Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Poor LuLu

My morning last Thursday seemed like a normal day, until I backed out of the driveway and right over my sweet puppy LuLu. She yelped and yelped. Dixie, her mother, was running around like crazy trying to figure out how to fix it and I was crying. It seemed as if the only thing bothering her was her back leg. Jonathan told me to go on to work and he would take care of her. While I was on my way to work he called and told me that we was going to take her on the vet because she was starting to bleed out of her ears. He was just kidding, she was doing fine but this is the kind of sympathy that I live with on a daily basis. He did call the vets office and they said to watch her over night unless she seemed to be having any other problems. Friday morning I got up and took her to the vets office. The vet said that it was a broken femur. They kept her to run an x-ray and depending on the findings they would either put a splint on it of do surgery. Late Friday afternoon they called and said that they were going to have to do surgery. The bone had been broken lengthwise. They did the surgery on Monday afternoon and it was worse than they thought when they got inside. The surgery took 3&1/2 hours. They put pins in her bone to hold it together and stitched her up. We went and picked her up yesterday afternoon. She is doing great, but has to stay in her crate for 4 weeks. This poor dog will be spoiled for sure now! Anytime I look in those big brown eyes I feel so bad. Here are some pictures that Taylor took this morning. Her poor little leg looks like a chicken quarter.

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I'm Slipping

I have been so good to keep everyone updated since I started my blog, but I find myself slipping. Maybe it because I no longer have a life that would interest anyone else. Since my daughter is playing softball and my son is playing baseball I find myself sitting at a ballpark almost every night of the week. My husband keeps complaining because I haven't even been able to find time to go to the grocery store which means that I have nothing to cook for supper which equals a grumpy family. Last week, for example, was a Monday night game, Tuesday night practice, Wednesday night meeting with insurance agent, Thursday night game, Friday night family and friends cookout, and Saturday we had three games and were at ballparks from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. I don't know how people with more kids do it. After the chaos of last week I decided that I was going to have to get more disciplined with groceries and housework or I was going to turn into a mad woman.

I was so proud of myself this week. On Monday, I left work at 3:00, went to a Dr.'s visit, ran to the grocery store, cooked supper, got both kids out the door for Tanner's practice (on the other side of town) at 5:00 where Taylor ate her dinner, and to Taylor's game in Jacksonville at 7:00 where the rest of us at dinner. I felt as though all of that deserved a little pat on the back. Everyone was like "Girl you have got it all figured out!" but they didn't see the giant pile of laundry that could eat a small child, or all of the crap that has found it's way to the outside of my house in the last week. I was quick to tell them "No, it was just a good day where everything worked out."

So, if you find yourself thinking, "What has happened to Amanda and Jonathan?", don't worry! We are just sitting at a ballpark somewhere cheering on one of our children. It's a crazy life but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
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Friday, April 3, 2009

My Pitiful Dixie

Our friends gave us a small dog bed to use with our new puppy LuLu. LuLu loved it and took all of her toys in it one at a time. When Dixie came in the house she decided that she needed that dog bed for herself even if only half of her body fits in it. Dixie slept in it all night and apparently enjoyed it because she was snoring very loudly.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Fools Day

The children had a surprise for their father when he went to work. While they were waiting on the bus they rolled Jonathan's minivan. I was so proud of them taking the initiative to do it on their own. Jonathan had no idea until he left to go to work. The outside was done with what was leftover from the inside so it isn't as good, but it was wet and stuck to the van.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bass Pro Shop

This weekend we went to a plant nursery and looked to see what we would like to plant in our yard. It was nice going with our children at the ages they are instead of babies like they were the last time. They were curious about all of the different plants and had their own opinions about what we should plant. They were so awesome that we decided that we would take them to the Bass Pro Shop as a surprise. Of course I had my camera and I now feel that I should share these photos with you.

This is the entrance after the long winding drive through the woods to get there. You can tell that they are trying to make it like a wildlife sanctuary. There was clover planted everywhere and streams and bridges. When you walked in the race cars were over your head. These are full sized race cars.

We had so much fun walking around and just acting goofy. The children both found things to buy with their money and things to dream about buying one day. I just walk around in amazement of the detail and money that goes into building one of these stores. It is free entertainment.

And of course I couldn't leave out the Ra-Kughn!
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