Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankfulness and Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

We have so many blessings to be thankful for this year!

I am thankful for our safe, warm home.

I am thankful for the food that fills our pantry and refrigerator.

I am thankful for the love and laughter that fills our home.

I am thankful for the 3 precious boys that the Lord has lent me.

I am thankful for an amazingly loving husband.

I am thankful for the warm hearts of our extended family.

I am thankful for the silly things like hot cocoa, hunting season, and fun shows to watch on tv. :)

I am thankful for my children's teachers and their many sufferings. HA!

I am thankful for our continued good health.

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dogs Have Birthdays Too!

My youngest "son" turns ONE today!

Yes, I am that crazy lady who is blogging about her dog's birthday... If I had even a smidge more time I'd be throwing a party for him complete with doggie friends. :)

Gunnar was born 11/12/13. And THANK GOD for that or else I'd never remember it.

He is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. He lets the boys dog-pile him, use him as a pillow to watch tv, and even cry into his soft side when someone hurts their feelings.

He has his very own dog bed (complete with a ridiculously over priced memory foam mattress) but chooses to sleep with Bobby and I. Thank goodness we have a king size bed because Gunnar can.not seem to figure out how to sleep parallel to Bobby and I to save his life.

Gunnar still likes it when his humans troop outside with him to go potty. (this is how we potty trained him as a puppy) MANY times a day he will scratch at the door to go outside but once he realizes that he'll be going out there on his own he will  back it right back up into the house and wait us out. Can you say frustrating?! :)

No toys are ever safe with him! As you can tell, his longer hair is just starting to grow in. It's started with his tail and is moving gradually down his body. I can't wait until it's all grown in. He is as soft as cashmere! 

This is Gunnar's Happy Birthday basket. All those yummies and his favorite thing was the blue dog. :)

This is Gunnar and some of his litter mates at only 11 days old! How precious are these babies!? It was sooo hard to pick him out! I think that Gunnar is the little fattie and the bottom and towards the right. 
And last but not least thing about Gunnar is his addiction to sticks (and rocks). He is a stick HOARDER. I put not one of these sticks here for this picture. He did! He collects them all right by the boys sandbox and chews on them. How funny is that?! He also like to carry rocks around in his mouth but I make him drop those when I catch him. I have ZERO plans to take him to the doggie dentist any time soon if he happens to break a tooth. :)

Happy 1st Birthday Gunnar! We love you like our 4th son! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Doing What Boys Do

We've had a couple of days of cold and rain. If you've ever visited (or lived in) South Texas you know that this doesn't happen very often. So it was usual when I had to keep Griffin inside to play for those two days. He proceeded to go crazy and then take me with him... :)

This morning, with the sun shining and my blessing he trooped back outside just as quick as his little legs could carry him. I managed to get boots on over his long jammies and a fleece pullover but that was it.

He had a blast! Our ground was soo soggy and wet but he couldn't be deterred and I couldn't deter him! Oh bless me how I wanted to though...

I bit my lip every time I wanted to say "Get out of that water!" and "Don't smear mud of yourself!".

Griffin had to do what boys do.

I just LOVE this sweet, dirty, boogy, face!

It wasn't long before Griffin ditched his boots. His poor PJ's will never be the same ... :)

Even  Gunnar had the wiggles and need to get out and play! 

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has a great weekend!
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