Sunday, August 29, 2010


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More dogs, seriously? might think that all I do is dogs... but the truth is that this weekend the majority of my time I did work with pictures of Vigo -- I finished a mini-scrapbook of him, and had fun looking and organizing all the pictures. This was one of my favorites...

Rob and I don't have Vigo this week -- we are missing him and can't wait to have the furry little friend back!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Vigo Photo Shoot Picture

We are so lucky to have such a calm puppy. Here is another photo from Vigo's photo shoot which I like... he even let me fold his paws to make him look like this. Awww, I love this little guy!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vigo the Model

I like taking pictures. And I love puppies :) So what better way to spend the rest of my weekend than taking pictures of puppies, especially mine!

I spent Sunday afternoon taking some snapshots of Vigo. I went to the fabric store and bought some fabric for backgrounds, and set up a little photo studio in our front room. Vigo was such a trooper! He was awesome and stayed still for most of the photos! This one is my favorite:

It is interesting how different angles make the colors look different. The photo below looks more like a "Glamour Shots" photo of Vigo. I might have to do some editing to see if I can bring out the blue in the background some day... there is so much to do!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Alberta Falls

We did another hike on Sunday. It was to beautiful Alberta Falls. Another beautiful day for a hike with family!


Estes Park has some neat beavers, and this time we got there early enough so there was light to take some pictures. They were very busy harvesting aspen leaves -- cutting down little trees. (and some big ones too)

Mmmm... aspen leaves. As soon as they got a branch, they would run with it on the grass and swim into the middle of the river.
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Estes Park

As the summer quickly draws to a close, Rob and I spent the weekend in Estes. We got up there Friday night to get ready for a big hike on Saturday morning. Then on Saturday morning my mom, dad, Rob, and I went up Trail Ridge Road to the Ute Trail. It was surprisingly cold on top...

For a few miles, it was flat -- we even gained about 400 feet in elevation.
But after that, it dropped straight down! It was down down down, not like the normal National Park trails with switchbacks, but it was an old Ute trail, so it just went straight down. I couldn't take my eyes off the trial unless I actually stopped.

Even though it was steep, it sure was pretty!
Blue Colorado Sky!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vigo's First Outing

Looking back, last weekend was actually pretty busy :)

We took Vigo on his first real outing, since he had his shots last week. We took him on a hike up to Devil's Backbone, an interesting rock structure. We wanted to do a longer hike, but we thought that since Vigo was so little, we might as well keep it short. This was a good short hike, and although the day started out cloudy, the clouds soon split and the sun came out. It even got a little hot!

Vigo did great! As you can see here, he is smiling so much he almost looks like he is yawning ;)

We brought lots of water for Vigo, but his tongue was out the entire time regardless of if he just had a drink.
What a beautiful Colorado day! And it is so nice Vigo isn't too big to hold yet!
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Defending the Caveman

Rob and I had another fun double date last weekend when we went with some friends, Bogdan and Irena to the dinner theater play, Defending the Caveman. It was a lot of fun, and it was great to get to dress up and go out! The play was not the traditional dinner theater event... it was a one man comedy show about the differences of the sexes. Pretty funny. I had wanted to see it in Vegas anyways, and so I was glad I got to see it here (and for less $$ I'm sure!)

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I know I haven't blogged in a long time -- where does the time go? So now I have to cover some lost time! Here it goes!

Last weekend we had some friends over for dinner... they told us all about their adventures geocaching (as well as all about their cool phone apps you can use to geocache). In looking at the phone app, we learned there was a geocache treasure about 500 yds from our house! And so off we went on our very first Geocaching adventure!

It was a lot harder than I thought. Perhaps that is because I was the only poor soul without a smart phone. Sarah, Dave, and Rob all used their nifty phones to direct them straight to this tree... I was left just using my imagination! (and of course taking pictures)

Rob and I had pretty much given up and assumed someone had since stolen the valuable treasure, but our friends Sarah and Dave didn't give up so easily. it was dark, but Sarah kept searching and finally found the treasure!

What a valuable treasure it was! It was filled with plastic rings. We signed the guestbook (small enough to fit in an advil container), and took nothing nor did we leave anything.

It was a fun adventure! perhaps one of many more...