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Friday, May 22, 2009

5 month Anni. and Toby gets a new toy!

Today, was mine and Cris's 5 month anniversary... and we still can't believe we are married, haha! Being married has (so far, lol) been and wonderful journey and an unforgettable experience. We've been together so long it seems like but after getting married we learn new things about each other everyday. Like Cris (for some odd reason) will put the syrup in the fridge!? Weird right?!? So to celebrate our 5 month anniversary, we went out to the mall, bought some new shirts for Cris, and dress and a cute shirt and some new underwear (due to the fact Toby has been eating my cute underwear.) and we went to Outback Steakhouse (had the alaskan crab and a brownie thing for dessert). Then we went and saw the new Star Trek movie! While Katy and Josh dog-sat Toby. We had a blast!! It was alot of fun to finally go out just me and Cris. We haven't been able to go on a date since the wedding because of the move and us being busy all the time.

And yesterday, Cris went to go grocery shopping and came back with gifts for Toby! haha! And he loves every new toy we bring home to him... he is definitely one spoiled (and more than happy) puppy. He doesn't know it yet, but on the 24th Toby gets one more new toy since it's is birthday! He will be 7 months old this month. And he has grown ssoooo much since we brought him home when he was only 5 months old (it really wasn't that long ago. lol)



Toby's new toy! He likes to support his Army daddy, haha!



Cris also got him some very much needed bones too, haha! he loves to play with his bone!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Finding my place in this world

So, a few days ago, I was thinking about what exactly I want to major in, in college. I couldn't decide if I wanted to be a vet... or a graphic designer. And a watching Animal Planet, the Dog Whisperer (like I do every other day at 10am) then it hit. I'M GOING TO OPEN MY OWN PET BOUTIQUE! It's graphic design mixed with the love of animals! My mom owns her own business so I know that it's gonna take hard work... but when you work really hard for something when you accomplish your goal it is so much more rewarding than anything! So I've been brainstorming names and doodling logos and making rough sketches of the stuff I want to make. I've decided to start small (bandannas and name tags) but eventually I'm gonna be making dog beds and designer bowls and everything else you could ever want to spoil your four footed baby! I've got my name of the company and working on the logo. So watch out business world, Sam has got an idea!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cris is on Staff Duty...

Today, Cris is on staff duty, which means he's on a 24 hour shift doing... whatever his sergeants tell him to go, I guess. It's kind of weird being home with just me and Toby but surprisingly I've been getting alot of stuff done. Like, I finally took pictures of the downstairs with everything unpacked!



Here's the Living Room (my favorite room in the house.)




This is the view of the TV on the couch. (nice, huh?)
(Thanks mom and dad :])




This is the Dinning Room. (at the moment its the computer room. lol)




Here is part of the Kitchen.




This is the other part of the Kitchen.
Surprisingly, this is the most used room in our house. lol!

Poor little Toby :/

Yesterday, Toby went to the vet to get neutered. We took him about 7:30am and he was all excited about going someone where in car. So we dropped him off, he whined a little bit as we were leaving but seemed to be okay and the vet let us know that he would probably be ready around 1pm. So Cris and I went home and did some yard work and house work. It was really weird to not have him in the house and I was missing him already. Then around 10am (2 hrs later.) the vet called and said he was done and was asking to call his mommy to come get him, lol! When Cris and I got there he was howling and whining and was, if not the only one making noise, the loudest. The vet told us she tried covering his cage to help him get some rest but he just howled louder, lol! Then she went to get him and a very groggy but very happy to us Toby came stumbling out to us. Then entire way home he was out like a light. And pretty much for the rest of the day.

Vet Orders:
-No rough play for 5-7 days
-Only small handful of food for the first day or two
-No licking the incision
-Cannot be outside unsupervised or for a long period of time

Dozur was not happy with the Vet orders. But we said it was okay to come visit Toby. Dozur tried, and tried to play with Toby by grabbing toys putting them in front of him and hopping around him and barking but poor Toby wasn't feeling up to it. I felt so bad for doing this but it had to be done. He is starting to eat a little bit more but his energy level is still way, way down. He will ask to go outside and he'll go out, pee or poop, then instantly ask to go right back inside. And I don't know alot about how they do neutering, but I'm a little worried about Toby's. His incision is pretty red and one side of it seems to be very swollen.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Hike up Flattop Hill

Yesterday, was probably one of the coolest days ever! We decided with our friends, Amanda, Katy, and Josh that we would go on a hike up Flattop hill with our dogs, Bandit, Dozur, and Toby. It was so much fun but the higher we got the colder it got. It was about an house hike up and an hour down. Yes, Cris came too and actually did very well. He really didn't want to miss out on it and is glad he didn't stay home. The scenery from up there was absolutely amazing. And we had a great time. Ask for Toby, he was in doggy heaven. He stayed up front and lead the pack foward through everything. I was very proud of my little trooper and my other trooper Cris for sticking with us. The pictures don't even come close to explaining how awesome it was and the experience itself was just unexplainable.



It was alot of first for Toby and Dozur. This was the first time they have ever riden in the bed of the truck. I think they kind of enjoyed the wind in their faces. lol!

Bandit on the other hand, had done this before, lol!

We were only a quarter of the way up here. And it already looks amazing, so we decided it would be a good spot to stop, eat, and take some pictures. :]

This is me, Cris and Toby


Here is Josh and Cris.

This is Katy and Josh.

Amanda, Katy and me.

Amanda, Bandit, Katy, Dozur, Josh, Cris, me, and Toby.


This was the easier part of the hike. The rest was stair-like and rock climbing. After a while everyones knees where hurting and it started to get really cold but when we got to the top... it was more than worth the knee aches and stinging skin. lol!


This was from the very top.
Cris and I would like to take Toby on a monthly basis because goin up the mountain he was in front leading the way the entire time and he seemed to be in his element and was loving every mintue of the clumb.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sick Days

ugh... for the past two days... i've been sick.
it started with Josh one of our neighbors and we've been hanging out with alot and then amanda our other neighbor that hangs out with us... and now me.
this royally sucks. i think it might be just a cold, but like the Alaskan Cold... the worst type of cold you could get. lol

well... gonna take more medicine now... and probably take a nap.