Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas is all month long!

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." ~Roy L. Smith

Our first Christmas Tree! We set it up the day after Thankgiving together. Add a little fire, Christian music and peppermint coffee, I think we started a fun family tradition. I love it!

So at first he acted a bit annoyed at my need for a perfect tree, (you cant just throw lights on they must be woven in!) but after a while ditched his hum-bugness and secretly I know he enjoyed himself! :)

One of my 3 mini trees around the house. I absolutely love the Christmas holiday and our house is decorated all over. I love coming home and walking into a warm, inviting, holiday home.

"There has only been one Christmas - the rest are anniveraries." W. J. Cameron

Reagan's Story

Last Monday I came home to a very sick dog. After a few hours of continuous vomiting, I finally broke down and rushed her to the Animal ER. Well after a couple hours and ex-rays later, we agreed to surgery because they beleived she ate a foreign object. Well it turns out she had a rare condition in which her stomach was literally turning inside her body. Had I waited till morning to take her in, she may not have been able to be saved. Luckily, she is doing great now, 10 days later. Her stomach was sewed to the inside of her cavity, so there is no worry about it flipping again. Here she is today. Notice how her "cone of shame" is more than beat up after 10 days. When she was on her pain pills she was easy to keep down and quiet. Now that she feels better and doesnt have meds to zonk her out, she is a crazy boxer. One that has figured out how to eat the cone and run into walls to crack it!
Bless her heart! This was the night we were able to pick her up after surgery. I felt so bad for her, she was miserable and terrified of the cone. My poor baby girl.

You can see her huge scar if you look close enough at the picture.

This was the night we brought her home. Riley has never seen a cone and was checking it out. It was the cutest thing to see him nudge the cone up to poke his head in on her. He missed her so much when she was gone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Steve and I spent this year's Thanksgiving at his parents house. We had a nice relazxing time with each other and as always the cooking was amazing! The day after I kicked off the holiday spirit with the other crazies at 4:00am and completed a great majority of my Christmas shopping! I absolutely love shopping on Black Friday!
Apparently Steve snuck in a picture of me when I was frosting brownies. They were very good. Of course another thing I ate way too much of!

We have been very occupied with Reagan lately. Pictures of that soon to come. A week after emergency surgery she is still wearing "the cone of shame." I will post that complete story to you all when I upload pictures. She sure scared us, but seems to be healing just fine now.