Sunday, June 29, 2008

Menace to Society!

Yeah she is still a menace to my society, well my house....and now we are looking for a home for her. I'm really sad about it...I mean I've been crying almost every night over it, agonizing trying to figure something else out.
She's a smart dog, and beautiful and I do dearly love her........but when I talked about getting a dog I talked about rescuing one from the Humane Society or a rescue group, I wanted an older one already trained. James brought home the puppy. But the problem with that is James is never home, and after working most weeks 7 days a week 12 hour days, it's me that's having to take care of her and I can't handle her. And I'm very fearful that she is going to knock one of my parents down, and that could be serious business after their recent surgeries. And my parents are at my home at least 5 days a week watching my kids most weeks. So it's not fair to keep her crated when they are here or stuck in the back yard.

In the end I know I'm doing the right think trying to find her a good home, where she can thrive as well as the family or person she is with, but I also feel like such a failure because this is the dog Chasity has always wanted, though she's not the least bit upset about it, and I can't control her and I can't make this work for my child, for the family.

On the upside is that once I do find a home for Licorice, my parents want us to dog share. They have a poodle about 2 that doesn't jump and is trained well, problem is they are here a lot and have been talking about how they really weren't home enough for her, but my kids love her so they were holding this will solve two problems and I'm hoping work out for the best for both dogs, and us. Maybe we can start a new trend too, a dogshare program for busy families.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Blah's

I'm feeling kind of Blah today, I called in sick, this morning was horrible, I swear I was in more pain than when I was in labor with all three of my children combined. It was horrible and the nausea....I'm not sure if it was a bug, my gallbladder, or what but it was not fun. I never call into work and I hate it. But I couldn't even stand up straight to get in the shower, I didn't know how I was going to drive! By Noon I kept down a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And now I'm feeling 100% better. I hope I never experience that again! Now to combat my blah's, I wanted to post pretty pictures today!

I've been messing with the different setting on my camera , I've had it since Christmas but I'm just now getting bold enough to try different settings beside AUTO , hehe
I don't remember which setting was which, One was Auto, One was portrait, but I like this one the best, it shows much more detail.

I know this one was auto......
And this one was vibrant! These are my favorite flowers and I'm horrible about killing them, well I always forget to break off the dead blooms so they will grow back! Actually I'll tell you my gardening ignorance I never knew that they would!!! But I didn't like the dead looking blooms so I broke them off, and Voila...I have new ones! I love Gerbera daisies!

So now I'm going to try it with the lilies and see if it does the same! lol

Monday, June 23, 2008

Little Swimmers

Just some shots from one of our swimming adventures!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wii Fever..........

Yep.....we have it! I know there are mom's out there who are firm believer's that Video Games rot your brain...well apparently I'm not one of them....I'm a moderation mom...everything in moderation is fine with me...maybe it's because I grew up with a Nintendo in my bedroom. That didn't mean I vegged in front of it all the time...yeah a few hours a week, but I still lived outside....well except on rainy days or after dark.
So when we had a Wii party for New Years with James' best friend Wii...I caught the Wii fever.....the best thing I liked about this gaming system is that you have to move for most of the games, you don't just sit on your butt!! Which is perfect for my one child who doesn't like to move! And then Wii fit came out and I had to have it!
Now on some Friday nights when we are being lazy at home instead of vegging on the couch with a movie or me on the computer we have bowling tournaments!!!!
These pictures are from one such tournament......I am the master bowling and I never LET my kids that a mean mom??

I guess that's her victory dance!! lol I think she got a strike!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lazy Friday Night...

Since my blood pressure has been doing a number on me this week....and especially right this moment...I'm not at my best...anyway we decided a lazy weekend was what we needed this weekend. So last night we didn't do a lot, me and James sat on the front porch because it was so nice out and watched the kids play and ride their bikes.
Aaron just recently learned to ride two wheelin' and thinks he's the shiznit! It's look how fast I can go, look at this , look at that...and he's pretty darn good!
Brienne....well it's a learning process...part of it is her fear of everything, her fear of getting hurt.....I have never had this fear so I have no clue how to help her get over her fear of everything....

She automatically poses for me anymore......I think if she ever becomes famous she won't be bothered by camera's being around her all the time.

Aaron......I just don't know why I love this picture so much! I think it's because he reminds me so much of his daddy it's not funny watching him standing there!

Speaking of Daddy he thought to right way to end the night would to be trying to do tricks he hasn't done in years on Chasity's bike....

Yeah I was cringing the whole time I just got the ER bill from his last visit there......