Rooster Cogburn’s Ostrich Farm

Another awesome day in Arizona. Saturday we went to the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm. It was great. Hand feed deer, mini-donkeys, Lorikeets, and of course ostrich. One of the highlights was when I was trying to get a close up photo of one of the ostrich, she thought it would be good to try to eat my entire camera, coming down with a big swoop, pecking at the glass while I was looking through the viewfinder. I just about jumped out of my shoes! It was a lot of fun, especially when we went fishing for ostrich. To accomplish this great task, we attached quartered oranges to fishing poles and tried had them go for it. It was great. Did I mention that to get there, we rode in a monster truck? 

What a place…

Family Pics… Bain Style.

Now, I have been part of the Bain family for a few years now. Every time we get the whole family together it is mess trying to get everyone happy, and the a good picture as a result.

We tried to change all of that this time.

 We took turns doing the framing, and I set up the camera on a tripod. I used a little remote that I picked up to trigger the camera on a three second delay. (Enough to hide the remote) I think that they turned out really well.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments…

Melissa Has Been Busy…

From her blog

I thought I should just mention that this has been a BIG week for me – Monday I went grocery shopping for the first time in a LONG time (2 hours and $200 later… yipee); yesterday I cleaned the kitchen, made dinner, baked 5 batches of cookies, AND folded 2 large loads of laundry; and today I blogged.  Watch out, productive world out there, here I come!

You go girl.

Melissa, spotlighted.

What a hottie...
What a hottie...

Melissa was spotlighted in R.S. this last week, and I wanted to share the note. She left it up on the bulletin board, which in my mind is something that is begging to be blogged. Following this notion, next is Jordan Duke’s wedding announcement, pics of Ty and Ashley, and lotsa pictures of Parker, Caleb, and Maren.

Before we get distracted, here is the profile.

Melissa Spurlock grew up in Fremont California in a family of four children, two younger sisters and a older brother. Melissa attended BYU and received her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. She considers finding such an amazing man who wanted to marry her in the temple one of her greatest accomplishments. She and Jake are expecting their first baby in February. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys cooking, gardening, the outdoors, and crafts, not scrapbooking though. She loves Spring (after it stops snowing), anything barbecued, Saturdays, her hairdryer, and her washing machine. One of Melissa’s favorite scents is her toilet bowl cleanser (Lysol Country scent). If she could wake up and do anything tomorrow she sould explore a tropical island with lots of pineapple and waterfalls (but no bugs or varmints). Melissa currently serves as a assistant secretary in the primary…

What a sweetheart. Some interesting stats:

  • We have now been married for 1274 days.
  • Or 3 years, 5 months, 25 days
  • Or 110,073,600 seconds
  • Or1,834,560 minutes
  • Or 30,576 hours
  • Or 182 weeks

My how the time has passed…

Phlogging Day 6: Something surreal…

I have to tell a story that is completely unrelated to either of the pictures below. Early this morning, around 3:10 actually, Melissa got up to go to the bathroom. (Side effect of being preggo I assume.) She tells me that every night when she does this, I usually stir in my sleep, roll over onto my back, and start snoring like I have a deep seeded need to wake the dead. On one other occasion, I rolled over and jumped out of bed. As soon as I did, I immediately came to the conclusion that I had been sleeping, and shouldn’t be standing. The only natural thing for me do as a result was to go to the bathroom.

Of course that makes sense.

This brings us to early this morning. I recall rolling over a few times, not able to fall back asleep, so I decided that logic ruled that I should probably make a trip the toilet. I got out of bed, quiet, so as to not wake Melissa. As I walked into the bathroom, calling out from the darkness, someone called, “Hi.” I did what any sane person would do when toilet starts talking, and reeled back and screamed like a girl. I shouldn’t say that I screamed like a girl, that would give this to much justice, I screamed as if the devil was dragging my soul to hell, and I was clutching what ever thread of life I could hold onto. 

Turns out, Melissa was already in the bathroom, and was casually announcing her occupancy to me before I tried to double up on the single toilet.

So, lesson learned, make sure your spouse is still in bed before you try to use the bathroom. The results could be catastrophic. 

Our Neighborhood
Power Lines

Wing Coop, Day 4: Phlogging

I was a little worried about getting these posted. Josh, Ben, and Nick came down and helped me work on the basement today. We stayed up pretty late, hence the late post. I hope the neighbors don’t hate us…

We had some lunch at the Wing Coop today, it was awesome. And, as is slowly becoming a trend, here is some food pictures.

Couple pics in black and white, Ben and Melissa.

I go on and on about how much I like shooting with my 50mm f1.8. It is a great little lens, and takes great pics. My dad doesn’t think it makes a difference, you tell me.