Wednesday, October 31, 2007

One of the Best!

I just finished reading Jane Eyre. Absolutely wonderful book! Can't wait to see the latest movie!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Why is it that the flowers always look the best in your flower beds when it's time to pull them out for the winter? Drives me crazy! I want them to be beautiful and bushy in July. I guess I'll just add this to my list of things to hope for in Heaven. (It seems to be growing on a daily basis).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poor, poor Lexi

Lexi had a run in with a skunk over the weekend. It was bound to happen with all the time we spend outdoors. We saw the skunk and then Lexi. She went up to it like it was a kitten to play with, smelling and sniffing the way all dogs do. We immediately started yelling her name, but she didn't understand the six different voices frantically calling her and returned back to check out her new friend. With one more scream, I got a response and she reluctantly came.

I quickly smelled her and threw her in the trailer to keep her "safe". Richard went out after the skunk and I checked on Lexi. Darin sniffed her again and without any mistake, she smelled awful! If my original scent of her had been thorough enough, I would have found it too, but alas, I did not and she managed to reek out the trailer in the 53 seconds she spent inside!

We happened to have some old cans of tomato sauce in the trailer. (Who knew that our attempt in emergency preparedness would end up saving our noses?) But now, we can pack for the future, knowing that it takes three whole cans of tomato sauce, lots of shampoo and a few sprays of Super Orange de-greaser to get enough skunk-stink out of a dog to allow for some relief.

Oh, it was a long night! Maybe by next Spring the trailer will have recovered.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


For Richard's birthday, we went fishing for the day and even though the fish weren't biting much, the yellow jackets were. R got stung twice in the same spot and after two days of expansion, the results are worth sharing. Poor boy...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Happy 34th, Richard (You old f*rt)!

With Richard having a birthday today and getting older, we thought maybe he needed a change in his look. Something more sophisticated. A look that will set him apart in his professional world, maybe even put him up for that promotion. We have two options. I, but we work with what we have. So, the question for you all is this: Do we go with Ol' Roy (A) or Top Gun (B)?...keeping in mind that if we go with (A), we will need to knock out a few teeth to complete the look.
(Disclaimer: These photos have not been altered or made to appear as something they are not. The facial hair represented is actual and belongs to the subject. And although these photos were taken live, they do not represent the style or fashion statement of said subject. They were merely taken for educational and entertainment purposes...and entertained, we were! Please Note: No offense intended toward individuals who sport this kind of look. It is not the look alone, but the look on subject that creates diversion.)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

As you walk into Alli's room...

This is all stuff from inside her closet!
Poor Lexi can't get out...

I decided I had better tackle Allison's closet today while she was away at school. No need to have the owner of all this precious stuff be around to decide what goes and what stays. The thing that really gets me is, everytime I clean out her closet, we have a little "talk" where she promises to keep it clean! Someday, when my kids are all grown up and move away, I will think back on these kind of adventures and miss them, right?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Fall Break

How do you like our engagement photo? Matching jackets, perfect pose, nice scenary...sunglasses on top of head. But, he's so good lookin' you probably didn't even notice the glasses.

This photo was taken in Yellowstone along the Snake River.
We spent our weekend with my parents in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. It was a quick drive through Yellowstone, but absolutely beautiful! (Actually, the drive wasn't that quick, Richard stopped every two minutes to take a picture. He couldn't help himself. There was just too much to shoot.) The colors were amazing and we had a great time. Not to mention, it just happened to be Land-something-or-other Day and we didn't have to pay the fee to drive through either park.