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"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
from Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

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Friday, January 28, 2011

I've moved .... for while at least

Hey peeps (ya know that's me thinking people actually :) come here to see what's up)  well I'm kinda out of photo storage here on blogger so you can find me over here!  Please come by for a visit and leave a comment.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Foto Story Friday #135 -- sledding MT style!

Last Tuesday we took the kids, the 4-wheelers and the sleds/tube out to the OHV (off highway vehicle) park for a little winter fun.  Cody was the first victim!  He had a blast..... who wouldn't sliding behind the 4-wheeler with snow flying into your face?!  :)  It is tons of fun!  Although there are no pictures to prove it, I did take my turn on the tube and the sled!
 Then Robby took a turn....
 But they had little bit of trouble....
 And had to untangle the tow rope.
 Then Emmy was up.  She had a blast as well.
 Scott was to follow Em.  Look at that grip!  He had fun, but when he took a turn on the sled behind the 4-wheeler, he flew off and was less than thrilled with that ride.  To me the fling off is part of the fun! :)
Savanna was having a bunch of fun too... can you see the smile?
Now I had tons more photos I wanted to share, but Google tells me my free picture storage is all used up?! :(
Have a series of Cody getting suck and rescued by his dad.  Have a bunch of the kids flying down a huge hill on the sled. Some fun ones of Cody acting as a horse and pulling Scott behind him.
Go here to see the rest of the photos, thanks.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Foto Story Friday #134--

Christmas pajamas!
Well ya gotta be good or ya just might get a surprise in your sock!
 Some breakfast...... fruit smoothies and homemade cinnamon rolls!
 Guess they were good enough for gifts after-all.
 Now for a few shots of what's inside......
 A My Twinn doll.  She was very excited!  Now she doesn't have to ask her sisters for their twin dolls.  She dressed her up and brought her to church.
 Cody helped Grampa customize this board for Shantel and he will be adding graphics soon.
 What little boy doesn't want trucks and cars?
 Cody's gift is a little ate in arriving..... so he got a picture of it!
 Robby wanted to get a pictuer of all of his stuff..... wish he had made his bed!
 Teenagers are talented.... texting with both hands?!
Savanna also wanted to have a photo.
Sunday morning the trees were covered in frosty beauty!

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I think I've stayed up too late with my kids watching movies and playing games, this week for my brain to work properly.......
Wishing you all a happy new year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Foto Story Friday #133-- wrestling and strange sights

Wrestling season is in full swing round here and Cody is having a good time.  He has improved 500 times since last season.  His first match of the year was won with a pin!  I wasn't able to be there to see it, but I am so proud of his accomplishments.  While we were gone to Vegas he had 2 big meets and a dual.  Since we've been home he's had 2 home duals and a big meet in Dickinson North Dakota.  His first home dual against The Hardin Bulldogs brought him another pin in 48 seconds!  We were cheering our hearts out!
 Going for a take down

 Going for an arm to roll him
 Looking for a hold.
 Working the head and arm.
 Sucking up the cradle.
 And PIN!!!!
It was so very cool to watch them raise his hand for the win!
The big Invite at Dickinson we were unable to attend (it is tough to get the crew out for 2 full days of wrestling with school and the drive and the cost of food and admission for 6 people!).  Cody texted as soon as his first match was over, another pin!!! And then Saturday he texted with 2 more pins!  Bringing his total for the season thus far up to 5!  Last year he ended the season with just one pin.  This past Tuesday they had their second home dual against the Glasgow Scotties.  They proved to be a tough team.  Every guy had to fight hard for his points and or pin.
 The shake
 oh no, being taken down
 fighting to free his arms
 not looking good, but still he is trying to free himself
Straining to get an arm out.... but he eventually was pinned.  There were many guys who wrestled all out and didn't come up on top we are very proud of his efforts and how he has grown this year.  His next dual is the 4th against the Miles City Cowboys, and it's a home meet so we will be there screaming and cheering our boys on!!
The other day we were out running errands, when this farm truck pulled onto the main drag with a large animal on the back.
Upon closer examination, we determined that it was a horse.  I guess his ole horse passed.  Not sure where he took it maybe to a vet or the stockyard for proper disposal, but it was a very odd sight indeed.
On Tuesday, we took a little drive over to ND to deliver some secret Santa gifts.  We stopped at the truck stop and saw this:
I don't know what this guy is plowing into or through, but that is a serious grill!
Also on our drive we saw this pretty light wrapped in greenery and nature's frosty touches too.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and may the spirit of the season dwell in your hearts daily.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Foto Story Friday #132--flying home

Friday we spent our last few hours in Vegas (and the rest of the day trying to get home).  I started it out with this fabulous breakfast.
Then it was time for goodbyes and a photo or two with Aunt Claudia's beautiful Christmas tree.
Our best sides! :)
Thank you Aunt Claudia and Uncle Byron for having us in your home.  We really had a great visit with you and your family.
Cris drove us to the airport where we saw a bit of what runs the Vegas economy -- gaming of course.
The lights and colors beckon to the weary traveler....
one armed bandit stand neatly in rows calling out...
with their promises of big money
be careful or you too will be sucked in!
Our plane is ready for boarding to Denver.
the next photos were all taken from my window on the flight from Vegas to Denver.
On the runway we see the big casinos and hotels  as well as some helicopters.
The waiting line behind our plane.
In the air we get one final glimpse of Vegas.
The water levels have sure dropped on Lake Meade.
Just really liked how the clouds looked off the wing.
It is amazing how the earth looks from above!
The Colorado River winds off in the distance.
It's so different from the ground level views one normally has.
The earth is a very beautiful place!
Canyon lands
approaching the Denver airport we flew over a high school.
On the ground in Denver.
We were supposed to board the plane for Glendive at 5:45, but there were several delays.  First we heard there were weather issues and a few flights to the general area were cancelled.  Then our plane had troubles and they had to switch it out twice!  Finally at 9:30 we got to board the plane home.  We flew from Denver to Gillette, WY to drop two passengers, fuel up and de-ice. The pilot told us that he slid the plane into the disembarking area and then warned the ground crew that if we were unable to land in Glendive we'd be back!  Thankfully we landed in Glendive without a hitch the big storm slated for the area had missed us!  We got home about 12:30 AM to a house full of sleeping kids and one grateful sitter who could go home and sleep in her own bed!  We are ever grateful to those who watched our kids for the week so we could both go to Vegas for Nana's services and that we could visit with family and friends while there.

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