Tuesday, August 31, 2010

my sweet, sweet, baby boy...

last week hunter gave us a little scare...he appears to have had a mini-stroke...there came a point where we thought for sure he wasn't gonna make it through the night...but he has rebounded to what we would call a full recovery for a 12 1/2 year old dog...

i wouldn't say he'll be running the sleds, but his eyes are back to "little old man" status...he has always had a very expressive, sweet, sorrowful old soul to him..a furrow of the brow, a wag of the tail and a nudge of your hand for a pat on the head...

which is good news for his number one fan...not sure how any of us will deal with it when his time is really here...
this is from back in the day when he used to volunteer at the akron children's hospital...not a flattering picture, his hair was too recently cut, but he was all primped to go lay on some beds with some kids so we liked him short and clean!he truly is an exceptional dog and i love him more than words...

Friday, August 27, 2010


well? - what did you do last weekend?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

swim lessons!

palmer started swim lessons a few weeks ago, they are held at the hyatt pool on the weekends...she is loving it...doesn't necessarily love putting her head under, but she'll get there!

her instructor is matt, with 1-2 assistants and the kids in her class are 3-5 years old...

i'm doing a sewing project called frock by friday where this girl puts up instructions on her blog with pictures to guide you through a pattern...with the idea that you start on monday and are done by friday...well, i made a preliminary "muslin" out of the worst satin ever made, just to see how the alterations (length!) i put in would play out...but this is seriously the easiest pattern EVER and i still haven't finished my "real" dress...my friend here on guam finished hers WEEKS AGO!

anyways, when i had the pattern taped to the sliding glass door to trace it for a modified pattern, this i what i see...and palmer's going "mommy mommy the clouds are PINK!" - i was like HUH?...but this is what she sees...i love how kids see everything...the clouds ARE pink!

Monday, August 9, 2010

palau pics...

from a few weeks ago...i never said i'm good with keeping up with things!

anyways, there were more on facebook so you've likely seen them already!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

le tour is over...

so i guess i should resurface!...you know...since it's been over a week since it finished!

here is palmer with the winner...(or weiner - depending on how you feel about the schleck/contador rivalry!)...and check out our new t.v.! - it was great to watch the tour in high def!

unfortunately, we are not big contador fans...and unfortunately he's won 3 out of 4 of the tours palmer has been around for! - i'm not sure why i don't have her picture from sastre's win in '08?...so these are '07 (a few weeks old) and '09 (just turned 2)

and just a little throwback to the best. tour. EV-ER! (well, that's cause we were there for lance's 7th!)

2005 - scoping our spot EAR-LEEEEE! - for eight laps of awesome heart stopping peloton passings!!!

hey? - who said the french don't like lance???

jan and vino!
i hope we get to do it again someday!