Friday, July 09, 2010

4th of July

Our annual day to completely disregard the Geneva Convention was a fun one this year.

As always, we went to Washington for the 4th. The weather wasn't perfect this year, but it was nice to get out of the heat. Below is a video of the finale. Probably our biggest finale to date. We have a friendly competition each year with the neighbors, but despite being outspent a little this year, the LaPray/Hume/Huff team was the unanimous winner again. Enjoy the video.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Our Kids

Our dogs are not allowed on the couch. Recently Jon woke up in the middle of the night and found that the dogs have been sneaking downstairs after we were asleep and making themselves a spot on the couch. It is hard to be mad at them when they look like this. We just hope that this habit will be corrected before our new couch comes tomorrow!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Family Camping Trip

We went up to Bowman lake for a few days with Chelsey’s family and had a great time. We loaded up the truck and dogs for a three day adventure in the dirt.

Our first order of business was to see how the dogs liked the water. Marleau (Great Dane) tried swimming twice and after displacing most of the water in the lake, decided he would remain a shore dweller. Chelsey was proud of herself for teaching Colter to fetch a stick. He loved the water enough for both dogs.

We were glad that the dogs were quite tired because the four of us shared a tent. I guess it might have been good preparation for having kids because I don’t think Chelsey and I even saw each other all night. It was fun though, and the dogs loved it.

We had a ton of fun and hope to go again soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Loves His PaPa

Marleau stayed with Jon's dad for a few days when we were in Washington. Tonight we had Jon's mom and dad over and Marleau quickly expressed his love for his "grandpa". Yes, Marleau is sitting on the chair in the first picture. Crazy Dog!!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

4th of July!!

As we do every year, we went up to Washington for the 4th of July. We left Marleau with Jon's dad and flew up on Wednesday. This year we played a lot of volleyball and as always, ate way too much.

Chelsey's uncle ordered more fireworks this year than last as you can see in the pictures. Just prior to this picture being taken, someone commented that now the cops would know exactly who was involved in the fireworks show. Let's just say that the fireworks' status in this country are not what you might call "legal" (That was a Big Daddy quote). But there were a lot of them, and were relatively inexpensive.

This year we decided to fuse three mortars together so that we could light them off faster. We decided to set up 18 mortar tubes in clusters of 3 which made lighting them up much easier.

This was the finale for our show. Hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Long-Awaited Addition to our family!!

We would like to introduce you to our new roommate, Marleau. (Name explained in the link) His previous name was Snoopy, but there is no way we're having a dog this big and call him "Snoopy". So as he adjusts to our home, he'll also be learning a new name.

We are used to the social behavior of Labs and were a little scared of this beast at first. A lab will make it obvious that they are happy to see you while this Dane is much more reserved. He is well trained, just a little bit stubborn but as sweet as can be. So don't be scared to stop by, he is a sweetheart.

We were happy to get a Dane for free, especially since this one needed a good home. We have no problems with people who breed or purchase dogs from breeders, but we feel like there are plenty of good dogs out there who need homes. So feel free to stop by and see our friend Marleau.

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