Friday, December 26, 2008

Cleaning up after the big Christmas night snow storm

Ron out snow blowing with the new snowblower

Another shot of Ron hard at work

The back of our van it looked like someone had sandblasted the snow on it

Still working on the driveway

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Breakfast

Every year we head to one of Ron's sisters for breakfast normally we head to his sister Kaye's home, but this year we head to his sister Janet's home in Layton, Utah and we will go down to Kaye's for Christmas night dinner.
This is our niece Tammi and hubby Shawn and son Grady they flew in from there home in Hawaii on Tuesday.
More of the family and Ron with his mouth wide open getting ready for breakfast. I guess it was still to early in the morning for Ron.

Ron enjoying breakfast with our brother-in-law Don and our great niece's and nephews.

Getting ready for breakfast.

Janet & Jim our host for breakfast.
All of these photos were taken with my new Christmas present a Cannon Power Shot camera.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cody's visit with Santa

I was on my way home from taking Cody to training in Salt Lake City and decided to stop off at the mall in Layton to do last minute shopping, when I noticed two dogs being taken into the mall I stopped the people and asked if the mall was doing Santa pictures with dogs and they said yes. So back out to the van to get Cody I was very proud of Cody as to how well he handled being in the mall with all the people, everyone was saying look it's a little lassie I just smiled.

We want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Dogs get a vacation at Hill View Shelties

When we go on our cruise in March the dogs were going to be boarded at the vets all except Tyson who was going to Marie Miles of Hill View Shelties in Ogden, Utah. Marie is the breeder of Tyson, well Marie called me about a month ago and said that she mentioned to her husband Gail that she was taking Tyson and the other two were going to the vets he said why doesn't she let us take them. So the all the dogs get to go play at Marie's house and run in a 2 acres pasture approx. all fenced in. Marie has 4 shelties at her home all girls so they will have fun, I know Cody will. I feel really good about Marie taking my dogs and I would rather pay her then the vets office because I know my dogs will have a great time.

Hopefully when we get back from our cruise we will be adding a new sheltie to our household one that I can show in the breed ring.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Let it Snow and O, Christmas Tree

For years we have put up a 7ft christmas tree, but last year Ron suggested we get a smaller tree so here is my 4-1/2ft christmas tree it sits on a end table dogs can't reach it and I'm one happy camper.

Cody out in the snow this morning

Shot of the back yard with snowing falling taken this morning

Same shot as above but taken early this morning and you can see the snow falling.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Visit with Santa

Had to share this photo of Tyson with Santa it's one of my favorites and Tyson looks like he has a big smile on his face. This photo was taken about 3 - 4 years ago and Santa was a friend of mine who is a breed ASCA judge named George Warner all the dogs loved him, and had great fun having there photos taken.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Under the weather

The tuesday before Thanksgiving I woke up to what I thought was a nasty head cold, but it didn't go away even with taking meds. So this past tuesday I was still sick so I took myself to the doctors and found out I have bronchitis and it sucks doctor signed me off work for the rest of the week and I go back on Monday. I hate being sick.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Coolest experience

Our last port of call on our cruise last year was to the Bahamas, we decided to spend our money and go to Blue Lagoon Island and do a Dolphin encounter which was the coolest thing I have ever done. They are such amazing animals. I tell anyone that I hear is going on vacation and they are talking about maybe doing a dolphin encounter I tell them you will not be sorry to spend the money. I would do it again in a heartbeat. This totally rocked something I will always remember.

Awesome experience

As I mentioned my passions are my shelties and cruising, well last year on our cruise, we got to experience the most amazing things. First we stopped at the island of Antigua and we got to go swimming with the stingray what an experience one I will not forget we took a boat ride out to a sandbank where the stingray were and we got to go snorkeling with them and yes that is me holding a stingray.