My familia!

Tuesday, August 4

Will he remember??

As I wake up this morning and feel the impending day weigh down on my shoulders, I know what needs to be done. The air is still slightly chilly outside as the sun just starts to rise from the east. I am the only one that can accomplish this feat. Daddy is still a bit queasy and fears the tears that might come after dropping you off.

I dress and step out into the living room to see your big brown eyes looking up at me with nothing but trust and love. A sadness chills me and I reach down to give you a hug. Your leash is already on and I grab it to walk you to the door. You jump up and jog proudly...You do love your outside time!!

We walk outside and play for a few minutes before I lead you to the car. You jump into the front seat excitedly and await the car ride. Only, as we start out, you get a little ansy because we do not take the same street as we do for the puppy park. You look at me questioning, but still enjoying the ride and look out the window at the amazing world you cannot wait to get into!

Only I do not enjoy the ride soo much...I know our destination. And I know that you don't and won't understand why. The only thing that keeps me from shedding a tear is the effect that we are hopping will occur by doing this. You will be able to play at the puppy park again without the leash. When we go for walks, you will better enjoy them without the stress of needing to pee on everything!! And even though some of our plans for your future now are not in the cards, I know that you will be happier.

I say a little prayer and walk you into the office, sign some forms, and pass you over to the nurse. You have no idea what is about to happen, but you hear the other puppies in the background and forget that I am not leading you anymore.

I wait all day, and in 45 minutes I will be there to pick you up, pain meds and cream cheese in hand. And in a few days of rest, hopefully you will still jump into that car with the same excitement and you will not hold it against me.

I love you little puppy!!

Monday, August 3


Summer has been so hectic. Taylor is now a teen and wants to go everywhere with her girlfriends. Bayle is at an age where he can start playing outside with minimal supervision (although I still make him play where I can ALWAYS see him!) I have my daycare kiddos still, so there are lots of trips to the lake, park, and just walks in general. Sorry that I have not been on to blog...just a very busy summer. :)

And there has been a ton to blog about, so I will make them short! :)

My sister and the kids have been coming over every Monday to swim in the pool. It has given us a chance to catch up on each others lives and for the kids to play! (We only live about 10 blocks from each other...we really should do this more often)!! She has been working with a friend on their 20th Reunion together for months and the 'party' was this last weekend. Come to find out she did not even go. She did all that work and did not even go to enjoy any of her efforts. She said that she did it to help out a friend and that was more enjoyable. Wow..I find that amazing! And just another reason to look up to her!

I found some really cute site recently that I wanted to share with y'all! This first one is a site that I am really not sure how I found but I have used it soo much lately! Meal Planning Mommies. It's a little hard to navigate at first, but just use the top options under the header to help out. They post each day and then give you a Grocery list for the week. It's a great idea and we made Wafflewiches the other day! MMmmmm!!!

Another site is Webshots. I love to take pictures for my family, for my scrap pages, and just to share some of the amazing things that I get to see. This site has gotten me to see pictures differently and taught me how to take them better.

Taylor has signed up for cheerleading again this year. She seems to really enjoy this and is amazingly good at it! Bayle opted for soccer only this year. Hopefully he will be on a different team this year..I guess I did not mind the team, it was the coach and how he approached playing the game. So we will see...

Hmm....that was a lot, so I will end it there. And I will also be back for more up to date blogging!!! See y'all later!!