Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow Day!

We have a wonderful snow storm moving through. It's been snowing off and on for 4 days now. Last night we got dumped on, add in the wind and it's very cold and wintery outside. Raleigh just LOVES the snow, and it's hard for me to even get him to come in.
But when he does he's snow packed and icy.... and I bundle him up and get him warm.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Child Labor

Child labor doesn't have to end once your child is grown.......
Lauren came home for the weekend, and I promptly put her to work.
She's still nimble and able to balance,
which is what it takes to clean above the kitchen cabinets.

Thanks Lauren..... my dust bunny hero!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pure Joy

Raleigh finally had his day in the sun!
The campground in Bayfeild, CO has lots of open spaces...
just perfect for a run with your girlfriend.
Kodi has been the love of Raleigh's life since he first laid eyes on her. But they are always on leashes and under the watchful eyes of their people when they meet so they have never had the chance to do much more then sniff each other.... until this weekend.
In a field of sweet grass and dappled sunlight they have finally had the chance to run and play and experience the pure joy that is being a dog.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Naked Poodle

OOPS.... is really all I can say after yesterdays clipper mishap.
Raleigh got a bath in the early afternoon so we could give him a long needed shave when he dried in the late afternoon.
It started out as good as it can when shaving a poodles face and feet. I use a 15 blade to do this (keep in mind the higher the number the shorter the cut).
Then it was time to do the rest of his body, which I do about once every 5 to 6 weeks, while his face and feet get done once every 2 to 3 weeks.  
I loaded the clippers with what I thought was the #5 blade, BUT it was the #10. I went from the back of his neck to the base of his tail before I noticed something didn't seem right. My assistant Savanna figured out I had the wrong blade, but by then it was too late. So away we clipped. Now poor Raleigh is naked... but he wont need a full body clip for a long time!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Girls weekend in Sedona

Labor Day Weekend I went to Sedona, AZ for Stamp Camp. It's a yearly pilgrimage I make with my girlfriends, some of us are here in New Mexico, the rest come from AZ, NV and KS. We always have such a fun time crafting, laughing, and making memories together. Below are a few pictures of the fun.
Activity break with Wii, just dance.

My sweet friend Keri posing with a cute bike.

My dear friend Sue.

Crafting madness.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Jester

Jester is celebrating his 8th Birthday today. He's been a wonderful companion for our family for the past six years. Most of which he has spent taking a nap. Below is a picture from the litter mate party we had a few years ago. Jester is the one sitting up.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back To School

I'm really getting to old for this.... or maybe it's back to school that makes me old. This year was hard because Savanna (my baby) started High School. Lauren is back at NMSU as a Junior this year. How did this happen? When did they get so old? When did I get so old?
We moved Lauren into her dorm/apartment over the weekend. When she started at NMSU I told her that IF she kept her scholarship, and IF she made good choices we'd let her live in the more expensive Chamisa apartments her Jr and Sr years. Well, she'd kept the scholarship and is being a "good girl" so here we are.... I can't believe she's starting her 3rd year. She and her best friend (since middle school) Annamae are rooming together in their little apartment on campus. They are both excited and happy to be out of the dorms.
 Our first stop was at the new bookstore on campus. Really beautiful inside and out. 
As you can see in the above picture the girls were less then happy to have their picture taken on the front steps.

Lauren before all their stuff was moved in.

Lauren and Annamae

The "beach themed" bathroom
Lauren's room.
Putting the kitchen together. 

My little High School Freshmen
The day I've been dreading all summer arrived today. Freshmen Jump Start Day. I went to school with her for the morning to go through her scheduled and meet all her teachers. Her teachers were all great, and I think she'll have a wonderful year, but I'm not ready for this.