Monday, April 27, 2009

Icebreaker '09

Yesterday was a great day! It was kind of nasty when we woke up, so we thought that we might not run the Icebreaker. Taking Dane when it is windy, snowing, and cold is kind of tough. But, it cleared off a little and warmed up some, so we decided to go for it. I'm really glad we did. I always enjoy it and Dane was a trooper. Clint pushed the jogger so I got to "coast" along. It was fun and we made pretty good time. Dane was awake the whole time cause there are SO MANY people and he had a lot to watch! It was pretty crowded and at the beginning we had to be careful not to run people over with the jogger!!! We ran it in 27:18 so that was pretty good time for me and it put us each at 14th place in our respective age groups.
Then we went over to our friends house (Mike and Aimee) for pizza and a movie. It was a lot of fun and so great to catch up! They have 3 great kids and Dane was pretty wound up from getting to play with them.
Today Clint and I are fortunate enough to both have the day off. We were going to go fishing, but Bones has a vet appointment at 345 so we may have to try another time. Either that or reschedule Bones's appointment... I guess we will see!

My two favorite guys getting ready to start!!!

Dane and I eating our lunch afterwards! They give you a sack lunch with a sandwich, chips, a drink, and an apple. (Dane's wearing my medal!!! He should be proud that he finished the Icebreaker!!!)

Clint and Dane sharing a sandwich.

We liked the shirts this year. A couple years ago they were bright orange, but I liked the color and design this year!

Friday, April 24, 2009

"An apple a day"

Keeps Dane Happy!!!

The other day I had an apple in my hand to take to work... I was trying to get out the door, so I handed it to Dane to keep him busy. I figured he couldn't get his mouth around it to take bites...
I then let him keep it on the ride to daycare. Well, by the time we got to daycare it had the cutest little bites out of it... and now it's his new thing!!!

Pointing is another thing that he does all the time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Good morning!

Well, the weekend flew by and I can't believe it is already Wednesday. I thought I better put a quick update on this morning.... Our weekend was good. It was beautiful weather so we were able to wash all of our doors and start painting them. It turned out good and my awesome hubby hung all the inside doors while I was at work on Monday. (with Dane's help, they were home together all day and had a great time!)
Here is the work in progress...

One more quick note... If you fight the Postal Service, you will probably not win. We have been in a stand off with them and I think that we will have to give in... We have a mailbox on our house (like numerous other houses) and they said that we can't because they must be able to deliver it from their vehicle. So, Clint puts one out on the street. Well they never told us where, they just said "like your neighbors". Now they won't deliver cause it's on the wrong side of the house(but it's just like our neighbors and the house across the street). GRRRRRR! I just want my mail already and they are total jerks every time we have to go to the Post Office to get it... (they are holding it until this gets resolved) Anyway, here is a picture of our beautiful mailbox standing empty in its current position...

Well, I need to get ready for work! Take care everyone and I'll try to get some more pictures on this weekend!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Why aren't they posting more often???

Yes, I know that is a question everyone must be asking themselves these days... My apologies but the bad news is that I don't see it getting too much better any time soon. Our life is fantastically full! Clint is back on patrol. Woo hoo... I think!!! lol. We are super happy to have him back where he wants to be... and we will all adapt to the shift work in no time at all!
Last weekend we were able to get away to the cabin. It was so incredible... We did some work around the cabin, putting trim around the windows and such. But, we also got to go for a hike and enjoy the beautiful weather and views.
Dane was really good. I was a little worried about the wood stove, but he did great. The only challenge was the sleeping arrangement. I (in my infinite wisdom) thought it would be a fine idea for him to sleep with us. HOLY COW, I didn't realize how active he was in his sleep. There we were... the three of us on the futon. I was perched on the edge trying not to touch Dane cause every time I did he would wake up. Clint was snoring (which he rarely does). Needless to say, I didn't get a very good nights rest! In an act of frustration I did reach out and try to plug Clint's nose, but it didn't work!!!

On our hike we went along an incredible creek. It was really beautiful... and as you can see, Bones really enjoyed swimming, even with the ice!

There was a little ice left on Willow Creek Reservoir, but not much! There is almost no algae in it this time of year, so it so clear!

The spring migration seems to be picking up. Here you can see a mallard pair with the Rockies in the background. Isn't it beautiful?!

The view from the front of our cabin. We always forget how breathtaking it is until we get back up there!

One of our neighbors... They live there all year round... we are jealous!
Another view from the cabin... This is when the sun was setting.
Dane loved helping his dad! Here he is figuring out how to work the mallet!
Clint did a great job on the window trim. I was his gopher... and was on "Dane duty" so I'm not sure that I contributed much.

We went for a drive after our hike and found some great prospective fishing spots. Here are some brook trout in some crystal clear water. It was so amazing to see, and Clint got some good pictures!

and here is Dane "helping" his dad. They were so cute and Dane wanted to be right in the middle of everything!

This week is flying by as always. I'm in a training class that is Monday thru Friday instead of my normal 4 day week. (we usually work four 10 hour days) Clint is on evenings, so he goes to work at 2 pm and gets off at 11 pm. Luckily we both have Saturday and Sunday off this weekend (lucky us!) and we plan on getting some projects done around here.

Dane is doing exceptionally well in his new day care. It is amazing the things that they do with these little guys. For example, he gets to finger paint, color, sit in little chairs and eat at a little table with a plate and spoon and all the other 12-24 month olds. They have been outside a lot with the weather being so nice lately and they take walks and play in their (really nice) playground. They also do really cool journals and daily reports so we know exactly what he does each day, when he sleeps, what he eats, his mood, etc. We have been very impressed and he seems to be really happy. He is not walking yet... Seems to be hesitant to take this step. (so to speak) But, he is adventurous and totally "cruises" on all the furniture, dog, etc so his Dr. says it's totally normal and he will do it when he is ready. I'm not really in any hurry... he is TROUBLE as it is!!! LOL

Tomorrow is my incredible hubby's birthday.


I'm sad that we wont be able to celebrate better, but maybe this weekend we will do something fun!

Anyway, that is what is new with us. We wish everyone well and hope that you all are having a good spring.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For all my lady friends!

My dear friend Abby sent this to me! Thank you so much Abby for teaching me the correct way to weigh myself! The e-mail was totally right... I have been doing it incorrectly the whole time!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dane and his friend!

The other night we had some friends over. They have a son who is just about Dane's age... His name is Stylz and he is a doll! Surprisingly Dane was kind of shy, but once he warmed up to Stylz then they were trouble! I told Clint that the thought of ever having twins terrifies me after seeing the two of them together!!!

Here are a few pictures... Getting two toddlers to smile at the same time is next to impossible! Stylz loves the camera and would come at me smiling every time he saw the red light... So it was hard to get them in action.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Funny sign

A friend forwarded this picture to me. It was taken outside of a town called Darwin in Australia!
It made me laugh and I hope it can do the same for you!
(if you click on it, a clearer picture should come up!!!)