Saturday, January 14, 2012

Our New Addition

The kids worked really hard and put together a garage sale a couple of weeks ago in hopes to raise enough money to get a new dog for our family. The plan was to wait until summer when they were out of school, but plans change. Scott had his heart pretty set on wanting a German Shorthair Pointer this time and I have been looking at Craigslist daily to see if the right puppy would surface. We were going to go with another Lab or a Pointer. I just so happened to come across a listing one day and texted them asking if they had any girls left. The reply was that only 3 boys were left and so I thought that would be the end. A little later the owner sent me a link to video of the pups and I was a little taken with them. I never wanted a boy dog, have always preferred females, but this little boy was cute enough to warrant a visit out with the entire family. We all fell in love with him right away. He had the best temperment of the 4 pups that were there (including a little girl who was already sold) and the kids had made just enough money to work out a little deal for him. SO we are happy to have 4 paws back in our house and he is getting a lot of attention. Meet Maverick our new baby boy!  It took a little while to all agree on a name, but Phoebe came up with Maverick and it seems to fit and we all like it. Pretty good for 6 people to agree.

 Maverick 7 week old little stud!

He has a little bleach spot on his head, but that will go away when new hair grows in

there aren't enough hours in the day for everyone to cuddle on him enough

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Teenager in the House

Ethen had his golden birthday and with that he also became an official teenager! He turned 13 on Friday the thirteenth 2012. Scott and I spent an hour and a half blowing up around 200 balloons and filled his room with them while he was sleeping. He is a pretty hard sleeper so we were not worried about him waking up during the process.

He had to dig down under the balloons to find his basketball clothes he had laid out for practice.
We got lucky and were able to get a cake from The Cake Stand (thank you Tina) and I thought it would be funny to just put his BBall on top. It worked.
Happy Birthday Ethen. We sure love you!!!!