Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hey anyone that still reads this!

I have pretty much given up on this whole blogging business. I might be back some day, but for now you can follow me (jillhornby) on instagram. An occasional picture, and maybe even a caption is about all I'm capable of these days. Baby brother (aka Ducky, as Edie calls him) is due next week, and we're all very excited to meet him, whenever he decides to come. Thanks for reading, and commenting, and being here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A couple of awesome things in my life...

We got a dishwasher! This is an awesome thing in my life.

Another awesome thing in my life is that I'm pregnant and due in April. With a boy. Because I KNOW you were wondering. :)

Just a couple of the many awesome things in my life right now.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Beach trip!

Mark's mom treated us to a wonderful trip to the Oregon coast. I'm not really much of a blogger anymore, but I do have some lovely pictures I wanted to share. We all had a great time. Thanks Grandma!

You can't go down Hwy 101 without a stop at the cheese factory for ice cream. Happy Friday!

Friday, June 03, 2011

About the bald eagles

Mid-April, right in the midst of our daily online bird watching, I was washing dishes when I happened to glance up and spot a commotion amongst the cows. I paused for a moment and watched. There seemed to be something foreign moving just inside the fence. As I watched, a saw a white head bob around, and huge wings flapping along the ground. "Oh!" I thought. "There is a bald eagle in there and it is HURT!"

The cows were curious and they kept moving forward, then startling back when the eagle would leap forward. Suddenly, I spotted a splash of orange at the bald eagle's feet, and then it hit me. The eagle is not hurt, is has something in its feet and is trying to take off, but it can't. It must have one of our chickens. I dashed outside and ran over to the fence.

The bald eagle did not have one of our chickens. It had plucked our beautiful drake from its little pond we had built in the creek. The eagle dropped the duck when it saw me and flew a little ways away. It was reluctant to leave such a tantalizing lunch, and I ran back up to my house to grab my camera. I was able to get a few pictures. They are beautiful and so big! But I must admit, my feelings toward the bald eagle has changed a bit. I couldn't watch the eagles online without thinking of our dear little duck grasped in this eagle's large talons.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A sunny day on the Oregon coast in May! Hooray!

If you're looking for a nice beach along the Oregon coast, we would highly recommend Oceanside. Bonus: The Tillamook Cheese Factory is only 10 miles away.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rainy day nature study

We started watching these live streaming bird things just yesterday. Lia really loves the hummingbird babies. "Look Mom, it stuck out its tongue! Ahhh, there's a bug crawling on its head!" I'm pretty excited to see the bald eagle babies. They are supposed to hatch out around April 1.

I know we are pretty late hopping on this bandwagon, but are there any other good live streaming animal channels you like? I think they'd be good for nature study on rainy days. We've already learned so much about hummingbirds because Lia is truly interested in them now.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 Kids' ATC Swap

Abbie emailed me yesterday about the 2011 Kids' ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap yesterday and I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Lia is going to do this for sure! A kid can never get too much mail, you know? Check out the link above to get more information and to sign up.

Happy Friday!