Thursday, August 4, 2011

Our Dog turns 2!

So our dog Janie had her birthday on Tuesday.  Well, at least that is what I am guessing.  We found her at a rescue shelter in Chicago nearly 2 years ago.  She was 7 weeks old at the time (that also is a guesstimate).  So the kids wanted an official birthdate, and I told them it was August 2nd (that is just what a mother does).

 This is what she looked like approximately 2 years ago.

The kids have been bugging me for weeks about having a celebration for Janie for her birthday.  So Lily made paper chains to hang around the kitchen.  And we went to the specialty Dog Bakery to get just the right treats for our mutt!  Oh, and of course I had to make a cake for Janie's people friends (afterall, I am not eating dog treats!).

Here are a few of the pics capturing the much anticipated moment:

 No, not a flattering photo of myself.  But this just shows her appreciation!
 One of her overpriced dog treats!
 Our pampered pooch being hand fed her treats!
These boys certainly love their dog!
Apparently Janie can't blow out her own candles.  Good thing she has three helpers!

I apologize for the picture quality.  So many blogs I've seen lately have amazing photography.  I'm going to keep working on that.  So bear with me!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The beginning!

Hello friends!  So I'm jumping on the band wagon and starting my own blog!  I'm not sure everyone is doing it...yet!  But here we go anyway!

Our family's daily life is not all that exciting, but this blog will give me a great outlet to journal life in general.  I mean don't you ever look at your kids and wonder where the time went?  I do!  I also look back and wonder why I didn't write things down more often.  After all, we can't all have our own reality TV show to document every amazing detail. 

This blogging thing is a little intimidating!  Really who doesn't have a million little things running through their head that they wouldn't want to share with the whole world?  But, the question is, are all those thoughts WORTHY of sharing with the whole world?  I may have to work on my filtering system.  Seriously, you be the judge!

So, I don't know what will go into this blog.  You may see family photos, quirky stories about the kids, pictures of my current crafting projects, helpful information passed on by others, ect.!

Enjoy!  R.