Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Punks

This is Punk A:

And Punk B:

Most people who know us will tell you how much we love our dogs. Zach is much more of the disciplinarian, laying down the law. The dogs are fully aware that their Dad means business. I'm much more of the nurturer. I'm always looking for an excuse to sneak the dogs into bed with me or just spoon with them. There's something about their big heavy weight that just melts my heart. It's actually pretty shameful how much I love them. But sometimes (just sometimes) I think to myself "what were we thinking?"

Exhibit A: Our patio furniture. This was the second chair that took a hit from our beasts. The first one has already found a home with the city waste department. You can still actually sit in this one, so we've been holding onto it until we get the money to replace it.

Exhibit B: Our screen window. Our dogs can definitely be defined as "needy." They are loved on and cared for and they LOVE being around us. BUT, this is what happens if you leave them in the backyard while you're cooking dinner. This was Bear's attempt a few months ago to make his way back into the house. Spoiled much?

Exhibit C: The holes in the backyard. And when I say holes, I mean HOLES. There are about 5 or 6 of these babies throughout our backyard. One hole is SO deep that I am convinced someone is going to fall in it and sue us soon. These holes are on our to do list for this week to get fixed. OH, and that drain you see used to have a cover on it that has gone MIA somewhere in our backyard (or our beasts' stomachs).

Exhibit D: Last, but certainly not least: Our shower door. This was our most recent incident (and the motivation for this blog post). Apparently Bear was very excited as his dad was getting out of the shower yesterday... so excited, in fact, that he took the door off its hinges!

It is very important for me to stress again that I LOVE my dogs so much and I really do think they're worth it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to calm these beasts down?? Shock collars? Obedience school? We'll try anything!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Two Years and Counting...
It has been an amazing ride, Wiggs. Every day, I am in awe of how far we've come and where we're headed. I thank God every day for allowing me this journey with you. I couldn't be more proud of you for everything you are.
I love you! See you tonight. ;)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekend With Sydney: Part 2 (Lots of Pictures and Even a Face-Making Contest)

Saturday morning, we woke up to get Sydney to her early morning soccer game, where she scored the ONLY two goals for her team. She made the winning goal within seconds before the game ended. She was SO proud of herself, as were we!

We went back to the hotel, where we swam in the indoor pool and goofed off- A LOT. It was kind of cold, so we stayed inside most of the day, making up games. For example, one game was to see who could make the silliest face. We all thought we made the silliest, so we decided we'd post them on my blog and have a contest. Who's face is the silliest?

Here's a lot more pictures from our weekend together. I've also got some up on my photography blog.

Zach and I are getting new pictures for our house, and we wanted some updated pictures of the three of us. This was our HORRIBLE attempt at using the self timer. FAB FOUR GIRLS, do I have any takers for a trip to Memphis OR Cape Girardeau the next time we're with Syd for a day????

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekend With Sydney

We're here in Missouri for a weekend visit with Sydney. This is my favorite part of our visits. I got up before Syd and Zach this morning to go ahead and use the shower. When I came back into the room, this is what I found. I LOVE it.

I'll have many more pictures from the weekend. For now, we're out the door for Sydney's soccer game!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Things I'm loving right now:

-Memphis during March Madness. The signs are up and the brackets have been filled out. There's more spirit around this town than during the holidays.
-Memphis's win today.
-At Chick-Fil-A today, everyone was wearing Memphis apparel and serving blue lemonade and ice cream.
-'Lil Rounds on American Idol- making Memphis proud.

Things I'm hating right now:

-Memphis's scary first-round performance.
-The fact that the Chick-Fil-A employee said "yes, maam" to me about 10 times.
-Alexis Grace being sent home on Idol last night. That's one Memphis girl down, and hopefully one to make it to the end...

*Overall, the temperatures are warmer, I've been driving with my windows down, March Madness is underway, my anniversary is 5 days away, and I'm gearing up to spend an entire weekend with my beautiful stepdaughter. It's a good day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Dan and Tami sent this video this morning to our Dad, of Zeke wishing him a happy birthday. I couldn't have said it better.

Happy Birthday, Dad! We LOVE you!