Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Big Hairy Job!

Today I finally broke down and gave in to Dave's request that we shave Gauge. Actually, I was a little bit manipulated into it seeing as how Dave shaved just Gauge's tail, and he looked so funny I felt bad for him, so I decided we needed to shave all of him. Gauge is not a little dog, so this was a huge project!My little boy with just a shaved tail

Check out those legs!

My two-toned dog

Here I am busy at work

Here is Gauge before Dave came out to finish his head and ears

Dave doing the finishing touches

Here is the final product, my naked dog!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter!

Playing Cowboy with My Dad

Yesterday was an awesome day, I had the opportunity to spend some time with my Dad and go horseback riding. I haven't ridden our horses since last fall, so it was nice to get on them again(even though I am a little saddle sore.) The weather was beautiful, and it was a perfect afternoon to spend with my Dad. This is one of our favorite things to do together. I think it is safe to say that my love of horses came from him.

Gauge came along too, and you can tell from the picture below he had a good time. It is so funny when he comes along with us when we ride because he is nervous around the horses, so he is careful, but he also wants to be close to me. It is kind of a funny little line he walks.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Prague, London, Here I come!

I am so excited! My Mom and Grandma are going to pick Ashley up in Paris, they are going to visit in France for five days, then they are headed to Prague, Czech Republic. I am going to meet up with them in Prague where we will be staying for five days. Then we are headed to England for another five days! It will be another great trip for the girls! The four of us are going to travel and see some great sites! It will definitely be another great adventure! The best part of it is we are going to pick Ashley up! It will be so much fun to have her home again.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My, How things have changed!

I want to preface this post by saying that I fully believe in trying to be a "good wife", but I don't think I could have survived in the 50's. Stephanie, my sister-in-law sent me this article, and I thought it was hilarious! You may have to click on it to make it big enough to read, but believe me, it is worth it! Personally, my favorite parts are "don't complain if he stays out all night", "his topics of conversation are more important than yours" and the classic, "you have no right to question him." What are your favorites? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

March Madness, Book of Mormon Style!

This month my ward is doing something new, we are reading the Book of Mormon in a month and a half. To do this we have get to read either 11 pages or 5 chapters a day to get done in the time allotted.We have been given a reading list, so we can mark off our progress as we go.

I am so excited for this challenge! I am an avid reader of the Book of Mormon, but I have to confess that Dave and I are not as consistent as we should be at reading it together, so now with this new goal I think this will help us to develop some great new habits! This will also be the fastest that I have read it, so I know that I am a huge nerd, but I love challenges like this! Another motivating factor to get us reading every night is the thought that if we get behind, just one day, that is a whole lot of catching up to do, 22 pages sounds a lot more overwhelming then 11! So here we are on day two already, and we still going strong!