29 December 2008

Christmas #2 PICS!

A few Christmas photos:
Mom (M'pa) watching Chandler open his new kid tough camera! He loves it!!!! Eats batteries though.

Chandler being silly in his presents, trying so hard to be patient! He did really well!

Michelle (my sister) and her boyfriend, Butter (AKA: Deltric) on Christmas Eve.

Rob and Lincoln on Christmas morning

Hope you enjoy!

Some snow pictures

Here are some snow pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday Dec 14, 8 am or so---just beginning!

Sunday Dec 14, 11 am

Saturday Dec 20, 11 am at least 5 inches of snow!

Monday Dec 22, 4 PM 16-18 inches of snow! Chandler didn't mind it, but wasn't the biggest fan.

Monday Dec 22, 12 PM 16-18 inches of snow, this is the most snow I have seen in the Valley, EVER!

28 December 2008

Christmas #1

OK, so I flaked on the pictures... My bad! If it's possible to believe me, I just haven't had the time to upload all the pics from the last week or so. Between the snow storm, Christmas, and shopping, it's been tough to get some time to do it... But again, here I sit on my blog typing when I could be uploading. Ah, priorities.

I did hear that we have 6' of snow up at the cabin (just SW of Mt. St. Helen's). They are saying that we cannot go up there because it's too snowed in. I hope that means there will be water in the lake this coming summer!!! I would love to take Chandler on the boat. Go figure I am talking about summer & it's not even 2009! LOL!

Anyway, We had a nice Christmas. Both boys were spoiled! Surprise. Chandler was blessed with lots of plastic-AKA: Batman gear. He also got his own digital camera and dvd player from my mom. My MIL got him a ton of clothes which were very much needed! And socks! WOO! Lincoln got diaper covers (yay) and clothes, lots of clothes. He got a couple toys but let's face it at 6 mo, he needs clothes more than toys.

Rob and I bought a video camera for ourselves. It was a splurge but a nice thing for the boys. We also were given a deep fryer, which Rob tested out today making onion rings and frys for his poker gang.

I truly feel blessed with what we have been given this year (not in physical gifts, but in all aspects of life). We have completed our family, with the addition of Lincoln, which is the best gift of all. I pray that 2009 is as blessed as 2008, with the exception of additonal children (TEE HEE)!

Now we prepare for the OSU bowl game on Wednesday! We play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Tx at 5 PM (I think). Go Beavers!!!

22 December 2008


I don't think it's snowed enough in the last 8 days, seriously! I love it! I love all aspects of it, especially how quiet and still it is outside when it's snowing. We haven't been stuck at home for the whole time since I know how to drive in it, and I have a truck that lets me get from point A to point B without problems. I have been seeing my friends at Dutch Bros. With out a problem, just to continue with my DB addiction! LOL!

Chandler hasn't really played in it, but he keeps asking to play in the snow. Lincoln is oblivious, but screamed when it was cold and has snowflakes on his face. Ha. I have some pictures, but nothing as beautiful as it is this morning. So I am going to add more later today.

We are going to trek to the mall (2 miles away) to finish Christmas shopping, since Rob has waited until there is a foot of snow and it's 2 days before Christmas. Feh. So we'll be out and about again, doing our thing today.

Pictures to come soon!

12 December 2008

UPDATE:Ipods... A love/hate relationship: How to upgrade your iPod hard drive!

12/28/08 Update:
So the fix didn't work for my Ipod... I think it's actually a motherboard issue. Oh well... No biggie, I was given a new Ipod Touch 16GB for Christmas (Thanks Mom!!!). Now the old ones are being tossed! Woo! This new Ipod is amazing! It even has Wi-Fi! Unbelieveable! :) I am in love... I wish I could have an Iphone now. Drool!

So I have had an Ipod for some years now, I belive I started with a 3G and now have a 5G U2 edition. Love them...But also hate them at the same time! My 3G is still sitting in my drawer w/ a broken hard drive. After replacing it with my 5G, I couldn't get rid of it, for some stupid reason... Fast forward to 3 weeks ago. My newer one decided to do the SAME thing. Broken hard drive. Well we don't have the cash to replace it, so I did some fancy googling and learned how to replace the hard drive. WOO!

So I cracked open my Ipod and pulled out the hard drive and figured out what model HD I'd need. Off to eBay to buy one, because you can't get them in stores. I actually thought Fry's might have them and when I called, the person said I couldn't replace the HD but he'd love to sell me a new one! Right, I'll be right there (insert sarcasam here). So I bought the new HD and waited... and waited...and waited.

It came yesterday and I put it in, following the instructions I read on a blog (link below). And then I got it to work, well at least the apple logo and sad faced Ipod came on. But I was having trouble getting it to go into disk mode. Well today I sat down and pulled the HD back out and dinked (techinical term) with it.

And it worked! YAY! I was so excited! It's still acting funny, makes me think the motherboard is not happy, but it's playing my Christmas music and frankly I just need that and my Beethoven at night. So if I can play that I'll be happy. But when I opened iTunes, I realized I have 3200 files on my iPod! Wow.

So anyway, here's the link to how to replace your hard drive on your iPod, including model numbers for all generations of iPods!