Monday, October 24, 2011

a little bit of this and that...

This post will be just that...a little bit of this and a little bit of that! During homecoming week, the girls were busy dressing up "according to the day"...this day was jocks and geeks. Guess I have a bunch of geeks in my house! (Maya and Mary Katherine)

Then there was pajama day and the onesies were in big demand. Here's Maya, Mary Katherine and Sky.

Sage runs cross country and loves it. She won this medal in the Wyoming Indian Invitational in Ethete, WY.

Mari asked Kirk to paint a picture for their apartment, so here he is getting his creative juices flowing.

Sunrise in Wyoming with Sleeping Indian in the background. I must tell you that I get some INCREDIBLE sunrises. It seems the longer you wait the more colorful it is. So beautiful!

Monday, October 17, 2011

In Memory of Simba 2007-2011

We've had a tragedy befall our "beloved" cat, Simba. He was eaten by something while he was outside. We don't know exactly what got him, but he definitely know that he is no longer. We found parts of him out in a corner of our croquet court. (if you're that interested, talk to Maya...she took a picture of what was left....I find it too graphic to post...sorry) Yes, we've had a bear in the yard, but I doubt it was a bear that did Simba in; I'm guessing a coyote or a pack of them. Simba loved to go outside exploring. We used to put him on a leash when we first began taking him outside. He had graduated into going out alone this past summer. He enjoyed his freedom to wonder around and take in the sights, sounds and smells. When he was ready to come inside, he would patiently wait by one of our many outside doors. That is, until that fateful day when Kirk went outside to call him to come inside. He came when Kirk called him but was not interested in coming inside at the time, so Kirk let him stay outside longer. That was the last time Kirk or anyone for that matter saw him alive.

Simba was REALLY a Christmas present for Sage. This is a photo of when she first got him. He was just a tiny thing.

Here's another "young" photo of him.

This is Simba's FAVORITE thing to do. He loves to be carried by Kirk over his shoulder around the house. Kirk loved this cat and this cat loved Kirk. He had a special spot in Kirk's office and many times just sat on his lap while he worked at his desk.

Sage is the only other person in the house that could snuggle with Simba.

This is probably the last photo of Simba that we took around 3 weeks before his demise.
Bye will be missed....R.I.P.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Once upon a time....

there was a "little one" who celebrated her 24th birthday...

the decorations were all put up and just screaming "let's party!"

...all the fairys were invited...

...these 2 fairys were the masterminds of the event....

...the purple fairy spared no expense to come...

...the green and silver fairys flew all the way from Utah to surprise the "little one" on her big day !

...OK, I know you're all dying for a "close-up" of silver fairy!

...the fairys made a special cake for "little one"...(OK, I admit we ALL know she doesn't like cake...but "little one's" Mom does!)

"Little one" needed some help to blow out 24 candles! Good thing purple fairy and orange fairy were close by to lend some wind!

"Little one" got some sweet gifts---I think this was one of her most favorite ones!
...and everything happened happily ever after!!!