Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hair Cut

Today, Halloween, Guinness got his winter hair cut. He hates going to the groomers, but he was really getting pretty shaggy.

The real miracle though, when I went to pick him up, I asked if he had bitten anyone (only half joking - I'm so afraid he is going to do that one day) and they said no - he was really well behaved. I thought - huuh, that's funny. Guinness is never really well behaved... So I paid the girl and she went to get Guinness. She brought him back with a toy and a couple greenies - gifts from the groomer, who said that Guinness was the best Scottie she'd ever groomed! Wonders never cease... They also put a cute little pumpkin bandana on him. I guess he got a costume for Halloween after all...

Before - so shaggy you can barely see his eyes
After - I think he's saying "Why'd you do this to me?!"
The new toy - a squeeky star

Monday, October 29, 2007

Youth Halloween Party

Friday the 26th we had our youth group Halloween party. It was a big hit. I made all sorts of treats for the kids, including Tacos - which are apparently the new pizza.
We had a costume contest, and "Jimi Hendrix" was our winner. Sam got really into it, and painted his whole face, neck and hands. Luckily when I saw him again Sunday it had all washed off...

Dani (on the right) won second place for her costume. you can't see in the picture, but she even had wings!
The caramel apples were also a big hit, although a bit messy to eat...
And we played the mummy toilet paper game. For some reason the kids all started with wrapping their mummy's faces...
I love this spooky halloween like photo - Dave isn't really this pale, I just spookified the pic in photoshop.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

1st Snow - October 7th

I don't think we set any records - but it sure feels like an early snow... Woke this morning to about 1/2 inch of fresh powder! It's pretty, and really not that cold out, so it's nice. Chris got 2 calls on his sled today too - coincidence? I think not...

Guinnes loves the snow - he likes to eat it, and rub his face in it, and roll around in it... He was putting on quite the show for us today, running around in the snow. He loves winter. If we all had thick fur coats like him, we'd probably love it more too... Although when I first got up to let him out this morning, he growled at the window- I guess he didn't recognize what it was until he got out there in it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fall Colors

It's fall in Alaska - and when it's not raining, it's really quite pretty. Of course, it's a short season here, so we have to enjoy it. The snow will be here so soon... It's already creeping down the mountains! But here are a few shots I took of some of our lovely colors. I love the bright yellow against the blue sky!

Monday, October 1, 2007

September Retreat

Sara and I went on a great retreat this past weekend. The camp was a few miles north of Wasilla, on Beverly Lake. The leaves were all brilliant yellow - and it was a beautiful day Saturday. We paddle-boated around the lake, and had a wonderful time relaxing and hanging out with other ladies from our church.