Showing posts with label Puppy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Puppy. Show all posts

Friday, February 21, 2014

4 Year Blogiversary!

This little ol' blog reached the 4 year mark a couple weeks ago. 
Unfortunately, my posts get less and less every year.
And it kills me. 
But obviously not enough to actually post more, so "kills me" may be a bit of an exaggeration. 

We've reached quite a few milestones over the past 4 years and I thought it would be fun to do a quick recap. 

This was my very first post in 2010.
 I started blogging when we were about 6 months into marriage and living in Florida while Mr. B was finishing up school. 
 I was a nanny/stay home wife and had way too much glorious time on my hands while living in the sunshine state.

So here's a quick recap of the past 4 years as well as a few of the most popular posts:

We were in newly-wedded bliss.

He graduated.

We moved back home. 

We bought a puppy.

The puppy grew.

::That winter we vacation and I although this is slightly embarrassing, one of my most popular posts over the years was written around this time: Bathing Suits and Butt Cracks
Always, keeping it classy around here!::

We struggled with fertility.

 We vacationed. 

We were excited

There was sickness. Lots of it. 
For 33 weeks. 

She was worth every minute.

We became mommy and daddy.

Our hearts exploded.

::Shortly after, I wrote another one of my most viewed posts:
Clearly, the heartfelt ones are the kickers::

We moved again.

We vacationed. {and I cut my hair}

We reached half a year. 

::Another most viewed post: Adalyn's Pantry. Again, the content is heavy, so please read slowly and take it all in. ::

We learned that time flies. F-L-I-E-S.

We reached a year. 

::Another popular post from this time {that I never finished}: 

We became homeowners.
{and moved again}

We vacationed some more. 

We reached a year and a half.

We soaked up the little things.

We captured sweet moments.

We snuck in kisses as much as we could.

We reached two years. 

We love where we've been and we love where we are.
And we look forward to where will be in the next couple years! 

And for the record, I'm back to the same hair dilemma...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Never Again

Ignore the stains on the couch.

It's Roxie drool and needs to be cleaned.

Ignore the fact that Rawhide is bad for dogs.

It keeps her busy and quiet.

Let's focus on the mess, shall we?
{never mind the drool stains on the window- that's a free and I am willing to sacrifice}

You see, this clearance 97 cent treat is so not worth it.

If I could go back in time I would say do not do it!!!!!

It's not a good deal.

It's a scam.

What's the point of keeping them busy if you have to clean up after the fact therefore creating more work for yourself??

This 97 cents is not worth the 10 minutes of sanity that it gave.

You are actually spending 97 cents on yourself to vacuum the living room again. 

The rug.

The couch.

Trails through the kitchen.

Our bed.

One treat.

This is obviously not the one she ate.

I bought 4 of these.

Oh yes I did. 

So not only did I pay 97 cents to vacuum again.

I threw away a few dollars, too.

The rest of those darn treats are finding a new home in the trash.

We will be sticking to peanut butter in the Kong.

Who me?


Never. Again.

And here's a better question...

What is so unappetizing about all those little pieces?

Why can't she eat those??

Seriously, never again.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

On Thursday, although it wasn't technically part of the weekend- it was an important day no less, we celebrated Auntie Olivia' birthday!

Wearing her pretty dress that Auntie O got her for Christmas. 

We hung around the house for a little and went out for dinner at Panera {Yummy!!}.
We are so blessed to have Olivia in our lives and we are so thankful that Adalyn has such a great role-model! 
She is a great help with both Roxie and the baby and she is so mature for her age. about 12 going on 20. 

As always we enjoyed tubby time. 

We slept in.
{This looks like one of those weird puppet things, but I just took her legs out of the sleep sack :)}

We went to the dog park and let Roxie have some much needed playtime/get her energy out.
{Dog parks are the best- you just sit there for 40 minutes, let your dog play and then she's tired for hours and hours!}

Then we met with a realtor as we are starting to look into purchasing a house again. 
"Again" as in we were looking before Adalyn was born, took a break and now we are looking again.
Currently we are renting a duplex and very eager to get out!

We spent the night at home relaxing, made some orange chicken and watched the Ides of March {too many swears for my liking and really sad that politics really are like that...the story line not the swearing. Although, I guess it's probably both!}

On Sunday we went to the earlier service for church and it was a bad idea.
We will not be doing that again.
We had to wake Adalyn up and it didn't go over so well. 
The whole never wake a sleeping baby's for a reason.
I had to go into the lobby 3 times because she was fussing because she was so tired. 
Not really a huge fan of the whole squeeze through the aisles, while tripping over human legs and chair legs and having everyone stare at you while you exit. 
No thanks. 
Lesson learned.

Then we went over to my parents' house for the day to hang out and meet the two newest additions to the farm.
Rylee and Rosko. 
They are 8 week old brother and sister Border Collies.
I was so excited for Roxie to meet them. 
One of the biggest regrets I have is not getting two puppies- or at least a playmate for Roxie.
She is such a social dog and I think she would've loved it.
Unfortunately, finances didn't allow it at the time. 

Currently, she is a little too big to really play with them.
She knows to be gentle, but she is still a giant compared to them and they aren't quite ready for a gentle giant.

She's intimidating regardless of that fact that she can be "gentle".
But soon enough it will be fun for them all!
When did my little puppy like that become a horse?

I was also excited because there would be a baby and puppies in the same room, and I am not really sure if there is anything cuter. 

I am hoping for a good photo sesh in the near future.

{Please note the versatile bow.  Thankfully, the Bills and Pats are the same colors so I just covered up the Bills logo for the day...3 times because Mr. B kept throwing it away!! Grr!}

::Warning, cuteness overload::

We enjoyed a relaxing day and were ready for the big game.

Of course the night couldn't continue with out doing our favorite dance moves {Soulja Boy}.

All good things must come to end. 
And here is the Super Bowl in a nutshell.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Funny: Denial or Dumb

First off, thanks for all the hair feedback! 
I will have to tally the votes and see which style was the winner! 
And then get the courage to make it happen....

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Now, I realize that Roxie's first year of life she was treated like a human. There are currently many situations where she still is, but trust me she is quickly turning into "just a dog". 
 I am proud to say that through all the misconstrued actions as a doggie parent...Roxie doesn't think she is a human. 
By name anyway. 

She is convinced she is a puppy. 
Not a dog. 
Not a doggie. 
A puppy.

We have always called her "pup" or "puppy" so it obviously makes sense.
I just didn't realize the amount of therapy she would later need down the road in order to understand that a puppy is a dog. 
It's really not that complicated.

But, apparently it's confusing to grasp.

{She was walking away to get some water until I said "Hi Doggie"}

I didn't realize her attatchment to this identity until we had Adalyn.
When Roxie comes over to Adalyn I say "Hi, puppy! Hi, doggie! You see the doggie?"
{Although Adalyn is a genius she has yet to answer that question btw}
and I noticed Roxie either stares at me like "Where is the doggie?!?!?"
::Roxie loves other dogs. Has no regard for personal space or I-don't-like-you-I-will-bite-you cues- any kind of attention will get the little nub going. {And by little nub I am talking about her tail, she is a girl so get your head out of the gutter} Other dogs truly light up her world::

So if she isn't staring at me, she is jumping up on the couch to look out the window for said doggie. 
It's become quite comical. 
We try to tell her that she is a doggie. 
She is technically no longer a puppy.
We go over flashcards with her.
We have her look at herself in the mirror and repeat after us.

Just kidding we don't really do that. 
But I know you wouldn't be surprised. 

She just can't seem to get it in her head. So I am thinking she is either in denial about her age..or she's dumb. 

I'm thinking we are going to go with the latter ;) 

Ps. When I played this video to make sure it worked, she heard it and jumped to the window. That pup dog! 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Living For the Weekends.

This summer is different than all our others.
This summer we are living for the weekends.

We are grown ups now.
And when I say grown ups I mean Mr. B works full time and
Roxie and I lounge around the apartment {and I am part part time nanny} and we wait for
Mr. B to get home.
Roxie enjoys her favorite sun spot in the morning and I catch up on some shows.

The days pass by and we look forward to the weekends.
The taste of summer we once experienced every day is now just two days a week
and we try to enjoy every moment of it...

The great helpers when we visit my parents' house.
the extra love and attention {as if she could possibly get any more!}
the acres of open grass to run around in,
the chickens to chase {and their poop to always find and eat!}
the many cute photo opps,

A taste of the sweet stuff {which we seem to be getting every weekend}
30 365 day-eat-junk-and-hopefully-work-out-one-day shred is in action bytheway.

Car rides up north to Mr.B's parents' lake house,
Where someone tries really hard to get comfy...

At least her legs are crossed and she is sleeping like a lady..

the sunny days on the boat

She stays like this when the boat is in motion.
She is not a big fan of the wind...yet.
Note: Roxie and Mr. B -apparently this was an eyes closed photo.

The newest photo of The Smelly Family :)
Yes, her eyes are still closed...she fell asleep like that.
The boat wipes her out.

She chooses to sleep like this.
We enjoy life at the lake.
And time with family.

And we love our weekends.

And we can't wait for this upcoming long weekend!