Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Taylor the Teenager

Taylor turned 13 on Sunday, November 23rd. She is officially a "teenager" (although she's acted like one for some time now.) We love to hear her tell stories about middle school. She is playing basketball again, dancing, and such a social bug. Poor thing...she's the "only one" in middle school without a cell phone. Ahhhh! You brighten our lives and entertain us with your stories and laughter! We love you Tay, Tay, Chicka-Pay!

She was a welcome addition to our home after 5 years of trying! Whitney has been a sweet big sister ever since that special Thanksgiving Day. Taylor was born at 11:45 am without interruption to any football games or dinner (just for you, Evan)... except Grandma Ruthie says that's the only time she ever burned her delicious yams because she couldn't stop holding that baby!

Always a cheezer!! You are so beautiful! The best turkey ever!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

7 Random Facts About Me

Sue tagged me. Not sure about this....but I'll do it anyway!
1) I am a little OCD with hand washing.
2) I have a difficult time saying "no".
3) I doodle on paper during meetings or phone calls.
4) I don't focus well, especially when playing games.
5) I can't stand washcloths or towels that smell of mildew!
6) I want to become a published author someday.
7) I like popping my kids' toes.

I pick Kirby, Kristal, Brenda, and Aaron.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Evan's New Ride

2008 Dodge Power Wagon with off-road package. He also has a Rhino to pull behind when he's on "search & rescue" assignments. It must be tough to ride around the hills all day."Twig Pig" is what the other guys are calling him now!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Chicka is going all 80s! She's got the big hair w/side pony tail, beads, leggings, and leg warmers! Can ya believe they're coming back? (I knew I should've saved mine!)
Kramer?! Is that you Kramer?! Oh! It's just Heidi! Wake up, Princess!

Work that up do, Jen! You're almost pretty!

My favorite costumes this year. A member of our bishopric with his wife at the annual school carnival....hilarious!

Retail Therapy in Salt Lake City

It was really tough to spend two days in SLC shopping at the malls, IKEA, Gardner Village, and, oh yeah, attending a conference! Here's a pic of Jen, Heidi, and I enjoying a moment at Historic Gardner Village!

Meet Pepper--New Family Addition

What started out as an investigation by Evan ended with us adopting a new little sister for the girls! Evan came home telling us about these Schipperke (Pronunciation: SKIP-er-kee)puppies he'd seen while covering a call. None of us had ever heard of this breed before. That was followed by an online research, discussing all the pros and cons of getting another dog, a visit to their kennel, a family conference over sodas, another visit to the kennel, and picking up our new dog.
The Schipperke are quick, energetic little dogs. High-spirited, alert, and self-confident. Very devoted and loyal, especially with children. It really bonds to its master. Pet cats will be happily accepted and they are usually good with other dogs. They are very smart, curious and mischievous. These dogs do exceptionally well on boats. Among the Schipperke's best qualities are the ability to defend its home against intruders - backing down from nobody, and being an excellent friend to children.The Schipperke was bred in Flanders by a canal boat captain named Renssens. Thought to be descended from the same sheep-herding stock as the black Belgian Sheepdog, the Schipperke was bred smaller and smaller and eventually became a different breed entirely. It became a favorite choice to guard canal barges in Belgium. The breed was used for herding livestock, hunting game, or simply guarding his domain. In Flemish Schipperke means "Little Skipper", or "Little Captain". This being so, because the dogs were the "ratters", a very important function on a canal barge, and also usually the captain's dog. Hence, the name of the little skipper. The breed became very popular in Belgian households by the late 1800's. It first appeared at a dog show in 1880. From that point on it was exported throughout the world. Today he serves primarily as a companion dog. The Schipperke do very well on boats and people often get this breed to come along with them on boating and fishing trips. It makes a great guard dog when the boat anchors for the night, alerting of anything out of the ordinary and the dog thoroughly enjoys its trip.