Saturday, June 21, 2008

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

So I will show you lots of pics and use only a few words...well, relatively few. :)

Here is the puppy being a sleepyhead in her X-large dog crate. Yep, I think she'll be a big one!

She likes to see what we are eating for dinner. MMMMMMMMMM....sorry, only puppy food for you Storm!

A friend of Ben's at work gave Storm a toy pacifier to chew on, it is mint flavored and she loves it! So funny to see our dog with a pacifier...but cute too, huh?

I just love when animals lay down and roll on their back. Rascal does this a lot and it always makes me here is Storm showing us her belly...and below is her face while she lays like this...she looks like a totally different dog when her ears point up like that...and how cute is her pink puppy tongue?

Ben and our pastor, Don, went on a bike ride on the Saturday morning before we picked up Storm. They ran into some weather in the mountains that they were not expecting.

Yep, that is snow. It snowed on them and got them all gross! This pic above is the view they had of Ogden from the top of the trail. Not much of a view that day.

The end of their ride. They look tired and gross but very pleased with themselves. :)

I couldn't help myself with this one...check out the feet. His socks were gross, but his feet stayed pretty clean. As for the rest of him, well....that is no farmers tan folks.

Some of you know my dear friend Jenny Porter. She lives in Maine and we became very close friends in college where we lived in the same dorm and became prayer partners (with a couple of other girls too). We have stayed close and I was THRILLED when she told me she was using vacation time to visit us in Utah. She arrived the Monday after we got Storm and was such a trooper about the new puppy in the house. In fact, I took Storm to the airport to pick JP up and to greet her she tried to climb in the front seat. JP took her right in her lap and didn't even flinch. What a friend! We had a blast while she visited. This pic is at the Ogden Riverwalk. Yep, we all matched. Not intended at all, but funny once we realized it.

Storm's first visit to the river was funny b/c she was scared to go to the water until we all went with her. Such a baby.

Here is the meadow of the hike we did which was the same as the bike ride above. We had MUCH better weather. Check out the meadow and view. This is about 1/2 way up the trail.

One view from the top of the trail. I love that you can see the rocks jutting out and the snow left on the mtn top. So pretty.

Our triumphant group at the crest of the ridge. Thanks for visiting JP! You rock! I can't wait for your next visit when you bring friends or family and we do Yellowstone and Southern Utah! In the meantime, these memories are classic!

And lastly, yes this is Storm in snow. JP & I took her on a drive to Wyoming and back and trooped through the mountains up to 9,000 some odd feet. There was still a good covering of snow there so Storm got what we think is her first romp in the snow. She enjoyed eating it and laying in it but was a little cautious of it too. We are thinking about spending the afternoon on a similar drive to find snow. It may reach 97 degrees here in the valley. Snow would be welcome!


Crystal said...

storm is adorable! and yes, if she's great pyrenese, she's gonna get quite big. love all the pictures! i need to update my site--jay is growing, and it's awesome.

did you guys hear about the next round of pregnancies in the church? i'm telling you, it's in the water here or something!

miss you guys! xoxo

Besther said...

what, crystal??? there is another "round"??? fill us in!

Beth said...

Love the matching green outfits!!! I'm glad you had such a great time with Jenny P.

Yvonne and I really need to get on the ball and plan a trip to see you and Natta! Miss you!

Anonymous said...

whoohooo!! thanks again guys! so much fun, such a blessing!


Crystal said...

yes, another round. so far, ana shoemaker and lynn carlson have confirmed pregnancies (ana's due in november, lynn in december), and i expect at least one more will soon be announced, once it's past the first trimester mark. plus, we've got some who are trying and hoping for their own positives soon!

Crystal said...

oh, and sarah dodd....i just found out about that one today. she's due july 8.