June 30, 2011

a little trip

While we are working on our pictures
you can guess where we just got back from....

hint: P. Sherman Wallaby Way

June 27, 2011

puppy school

Magnus graduated Doggy school.
We signed him up at Petco...where the pets go.

He can sit, lay, stay, wait, come...

all for a treat!
He is getting better by the day.
He will be attending the next doggy class...
How cool would he be if he were a therapy dog?
We think he'd be pretty cool if he could go to hospitals or schools to help!
Everyone already loves him and he LOVES everyone, may as well put it to good use.

June 22, 2011


Romney really wanted to get scuba dive certified for our upcoming vacation.
I truly had NO interest in it.
The thought of being in the water with sharks...no thank you.
But, I hesitantly said I would certify with him anyway.
Y E S !

We took classes through Sports Chalet.
After the classroom portion we hit their pool.

We stayed in the shallow end the first half of the pool session.

Once we were comfortable at 5 feet we made our way to 15 feet,
and practiced equalizing our ears, and mastered our boyency.
We worked on our breathing and clearing our masks over and over.
We went over every worst case scenario underwater.
We know what to do if we run out of air, hand signals to communicate etc...

After a few pool sessions we had to pass thee final test....
(This is our class. We are on the right, the middle man is our teacher, on the left is our step bro and sis in law)

Of coarse our ocean dive was a cold day and the sun didn't want to make her debut.
But we got it done.

It was freezing and I am grateful for wetsuits, hoods and gloves.
They really make a difference.
Phew, we lived and I don't have to think about it until our vacation...in a few weeks.
Now we are certified divers!

June 16, 2011


Oh my busy!
Is anyone out there?
Life has been incredibly busy with adoption papers, girls camp, and preschool.
But I am here, to get caught up.

As stated before...we were able to go to Ireland for our Spring Break.
We flew in to Dublin and made our way west.
We rented a car, and drove on the wrong side of road....with NARROW roads.
Scary, I tell ya.
Our favorite little town was DINGLE.
Isn't that a fun word? Dingle.

We loved going to pubs at night to listen to traditional Irish music.

We were able to see castles.
Some were fully intact others were barely hangin on.

Ireland is full of SHEEP!

The bright blue sky and green grass was BEAUTIFUL!

We loved that we brought our rain jackets.
We wore them almost everyday.

We tried different cheese at the cheese shop

... we even tried seaweed cheese....
and liked it.

The fog rolled in, but that didn't stop us from walking
through a farmers pasture to the beehive huts.

These huts were the ancient Irish homes dating back to 3000B.C.

Somedays we're cold and super foggy

and some were warmer with gorgeous colors.

We have so many memories that make us laugh, quote,
smile, and want to return.

It was so different than our other busy Europe trips.
We loved the slower pace and country side.
Ireland is highly recommend!
The green N E V E R got old.