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Monday, September 26, 2016

First Snow of the Season

It snowed here on Friday night. The first snow of the winter season. It didn’t last very long, it melted by Saturday afternoon, but it is the start of winter.

It’s not overly surprising that it snowed. I’ve seen it snow on the 4th of July before. Oh, that was a miserable day. We were at a 4th of July concert freezing our butts off. That was the last 4th of July concert we went too.

There was also another time we go a huge snowstorm at the beginning of June. The snow was so wet and heavy, it was breaking tree branches off. I remember driving around town and the streets were littered with broken branches.

It’s just one of those things when you live in Wyoming.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Taking the Plunge

Over the weekend, the boys and I went swimming. They’d been wanting to go for a while, but I’ve been busy. On Saturday, I decided I needed a break, so off to the pool we went.

We were having a great time playing on the kiddie side—the side with the water sprayers and slides—when the lifeguard blew his whistle and said we all had to get out. In a nutshell, they found some yucky stuff in the pool, so they needed to clean it. While they were doing that, we went to the 8-lane pool.

The 8-lane pool isn’t as exciting as the other pool. It’s mainly used for lap swimming. The water is also a lot colder than the kiddie pool. However, it has a diving board, and the boys were itching to try it out.

My kids have had swimming lessons before, so I know they can save themselves if they need to. But at the same time, I never get too far away. Plus, they’ve never been in 12-ft deep water before, so I was in arm’s length if they needed me.

I could tell they were nervous about jumping off the board. On their first trip, they walked to the end, looked at the water, looked at me, wondered if they should actually do it, then jumped in. 

 They were hooked.

They spent the next 45 minutes jumping off the board and attempting different tricks. The youngest attempted a front flip, only to back flop into the water. He only tried that one more time. The second was a bit more successful, but he said it still hurt. The oldest did a front flip also. He only hit his legs, so it wasn’t as traumatic as his brother.

Eventually we were able to head back into the kiddie pool, but the boys didn’t want to go. They were having too much fun. I had to bargain and beg the boys to go—especially since my youngest’s lips were purple because he was so cold.

All in all, it was an enjoyable day at the rec center. I love that my boys aren’t afraid to try new things. They may be nervous and cautious, but they’re ready to jump in feet first. I hope that’s a skill they’ll carry with them through life.

Monday, September 12, 2016


Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity to breed Floki with another Corgi here in town. And last week, the puppies came into the world! We haven’t had a chance to meet them yet because they are still so young, but we can’t wait! They are such sweet little fluff balls.

This little boy has a spot on his head like his daddy.

There are 5 puppies total--2 girls and 3 boys.

And no, we will not be getting a puppy out of this batch. We already have enough. However, I’m very excited for whoever does get these babies. If they’re anything like their daddy, they’ll be the best dogs ever!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Sweet Dog, New Trick

In our house, we have 4 pets: 3 dogs and 1 cat.

The dogs include 2 Pembroke Welsh corgis and 1 black lab. The corgis’ names are Floki (the red and white one) and Siggy (the tri-colored one). The lab’s name is Ryder. The cat’s name is Alia.

Floki and Siggy when we went fishing.

Floki looking very sophisticated.

This is what I often see when I finish working and get ready to go upstairs.

Me and my babies.

Ryder being super cute.

They are all super fantastic dogs. They have such personality and are spoiled to death. Recently, Siggy has developed a new quirk. She used to always love going into her kennel whenever we’d go somewhere. She was the first one to run down the hall and waited patiently at the door for her treat.

Now, for whatever reason, she doesn’t want to go in. So, I don’t make her. Spoiled remember? Plus, I don’t worry about her. She’s a good girl and isn’t destructive. Floki, on the other hand, if we let him have free reign of the house, he would tear it apart.

Anywho, the first thing Siggy does now when we get home is runs back into the bedroom and waits for me to open Floki’s door. If I’m taking too long, she runs back to find me, then heads back into the room. Once I open the door, she grabs Floki by the ear and makes him yip. It super cute that she wants her buddy to be free, but I wish she was just a little nicer to him when he steps out.