Saturday, September 21, 2013

Joe's 2013

We spend each year camping at Joe's Valley for our wedding anniversary. It is such a beautiful place. I am happy that I get to spend time with Abigail here. I started coming up here when I was a baby. We have a lot of fun making memories here. 

 This year it rained, rained, and rained. But there was plenty of sunshine for us. We went hiking, fishing, craw dad hunting, and caught a handful of frogs. 
She was so happy that her cousins got to come up for a few days. 

 Cousin time

 Abigail out fished Don and I, she caught the biggest fish of the whole trip and the most

 Ruger got all muddy. We have a hard time keeping him out of the lake but at home he will run and hide when it is bath time...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

little chef

Abigail LOVES to bake. She learned how to make our creamy chicken enchiladas tonight with Dad. And they were delicious!

She loves making
cinnamon rolls
cookie dough cupcakes
Ice Cream
Jellies and Jams
french toast
and now

If you know me you know I love to cook everything. It makes me so happy that Abigail loves to cook also. I enjoy spending time with her teaching her how to bake. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Oktoberfest 2013

We headed up to Snowbird for the Oktoberfest. We had a great time and got to enjoy our day with Aunt Laura, Uncle Sven, Aunt Melanie, and all the kiddos. We had the traditional Bratwurst and sauerkraut, rode the Alpine Slide, and of course danced to the great music. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

We had to say goodbye....


Rest in Peace

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to some-
one here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows
and hills for all our special friends so they can run and
play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine
and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health
and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong
again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times
gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small
thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be
left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when
one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are
intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he begins to run
from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him
faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend
finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to
be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your
hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more
into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your
life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

Morris died of Kidney failure. We think as a result of him being poisoned from anti freeze.

Born in a big red barn on a sunny day in 2005 - 09/10/13

Monday, September 9, 2013


My baby is 5!

Since Don and I know what we are doing....Kidding! We planned a vacation right before and during the week school started. So she got to start a few days after everyone else. I took her into have her kindergarten testing and after 28 minutes of an hour test they sent us on our way. The teacher said that she had scored so well and she wasn't even getting to the end of a question before Abby answered . She scored the highest in her class.  

Her first day of school I took work off so that I could bring her and pick her up. She let me know at least 5 times that "She was fine and not to worry"! Big Girl! She has a wonderful day and was so happy to be in school! I verily made it to the curb to head to my car before I broke down and cried... SOBBED is more like it. The first week went so smooth and I am feeling emotionally better!

Abby made a new friend his name is Paul. She let her dad know when he picked her up that Paul was nice and handsome and when she was older she was going to marry him! We are in trouble!

September 9 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Silly Kid

My fun silly kid!
Oh how she keeps us laughing!
I love her!