Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kauai Pictures

Dara an I hanging out at Kipu Falls
The walk to Kipu Falls is surrounded by fields of very tall grass.
The sibs (minus feef and I)
Our amazing house. It had a beautiful courtyard with chairs and couches to lounge on. Thanks dad for the awesome stay.
Ziplining...aren't we a handsome group?
Brian--snorkeling at Queen's bath. Handsome dude...ladies he's single!
Me and the Pops!
Padre' & Vicky
Dara, Meg, Feef
Feef & Dara
Good going dad! My dad sat in this chair and it immediately buckled under him. To his defense, I could have broken one of these chairs...they were extremely delicate.
Hanging/reading outside our house
Water break! This was a beautiful 2 mile hike up to a secluded beach all along the Napali coast.
Funky tree and me.

*I don't have any pictures of this BUT... Meg, Dad, Brian, Vic, and Tim went on a "awesome" hike. The Hike was approximately 8 miles round trip, and it was caked with mud, tunnels, and barely there trails. Inside of the tunnels they had to use headlamps to see and at times they had to walk in water up to their chests. I wasn't feeling well that day and opted to stay back at the beach house, but part of me wishes I had gone. The pictures were awesome. When I get a hold of some, I'll post them.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Garfield on the oil crisis

A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country. Well, there's a very simple answer. Nobody bothered to check the oil. We just didn't know we were getting low. The reason for that is purely geographical.

Our OIL is located in :

Coastal Florida
Coastal Louisiana

And our dipsticks are located in DC

Any Questions? NO? ...Didn't think So.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Annual Chalk Art Festival

My work had it's annual chalk art festival this past weekend and this year our artists were more talented than ever. Above is Meggy's art and she did this weird alien girl and it turned out super cute. She always does A-mazing eyes. Below is the artist that was next to her and his art work was so creative and colorful. I love how he put so many colors in just one little square foot.
I tried to attach more pictures, but for some reason my computer is giving me a hard time. Nevertheless can I just say how grateful I am to work for such a wonderful non-profit. Not many people can say they love what they do and enjoy going to work everyday. I love the Utah Foster Care Foundation. :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birfday Feef!

Feefers just turned 16 and she's as silly as they come (aside from our other sister, Victoria). :) Just a couple things that I love about "Feef the Beef"...
1. She's as loyal as they come.
2. She's so silly and I find myself laughing at her and with her every time I'm with her.
3. She's beautiful and has an amazing smile
4. She has a good head on her shoulders and makes good decisions
5. She LOVES LOVES LOVES her boyfriend E-Fei and her BFF Blair.
6. She is an amazing swimmer and most always places at her meets
7. She loves animals (especially her horse Indie)
8. She loves the color purple
9. She loves to get dressed up, but can look beautiful wearing a potato sack.
10. She's a hopeless romantic
11. She's the best little sister (among all my little sisses) and I'm so glad I can call her "Feef". I love you Frannie...I hope you have a great 16th birthday (with lots of gifts).

By the way...last year she held a contest for who could get her the best birthday gift and I won! I gave her a framed picture of Gus with a note that said, "behind every wiener is a glorious gift". Then I hid some money in the frame. I won the best sister contest and have held that reign all year long. :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Farewell Old Friend

On Friday June 13, 2008, we said goodbye to our good friend Willy.  He had been slowing down in his old age, but seemed to be in reasonably good health.  On Thursday, however, he began to have troubles walking comfortably and spent the day sleeping in my dads truck (his favorite hangout).  By Friday morning, he was having considerable difficulty moving on his own and we took him to the vet to be checked.  At the vets, tumors on his liver, pancreas, and left shoulder were found.  Cancer was suspected and he was getting worse by the hour.  He was in considerable pain by this point and the decision was made to put him to sleep rather than prolong his life a few more short days.  After spending a tear filled hour with Willy at the vets, he went to sleep peacefully for the last time with all of us surrounding him.  Thank you for the 13 wonderful years Willy, we already miss you terribly.


Monday, June 2, 2008

Kauai Family Trip!

We're back! I haven't downloaded my pictures yet, but when I do there will be a lot. Just a sneak peak of our trip.

1. No dogs were bought and shipped home this time around
2. No tan was had because we slathered 60 SPF the entire time
3. Beautiful hikes and lots of snorkeling
4. Good food, good company, good times