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Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of JULYYYY!

OUR 4TH OF JULY BBQ WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS!
lol, we all had so much fun and wayyy too much to eat!









Saturday, July 4, 2009

random thoughts...

so yesterday was alot of fun i got off from work at 4pm! yayy! lol and cris and I had a little get together at our house. well i was looking around and i realize that our house is about 97% finished! so i took some pics of the new stuff lol!!




yep we got a dinning room table and a computer desk!!

and after that i got bored and took some pics of me toby and lizzie lol!









yea toby i think is a bit of a camera whore.. i've taught him well. haha!

So lately I've been slightly obsessed with hello kitty stuff. lol, idk whyy but i think its cute! I mean have you seen my myspace?!?! haha! And I've been wanting to dye my hair again and idk if im gonna do something different or keep it the same.. im still in the process of growing my hair out again, lol! i miss my long hair!!! lol. I really have been wanting to dye a streak of my hair light blue! i think it would look oober cool!! kinda like this girls hair...

but just the bangs. not the whole top of my head. lol! i love puttin different colors in my hair... well i guess we will see what i do later on! lol

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

normal day

so recently the dogs.... ate.... my camera.... so there wont be any new pictures for a little while, sorry ya'll. but its ok.

Recently, Cris and I both have been sick for about a week now. slowly but surely we are starting to get over whatever it is we have. The puppies have been excellent entertainment since we've been sick. Lizzie is just as full of personality as Toby is. Everyone absolutely loves Lizzie. She is quite the beast i must say. She already dominates him, lol.

Well i got to go clean the house then take toby for a walk. later!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ready to Get Moving!

So, the day before yesterday Cris and I decided to expand our family by 2 pounds and got ourselves a pitbull-beagle mix 6 week little girl. And she's just wonderful and so smart. Now that Cris and I have a pretty good sized family it's time to start getting down to business and get my business going. I've already got a few designs in mind, just gotta get them printed and on the internet. :)

wish me luck!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lizzie

So, today cris and I were on craigs list and couldnt help but we got a new puppy today! haha, we had been looking for a puppy for toby to play and I had been searching for months and finally we found some that hadn't all been claimed yet. She is 6 weeks old and is a pitbull/beagle mix.

So it is my pleasure to introduce you to...
Lizzie Lisenby.









Tuesday, June 2, 2009

not alot going on right now.

So, it's been a little while since i've updated my blog. But there really isn't too much to write about. I finally have a new job at the military clothing store on base making $10 an hour, and i only have 2 days off a week. And I am slowly but surely starting to get things ready for my newborn business. Cris has been doing alot more in physical therapy so he is getting better, and all the leg muscles are getting strong again. Toby, has just been... Toby. Well he gives me something to write about now that i think about it. One day, Cris and I went grocery shopping and we have been leaving Toby out while we are gone because he has been getting better about not chewing on things. Well i went to work and when Cris got home, somehow, Toby knocked over our decorative tree and ate most of the leaves off of it and chewed up the branches. Yea. And about a week ago, he ate the heels off of my lepoard print $80 shoes, 9 MORE pairs of my underwear, another bra, his tennis ball, and parts of the basket our decorative tree sits in. He is truthfully and honestly the black husky mix version of Marley off of Marley and me. If you haven't seen that movie, you would have to watch it to understand how surprised Cris and I are that Toby hasn't chocked to death on something or has died from some stomache problem. We took him to a vet just in case and the vet said he's a very very happy and healthy puppy. We don't really understand how but we are happy he is healthy. Here let's recap EVERYTHING this 7 month old puppy has eaten...

- 1 decrative tree
- 11 pairs of my underwear
- 5 candles
- 2 bras
- 1 tennis ball
- 3 cell phone chargers
- 1 of Cris's METAL brace for his knee (don't know where the metal pieces went)
- 3 pads from Cris Army helmet
- 2 pairs of jeans
- 2 leashes
- 2 cell phone covers
- 1 of our neighbors cigarette butts from outside
- 1 FULL loaf of bread
- 1 empty bag of cereal
- 1 ball cap
- 1 pair of $80 high heels
- 1 of cris's shoe laces off of his tennis shoes
- And tries to eat the vacuum cleaner??

which is a total of: 38 things (not including the vacuum cleaner)
I PROMISE WE FEED HIM 2 AND HALF CUPS OF DOG FOOD A DAY AND HE GETS DAILY WALKS!
but who couldnt love a face like this...



Cris and I love him to death and wouldn't give him up for anything. He is Mr. Personality and knows exactly when to put on that little puppy face.

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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.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Toby and Dozur

When Cris and I started meeting our neighbors we also met their dogs. Seems like everyone on our street has at least one dog. Amanda has Bandit and Smokey, a jack Russel terrier and a miniature dachshund, Katy has Dozur, a 6 month old German Shepard/Husky mix. And when our friends come over to hang out their dogs come with them and when we go over to their houses we bring Toby with us. Dozur and Toby are the exact same age and most of the dogs are older, so they have bonded quit quickly and love to see each other everyday! They are hilarious together, they even share the food bowl without growling or anything. Their battle buddies! And everyday is a play day for these two trouble makers, lol!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

So Cris and I finally got our household good!! yayay! lol, and i was sooo excited until the movers left and i started looking around at how much crap we had!!! I DIDNT EVEN KNOW I OWNED THAT MUCH STUFF!! lol!



And you definitely dont want to even know what the upstairs looked like! haha, but cris and i are getting everything unpacked and as soon as everything is done we will take more pictures or the finished product.

Im really glad our stuff is finally here, cause its really starting to feel like 'home' to me. And our house is filling up almost daily it seems like lol! Im really starting to love it here. :]

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Boxes!! :]

This was Toby's first Easter! And thanks to my mom, he had a great day!


He had lots of little goodies in his Easter basket!







<------ And this rough looking guy here is Ducky, Toby's easter gift from my mom ( his Nanie, lol ) and his new favorite toy/obsession! He carries it around, plays by himself with it, plays tug-o-war with it, fetches it (...sometimes), and even sleeps with it. I took this picture only about 30 mintues after he got it... and he already tore it up, lol! And Cris and I got more plates (yay!!) and some of mama's homemade chocolate chip cookies! They were kind of crushed from the apparently rough ride in the mail from Texas to Alaska but they were still very very good! Thank you so much for the easter boxes, Mom! We all appreciate it very much... especially Toby haha!




And this is one of Toby's new easter outfit, lol!------->











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Thursday, April 9, 2009

The house is starting to come together <3

CRIS AND I FINALLY GOT BOTH OF OUR COUCHES!! :]

And boy it wasn't easy getting the bigger one in... we actually had to take our front door off the hinges and put it in the kitchen for the moment... hahaha!!

And then squeeze the big couch through the front entry way, and then through the kitchen and dinning room! Thankfully our friends/good neighbor, Bruce, came over to help :]



And as soon as they got it in, Cris tested it out too see how comfy it was. lol!!



And here is our new TV... (with cable :])! the TV stand belongs to Barbie and Bruce, they are just letting us borrow it til we buy a new one!