Monday, March 26, 2007

Time to Migrate (title cleverly stolen from a Madagascar Penguins Poster)

So as the big day draws nigh (yes, that's right....I said "nigh"), the packing becomes hot and heavy. Hot because our air conditioner was broken for a few days. And heavy b/c those darn boxes weigh a ton!

Well....not those boxes...those are mostly empty and waiting to be filled with stuff. get the general idea.

Who knew we had such cool stuff? We're finding things that have never been opened (i.e. really nice cake plates, a 5 piece set of pyrex cooking stuff, kitchen gadgets, a doorway to Narnia). It's like Christmas at the end of March! And what's cool is that we'll have room for it in our new house, well, maybe not the doorway to Narnia, but the other stuff will be ok.

The penguins from the Entertainment Center have been lovingly wrapped in bubble paper and packed away:

And most of Alan's books and such are packed in some pretty heavy boxes, leaving the bookshelf (mostly) bare:

Here's the closet in the spare room also (mostly) devoid of stuff. You should have seen it before we started packing! If you look closely at the bottom of the closet, you can see the first two purchases we made for our house! (2 art prints- 1 for the kitchen and 1 for the dining room).

The cat is still trying to pack herself. So far, she's been convinced that she's a Christmas Tree, a penguin, a towel, an Entertainment Center knick knack, and the list goes on and on. In case you don't believe me, here's a couple of her pretending to be a book or one of Alan's 3 diplomas (note said diploma under her tail in the second picture), we're not really sure:

Earlier, we snuck up on her and got a picture of her pretending to be a cat:

Post by Erin. :-)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

It's too hot to be out of the zoo Mr. Penguin...

OK, so there are no penguins at our zoo :-( but it was certainly good weather for humans to be at the zoo, so we did (love those annual passes - join the zoo!!!!)

Just for Sharon, we called in a few favors, whispered in a few ears, and got the Rhino's to agree to pose in a manner that Sharon would appreciate:

Best part of the zoo today was definitely the fact that four of the Jaguars were out and about - and moving around for a change - and we were finally able to get some good photos of them. Eleven months we've been zoo members and this is the first time we've been there with a camera when they weren't obscured by a fence:

And when we were leaving the Jaguar area we came across a new resident that we haven't seen previously - a peacock, who was quite shimmery in the mid-morning sunlight:

And since Sharon mooned me with an email smiley the other day, here is a bare bottom in return:

Oh, wait, my bad... that's a bear bottom, not a bare bottom. Sorry for the confusion. ;-)

And after we came home we started packing, with some help (cough - yeah right) from Cricket:

Friday, March 9, 2007

One thing we'll miss from the condo... a little bit...

Is the pretty tree next to our parking spaces. :)

I have no idea what kind of tree it is... but it is pretty, especially on a slightly foggy morning when the grey trunk and branches are heavily contrasted against the purple flowers.