Saturday, December 26, 2009
Life is certainly difficult with a "Modern, Blended Family". In our case two of my husbands three sons live in Ohio and we see them occasionally between Sept and July each year. Last year Christmas for "The Boys" happened closer to Valentines Day than Christmas.
This year we get to celebrate Christmas and New Years all on the same day! We are anxiously waiting for their arrival. Emily loves her brother Charlie and will bring people who visit the house over to his picture and say "See, See, Charlie" and thanfully Charlie loves her right back! Merry Christmas, part two, to all of the modern families out there! Hope Santa's second run is as good as his first!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As a mother to a micro-preemie this is particuarly alarming.....I have three dogs and a few other furry critters. Do I now have to worry about them getting Emily sick? Emily has been vaccinated with the H1N1, however the vaccine was recalled because it wasn't strong enough!!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Our box went out but due to a "Rufus mis-hap" I had to re-make a good portion of the goodied inside! I left the box (about to be shipped) in our van which had the sliding door open. Didn't even think that Ru would climb up there to grab it. Usually Rufus waits for a lift into the van because his legs are weak. Apparently that was not the case when there's treats involved. Our SP's package was strewn over the lawn in shreds. Just imagine this.....me on my way to the post office and I see a tattered goody bag and the super pretty gift for our SP covered in mud!!!! Off to the basement I go to begin cutting blocks and sewing new SP gifties. I guess this all part of being owned by basset hounds. I love them but they can frustrate you to no end at times!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The hounds have enjoyed their summer, even if it has been a rainy one. Tyler and Hunny have discovered the bunnies that live in our yard and will spend hours trying to get them. Thankfully the bunnies are smarter than they are!
We have two wood piles in the back where the bunnies have made their homes. Tyler and Hunny know this and will shove their snouts in as far as they can go. While the noses are hidden the bunnies make their ways over to the second woodpile and make sure the dogs can see them just before they scoot inside! Tyler takes off to the other side of the yard, Hunny follows, bunnies go back to the other location. This takes place for hours and I get such a kick out of watching it.
I jsut wish I had some pictures or video of this crazy event! More to come when I can snap some stealthy pictures!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A huge thanks to Suzanne Fitch for caring so much for this hound! I don't know what I would do without him.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Emily's favorite resident in the house is my ancient cat, Devil Cat.
Devil is one of those cats who hates just about everyone. She tolerates Emily and all of the fur pulling, ear digging and tail chewing Emily can dish out with a calm expression. I think to myself, this is not the Devil Cat I know and love.....she's usually pretty quick to whip out the nails and dig in.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Last week Chuck cut away all of the old rotting floorboards and is now prepping the car for the new ones! Those arrived today from Mustangs Unlimited. We all hear horror stories about horrible Customer Service. That is absolutely not the case with this company. They know their products and have fantastic prices to boot! Parts were ordered on Saturday afternoon and arrived today.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ru's blood levels returned to a more normal level yesterday and after two days of IV fluids and mega doses of steroids he has returned to his couch to snooze with his friends.
I cannot thank all of you who prayed and from the basset world, sent drool, for Rufus you will never know how much it means to one family and their dogs.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
My year old daughter is sick and has been since Dec 22. Emily was a micro-preemie and we're always vigilant about keeping her away from other people who may be sick because her immunity is not what it should be. We didn't succeed this time. At 13 pounds and a year old this little girl cannot afford to stop eating for more than a day or two. Please pray that our little girl returns to normal soon.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Ok, so as I've said in the past my husband is a car nut. On Monday (Dec 29, 2008) we purchased a 1966 Mustang Coupe. Chuck has been outside in the crazy cold (7 degrees) just sitting in the car to hear it run for the last three days. I love him and I love Mustangs, but that is just CRAZY! As I sit here typing this he's revving the engine and probably pissing off a few neighbors too. I will not get into the neighbor situation today.....I will leave that for another time.
This has been my dream car since I was in high school and to have one sitting in my driveway is amazing to me because I never thought I would own one. Now begins the restoration or the money pit part of owning a classic! Yes the car runs and drives right now but if I know Chuck it won't be running for long. It will be in buckets, boxes and bags spread around the garage while he works on the exterior of the car.
We're now up to 6 cars on our property again and I'm sure we're breaking some rule somewhere. Maybe it's kinda like the kennel license I should have for dogs? More than 4 you need to make sure the government says it's ok???? Who knows. More to come as we being the resoration.