Monday, July 19, 2010

IT'S ABOUT TIME!

So this title felt appropriate because I'm pretty sure that's what all of you are saying :)

These next few blogs going to be a little out of chronological order. This is going to be the cabin adventures that we just had, and then the months since the last post will come later.

We really felt like some weird moose theme that we had going on. There were moose everywhere! Mike went out one morning just walking around and saw 15 of them. Which is crazy!


We even had one come up to the Mustang and decided to lick the hood... which was really weird! I've never heard of them doing that


Tim was pretty excited to see the snow and had to of course have his own little "photo shoot" of him fly fishing in it.


Now this was Mike's first time at the cabin so he got to go through the new man in the family ritual... Learning to fly fish



He loved it so much that now we are saving to get him some basic gear. If anyone needs any ideas for Christmas or Birthday gifts, he wants fly fishing stuff. So at least everyone knows what to do for him for the next few years! :)

And of course the boys were out fly fishing in the snow and with a moose hanging out by them


While they were out fly fishing the rest of us went out to play in the snow. Now my little nephew Jackson was crazily obsessed with snow! He would see a patch every twenty feet and holler "SNOW!" and then go running into it and make snowballs.
We went hiking




and then came to a fabulous patch of snow to play in.




And the snowballs were definitely a flyin!







The funniest part is that a lot of time Jackson was Asking us to throw the snow at him! What a goofy goober :)



Then we decided to make a snowman, who turned out adorable!


And of course Jackson had his Calvin & Hobbes moment


Nolan was such a trooper through it all!


Jackson and Grandpa had a great time fishing. I love this picture :)


Mike's car is a convertible and Jackson was just so excited to ride in it and he even got to push the button to lower/raise the top.




Jackson decided to be a little stinker and did NOT want to be in this picture! And when trying to throw a fit didn't work, he simply pretended to be asleep. That boy just makes me laugh!




Monday, November 9, 2009

Great White

So this video is so amazing that it gets its own post. (it doesn't count as part of the four post series)


As everyone was standing in front of the glass I kept hearing people guessing at which shark they thought was the great white. But what was so cool was when she passed by the viewing window everyone knew that that was her.

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LOVE IT!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Monterey Bay Aquarium Pt. 2

So it is looking like the Monterey Bay Aquarium will end up in four parts. I just took hundreds of pictures and I want to share them all! So I'm trying to just post my favorites, but that is still a ton of pictures.

So with that intro, here is the second installment of images and fun aquarium stuff :)

Here is Jami and J looking into one of the largest tanks which is called the Outer Bay. This is where they have the sharks and the really big tuna and that type of stuff.


This was just fascinating! This is a big case of Squid eggs. So cool


I love looking at all the Jellyfish that they had there. There is just something about them that is so mesmerizing.


These were really cool Jellyfish. I loved their crazy mixes of color. They are called Egg Yolk Jellyfish




I stepped out onto a little pier outside and was enjoying to see the waves and watching the fog and then out in the bay there was a pod of dolphins! Just swimming right out there :)

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There were these amazing touch-pools with so much cool stuff in them. Here J is 'petting' a starfish


And here J is touching one of the Kelp leaves with the help of Uncle Mike


These are some weird fish that are related to a squid. They're called Cuttle Fish



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monterey Bay Aquarium Pt. 1 - The Secret Lives of Seahorses

So I took like tons and tons and tons of pictures at the aquarium so I decided it might be a bit easier if I split this up.

Well it started off really foggy. Which Mike and I thought was pretty cool, because we get our mountain fog here but it's nothing like the ocean fog down there.


When we first entered the aquarium they had this cool seahorse exhibition called "The Secret Lives of Seahorses" which I am dedicating this first post to


They had the really cute baby seahorses that were at the perfect height for Jackson to peek into






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There was this Seahorse that they had for people to stand around and take pictures with. The creepy part is that it's a male seahorse giving birth!


Nolan had lots of fun with his Uncle Mike!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

So I know that I need to post my pictures from my totally wonderful and fabulous California trip, but my adorable puppies win the cake on the post.

So here are Brody and Tayla all dressed up for Halloween :)


You might be able to guess that Tayla is a fairy and Brody is a robot.


Though I didn't take them Trick-or-Treating at all, they still got some of the most amazing treats ever for wearing this :)

At the vet they had given me a bag of homemade peanut butter cookies for dogs so they got a bunch of those and some other amazing goodies :) Crazy what bribery will do

Monday, October 5, 2009

Puppy Class

Here are some of the cutest videos of Tayla in her puppy class! There are four other puppies in the class. Cooper is a cocker spaniel, the littlest one is Zoey, a Chihuahua -Dachshund mix. The other two puppies get scared of others so in off leash play time they are behind a little baby gate. There is a Husky and a lab.

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Just the most cutest ever!

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After Brody, I think that I deserved a puppy like Tayla. She has had maybe four accidents in the house in the last three weeks. She doesn't chew on anything she isn't supposed to and she isn't a crazy little monster choking herself on the leash. What an angel :)

(But it's only been three weeks so far)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Little Munchkins

Tayla is doing so fabulous! Her and Brody have become such cute friends

She loves to just follow him everywhere and pretty much tries to tackle him all the time.




And when they go outside it is just hysterical because Brody loves to stand and sniff through the fence and Tayla loves to run headfirst into him :)