Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Anniversary !

30 years ago......

.........and here is what we have to show for it. Five great kids!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daddy's Visit

Daddy drove all the way up from St. George, Utah for a visit, a birthday visit. Last year Lou Lou and I drove to Utah and spent our birthday with Daddy there and this year he drove up here to spend it here. We are 30 years apart and he turns 81 this year so........................yah, it was our 51st birthday.

A few weeks ago Lou Lou and I went to Kalispell for an overnight birthday vacay and celebrated our birthday then. That was our gift to each other and our husband's gift to us. Here we all are celebrating together in Lethbridge at Moxie's for a family celebration. It was delicious and I already know what I want to order next time we go.

Last weekend was Youth Days for our stake. All the wards in our stake play softball against each other on a Saturday usually starting with a pancake breakfast. This year was a little different in that the stake fed the whole town of Cardston a hotdog lunch instead. Not really, but almost. We combined the noon meal with the opening of the new soccer park in Cardston so it was almost like the whole town because the high council were busy peeling the plastic off of 3,500 hotdogs. I really wished I could have help Mark out, but I had score keeping to do. Shucks!

If you look real close you can see that Neal is swinging the bat. Neal's senior team took home 2nd place.

Laurel came to the first of 7 games before heading to work.

Ok, This is cool. I am sitting in the back of a pick-up with grain pellets and these wild horses are running after us. All 70 or so of them. Dixie's father has a herd of wild horses that are used for local and not so local rodeos. And since they are wild you have to trick them in order to contain them so Denver can hand pick each horse he needs. This day he needed 14 for bucking horses at a rodeo in northern Alberta. My header picture was taken from the truck too.

Daddy had a real good time just hanging out watching the process.

And I did too, sitting on top of the huge John Deere tractor.

Such brave brave men to stand near wild horses.

Afterwards, Clark and I went to Dixie's to ride a bit and round-up a hand full of bulls. It's that time of year when the bulls are taken back to their gals for the season after a long and lonely winter.

This little colt is only a few months old. So cute. We were helping to get the momma and baby on the trailer to take back up to the ranch.

Mother son photo.

To top off the fun filled two weeks with Daddy we celebrated his birthday (June 27) on Father's Day, the day before heading back home. This look is a genuine happy look. It's a look that we don't see all that often. Not that he is not genuinely happy at other times, but to capture it on camera is another thing.

Happy Father's Day Daddy!
Happy Birthday Daddy!

Come back real soon now, ya hear?

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Ok everybody, you gotta watch this video. It explains all about what Kalood is, how it works, and what it can do for you.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Another Graduation

We have had our share of graduations the last 6 months. Clark and Laurel in December, Brad in April and now Neal. Mountain View School is a K-9 school which means Neal will be in High school this fall. Very very weird. Like, really weird.

Yep, 8 kids. And such nice, nice kids.
Becca, Erika, Devonie, Neal, Jordan, Connor, Breanne, and Kayenta with Mr. Petersen, the principal.

A fun bunch.

Neal was asked to give the low down on boys sports. Just a report kinda thing on how the team did this season.

Neal was awarded the Most Improved award along with a check for $50.00. He has had a great year and it's nice that he was recognized for it.

Congratulations Nealster.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our Birthday :)


Love Love Love living only 1 hour away from you and the zillion phone calls a day!
( I'm on the left, right?)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2nd Annual Gopher Hunt

22 rifle.....check
Matching t-shirts.....double check
Perfect weather......triple check

The gopher hunt is a big deal and something you need to take very seriously. You gotta be prepared for the unexpected and that is just what we were. Prepared. Just look at that list! We maybe should have each had our own scissors and hook, but other than that we were like boy scouts. But what we didn't expect were those gophers to hover in their holes. They just were not venturing out and about this season. I mean, we were killing them because, well, you can see the blood, but they would slither into their holes and that was that. No gopher tail, no score.

Just gettin' ready.

Have you guys seen Lou-Lou's sweet pink gun yet? Christmas gift from her husband, which was on the top of her "wish list".

Dixie is carrying a dead gopher. You gotta do what you gotta do. Lou-Lou had the scissors so we had to carry the gopher to the quad until we could get a hold of the scissors. I admit, it's kinda gross.

Yah, this is kinda gross too.

Here we are, the Gopher Girls! Lou-Lou, Dixie, and I after the official count. Only 29 tails this year which does not tell the complete story what so ever. We shot a lot of gophers, but getting their tales is another thing. We were told that if we are going to use 22 rifles then we need to use Yellow Jackets. These bullets have more of a punch and bang so that when you shoot you kill.

We came in 7th place........out of 7 teams. But sometimes losers can be winners which is what happened in our case. How can the sponsors deny this faithful, fun, and fabluous team a prize for our efforts? We got a free lunch at Subway that we really preferred anyways. The other prizes would have been hard to split 3 ways.
The top tails collected yesterday was 147 and we collected 29. But did thay have as much fun as we did? Don't think so.

We thought we would act like teenagers after lunch and just take a bunch of silly pictures. "Hurry up Lou-Lou, get in the picture and jump".

Just a little documentation on the picnic table.

If you were maybe wanting to plan your summer vacation around the gopher hunt it's really easy. Go to K&D Implements, sign up your group, give em' twenty bucks, and you are off to the races. Easy breezy. Oh wait, that might not work. The border guys (Hi Dixie) won't let you bring your guns over the border. Never mind.

If you want to read about last years hunt you can read all about it here.