Sunday, May 23, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
We now have a puppy who takes up any of our free time. We love to take him on walks and just hang out as a fam. John has been working extra hard in our yard planting flowers and making it beautiful for the warm weather we hope will come and stick around for a while. We also started our little garden again, and will continue to keep our fingers crossed that it will grow because of the surprising lows we have been having. This is such a fun time of the year. We recently found an awesome park by our house and want to have a BBQ there with some family and friends. John's birthday is coming up in about two weeks and so I might plan something fun there. It is the coolest park with rivers and trails where you walk through trees. They are all bloomed right now with flowers everywhere! There is a huge castle playground and tons of grass to play football, baseball, or whatever you want. I can't believe my husband is going to be 23 years old! I want to make his birthday special for him, so stick around to see what plans I come up with...oh and if you have any ideas what I can get him for his birthday, Please let me know :)
Yesterday we got to spend time with two of the best mom's in the whole world. First we went to John's parents house and got to talk to Josh! He is doing so great and loving it over in Russia. Carol (John's mom for those of you who don't know) got us delicious muffins for breakfast and the food didn't stop there. She also fed us lunch! We had shish kabobs, Grandma Betty's famous cabbage salad, jello salad, and Bobs dip. Pretty much It was an amazing lunch and she even sent us home with some little pieces of chicken for Charlie. (This is why he loves his grandma's and grandpa's) After we left the Huston's we met my mom and dad at my Grandma Robert's grave and hung out there. This will be my grandma's 14th Mothers Day being gone, we miss her so much! It was so great to see my mom and dad!
I am so grateful for these two ladies and all they have done for John and I. I am grateful for John's mom and how she has raised such a great son. I am grateful for my mom and for the example she has been to me in my life. Mom's are great! We sure do love ours!
John and I have wanted to get a dog for a long time now. We thought it would be smart to wait until we got home from our trip in March, so that way we could be home to train our new puppy and not have to leave him alone when he is so young. Literally the Saturday after we got home from our trip we set up a time to go and meet Charlie. Basically in a nutshell...John saw him on KSL, we called the family, went and saw him, and the next thing we knew, we were going to Walmart to buy our new puppy all the supplies he would need.
Having Charlie a part of our family has been so fun for everyone. He loves to play with kids, and he also loves his grandma's and grandpa's. He is super spoiled and gets to go everywhere with us. He is doing so good with potty training, and has only chewed up one thing in the whole house (my phone charger of course) He loves to play in the backyard and watch the birds as they hang out in the trees. He loves John so much. They like to play together and spend time together. The other night, he even watched the whole Jazz game with John. Charlie likes to go on walks. At first he didn't like the whole idea of wearing a leash, but as soon as we would have him chase John, he started to get used to it.
Raising Charlie has been what I would think a lot like raising a child. He sleeps during the day and stays up all night! He has to be taken to the bathroom about every two hours (except when we are gone, he has been very good about holding it), he always wants to play, he loves to cuddle, and constantly wants all the attention, he makes us happy and he makes us laugh. We are always having to keep an eye on him, you never know what he will get into.
Last weekend Charlie got very sick and I had to take him to the emergency vet at eleven at night. I was scared and worried he wasn't going to be okay. He recently got his second vaccinations, so we figured it was from that, but nothing was helping him. After a very expensive trip to the vet, I brought him home with a pulled muscle in his stomach and an allergic reaction to shots. Charlie was doing much better the next morning. Th vet said to only feed him soft foods for the next couple of days and now he doesn't want to eat his dog food because the canned stuff is his new favorite thing.
We love Charlie so much! He is been so much fun for us to have and a great way to prepare us for children.