Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday Drive

Last weekend Cody ad Jessie and Jentri surprised me by coming up after church and Chad and Jody spent the day with us too! it was so fun, I really enjoyed being with them ! we went for a little "hay" ride when A.J. came by with his team, it was fun and Jentri loved it, she loves anything to do with horses. after that, since it was such a pretty day we drove over to the Elk refuge so me and Jessie could take some pictures of the Elk. We also saw quite a bit of wildlife! more than I expected! take a look...

I think he was posing for me!
Big Horn Sheep this herd lives right by the refuge
I cant remember seeing wolves in the wild before, maybe once in Yellowstone, but now it seems  I hear about people seeing them once and a while in the back country. Its definitely getting more common.
I got a SWEET new Nikkor 70-300mm lens for Christmas I love it, without it I would have never gotten these pics
it is hard to see from the pics just how big these wolves were, but we could see that they were BIG, there was a third one but he had just gone over the ridge before I started snapping the pictures.
one of them came down the ridge to get some dinner
can you see him lurking behind that tree, he was hunting for some dinner, i.e. baby sheep.
he is still just behind that middle tree, those little sheep were looking for mama!
then they just started flat out running, I would too!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teton Valley Skijoring

Getting ready to race
This is Wade my soon to be Son in Law, what an awesome young man!
Last weekend we helped at the skijoring event that was organized by Kate. She had worked since summer getting it together, plowing through obstacles and  not taking no for an answer, she is stubborn like that, in a good way! I'm really proud of her for taking on such a big project for the betterment of our community. It was not easy, but she did it ! The weekend turned out nice and I for one had a good time watching the races and flipping some burgers and it was a good excuse for Bart to fly home! Katie's soon to be husband, Wade worked for hours also getting the track ready and just helping to see that things ran smoothly. I just cant say enough how impressed I have been by him, We feel so lucky to get to have him in our family! I think they both gave a big sigh of relief to have this project over! maybe now we can get planning that wedding! september will be her before you know it!
Katie worked for months on this benefit for the Victor Riding Arena 
My grand niece Grace her smile makes everyone happy!
Wade worked hard for this event too!

Bart and Chad flippin burgers
My nephew A.J. placed 1st in the pro division , he was so fast on his horse and the skier he was pulling was awesome !
there seemed to be an abundance of little dogs in sweaters!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Angels watching out for us

Monday morning I got up early to go to work at the hospital, I thought, man I wish I could stay home and do the laundry today, it smells a little stinky! Taylor woke up and came in and said she didn't feel well so I said go back to bed and get some sleep, I well have Katie come over at lunch time. I went off the work and didn't think another thing about it.
I was super busy at work and was not to worried about Taylor she is 14 and can manage pretty well without me. Cody and Jessie came by the Hospital to tell me they were going to have a GIRL in July and I was so excited ! Cody said he was going past the house to pickup his snow machine.  About 30 min later Bart called the hospital to say that Cody called him cuz the house was filled with Propane!!!!! I was so scared! Taylor had been there all day! I had Katie bring her to the ER she was having blurry vision, headache and trouble saying the right words. Oh my goodness she is O.K. after a little oxygen therapy and a call to poison control.
Cody took care of calling the propane company and I called the fire department and they all came out to help! the crawl space was flooded, and the main floor . Cody got a instant headache just walking in the house. thank heavens Taylor had gone upstairs during the day! and didn't try to cook anything!!!! or there would have been a big hole in the ground where my house  use to be!!! and thanks to Cody he just happened by before Paige came home, I don't know if she would of recognized the smell! cuz I sure didn't!
 The what if's are really scary! I know our guardian angels were looking out for us ! We are so grateful!  The next day Paige was in a car accident with her friend Zack thank heavens they were all O.K. Maybe I should put them both in a bubble!! I was really scared to send Taylor up snowboarding for school today! I think maybe I'm a little paranoid!  well Bart is flying home tomorrow and will get the propane back to working order but I'm not in a big hurry!! kinda scared of it now!!!!