Monday, May 19, 2008

Meet the pets

Meet Nugget. He is, quite possibly one of the best dogs in the world. You may ask, "Is that a miniature, short-haired German Shepherd?" The answer is, "Yes, he is." Purebred. He is one fine specimen.
Oh how we love this dog. There have been many a song sung on his behalf. Blake typically uses the tune of a song or annoying commercial and rephrases to tell a story about the dog or just to sing to him. Blake actually believes Nugget enjoys these performances?!!?? To top that off, he has approximately one billion nicknames. To list few...

Alabama National Hound, Bandit, Bumpers, Cootie Eyed Mutt, Dark Helmet, Deputy Dog, Fish Breath, Gray Muzzle, Liver Lips, Noo Noos, Nugs, Nugersley, Mr. Misty, Montana Max, Mountain Hound, Moose, Pea Head, Pugsley, Pups Mackenzie, Regal Beagle, Saddleback, Scoots, Shepherd, Super

He is our pride and joy.

Then there is Olive, the newest addition of the family. I chose to believe she is purebred Maine Coon. She is absolutely gorgeous and has the most amazing personality. Blake met her a golf course and agreed to take her home in exchange for 2 free rounds. She is the greasiest little thing you have ever seen but is so cute that it doesn't even matter.

Believe it or not, she already has a few names of her own.

Bits, Bitsy, Bitsy Boos, Bittens, Bitties, Bitty, Itsy Bitsy, Itty Bitty, Coon, Miss Kitty, Mrs. Bittens

You can expect more photos of these two in the future!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tough title


One wept whose only child was dead,
Newborn, 10 years ago.
“Weep not; she is in bliss,” they said.
She answered, “Even so,

“Ten years ago was born in pain
A child, not now forlorn.
But oh, ten years ago, in vain
A mother, a mother was born.”

Alice Meynell

This poem was read during our church service on March 2, 2008. It had been three short days since our second daughter was born, 32 days short of a year since our first.

There are no diapers to change or bottles to clean. The car seat and stroller remain at the store. Toys are not scattered from room to room. From the outside looking in, we do not have children. But on the inside…

Monday, May 5, 2008

Never ending yardwork


Close up...

Little Gem Magnolia...

A bloom in its infancy...

We planted 3 more beds at the front/side of our house. One more to go around back and we are done! Progress is good!