S: 2008 - 2009
FC: Flowers in the desert. | 2008 - 2009
1: 2008 and 2009 The years that take us from Michigan to Utah, from single to engaged, and many adventures besides.
3: Mackinac Island July 2008
4: Lucky Dogs | July 2008
6: Moving Week | July/ August 2008
8: Our New Home
10: After much debate we bought Willow this giant ball that we knew she'd love. We hoped it would last more than 30 seconds, but she did enjoy it.
13: Halloween | Jacquelyn's Visit
14: Chapel and Willow in their first dog show. Las Vegas, November 2008. | Jason's reading at CEU.
15: Our idea of replacing our terrible floor turned into a much bigger project than we expected. | Before | After
16: Jason and Chapel (and Willow) spent Christmas apart, in Vegas and Michigan. Vegas had the first big snow storm in years which made it a little stressful to fly with Willow from there to Michigan. Willow didn't like the plane.
17: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
18: Our summer 2009 trip took us back to Michigan, but we went to Colorado Springs first and competed in a dog show there. Brian Feeney had just moved there and so we met up with him and got to see some of the beautiful area. Then we spent a couple weeks in Michigan where we got to meet Henry, Nancy and Glenn's son and Gabriel Feffer. Then we drove to Iowa City where we competed in another dog show and stayed with Greg Delzer.
21: Larry, Maureen, and Autumn Massie played Bocce Ball with us at Scott's house in Allegan. Steve and Gabe Feffer at Waterstreet Coffee Shop.
23: Saugatuck, Michigan Scott, Jason, Chapel, Zola, Loki, and Willow.
24: The Crow's Nest
25: When we arrived in Iowa City it was in the middle of a torrential downpour. The night before we left there were tornado sirens going off and the next morning there was a heat index warning. But we had an amazing time anyway. Jason did a reading at Greg's store and we got to see a lot of the city where Chapel's parents first met.
26: San Rafel Swell | August 2009 | Jennifer Truschka
27: Barb Benson took us on a tour of the San Rafel area when Michael, Laura, Scott, and Kim were in town visiting. | Castle Dale | Buckhorn Panel
28: Chapel and Jacquelyn drove to California in November 2009 to visit Michael and Megan. | Torrey Pines Park, San Diego
30: Provo, Utah, where we spend a lot of time, is a very strange place. The Flirty Aprons store is in the Provo Mall. The Theather Exit sign marks the back doors to the Cinemark Movie theater. Jason got his PHD this fall. | Home Sweet Home
31: Fall 2009 | Larry, Will, and Erin Severeid
33: We got engaged! Jason proposed on the day after Thanksgiving in the Suncoast Casino's arcade. Then Pat and Tina went back with us the next day to get pictures.
34: Price, UT
35: Allegan, Michigan
36: Kalamazoo, MI
37: Happy Holidays