Tuesday, November 28, 2006

More in the * * SNOW * *

Gorgeous boys.... Kovu

and Rusty!!!

Goofy Girls!! Going out to snowboard!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

* * *SNOW* * *

Zyler throwing snowballs...
Madison & Mikayla...
Alex making a bigger snowball...
even the pups got to play.... Devani....
and Sienna!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

~Happy Thanksgiving~

My grandparents beautiful house!!

Alex & I!!

5 generations!!

Myself, my Great Grandma Gribble, Mikayla, my mom and my Grandma Johnson!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

My Baby is 6!!!

I absolutely cannot believe that it was 6 years ago that I had my last child!! It is so unreal!!

Friday night, we celebrated Zyler's birthday at Bullwinkle's/Family Fun Center... Fun was had by all... We got to hang out with our friends - the Youngs and the Sherwoods - and of course, my mom, Cameron, Zyler's old preschool teacher Maki, Darian & Seth all came as well!!

Thank you each for being a part of Zyler turning 6!! We love you all!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

New Belts!!!

Last Friday night, Alex and Mikayla tested together for their yellow/orange belt!! We are so proud of them!! Once they found out what it takes to finish up their cards, participate in free sparring, pass the pretest, they got on it and completed it all!!
Mikayla has all the enthusiasm and Alex has the form & power!! I wouldn't ask for it any other way! Chip & I were both very impressed with how Alex has improved - he was better than some of his senior belts!! Mikayla is loud and definitely a leader... she was asked to move forward for a portion of the test... after she yelled "YES SIR!!!!", she took these LARGE funky steps forward... 2 other children were asked to move forward "like Mikayla"... LOL... they each took the large funky high-in-the-air steps "like Mikayla"!!! EVERYONE was rolling!! Even the judges!! I believe somebody got it on video - I want a copy!!

So, they passed the test with flying colors! Last night was the little mini-ceremony where they get their next belt!!

CONGRATULATIONS ALEX & MIKAYLA!!! On to the orange we go!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Another Win!!

Let me introduce you to Rusty aka "Noble's B.O.I. The Town Crusher"... he really is the sweetest thing! He thinks he's a lap dog... he will climb up in your lap and actually think he fits there!! He came to us in August as a replacement for Chip's blk&wht male, Tyson who ended up not being show quality. Rusty is Tyson's brother! Not what we were expecting to get as a replacement, a year old dog, but he is prooving to be a pleasant surprise!!

This last weekend, we drove down to Salem for a show with just Rusty. He has been trained more than we have (although I do have to say that, Kovu's breeder, Adrian has done wonders with us - thank you, Adrian)! So, on Saturday he gave us Winner's Dog and then on Sunday, Best of Wnners!! He is now AKC pointed! We have 12 more points and 2 majors to go... but I don't think it'll be all that difficult!! I will be showing him this weekend in Monroe while Chip will be showing Devani!! I can't wait to see how that turns out!!

Here's a couple more pics in the ring in Salem...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Halloween '06

We definitely had a GREAT Halloween!! We/Chip carved pumpkins... got the kids' costumes on... went trick-or-treating... and then went to Lake Sawyer Church's Halloween Party in hopes to run into our good friends, the Stivers! Sure enough, towards the end, we found 'em and the last pic is of Mikayla and one her best friends, Emma Mae! Everyone pigged out on candy and then went home and went to bed!! Great night!!
All 3 turned out so cute!! Zyler as Cat in the Hat (one of his favoritest movies right now)... Mikayla as Wonder Woman with make up and all... and Alex as Clark Kent/Superman!!