Sunday, May 24, 2009

The end of first trimester....

So we have hit the end of first trimester (well, in two days). I didn't start taking pictures last time until I was about 5 months, but since I am showing a little earlier this time, I thought it would be fun. I guess black wasn't the best color to wear to show growth, but oh well. I can still wear regular shirts, but pants and shorts have to have elastic waistbands or they won't fit. Good think all my work clothes for PE are comfy and stretchable!! I'm trying to hold off buying maternity clothes as long as I can and I have wonderful sisters who are sending all of their tops to me (Thank you girls!). Too bad I can't fit into their pants....they are too petite for me.

Well, we are gearing up for our move in a couple of weeks and will be glad when it is through. We have been doing a lot of preliminary preparation, so I think it will go fairly smoothly! My awesome green-thumb grandma will be in town for a few weeks when we move, so she and I are going to get some plants and flowers to fill the pots around the house to make it feel like home! Ike is also doing some renovations and updates, so the house will be looking new again in no time!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

For all you dog lovers!!

I have to say that I love my dog. He is not perfect, but he is the perfect dog for our family. Despite the slobber, the dog hair, the occasional chewing (thank goodness he is basically out of that stage), and his poor stinky ear we can't seem to clear up, he is the greatest. He is the first one to welcome us when we get home and he's sad when we leave. He has basically a mellow personality unless he is around new people or things (but he does calm down after getting used to them), and he is a great watch dog with strangers (but, again..he calms down after getting used to them-so I guess not a great watch in the end). But we love him....especially when I see him like this..... I love it when he has had a good day with lots of exercise and he just plops down and sleeps. It makes me not mind the 4 am nose-nudging to let him out to do his business. Well, Bo just turned two about two weeks ago, and I guess his real present will be moving to a house with a lot of property and plenty of other dogs to play with! The house on the family property we will be moving to has plenty of land for all of us, and I can't wait to watch him do what he does best.....just be a dog!