Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Some Spike It Hot

When I was in the 8th grade, I played on the Skyview Middle School girls' volleyball team.   That team went 0-10 for the season, and left me with an aversion to team sports that has lasted until now.  Naturally, when I was asked by a friend of my mom's to play on their rec league volleyball team, I was a little apprehensive.  However, I decided to join.  This team was called "Some Spike It Hot" and played on Tuesday nights at a local bar.  Our final tournament was last night, and I'm a little embarassed (or proud?) to report that I have maintained a perfect volleyball record - that's right, I am 0-19 for lifelong volleyball games.  It was still a fun time and I definitely plan on trying again next season!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Going to School

The World's Most Spoiled Puppy (aka Diesel) gets to go to "School" a few times a week.  We started taking him there when he was little to help socialize him with other dogs, burn off some puppy energy, and so he wouldn't have to be alone all day while we were at work.  School has become Diesel's favorite thing in the world (even more than Brian and I).  He knows the way I take to get there, and when he figures out that's where we're headed, he goes NUTS!  Here is a video I took last week of Diesel heading to school in the morning.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rocky Mountain Showdown

This past Saturday was the Rocky Mountain Showdown, which is the annual football game between Colorado State University (Go Rams!) and the University of Colorado Buffaloes (Boo!).  Our friends Megan and Nate came down from Denver to visit us and watch the game.  Unfortunately, the Rams lost to the Buffs, but we'll get them next year.  Most importantly, we all got to show our Ram pride for the day....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Adventures in Hair

Mr. Moose normally gets haircuts once every week to two weeks.  He keeps his hair very short, and has to go frequently because his hair grows SO quickly! For a long time now, I have been saying that I should learn to cut his hair for him so that he doesn't have to go to the barber shop so often.  After all, I have tons of experience trimming horses' legs with clippers, and it really can't be that different, right?  So today, we went to Wal-Mart and picked up a cheap set of clippers so I could try to cut his hair. 

Having never witnessed a men's haircut, I was a little apprehensive.  However, Mr. Moose assured me we could just shave his head if I messed up. 

It took quite a while, but I don't think the finished product is half bad! (He is looking a little red because he got a bit of sun at the Air Force/TCU game today)

After I finished, I went into the kitchen to sweep up the hair that had been on the floor....only to find that there was no hair! We were confused as to where it may have gone, and can only conclude that a certain Dum-Dum ate it (seriously)....he was looking mighty guilty!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time for a Swim!

As promised, here is a more thorough account of our trip to "The Beach" in Sheboygan.

My mother-in-law lives in Sheboygan and has the two sweetest Golden Retrievers, Abby and Stella.  Abby and Stella regularly go to the beach, and will swim their hearts out.  They love it! Being as we don't have many lakes in Colorado, we wanted to see if Diesel would swim, as he had never had the opportunity before.

The beach in Sheboygan is quite pretty!  It makes me wish we had a lake nearby to visit.

Our friend Carl, who was the best man at our wedding, came along with us

Abby and Stella LOVE chasing frisbees into the water.  When Brian visits the frisbees get thrown extra far....

One time, the frisbee went so far that Abby and Stella wouldn't go get it...

Luckily for Abby and Stella, Carl was there to save the day and swam out to get their frisbee!  I don't know how he managed to do this as the water was freezing!

Diesel needed a little prodding to get into the water

I don't think this little puppy enjoyed swimming very much.  Poor baby!

He did have lots of fun playing on the beach, and posing for photos looking mighty cute.

At the end of the day, someone was VERY tired and enjoyed comandeering Abby and Stella's bed for the night.

  All in all, our trip to Wisconsin was very fun, and I wish I could have stayed longer.  I will hopefully be able to post about the little party my mother-in-law threw for us, which turned out really nicely!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Going to "the Beach!"

Over labor day weekend, I went to Brian's hometown of Sheboygan, WI for a wedding reception for his family and friends who couldn't make it to Colorado.  I flew into Milwaukee, but Brian drove so he could bring Diesel along.  While we were there, we got to go to "the beach" (of Lake Michigan) with the dogs.  I will post with more pictures when I get my camera back on Wednesday, but in the meantime, here is a short video of Diesel's favorite beach activity (unfortunately, this is also his favorite activity in his Grammy's garden...).