Monday, January 18, 2010

Chukar Cherry

MOM - feel free to skip this post; it's all about the dog :) When you acquire a new pet, you usually get a fair amount of questions and we were no exception. So, here's the long and short of Chuck's story. On Saturday, while perusing Craigslist, Cory saw an ad for a 6 month old yellow lab named ChuNk. He had all his shots and was living in a home with two older dogs and two kids. While he's fairly calm for his age, he's still a puppy and he's busy, not to mention, he's nearly 70 pounds and he's still growing. We figured that might have had something to do with why the owners couldn't keep him. And if the reason is really because he had some bad habits, at 6 months of age, he's pretty re-trainable. We wanted to give him a name that was similar to his given name, Chunk, so as not to confuse him when calling him. The closest thing we could come up with was Chuck, and since I like full names (usually reserved for pure bred dogs, and we don't know if he is or not) we agreed on Chukar Cherry, or Chuck for short! So, there you have it.

January in the Park!

It was a balmy 53 degrees today. It made for a perfect afternoon in the park. It's been very rainy, and since we don't get many days like this in January we had to take advantage of it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Background Issues!

So, I'm not really a fan of the Valentine's blog backgrounds available out there. I've tried all of them at least twice and I'm pretty certain this pink and brown argyle is the same style I used last year, and it's not even a Valentine's background. Anyhow, don't be surprised if I change it a few more times between now and February 14th.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Keeping it Simple!

My parents came for a visit this weekend. They had ordered Cory's Christmas gift and it came in late due to a back order, so they hand delivered it to us. What a great time we had. We kept it simple, the girls shopped, and the boys watched TV in between visits to Pawn Shops and Home Depot. We ate most of our meals in my home and spent hours playing Farkle. It was great fun to have an unplanned weekend. No agenda, nothing specific to do, just quality time being together. I know I won't always have my parents, and my children won't always have their grandparents. Which makes weekends like this all the more important and all the more special. Thank you mom and dad for your visit; and thank you most of all for teaching me about Christ's love so I can teach it to my children. "Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children." Proverbs 17:6 (NLT)