Friday, November 25, 2011


We went to Mila's friend, Barbara's house for Thanksgiving.  We also did our own later that night and Mila came over for that.  
They have a momless puppy they are taking care of.

The spread.

Their VERY over weight dog, Becky.  She looked like a pot-bellied pig!

Family Picture Day

We went out for family pictures as we usually do.  The weather was working for us.  We have to take about 30 pictures to end up with 1 we can live with.
They take pretty good pictures if we can isolate them from one picture to another.

I love this shot of Canyon :)

And this one of Sahara :)

However, we have to weed out A LOT of crazy faces (mostly of C-man of course) to end up with that good picture.  Here are a few for your enjoyment!

Our favorite!  Hey, at least he has both his eyes open!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Big Water

This picture from the local newspaper, was taken after about an hour of rain (2 inches) .  In all throughout the night we got 6.2 inches!  Some areas got 9. The water completely covered my carport over an inch high and to the back door came up the patio a foot from the door.  Jared's school is closed today due to flooding.  We stayed dry inside our house :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Class Rings

11th grade is very expensive.  In the first 5 weeks of school, we ordered class rings.  They said we had 4 months to pay them off, but they all ready came in, so they had to be paid off to get them. Also in the first 5 weeks of school, the class t-shirt for class trips was ordered, the Spanish t-shirt and the FCCLA t-shirt as well.  Then a couple weeks later, the Power-Puff t-shirt.  I'm about t-shirted out!

But..... Her ring is here! 
She has been wearing Jared's class ring around her neck for 9-10 months now.

They are very sparkly :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Basketball is done :)

I really wish basketball lasted more then a month, but Canyon loves it reguardless! This was the awards banquet. Pizza, soda, cake, and ribbons :)

He got a ribbon/metal, his pictures and an indoor nerf basketball game.

Canyon, the purple team and the Russellville H.S. basketball team helpers.

Safe and Sound

With her second new collar in 4 days!
(and new tag)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

She's back!!

30 minutes after the kids went and put 6 lost dog signs up.  We got a call.  A man thought he hit a dog 3 miles from our house.  He got out to check and the dog jumped into his truck.  He felt bad for her and thought he can't just kick her out now, so he took her home.  About 15 miles away on Gumlog Rd!  He and his wife just kept her over night hoping in a day or 2 some lost dogs signs would appear in the area.  It's a good thing I made 1 extra and had Sahara and Jared take it way down a side road, because that's the one they saw!  He called and I gave him directions.  In 2 minutes, here comes a HUGE white raised truck with Sascha in the bed.  No collar or tags.  It's the way I go to work...maybe she was following me??? It was a brand new collar and I just threw the old one away Thursday and trash pick-up came.  Off to the store to get another!  But, happy to do it because she's back :)  She's very pooped out now.  Must have been a hard sleepover for her.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sad day :(

Came home from work today and Sascha wasn't here. We drove up and down our road and the main road calling her and looking for her in the ditches, but no luck. She use to have walk-a-bouts before and would come home in the wee hours of the morning scratching on the doors to get in, but not since we got Malaki. Since he is stuck in the yard on a runner, she wouldn't wander away bored. It's deer season, so that's a worry with her coloring, plus the psycho's near 10 now and no sign. I hope scratches wake me in the wee hours :(

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN !

The kids were all surgeons. 

Sahara - Dr. Lotta Bloodstains

Canyon - Dr. Will B. Spiderpoop

Jared - Dr. Ken I. Killalot

After trick - or - treating.

I was their patient.  
And a true causality as I tripped in the gutter trick - or - treating and have the bruises to prove it!

Just being silly and ending our jam packed night. (Canyon's last basketball game was just before trick - or - treating)

Pumpkin Carving Party !

Getting ready for the party.  Malaki is a little devil.

Sascha is a fairy.  Her wand was on the other side of her and doesn't show in this picture.

The table is set up with all the goodies.

Canyon, not feeling well with sinus troubles, digs in anyways.

Melanie paints a little pumpkin with different colored stripes.

Mila and Zach both paint larger pumpkins.

Paige paints a little guy with a Charlie Brown theme.

After giving up on his big pumpkin, Mila gets Canyon to paint a little one.  He chose the colors.  Black, white, and gold.  His school's colors.

Jared had a special Sunday football practice and showed up later as the party was winding down. 
 Hmmmmm... if everyone was still here, would he have chosen to carve this???

Sahara digging in to the goo.

After carving my pumpkin and Canyon's, I painted a small one too.

Addalyn kickin' it.

Our final products :)