Tuesday, October 27, 2009


On Saturday, October 17th, we and our friends Matt and Melonie decided to go dirt biking for the last run of the season. We had such a great time and the leaves were beautiful! We could not have asked for better weather. We got to the top of Black Rock Canyon and then decided to head back to the bottom. I'm the wimp of the bunch so naturally I was at the back of the group and often they would all slow down to wait for me and once they saw me, they would take off again. I thought it was a little strange when I came around the corner and Kevin was standing on the side of the trail and Matt was on his bike... So I killed my engine and asked what was going on and Kevin said... "I fell..." I asked, "Are you ok?" and his response was, "Probably not..." Hummm.... It turns out, he was going a little too fast and when he came around the corner he realized it was too sharp and he was going to head off road and in the instant he decided that he didn't want to do that, he turned the bike hard and pulled the front break instead of the back one... So, the bike fell right over onto his leg and it died. It was such a beast to start and Matt was trying his best to restart it while Kevin regained his composure. The bugs came out in full force and there were wasps everywhere. There was a wasp on Melonie's helmet that she swatted and it got angry and bit her... Then, it went down the back of her shirt and continued to bite. Poor girl! She couldn't get her helmet off and once we finally got the wasp out I think we counted 5 bites in addition to the first. Those suckers hurt! So, after Matt push started the bike, we finally got going again and got to the bottom and loaded the bikes. What and end to the summer! Here are some photos of Kevin's foot:

This is right after he first took his shoes off. Can you see the bump
forming on the side of his left foot?

This is the first night when we went to bed. You can see the
swelling increasing and the bruising is beginning...

This is the second day. You can't really tell by the picture but
now you can't really see the bump from the bone in the ankle.
It is just swollen.

Pretty purple! This picture is kinda fuzzy but you can kinda see
that his whole foot has a slight blue tint to it...
I don't think that's normal.

This is Kevin with his bandage and my nice fuzzy sock. He said it
was toogirly to wear to my parents house for dinner so naturally
I thought I better put it on the blog... hehe

Kevin is doing much better now. His battle wounds are healing nicely. He'll be good as new in no time. :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Can you believe it? Little Michael-Tyckle is a senior. We went out about a week ago and took his senior pictures. He's a pretty good lookin' kid don't you think? He is so much fun and has such a unique outlook on life. He also LOVE'S his guitar. Good luck this year Mike!

PS, I don't know what I did to make them grainy but Kira told me that I had to get them up here tonight!!! Since it is almost 130am and I have such a crazy day tomorrow...I mean today, I am going to bed now and I'll fix them later... but you get the idea right?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Well, about a month ago Archie left us... I was very sad about the circumstances but these things happen... Arthur missed his friend very much. He would walk around the house meowing and meowing... then he would go outside and meow and meow. Then he would go into our neighbor's yard and meow and meow... Truthfully, it was driving us crazy. After about a week of that, we decided that we may need to go and find another cat... At Sunday dinner, we mentioned that to my parents who said, "Well our neighbor's can just had kittens lets go look at them." We were a little hesitant because we knew that meant we would be getting a cat sooner than we had expected. Sure enough, we found a little kitten. She is so sweet. We decided to name her Guenevere. Now King Arthur has his Guenevere. That is really a mouthful when you are talking about a cat so we call her Gigi for short. And, as always, there are lots of nick names, Lil G, G-Bot and Miss G. At first, she wasn't to sure about Arthur but now they run around and play all day long. We are very sad that Archie had to go, but we sure do love Gigi and we wouldn't have her with us otherwise.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Ok, so I have really been a slacker! We did, for the most part, finish our remodel at the beginning of June but between girls camp and weddings, I have had no time to update the blog... We are so very happy with the results. At first, Kevin and I would just sit in the front room and say, "it feels so fancy!" We couldn't have done it without such great family members willing to help us. Thanks Brandon, Danielle and especially Darren! We couldn't have done it without you!

Sunday, May 31, 2009


On Friday, we took a little break from all the house work and went to Yellowstone with my parents and grandparents. We could not have asked for a nicer day. The weather was beautiful and although it was warm, it was not hot so we were able to walk around all day without melting. We saw about 300 head of bison, several elk, one bald eagle, and of course, geese and swans. We did make it to Old Faithful and saw many more of the wonders that the park has to offer. Here are some of the photos we took. Kevin had the camera most of the time. He is a natural!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


We have been truckin' along to try to get our house done before we have to go back to work. Here are some photos...

We are so close... I'll upload the finished photos soon!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Kevin and I both took this week off from work because we wanted to stay home and work... Lucky us! We are remodeling the living room, kitchen and hallway. When the previous owners painted, they chose not to texture anything and they used flat paint. Now, I agree that flat paint is nice when it is first done, but now it is not so nice. So, we have decided to texture all the walls and ceilings. We will also be getting rid of the burgundy wall and horrid light fixtures. Here are some before photos, I'll update throughout the process...

PS- Things got so crazy that I didn't get any before photos of the kitchen so these are from when we were looking at the house... the decorations belong to the previous owners...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Spring is blooming...

As a house warming present, my grandparents bought us a lilac bush. As all of you know, I'm kind of a slacker so it was kind of a crispy critter when I finally got around to planting it... We watered and watered it last year but I thought for sure it was a goner. However, I was pleasantly surprised when it finally turned a little green and now is blooming. It smells wonderfully and the buds are amazing. If you look closely, they are really purple with almost a blue tint. Very beautiful... :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Photo tag...

Ok, So it has been almost a month since I was tagged by Kira but here goes anyway... I was supposed to go into my sixth photo folder and get the sixth photo but it is already on the blog. So, I went to the seventh folder and the seventh picture and this is what I have...

This is my little brother Michael. I think this picture was taken about 2000ish... That would make him 8 years old. My grandparents have an old buffalo skull on their wall and it was great fun to take the classic photo with horns. Isn't he cute?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Well, we have done it again. Taken in a stray... hehe Arthur has been bringing home a friend for the past couple of weeks. They sit outside and play and roll around and chase each other around the yard until we would open the door he would run away. Well, Kevin started it by naming it Archie. Once he had a name then I became attached. I finally decided to put some food outside for it and he acted like he hadn't eaten for days. I was finally able to coax him into the house and I picked him up and the poor thing was skin and bones... So, he is now ours. Tippy terrorizes him but I think it may be because Arthur is mean to her... Archie is now the new kid... He is still pretty skiddish but each day he grows a little more brave.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Grandma Bauer

On Saturday we celebrated Grandma Bauer's 97th birthday. Oh my the things she has seen! She amazes me because she still lives alone and is sharp as a whistle! Grandma Cooley had all the grandkids gather around to take pictures with Grandma and they were very excited to help her blow out the candles... so excited in fact that we had to relight them 3 times so that Grandma could do it herself...

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Around October, my grandpa decided that he would try to grow a beard to see if he could look like Kevin. He liked it and he liked the attention that he got because all the "ladies" always wanted to touch and feel it. Pretty soon he had a very shaggy face. He kept trying to decide weather or not to shave it off and when he was at the barber getting his haircut last week, he decided it was time for a change. Now he and Kevin are twins. :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Funny Mammals

Sorry to all of those who get sick of only seeing posts about people's pets.... but when you don't have kids, pets is what you get... haha

We have funny mammals. Our dog is my shadow. She is two feet away from me at all times when I'm home. If I'm at the computer, she will worm her way in so she is right at my feet. She wants to be pet and loved on all time time.

The man, however, is different. He will not cuddle, he does not want to be pet, and he does his best to stay just out of reach. Unless.... you have a cuddly blanket. Then he will make himself right at home as long as you don't pet him him while he decides to grace you with his presence.

PS- Sorry the pictures are crappy, they were taken on Kevin's phone.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Kevin and I just celebrated our 4th anniversary. We had a nice dinner at Ruby Tuesdays and they counted down the new year with Kevin's brother Darren and his wife Danielle. It was a nice quiet evening.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!