Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Now, picture it in a flowergarden surrounded by lillies and hostas...I have looked and looked for the perfect memorial garden piece..and to me, this is IT! I was willing to bid high and feel like I stole it at $45! Now, I am trying to decide if I hold onto it until we move to the country where we will be for awhile or go ahead and make a garden here.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I will say I never thought I'd see the day that I fell for a lab, but fell I did. Stella is one of the most loving dogs I have ever met. I will forever be grateful to her for mending my broken heart when I lost my sweet Jax (who is still the bestest dog in the world!). How about a trip down memory lane? I mean, who can resist cute dog pictures? :-) And, since yesterday went to the boxers, it's only fair. Right?
Here she is the first day we brought her home....awwww!!! Here's to many more years together!! She's going to make a great dog and best friend for a future human sibling someday! :-)
Sunday, June 27, 2010
There was a big silent auction...pretty sure that is where most of the money came from! Yay! There was a great turn-out. A local radio station was announcing it every 15 minutes and it was even on the news that morning! Go BoxAR Rescue!!Remember when we fostered Rex's brother, King? Look at him below ~ he is HUGE compared to Rex!! Gorgeous!! What a pretty boy he turned out to be! :-)
This is Izzy, a BoxAr rescue girl that graciously let Rocko join her household!Which one isn't like the others? :-) I am a sucker for a white boxer....I'm a sucker for any boxer! LOL!
Friday, June 25, 2010
To keep it short and sweet, I'll just give you the highlights of the week...
*This was the 2nd week of summer school. I've only got 3 weeks to go...only 14 days total! It is flying by!
*We had open house Tuesday night. Not sure it was entirely necessary for summer school since I drove back into town for 2 parents. But ok...it's over! ha!
*Last night we had a nice dinner at Kevin's sisters house. Love that family! His sister got us some fresh peaches from an orchard and sliced them and got them freezer ready for us AND some fresh blueberries too!
*My summer school principal gave me a high compliment by trying to recruit me to her school! I am not going, but I take that as the highest compliment! I do love my job and hope it shows!!
*Finally the drama around my school (during the regular school year) getting a new principal has ended. I won't go into all that except to say that the new principal sounds AWESOME! I am looking forward to next year. :)
*I've had some frustrations with my doctor's office again and it was the same nurse...so I can't wait to see my doctor because I am SO going to be a tattle tale! ha!
*I'll leave you with a video of our star furkid, Stella, in swimming action...making her daddy proud! It's only 20 seconds... :)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
My mother-in-law gave me these canna's (sp?) last year and I am growing them along the back fence...love 'em and am going to try to get some more variety mixed in!And a few more daylillies...I better enjoy them while I can before the heat zaps them all! :-(
Monday, June 21, 2010
This is one of the Women's Murder Club's books. I read it in 2 days. Loved it! But we all know, it is hard to find a James Patterson book I don't like! ;-) Add this one to your list!
Summary from JamesPatterson.com:
Detective Lindsay Boxer chases a jewel thief, a murderous movie star, and a killer with a vendetta against women and children.
The most personal
A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in blood red lipstick.
The most dangerous
The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.
The most exciting Women's Murder Club novel ever
Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner Rich—and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her relationship with her fiancé and the Women's Murder Club. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line—but is it enough to save the city? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Let's put it on record that Big Bear made his best ever gravy this morning! Yum! Thanks for breakfast honey!!After breakfast, we took the pups for a walk and went swimming. And we discovered quickly that Rex can't swim. Bless his heart...he is CLUELESS! In the picture below, he is jumping toward Kevin out in the water and the next jump, he went head first down to the bottom and didn't come back up. Kevin had to rescue him. C.R.A.Z.Y.
Stella started out pretty rough and clumsy but within 10 minutes was fetching the ball out of the water and swimming like a pro...guess it comes natural for a lab. Not so much with the boxer...Next weekend is the Bark in the Park, so no camping for a little bit! Join us at Burns Park though! :-)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tomorrow is week 1 of summer school down, 4 weeks to go! :-)
PS. My school still doesn't have a new principal for next year. Please pray with us that we are sent a good, family oriented, Godly leader. I am also realizing this summer just what a blessing it is to work with strong christian teachers.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
BARK IN THE PARK at Burns Park is Saturday, June 26th from 10 am to 3 pm!! All proceeds/donations go directly to BoxAR Rescue to help the dogs!! (Come on now...that is where we got our adorable Rex...help them out!)
We will be at the Shelby Smith Pavilion. All dog friendly dogs are welcome. Silent Auction ends at 2 pm. And guess what? Catering provided by Benson's Catering! BBQ and hot dogs! Woohoo!
Bring your doggies and we will see you there! I'll be slinging food until I run out!
Monday, June 14, 2010
P.S. I did decide today that next summer, I will just work for Big Bear! (and travel around in my new camper he's promised me! heehee!)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
This was our annual family trip. I must admit it was really disappointing on family turn-out this year. But, it was high on relaxation for us which is just what we needed. We have been so swamped lately with concessions and caterings that it was nice to just be able to breathe and talk and be together. No stress! Ahhhhhh! One thing that I didn't think would be a big deal but was kind of a bummer was that mom & I waited too long to make our reservations and couldn't get sites very close to each other. Oh well, we'll do better next time. Now, time to clean up from camping and gear up for summer school! :)