Thursday, May 29, 2008
I have said for quite awhile that I would LOVE for my Daxy-Boy to have a brother, but Brant has never been so sure...but now he's actually considering it because he sees how much fun Dax is having with other dogs.
So, the other night, we took all three dogs, Dax, Jeter and Bleu, on a walk...it actually went VERY nicely! So Brant and I really began talking about whether or not we should get another dog...rescue one from the pound, or a local shelter. But the dilemma comes in because I say IF we ARE going to get another dog, we need to get it quickly so that Dax isn't lonely for too long., but Brant is completely sure we should get a second one.
So for right now, we are up in the air. Unfortunately, Brant will be watching the DBU Patriots in College Station this weekend, so we don't have a ton of time to talk about it before Jeter and Bleu go back home. So my only choice is to wait and let the Lord lead us...yes, I believe HE leads us even in decisions about dogs!!!
(although can I just tell you that I found a yellow lab, male at the Mansfield Animal Shelter named Duke...how cute would that be...DAX and DUKE!)
Oh well - I'll keep you posted!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
For Memorial Day weekend, we ALL (meaning my Mom's entire side of the family, except my mom) went to the Kelley Family Reunion in Louisville, Mississippi at Lake Tiak O'Khata. It was a great time of relaxing and catching up with family from all over! Thursday night, everyone drove to MeMe's house, in Shreveport, since it was about half way. Then Friday morning, the caravan left and made the 5 hour drive to the Lake. Well, 5 hours turned into 6 1/2 hours because of the lunch and a few other necessary stops! But it was well worth the trip!
Friday, we checked into the hotel...Brant and I had a room that adjoined to the Rooney's suite so we had a nice, big space to spread all of our stuff out...not to mention the it allowed the kiddos to come see us anytime they wanted (Kate has a new obsession with her uncle). Before we even had the car completely unloaded, Brant was at the lake with his fishing rod out...that man LOVES to fish! After we got settled, we all went to the buffet at the main lodge...it was seafood night YUMMMMMM!
Saturday, Brant went golfing, and I played with the kids at the lake, fished and just had fun! We had a big family lunch, then back to fishing and swimming we went, except during the time that we (meaning myself, sis and cousin Krystal) were scrapbooking. After dinner, back to the fish we went and Brant hooked a nice catfish so I RAN, literally RAN the entire way back to the room to grab my camera, RAN ALL the way back to find out that it got off his line....SERIOUSLY? Then a storm blew in, so we packed it up and went back inside.
So, bright and early Sunday morning, Brant was out again and on his first cast, caught the same cat! He was so proud!!!
Brant and Baby Michelle
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Secondly, pray for my dear friend, Jessica. I mentioned her briefly yesterday, but I'll elaborate a bit more. Jessica's grandmother passed away very suddenly early Monday morning - she was not old, not sick, not battling chronic illnesses...she was healthy. But the Lord called her home and it has been a hard battle for this family. Jessica, just as the rest of her family, was very closedto "Mimi", as she was more commonly referred to. She was a woman who exuded Christ with every inch of her being, and had more care and compassion that most people I know. Mimi helped to raise Jessica from the day she was born...Jessica even lived with them for a period time while she and I were in college together. I can remember spending entire summers at their home in Duncanville...I remember shopping (frequently) with Mimi, and going swimming in their pool. My heart is aching for the loss of such an incredible woman...a woman whose heart was as wide open as her arms when welcomed me into her family and loved me like her own. Today, at 11, I will wrap my arms around my best friend and help her say "goodbye" to a woman who brought pure joy to those who knew her.
Pray for the Druin family...for Pappa (her husband Toby). Pray that this family is stronger tomorrow than it is today and that Lord Almighty will be their rock and strength. Pray that Mimi's wish comes true - that today will be great celebration because she is DANCING with her Father.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
First, Sis and I went out of town with her kiddos over the weekend. We went to Shreveport to see my little cousin, Austin, graduate from high school. I can't believe he's old enough to graduate high school...where did time go? But it was a wonderful weekend seeing and spending time with family. I have pictures, just haven't gotten a chance to upload them yet, but I promise there are pictures to come!
Then on Monday, I received four new blog requests, so I've been working overtime on creating blogs and headers! Take a look over at Great Grabbie if you want to see the new designs.
To make things more hectic, I received a call on Monday from my BF, Jessica. Her grandmother suddenly, and very unexpectedly, passed away in the middle of the night. Jess and her grandmother were extremely close because her grandmother helped raise her. I remember being in college and spending entire summers over at MiMi and Pappa's house. Please pray for the Druin family - this is very, very difficult for them and as I said, completely unexpected. I will be going to the visitation tonight, then the funeral tomorrow morning.
After the funeral, Brant and I are packing our bags and road-tripin' it to Mississippi for my family reunion. The Rooney's are going, as well as all of my mother's side of the family! It's going to be tons of fun. So, if you don't hear from me until next week - you know why!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. What is every one's plans for the Memorial Day holiday?
Friday, May 16, 2008
and here are my finds... I got these denim, cropped cargo pants for only $19.99... I know they look old-mom'ish, but in my minds, that signals comfort. I thought they would be great for the spring and summer to throw on with a tee and just be comfortable!!! My motto is that I would rather be ok-cute and comfortable, than super cute and uncomfortable!
Then I saw this dress...and I thought it was cute for a summer night out...only $24.99!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Yesterday, I went and saw my mom at the Brighton store and got this great new pair of sunglasses...shhh, Brant doesn't know!
Then today, I wandered over to ColdWater Creek's online Clearance center and found these...The first picture to the left is an entire 4-piece set on Clearance for only $69, I think I have to have it!!! And the blazer below if adorable - it has the really cute, big buckle in the front (this picture totally doesn't do it justice). I have actually loved it since it came out in early spring, and now its on Clearance for only $19.99!
I posted awhile back that we were going to Mexico in July and here is the link to our resort - we are so excited!!! http://www.realresorts.com/Caribe_Real/ Brant and I started doing the SouthBeach Diet last Monday and as of Monday, I had lost 4 lbs!!! YEAH! I've got to get kickin' to be in shape !
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
And while he is there, he will be taking all sorts of medicine to help him get better. Let's see...we have: an anti-inflammatory, a stool hardener (for the diarrhea), and two antibiotics...not to mention the regular heartworm and flea/tick medicine we take on a regular basis.
My dog takes more medication than Brant and I put together....hahaha! But in all honestly, I hate that he is sick - Brant and I love playing with him in the backyard and he loves to go on walks. We're going to miss that these next 2 weeks!!!
Oh a happier note, I thought I would give you a few looks as to some of my newest digital pages. These are all from Brant's birthday when we went to the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Game.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008