Saturday, November 27, 2010



Sitting on the tree box, checking out what we're up to.

(As usual, Hobbes is nowhere to be seen.)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Birthday girl

Today is our sweet little Zoey's 1st birthday!

Since we made Zeke wear a birthday hat it was only fair to do the same to her.


She wasn't very happy about it but kept it on long enough for me to get a decent shot.

She is such a dear - always in a good mood with her tail going non-stop. Her brother is a little neurotic so her laid back nature is appreciated.

Josh and I were looking at some photos of when we first got her and we'd forgotten what a mess she was: dull coat, ribs showing, and a face full of cuts from being attacked by another dog.


What is up with those ears?!?! They are still a bit big for her head but at least they aren't flopped forward anymore!


All grown up now!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Farewell pumpkins

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

As the day draws to a close I am thinking about tomorrow when I will start decking the halls! I probably shouldn't admit this but since I've already told Josh and he laughed hysterically at me and told me I was out of my mind I've already suffered the worst: 6 months ago I started a list of what decorations I wanted to put where in the house and I would review it on a monthly basis and update it with any changes. Actually now that I'm typing this it does sound a little bizarre. I think I just couldn't take the summer heat so I started daydreaming about winter which lead to day dreaming about Christmas decorating. Although I guess I didn't need to go so far as to start a list ... perhaps Josh has a point.

Since all the pumpkins will be leaving the house tomorrow I thought I'd share some pics of our dining table. We've had the mercury glass candle holders on our table since early October but this morning I gathered all the pumpkins from around the house and dumped them all on the table. Too bad I didn't do this sooner - I love how it looks!



The green striped pumpkin is my favorite.


Just as we were about to eat we looked over and saw this gross scene ...


Not what I wanted on the table right before dinner!

Welllll I think I will go and review my list one last time before tomorrow :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday crafts - ruffly wreath

I have been so busy lately there has been no time for blogging but I do have a bunch of stuff I want to write about so hopefully I will get to it all soon.

In the meantime here's a wreath I made today. I am SUPER excited about decorating for Christmas and since Josh refuses to let me decorate early (I have suggested it 3 times over the past week and have been shot down every time - apparently he's a little more patient than me!) I decided to do a few Christmas crafts to tide me over.

I saw this ruffly wreath on jonesdesigncompany and loved it so I followed her tutorial to make my own.

This is everything you need! I already had the glue gun and glue sticks so all I had to buy was a 10" wreath form and half a yard of felt (yay for $5 crafts!).

It took me a little while to get the bunching and scrunching down so I started off slow but once I got going it was pretty quick. I think start to finish was about an hour but I bet if I made another one it would be quicker since I wont have that trial and error part at the beginning.

I love it!


I bought the cheapest felt they had (it wasn't even wool - I think it was made from recycled water bottles) and I think it still looks pretty nice. I want to make more but I already have 2 berry wreaths that I use inside for the holidays so I think 3 red wreaths might be overkill. We'll see though :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Birthday boy

Its hard to believe that this little guy is already 2 years old.


It seems like it was just yesterday that he was that small.



He may look tough but he's a softie - as I'm typing this he is snuggling with Josh. He also lets his little sister walk all over him.


We love our little Zeke!