Sunday, December 30, 2007

Flu wars

I'd like to congratulate Megan for being the evil genius that she is. I don't know how she managed to give Heidi the flu over either the phone or webcam, but I'm convinced she did. Megan leads 10-6 over Heidi, but I'm not sure who that makes the winner. Sorry, no pictures for this post...

Merry Christmas!

My family came to Seattle for Christmas. Between running, visiting with Amy's family, a trip to Portland and sight seeing, there was enough time for portraits of varying seriousness, and a contest to one up Jakob for the 'Best Present Opening Reaction' title (Jakob walked away with the title - no one had a move to best the double fist pump.) The men went skiing but diving gear would have been more appropriate attire. Everything between my waist and ski boots was soaked through. I had water running down my legs most of the afternoon. Mike and Dad had snow pants that were equally effective - good times!

Godzilla vs. Slater

Heidi and I cheufurred Michelle to Tacoma so she could train with our friend Laura. We opted out of the 20 mile run to hang out with Aric and Mia. As usual, we left with full stomachs and had first row seats to the bout of the decade as Aric went head to head with Godzilla. The judges have yet to determine a winner.

There is a prize for the first person to post a comment correctly identifying the reference in the title!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Lock S - foils in Attack Position

Clearly the aggressor and the 'underdog', Molly takes a high-speed pass at Dylan. It's rough when he weighs three times what she does, but it still happens every single day. It may not look like it, but they're both having tons of fun! Click on the images for larger versions.

Friday, December 14, 2007

See Jack Trot

I love this picture that Dave just took of Jack and me. He has come so far in his training since I got him in July! He is learning that moving correctly is more comfortable in the long run than being lazy and not using his body the right way. He is teaching me to have really quiet hands because he moves more consistently that way. Dave is getting a new camera today, so I hope we will have lots more pictures to post soon. I think he's going to be camera happy for awhile!

Saturday, December 1, 2007


It was snowing this morning when we got up. Molly was so excited since she loves snow! I went outside and threw teeny snowballs for her to catch. She loves getting snow in her face :-) Dylan just had fun running circles around us. I don't think he cares one way or the other about the snow like Molly does. There is barely enough snow to see much on the grass but it looks really pretty covering all the roofs and tree branches. And the best part is we don't have to shovel snow, because there's never enough accumulation for that!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Fun

Happy Thanksgiving! We had a great time with Amy, Trini, Jakob, and Diego. All the food turned out wonderfully, and the boys had fun meeting Jack. Dylan loved all the visitors, too. Dave showed everyone how to play his Forza X-Box game. I bet that's the first time either of the boys have "driven" before! The long weekend was very relaxing. We put up Christmas lights on the house, went to the movie Enchanted, and played with the dogs and Jack. I don't think we want to go back to work!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wet dogs

When you live in western Washington and you're a dog, a trip to the bathroom's often also a trip to the shower.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

We Love Jack

Jack has been the best horse for me! He's so willing to jump, do dressage, or just go for a trail ride. It's also fun to watch him play with all his horse buddies out in the pasture. That is a luxury that I don't think he had before we got him. I'm looking forward to showing him next season, so we're working hard this winter to get ready. I love my horse!

Cars Galore!

We went to the Seattle Car Show on Friday November 2. It was really fun to see all the new 2008 cars. Dave especially liked the Porsches (obviously) so he spent a lot of time looking and sitting in them. This is me sitting in the Saturn Sky. It's a nice little convertible, but I think I'd like a Mini even more! Dave drove a Gran Turismo simulator which was pretty cool. The whole thing moved. I think he'd like to have one for our house, though I don't know where we'd put it ;-) We also spent some time walking around downtown Seattle, which is always fun. It was a fun way to spend a day off from work!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sleeping Cutie

Dylan is the cutest dog ever! Doesn't this look comfy? He sleeps like this quite frequently and actually has some other positions that are even more contorted. I wanted to post a picture to see how it looks on the Blog. I will have to post some more when I am at home and have more to choose from!

Update: So I added the picture of Dylan laying on the couch. We came home early one day from work, and this is how we found him. See his mouth hanging open? I was glad he stayed that way long enough for me to find the camera and get some good shots!

The New Blog!

So I have been really dragging my feet on updating our website. I have ideas for what I'd like to do, but no energy or excitement to actually do the work. There's so many things I'd rather be doing. Like playing with the dogs or riding Jack. So I thought a Blog might be the way to go for something that was already formatted, and was easy to add updates. Let me know if you like the idea!