain shoes for all those rainy days they are getting right now in the south.
Daisy and Tru loved playing in the boxes!
Patrick received a blower for Christmas!
Playing with the cousins
and again....
Me visiting Super Man's hometown promoting Truth, Justice, and the American Way!
To all our friends and family we hope you had a great Christmas, and we are so sorry if we did not get to see you on our trip home this time. We will be home in July and hope to see you then. Happy New Year to you all and we hope you have many blessings this year.