Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Random Camping has it's moments :)

So this last weekend Greg came home from hunting early. The next day we got up and he informed me that we were going out for the day but to grab some pj's and extra g's "just in case". I have since learned that that is Greg's new way of getting what he wants. He tells me " Well I'm not sure about this or that it MIGHT happen" and then magically it always does :) So I go grab my stuff and we leave. We start driving and discussing where we want to go and so on.

 We end up somewhere by Kanosh (which oddly enough made me think of Ganache) We drove through that canyon. It was pretty and different to look at. We soon came upon a rattle snake.
After seeing no where to really camp and also I wanted to put some space between me and fangs pictured above so we kept on driving. We ended up driving up the Kimberly which leads down into Maryvale. Can I say breathtaking?? Holy Crap! The leaves up there were so beautiful!

We drove and drove and drove and did I mention we drove? Till we finally came upon a spot to pitch camp. We started unloading everything and Greg started chopping wood for a fire. Get this he actually USED a present I got him for christmas :) jk he is pretty good about it most of the time ! Artie was he wood chopping companion, where ever Greg went she was right behind him.



When she got bored of that and of me swatting her behind because she kept getting into the ashes she just plopped down next to me and Brutus.

After that Greg, Artie and I went on a big ride. Didn't see anything to shoot but it sure was pretty up there!

When we got back to camp We made dinner and then Artie was ready for bed. She went into the tent curled up into some blankets and was out like a light! The next day Greg and I went up the the Silver mine where I got some nice pics!






All in all it was a really fun trip! We listened to conference while driving through the mountains and we really were able to feel the spirit. It was nice to have some one on one time with Greg since I don't really see him anymore. Artie survived her first camping trip like a trooper! Hardly any complaining :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

A New Bundle of Fur !

Well Our new Furbaby is finally here! She is really quite a handful! Weighing in at 2.4 pounds she is Tiny! But don't let size fool you, what she lacks in size she makes up for it in volume :) Walk out of the room and within seconds you will here noises that you never heard before in decimals that could shatter an ear drum! She is very clingy and only happy if she can see me somewhere. While sometimes it would be nice for her to be ok with me leaving the room for a second, I secretly love it! While my heart seems to be taking a little longer to adjust than I thought it would take I am doing my best to go through the motions and hope that quickly my heart will stop being guarded and be able to open back up and enjoy this little girl all the way! Right now as I type she is curled up on the desk right in front of the keyboard, she has such a cute face and loveable antics at play time that could melt even the toughest hearts! I will add more as our days together grow longer and involve more than sleep,eat,bathroom,play,sleep,eat,bathroom,play etc. :)




Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Life is my favorite Drug of all :)

HAHA jk I've always wanted to say that but it sounds so friggin cheesy :)

As people say "Life must go on" and "you just gotta pick yourself back up and get going" and all those wonderful platitudes. While they may be true they seem a bit trite to me most days. But I guess I am trying to move on and get going with life again. I am working on the soon to be nursery, and by soon I mean anywhere between now and the next 5 years :). That has been nice. I got a really cute bedding set and a crib and a glider. Now I just need to save up some $$ so I can get a small book case and also the changing table.

Also I have been introduced to the wonderful world of Amish Friendship Bread :) Which might I add is the DEVIL! It is so yummy :) The only problem is I am going to end up as big as a house since the way it works you are making this yummy bread every 10 days....

On the adoption front things are going, thats about all I can say. I never here from our case worker so I don't know if things are good, bad or indifferent at this point in time. All I know is if I could bottle up my frustration and sell it we'd have a 100 babies by now ;)

I am also in the process of becoming a surrogate mom to a new little puppy. I'll be completly honest, I am scared outta my mind. And I also feel a little bit not guilty but an emotion similar to that. I really want to have a little heartbeat around the house to keep me company but at the same time I just don't feel l ike it should be anyone but Maggie. I don't know what to feel anymore. I guess I will jsut go into it with my heart open and not guarded and see what comes of it. I do know that if anything should happen to this little puppy like things have happended to our other dogs where they pass unexpectedly then I'm done. I  am keeping Brutus but no more dogs after that. I just don't think my heart could handle it.

But for now I will focus on the words of a little self help quote that always got me through rough times before.
Today is going to be a great day.
I choose to be happy.
Things don't get better by worrying about them.
I choose to be happy. :)

Me and Greg

Me and Greg

Black Bird

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