Thursday, December 24, 2009

cozy time

foster loves cozying up to the fire every night. sometimes he gets his head so close i'm afraid he's going to burn it!this is probably going to be it for a while as we dive headlong into eating, drinking and merriment with family & friends for the next few days. hopefully we'll be back next week with pics and stories to tell!
have a merry christmas wherever you are!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

snow spazz

foster is absolutely crazy in the snow. he spent the entire time we were shoveling chasing after the shovels, jumping headfirst into shovel-fulls of snow and eating snow. i tried snapping a few pics while we were outside last weekend after we got about 8 inches of fluffy white stuff.
trying to catch a shovel-full of snow...in his mouthchillin'playin' with daddyhe just LOVE LOVE LOVES the snow so much! and is a total spazz with excitement.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

congrats catie & steve!!

our good friend's catie & steve got engaged over the weekend!! hooray!!!congrats guys!! can't wait to celebrate the big day!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

holiday ecard!

what's this? a weekend blog post?!?!?!? that's right my friends!
i just finished our holiday ecard and i wanted to post it! i copied this idea from our friend's J&J. i was too slow to get a real card out and this is an eco-friendly alternative. i might do this every year now!
this is a collection of some of our fav pics from 2009. since we didn't do much traveling (read: 6 weddings!) there's a lot of pics of family & friends, which is just as nice!
happy holidays everyone!!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

happy birthday betsy!

tomorrow is my MIL's betsy's bday! we won't be in CT to celebrate until christmas eve. :(
sending you WARM wishes from MA for a happy birthday!!!!
love you! meg, dave & foster

Thursday, December 17, 2009

puppy the reindeer

if i had my way this would have been our christmas card this year. instead we're not doing one. between hunting and colds we haven't had time to take a proper family pic for a card. :((

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

puppy + tree

happy holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2009

waiting

catching some zzzzzzzzz's in the sun waiting for daddy to come home from his trip here he comes..... DADDY!!!! all is right in puppy world again.
ok people that's 5 posts this week!! now cut me some slack & have a great weekend!! :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

first snow!

we had our first snowstorm last weekend! nothing major, only maybe 2-3 inches. but as you may recall foster LOVES snow. so we went for a walk sunday morning in the peaceful aftermath.
i snapped this pic on our walk b/c i thought this tree looked kinda cool home sweet home playtime it's finally starting to feel like christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

lounging around

daddy was gone away in nantucket last weekend for work so puppy & i lounged around all weekend at home. these are 2 of puppy's favorite spots to get comfy......
in between the couch and coffee table and in front of the fire it was a nice relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

holiday cheer

we're amping up for the holidays around here. i put up the wintery wreath on the front door and hung up our stockings! you may recall seeing foster with his stocking last year....i took another pic this past weekend he's so grows up!! sniff sniff....
i stitched puppy's name into his stocking just like i did for dave's & mine of course i put foster's & dave's together on one side hoping to get the tree this week!

Monday, December 7, 2009

summertime in december

last week we had a 70-degree day here in massachusetts! i had 1 vacation day left to burn so i took a half day and puppy and i frolicked in the warm sun at gates pond. since it was 1pm on a thursday we pretty much had the place to ourselves. and wouldn't you know it...i remembered my camera! snaps to me. especially since people (christie!!) are pestering me for blog posts. :)
illegally swimming in hudson's water supply my feeble attempt to take a cool pic in the sun battling a huge stick then my camera batteries died-doh!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

the duck factory

dave & foster went duck hunting last week at the infamous duck factory! the duck factory is a place where dave's friend bob has been hunting at for years that's loaded with ducks. dave's heard alot about it but have never been invited to go....until this year! and the duck factory delivered on it's promise & dave got 4 ducks, which foster retrieved somewhat successfully. it's still a work in progress with him but he gets better each time out!
team photo: proud papa & stoic puppy
to make the day even more fun foster got to hang out with another lab from gunning island kennels, brookie! brooke is an amazing retriever. she has been trained very well and is a certified master hunter! during down time foster & brooke snuggled together.....
these photos are courtesy of brooke's owner john.
well, we're off to CT on thursday for loads of turkey, wine, desserts, etc.
have a happy thanksgiving everyone!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

40 years!

we had a 40th anniversary party for my parents last weekend. i made them this slideshow, with the amazing help of my friend steve who burned the movie file onto dvds for us to watch on tv! thanks steve!!! the first song is one of my parents favorites and the second one my mom likes and seemed to fit well! let me know what you think!
video
this is all i have for this week so have a nice weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

halloween in maine

no we weren't dressed up or trick-or-treating. we were at our 6th and final wedding of the year up on sebago lake. it was a lovely ceremony on the lake and the lodge was very cozy and warm. puppy came up to maine with us (albeit not the wedding) and we swung by my sister's house on the way out on sunday for a quick visit. the boys seemed to have fun running around outside and playing fetch with foster. alas we had to go home and puppy found a nice warm sunny spot in the truck to rest his head and nap on the way home. this dog amazes me in that he can find a armrest/console a comfortable place to nap and be snoring away....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

morning lovefest

this is just a sampling of the daily lovefest that occurs every morning in my bed between dave and foster. occasionally on weekends i get to get in on some of the love but clearly this dog only has eyes for dave.

Monday, November 16, 2009

foster foster foster

i know you've missed him! puppy is doing great! he recently had his yearly check-up at the vet and he is in near-perfect health! i say near-perfect b/c he was apparently exposed to lyme disease and is taking a 30 day course of antibiotics just in case. he received the "lyme vaccine" a while ago but apparently that doesn't 100% prevent you from getting the disease. the word vaccine is a bit confusing here i must admit. BUT i guess it helped his body fight off the lyme so he has no symptoms. to learn more read here. i should also mention we give him frontline too but being outside all the time and living in the northeast lyme disease is VERY common in dogs up here. luckily when caught early antibiotics make them good as new!
he clocked in at 79 lbs and is free & clear of heartworm and all that other fun stuff. yay puppy! we are also currently in the process of switching foster from his "puppy" formula dog food to "adult" dog food. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! he will still be referred to as a puppy! it's a very sad day tho that he's growing up so fast. :(
otherwise foster has been having LOTS of fun hunting with daddy several times a week. mostly they have been pheasant hunting but also occasionally waterfowl. foster has proven to be a spectacular hunting dog! several pheasants have been brought home and consumed! great job boys! here's a pic of puppy in his hunting collar (a gift from auntie catie!): back tomorrow with more fun updates!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

yay me!

another year, another birthday! although this one isn't nearly as traumatic as last year, my sister did point out to me this morning that i am now IN my 30's. yay. thanks for pointing that out k. thought i'd throw up a few pics of some of my fav events from the past 365 days....
BF brooke's wedding
the falmouth road race
good times with my hubby

and of course constant unconditional love & entertainment from foster

thanks for all the birthday wishes!!