Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 6: What They Love

Easy peasy. Took me 2 seconds to know what to take a photo of for day 6. Although Jacob and Boden fight like crazy sometimes, they really truly love each other and it is so, so special. Look at these 2 sweet dudes!!!

Day 5: Love to Hate

I struggled with this - couldn't think of my I love to hate. :) But, Eric does tend to leave cabinet doors open, and I got this shot this morning after he started the coffee and left the cabinet open.

Day 4: What They Wear

Ella had to wear her school mascot tee to school on Friday. They were having a Super Bowl party. They could have worn a jersey, but, as we don't give a crap about sports in our house, she doesn't have one. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Joy of Love - Day 3: Then and Now

Today's was a little harder for me. I worked until 4:30, got the kids, came home, made supper, yada yada, then I realized it was 10 pm and I hadn't taken a photo.

This series is what happens when the kids are in bed, the house is a mess, we are both tired from lack of sleep the previous night (still not sure why) and I tell my hubby, "Ummm, we gotta take a pic, yo!" I guess it's a testament to how much he loves me. Not all dudes would be down with posing for this shit.

I grabbed this old pic of us. Actually our first photo together. We'd been dating maybe a month. My mom took it. :) I was 20, he was 25. 10, almost 11, years ago. We look like babies. Ahhh the days.

So, here you have it. Day 3.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hit a snag, perhaps.

So, as I blogged yesterday, we are in the middle of adopting a puppy, more or less. We're approved with our local boxer rescue group, and there are (were) 2 pregnant mama's that had been rescued from a puppy mill. One is being fostered in Omaha, which is 2 hours from us. The other is being fostered only 25 miles from us. Obviously, the closer mama would be perfect for us to choose our puppy from. We'd be able to go and visit several times and take the time to really choose a puppy that fits our little family.

Well, I found out today that the mama being fostered close to us is either no longer pregnant, or never was. :( That's a good thing from the perspective that there are already way too many dogs out there that need homes, but that also means that our chances of getting a puppy are narrower. The mama in Omaha is having 4 or 5 puppies, and there may be more families than that waiting for their adoption. Also, it will be harder for us to go see and pick out our little fur-man.

So, I'm a little worried. I am still hopeful but I made the mistake of getting my hopes up super high, and I just need to chill out and remember that if we don't get one of Katja's puppies, there will be others and we just need to be patient.

Have I mentioned that patience is not something I get into?

Day 2: How They Look

Day 2: How They Look. 

Ahhh the Jake. He and his silly grins just get me. I love this kid!

There is still time for you to sign up for the series if you aren't already. Or, just swing by and check out some of the awesome photos being submitted. It is so cool to see everyone's taken on the daily themes. Check out the Joy of Love page for more info!

Snow Day Part Deux

Homebound again! Monday Ella got out of school at 1:30, we headed home and got out the pj's. Yesterday, no school. Today, no school. Our wind and snow is done but the temps are frigid (-18 or so overnight not including wind chill) so the school district decided to stay closed, which is fine with me. I hate thinking of all the kiddos waiting for school buses and out on the roads in that cold!

So, when the school is closed I don't work either, and we've been home together. Eric was home yesterday as well. We took that opportunity to finish our taxes (Hells yes!!!). Today he's back at work but the kids and I are pretty lazy. Lots of games, Wii, and some cleaning for Ella's birthday party on Saturday.

Also, grocery list making. I've started planning our menu for the whole month and doing one big shopping trip (not including stuff we run out of, fresh fruit, milk, etc). So, I'm working on my menu and list today. I may just get on the elliptical again.

And, I've got it in my head to do 2 half marathons this summer. WHAT?

Stay tuned for Day 2 of Willette's Joy of Love series.