Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Birthday Visit

Last weekend my parents came out for my birthday. They spent a few days with me and Jonathan and then went out to Minnesota to visit Courtney Mark and Colby. It was so good to see them. We had a lot of fun. We got to go out to the Cracker Barrel for my birthday that Saturday, even though it was a week after my actual birthday. It was great! I love that place. Then we had church on Sunday and had Pacita and her kids over for dinner. Monday was by far the best. I had off work because they were going to be here and so we went on a drive up Poudre Canyon in the morning, had a wonderful hike on the way back down, then had lunch at Vern's in LaPorte, and then picked raspberries on a local small fruit farm. It was so much fun. Bing came with us, and while he enjoyed the hiking part, he didn't like having to stay in the car for some or our adventures. Here are a few photos I took on the hike and while driving back down the canyon. My mom has a ton more, but they are on her camera. I'll try and post them if I ever get them from her.

Below are the nature shots!

And one last picture of Bing for his avid fans!

Thanks mom and dad for coming to visit. We loved having you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bing's New Haircut and My Birthday!

So I don't post very often, especially about my dog, but the other day I took him to be groomed, instead of what we normally do, just use our trimmer to give him a horrible hair cut that eventually grows out and looks halfway decent. I thought, since it was so hot out and he needed his hair cut, that we'd get it cut really short, and he'd actually look like a Shih Tzu. Here are some before and after pictures. :) Enjoy!

His hair, as you can see, is super long in these pictures. They were taken 2 days before his hair cut. You can't even see his eyes which was my problem with it, and he couldn't see where he was going, which is something we like to laugh about. After his haircut, Jon and I both thought he looked ridiculous, but I have some pictures taken a week later, and it had grown out a little so he didn't have that "just got my hair cut" look.

A very handsome dog I think. I never wanted a dog that I had to groom, but if I have to have one, then I'm not going to let him look like a scoundrel. :) As for my birthday, it was pretty uneventful. Jon had class all day, and so Tabi came over for breakfast, and then Jon and I opened presents during the half hour he had away from school. I had lunch with my friend Pacita after that, and then I made mini cupcakes and took them to work. It was a pretty good day all in all. Here are some pictures of my presents. Thank you Jon, Tabi, Grandpa, and Mom and Dad for the presents.

And this last one is of me and my puppy on my birthday! Love him!