Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas... in November

So like they say, if you can't beat 'em.... join 'em.

Had to update the header to join in the festive fun. For the record, I would normally wait for all things Christmas until December 1st, but this year for some reason I have been really excited for Christmas. Maybe it's this warm Texas weather!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bentley Update

Well, we finally were able to pick Bentley up from the hospital this morning before church. He seems to be doing much better, keeping some soft food down, so they took out the iv and let him come home. He has been doing very well. In fact, he has been sleeping most of the afternoon. I think it's probably from all the medication he is still on! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. He really is part of our family, and we're grateful that he is getting better.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving....and the aftermath

We had a super fun-filled Thanskgiving with the Price family. All the traditional favorites - turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, and pies galore. It was soooo yummy, and a big thank you going out to Lyn for all her hard work!! Good food, good conversation, and good friends, what more can you ask for on Thanksgiving?

And, of course, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football - the Packers even pulled off a win!

When we got home, however, we were met with a very sick puppy. Bentley has been sick (I'll spare you the details here) for the past 3 days, but I thought it was just the flu or a cold or something. No such luck, though. He woke Dan up at 2 AM... and at 6 AM Dan woke me up and said that Bentley had blood in his stool (believe me, this is an UNDERSTATEMENT). SO, having just moved here, we of course don't have a vet yet.... so we found an emergency animal hospital online and decided to take him there.

Poor puppy is now in the hospital with IV fluid and medications. They ran all kind of (expensive) blood tests, but everything came back normal. They think it is HGE (basically a GI tract infection). It's terrible to see him in such pain, but we're glad that he's getting the care he needs. I think we'll be able to pick him up tomorrow.

Bella, our other little schnauzer, doesn't know what to do without Bentley. She has been mopey all day. She is so sad.

Let's hope the weekend gets less eventful from here on out!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Where's Bella?

So I was going about my pre-Thanksgiving Day business this morning, when I heard a faint scratching noise. Usually, this is a noise made by Bentley when he wants to go outside (which is, like, 50 times a day - and no, I'm not exaggerating!!). BUT, it wasn't Bentley because he already WAS outside. I poked around a bit, and when I went into the bathroom, the sound got louder. I pulled back the shower curtain, and this is what I saw.

She has been in and out of the tub all morning... and all on her own. What a silly puppy!

While I had the camera out, I also took a picture of my new cute shower curtain hangers. I just love them!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Back at HOME

Wow! After many, many weeks on the road, I am finally home for the next 2 full weeks. Dan (not to mention the dogs) won't know what to do with me around so much. I'm back to being a full-time wife. :)

We are planning a quiet Thansksgiving, hopefully punctuated with a Green Bay win on Thursday. Even better, a Dallas loss. hehe.

AND, I wanted to give a little shout-out to my new friend Kari. We "met" in Jessica Sprague's NWR Class (probably U&R, too, come to think of it). I think she's GREAT, so go check out her blog here.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Last LO for this Class

Well, this digi scrapbooking class has been challenging for 2 reasons. First, it was a LOT of pretty advanced material, and Second, I have been out of town for 3 of the last 4 weeks, which makes actually finding time to scrap a little bit difficult. :) BUT, I finally got around (only a week late) to doing the final lesson. Jessica Sprague announced that she will be running a Digi 3 class in January, and I am very excited for that!

Now, time to think about the holidays... :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Family pictures with the Price's

We took some time to take some family pictures yesterday with the Price family. We had a LOT of fun, although we decided that 3 boys and 2 dogs don't really make for the best of photo opportunities!

We're going to use one of the shots for our Christmas card, so I can't show you that one, but here's one of my favorites (after I tweaked it a bit in Photoshop, of course). I'm planning to post some more soon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Live, from Houston!

Even though I am in Houston this week, I still completed my Week 3 assignment for Jessica's class. AND it's my first 2-pager!! Woohooo! Check it out!