Sunday, May 31, 2009

Side note

On a side note, obviously we did not leave Stella a full bowl of cat food this weekend. She made her demands known.

Pine Lake Weekend

I love just hanging out in my camper, I'm really kind of an inside girl anyway! And luckily all three of my dogs love taking naps!

We had kind of an eventful weekend! Sully sprouted a huge bump on his shoulder Friday afternoon. We ended up driving him into the vet at 7:30am Saturday morning (thanks doc!) for a shot and meds. If it doesn't go down by mid week he'll have to have it removed in the office. No one is really sure even what it is but it doesn't bother him at all thankfully.

The kids each crashed on their bikes this weekend and walked away with some good road rash. Our camping neighbors lost their two year old son about 7:30pm on Saturday night so we all helped them search the camp ground. He was found about 15 minutes later, way down by the spill way, fishing all by himself. We were all relieve.

Sunday morning Brian was running his mouth (which is not unusual) about being able to out run Sha (who had a pretty sucessful track season this year). I made him put is money where his mouth is and race her (short distance mind you). We were cracking up as he "warmed up" by jumping straight up and down and stetching. And I'll be damed if he didn't win the race! He is way faster than I gave him credit for!!!! I think my mom captured it on video so I may get that posted yet!

The weather was absolutly perfect all weekend and we all had a great time! But how is it a weekend of doing very little can be so exhausting? I came home, quickly unloaded the camper and took a shower and could not help but lay down for an hour or two...

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Who said I wasn't a small dog person?? Did I say that? Nah!!! Isn't she just the cutest! And she cuddles up to me every night and snores her little soft snores. I just love her to pieces!

Here she is trying chew off Sully's ear. He is such a good boy. So very tolerant.

It's hard to see where one dog ends and the next begins. Just a pile of black and white!!!
She fights just as hard as they do, she turns into "Sadie-vicious"

Isn't it nice of Sully to share his bone? Well rather to give up his bone!

She even beats up on Stella.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Last weekend sessions

I had a busy weekend last week! Saturday was cold but sunny (I was praying for overcast all weekend, lol). I met Jill & her family in Waterloo and we braved the wind and cool temps. Then Sunday Henry & his parents came to see me in Reinbeck (I did finally get my overcast day!) and we walked around town and got some cute photos. You can see some more of these session on my photoblog

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary

15 years ago today we were getting married.... Happy Anniversary honey!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our favorite Song!

It was cold. It was windy. But the sun was shining and hundreds of us were out for a great cause!! It was fun to catch up with Kim and her family as we walked, it had been way too long since we'd been together. She and Mike should be very proud of their beautiful family!

Click here to Visit Song's page to read her story and make a donation.

Dan walked with us too but he couldn't keep us with Wav & I!!
Check out her new glasses. Aren't they very waverly?

Denise and her mom came out to walk with us. The boys road along in their big stroller too!

someone is missing from this picture?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The newest edition

Someone recently asked me if I had trouble with impulse control?
Nah.... not me!

Isn't she adorable!! She is a french bulldog mix. You should see her in her cute little sweaters!!

I got them all to sit still for just one moment. Sully doesn't really like Sadie to touch him. He's a little scared of her.

It's kind of like I can't image Dan without Wav. I can't image Sully without Sarah.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pine Lake Weekend

May 1st was the official kick off to the 2009 camping season. Pine Lake was far from full but there were still a lot of people there. The weather could not have been more beautiful! The kids rode their bikes all around the park, we walked the dogs (and by we I mean the kids and Tom), we ate good food and enjoyed a little family time. Mom & Kevin were camping for the first time this weekend in their new trailer, everything went very smoothly & Mom is already planning her next camping weekend!!! Bea & Gene dusted off the RV and were setting up next to us just before breakfast on Saturday morning. As always I was sad to have to come home Sunday afternoon and can't wait until we can go again!!

What do you think??? Ghetto fabulous!!! I had to have my lights!
I hadn't had my 70-300mm out in so long I had forgotten what a nice lens it is.....
We got to see the migrating Pelicans. They were so beautiful. I guess last year there were around 300 of them on the lake. It was a sight to watch them take off from the water.
Sully in his customary position.

Camp photos

Here are some photos that my mom took this weekend at Pine Lake.

My folks' trailer is on the right, we are on the left. My in laws were to the left of us.