Thursday, August 31, 2006

Here are some pictures of Sydney that we recently had taken. This is the first time she actually smiled for pictures at the portrait studio. The photographer like the bathtub one so much she entered it into a contest. We love our little cutie. By the way, if you want to see more pictures of this girl and be able to open them in a bigger size (printable size for the fam) go to this website: For Grandma and grandpa in particular, if you go to this website click on the picture you want to print, then click on the "all sizes" icon above the picture. After that there will be a "Download the Large Size" link on top that should allow you download the picture for printing.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm actually going to start posting again. I took Jim's advice and got my self a Wi-Fi card and now I have a decent connection speed.

So, last week I almost steped on a Garter Snake right in front of my apartment. What did I do? Well, I did what any boy would do, I went out and cought it. Then I found another one. I assume that they were just babies because their so small. My wife isn't too excited about the idea, BUT she didn't make me get rid of them. Now my animal collection consist of two fire belly toads, a fire belly newt, an African dwarf frog, and two baby garter snakes.

As some of you may know, Lindy's brother is serving a mission in Spain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We just got our weekly letter today. Apparently he got to play with monkeys on his p-day. How cool is that. Here's his little blip on that.

Well other than that P-Day was really cool today, because, 1) We left the country (sort of) we went to Gebrotar which technecally is British, and 2) (And most improtant of all) I got to play with wild monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was so cool, like I would just lean over a the monkeys would just hop onto my back. Only the smaller ones thougth because the big ones were mean and chased us. For those of you who are wondering Gebrotar is or I guess was one of the English strong holds during WWII So there are cannons there and everything. But what made it so hard to attack is that it is up on these huge cliffs. It was cool, except for the walk up there, I almost passed out, and then I had to buy water up there at the top and it was 2 Euros!!!! 2 Euros for a 10 oz bottle of water!!! But I must always remember that playing with monkeys was worth it.

Now why don't they let us play with the monkeys at Hogle zoo? Or maybe other animals like the bears or the lions or alligators? Probably its for our own good.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Back to school for one more year. I'm not exactly looking forward to school again. As my friend Ziek put it "I'm trunky to be out of school" Look, I'm approaching 30 and I still don't have an adult job, still in school. But alas! This is my final year, finally. (That was redundant). So, I have to admit that I'm envious of those that are done. I'm also house-envy, but I won't get started on that rant.