Sunday, January 31, 2010

One never knows how a story will go...

A few years ago, a posted a story about a little dog named Hero. Just for a little refresher, you can link over to this post and this or this for the details. Upon hearing how handsome "Hero's" new owner was, daughter Reebs decided to follow up on the adoption, just to be sure the dog went to a good home and to say her goodbyes. She emailed the young man who gladly agreed to meet with her. She called me later to tell me that they spent 3 full hours together talking about more than just the dog! One meeting led to another and now the two shall become one..... Reebs and Cam have become engaged and will soon be married.

They are so happy and so are we. Cam is a great guy and will be a wonderful husband for my beautiful darling girl.
So here is Rex's (aka Hero) "new" family. He and Tilly get to romp and play together frequently which makes Tilly very happy!!

Here's Rex hanging out with us while we play board games. He's a cool little dude and I for one am glad that he jumped into our truck looking for a new home that day.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Downey for Sheriff!

Last night was the campaign kick off for Gus' bid at running for Sheriff of Humboldt County. Our wonderful campaign committee put together a fantastic night of free food, drinks and campaign speeches. Many well known Humboldt political dignitaries were in attendance as well as many friends and supporters from all areas of the county. We had a great turn out!

Name it and Claim it!!

Dressed for Success!

Undersheriff Mike Downey and current Sheriff Gary Philp

Undersheriff Downey and Eureka Mayor and 4th District Supervisor candidate Virginia Bass

Undersheriff Downey and Board of Supervisor Jimmy Smith

Former Board of Supervisor and upcoming candidate for County Assessor Johanna Rodoni

Undersheriff Mike Downey and all around good guy Rex Bohn

All of our children were able to attend to see their dad make a pitch for a vote, though one DIL didn't make it because she was sick and one future son in law who came after this photo was snapped!

Of course, every campaign MUST have a pitch for money, too!

Miss T is all for voting for G'pa for Sheriff!! Cute kids and kissing babies goes a long way in a campaign!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

For my Grandfather
by Reebs Downey

When I feel a cool breeze graze my skin, and play gently with my hair I think.
When I look at the blue sky, with birds flying high, I know.
These are the things we share.
Your eyes have seen these things and your skin felt this same breeze.
I am standing free.
You were in chains, with the weight of hatred scarring your body.
I am standing free.
You ate the food of nightmares, and still carry the effects.
I am standing free.
You felt the blow of hatred, and fascism.
I am standing free.
You watched as your friends fell, the victims of terrible horrors.
I am standing free.
You spent weeks in black misery with only your heartbeat to remind you that you were alive.
I am standing free.
Your eyes are forever scarred, the image of murder imprinted on the inside of your eyelids.
I am standing free.
It is these things we share, the blue of the sky, the same color over Germany.
A cool breeze, so free and unconfined, the same in a prison camp.
I am standing free.
Thank you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Downey campaign kick-off planned

Mike Downey

Undersheriff Mike Downey’s bid to become the next Humboldt County Sheriff will host a campaign fundraiser at the Wharfinger on January 29 from 5-8pm.

Downey will face DA investigator Mike Hislop at the polls.

Downey has the endorsement of outgoing Sheriff Gary Philp, who will retire after his current term expires. Humboldt County Supervisor Jimmy Smith has also endorsed Downey.

From the press release:

The event is free to the public. This casual evening provides an opportunity for members of the community to come out, meet Mike Downey and hear about his vision for the Sheriff’s Office.

Mike Downey is the Undersheriff for Humboldt County. He is the second in command with executive administrative authority over six divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Downey has worked in the Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, serving in nearly every division of the office and in every geographical area of the county.

For more information on Mike Downey and his campaign for Sheriff visit “Elect Mike Downey Humboldt County Sheriff” on Facebook.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sayulita 2010

While friends and family are back home in Humboldt picking up the pieces of a 6.5 earthquake, we are here in Mexico enjoying the sun and surf.

The town

Heading down to the local beach

Playa Patzquarto

We are glad to hear that everyone is fine back home, but sorry to hear of all of the clean up involved in an earthquake of this magnitude. For those of you struggling through the rubble, know that what we now experience is not all that is. For our present struggles are not to be compared with the glory that is before us.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Ranch on Salmon Creek

I figure instead of posting a whole new blog about what the family and I did yesterday, I could just link on over to my pals, TJ and Mark's blog to share the fun we all had New Year's Day. I know it's just flat out lazy and possibly even plagiarizing, but none less, here it is! I have added a few of my own photos here to fill in and add my own touch to the post! After all of that cow wranglin' we headed inside for mismosas and a rousing game of Tripoly!

A country boy at heart!!

My young 'uns!
the tres amigos

Thanks, friends, for offering such a warm welcome to a new year!!

Surveying the herds

Blue moon over SoHum

Friday, January 01, 2010

A New Decade

We had a wonderful celebration New Year's Eve with friends. With so much to anticipate this coming year, it was nice to be able to have fun and set
aside the demands for a while.

New year, new hair style!

Blessings to all this coming year. We have much to be grateful for because of the riches of God's blessings upon us, our families, and our country. Romans 5:5 says ... because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. I pray each and every one of us walks in that truth today and throughout the new year.