Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oh, what a Time in OH!

We had a wonderful time at the CWCCA Nationals in Huron OH. It was COLD...especially compared to the South, which had almost no winter this year. We arrived Tuesday in time for the Megan...then Wed AM was sweeps time and our sweet Diamond was first place in 12-15 sweeps! Her sister TJ was fourth in sweeps, and her brother Cody was 3rd in Sweeps in 12-15 boys. Special thanks to Cheryl Mika for handling Diamond (and making her behave!) and Laura Prosser for handling Norm in The Megan and BOB!
Diamond with first place in 12-15 sweeps!

Cody, TJ, and Diamond in a photo.

Sweet Sarah and the ever-happy Norman!
We just enjoyed the show on thursday, then friday was regular class bitches. Diamond won a fourth place ribbon from the 12-15mo class. We were so thrilled! Then,,,it was Sarah's turn on Saturday for her Junior Showmanship debut. She did great and enjoyed every minute of it and she got a big 2nd place ribbon to show her classmates!  We framed all the ribbons so the girls could take them to school:
When we left Huron it was spitting sleet, and when we arrived home Sunday it was almost 90 degrees. It was good to meet old and new friends....a good time, indeed.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Diamond! (and other roving news)

Happy Birthday Diamond! She was 1yr old on Feb 20, and she was pretty -much being born the same day Norm finished his Championship.

We all had a good time at the party and Norman loves wearing a party hat!

We now are the proud owners of  a 1982 Airstream 280 Motorhome! . We had to close our inflatable business and Frank is working in Nashville during the week for an architectural firm and living in the Airstream. I am staying here with dogs, kids, and elderly parents (MIL in basement, mine next door). I think our Airstream looks a lot like the one NASA used since 1985 for the Shuttle Astronauts' transport: (but we have nice blue awnings)

 I fell in love with the Airstream in about 1975 o a class field trip to Huntsville Space Center where the original Mobile Quarantine Facility was on Display:
Now they have moved it to somewhere near DC , so they replaced it with the Apollo 12 one. Not as cool.

And then , of course on Feb 20th...NASA celebrated its 50th Anniv of John Glenn's orbital I guess Feb 20 was a big day for everybody (especially for John Glenn who still alive at 90 to enjoy it all)

So there you have it: dogs...Airstreams....NASA...all tied together somehow. Kinda weird, huh?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Time Flies : Happy 2yr Anniv Norman!

This is what he looked like the day he came home at about 4 months old.

Laura says goodbye to her sweet boy!

He seemed really BIG. HE seems alot BIGGER now!

We got Mr. Norman 2yrs ago on MLK Day! How time flies! In other news, we are shopping for an Airstream for Frank to live in since he is working in Nashville now....I think an Airstream could be VERY useful for (ahem!) other things too. We have been looking at fixing up an older one....not much luck at finding a decent one so far....but Diamond found a boat she REALLY LIKED on Saturday in Albany, GA!