Thursday, July 23, 2009

Meet the Zebu

His name is Joe.

Tiff has tasked me with chore of writing this post. (She made inform you of this, because she doesn't want any credit for the content of what is written here. I'm not sure why, but consider yourself informed.)

This past week Tiff joined me on one of my overnight trips to Jackson Hole. It was a short layover, so there was no time to hike, run the river, or do any other outdoor excursion. However, while I was flying in, I noticed that there was an event going on at their fairgrounds. So that became our adventure for the night. It was turns out that this week is "Jackson Days" or whatever its called. So they have a rodeo all week, and the "City of Fun" Carnival was also setup there. (So, if you were wondering why Sp. Fork was jaded with some third-rate carnival this year, that would be because the elegant upper class citizens of Jackson Hole stole it from us.)

So Tiff and I ventured down to the fairgrounds to see what we could find. Turns out we just missed Pig Wrestling in the fairgrounds. (Which is too bad, because I have seen Tiff chase Bella and Berk around the house when they know its there bath time. And I am confident that she would have taken First Place, or at least Honorable Mention, if she would have competed.) But what we did find there was even better. I'm sure that you are going to think that it sounds boring. But let me assure you that this place was amazing, and I think that as a community we need to petition the city to add this to our Fiesta Days. This place was no ordinary petting zoo. It obviously had regular farm animals, but it had some of the craziest, yet friendly, animals....enter the Zebu.

Apparently, a Zebu is some massive scary exotic bull from Brazil. I am sure that Zebu means something in Portuguese, like "the bull of all bulls", or "it eats small children for breakfast". (feel free to enlighten us Riley). I am telling you this was one impressively mean looking Bull (lets just say that the size of his horns, make the other bulls from around here very jealous....if you know what I mean). I was quite apprehensive to approach this beast knowing that the only thing that separated him from us was a piece of thin-walled metal tubing. But after seeing some some 6-year old girl befriending him, I figured that I better grow a pair of horns and meet the thing. (Its like the rope swing, you just have to do it....right Milo).

So know, after meeting my new favorite animal. I am thinking of purchasing one of these Zebu's for the backyard. A sort of outdoor pet, if you will. I am sure that Kandas can open a non-profit fund that all of you can assist in donating to our new family mascot at Central Bank. If the Zebu, seems like a bit much I will settle for the donkey. The sign says he is nice, he seems a little pissed off, but I'm sure he is nice.

Tiff wanted me to add more pictures to the post. I guess that is all people really want to see anyway. So here they are for all of you non-readers.

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Husabnd and His Garden!

So.... I have not blogged for 5 months! Wow, what can I say I am not the best blogger. I am going to try to be better about it, but I don't really feel that there are that many interesting things that happen to us.

Ever since we have been married (almost 5 years), Matt has always really wanted to plant a garden. We have lived in our house for 3 summers now and this year, Matt got his wish! Not only did he plant a garden, he installed a "drip system" for watering it, and made a cute little picket fence to keep the dogs out. He is in the process of building a deck, but when you come to our house he doesn't want to show you the deck, he wants to show you the garden. He is really in LOVE with his garden!

It is getting really big and we are starting to get veggies out of it. We have not eaten too many of them, because if you come to our house, you will leave with veggies from "Matt's garden". He is really cute. He takes stuff over to the neighbors. I was joking with him the other day, telling him I didn't marry a version of my mom, or dad, I married a version of my grandpa. (My grandpa is notorious for growing a huge garden and taking the veggies all over town). It is really cute and I love how much he loves it. I took some pictures to share with everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Another great day in the life of a teacher. Today Edward came to our class!! All of my girls love Twilight and more importantly Edward!! One of the girls in my class is a little obsessed with Edward. She always puts Cullen at the end of her name, on every paper, she talks about him every day, and she even put a love note in her lunch box that said "take care of my heart, for I have left it with you-Edward" and then acted so surprised when she pulled it out. She is really cute! It reminds me a little bit of Jan Chamber's obession with Justin Timberlake! Anyway, today is her birthday and her friends came early to school and they had bought her a life-size Edward. She was so excited and it was adorable! What cute little friends.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Roommates!!

I have a baby living at my house!! Yes, it is true there is baby food in my pantry! It is really fun, especially since last night when Victory pooped really big, her momma took her and changed her! She is such a happy little girl. Nikki and Victory moved in a couple of weeks ago and it has be so much fun having them around. They just sold their house (amazing in this market) and they are in the middle of buying a new house. They will be with us until they get everything closed. Yea!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Congrats Matt!!

For quite a while (many years) Matt has been working on getting is A&P. This certifies him to work on airplanes. They obviously will not let just anyone work on an airplane, you have to pass some pretty intense tests. After passing the test he then had to go to Oklahoma City and work with some examiners to prove he knew what he was doing. I think we all agree that, whoever is working on the airplane you are going to fly on better know what they are doing!! He passed with "flying" colors and I am very proud of him. He is such a "go getter". I love that he is always learning and accomplishing goals that he has.


So.... I love my job! I often get asked why I chose to teach 6th grade. People ask me if the kids are bratty or scary, and I always tell anyone that asks, how much I love them! My kids are so cute and here is a great example. Today was our Science Fair and one of my cute little ones decided to play a joke on me (all of my kids know how much I LOVE Brien Regan and we reference it in class all of the time). She showed up late for school and told me that she had forgot it was the Science Fair. Then she pulled out from behind her back a "kup a dert"! I started laughing my head off and immediately went to show the other teacher, who also loves Brian Regan. She is a cutie and it totally made my day! Here are some pictures of her "Science Fair Project".
Here is her real project!