Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Humor For Your Tuesday

This is what an indoor workout looks like if a Griff is in proximity...

Wall squats attempt 2:

Crunches attempt 2 & 3 &4

I downloaded the 7 minute work out app for a cross training routine to coincide with my running program. Today was the first time I gave it a try and my dear Reuben thought he would join in the fun. I had to restart the circuit 4 times. 

This is life with a Griff, they keep it interesting and make sure you get your daily dose of laughter.

Return of Outdoor Soccer Nights

Outdoor soccer has returned to North Idaho...and Eastern Washington ;)

The cheer squad for the Lawlar crew, however they spent most of the evening climbing trees way too high for this Mama's liking. I had to stop watching, they were freaking me out.

Sunset over the Palouse.  We have had such great weather lately. Today is supposed to hit 60!! 


Monday, March 24, 2014

Life Lately

Many of you don't know, we own a house in Spokane that we rent out. Well the old tenants moved out the last day of Feb. and Rusty and I have been making trips over there to paint, fix the furnace, change switch plates, remove the heat strips from the roof AND transplant many of our amazing trees that we grew from seedlings over the past 8 years. 

Our very favorite tree is too big for Rusty and I, so until I can get an arborist over to transplant it I decided to give propagating a shot. Now, I've done my research and realize it is not the best time to try this out but I figured what do I have to lose?

So I cut last week, have dabbed their bases with a root growth powder and placed them in a bucket of willow water. This picture is from one week ago...

And this picture is from yesterday...
Every single one of the cuttings has gone crazy and started budding out. I'm not holding my breath that they will survive but so far they are doing okay.  We also transplanted 8 trees. 4 lilacs, 1 aspen, 1 maple, 1 spruce and 1 Japanese maple. 

Every single one is starting to bud and show new growth. Again, I'm not sure they will make it but we are giving it our best shot:)

We also made a raised bed for our garden using cedar and corrugated metal. I LOVE it. It's counter height so no more back breaking, knee busting gardening for me! We will make smaller ones for our herbs and also for the kids to each have a box to plant. We have a friendly family competition to see who can produce the best and most from their box ;) Winner gets ScaryWood tickets for October.  (Silverwood turns into Scarywood for the fall season)

Up next, we will be finishing our raised beds, fencing and laying the sprinklers, hauling in top soil, doing the trim around the house and yard for the flower beds, and finally we will call a company to hydro seed for us:)

I'll keep you posted on the trees!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Return Of Hockey Night

This weekend was the first time since moving to Juneau (and back) that we were able to attend a local hockey game. We love our Spokane Chiefs.  As luck would have it, it was also dollar night which means drinks, hotdogs and popcorn are only 1 dollar :)  

I'm sorry but it just doesn't get better...well maybe it could have been a little bit better if the Chiefs had actually won :) 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Work

Hey All!  I have 5 new pieces in the shop :)  It's been stormy here but we have a nice gap filled with sunshine!!  Reuben and I are loving it.  Our next system is moving in this week I think so I'm doing as much outside as possible.  Happy Wednesday!