Monday, November 26, 2007


I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. I sure know I did. We left Berwick on Wednesday around 12:30. The traffic was slow but moving so we didn't get in until 10:30 that night. I was very excited to see my family. We put up the camper and then let the dogs potty and then off to visiting. I didn't visit long because I was so exhausted.

When Thanksgiving day came around I was really looking forward to eating. Although I'm on a chips and salsa diet. I decided one plate would do and I would spend the rest of the afternoon/evening eating my chips and salsa. We made a Wal-Mart run to pickup some nice mixed drinks, a movie and some candy to relax to. When we got home Stacy and I just hung around together. This may sound weird but when we're together after being apart for so long we never leave each others site. We always have our arms locked, we're leaning on one another, etc. She's my best friend and I always miss her.

Anyway, that evening we watched some movies, played Nerts and relaxed.

We went out on Black Friday. It's funny because all of us hate to shop, but we always end up going out. We went to David's Bridal to look for a bridesmaid dress for me. I hate dresses but I really want to look nice for my little Sis. I ended up decided to go ahead and wear my step-sisters dress she wore a few weekends ago. It's strapless so I honestly didn't think I had anything to hold it up with. Good thing it's kind of tight. That evening we laid around and watched movies again.

On Saturday we went to Dicks and Panera Bread before heading to Jason's parents house. Actually, we met them at Gold Star, one of my many stops for good Cincy food. We ate like pigs and then set off to their house for Chase's birthday party. Yes, we threw Chase a B-Day Party. She's going to be 3 on the 28th so we wanted to throw a big bash. (photos below) We left around 3:00 from their house and headed back to my mom's. I found out my friends daughter was sick so our plans that evening were cancelled. So, we laid around again and watched movies. Live Free or Die Hard was AWESOME! Although cheesy in parts.

Now for the food. I had plenty of places picked out, like always. First stop was Frishes. Umm, nothing like a Big Boy for breakfast. Then it was off to Penn Station where I told mom and Stacy they should have bought my lunch. I thought it was hilarious but mom and Stacy sure felt bad :-) HA. Then that evening off to J's for a J-Boy basket, seasoned fries, a cup of cheese and a Cherry, Vanilla, pineapple Sprite. UMMM.....

Now for a funny mom story. She loves Celine Dion and really wanted to listen to them on Friday. Stacy and I didn't want to listen to them. So, Stacy wanted me to drive home. She pulled over and we changed seats. Stacys car seatbelt sits far in the back and I couldn't reach it. Sneaky mom started to pass me the seatbelt and had the CD in hand. She thought I would pull it up. Sneaky MOM! You're crazy.

Now for fun photos below. Hope you enjoy and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Oh by the way, we ate bear tonight. It was yummy.

Happy Birthday Chase
The Birthday PartyMy Borrowed Dress (showing my man shoulders)

Can you tell I didn't brush my hair?

Ha, can you guys tell I really don't like dressing up? He he he. Should be interesting.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Farewell to a Friend

A agility loving friend of ours passed away today.

Although I did not know Lisa as well as most people did she was always a very sweet and loving person. I always enjoyed our talks about our wild shelties.

Farewell Lisa. You are no longer in pain. We will miss you!

Your Agility Friends!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Snow Snow Snow!!!!!

We woke up this morning to a beautiful layer of snow on the ground. It was so beautiful. It's been snowing all day today so overall we have about 3 - 4 inches on the ground. We had no idea it was going to snow.

I also put up the Christmas tree this weekend. I did it so early because we'll be out of town every weekend until New Years.

I've attached some photos of our kids by the tree. May I add it's the nicest tree I've ever seen. I took some time to really decorate this year and it looks very nice.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Catching up.......

It sure has been a while. Where did I leave off?

We've been working on getting rid of stuff in the house. With the move and all we have tons of junk just lying around. We took two desks to the good will. Got rid of two bikes we never ride. Jason's been cleaning up his garage. The garage looks great by the way.

OH yeah, we decided to head home for Thanksgiving. This will be the first Thanksgiving we've been home in a while. We're hauling the camper and we're going to stay in it. We'll leave it there for the 3 weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving is going to be very busy for us. We're going to be doing a lot of wedding planning for my sister. Honestly, I'm not too excited about the wedding but my sister is my best friend so I need to try to be there for her and not lose her.

I'm going shopping with them on Black Friday, which is funny. None of us likes to shop but we still venture out on that day. We end up bringing nothing home and we always just laugh about how we should stop going out. But, I guess it's quality time. Friday night I'm hoping to go over to Amy and Scotts to see them, Joe and MIsty. I'm very excited and hoping we can make it over. Saturday I'm meeting some friends from HS in Richmond. I have not seen any of them since HS. It's going to be exciting to get together and share old memories. We're not sure if we're going to invite the men yet or not. We'll see.....

Now for the exciting part. Dec 1st we're going to NYC with a group of people from work to see the tree. I CANNOT WAIT! It's been a dream of mine to see the famous Christmas Tree at the Rockifeller Center. Woo Hoo. I'll be sure to post photos once we return.

The weekend after that I'll be heading to Memphis. I'm hoping to be able to visit with my friends but I'm not sure yet if work will allow. My Memphis buds reading this, be sure to keep your schedules open. He he he. My call, if I get to, will be last minute. I know Wednesday evening is out. I have no idea about the remaining evenings.

Then once I return to Memphis it's back to Indiana/Ohio for Christmas. We'll have Stacy's wedding. Oh yeah, and the famous Ice Cream Eating contest I always win.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Chase's Open JWW Title Run.

Of course it wasn't the smoothest when we got to the weave poles. I had planned to do offside weaves however ended up not running like I had planned. Chase and I ended up dancing. She's been so good lately. Really paying attention to all my movements. She's going to be a great agility dog if we can just get the table and contacts down. She sure is a joy to run as well. Hope you enjoy the video.