Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one or more memories that you and I had together, or just some memory of me. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot. Anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. :)
If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments or send you an email. (You know, you non-bloggers can still post comments. Just click "comments" below this post...)
Okay, it's that simple. I hope everyone will play! I know a lot of you remember some fun, silly, or touching moments. Go on, give 'em up! Refresh my memory!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Bentley fell asleep with his chin resting on the gear shift.
It was dark by time we got there. It had been a while since anyone had been up there and when we got to the fence to get in this is what we found! It had been over taken by sunflowers!
This is the cuties picture of Erica and Connor! Clicked at just the right moment!
The road that backs up the the National Forrest.
You see how his face is planted in the dirt. Well by time we left he had dirt crusted on his jowls. It was pretty gross.
While we were up there we did some work. Put in fence posts along the property line. It was pretty nice because it had rained so the ground was soft.
My sexy husband driving posts! Work it baby!
Brent and Tim! They did a lot of work. Jim (Brent's Dad) did a lot of work too! They all worked so hard!
While we were there we also did some quad riding! Love it! It's so fun! Here is Brent having some fun.
Brent and I
I went for a ride with Max and Kierstie. They love it! They kept yelling faster! faster!
Max chillin in the mobile mini storage unit.
We had hot dogs for lunch, this is Tim, Max, Brent, Corinne, and Carrie.
Max loved the fire! And the hot dogs!
More hot dog fun.
Tim and Erica, with Bosco and Bentley waiting for anyone to drop ANYTHING!
It had rained so we took cover in the trailer. But the rain came at the perfect time! It was just starting to get hot so the rain cooled it down a bit and came at a good time to give the guys a break!
The 3 cousins playing, Kiersite, Connor, Max.
Me right before we packed up, I'm deflating the air mattress, which by the way was remarkably comfortable!
This really made me laugh, apparently my domesticated dog still has some wild instincts. He dug up the dirt and made a little bed for himself. If you look close at the ground under him you can see what he did.
If you look close you can see Max and Bosco investigating something they found.
Max, Bosco, Bentley exploring in the muck.
There were a ton of beautiful wild sunflowers. Which are my favorite flower so I espically loved it!
The back ground there is the National Forrest. It was such a beautiful site! So green, a rare site for us Phoenicians. Bosco and Bentley created a movie perfect moment! They went romping through the field. Seriously it was like something out of Homeward Bound or something. They were trotting through the grass side by side. The grass was so tall Bentley would disappear then pop back up! It put a big smile on my face to see them roaming around so free!
When we got Bentley they gave us his coat. I though that is silly who puts there dog in clothes!!! Ok I know a lot of people do but I'm not one of those people! Any way when we were packing I remembered it and thought maybe I'll bring his coat just in case it gets too cold for him, he does have a short hair cut for the summer. Turns out it came in pretty handy! It kept him warm all night long. Unlike Bosco who half way through the night woke us up shivering! So he climbed into bed between us. No that does not work well. Yes I got punched in the face while tring to sleep!
Bentley the next morning in his coat. Kind of funny!
While we were there we had 20' leashes for the dogs. But they kept getting tangled up in every little twig, root, rock, and each other, not to mention US! So we decided to see how they would do leash free! Remember we were up the to put in fence posts, so there is not a fence up yet (at least not one to contain dogs) so there was no fence to keep the contained. I was SO nervous, since Bentley has run away before and they are both super fast! So I kept a close eye on them and to my amazment they did remarkably well! They stayed close if we called them they came right back! It was wonderful and they really enjoied it! Well we were working on posts and had gotten to the front of the property they had been roaming free for a while and I was not being as diligent as I should have been in watching where they were. I realized I had no idea where they were, and asked and no one else did either. This was especially nerve racking since the front of the property is right by the road! So we called and called and called. And I started to get nervous! Then right as a car drove by Bosco come trotting from the other side of the road! And Bentley was not with him (they had done a good job of sticking together) At this point I'm freaked out about Bentley. I start running down the road. Calling him over and over and did not see him! I prayed and prayed. I was so sure I was going to find him just around the corner flat in the middle of the road. But thankfully he came trotting up to me! I was so relieved! But the kicker to this story is Max all day had been trying to put there regular leashes on them. Which wasn't good because they would get tangled on things and the rope would trip people. So ALL day I had been getting after him to NOT put there leashes on them. Well when I come walking back with Bentley Max says "See Terina I told you I should have put there leash on"!!! He is 5 where does he come up with this? Well determined not to let him think he was right in not listening all day I said, "No Max you were not right to try and put there leashes on because I had asked you not to!" Put him in his place. ha ha I mostly just though it was funny. Max was making us laugh the whole day! And Kierstie was a joy to have there! It was also fun to see Connor taking in nature! It was such a great weekend. We had a blast and it was so fun to get out of the heat. Once we finally headed home the dogs were asleep before we even left the property! And they slept the WHOLE way home! They only got up to pee when we hit Payson. Then they were back out the rest of the 2 1/2 hr trip home! I guess we wore them out.
Bentley passed out on the way home.
Bosco out for the trip home.
We love getting out doors and getting a little dirty! But I don't love the dirty coming into our home. So when we got home I took the dogs straight to the back yard and gave them a bath in there little swimming pool! Only then were they allowed into the house! Poor long haired Bentley had mud crusted in between his toes! And Bosco's feet looked a little raw. I think maybe we should get him some doggie shoes for next time. Yes they make shoes for dogs! Crazy but I guess there is a need for it!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Another funny story to share from the kids in our primary class. We were about 5 min away from church being over when one of our little guys says, I need to go to the bathroom. We hear that A LOT. We try and have the kids wait, especially that close to the end of class. So Brent asked him if he could hold it and he said yes. A minute later he's dancing back and forth from one foot to the other and making I have to go pee noises, You know the noises, I'm sure you've made them before, a little moaning, and whimpering. So Brent says do you HAVE to go right now? He just looked up and said, umm yeah! So Brent quickly too him and headed to the restroom. (this is second hand info, I did not follow them to the bathroom, I had 6 other kids to keep alive!) Once they get in there and up to the urinal the I have to go pee noises intensify and he declares, Oh I can't get it! I can't get it!! He's doing the pee pee dance hoping around!!! Poor little guy couldn't get his pants unbuttoned! So Brent helped him unbutton it real quick and the very thankfully was able to hold it just long enough! They really are funny little kids! Speaking of funny kids I was at a friends house today, when her grandson came into the room. He has white on his earlobes! I thought that's odd. Then she says to me, "do you see what he did to his ears?'' I said "yeah what did he do?" "He found the white out this morning and thought it was a Q-tip" Then she motions like she was cleaning out her ears! I looked a little closer and sure enough it wasn't just his earlobe that was white but the entire inside of his ear too! And it was stuck on there! Water wasn't getting it off! Too funny! You had to see it but it really made me laugh so hard!!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
This is where the piano was, also a fav. peeing place
How the dining area looked before
We had to move all the books off the book shelf so they could move the book shelf to install the wood flooring. So these were the piles and piles of books. Maybe I have too many books? Is that possible? Bosco decided to jump in the pic.
From the living room
From the dining area to the kitchen
From the laundry room looking into the kitchen.
We also recently got some new lighting fixtures for our house. My sister in law Heather's store was having a huge sale so we got a great deal!!
The sconce in the hall way (from all angels)
The upstairs guest bath.
The down stairs powder room.
We feel so blessed to have been able to do a few small home improvement projects! It really helps the feel of our home to be more us.