Saturday, May 30, 2009

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Byers

Kristen & Jose tied the knot today! May 30th is a special day in our family as it was also what would of been my grandparents 56th wedding anniversary. The wedding was by far the most true & honest ceremony I've ever been to. Congrats Kristen & Jose! I'm happy to call Jose & his sons part of my family now.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Backpacker Magazine

Christopher & Schuck Handsome took off for Boulder, Colorado today where Chris will complete his internship requirements with Backpacker Magazine! Look for his name & work to be printed worldwide all summer long in the magazine. You can also check out their website at . Good luck & have fun Christopher! We're all so very proud of you.
Take care of him for me Handsome!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

8 Weeks

Boscarelli is 8 weeks old and will be coming home to me in just 2 more weeks! He has his ears done this week & must wait till his stitches come out before he can fly, hence why I am not getting him at exactly 8 weeks old.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Into the Wild

Just got back from an overnight camping/climbing trip w/ Christopher, Cameron, & Kelly (she made it safe and sound to Montana & will be living w/ me for the rest of the year!!!). I finally got to use the new Kelty backpack that Chris got me for Christmas. Everyone had their own packs, including the dogs. Although the night was cold enough to leave behind a layer of frost, the trip overall was a good time to skip out on the city lights and enter into the wild for a real way to spend a night out w/ good friends, the pups, a campfire, and nothing over your head but tall timbers and billions of stars.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Congrats Grads

Christopher & Cameron are college graduates as of commencement last Saturday. Just wanted to put a quick shout out saying how proud of them I am as well as to say congrats & goodluck!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Van Buren

A few weeks ago, while driving down Van Buren, Christopher, Cameron, & I picked up an unusual hitch hiker. After spending the evening knocking on doors in the neighborhood to see if we could find the little ferrets owners. With no luck we took her in & posted signs around the Rattlesnake. Still with no luck, we decided it was time to take the little girl to the vets and get her checked up. I learned a lot about her in that little check up, she is an older female originally from upstate New York. So in my house of craziness now resides Van Buren, our little runaway ferret.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

6 Weeks

The pups are not 6 weeks old. Yesterday I picked out which of the puppies was to be Boscarelli so from here on out, I will no longer be posting pictures of all the puppies every week. Since I am having his ears cropped by the breeder's vet, he cannot fly until her is approx. 10 weeks old and will therefore not be arriving in Missoula till June 7th. Isn't he adorable?

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Meet Boscarelli

Ladies and Gentleman, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the official Boscarelli, previously known as the burgundy puppy. He will be in Missoula on June 7th and then be prepared for the pictures to flow like water.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Bear Drive

Last week the groomers where I work were telling me stories of what they refer to as Bear Drives. Bear Drives are several hour drives that they take into the wilderness of the Flathead Indian Reservation, which is just north of Missoula. They've been doing these for years and have perfected a route in the mountains in which they almost always see at least one bear. Lucky for us, we saw a grouse, some deer, elk, and 2 bear - 1 black bear & 1 cinnamon bear. The black bear was too quick to take a picture of, but the little cinnamon bear was quite a character to take pictures of.
What a bear claw does to a tree.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Week 5

The puppies are yet another week older. They are growing right on schedule. Next Sunday I will know exactly which puppy will be mine! He will arrive here around the 6th or 7th of June.