Friday, January 29, 2010


Today is Friday. Hubby comes home today. Thank God! We miss him all week and REALLY look forward to Fridays!

Tomorrow will be Gentry's first week anniversary. It seems like we've always had him. I can't believe it's only been one week.

I've been thinking about How to Live My Life. What am I doing with myself? Do I have to DO something with my life? Hmmm... What will I BE when I grow up!?

Questions, questions...

Maybe a photographer??

It is what I LOVE to do. I also LOVE to write...
Sorry about the randomness of my post. I've been feeling a bit random myself lately.

Edited to Add:

We've had Gentry for two weeks, tomorrow! Geesh!

This reminds me when I turned 23. I sent my BF a birthday card (we are the same age) and said "Happy 23rd Birthday!!"

She called me and said, "How old are you?"

I said "22"

She said, "No, you're 23."

What!!?? Yep, I did that. I forgot how old I was. That was me.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Little L and Gentry feelin tired after a long hard Sunday. Sunday's are the hardest for us right now because that means that Hubby is off to school for the week =( All of us take it pretty hard. Having a giant, fluffy, snuggler has helped!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The many faces of Angus...

Angus is adjusting well to Gentry. I thought I would share a few pictures of him doin' his "thang"...

Angus protecting his ball from me... I have to keep it up because I don't want Gentry to choke on it. He found where I had it hidden and then laid down on the bean bag with it.
(I bought a bigger one today so they could share.)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We Welcome to our Family....


He is a Standard Poodle. He is BIG. He barks loud when he feels he needs to. He LOVES Little L and Big B and gets along great with Angus. He is very soft and fluffy. He is WONDERFUL! One of the best parts is he is 10 months old, housebroke and has all his grown up teeth so he doesn't chew on everything.

He smiles =)

He's Handsome.

He's a Goof!

And he's "Just one of the Boys"!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This one is a Classic!

Okay, so maybe it's not a classic... but it's a very funny read! My boys were laughing EVERY time I read it to them. They would beg me to read it as soon as they got home from school. BOTH boys would sit by me and listen enraptured while I read. (Usually Little L can't sit still for very long... he is just too busy.)

Sir Fartsalot demands attention!! I highly recommend this book! Bring your sense of humor and cuddle up with the kidos. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Importance of Exercise

I know, that dreaded word.... EXERCISE! It makes me cringe to say it, or even think it. I HATE exercising. It's exhausting and though they say it's supposed to release endorphins, that doesn't happen to me. After I exercise I find myself lying on the floor in a puddle of sweat wondering what just happened!

BUT, walking, now that's the way to do it! I go out my front door and walk around my neighborhood a few times. Sometimes I walk the loop twice just because it feels so good! I look up and see the mountains. In the mornings they are often touched with a pink tinge from the sun rising. The air is actually pink! It's the most beautiful thing to see. Even if I'm freezing, slipping and sliding around, seeing those gorgeous pink mountains puts everything into prospective for me.

Taken from the Unicity Newsletter this week:

"Walking requires little time and no equipment, and research has shown that walking (brisk or power walking) can be beneficial and effective to overall health.

The benefits of exercise vary from burning excess body fat to preventing conditions that are likely to diminish functional capacity, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. In addition, recent studies have shown that a regular exercise program significantly improves mental capacity.

In fact, walking and other exercise leads to the release of the body’s natural happy drugs—endorphins. Many physicians recommend adding regular walking and exercise as a natural treatment to relieve a bout of depression."

So get out and walk! I promise, this will get those endorphins going and you'll feel better than ever!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I sit and ponder...

Should I get a Standard Poodle? They make great watch dogs...

Should we move out of town? Then I wouldn't have to pay board for Destino and he would be with me... He is very depressed and not happy in his current location...

Should I go to Bozeman today? It's windy and snowy and below zero... I think, Not.

Should I sell Destino? Then what would I ride in the mountains?

Hmmm... I sit and ponder...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Handsome Boys

My Boys are so handsome! Sometimes when I sit and watch them play, or read, or watch a movie, I can't believe how big they've gotten! Little L isn't so little any more. He doesn't look like the little boy that I remember just one short year ago. He now resembles a BIG boy...

And Big B... he is so tall! His FEET are HUGE! I can't believe how fast he grows out of pants and shoes...

Here he is typing his first email to his Grandma and Grandpa Schroder =)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I'm really looking forward to this New Year! I know it has great things in store for our family. I can just FEEL it...

One great thing is that our little farm has had people looking and one offer to buy! We are selling as a short sale however, so we won't see a single penny and are just crossing our fingers that we won't have to write a check, to sell our property. Mostly we will just be relieved to be out from under it's smothering weight... Whew!

And for a nice surprise... Hubby picked up a local paper the other day and... Big B was in there! How exciting! He won first prize with his Christmas Story, "A Christmasaur Story".

"A long time ago, over 150 million years ago, in the world of dinosaurs there was a dinosaur named Santasaurus. Santasaurus lived at the North Pole. At the North Pole lived all kinds of creatures big and little. The most tiny creatures were the Elfasaurs. They were as big as a school folder.

The North Pole is the most busiest place in Dinoworld. Now Santasaurus was busy too. He works very hard making a list of good and bad little dinosaurs.

Oh no! It's Christmas Eve nad there is one dinosaur on the Bad List! His name is Scar. Now Scar is not just a bad dinosaur, he is a very bad dinosaur. He is a bad dinosaur because he is a bully at school. He does all kinds of mean stuff like pulling other dinosaur's tails, punching dinosaurs, pushing dinosaurs and calling them names.

Back at the North Pole, Santasaurus is flying around Dinoworld. Santasaurus forgot his good and bad list. So Santasaurus gave presents to every dinosaur in the Dinoworld, the good and the bad ones.

The next day when all the dinosaurs came out to play, Scar surprised everyone by being the nicest dinosaur on the playground. It was the first year that Scar had ever got a Christmas present.