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January 22, 2012

{It’s a Lina Update!}

Normally I do these on my treat blog but since it doesn’t really get read *sad face*, I thought I’d do it here :). The woman that adopted my girl Thumbelina (aka Lina) posted new pics on her facebook tonight and I just had to share them! I miss her like crazy every single day. And I love that I found her such an amazing home with such amazing people. I love it.

 

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Hammin’ it up for the camera lol.

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“You will not defeat me!!!”

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Lina: “Hi mommy Kristin! I loooovers youu!”

 

Isn’t she the cutest little thing ever?! I miss her so much every single day.

January 21, 2012

{Girls Night!!}

My moms husband got my mom, my sister, and me tickets to the Rascal Flatts concert last night! It was really good! Of course, D broke my camera (again) so I didn’t get any real pictures. But I did manage to get some with my phone.

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Hunter Hayes

 

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Rascal Flatts (the only picture I could get where the flash from their lights wasn’t blinding the camera)

The show ended at about 11pm. I got home and went to bed. I’m getting old.

January 16, 2012

{Who let the dogs out?!"}

Since I had writers block today I thought I’d take a writing prompt from mama kat! And I chose 5 dogs from your lifetime.

If you know me even a little bit you know that I am a serious animal lover. I have been since birth, I got it from my mother. Not my fault. But this is about dogs…so lets get started :).


Buffy (pom) & Jack (Scottie)



These were my first dogs ever. Jack came first, about a year before I was born. The story is that he was found by my uncle in a shed as a little puppy. The IDIOT that owned him before us was just that, an IDIOT. He got his name because of Jack Daniels. Which is what she used to feed him. A poor defenseless animal! Grrr! Makes me wanna hunt her down and punch her I swear! When she moved my uncle decided to go see if she had left the dog and there he was. Eating bugs (they knew this because when he fed him it was bugs he threw up after eating too much real food). My grandparents nursed him back to health and my grandpa started taking him to the gas station (he owned one) with him every morning. Jack was 1 of the best dogs ever. He favored me, probably because I was the calmest of the kids. I loved that dog. He lived to be about 17 I think.


Buffy (the pomeranian in the picture above) was rescued when my grandmother found out that my great-uncle and his girlfriends kids were mistreating her. She would be left alone inside all day long and end up going potty on the floor..my great-uncle & his girlfriends kids would then beat her because she pooped on the floor. Makes sense right? (note my sarcasm) Buffy and I spent a lot of time in our garage when she first came to live with us. She was so scared of everyone, it really was heartbreaking. She finally came around though and she was amazing :). She was my first ‘fru fru dog’ lol. I could carry her around and everything. She also lived until she was about 16 (a year or 2 younger than Jack I’m pretty sure).


And then there is D’Artagnan, a Samoyed that was abandoned near our house. We think he was abandoned (or at least I do) because he was house trained and he could do tricks (sit, shake, walked on a leash really well). He just wandered into our yard one day when we got home from school. My grandmother said he had been there off and on all day. We played with him and fed him. We all 4 fell in love with him right away. He was an amazing dog! When my grandpa came home he switched though, to a protector. My grandpa started walking towards us and D started to growl at him and wouldn’t let him get close to us lol. He was a keeper that’s for sure :). He lived to be 18 I think. Which is pretty good for a large breed dog.



The first picture I ever saw of “Chica”. I had been searching for a female Chihuahua for a while and when I saw this picture I just…I don’t know. I fell in love with her. D and I drove to Delavan to pick her up on October 10th, 2004. She was 4mo old. I went through a ton of names for her. I could not stand the name "Chica". Finally my sister said, "what about Thumbelina?" And I knew, that was her name! She is a Thumbelina, no bigger than your thumb ;). I loved her so much. Unfortunately she doesn’t live with me anymore :(. She lives with a friend by Chicago. She is still a part of my life and holds a large part of my heart. I fully believe that I was meant to have her, and she was meant to go to this friend of mine.



 

I know the prompt is to do a post about 5 dogs from my life time but I think 4 is enough. Boss and Prissy are both still with me :).

January 15, 2012

{Bringing it back!}

When I was on blogger I had a little thing called Survey Sunday. Mainly because hardly anyone posts on the weekends and I get bored lol. So I’m bringing it back! Simply fill it out, post it to your blog, and link back to me :). Be sure to leave a comment telling me you did it so I can read yours, cause I’m nosy like that!

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?

 I didn't go to prom. *sad face*

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?

 Uh. No.

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?

 Captain and coke.

4. What was your FIRST job?

Besides babysitting? I was busperson at a restaurant.

5. What was your FIRST car?

 The first car that was ever said was mine, was a dodge neon. But the first car that was ever in my name was a chevy cavalier.

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?

 My sister.

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?

 The little boy.

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher?

Mrs. Morris.

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?

 I've never been on one.

10. Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them?

 Nicki S. & No. We lost touch many moons ago when she moved.

11. What was your FIRST sport played?

Gymnastics is a sport right?

12. Where was your FIRST sleep over?

 At Nicki's house.

13. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today?

 The little boy.

14. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?

 My aunt & uncle

15. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?

Oh thank heaven it’s Sunday!

16. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?

 New Kids on the Block :)

17. FIRST tattoo or piercing?

 Tattoo: Playboy Bunny. Piercing: ears.

18. FIRST foreign country you went to?

 Umm...

19. What was your FIRST run in with the law?

 It was with a guy I know that much.

20. When was your FIRST detention?

 6th grade I think. I got in trouble for saying ‘ass’ in P.E.

21. What was the FIRST state you lived in?

 The one I live in now obviously.

22. Who was the FIRST person to break your heart?

The first person to knock me up.

23. Who was your FIRST roommate?

  Hmm..well, I lived with G’s father when I was pregnant and for about 6wks after he was born. Does that count?

January 11, 2012

{Wedding Wednesday!}

Since my wedding planning blog isn’t wanting to publish to FB I decided to just start updating here :). Everyone reads this one anyway, right? ;)

On Friday we finally paid for our venue! I’m so super excited! We’re having the whole shabang in one place so it’s cheaper (which D loves).

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This is our space! I pretty much grew up here, not that I spent a lot of time here, but it’s where my dad always was when my mother would have to go hunt him down. Since it’s a bar & a bowling alley (other side of the building). I’m really excited!

I also decided on my centerpieces.

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Pretty right? My mom and her husband bought a house and the lady they bought it from left a ton of mason jars in her canning room. So I’m going to use those and just pick up some floating candles at Michaels and some of that stuff to tie a bow. I don’t know what it is in the picture..I’m gonna have to find out. Hmm..

I’m starting to get super excited though!! Woohoo!! Oh oh! And D’s aunt is going to take our pictures! Yay! So now the only big things left are dresses for me and the bridal party, the caterer, and the alcohol (which we can’t order until March). Things are FINALLY coming together for this thing.

January 10, 2012

{It’s been a minute}

So I’m finally getting around to posting some more pictures of G’s birthday fun. I know, I’m a slacker. Oh well.

Because we didn’t do a big party this year (which I’m not sure why we didn’t), we decided to go bowling instead. Originally we were going to go to Uncle Bucks at Bass Pro. But that was a 40minute wait just for a lane, not to mention food. So we went to the bowling alley here in town, which was just as much fun :).

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Good times were had by all involved, which was us and the 3 little kids. I still can’t believe my little boy is 9yrs old though. It seems like just yesterday I was bringing him home from hospital, and now look at him. *sigh* He’s killing me.

We didn’t do a cake or anything, he didn’t want one I guess. This year was just kind of random for birthdays. But he got what he wanted and did something he likes to do and that’s all that matters, right?