Tuesday, September 30, 2008

PC Unfriendly

The last two months I have sent out a lot of emails with spelling errors because my screen was giant and I couldn't see what I was doing. That dates back to me trying to speed up my computer by deleting unused files. The problem was I deleted my graphics file and my sound card driver, so not only could I not see anything, listening was off limits too. Luckily, I finally got mad enough last week that I spent an entire day defragmenting my computer and downloading various files that I needed from microsoft and dell. I am super proud of myself. When Jason first started managing in tech support he used to test my technical skills and I feel like I could totally pass for an agent in a call center after getting my pc back in order.

Just when I was feeling so great my printer got jammed. I tried everything to get it out and even thought of resorting to sticky traps to coach the paper out. Luckily, I happened to be complaining to my sister who recently had her own adventure with tweezers and popsicle sticks with her printer and she told me about a secret door in the back. My hand is scraped and bleeding, so it is about time someone told me about this magnificent door before one of my kids loses their hand trying to fish out paper for their mommy. I hope my shipping labels don't have traces of my dna on them from my hand being devoured in the printing tray.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Seriously So Blessed

Almost as much as a high score on Pac-man,
It really makes me happy to read this...


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Alpine Rodeo Grounds, Ponies of America Show

Last saturday, our family hung out at the horse show all day for the last time in 2008. The last show of the year! Ruthie even competed this time with a darling little pink scarf and cowgirl hat in the tiny tot division. Our family had a lot of fun getting Amber ready for the girls to ride. We washed and brushed her and banded her mane. Bekah and Naiya worked together to put some elastics in the tail in a very creative fashion, but they didn't pass Jordan's inspection and had to be removed just before the show!

The girls compete in horsemanship which is showing off the horse and also equitation which demonstrates their western riding skills. They also have a costume event where they try to dress up along with their horse. Rachel was a geisha/samaurai combo we invented. We had to go to the asian fish market to get decor for her horse and man the smell of the chickent feet and other delicacies were exciting to say the least! Bekah was a fairy with a unicorn and she would talk the judges ear off forever about her story that she made up to go with her costume.

We are so thankful to the Gardners especially Jordan for sharing Amber with our family. There is so much work that goes into training the girls and preparing the horses and we are so grateful for their generosity. We are glad so many of our family members were able to come and support the girls and watch them ride!