Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baxter vs. Porcupine

Last night Brett took the dogs raccoon hunting, and they didn't get home until a little bit after 1:00 AM. Brett woke me up & dragged me out of bed because he needed my help. Instead of hunting raccoons last night, both of our dogs tried to take down a porcupine. Syre (not pictured) was the luckier dog of the two because he had half as many quills stuck in his face, mouth, and ears compared to Baxter (below).
Brett held the dogs down while I pulled quills out with pliers. It was the saddest thing. Luckily, Syre held relatively still, and we were able to get him all cleaned up. Baxter on the other hand wouldn't even let us get the pliers close to him. We went to bed thinking we were going to have to take Baxter into a vet today, & let them give him some anesthetic to get his quills pulled out.
This morning Brett's Dad came over, and between the two of them they were able to clean Baxter up. It looked like quite the painful process. Hopefully our dogs have learned their lesson & won't chase after anymore porcupines!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Raptors Game

We took Reed to a Raptor's game last weekend, & even though the Raptors lost, we had a lot of fun . Unfortunately, Jett is too busy and little to enjoy all 9 innings of a baseball game, so we left him home with a sitter. By the end of the night Reed & I got a little bored so we decided to have a funny-face photo shoot.

Brett's Triathlon

In June, Brett competed in the Hyrum Triathlon with his brother, sister-in-law, and his dad. They all did great, & I was so proud of Brett. He had great times on all three legs, and ended up placing in the top ten of his age group. Congratulations Babe!

Friday, July 17, 2009

St. George with the Christensens

Every year Brett and I go on a St. George trip with our good friends Nate and Chelsey. Chelsey and I had so much fun hanging out at the spa while our husbands played a couple of rounds of golf. I look forward to this trip each year & I can't wait until next year!

We decided to see what Brett would look like with black hair. This Brett & Chelsey during the rinsing process.

Brett always pulls the goofiest faces. He has a hard time looking normal when his picture is being taken.

Nate & Chelsey

Chelsey & I glowing from our massages.


For Teacher Appreciation Week this year, my cute 4th graders decided to celebrate my "unbirthday". My birthday is August, so my students decided to throw an unbirthday party instead.
I showed up to school one day to find my classroom all decorated with balloons and banners wishing me a happy UNbirthday. I was so surprised & I had no clue they were planning all of it. I had excellent students with amazing mothers to help put all of that together. Thanks guys for all of the presents & goodies!

Supercross in SLC

In May we went to the Supercross in Salt Lake. It rained on us the whole day, but we had fun anyway. We left the kids with my Mom and Dad, but we are thinking next year Reed will be old enough to go with us. Even though our buddy Chad Reed didn't win, we still had fun. Our seats were right by the triple, and when the riders weren't racing, they were standing right in front of us watching the race. It was really fun.The TripleJames Stewart leaving to go race.Brett & Mike Metzger
(one of Brett's favorite Metal Mulisha members)

Kiddie Kandids

Here are some pictures we had taken at Kiddie Kandids a couple months ago. Sorry for being so behind on my blogging. Our computer is in Jett's room right now, and whenever I have free time to catch up on my blog, Jett is usually asleep & my computer is unavailable while he is sleeping.