Friday, February 26, 2010

happy birthday sis!

today is my sister's bday! happy birthday kt!!
sadly i can't find any recent pics of my sis to post so instead i'll refer you to her blogs! check out either of my sister's 2 blogs, listed over on the right-hand side on this page under blogroll or just click the links:
  • GooGooGoings On-the super fun adventures of life with 3 boys under the age of 7 in her household
i had no idea when i taught my sister to knit & purl that it would morph into what it is today! but it's great for me b/c now i never have to knit anymore! if you're looking for any good ideas or tips on knitting i highly recommend you check out that second blog!
i'll be celebrating with my sis tomorrow up in maine, followed by my first ski trip with her entire clan! happy birthday & happy weekend y'all!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

big boy collar!

foster's original collar broke last week so on dave's last trip to bass pro he picked up a new & improved bigger one!
he was very excited waiting to see what daddy was going to pull out of the bag for him!and doesn't he look so handsome! another sad day for mommy b/c her little puppy is all grows up.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

RIP daddy

i only recently started watching the dog whisperer on nat geo. we never had the channel before but since we switched to fios i have been watching it all the time. ceasar millan really just gets dogs. it's pretty cool to watch.
i just learned today that ceasar's trusty companion daddy, the hallmark of calm submissive dogs, passed away last friday at age 16. dave & i LOVE watching daddy on his show. he gave pit bulls a good rep with his amazing behavior. check out this link for more info on daddy.
RIP daddy!!


we continue to pound away on our home improvement list this winter. you've already seen our newly painted bedroom, next was the office. we're changing things up a bit in this room & making it more of a guestroom than an office. it will still have a desk & computer but no filing cabinet, no bookcase, no dog crate and hopefully soon we'll add a new sleeper sofa & get rid of the futon. (we'll be taking reservations in the spring for any visitors!)
as usual DH picked out a fun color that we both are quite happy with. another valspar signature color from lowes, new england yellow. you may recall reading a few posts ago that we had some issues with buying "identical" paint from 2 different lowes stores. i highly recommend buying all your paint from the same store, even if it's the same darn color! in the end it all worked out. so keep in mind we're in a bit of a transitional phase here....hopefully i'll have pics to share of the finished product soon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

down at the river

i'm back! the office is back to normal, well really we're in a transitional phase but the computer is plugged in again! so i can finally catch up on some way overdue blog posts! more to come on the office later....
sometime in the last few weeks puppy & i took a walk down to the river for some chilly winter exercise. i snapped a few pics of the frolicking & of these pics in particular reminded me of another visit to the river a long time ago...
october 2008and then a week or so ago, feb 2010 ahh they grow up so fast!
so y'know it's winter up here. new england in february is chilly chilly. does that stop foster from jumping in the river? i'll let the pics answer that.....once we got back to the house i notice his wet fur had frozen! crazy puppy!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

happy day BFB!!

today is best friend brooke's birthday! happy birthday brookie!!!
BFB has had a tough couple of weeks so any birthday wishes are much appreciated!
love you hon!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

where is foster the puppy?

sorry to MIA again readers! we painted our office over the weekend and the computer is still not hooked back up yet! this is due to the fact that we got 2 gallons of paint from 2 different lowes stores and although they are supposed to be the same color, alas they are not. so dave wants to put another coat of paint on from the second store so it will all even out. i love that my husband is as OCD as me! :)
on top of that westminster is on TV this week as are the winter olympics! so i have been very lazy in the evening under many blankets.
hopefully everything will be squared away soon and i will be back to blogging! i have several posts lined up of the amazing adventures of foster the puppy!
stay tuned.......

Saturday, February 13, 2010


happy birthday big brother!!
hope you're having a good day!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


happy birthday mummy!!!
you continue to be an inspiration to us all!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

a thank you note

dear unkie mike & auntie angelita,
thank you sooo much for the christmas pheasant! so far i have removed it's feet, some white paper thing hanging off it's side and i'm making good progress chewing off the head! mommy & daddy had to remove some of the insides but i'm still working on getting to the middle. i gotta stop it from squeaking!!
i love my pheasant!!
rahv, foster

happy weekend everyone!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


last weekend auntie laura & uncle tri came to visit! auntie laura to see puppy & uncle tri to see us. you see uncle tri is not a big dog-person. foster of course can tell this and constantly tries to win him over. jumping up and slobbering on his jacket may not be the way to do it but that didn't stop him from trying!
would you like to see my headless pheasant? why are your hands up there? they can't pet me from way up there! please pet me! please oh please oh please!!!!after a few tries & dave & i blocking him from getting there he eventually let tri be.which left plenty of time to give loves to auntie laura, who was more than happy to oblige.
loves in the sunummm excuse me? uh yeah you stopped petting me. can we fix that? how can you resist this face? :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

hide n' seek

foster is still very much a puppy. he loves running around the house and playing. lately dave has started playing hide n' seek with fos around the first floor. you basically just run around the central staircase and try to catch each other. but foster will stop and wait to see you peek around a corner then come charging at you. i tried it the other day and snapped some pics in the i said, still very much a puppy. :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

sandy bedroom

last weekend dave & i painted our bedroom. i've had about 5 paint swatches up on the wall there for about a year & hubby finally picked one. i have to say he is remarkably good at picking out paint colors.
we stayed with valspar paint from lowes. our bedroom is now a very neutral "sand 3".we're both very happy with it! all that's left is a new set of curtains and we can check another room off our list!
next project this winter is the guest room/office, which will be getting a complete makeover-stay tuned!