Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a quick second and tell you all how grateful I am that you are in our lives. Everyone of you make up the threads that I call my life. I am so grateful for so many things right now and I just wanted to take a second to let you know how much we love and appreciate all of you that are a part of our lives.

I hope that this day finds you grateful too. It's so easy to get caught up with the things in our lives that we aren't very thankful for. I hope that today, of all days, we can put those thoughts out of our minds and remember all that we have to be thankful for. Even our every breath.

Now go eat!

Friday, November 7, 2008


There have been several times in our marriage that we've "upgraded" something. For example:

We used to drive one of these:

Now we drive one of these:

We used to live in a small house and then we bought a much larger house and then we bought a smaller house and now we're in a bigger house. But I digress.

We used to have a table this size:

Now we have a table this size:

OK, so it's not THAT big, but you get my point.

Well, we decided that we have one more thing in our lives that needed upgrading.


He just wasn't big enough. Here is Charlie, in case you forgot what he looked like.

And here is the upgraded model:

He's big isn't he? OK, so we really didn't TRADE Charlie in for another dog. We sold Charlie to our neighbors a month ago. They LOVED him and wanted him and we were struggling with "puppyhood" so to us it was a no brainer. We really loved Charlie and it did make us sad to re-home him. But we knew he was going to a good home and to be honest, the times we've been to see him....he seems happier.

We began our search for the perfect adult dog shortly after he went home with the Scotts.

We found Diesel through a Mastiff rescue group here in our area. He's not a mastiff, but when they discovered him in a shelter, they couldn't bear the thought of leaving him there. He's a LARGE Great Dane. He's just turned one and weighs in at 150lbs. He is already housebroken and knows some basic commands. We're assuming he was a pet that got too big for his family. We just got him this morning and I can't tell you how much I love him. Except when he opens the fridge. NOT COOL.

We tried to show his size in the pictures, but they just don't do him justice. He is SO BIG! His head rests on our kitchen cabinets. If he stands on his hind legs he's taller than Brandon. He also has a vertical leap that puts his head above the door frame.

I can't tell you how excited I am.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I really need to start journaling these things...

Saturday was the Marine Corps Ball. The one chance a year I have to get "all dolled up." When I came out of the bedroom the boys were all stunned. Sterling took one look at me and said, "You're like a girl." I guess the other 364 days a year I look like a boy. Oh well. I guess I couldn't beat them so I joined them.

Oh, and be patient. Pictures are coming. I just don't know when....
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