Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yes, there’s more…..the dog’s a genius!

Alright, so I’ve decided that my puppy is a genius. He’s been here just 4 days and can already fetch. He runs as fast as he can, slides a little, scoops up the teddy bear or frog and busts it back. I think at 3 months that’s brilliant. I may be biased. :)IMG_7276 IMG_7283 IMG_7270 IMG_7271 IMG_7281



Sunday, February 22, 2009

Peyton and Paige meet Cubbie


O.K., so you might as well get used to seeing a lot of Cubbie. Pictures, it’s what I do. Today, Peyton and Paige met Cubbie for the 1st time. They came in the door squealing with glee before they’d even seen him. Then, they started talking in puppy talk to him. He was a little scared at first, but all the books say that now is the best time to socialize. Expose them to all kinds of people and sounds. Here’s a couple pictures of how the meet and greet went.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009


Introducing………Cubbie Colt Reese!!  He is my new baby boy (puppy).


I have been wanting a dog for Many years. Unfortunately, do to living in apartments, etc., I couldn’t. I have been researching like crazy about different breeds and their needs. I had a lot of help from Ella my sisters shih tzu. I have some allergy issues and have to be careful. I put an  application in to adopt a rescue puppy a few weeks ago. I was not selected to be that puppy’s mama. Her name was Reese, and I was totally heartbroken when it didn’t go through. With the help of Wendy’s IndyStar and my computer I was able to find a gorgeous little boy who was named Wolfie. I changed that because I’ve always wanted a boy doggie named Cubbie. For those of you who aren’t sports nuts, Cubbie is for the Chicago Cubs, and Colt is for the Indy Colts!

This little guy is 3 months old and weighs about 3 pounds. He makes Ella look big. That’s pretty hard to do. I can’t wait to see him next to Jackson. Right now he’s asleep under my chair. I’ve already called Steph for advice, and I’ve not had him 24 hours yet! Thanks, Stephie. Here’s a couple more pictures. He’s gonna have to get used to a camera! 

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So Miss Ellie Mae doesn’t feel left out here are a couple of her too. Sorry I haven’t had the camera up there for you Jackson. Next time.

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Friday, February 13, 2009


Lydia, Brooke, and I went to the Indy Home Show at the fairgrounds last week. We went mainly to see Kate Gosselin from Jon and Kate plus 8.  We watch the show and were pretty excited. We left work at 5 and headed for Indy. Nothing like driving at 5pm on a work day! Not the same as driving in Fairmount, or even Danville. We got there and had a little excitement trying to pay to park. I had moved my money from one pocket to another in a purse full of pockets. It didn't go well. I forgot I'd moved things around and started rifling through pockets. I flipped back the purse and of course one of the pockets wasn't zipped, so change started flying everywhere. Brooke was doubled over in the passenger seat trying not to laugh. Lydia was making suggestions. I start grabbing papers, change,etc. and throwing them Brookes direction, which makes the change start flying again. Eventually I find a $10 and thrust it out the window to the not-amused man standing in 15 degree weather. When I wasn't looking he tossed the parking thingy onto the dash which also confused me. Then we pull away. Everyone pretty much loses it at that point.

I'd like to say it got better from then, but that wouldn't be exactly true. We're driving thru the fairgrounds searching for a parking spot less than a mile away from the Western Pavilion. Brooke spots one, I turn down an aisle only to find very faint blue paint. Handicap spot. Shoot. I start to back up, Lydia screeches from the back seat. (yes Lydia, you did) She thinks I should have backed all the way to the main road. I was backing just enough to drive thru the spot and out the other side. So, we make a couple turns and end up in an aisle that isn't exactly straight. There were big snow mounds everywhere from the plows. I end up backing into a spot and sticking half way out. Good Enough!!

We walk through the cars to the pavilion where we think there will  be some kind of auditorium for Kate's talk. WRONG. They just have her shoved to the back of the room with something like 50 folding chairs. 50? seriously? There were more like 500 people there wanting to see her! Now for those of you who don't know me, I am 4'10 1/2" tall. Now I'm standing in a huge crowd staring at the back of everyone. I could lean one way and see the door she was to enter through until that little redhead moved in front of me. Lydia becomes she-woman and pushes her way through the crowd where she can get a better view. I DO NOT LIKE CLOSED IN SPACES!!!!! Brooke and I didn't follow Xena (lydia). Kate came in and started telling some of the stories that were in her book. I got the book for Christmas and had read it. So I knew most of the stories. Still it was exciting.  I mean Kate and I have a lot in common. You know, if you discount the husband. And the twins. And the septuplets. And the tv show. And the book. See we're practically the same person!

So, Lydia weaves her way back to us and we shove our cameras her way. She once again marches ahead. She got some really good pictures considering the size of the crowd. Thanks Xena!!


Check out those heels. I’d kill myself in those things!


I really like that range hood.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stem Cell Update


Just wanted to update you on Melissa’s transplant. She finished chemo today, which is great! It does, however mean that her immune system is wiped out. Wednesday will be a day of rest for her. Pray that the side effects from the chemo will be minor, and that she will be able to rest. Thursday is the scheduled day for the stem cell transplant.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Charlene

Hey, everyone. Wednesday is Charlene’s birthday. If you know her drop her an e-mail. By the way, it is her cousin Melissa Rex who is having a stem cell transplant this week. Please be in prayer for her and her family. This has been a long, rough road for them.    J    gregandcharlene