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Monday, March 4, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Home Sweet Home, for now!

This is our house in Boise Idaho. 
We are renting it, until we can buy one for ourselves. 
These pictures were taken by the landlord, 
when the house went up for rent. 
I will take pictures of the house with our stuff in it 
when we get settled in and have things organized.

The Front Yard

The Entry Way
(as you walk in, to the right is the laundry room, 
to the left is the living room)

The Dining Room
(a deck is out that door and into the back yard)

The Kitchen
(lots of cabinets)

The Master Bathroom
(just to the right of the tub is the shower and toilet) 

The Back Yard

The Back Yard
(raised garden beds. There are also grape vines,
strawberry plants, a blueberry bush, and a plum tree)

Monday, November 26, 2012

"A Winter Wonderland"

This is where I could stand to spend some time. 
Quiet, peaceful, the warmth of a wood burning fire. 
Aww, if only in my dreams!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"I Love You"

We have the BEST DADDY EVER!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

"Gone to the Birds" PART ONE

 For the last 3 years we have noticed birds in the eave 
of the house, right outside Josh and Chris's room. 
Not sure why, but never cared to figure out where exactly 
they were building their nest, 
despite the very loud sound they made 2 times a year 
during nesting.
This year I had enough. They made extra noise, 
or I was just fed up. 
I called the landlord to see what he wanted done 
and he suggested a Pest Control guy 
to come and remove the nest and all "extra" 
that was left from the birds. 

I called the first place listed online. Their response was 
"They are Starlings and are protected by 
the State of Washington. 
Cant touch them until they are done nesting". 


I called a second place, needing a second opinion, 
got the same answer. 
So I called a third company, just to see what they said. 
Their response was 
"The Starlings are NOT protected birds in Washington, 
look it up online or call 
Fish and Wildlife to confirm what I am saying". 
So I did.

The birds are NOT protected, they are "nuisance birds" 
and can be removed.
I asked the Ranger why he thought the first two companies 
told me about the protection. His response was 
"They didnt want to deal with them"
Well . . . They lost out of some business.

Anyway, so Brian from Interstate Pest Control 
came to investigate. 
Climbed up to the hole to see where the nest was . 
(the hole was only 3x8 inches in the corner of the roof)
The conclusion . . . 


Say WHAT!! Those birds have, over the last 3 years, 
been building a nest in MY ATTIC!!
I honestly had no idea. We only heard them in one corner. 
Never anywhere else. 
Brian said there was a section that looked like a "room" 
that they primarily stayed, and that's why 
we never heard them anywhere else. 
The nest was BIG. 
(what do you expect after 3 years of building).
It took him 3 times up and down from the attic 
filling a 5 gallon bucket and a box. 


 Brian, Pest Control Extraordinaire.

 The hole from the inside

 The nest in the attic.

 The nest out of the attic.

The "Nuisance" 

This sage continues in PART TWO.
(the best is yet to come)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Angels Among Us"

"...Oh, I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love..."


"If we have faith in Jesus Christ...

We never need to feel that we are alone 
or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. 
We can feel the love of God. 
The Savior has promised angels on our left 
and our right to bear us up. 
And He always keeps His word."
 --President Henry B. Eyring,