Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Huge Thank You!

I just wanted to thank my sister Ranie and my brother-in-law Colin for generously taking my kids over the weekend so that I could spend some time with my husband and my cousins. Our plan was to take them with us which isn't much fun do to when you are traveling by vehicle for 5 hours. Instead - Ranie and Colin stepped up and took my kids for the weekend. They even stayed at our house so the kids were more comfortable.

THANKS SO MUCH Ranie and Colin. You know how hard it is for me to leave my kids but you made me go without them and I appreciate it. We really need a few days alone. I can never tell you enough how grateful I am for you two!

So - the reason for the weekend?
1. My husband was running in the St. George half marathon with my cousin.
2. I was taking one of my puppies to Jaime and her family so they could take her home to California.

It was supposed to rain and snow the whole time but we made it there and back without any inclement weather. It didn't even rain during the race - although it was incredibly cold. Sunni, her kids, Michael, Jaime's grandma and me met Darren and Jaime at the finish line so that we could congratulate them and take pictures. And of course - my battery died just after Darren ran through so I missed the opportunity to take pictures of Jaime and Darren together. They both did really well and I am so proud of them - and jealous let's be honest.
Here are a few of the pictures from the race.

It's Been A Month?

Wow - so much has happened in the last month and all of it NOT documented with pictures. Aside from Christmas of course. It's probably a little too late to post about Christmas and New Years but just so you know - we had an excellent Christmas this year and a fun New Year's Day. Blaze got a DS for Christmas and Pierson got the hand-me-down Gameboy so this is the boys playing their games over Christmas break. Apparently Pierson thinks he knows a bit about Canon's game and thought he could help him out.

I have had a very emotional month adopting off my puppies of course. Each one got harder and harder to say goodbye to. They have each gone to amazing homes and I am so grateful for that. We are now down to one puppy left. He is our most playful, energetic, full of spunk puppy with an awesome personality. We just love having him around but sadly can't keep him. He is not "marked" enough for Darren apparently. I do have to say that saying goodbye to Belle was the hardest. Which is weird since she was adopted by my cousin Jaime and her wonderful family. I know that she will be so happy and taken care of and that I will see her again but she was such a cute little puppy and we loved her. Here is Rascal - if you know of anyone wanting a puppy - he is awesome and available.

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