Monday, June 27, 2011

Best in Show

The Missoula Dog Show has come & gone & I have once again been left exhausted in it’s wake. This year I was appointed Chief Ring Steward on top of my usual duties of Grounds Crew.  This was actually a nicer position for me once the show started since I was able to walk around for a bit & enjoy some of the show as well as the people in it. I’m always a little depressed when everyone packs up & heads out of town but look forward to seeing them all again next year.

Dogo Argentino

Shetland Sheepdogs

Afghan Hound

9 week old Afghan Hound (omg! Omg! Omg! I want one!!!)

Smooth Collie

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Boise & Back

As a member of the Five Valley Kennel Club & an extreme dog lover I am always excited when June rolls around. It means that the Missoula Dog Show is right around the corner. Not only am I Chief Ring Steward this year, but I am also a part of the Grounds Crew in charge of setting up the entire show in the days before. Some of our power cables and converter boxes for the RVs weren’t going to make it in in time so I volunteered to drive to Boise, ID for our goods.

So my faithful road-tripping partner, Boscarelli, & myself hit the road for another adventure.
This one much shorter (we made it down & back in just 2 days) but still beautiful & enjoyable. This country is so beautiful & I am so happy that I’ve been able to travel what I have. Enjoy the pics! Xoxo.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Home Brew

Like every other human being out there, Bryce has dreams. He dreams of something bigger & better. But what sets Bryce's dreams apart from everyone else dreams is that his taste really, really good.

So a few weeks ago Bryce started to teach me the skills of home brewing as we set out to make our very first beer together. Tonight it was finally ready to bottle so as Bryce filled the bottles I did my part in capping them.

In 21 days we'll finally get to taste the results of weeks of work, but I fully look forward to it.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


"Warning: Montana is addictive. Once you’ve gotten drunk on her soul-soothing nectar – a signature blend of wild beauty, passionate patriotism and new-age sex appeal – there is no way you won’t return for a seconds.

Called the ‘Live and Let Live’ state, Montana is a beautiful amalgamation of big skies, big bear and big rivers, made for fly-fishing (or Robert Redford movie sets). It’s a wild, untamed state, where even the biggest tourist attractions, Glacier and Flathead Lake, never feel crowded."

My job hunt has ended & as the stress releases from my body I am once again reminded on a daily basis why I have fallen in love with such a place as Montana (& the whole north west). The world sits at my fingertips waiting for me to come play in it again.

Life is good & I have much to be thankful for.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flooding on the Clark Fork

Although Missoula seems to have been spared on this go-round, the melting of the deep snow pack in the mountains combined with heavier than normal spring rains has brought the Clark Fork river dangerously close to it's breaking point as it runs through Missoula.