Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

Every morning I wake up, a lot of the stuffing has come out of my bed. I don't know how, but there is a big tear along the edge and it appears it has been chewed on. So, for my first Christmas, I would like a new bed.

In another month, I will be turning 1. Over the past 11 months I feel that I have been a good puppy. I know you have been watching me and also know that I have only chewed and destroyed a few items...including my Mom's favorite shirt that I pulled out of the laundry basket. But in my defense, my Dad left me unattended in the laundry room for over an hour.

I also chewed on several toys belonging to; Fischer, Tucker, Carson, Finn...and a few others. Nothing major, toys like a Frisbee and some matchbox cars, all easily replaced. Maybe you could bring the kids a few toys to replace the ones I chewed.

Two weeks ago, my Dad left me in the truck and I found these really cool looking feathers stuck into the center console. Lots of fun to play with until the sharp end pierced my tongue. Dad wasn't too happy about that and kept murmuring that he better not have to take me to the vet to remove any hooks I swallowed. Oh well, he didn't seem to be as mad as when he came home and I had chewed the leather off one of his hunting boots. Maybe you could bring him a new pair when you bring my new bed.

I'll leave some treats for you by my kennel door...seems that is where I have to sleep now.

Your friend,


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Bull Elk Hyalite View Estates Bozeman Montana

Bull elk and a few cow elk on our property in Bozeman Montana!!! Pretty cool.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gift of Food in Bozeman Montana 2010

Today several of us got together to collect food throughout a Bozeman neighborhood. We set out approx 120 bags on Thursday for people to fill up with can goods, food etc.
This morning we loaded up 2 trucks worth of food for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank in Bozeman Montana. Thanks to Mary Suit, Lloyd Mandeville, Karen & Ed Thomes, Heidi Parks, Mary Pat and Fischer for helping pick up food this morning from all our wonderful neighbors! To find out more about The Gift of Food, check out:

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Montana State University Bobcats Horizon Air
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Horizon Air flies in the MSU Bobcat plane. MSU's president Cruzado and Champ checking out the new plane at Gallatin Field Airport, Montana
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Big Sky Conference - MSU, EWU Earn Playoff Seeds

The Big Sky Conference - MSU, EWU Earn Playoff Seeds

2010 Playoff Bracket
Big Sky Conference teams Montana State and Eastern Washington both earned seeds in the 2010 Division I playoffs.
The 20-team field was announced on Sunday morning. Montana State (9-2) earned the No. 4 seed. Eastern Washington (9-2) is the No. 5 seed. Both squads won't play until the second round on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Montana State, which earned the Big Sky's automatic bid, will play the winner of the first-round game between Robert Morris (8-2) and North Dakota State (7-4). Robert Morris earned the automatic bid from the Northeast Conference. North Dakota State earned an at-large bid out of the Missouri Valley.
Eastern Washington, which earned an at-large bid, will play Southeast Missouri State (9-2) of the Ohio Valley Conference on Dec. 4. Southeast Missouri State earned an automatic bid.
Appalachian State (9-2) earned the No. 1 overall seed. William & Mary (8-3) is the No. 2 seed. Delaware (9-3) is the No. 3 seed.
Montana was not selected for the playoff field, ending the Grizzlies' record streak of 17 straight playoff appearances. The Grizzlies fell 21-16 to Montana State on Saturday, ending a 23-game home winning streak. Montana finished 7-4, but had just six Division I wins on its resume.
Montana State is in the playoff field for the first time since 2006, and the fifth time overall. The Bobcats won the 1984 National Championship. The Bobcats' last playoff win came in 2006 when they beat Furman in Bozeman in a first-round game.
Rob Ash's Bobcats closed the the regular season with four straight victories. MSU's losses this season came by one point to Washington State and to Northern Arizona.
Montana State is ranked sixth in the final regular season Sports Network/ Top 25.
Beau Baldwin's Eastern Washington Eagles are making their second straight playoff appearance. EWU lost at Stephen F. Austin in a first-round game in 2009. In 2004, Eastern Washington upset No. 1 seed Southern Illinois on the road. In 2007, the Eagles upset McNeese State in a first-round game.
Eastern Washington finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the Sports Network/ top 25. The Eagles, who beat Idaho State 34-7 on Saturday, enter the playoffs having won seven straight games. The Eagles went 5-0 on their new red turf during the regular season.
Eastern Washington will be making its eighth playoff appearance, and seventh as a member of the Big Sky Conference. Since 2004, EWU has qualified for the playoffs five times.
If Eastern Washington and Montana State both win on Dec. 4, the teams would meet in the quarterfinals in Bozeman on Dec. 11.
The national championship game is Friday, Jan. 6, in Frisco, Texas.


November 27 at Conway, S.C.
Western Illinois (7-4) at Coastal Carolina (6-5)

November 27 at Fargo, N.D.
Robert Morris (8-2) at North Dakota State (7-4)

November 27 at Cedar Falls, Iowa
Lehigh (9-2) at Northern Iowa (7-4)

November 27 at Statesboro, Georgia
South Carolina State (9-2) at Georgia Southern (7-4)


December 4 at Boone, North Carolina, Noon (ET)
Western Illinois/Coastal Carolina winner at #1 Appalachian State (9-2)

December 4 at Nacogdoches, Texas, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Villanova (7-4) at Stephen F. Austin (9-2)

December 4 at Cheney, Washington
Southeast Missouri State (9-2) at #5 Eastern Washington (9-2)

December 4 at Bozeman, Montana, 2 p.m. (ET)
Robert Morris/North Dakota State winner at #4 Montana State (9-2)

December 4 at Newark, Delaware
Lehigh/Northern Iowa winner at #3 Delaware (9-2)

December 4 at Daytona Beach, Florida
New Hampshire (7-4) at Bethune-Cookman (10-1)

December 4 at Jacksonville, Alabama, Noon (ET)
Wofford (9-2) at Jacksonville State (9-2)

December 4 at Williamsburg, Virginia
South Carolina St./Georgia Southern winner at #2 William and Mary (8-3)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Africa Hot!

We coined a new term...I'm sure it hasn't been said before; Africa Hot; meaning hot, really hot, profusely the best thing to do was to try and cover up all your skin.
Here, Chris tries the new fish gangster look...I think he looks alot better this way!
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riding in the boats

Here are a couple photos where I spin the zoom when I take the photo...give it a motion/blur affect.
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Africa sunset

Sunset in Africa
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Tiger teeth

Check out the teeth on Tiger fish...they get bigger!
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10 pound Tiger

Jeff gets a good one. The fishing has been slow the first day, but Keith puts Jeff into some great spots and it pays off.
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Quick release

Jeff releases his fish so he can get back to hooking into a bigger fish.
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Jeff hooks up as well!

Jeff hooks into a fish...Keith points out the fish chasing his fly.
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