Saturday, July 26, 2008


This is our new puppy Pudge, or as I call her Pudgerrific :). She is alot of fun, has tons of energy and constantly thinks that Nate is a does a very good job of assuring her he's not by yelling at the top of his lungs a very affirmative NO, its quite funny :). Elissa enjoys Pudge too, most of the time...she is kind of afraid of her, but I'm teaching her that she's bigger than the puppy and to not be afraid. Well, thats all for now, time to take Pudge outside.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New additions

We have been busy the last 12 days, I'll start with the 4th, we tried to go and see fireworks, but it rained...good old monsoon, so we watched the ones on tv in New York :). We have mostly been enjoying hanging out inside since the monsoon is upon us, it's not just hot its HUmid, makes it extra sticky outside. So for fun we have been acquiring new things, such as Mark's new motorcycle! It's a 2005 Suzuki Boulevard and we love it! I finally got to go for a ride over the weekend, I forgot how fun it is.

***I have deleted the stuff about Dita, she is no longer with us, only a few days after getting her she got Parvo, which is deadly to little puppies, especially runts, it was a very sad thing for all of us to go through and she is greatly missed*** However we did get another puppy, she's a 9 week old American Bulldog and extremely healthy and FULL of energy! Her name is Pudge and I'll be posting pictures soon.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I was recently introduced to a complete stranger's blog through my best friend, I have added this family's blog to my "Friends That Blog" list you can find it as A Moms Story. When my best friend (thank you Marylin) told me about this blog she prefaced it with "If you're ever in the mood to really cry" and then proceeded to tell me a bit about the story of a family who lost their youngest baby girl just a few weeks ago, she drown in the backyard spa that had just been put in. When Marylin first told me about the blog I wasn't sure if I would be able to read it, but I found myself tonight, not necessarily needing a good cry, but wanting to somehow share in this grief, its every mom's worst nightmare come true and this woman has the courage to put it out there for the world to read, she has the courage to let everyone in and as some might know writing is really good therapy, so she's sharing as her therapy...sometimes I wish I could do that. Reading her beautifully written words about her family and friends and Faith I have a love for this complete stranger that we should all have for one another yet most of the time don't. I felt compelled to share with all of you this stranger's story so that you may take away from it a deeper connection to those you love and also hopefully create a connection for those you don't know, that just might need an extra prayer or good thought passed their way. As Marylin said "If you want to cry" and I say if you want to cry but feel a love that goes beyond whats comprehensible..please visit A Moms Story...........

Elissa's 9th Birthday!

Elissa turned 9 on June 28th and for her birthday we enjoyed a morning of present opening (Nate was not happy about not having, an afternoon movie, we saw Wall-E which was a really good movie and then for her birthday dinner Mark BBQed some ribs just for her and I baked her some very yummy Vanilla sour cream cupcakes with pink vanilla frosting :) I would say she had a really good day!!!

Nate Loves Mac and Cheese

Nathen and his mac and cheese.......