Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wishing everyone a
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


My Dad seems to complain a lot when I don't put up pictures of the grandchildren I've given him so I thought I had better get up a picture of them for him to enjoy. Enjoy Daddio :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GrizBug aka Karley Jane

Today my niece, Karley Jane, joined the world. I don't have stats on her yet but both Kristen & GrizBug are going great! Congrats to not only Kristen & Jose but also to new big brothers Bub & Cameron! Can't wait to see/meet everyone!

UPDATE 11/13/09:

Karley Jane Byers entered the world on 11/12/2009 @ 10:18pm.

She weighted in at 7 lb 2 oz and was 19 inches long.

Mill Creek Trail to Mill Creek Falls

We're starting to see a fair amount of snow up in the mountains so Kristin & I are having to sit down each week and strategically plan our our hikes. We plan a hike higher up for good weather as well as one a little lower for bad weather.
The Mill Creek Trail follows along side the rushing Mill Creek continuously to the Mill Creek Falls, with soaring canyon walls towering over the trail.We stopped along the trail at a 60-foot waterfall and swimming hole at the base of the falls.
Would just like to say good luck to my sister Kristen & her hubby Jose as they are in the hospital right now as Kristen is giving birth any time now!

Monday, November 09, 2009


I've been working with a malamute breeder and her puppies in one of my puppy preschool classes. It's been a different class setting working with these puppies but fun none the less. I just thought I'd share some of the picture's taken during the class b/c they're so fuzzy and freaking adorable.
These are 10 and 11 week old malamute puppies. Don't let their cuteness fool you tho, they weigh about 35 lbs already & are quite a hand full! Please contact a professional before adding a new puppy to your home to make sure you get the right fit for your lifestyle and your family!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Official Junior Blue Goose Ranger

One of my friend's from high school was flying into Denver, CO to visit one of her friends from college. Seeing as how she had traveled so far, and was so close, there was no way that I could not see her while she was out west. Denver is a 12 hour drive from Missoula so we decided on a destination that would bring us half way, Jackson Hole, WY.

After driving all day Friday I finally met up w/ Karina & her friend Anne at the hotel. We spent Friday night sight seeing the town (it was both Anne & Karina's first time in Jackson) & making friends w/ some of the locals.
We found that most of the road through Teton National Park was closed on Saturday, but admission was free so we decided to go in as far as we could and just hike around a little bit.
Since Teton Park was closed we decided to stop at a range station in Jackson before heading up to Yellowstone. We were told there that both the parks close the first week in November (we just missed it!) but were asked if we wanted to earn our Junior Blue Goose Ranger Badges. I couldn't pass up this opportunity so we set off throughout the ranger station to answer the questions on the test. We passed!
Our next mission was to find a moose for Anne. We did her one better, after driving around for about an hour, we found two!
I was sad to say goodbye to Karina & Anne, but all good times must come to an end. Enjoy the rest of your trip Karina, I'll see you next time I'm back east!