Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ginger & Ferd

This is Ginger, our seven year-old pitbull. No - she is NOT mean or vicious, like everyone says pitbulls are (that's a whole other story....). She is the love of our lives! She is the most loving, loyal, smart dog. She LOVES to cuddle and be right in the middle of everything - just like her dad, Ferd.

This is Ferd - Ginger's dad. What a dog he was. Ferd has one amazing story of survival and determination. Mike's family found Ferd abandoned, bloody and freezing in a garage. To make a long story short, Mike was able to keep Ferd. They became unseperable best friends... Ferd saving Mike's life several times. About a year ago, we found out that Ferd had cancer. After watching his condition slowly get worse -but never giving up - we decided that it was time to put Ferd down. It was one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to make. ...Like putting one of your own children down. :( We sure loved Ferd. He always fought to the end - no matter the circumstance. We sure miss him, but are so glad that we have a little piece of him, named Ginger, in our home. ;)

Monday, February 23, 2009


This last weekend was a blast! Mike and I and his friend from high school, Shelton, and his fiance, Erin all went snowmobiling. We went to a place called Monte Cristo, which is by Ogden. It was GORGEOUS!!

Mike and I laying in the snow

Shelton and Erin

Yeah. You see that nice little ridge? Mike almost took us right over it. ha ha ha Oh boy that was fun. Scary, but fun.

Shelton (the "expert"/GENIUS of the group) got himself and his sled stuck. He dug himself a nice little (3 foot) hole trying to get out. We had to flag some other snowmobilers down to help lift the sled out. So this is him sitting in it.. It was pretty comical, actually.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Live to Ride - Ride to Live

Mike's dad bought himself a bike earlier this year.... He was SO excited when the roads were finally clear enough to come get it. It was like watching a kid in a free all-you-can-eat candy store. The boys were extatic to be able to ride together - they rode all the way to the other end of town in 28 degree weather. "We ain't no fair weather riders, babe." Mike tells me. ;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Mike has an interview with Washington State University on the 13th of February to get into vet-school. I am so proud of him! I know he will do well. Wish him luck!