Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

An exhausing day

Koty arrived safely last night, but was very tired after his busy and stressful day traveling. He is extremely adorable...I don't think there's a cuter puppy around!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A new family member is coming!

I know this may seem fast to some of you, but we have grieved over our sweet Jakie for so many months now, and feel a need to fill the hole in our hearts left when he was put to sleep last week. This is the puppy that has captured our hearts. A couple of days ago we put a deposit on a puppy that isn't born yet, that we would receive at the beginning of February. Dave initially wanted a dog that looks like a mini golden retriever, being cream in color, but the more we looked at this little guy the more his uniqueness and cuteness grew on us. He just seemed to keep staring at us saying, "buy me". This is a mix of a cocker spaniel and a golden retriever (also called a comfort retriever or mini golden retriever). He is a rare sable color. He is coming to us from South Dakota, as we could not find anyone breeding these nearby. We will name him Dakota, AKA Koty. Isn't he a cutie?

Saturday, November 17, 2007


This was the scene when we woke up this morning...our 1st snow of the season.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Cookie frosting!

Tonight I made cutout cookies and frosted them with the kids. It was fun sitting around the table together enjoying conversation. Steven thought the cookies were finger lickin good! These last couple of days have been difficult for us, and any distraction is nice. (I'm still practicing with our new camera so my pictures look blurry.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Memorial

In loving memory of Jake, laid to rest 11/14/2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Rules: Once tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you. Then post the rules before your list, and list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to 8 other people, visit their sites, and leave a comment letting them know they’ve been tagged.

1. I wear my emotions on my sleeve...I hate that, I can't hide anything.
2. I love sweets!
3. I like earth tone colors.
4. Either my hearing isn't too good or I don't listen too well...I'm not sure which.
5. I love to drink coffee in the morning, but am trying to drink decaf tea instead.
6. I love playing bumper pool with my family.
7. There are lots of things I like to eat, I can't really think of a favorite...lately it's been potato soup.
8. I love slipper socks, they're so cozy!

I tagged Bethany, Kristina, Tracy...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tickle, tickle

This is what Dave does for fun.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tattered jeans

These are the jeans Michael wore to school today. He wears them quite a bit actually, but I think the holes are a little larger every time I see them. He says he likes these jeans.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I took this picture of Bethany's baby, Joshua, on Saturday. I think it's so adorable how he put his little hand over his face just before I took the picture.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Another Birthday

Today I turned 39. Where on earth has time gone? This is me just a few years ago. When I got home from work Dave was making the frosting for a cake he had baked me, and he had invited our parents, my aunt, and his sister over. I feel very blessed to have the years God has given me so far, and that I have such an awesome family!

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Today I went to Bethany and Adam's house because Steven kept asking to see the baby. While I was there I found it quite interesting to see their dog, Molly, wearing a pair of shorts. I think she's trying to start a new trend. She does look kinda cute, doesn't she?