Monday, July 16, 2007

Red Dwarf - USA style

For all those Red Dwarf fans out there - prepare to laugh. I guess the USA tried to do a version of the British Red Dwarf and it's so funny! I guess there were two pilots...The Cat changes from the first to the second. Kryten is the same actor - why he agreed to do it, I don't know. Anyways have a lookse and see what you think. I just put the first parts of each different pilot on here, you can always look at the others on YouTube if you want.


The second one wouldn't go on my blog so I just put the link.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Birthday Bliss, Tractor Pull, Kiara and My Garden!


I've been very naughty and haven't blogged in FOREVER! Heaps of cool and exciting things have happened since I last blogged.. The weather is beautiful and warm - sometimes too warm. It's different because it's humid here...i'm enjoying it though. :-)

My BiRtHdAy!!!

I guess the most exciting thing is that I had my 19th birthday last week! It was one of the best birthday's ever! Seth surprised me a few weeks ago with an awesome birthday present...a 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV!! He like just drove home with it....and said "Happy Birthday Honey!" I was speechless...I was like "you can't be serious!". It was a fantastic and fun surprise.

My SUV is sooo pretty and in really good condition. It's black and is an automatic which is nice! It's really cool it has: automatic windows, CD player, electric seat adjustment, 4 cup holders, funky little lights like in an aeroplane that you can shine wherever you want, automatic 4WD, a really really roomy backseat and the backseat folds down, a large boot (truck), leather seats, tinted windows and other cool stuff..

Here are some pics...

Isn't it cool!!!
Anyways...on my actual birthday my sister-in-law, Jean, took me shopping to a horse shop because I was looking at getting a saddle. We didn't just find a saddle though, we got EVERYTHING I needed to ride a horse! Guess what colour most everything was??

So...we got
  • a 15" barrel saddle, it had been on a horse twice and it was heaps cheaper because of that! It fit's Beauty (the horse) fantastically!
  • a purple blanket
  • a head stall/bridle with awesome purple glittery diamonds
  • a bit
  • a breast plate that matches the head stall
  • purple riens
  • a belly feels so cool cause it's neopreen
  • a purple halter
  • a purple lead rope

Everything looks awesome and I love it!!

When we got home from our shopping trip Seth and I went for a ride! It was really really fun. I loved it! I can't wait to go riding again. After than we went to Seth's parent's house and had a cookout with hotdogs on sticks and smores...mmmm...chocolate! It was a great day!

TrAcToR pUlL

A few weeks ago Seth and I went to a tractor pull. It was cool. It's basically suped up cars and tractors pulling these huge weights as far as they can. I couldn't beleive the black smoke that came out of those things!!! We had some interesting guys in front of us....they all had a bit too much to drink by the end of the night. The tractors were soooooooooooo loud!!! I was so glad I took ear plugs...


Kia is going fantastically well - you can't even see the limp anymore. she looks a bit stiff in one leg but that's it! She's so silly and can be very naughty at times...hopefully she'll grow out of it! She's growing like a weed I can't beleive how big she is! Hopefully she continues to heal and will get completely better.

My GaRdEn

My Garden is growing like crazy! We have beans and peas ready. One of my tomatos is turning red and I have little tiny capsicums (peppers) and cucumbers growing. It's so cool to see it grow. I'll post some pics another day...I took pics a month or so ago but it's grown so much i'll need to take more so you can see how big it is... The corn Seth's parents are growing is taller than me!! Today I need to get my beans and peas ready to freeze because the other day we picked a 5 gallon bucket full of beans!

Anyways..that's all I can think of to post about. I'll try my very best to keep upto date! Love you all!

Friday, May 25, 2007

An Update!!

Sorry everyone for taking so long to let you know how everything is going!!

Things are going well I think. The way Kiara behaves you wouldn't even know she had broken her leg (apart from the limp). We decided to try and let the leg heal naturally - mainly because the surgery would have costed $2000-$3000. She seems to be doing really well - only she wants to run around and play like she did before. She gets around really well - she's even really really naughty sometimes and jumps on the lounge when we're not looking. I don't think she's in very much pain which is really good - she was given two different medications, she's off one and i don't think she'd be concerned if she went off the other. During the day she stays in her outside pen because she LOVES to be outside so she prefers that to her crate and it restricts her movements. I watch her sometimes - she's either sleeping or listening to the birds and other animals. The first few days after she broke it when she was inside everytime i'd let her out all she wanted to do is go on walks and lay ouside so she's been much happier spending the days outside. So everything is going great!

hmmm...what else... the garden is growing so well!! Everything looks fantastic. One the tomatos we have at our house has a little tomato on's so cute...i'll have to take a pic of it. It's very exciting...I check on it everyday to make sure it's ok. lol. The weather has been beautiful and warm, with lots of rain so everything is soooo GREEN!! It's sooo pretty.

I finally tried american Cadbury Chocolate! It's pretty good - not as good as the stuff at home but it's perfect to sastify my cravings.. mmmmm chocolate!! I rekon next time I come to visit I'm gonna bring heaps of lollies and chocolate home. lol. Stock up!!

Something else really of my friends from school, Ashlee is coming to visit in August! She is going to be working at a Summer Camp in Michigan so we're going to pick her up from camp when she's done. It'll be so cool. I'm totally excited!

Hmm that's about all I can think of right now... anyone that hasn't already seen it should go and check out an ultrasound of my neice/nephew on my sis-in-law Zarna's blog.


Monday, May 14, 2007

Bad News

On Sunday morning...just as we were about to leave for chuch our little kia landed badly and broke her back leg. Thankfully Heather (my sis-in-law) was here and she's a vet tech so she was able to help us decide what to do. We took her to the emergancy vet and they gave her some pain medications and took an x-ray detirmining that it was broken. We had hoped she'd just dislocated it...but oh well. The break is quite high so they're unable to put a cast or bandages on so we can either let it try and heal naturally or have surgery and have plates and pins put in. We will need to keep her movements to a minimum for about 8-12 weeks regardless of which way we go. She's in alot of pain but the meds help and she's kind of docile. She actually sits still when you pat her. Lol. Much worse things could have happened so we have LOTS to be thankful for!


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Videos of Kia


Pete's awesome video's of the kids inspired me to figure out how to post video's through you's actually very easy. So I took some videos of my beautiful Kia.

This first one is her sitting and then lying down on command. We're still working on it but she's getting pretty good.

The second one is Kia playing with her milk bottle...and me yabbering on in the background. She is such a silly puppy.

Enjoy...I shall have to post some more video's later...


And we're back in the game.......

We're back online!

We got a new computer a few days ago which is awesome! Its a compaq presario with vista. It doesn't seem to work too differently than XP which is nice. Its so good to have a computer and the internet again.

Hmmm...lets see what's been happening since I last blogged. The snow that we were having the last time I blogged melted in like 3 days which was nice and we have been having absolutely gorgeous weather. It's been sunny and warm. I have even worn a pair of shorts!!

Kiara is growing so much! She got desexed yesterday - it definately didn't slow her down...she is still as crazy as ever!! The info sheet we got said we need to limit her jumping, running etc... so far...we havn't managed to prevent that. She is wild. I can get her to sit and lay down on command so that's really really exciting. Now i'll have to focus on some other things. She is so heavy. I can't pick her up for more than like a minute...esp. if she squirms. Now that the weather is warmer she spends alot of time outside...she seems to enjoy that.

We are going to have a joint vegetable garden with Seth's parents at their house a short walk away. I am really excited to have fresh veggies. We are planning on growing...sugar snap peas, snow peas, green beans, cucumber, brocoli, cauliflower, capsicum and tomatos...and maybe some others...who knows. It'll be fun.

I have been going to work with Seth most days. I am trying to conquor my fear of heights and i'm slowly getting using being up on the long as it's not too tall. I just don't like getting near the edge. That's the scary bit....and getting up and down...but I am detirmined!

Not much else has been going on...just routine.

I've been tagged to do these here goes....

1. Four Places you have Lived:
I have only ever lived in two places...
Parkes, NSW, Australia and
Warrens, WI, USA

2. Four TV. shows I like to watch:
The Bachelor (I know I know it's sad...)

3. Four Places I have been on vacation:
California (Disneyland)
New Caledonia
Boona in QLD

4. Four of my favorite foods:
Cadbury Chocolate - anything Cadbury
Desserts and sweet things like pie, cake, muffins, cookies, golden balls, im making myself
Mum's potato bake

5. Four places I'd rather be right now:
Hmm...i dunno if places I'd rather be is a good description...cause that kind of implies that im not happy where I am...which isn't true...but....places that i think would be cool to be are...
In a rainforrest (minus the creepy bugs and leeches and stuff)
At a waterpark

6. Four people with Blogs that I am going to "Tag" for this:
and everyone else I know with blogs has either already done it or already been tagged... so i tag anyone who reads my blog who has a blog.

and I was also tagged to do this one....


The rules are:
1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays
5) List two deaths
6) One holiday or observance (if any)
7) Tag 5 other bloggers to complete

The 5th of July

Three Events

1687 - Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

1954 - Elvis Presley has his first commercial recording session. He sang That's All Right (Mama) and Blue Moon of Kentucky. Widely considered to be the birth of Rock and Roll.

1989 - The sitcom Seinfeld aired its first episode.

Two Birthdays

1950 - Huey Lewis, American musician

1996 - Dolly, first cloned mammal (d. 2003) she was a sheep

Two Deaths

1945 - John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)

2004 - Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)

One Holiday

Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).

Tag some people

I'm just gonna be lazy and tag anyone who reads this and hasn't done it.

It's good to be back!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Yes...We are alive!

Hey Everybody!!

Just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that we are still out there. Our computer is being evil and won't work for some reason. We tried reformatting it and it's still being subborn, so we haven't had a computer for about two weeks. My mother-in-law was kind enough to let me use her computer so I could check up on everything.

We finished maple syurping a few days after we started..and surprisingly we got quite a bit of syrup for the short time it ran. It tastes has a really nice smokey flavour to it - it's great! I'll have to post some pics once we get our computer back online.

Kia is going really well and growing like a weed. We are taking her to vet today to get her second puppy shot. She is such a sweetie...even when she tries to bite my hands off.

It is snowing today and looks like every bit of winter. It is blowing really really hard and there is a covering of snow on the ground. A few weeks back we had a weekend of GORGEOUS weather - like 26C - it was an awesome day to spend outside... and then it turned really really cold which was a shock to the system after that nice weather. Oh's just given us a taste of what's to come. I can't wait till summer!!

Tonight we have bible study, Seth and I have helping run a neighbouring church with the youth bible study. It's really awesome to be able to have the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.

Anyways...not sure when we'll officially be back online..but you'll know when we

Love to you all!