Thursday, April 26, 2012

We are expanding our family...

No, no, no... we are not having a baby but we are getting something very similar!

Meet Ziegen...

Your probably wondering which one... so are we! All we know at this point is that we are getting a female. The puppies are only a day old in the picture above. 7 boys and 4 girls were born on April 4th (there are still 4 boys available if you are interested). 

We have been wanting to get another dog for a little over a year and Chris has always wanted a lab. We found this breeder on an A&M forum that we read. The breeder had another litter a little over a year or so ago and I loved watching the puppies grow. When I saw he was expecting another litter, I paid a lot more attention to his post! He broadcasts the puppies live on through a video cam 24/7. I started watching it before the puppies were born and have been hooked since. The puppies were born during the night. I am glad I missed that part!! The morning of April 4th, I turned it on when I got to work and saw something similar to the picture above. After talking things over with Chris, we decided there is no better time than now to get one. I emailed the breeder and we put a deposit down a few days later. 

The puppies are 3 weeks old today and are identified with different colored collars. The females have the purple, yellow, red, and brown collars. It is so fun to watch the puppies grow and get personalities. The breeder plans to match the puppies with their families by next week. I love watching all of them but can't wait to focus on ours!! Here are some pictures of them as they have grown...

They are a week old in the pictures below:
 2 weeks:
 3 weeks: 

We are pretty sure ours will be the red, yellow, or brown one. The purple one has been very active from the beginning and he has a buyer wanting a dog primarily for hunting and the purple one is the one! We will be happy with any of the above and can't wait to know which we are getting and then actually get her!!

If you have some down time or want to become addicted to watching, click HERE! He also blogs about them and you can check that our HERE. They are not currently on... I emailed him to let him know his camera isn't working and I guess he hasn't gotten it. This is the first day since they have been born that I haven't seen them and I am having puppy with drawls!!!! I hope you enjoy watching as much as I do!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WILW & Oh, How Pinteresting

I haven't linked up with Jamie & Michelle in weeks! Hopefully this doesn't get to long, I am loving a lot these days!!

I am loving the progress on our house. Check out the post I did yesterday for an update and come back later this week for another update! 

I am loving that I have my next craft show scheduled for the first weekend in May! I enjoyed my first show and am hoping this one goes even better! It is a fundraiser for a little girl with Spina Bifida. You can check out more info here if you are in the area. 

I am loving that I got to see some of my family and friends this weekend. I went to Houston for one of my bridesmaids wedding. She was beautiful and it was a relaxing weekend. I don't have a picture with the bride yet but here is one of one of my best friends, sister, and I. (I do realize that I look like a ghost and will quickly be fixing that!)

I am loving the 50 Shades of Grey (does anyone else want to spell grey with an a??) series. I am only 
on book number 1 but know that it will be amazing!! 

I am loving these pins...

(I'm hungry!)

As always, I am loving my sweet husband!! We are a little over a month away from our 1 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe it is almost here!! 

What did you do for your 1 year? 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

House Update

I really stink at this blogging thing!! There is so much going on in our lives right now and I just can't seem to find the time to post. I have been reading and trying to comment but that has even taken a back burner some. I can't promise I am back for good but I have a few posts coming this week!!

Today marks ONE month until we close on our house!! We are so excited and can't wait to finally be home owners!! So much has changed on our house since I posted last so I will let the pictures do the talking... These pictures are from the last 2 or so weeks.

Hello brick!!
 Sheet rock ready to go in!
 This was 2 days later, our bedroom sheet rock almost complete.
 View of sheet rock going in from stairs.
 Back of the house being almost done being bricked.
This past Sunday, the brick & sheet rock were finished!!
 Love this random storage closet.
 View from the back door into the kitchen/eat in area. 

We are going back out tomorrow because there is a lot of work going on this week and we want to document it! I will be back with another update later this week (hopefully)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend Recap!

Hello my friends... do you remember who I am? No, well bummer! I keep thinking, I am going to blog tonight and then I don't. I have been so busy with life in general that blogging has yet again been pushed to the back burner. I am back for now...!!!

How was your Easter? Although we did not spend it with our family, ours was great. We had a wonderful meal and spent a great day relaxing together. We had a cranberry apple pork loin roast, famous baked beans, and loaded mashed potato casserole. To say dinner was amazing is an understatement! We definitely have left overs for the week!! I took pictures but they really do not do the meal justice (in fact the pictures stink) but here is proof!

I have really enjoyed my mini-vacation. I finished up a few etsy orders on Friday and have 2 more to finish today before being all caught up. I was in such a rush to finish my orders and get them shipped on Friday that I forgot to take pictures of them :-(. 

Saturday was a fun and productive day! Chris and I went furniture shopping for our new house. We picked out our couches, end tables, bedroom furniture, and dining room furniture. I wish we could get it all now but that definitely is not going to happen any time soon! Here are some pictures of what we will be in our living room. 

There is a love seat that goes with this but they do not have a picture online. I cannot wait to get it all and put it in our house! I hope it looks as good as we think it will!!

Today is the last day of my mini-vacation. Chris had to go back to work today and I am spending it cleaning, doing laundry, and finishing my orders. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and family time. 

I promise I will be back sometime this week!!