Monday, November 24, 2008

Shana's baby shower

I am home for 6 days over Thanksgiving this year and Emily, my mom and I hosted a baby shower for Shana. Shana and Emily are my two best friends who I have known almost my entire life. Shana is due in March and is having a girl, Margie (named after her grandmother).

My mom, sister and I at the shower

Shana and her mom with us.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Eagle, Idaho

Chris and I went to visit his family in Eagle, Idaho a few weeks ago (a suburb of Boise).  His family has been slowly moving there and now his aunt, sister, grandmother and parents live there.  We love going there because it is always a time for us to relax.   We are usually there at Christmas but I was excited to go during fall so I could actually experience the season.  I miss seeing the leaves change color so much.  

The view from their front yard

Aren't these red plants beautiful!  They are called a "burning bush"

Of course I took animal pictures.  This is Spike.

Chris's cousin has a pet rat.  Yes, a pet rat.  Rats are the only thing that will make my husband scream.  This was a big step.

This is Finn!  I love Finn.  He is a flat coated retriever.  

Sam and Finn.  I'm not certain of the specific terminology, but Sam is similar to a cadaver sniffing dog.  He goes to crime scenes and searches for evidence, body parts, etc.  He does "small finds", so no bodies, etc.  It is quite fascinating to see him work.  Finn is being trained to do the same.

My sister-in-law got a cat!  Chris is highly allergic to cats, so this is as close as I'm going to get to owning one.  Parker has beautiful eyes!

I of course made Chris hold Parker.  It didn't go over well.  I'm going to put this picture up on ICANHASCHEEZBURGER.

Believe it or not, this picture was taken just outside Chris's Tia Missy's house.  Doesn't this look like a postcard?

Finally, if you've never seen a cow run, watch this video.  I didn't think Annabelle was going to stop!