Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by Alan & Ty at 9:48 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Well it happened. We went to let the dogs out, and Kenya, the big cow who never listens (don't ask, wasn't our problem until now) ran after a skunk. And completely contrary to all of our shouted protests, chased a skunk under the trailer and tried to bite it, even though it had sprayed her, all over her neck and chin, and then finally, into her mouth. Needless to say, the whole place, house, yard, garage, everything.... REEKS! I have never really had anything against skunks, even found them mildly interesting and I daresay cute-ish. Never more. If I have power over the situation, their certain death will be my only pleasure... Ughh, after staying up nearly all night and much washing, scrubbing and deoderizing, I still can't get the smell out of my soft palate. Poor Lynn and Anne and Travis...
Posted by Alan & Ty at 1:15 PM
This last Friday, Lynn and Anne took us on a trip to Medford to shop for Brad and Molly's reception, to get out of town and to see if we could see some of the Autumn scenery. We of course became sidetracked, gloriously and discovered a wonderland of Aspen. It was absolutley beautiful. I love that Lynn discribed it as "a flower... except 30 feet tall!" Travis took the camera and was able to take some pictures, like the one of us guys. I only was able to snap a couple, but it was all worth it. Too bad the photos don't do the real thing justice. The crisp air, the smell of damp leaves, the breeze whispering through the trees. Good golly I love Autumn!
Posted by Alan & Ty at 12:48 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Nobody has tried to change things on Sark for some time. Its arcane system dates back to Elizabethan times, with the head of the feudal government, or seigneur, owning everything, including anything that gets washed up on the island's shores. The present incumbent, Michael Beaumont, has held the position for more than 30 years. Sark's tenants are required to own a musket - a relic of the time Elizabeth I sent 40 Jersey men there to quell debauchery and piracy in the 16th century. There are no paved roads or cars, and bucolic harmony has reigned pretty much unchallenged (bar occupation by the Nazis) for more than 500 years.
And now, very probably, we will have to bid godspeed to Elizabethan Sark. The ruffs, the stomachers, and even the codpieces will have to go into mothballs, all for the sake of modernization.
Posted by Alan & Ty at 2:49 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Well the story is that Brynlie is going through that wonderful time of Potty Training. She has a motivational chart that gives her a reward when she fills the squares with a sticker. She gets a sticker every time that she goes to the bathroom. Her reward this time was a pony ride furnished by our wonderfully sweet horse Dante. Needless to say that she had gone like 16 times a day.
So this last Saturday, the whole family turned out to watch Brynlie on her Potty Pony Ride. We walked into the field to grab Dante and the other horses, and tied him up to tack him out. Ty was just beginning to brush Dante down when Brynlie let out a scream and started to cry. We all jumped thinking that maybe the horses had scared her, or that one had nibbled on her looking for treats. When asked what had happened, she stuck out her bottom lip and cried, " I want to ride the pony, RIGHT NOW!!" She is too cute. When she was on, and walking around she was so happy, it was adorable. She ended up having so much fun, that Travis had to have a ride too. Which of course Dante was glad to oblige with.
Posted by Alan & Ty at 1:05 PM
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
But at least I don't have to do this... ST
Posted by Alan & Ty at 10:39 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Along with all of the standard, everyday, family things, I thought that I would display some of the strange things I find while looking for more random knowledge. I will try to do this periodically, so as not to overwhelm, but hopefully it will also give you something to call your significant other over to look at in wonder/ astonishment/ suprise/ chagrin. To start with, I found this photo of a mushroom. And an intersting one at that.
It is a 'Bleeding Tooth Mushroom." Looks more like a crime scene to me. ST
Posted by Alan & Ty at 11:35 PM
Monday, October 8, 2007
I thought I would share with you some pictures of some of our favorite squash varieties that we have grown in Anne's garden this year. For Christmas last year, Ty and I gave Anne a book entitled, 'The Compleat Squash' by Amy Goldman. Basically it is Martha Stewart + Heirloom Squash = Fun! It inspired Anne to plant ALOT of squash, with some pretty interesting ones tossed in the mix. I was just the Johnny-Come-Lately who horned in at the end of the season and am enjoying the fruits of her labor. Anyways here are some pictures, maybe it will pique someone's interest and then I can blab a whole bunch to you about my passion for heirloom squash.
Posted by Alan & Ty at 10:51 AM
Friday, October 5, 2007
I thought that I would share some pictures of our pretty ponies for those who haven't seen them yet. Especially Miss Meysa. Anyone would be welcome to come and see them, they are all actually a little bit too lovey-dovey sometimes and would love an apple or two from somebody's little hands. Thats you too, Brynlie :)
Posted by Alan & Ty at 12:11 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007
This is my little niece Lauryn. Out of all the cute pictures, I think that this one is pretty darn funny. And that smile is her mothers to an absolute 'T' or I am the Pope! Don't believe me, look at any of our old school pictures, K-3. Love ya sis. :)
Posted by Alan & Ty at 11:55 AM
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Posted by Alan & Ty at 6:52 PM
Well its official. Ty's brother Brad and his fiance Molly have announced their engagment. The wedding day is set for December 28, 2007 in the Seattle Washington Temple. We are all excited to hear this, and look forward to it. Congrats kids, we love you.
Posted by Alan & Ty at 6:43 PM
Posted by Alan & Ty at 12:56 PM
So yesterday I had an interview with US Cellular for a Consultant position. It was a terribly long interview with a lot of in-depth answers, but I guess that suits me just fine, everyone knowing how verbose I am. We are crossing our fingers and saying little prayers that I get the position, not only because it would allow us to finally sign on our own place, but also because itwould be a great job to transfer with when we move to Portland in July for school.
Ty is getting ready to take his ORELA test this Saturday, to become considered highly qualified here in Oregon. This would make sure that he would be able to find a job when we do move to Portland. When we moved here, he had his teaching license from Utah and was told that if he was considered "highly qualified" in Utah, which he was, he would be considered "highly qualified" here in Oregon as well. That ended up not being the case and with the whole No Child Left Behind thing, that basically meant that in order to be hired, it would have to be at the discretion of the individual principle. Needless to say, there is a reason that he is teaching at a certain school in less than satisfactory conditions. And why he is taking the test this weekend so as not to encounter this problem again. Regardless, he is a trooper, and tries hard not to complain, getting up every morning to drive an hour in the dark to a classroom full of little heathens, stay late, and give up most of his evenings on extra work for his grateful family.
Posted by Alan & Ty at 12:38 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Posted by Alan & Ty at 4:44 PM
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Posted by Alan & Ty at 4:01 PM
So I think that I should do just a bit of general filling in. Ty and I moved from Salt Lake City to Klamath Falls at the beginning of August. Our job at the Stables that we run, not to mention our living situation was no longer a good option for us, and since Ty had been wanting to return to Oregon for quite some time, we decided that it would be best to "Head West!" Ty was able to find a job at Chiloquin Elementary School on the Klamath Indian Reservation. Not necessarily our number one choice, but given how late we moved here, it was nice that there was a job at all. I on the other hand am still looking for a job. Lynn and Anne have been so generous to us and have allowed us to stay with them until we are able to get jobs and could move into a place. Even knowing that that meant allowing our furry family to live with them in their house, which is no small thing considering the extent of our animal collection. So that is where we are now. Updates to follow :)
Posted by Alan & Ty at 3:50 PM
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Posted by Alan & Ty at 2:53 PM
Posted by Alan & Ty at 2:45 PM
Well after Ty's sisters published their blogs and evidently my family has jumped all over that bandwagon, we have decided to put in our two-cents. I have several other blogs, but those have always been just online journals, so posting current events so that our families can be kept up to date is certainly beneficial. I will hopefully try and post pictures and stories from the last couple of months to bring everyone up to date.
Posted by Alan & Ty at 11:56 AM