Thursday, December 31, 2009

Men in Blue vs. Dog in Black

We woke up this morning to the continued barking of a dog outside. The house in front of us had this black lab positioned in the shelter of the front door of their house.

There was a police truck with the back cargo area open and an officer standing about 7' away from the lab with a pole and noose. Obviously, the dog wasn't budging and either was the officer. Soon a police car drove up and another officer got out. It was entertaining watching the officers try to coax the young lab out of his shelter...but the lab would have nothing to do with it. They did get close at one point and the lab got a taste of some type of spray (which he did NOT like). He promptly rubbed his face in the snow trying to get it off his face.

Eventually (2hrs. later), our neighbor and his bag of doggy treats and the two officers gained the dogs trust and the pup jumped into the truck. They were very patient and didn't want to hurt the dog. The dog would run up to them so they could pet him (and feed him) then trot around the house with one officer going one way and the other another way. (I think he thought it was fun). I called neighbors to see if they knew who the dog belonged to, but nothing.

I was impressed with their caring of not hurting the dog, but it was kinda funny at the same time. WELL...on to baking bread! Happy New Year's Eve!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ok...This Year is Done!

We're having a nice dinner two days after Christmas. Kim and Dan and the girls are over to say goodbye to Audra and the kids. Dishes are going in the sink, disposal is turned on...wait...why is there water in front of the dishwasher? Wait...why is water SPILLING out of the cupboard under the sink??? Wait....aren't pipes normally HOOKED TOGETHER!!!!

Let's just say, not the way to end the day. One side of the sink is draining...the other...not so much. And if that wasn't bad enough...once we cleaned the cupboard out and dried it, Chuck and Dan go downstairs. Chuck has his hearing aid on for T.V. and Dan hears this "drip...drip...drip..." over the pool table. He comes upstairs, we run downstairs...yeah...towels all over the pool table. The ceiling has bubbled and run into the round light fixture (which they took off)over the pool table. Luckily there is a plastic green cover over the table. So far, 3 towels. Dishes are piled up...I'm going to bed...Chuck said he'll deal with it in the morning. (Hopefully, the basement won't be washed away)

Yeah...I'm done with this week!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Holiday Stuff











Guess I'll get rid of my Christmas Countdown icon! Every year it seems to come quicker.

Dave, Audra and the kids spent Christmas with us. Dave flew in last Sundays and Audra and the kids drove down. His work is really busy right now, so he couldn't take 3 days coming and 3 going to tack on to his week here.

I have been having a lot of fun playing with the kids. My monopoly skills need fine tuning...Cami cleaned me out! Gavin and Grandpa and I went to the Dinosaur Museum and he had a great time. He loved the "cave" and the sandpile.

Cami celebrated her birthday and was baptized that night. She had cousins and aunts and uncles from Utah there, so her day was special. We are so proud of her and her decision. It was a very special day for all of us and we were so glad we could share in it.

Christmas day everyone was over but Rob and Kristy (in California). Some day, I hope the entire family can be in one place at the same time!...hoping that won't be my funeral!! The kids were very busy and loved having "cousin time". Of course, my camera died! Sounded like they all had a VERY nice Christmas in their homes.

We braved the cold and saw the Christmas lights at Temple Square Christmas Eve. What a perfect time to go! It was beautiful....cold, but beautiful! We stopped at the JSB building and got something to eat. Jay and Brie and the girls met us there. It was a great night.

We found out via the U.S. Postal service that #21 is on the way! Rob and Natalie sent us a family picture postcard and I'm counting the snowmen...1,2,3,4,5.....6????? Of course, we made a qiuck phone call. Cute guys!

The house is going to look so bare once Christmas comes down (that's the sad part of the season). Chuck will be glad when the snow goes. It's really been mild this year.

Hope all had a safe and wonderful Christmas. I bought, wrote and addressed Christmas cards....and not one of them got mailed. Hmmmmmmm