Thursday, April 30, 2009

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
~Dr. Suess

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Houston we have...Kittens!

At work we have a sweet cat named Peng. About a month ago she had kittens. She hid her little ones extremely well. So well we still had not seen them. Until yesterday...

I followed Peng to this pile of rocks and my co-worker started poking around and saw a kitten staring up at her.

We had a warm, safe, protected bed made up for her under our office to have her babies in but instead she thought a pile of boulders would make a nice home. Silly cat.

Well hello there baby blue eyes!

We have seen 3 kittens but when my dad was pulling the kittens out for us to hold he thinks he felt a 4th. We will find the sweet babies perfect homes and then Peng will be taking a Mini Vacation to the vet. This will be her 1st and last litter of kittens.

This kitten looks just like her mom. I almost did not put her back.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Speaking of a Nursery

An Australian graphic designer has spent 6 months trawling images of Australian state of Victoria on Google Earth to create a geographical alphabet.

I think this image would be perfect art for a kids room. I love the colors especially. The greens and grays with a little pop of red...fantastic. I would print this as large as it would go with a thick white frame.

If you click on the image it will make it larger so you can play I Spy with the details in each frame.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Snails and PuppyDog Tails

Any day now our new nephew will be making his grand entrance! Nothing is like the feeling of a new born baby in your arms. I CANNOT wait to hold the little bugger!!! Since both our sister's make boys it looks like it will be up to us to bring a little pink into everyone lives someday! I could not find a picture to show Jana's sweet tummy so a picture of his Noah's Arc nursery will have to do.

Every child begins the world again.... ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spikes do not belong in the shower

Want to conserve your water usage?

Apparently these dynamic shower curtains are designed to help you monitor your water use. These curtains use steam to inflate as your shower progresses. If your decadence keeps you in the shower too long, the shower curtain either strangles you or spikes you, depending on the model. Are you kidding me?!?!

You can find someone who is "green" and maybe even a little over the top around every corner. But this is just ridiculous. Just wash faster and then get out. Seems simple enough for me.

DIY- Pen holder

one unique zen rock
one powerful drill
one strong bit
one super awesome Dad

I love it. Thanks daddy-o.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I came into the living room last night to find these two had already gone to bed because their life is very demanding. Now you can see what I mean when I say "curled up together."

Have you ever seen something so sweet? I cannot blame Otis. You can find me in that exact location some evenings. I don't know who has it better here. The shih tzu laying on a warm bullmastiff's tummy or the bullmastiff with a loving shih tzu's head on his tummy.

Oops I got caught being an annoying. Right here it looks like Otis is saying 'okay mom, did you get the picture? Can I go back to sleep now?'

This little teddy bear is getting that mop tamed on Thursday. No more Ragga Muffin!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I wish I may, I wish I might

I so badly want to build an Inukshuk out at the store. I think our customers would get a kick out of it and I think they are simply fantastic! Oh and I love the thought that it is a homage to our Canadian roots.

My parents keep telling me to "do it today." They are digging the idea of our own personal Rock Man too! But the thought of just starting this project makes me want to sit down and drink a diet coke. (is that weird?)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hello? Is there anybody out there?

I brought the littlest trouble maker to work today. Both the pups LOVE coming to work with me. 12 acres to run, 6 co-workers to play with, and 1 lab to pester makes for a paw-fect day.

If someone comes in with a kiddo or a suit we stick Otis in my parents office to keep him from jumping. So as I am talking to customers I usually see a wet little nose peeking out at me. Is that not a pathetic sight?

I get the pathetic site and my parents get this hilarious view.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

I am wondering why I have so many pictures of Zeke sleeping. I think this obsession started with my love of his big ol' head. Since I have so many I thought I would share a few.

Here he is taking a break from his Fun in the Sun. It is hard work wading in the water, being lifted on and off the boat, and being fed ice cubes.

Here he really wanted to take a nap with Otis so he thought if he threw a leg over him him would not be able to leave him. Mission Accomplished.

Moments after this Zeke got up moved a foot over and then cursed the sun for moving and interrupting his Zzz's. Doesn't it know he sleeps best in full sun!?

ohhh man my weakness....squished flat jowls heart has officially melted.....

I obviously think he is super sweet when he sleeps since I could make an entire album of his "sleeping shots." But this picture shows how major my weakness is for him while he sleeps since I let him break a major rule in the house. No Bullmastiffs on the Couch.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down

Errr I mean.....a spoon full of WET DOG FOOD helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down, the medicine go down....

Sure everyone has a medicine cabinet but not everyone has a Dog Medicine Cabinet. Man we are lucky to have one of those! (can you hear the sarcasm?) This is the medicine Zeke has used in the past year alone. Poor little baby.....

He has a skin virus that will not go away. We have tried different vets/creams/pills/soaps and nothing makes it go away. It is very frustrating because when the virus is not under control it brings Zeke A LOT of pain.

Now we give him an antibiotic twice daily. This is the only thing that makes it where he can walk and is not in pain. Taking his pill twice a day does not bother him since this means a spoon full of wet food! We shake the pill bottle and they both come running.

Otis will not eat off the spoon, even though this would make my life a lot easier, so he gets the tupperware lid.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dirt and Peppers

Ty said my last post was cheesy so I thought I needed to make up for it somehow. I think something about dirt and peppers should do it.

We wanted to plant veggies in the backyard. But with a large family of rabbits living in our backyard we knew it would be a battle we would loose. We do know no amount of chicken wire will keep a family of rabbits from your freshly grown goodies! So planting in pots was the only way we could keep the dream of fresh veggies alive. We had this ridiculously ugly table in our shed and thought with a coat of paint it would do to keep our pots out of little rabbit hands.

We thought we were being so smart with our pots and table. We could choose the spot in the yard which gets the most sun to place the table, we will not have to pull weeds, and the dog's little noses will not be knocking plants over. BUT we were not smart by not looking up. If we had we would of seen that part of the roof did not have a gutter. After one springtime shower our little pots looked a mess! The poor little things were drowned!

A couple little guys made it. They made me smile....Yet with how the soil was bouncing in and out of pots during the rain I bet we will have more pepper plants growing on the ground than in the pots.

Mental Note: Do not put pots beside house where there is not guttering.

Friday, April 10, 2009

She had me at Hello

This lovely lady is Linzi. She has been stuck being my best friend for over 20 years. I sure am lucky.

She has a BEAUTIFUL family. Here she is prego with her daughter Stella. Baby Collin was soon to come.

When I picked up the phone the other day to her crying that her neighborhood was up in flames my heart stopped......I would move a mountain for Linzi if I could yet at that moment there was nothing I could do but pray that God would save her house. I was so scared for her....

LUCKILY her house made it through the fires and now I feel like I should get her and John a plane ticket to the closest private island to relax! They deserve it!!

Watch out this will get you

This video pulls at my heart strings! And it reminds me of Zeke's hugs.

The reason for the Season

First Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The new guy

When you come into our house now if you look really close you will see this little fella. I say you have to look closely because he is only 1 1/2 inches tall.

I know he looks silly just sitting there but he is already working. I found a dollar in the parking lot yesterday. When I got home I patted him on his head and told him thank you and to keep on bringing the good luck!
Elephants represent Good Luck in Fortune and so far so good with my new guy. Go ahead and put one by your front door, any elephant will do, just make sure he is "walking" into the house and not headed out. Since you want him to bring the good luck into the house.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wyatt, 3 years old

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff

Even his photography is perfect..........yes, I am a proud Aunt.