Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa Paws is coming to town!

Twas the True Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a spouse;

The stocking was wet in the washer without pair,

In hopes that St. Chipolas soon would be there;

Jake and Katy were nestled all snug in their bed,

After work they passed out, close to flat dead.

And Katy in her camisol, and I in my G’s,

Had just settled down for a few sweet zzz’s,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what’s the matter.

Away to the window I crawled like a slug,

To check for prank kids, or maybe a thug.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

A pack of small dogs, all licking their rear.

With bone in paw, licking his lip,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Chip.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he barked, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Dakota! now, Bear! now, Reeses and Einstein!

On, Jax! on Champ! on, Eddie and Lexi!

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of Bones, and St. Chipolas too.

As I facebooked and blogged with no one around,

Through the dog door St. Chipolas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his paw,

The cutest little Santa you ever saw;

A bundle of chew toys he had flung on his back,

Drooling and sniffing, looking for a snack

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a blackberry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up with a glow,

As he saw the cookies, he knew right where to go;

A wink of his eye and he flew like the wind,

On the couch, on the table, my mind it did spin;

He barked not a sound, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

He wanted to leave a mark that he’d been

But to leave that on the tree would be a sin.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a big “Woof”!,

And away they all flew right off of the roof.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cavorting for Cavities

I'm sure you're just "dying" to know what we did for Halloween this year! We did the old fogey thing and stayed home and passed out candy to the tots. We did toy with the idea to dress up Chip as a "Buffalo Chip" as seen below and collect candy for ourselves, but we opted not to. As usual we had to have had at least 10,000 trick or treaters. It was fun seeing all the miniature characters come to our door. Strangely enough, no one dressed up as Chunk from goonies! What's the world coming to?

Saturday night we attended a Murder Mystery Dinner put on by our good friends Mike and Alisa Dayhuff. They did a superb job and the night was very memorable. We were assigned to come as different Hollywood characters. Katy was Marilyn Monroe and I was Groucho Marx. Also in attendance were Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Bing Crosby and about 30 others!

Elmer Fudd'n it

Last weekend I went Hunting for the mighty buck with my Pa and Bro Evan near Strawberry Reservoir. Although the mighty buck eluded our primitive hunting instincts and skills yet again this year, we will be back, I assure you mighty buck, we will be back....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

This is what it's all about

A few weeks back we went up to American Fork Canyon and had ourselves a family cookout with the Lambson family (and Kaitlynn). It was alot of fun and a good chance to kick back with our great family. We did manage to not get rained on this year, and everyone came out of it with functioning limbs and sensory organs, it went well.

Chester Copperpot

I don't know about you but I'm a true blue Goonie. Ask me sometime to show you the truffle shuffle. We went up to Kennecott a few weeks ago as my Dad's Mill department was celebrating a 20 year anniversary. Whenever I visit Kennecott I always seem to think of Chester Copperpot, the lost treasure hunter, as seen on the Goonies film. They really don't have much in common except the word copper, but I always hoped that perhaps pirates had stashed all that treasure they find up thar in them hills. We had a good time as they provided a very nice lunch and a fun tour of the Mill at Kennecott. If you ever have the chance, definitely take it.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Color Me Crazy

We took a little drive around the Nebo Loop last Saturday. The colors are great, if you haven't done this loop, it's a great time to go right now! Make sure you hike the Grotto Trail!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Alpine Loopy

It's amazing how a little weekend drive can lengthen your weekend. (Or at least how long it feels) We did the Alpine Loop. Temps were super comfortable. There was a magical medium that rarely shows it's gleeful face where both Katy and Jake are happy with their ambient surroundings, during the loop we found one. We took a hike on the South Fork Little Deer Creek Trail. Whoever named that trail needs to brush up on their run-on noun rule book.

We also stopped at a few really nice parks that line the Provo river at the mouth of Provo Canyon.