Sunday, December 13, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009


We have a new puppy at work! Meet, Gus:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let's post some photos

Meet Blake and Sarah! They are getting married next March, and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to go because my due date is a little over a week before the wedding. Maybe this kicking baby will want to come early :)

We went to the IMA and downtown on the circle (where Blake proposed, awww!) and had a blast taking pictures and getting in trouble from IMA security guards...oops.

So happy for you both!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kitchen Remodel

Well hello there blog! I can't believe it's been three months since my last post. Since my last post, our 20 year old water heater started leaking. We didn't notice it soon enough, and it spread under the laminate floor we had in our kitchen and caused it to wrinkle up. Remodeling the kitchen was always in our plans with this house, but definitely not this soon. After just finishing the new living room, the carpet, the craft room (I could go on and on!) we were excited about a break in the home repair. But no, not in the plans apparently. So, the kitchen remodel started. We kept our cabinets, which are still in decent shape, but decided to update the appliances, counter tops, paint and trim...and floors, of course. As always, we had a lot of help from our family. A big thank you to my dad, for helping with the water heater and also my father-in-law, who never misses the chance to rip up something else in our house :)

Here is the floor that was ruined by the water heater. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but look close...water damage!

After ripping up the laminate...yay! Water everywhere! Including under our new carpet!!

Crosley and Larkin helping out...

The floor was so rotten that we had to replace parts of the subfloor. Good thing we know how to do this :)

Penny Lane and the floor tile...

Tile, pre-grout...

And here are the after pictures...sorry for the weird color on some of them.

We still have the old oven connected, but this will eventually be a cabinet/pantry:

So, there it is!! Ryan and I are both so happy with how it turned out. Ryan was iffy on the "white kitchen" before we started, but I think his mind has changed now :)

Some other news that has happened since my last post is that I'm pregnant! The due date is March 19th, which puts me at 19 weeks at the end of this week. We go to the doctor this Thursday to find out if it's a boy or a girl and couldn't be more excited! I've started another blog that will sorta be our family/pregnancy blog. Feel free to follow along there too! The address is I'll make a link at the top of the blog too.

Also, I've taken TONS of pictures since my last post, I'll get those posted soon too!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Stray Puppy Update

It seems that something fell through with Poncho getting adopted, so he is still looking for a home :( I received word from another volunteer that he's doing just fine though! But let's get him a forever home!!

They've both been adopted!! The boy pup, Poncho, is being picked up this morning. And as I mentioned in my previous post, the girl, "Janie", was adopted over the weekend. I found out Saturday night that is was one of Morgan's blog readers who adopted Janie! Morgan, I can't thank you enough for helping by posting on your blog :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I can't help it...every time I say his name, it has to be in all caps. FLOYD!! is the cutest basset hound puppy ever. Hands down, there is no arguing here people. His ears are the softest ears in the world, and his chubby paws...ugh, I love them. Sorry for all the pictures, I couldn't trim it down anymore!!

I mean, how does this not melt your heart??!!

FLOYD, I love you, let's take more pictures soon :)

Stray puppy update: I ended up taking the puppies to the Humane Society last friday, it was so hard to leave them there, I would have loved to have kept them, but I knew that the Humane Society would get them all ready to be adopted by a loving family. On Friday, I checked the website and the little boy puppy (who we ended up calling Pancho, not Lefty) was on the site, ready to be adopted and that the girl puppy was already on hold by a family who wanted to adopt her!! That, obviously, made me so happy :) So keep your fingers crossed that Panocho finds a family soon!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stray Puppies :(

Driving home from work today I saw these sweet puppies hanging out on the side of the road!! There was a car with a family inside right next too them, so I pulled over and asked if they were their dogs. They said no, but the puppies had been following their kids around for the past couple days. I'm not really sure if I believed this story, but after I asked if they were strays, if I could take them to my vet, they said yes. So in the car they went! They are both a little beat up, some scrapes and missing hair, but they are both clean and full of food now :) We're going to call ARPO tomorrow, and hopefully they can help find these sweet faces a good home!!

Meet Pancho:

And Lefty:

Here are all four dogs, waiting for a treat :) The strays are sit better than Crosley and Larkin!