Monday, December 29, 2008

My personal challenge

Well with the new year approaching, I figured I better get my new year's resolutions and goals in order. Just some of my goals are to become a better blogger and to lose some weight....20 pounds to be exact. I'd like to tone and firm up all over and to just be more healthy overall. I'm going to try and incorporate them together and blog about my workouts and my progress...So here's to a new year and a new me!

Great news!

Well now that school is over and grades are posted I can finally reveal that I made the President's list again this semester! I'm so excited and even more excited that I only have three more semesters left (spring, summer 1, and fall). I'm really proud of my hard work and now know that it paid off. I hope this next semester is as successful since we now have a new puppy that demands a lot of attention as well. Thanks for every one's support, you all mean the world to me.

He's finally home!!

Sawyer has been home for 3 days now. We picked him up on Saturday and the breeders are the sweetest family. He has done exceptionally well throughout all of the transitions. He did not whine the entire way home, which was a long drive for J and I since we left the house at 5:30 that morning. I couldn't sleep and got up at 4:15 to get showered and to get my day going . He only whined a little bit the first night when we first put him in his kennel and then again in the morning to let us know that he needed to get outside, quick!
However, he DOES NOT like his all. He hates it, we're hoping that the more we have him on it the better he will get with it. He sleeps a lot, and loves to be very close. There have been several times when we can't find him and we'll start looking everywhere. He'll just be snug right behind our backs (against the sofa) or another favorite spot is to be snuggling in our laps. He has brought Jason and I so much joy these last couple of days.
On Saturday when we brought him home we went over to my parents' house because they have two corgis and we'd like to get them acquainted right away. Logan and Lexi really want nothing to do with Sawyer but its so cute to see him play around with them. He pounces and runs around in circles trying to entice them to play with him, but they still aren't interested.
Last night, Jason and I took S-man to go visit 'uncle Wes' and 'aunt Becky' they've got two dogs as well, Maggie and Zoe. Sawyer was a little hesitant at first because since he had just been with Logan and Lexi he wasn't sure what to think of these two girls. Zoe did great and was very gentle with him, even when Sawyer confused her tail with a weasel toy we was playing with earlier that day at my parents' house. All in all, we love him and couldn't imagine our lives without him. Here are some pictures!

On our drive home, we had just got in the car and he wasn't sure what to think just yet.

It's tiring being this cute!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Our family is growing by 4 feet!

You read that right, and no we are not expecting some giant child~ we're expecting a furry little four-legged furbaby! We are so excited, it truly feels like we are anticipating the birth of our child. Though, I'm sure we'll be even more excited when that finally rolls around. We currently have 12 days until he greets us with his presence. I've got several pictures from the breeder that I'll include. He seems to change a little bit with every picture. Most of the shots that she's taken have been of the whole litter (or most of it). Her dog had 12 puppies with this litter. I guess I need to include the important stuff like his stats....
We are naming him Sawyer. He is a 'golden irish'- the dad is a golden retriever and the mom is an irish setter. He should be between 50-70 pounds full grown. We hear he's a lover~ the breeder says that she can always find him right at her feet ready and waiting for attention. She also said that he is so sweet, a big snuggler, and he 'whines and wimpers' while on his back stretching out. I'll leave you with some heart warming pictures of our little one...

It's Still Christmas

Yesterday, Jason and I went with his family and our friends Wes and Rebecca to our church's annual Christmas program. This year was a little different than years past and our church held an offering for a church family from San Leon, Tx. The show was great, lots of great singing and we were able to see friends from our Life Group. You all did wonderful and looked so beautiful in your holiday attire. Thanks guys for joining us for a great show. We love you all so much.

5 down...1 more to go

I'm almost finished with the semester and I can't wait! I only have one more final to go on Thursday at 8am sharp! Wish me luck...I'll post my grades once I'm finished. I'm hopeful that they're good..