Monday, August 24, 2009


Okay, so I know I already have a sweet little puppy but I have fallen in love with another adorable girl. Her name is Lizzie and I found her on the Cavalier Rescue site that I peruse every so often. Read about her here and then help me convince my husband that we should try to adopt this sweetheart!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Just the Girls, Part Two

Ms. Rockie Balboa, my in-law's boxer, will be staying with Mitch and me this weekend. Until Mitch gets home tomorrow, it's still just the girls at our house.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fenced In

My dad finished the gate for Mitch and me tonight. This was the last part of the fence that needed to be completed. It's finally all done!

I'm beyond excited to see this project come to an end (and I didn't even work on it) and I know Mitch will be thrilled to see it when he gets home on Saturday. Crickett got to run around in the backyard without a leash this evening for the first time and loved every minute of it. It was a great evening.

Now we just have to finish the sprinklers and then we can plant some grass. It's going to start looking like a real yard here soon!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just the Girls

Mitch left Crickett and me on Saturday morning to head to Los Angeles for a week of conferences. So it's been just the girls at our house for the past two days. We've been having a great time. We've been staying up late talking about boys, doing each other's hair, and eating junk food while watching chick flicks. Okay, so we're not doing any of that, but I must say that my furry, nine pound ball of energy sure makes a great companion when my husband isn't around. I adore her.

"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." - Edith Wharton

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blogging Blahs

I have not been feeling much like blogging this past month or so. (As if that isn't obvious.) I find myself not having a whole lot to say and when I actually do have something to say, I cannot find the right words. What do you do to cure your blogging blahs?

And, because I don't like to be a "Negative Nancy" in my posts, I present you with the following photo that brings a smile to my face. I was taking a photo of the lake, my sister was eating Ritz crackers - you get the idea. I can always count on my sister for a good laugh.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pet Walk 2009

Two weekends ago, Mitch and I took Crickett to Fort Mandan for the 2009 Pet Walk. The morning was filled with adorable dogs and wonderful people.

Mitch was in charge of walking Crickett along the trails . . .
so that I could get distracted taking photos of the beautiful scenery.

We visited the replica of the fort . . .
and saw Lewis and Clark!

Crickett made friends with Kylie (whose owner absolutely ADORED Crickett) . . .
then was eaten by Logan, the 3-foot tall, 125-pound Bernese Mountain Dog. (Okay, so Logan didn't eat Crickett, but I bet he could have if he wanted to.)

Looking forward to Pet Walk 2010!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Two Years

"Love is only a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning."

Happy Anniversary, Mitch! You're an amazing husband and I look forward to making another year of memories with you. I love you more than the Hershey's with Almonds candy bar.