Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Guess who's back - Back again!

Hello everybody!!! It's been so long where do I begin? Man, it has been a hectic few months here at the casa and I've neglected my poor blog into oblivion. But no more! I'm back and ready to start updating you about Team RK once again.

Well what have we been up to since January?

We've had some snow days-

We've had some sunny with snow days-

We had some fun at the lake days!

Which led to some relaxing on the bed time....

Then we had some more snow days. Jeff and my brother took the dogs up when they went backcountry skiing and snowboarding, so they needed their packs and coats! It was coooooold that day. (You can see the blowing snow in the picture.) Brrrrrrrrr.

And that led to some uber relaxation on the couch.

Roxy knows how to relax in style!

And we had some more sunny days. This was taken up at the Evergreen dog park, which is the new dp we discovered doing a home visit for the rescue. They love it here. It's mountainous, huge, and had lots of new smells! What more could you want in a dog park? Well-maybe a lake too...

And that day led to more sleepy dogs. Are they not the cutest?

I will be keeping up with my blog much more often now that it's light outside when I get home and we are almost done wedding planning!! Woot! So please stop by often and say hello. We love to have you here!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tagged!! 40 things about me

Ok, so I have to post a recent picture of me and my dogs and then list 40 things about me... This is the most recent, but it's from August 08.

1. I'm planning my wedding which will happen September 12th of this year!!! (Which is why I haven't had as much time to update my blog.)

2. When I was growing up I wanted to be a 911 dispatcher.

3. I buy at least one new swimsuit every summer and hardly ever go swimming.

4. I was probably one of the shyest children ever. And now I'm pretty much the opposite.

5. I don't like chocolate. I'm not really into sweets at all. Well, except cheesecake! YUM!

6. I loooove cooking. And I'm finally starting to get decent at it.

7. My brother is one of my best friends. And we didn't even really start liking each other until we were out of high school.

8. I'm tall. 5'11 and 3/4" tall. And I love to wear heels.

9. I am addicted to the internet. I probably spend about 5 hours a day on it.

10. Rockstar is my heart dog. She is my first border collie and means more to me than most people could ever imagine. It's hard to wrap your head around how much that little dog means to me.

11. Patience is something I wish I had more of. And definitely something I need to work on.

12. Pinot Noir is my absolute favorite wine.

13. I probably own over 30 pairs of jeans.

14. I hate getting up super early for work but I love getting out at 3:30!

15. I use reusable shopping bags every time I go to the grocery store and try to remember when I go to other stores as well.

16. Some of my pet peeves are slow drivers, people who ask questions all the time and never take the time to retain any of the info you previously gave them, people who complain about something but never do anything about fixing the problem.

17. I ride motorcycles and own a Kawasaki 636.

18. One of my nicknames is #46

19. I can pretty much fall asleep in any movie. No matter how good it is.

20. 2 of my favorite foods are chicken and rice. I could eat these 2 things every. single. day.

21. My dogs crate themselves in the morning when it's cold out so they don't have to stay outside that day.

22. I've been at my same job for 9 years.

23. I drink at least 2 cups of coffee every morning, except the weekends.

24. I was born in the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac....appropriate-no?

25. I started college when I was 17.

26. I am the youngest of 3. An older sister, then an older bro, then me!

27. My favorite color is pink.

28. I have a collection of sunglasses....13 pairs last time I counted.

29. I've been trying to work out lately and I hope it starts to show soon.

30. It freaks me out that people refer to Save-The-Date reminders for weddings as STD reminders.

31. I adore creative people. I lack in the creativity/artistic department.

32. I had more allergies than you can count when I was younger. Dust, grass, perfumes, metals, plastics, adhesives (think bandaids-nope-couldn't wear those!), couldn't wear disposable diapers, no meat but lamb, no dairy, no legumes, no wheat, no soy, no yeast, no seafood, no citrus, no corn (which is in everything, btw!), no eating out-EVER! My mom had to cook 2 meals at every meal. One for me, and one for the rest of my family.

33. I've been to Costa Rica.

34. I've never broken a bone. *Knocks on wood*

35. As a kid I've played soccer, swimming, Tae-Kwon-Do, volleyball, basketball, skied, snowboarded, I was a pretty active little person.

36. I have WAY more guy friends than girlfriends.

37. I wish I could sing.
38. I write everything I do daily in a planner.
39. I'm always hungry. Even if I just ate 30 minutes before.
40. I always wanted braces when I was a kid but never needed them. I just liked that you could get them in all sorts of different colors!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The sweetest face

I love when Kipp is calm. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it results in his 'sweet face' where he just looks at me with love. I think he is the most adorable, handsome, sweet, silly boy on the planet and I'm so glad he came into our lives.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Flippy Flopper Fun!

Kipp would like to invite all of you to experience his one true love. Playing Frisbee.

We decided to take a little trip to the park because I've been dying to use my new Canon Rebel that I got for Christmas!! And as long as we were going, I might as well try my hand at some action shots and bring the Flippy Flopper Frisbees. I've never had much luck taking action shots with old camera because they would always turn out blurry. Let's see what we can do...

Kipp always makes it look easy.

I don't know if he will ever wait for a frisbee to get closer to the ground to catch...he always jumps to catch them.

And makes it look so smoooooth.

Boing and chomp!

This is as close as he gets to the ground, but still all 4 feet off the floor.

Roxy says, 'HEY! What about me? I catch Frisbee's too!!! Sometimes I try to catch them with my hands even.'

And this my friends, is why we could never have named her Grace.

Rockstar has a tendency to run too fast so then she has to turn around to catch the Frisbee before it hits the ground. And this is what is looks like when captured in a freeze frame.

'Mom, I got it!!! LOOOOOOK!'

Trying to take lessons from her little brother...she attempts to jump like a real dog with all 4 feet off the ground, and aiming just her face at the Frisbee. Hmmmm, not working so well, is it Roo?

Getting closer Rockstar-you can do it!!!

Doh, back to her old antics. But hey-at least she caught it! Good girl Rockstar.

Oh no, she didn't!! Look at her go! A textbook catch by my little Roo!!

And can I even tell you how much I LOVE my new camera?! Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, LOVE!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Rockstar is a present pro!

Roxy loves to open presents. Especially when there are fans of hers cheering her on!

Oh, and btw, this is big news over here. I received a brand new Canon Rebel XSi for Christmas!!!! So you all better watch out. Who knows where it will take me, but you can bet that will mean I will be taking even more pictures than normal (I use that term loosly because my DF thinks there is nothing normal about the amount of photos I take). I didn't think that would be possible but I can't wait to get home and do my first photo shoot!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from Team RK

Happy Holidays!

Rockstar and Kipp would like to wish all their furry and non-furry friends that read this blog a happy and healthy holiday season. Whatever you may or may not celebrate, we wish you the best of love, peace and happiness.

Merry Christmas!! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanukkah! Or as Jeff likes to say, Merry Christmahanukwanzakkah!! :) And Happy New Year to you all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tag, I'm it!!

The lovely Laura with Craig and Taz (who is now in Canada working on his sheepdoggin skills! Go Tazzy!) tagged me with a simple and fun game! I'm excited to see what everyone that I tag posts! :)

So, here is the deal. She was tagged first, and now I'm next. The rules are simple: go to your photo archives on your computer and go into the 6th folder and count up to the 6th picture and post it on your blog, along with the story that goes with it.

Warning-semi graphic image up ahead if you don't like blood.

This is the 6th picture in my 6th folder. Camping up in Buena Vista the night before a disc dog competition. It was dark out, this was a dog approved camp ground.....with a barb wire fence running straight through the campsite!! I was SO pissed. So while we were setting up the tent and getting things out of the car Kipp walks over to me....blood dripping everywhere. Scared the crap out of me.

This was taken after we cleaned the cut, but you can see that the cut goes from right under his armpit, all the way down to his paw. (It looks like a white line all the way down his leg-you can view it larger if you double click the picture.)

So, we wrapped him up, and my poor baby had to hang out in his crate for the rest of the evening so he wasn't running around on his hurt leg.

And to make the trip worse, my DF accidently wrapped his vetwrap too tight and Kipp's foot was swollen the next morning...

My little Dipper just layed in the tent and licked at his foot the entire morning.

But he cheered on his sister at the competition the next day and for her first time ever she won a gold medal and placed first in the novice division!! It was cute, Kipp walked over to the field with us when it was Rockstar's turn to go and he watched her compete and actually looked happy that she was doing so good. He would nudge her when she got back to the sidelines as if to say 'Good job sis, you kicked ass!'

Now it's my turn to start tagging!!! 6 victims.... Muah ah ah ahhhhh. I choose:


Kate and Bella

Qwill and Friends

Allie and Rusty

Ziva the Sar dog

Chesney and Tucker