Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dogs on Thursday!

Happy four-legged thursday!

I am pleased to let you all know, that Katie has started her puppy classes! And with much dillegence she is actually learning and doing better! It becomes a little difficult to teach her when sh takes something of the littles, with all their yelling at her and screaming it gets quite confusing!
'Little Dan, stop yelling at Katie, Katie drop it, little Dan, let go of the toy!, Katie let go of the toy!' 'aaaahhhh, Katie has my toy! Its mine! bad Katie, BAD Katie!'
You get the idea! It has been pretty crazy around here lately! But it was worse in the beginning, so I do have hope for easier days to come! :) There are the good moments too, when the littles just love on Katie, and she rolls over, and allows the attention, and we all play together like one big happy dog-lovin' family! So, there is definitely a bright side!...The side that sounds more like 'aw, what a good girl Katie! Your just so cute...we love you little puppers! Good girl!'

Who knew you could be a nanny of the two-legged and the four-legged kids! But its all good!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Go Get A Job!!!

So over the weekend In NYC I was pick-pocketed! which is very startling considering that when it happened, I was walking with my purse zipped and over my shoulder...but I guess that the zipper was facing the back, and I was in a crowd of people, and it happened so quickly, I didn't even know that it had happened until someone told me they saw someone take something from my bag...which is another frustration..if you saw it happen why not say something to stop it! Anyhow I just don't understand what the point of stealing something from someone else is...Why not just go and get your own job, instead of taking the money that I worked so hard to earn for myself! Ugh!!!! But anyhow, they only got $50 in cash, and then they made a $24 charge on each card that was in the wallet. G already had the charges reversed on hers, and mine are all pending still, but easily enough the problem can be is just a hastle to have to deal with it.

Anyhow, When this all happened I was in NYC visiting a friend of mine who was out from Seattle visiting his sister with his family for thanksgiving. So I had a fun day with Matt. We went out to lunch with his fam, and then wandered around some department stores, before heading to China town. I bought a new dress to wear that night to dinner, and then I bought a black pashmina to wear in this oh so cold weather! [insert pick-pocket rant here] and then after that whole ordeal, we caught a cab back up to Times Square to meet back up with Matt's family and to get ready to go out to dinner. We went to this amazing steak house called Del Fresco's And I had the best meal of my entire life! It was 5 courses! Oh I could go on about it for hours!! I love food, especially the worlds most delicious steak and seafood! But anyhow I just say that it was amazing, and leave it at that..

Then since I didn't have my ID, we couldn't go out, and I didn't have my return train ticket to get home, so we went back to the family's hotel room (one of those 2 bedroom suites) and Matt and I watched a live free or die hard and crashed there. We were at the W Hotel in Times Square...Also quite amazing! With a fantastic view, and it was very modern and chic!

All in all not a bad day! It'll just be a few days to clear everything up and get things re-issued and whatever...but I still love New York! :)

OH, and P.S. I will post pics as soon as I can, my camera is currently hating me, and I need to take it to someone who knows a little bit more than me, the not so techy princess that I!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oh what a day!

My tuesday...wasn't the best...wasn't the just was.

I was aloud to sleep in b/c I have quite possibly the most understanding boss ever, and I was just getting over a 24 hour stomach bug. But I awoke at 9 to go take care of little Dan b/c G's mom had a heart attach over the weekend and she wasn't doing well, so G (understandably so) needed and wanted to go and be with her.*update* today she is doing much better, and she has all of her daughters taking very good care of her and visiting with her throughout the days! S was away for business, so I had the littles from 9a until 8:30p.......long day! But I was able to get some things done!

While little dan was napping, I watched a movie and got some knitting done, I paid some bills online :(, I caought up on some blogs that I haven't been up to date on since I was out of town over the weekend, and I updated my own blog.
And while I was catching up on blogs..I noticed that Nicole is still trying to achive her donation goal for the ASPCA...So I decided to help...and you all should too, and if not just from the goodness of your hearts, then you can get an entry in her contest for it!

Anyhow, after little ann came home from school, I twisted her arm to go to the grocery store (she absolutely hates the grocery store!!), so we went, and then we had dinner and did homework, and as a reward for doing well at the grocery store, we all watched a movie and the kids had ice cream, yummy while we all awaited S getting home.

All in all...not the best day, not the worst day...just another day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So, I went home for this past weekend! It was mostly fun. I only clued in 3 of my closest friends, and not my folks, b/c I thought it would be a nice little surprise.

So I landed late on Thursday night and Kelsey picked me wasn't too late of course to go out for a couple of drinks though, so we stopped by on of our fave local bars in down town Edmonds.
Friday morning it took us forever to find Kelsey's keys so we were very delayed in getting over to my parents house, and by the time that we eventually pulled up...the queen was out and about running errands. I had every intention of spending the entire day with here, but I didn't want to tell her over the phone that I was home, bc I wanted to see the look on her face. SO instead I called her a bazillion times, trying to pull every excuse out that I could come up with....eventually she came home!
It was really great to see her! (I'm such a momma's girl). So we spent some time chatting after the initial what the.......are you doing here!?! Then we put some puppy paws in some fresh cement. Followed by going to meet (and shock) Mr. Jay. He gave me the worlds most love filled hug! (which he is very good at)....The three of us proceeded to dinner.

Later I met up with some of my friends, and I stayed at Kelsey's again. On the way home the next morning the car that I was using died! Everyone was busy doing stuff, and I was freaking out (no thinking going on) so I just did as I was told and pushed the car over as far as possible with 2 girls in heels pushing a car in pouring down rain up a hill, and then Laura and I went shopping at the Nordy's sale! Fun fun! But no more than an hour later, when we were on our way home, I got a call saying that the car was being towed........yikes!

This caused a lot of huff....upset mom's and upset children are no I got home, and got into a fight and then had one of my friends pick me up. Desiree and I went out to lunch and then to the Nordy's sale...did I mention that I love Nordstrom's?...then she dropped me back off at home. Since we had had some cool down time, we discussed the issue of the dead car, and that it was nobodies fault, but I would pay for it b/c I didn't use my brain to think to use AAA.....oh well....that instantly turned my $250 trip into a $550 trip...not including my shopping, and eating out! Expensive weekend! Anyhow I had dinner with the folks and then hung out there for a while, later going out again! with my friends.

Sunday morning I came home, and then my mom, mr. jay and I walked the hounds to get some coffee. Then I went out to breakfast with my dad and my sister. Which was fun, b/c I had told my dad that we should have a conference lunch, so he was just getting ready to call me when I walked in! :) After lunch we went across the parking lot to Ross...another one of my fave stores, and then back to my madres to pick up by bags and off to the airport.

A very short but sweet weekend! (pics to come)

Monday, November 12, 2007


This title also comes appointed from the queen! Apparently I'm rockin'...and I can definately deal with that!

So here are some fellow bloggers that are also very rockin!

The Queen...even though she was already nominated...I'd say that she is a pretty rockin momma! (if you need more reasons please view the'birthday' post)

Also I would like to say (these people are also probably nominated) Nicole of Lapdog Creations, and Tonia. they are the people that I know are reading and commenting on my blog-stuff. I know that there are more of you out there, but y'all don't have blogs! Anyhow thanks for everyone's support! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Filled with Fun!

This past Sunday, I spent the day with my newest friend, Carly, and a group of her guy friends. We went quading (quads, ATVs, whatev), and it was a blast! At first they were all going really slow with us and being careful, which was good bc neither of us had ever gone before. About halfway way through the day, we were all taking a break, and then Carly asked Al if he would teach us how to drive them, and let us go around on our own. It was soooo much fun it was ridiculous! We were just driving around in this field, but it was so fun!!! Then we were all going to go again, and so I was going with this guy Dave (the crazy one)(not really just one of those boys with their toys things) he decided that I needed some mud on me so that it would look like I had actually been out there with we wound up looking like this! (this isn't us, I just didn't want to bring my camera out there bc I didn't want to lose it so I found this pic) We were doing wheelies, and driving through gigantic puddles, and going off of jumps (small ones, bc that is all I would allow), but then we were going through the trails and all the bumps and curves, bc they make actual trails for this stuff! But it was soo fun! And so we will go again and again! Woo-Hoo!

Thank goodness for showers and washing machines! :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Blast from the past!

(or just 2 weekends ago!)

My sis and our friend Casey came to town! It was a very relaxing weekend. Friday night we went out to dinner at Archie Moore's with my friends, and then later that night we went out to 'that bar' in New Haven...(it was the weekend before Halloween, and although they weren't having a costume party at the club, half of the people were dressed To say the least it was an amusing night.

Saturday, we drove about town, and I was able to show them some local beaches (we even found a few new ones!), we had lunch at the firehouse deli in Fairfield (my favorite place to have lunch!), we drove down the center of town and it was great :)
That evening we decided to take it easy so we ordered take-out and rented movies, and had a little night was nice and relaxing, just hanging out with friends.

Sunday we woke up and started a movie that we had been too tire to watch the previous night. While we watched Casey packed up his things bc he had to get back to school (at Vasser) that evening for a meeting. And then we drove (stopping first, of course, at starbucks) to Poughkeepsie, NY..which is about an hour and a half away. We hung out with casey for a while, and then we made our way back.

Jess stayed until Monday around mid-day. It was some good sisterly time. We got pedicures! hooray! I love stuff like that :)

Another successful and fun visit! :D

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Happy Tuesday!

Good morning, Good morning!
Its voting day! Make sure you all vote if you haven't already mailed in your is one of the most important things you can do!

Anyhow, since that it is election day, Little Ann doesn't have school..and it is raining! Anyhow the Littles and I decided to watch a movie with little Katie before we start our day of errands.
Today we have planned: Grocery store (top priority bc our bread is moldy :/ yuck!), then I'll take the littles to the craft store so we can pick out something to do if this rain continues (which I'm sure it will), and then (if Little Dan isn't ready for nap time) we will go to the library where they have an awesome children's section complete with a castle, grocery store, and super cool fish tank...all of which is good for at least an hour of entertainment for the Little's!

So before I get back to the kiddies, I'll leave you with a funny story! This morning while I was changing Little Dan's diaper, he started singing about his wipe. So if you can imagine it, in this deep grisly voice, I started saying 'Wipe, wipe, wipe' and then he would repeat me in his impression of a grisly voice! 'Wipe, wipe, wipe' 'wipe, wipe, wipe'...and then with his clean diaper, and the same hilarious voice I sang 'diaper, diaper, diaper' and he reapeated 'diaper, diaper'...anyhow, maybe you had to be there, but I thought it was pretty funny and it made Little Dan laugh histerically! :D

Have a grand Tuesday!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Problem Solved!

So on Friday, I finally got up the nerve to talk to G about the puppy sitch. I asked her if we could talk about Katie, that she had become more of a responsibility to me than we had originally discussed. She said that she would talk to S and that we could come up with some sort of arrangement.

Later, she called me and told me that S would work on being with the dog more while he was home and that while he was away for work then I would be responsible for her. And they would pay me extra for my time. So we were decided...the dog is my new job, and I don't have to hate her anymore! Hooray!

So thank you to all of your helpful encouragement! I appreciate that you gals are here for me :)

And here is a lovely pic of our fall scenery :)