Friday, February 27, 2009

happy friday!

i went out last night to the movies with some girlfriends (he's just not that into you, which was pretty good) so no time to post. just a quick happy friday from me and foster! we're taking puppy on his first snowshoeing adventure tomorrow up to NH with our friends catie & steve. should be fun! stay tuned for updates next week! i leave you with an image taken from hubby's new celly of foster doing what he loves most: retrieving!
have a good weekend!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

happy birthday sis!

the busiest month of birthdays with my sis! gotta give a shout out to my big sister, who is constantly supporting me in all of my endeavours! here's a picture of us at my wedding last august where she was an amazing MOH!! happy birthday KT-i love ya!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


mid-september mid-february why does he have to grow up?!??!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

new dining room!

home improvements continued this past weekend. now that we're mostly done with the living room we've moved on to the dining room. dave replaced the outlets and covers and the air vent cover. we painted the walls with an eddie bauer signature valspar color called winter wheat. toss in some new beige colored curtains from target and here's the finished product! stay warm!

Monday, February 23, 2009

happy belated brooke!

as i mentioned before, february is a big birthday month for me. yesterday was my BF's brooke's birthday. brooke is one of my oldest friends from way back. we have known eachother for a long-ass time! she is getting married this spring and i am honored to be her MOH on the big day! happy birthday sweetie!!!!
here's a pic of the bride-to-be with her lovely fiance jonathan.....
hope you had a great day yesterday!! xoxoxox

Friday, February 20, 2009

an icy stroll around gates pond

foster and i went for a walk around the gates pond reservoir last weekend while daddy was working on some home improvements. it was very icy. i was forced to walk on the edges of the trail in the snow but foster didn't seem to have any trouble on the ice! i snapped a few pics....have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

home improvements!

we were very busy last weekend painting and updating our living room. i must say DH is very handy around the house! look at this laundry list of things he's done!
  • he has replaced all the two-pronged outlets with three-pronged ones
  • he's replaced all the outlet and light-switch plate covers
  • he's replaced the air vents covers with new ones that actually open and close
  • he's in the process of replacing all the light switches and rewiring the 3-way switches
on top of all that he and i painted the living room last weekend too! we are using valspar paint from lowes. the living room is now jungle chameleon green! check it out....check out the new curtains too! and the beautiful lamp my parents got us for our wedding! this weekend we'll be tackling the dining room with updates and paint. stay tuned next week for more updates!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

a sunday morning jog

dave and i started taking foster on some short jogs with us. well, we're jogging, he just seems like he's walking fast. one time we thought we saw him panting but he was just yawning. :) on sunday i jogged a shorter distance then dave and foster so i snapped a few pics of them finishing up. ummmm...remember how good cut up orange slices were during youth soccer games? i'm bringing back that tradition....waiting anxiously for daddy to get back from his cool-down such a handsome puppy and hubby we followed up the jog with some bumper retrieving. sit...stay....and....fetch! good boy! all of this excitement led to one tired puppy! and where better to lie down then right in the middle of daddy's sit-ups? have i mentioned how much this dog loves dave?
notice anything different about the walls in the living room? more on that tomorrow.......

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

feliz cumpleanos sarita!

february is a big birthday month for my family and friends. today is my dear friend sarah's birthday! she has FINALLY caught up with the rest of us old bags and is officially 30 today!! sarah is part of my inspiration for blogging. she was one of my first friends to blog and i used to love reading about her daily adventures in her home in sevilla, spain!
sending you big hugs across the atlantic sarita!! happy birthday diva!!

what? i can't hear you

ohhh rabbit! how foster loves thee! since you arrived on christmas you have quickly become his best buddy. and how does foster show his love? by chewing and tearing away at rabbit's ears and removing the fur from his head!
i got up one morning last week and found this on the floor at first i thought it was a leaf but after tracking down rabbit my fears were realized when i discovered rabbit had suffered the same fate as that cop in reservoir dogs and vincent van gogh...what'd i do? what!? well we're keeping rabbit in the rotation. hopefully foster resists the urge to become the next mr. blonde.

Monday, February 16, 2009

belated birthdays

between physical therapy 2 nights a week and 2 nights a week at the gym trying to get my butt back into shape my blogging has lessened. but i vow to change! yes i can!!
ok, time for some catch up........last sunday was my mom's bday and this past friday was my brother's birthday! gotta give a shout out to the fam-happy birthday's mom and mike!! this is the only recent picture i can find of you guys together(with my dad)....sorry mike. we went over to my parents place last weekend to celebrate the birthdays. foster was smiling and playing fetch in the snow. hope you guys had great birthdays!
i promise i'll be back a few more times this week with more of the funtastic escapades of foster the puppy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

i can smile!

westminster is on tonight and tomorrow night so i'm busy watching all sorts of different kinds of doggies. but i'll be back soon with more fun stories with my absolute favorite smiling puppy foster!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

never bite when a growl will do

i bought the cutest book by michael nastasi when i was up in the old port last weekend.
turns out i'm not the only one who likes it! feel free to check it out if you're looking for a good read! it's foster recommended! :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

foster's first visit to maine

last weekend DH and i went up to maine to visit friends and family. foster spent the day with daddy while i was out getting pampered and shopping with my sis. in the evening daddy went out with some friends and foster came and crashed at m & d's condo with me and kt. it was a nice quiet evening of curried chicken, knitting and relaxing. we snapped a few pics at the condo.....
why would i sit in my doggie bed when there's a perfectly comfortable rug and some shoes over here? hanging with mommy, pinky and chicken what a handsome boy! were you expecting some fun outdoor adventure pics? maybe next time!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

foster's morning routine

lately foster has developed a pretty standard routine in the morning. i'm usually up around 6-6:15am and i let puppy outside to take care of his business. while he's out i make his food. even tho he has big boy teeth we still soak his food in water so he eats it a bit slower. and by a bit slower i mean about 20-30 seconds. we usually feed him bfast and dinner in his kennel. lately, when he's finished bfast, he comes out of his kennel with his mallard in his mouth. mallard is one of foster's original stuffed toys from when he was a baby. we refer to it as his binky since he sleeps with it every night and occasionally carries it around. in fact, they were introduced on the day we brought foster home. anyway, so he comes running out of his kennel with mallard and then runs upstairs to find dave. dave reaches a hand out from under the covers and pets him while he makes all these funny grunting noises. after a few minutes of that he takes off again back downstairs to drink some water, which he sometimes drops mallard into, and go back out again.
foster starts each day with quite alot of excitement and exuberance. i guess he loves life!
stay tuned for a post on his first visit to maine!