I think I commented a while ago on our backyard. When we moved in, the back was filled with useless and tall and scary pine trees that we wanted out. You can't grow grass or even use a yard if it's a pine forest. A couple months ago we pulled the trigger and got em out! Love. Then we got rid of the old chain link fence and got a nice privacy fence. Love even more. Next up, hubby finishes the dark charcoal stain, and landscaping the back. The landscaping is going to require grading, sodding, and terracing, so it is going to be a big job. It will be worth it in the end though!
We have a ways to go, but we have come so so far! Here's to accomplishment! Have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Let's hear it for law enforcement who bravely do what they do, every single day. With or without cameras. With or without a huge manhunt underway. With or without press coverage. I really cannot say enough about these men and women. Maybe I'm a bit bias, being the product of two law enforcement parents (dad retired Department of Corrections, mom ex FBI, retired CSI special agent, and currently teaching AMBER Alert nationally). But seriously, where would we be without these folks?
If you are breathing and safe, thank one today.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Our little Blakely pup is not little anymore. And she hasn't been little for a long time to be honest. She's now 15 months old, and still all puppy. Crazy as she ever was, and I love her so much. Whoever said a lab would calm down at one year- HA. I laugh in your face. Really, I do. Though, these pictures are fooling. She looks rather chill doesn't she? Well, you have to be quick to snap this girl's picture. She's forever chasing a squirrel, or barking at a rock, or running around in circles for no good particular reason other than just to do it.
At her last vet checkup a couple months ago, she weighed in at a whopping 103 lbs. That is almost as much as I weigh, so to say my jaw dropped is an understatement. A big, big understatement. Vet said girly needs to lose 10 lbs. I'm not sure from where though, because she's solid muscle in my opinion and gets a ton of exercise.
I promise she doesn't lay around ALL day... :)
She's still a big chewer. Sticks, rocks, siding, houses, shoes, whatever she can get to really, she'll chew it up. I love her anyways. She also loves to be with people 24/7 and meet every dog she can. She's a huge fan of playing, and an even bigger fan of snoring. And boy, can she saw some logs. She's seriously louder than my husband. Seriously.
We love you, crazy Blakely Beans!