making our world go ’round

July 29, 2013 by meg | Comments Off on making our world go ’round

a successful dipnetting trip with 37 fish netted by zach.  zelda even got in on the cleaning action, sitting on my back and watching over my shoulder.  zelda’s comment when seeing me pull the guts from a fish “yum!”  as you can see there’s nothing glamourous about dipnetting.  unattractive waders and being covered in guts.  zelda stayed mostly above the fray, but did manage to eat and get sand everywhere.

cake, cake and more cake!


practice cakes for this weekend’s wedding

taken by zelda

taken by zelda


late night work on last weekend’s wedding cakes


how we transported the cakes. the large cake weighed a ton, may 50-70 pounds? i know there’s about 30 pounds of icing on the cake.


final set up of last weekend’s wedding cakes.

garden in full bloom and a vegetable garden that is outgrowing the beds.


our leaning tower of delphinium.


the end of the blooms on our potted succulent.

zelda as great and silly as ever.  she’s a lot of fun right now.  she’s also a handful right now.  guess the two go hand in hand.


zelda is obsessed with driving and cars right now. ever time we see a motorized vehicle of any type its “vroom vroom.”



being silly after a bath in what we call her old man pants. she pulls them way up over her belly.

we are off to denver tonight for zach’s brother’s wedding this weekend.  we are making 5, yes 5, wedding cakes.  most of the cakes are baked and packed safely in a fish box for transport.  keep your fingers crossed this works.  otherwise it will be a frantic week of baking cakes at high altitude no less.   in addition to zach’s whole clan, i’m also excited that my sister and her family will be able to come and join us.  while we were originally planning to visit our grandmother, at least we can still see each other.


March 2, 2013 by meg | Comments Off on iditarod

this morning we went to the ceremonial start of the iditarod. zelda was an enthusiastic fan, clapping and cheering as the dog teams went by.

this was the first musher to ever participate from jamaica.



good thing its almost the end of the snow season. zelda’s snow clothes can barely keep her belly covered anymore.

zelda also caught the attention of a couple of the mushers as they rode past. we came home with quite a few doggie booties thrown at her as souvenirs.



a little later on our friends joined us and zelda enjoyed playing in the snow with them.




March 7, 2012
by meg
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the iditarod

This past Saturday marked the ceremonial start to the Iditarod with the official restart in Willow on Sunday.  Alaskans turn out to cheer on their favorite mushers and to show off all their Alaska winter finery.  We met up with … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
by meg
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a disruptive visitor

This guy came by in front of the window just as Zelda was falling asleep for her morning nap.  Of course, the dogs had to alert me and the whole neighborhood to his visit.  Good thing Zelda is a sound … Continue reading