June 26, 2010

Give the Dog a Bone!

My good friend Taylor and her husband got a labradoodle that they named Stella.  Now Stella is a goofy looking dog with an even goofier personality- yet something about her makes her extremely lovable and cute.

Meet Stella:
in socks....
Today is Stella's 1 year birthday and what better reason to have a party!  So Taylor and Travis are throwing a "birthday" party for Stella which is just an excuse to have everyone else over too.  So in honor of her birthday, I created her a little present or two.

Homemade doggy treats and a bandana (Stella loves to wear them).
I haven't tested the treats out on a dog yet so hopefully she'll like them!
Super easy to make for all you dog owners out there!

June 18, 2010

Nothing like a little delay of game!

I have played softball now for over 4 years and absolutely love it.  Now, from time to time we've had delays in games because of players not showing up on time, rain, injuries.  Nothing beat Mondays game delay though...

A little ol' black bear wandered onto the field to eat some grass.  He really could have cared a less about us playing, he was much more interested in what he was chomping on.  So, after about 15 minutes, we decided to just keep on playing.  Granted, he was on the outside of the fence so we felt pretty secure.
Still pretty cool though.

June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Fun, Food, Fire, Friends and Flowers!

This Memorial Day weekend was one for the record books- literally!  Anchorage set a record high of 75 degrees and we were sure feeling the heat on our weekend camping trip!
We camped out at the Eagle River Nature Center (http://www.ernc.org/) yurt.  This is the 3rd year we've done it and we absolutely love it out there.  We saw lots of bear scat but no bears unfortunately.

Here are just a few random photos I took of this glorious weekend!!

After a successful camping trip I came home and spent two days planting flowers around my house. Whew what a lot of work!!  Pulling weeds, taking out rocks and tree roots, tilling, planting.. my back is killing me but it looks so nice!!~

The green rows are flower carpets.. they are basically hundreds of different wildflower seeds. We'll see if they come up!

Zoe spent the day snoozing in the dandelions (that have tripled in the course of two days)