Sunday, May 29, 2011

LivewELLE 5k run

Anj and I ran the livewelle 5k on Saturday! We had such a good time even though when we were on our way there at 6 in the morning we were questioning our decision to run in because of our changed tired "mommy bodies" , and Anj was a trooper to stay at my slow pace for as long as she did! I didn't have a time goal, my only goal was just to run the whole thing, since I'm just starting to get back into running and YAY I did! It wasn't a marathon or anything, but it was an accomplishment for me.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3 Years!

It was our anniversary on the 15th. A lot has happend in 3 years and I'm so grateful I was able to experience it all with my best friend and the love of my life. By far the best thing to happen to us this year is we were blessed with our baby bug Charly. I love my family so much and am so grateful for them!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Yesterday Gar and I did the hardest thing, we gave Louie to a new home. It has been something we have felt like we've needed to do for awhile now, but we just kept putting it off because we knew it would be so hard. We put him on KSL Sunday and had a lot of people texting and e-mailing us about him. I was praying that a good family would call, a family that would know how much Louie loved and needed to be treated like a baby, and get the attention that was slipping away from him here with us because of our busy lives and our new baby Charly. 

Sunday night a lady called about him. She said that she wasn't even looking for to get another dog but felt like she should check the KSL Classifieds. When she came across Louie she knew she needed him. She already has a female Wiener Dog named Libby who happens to look JUST LIKE Louie. Louie and cute! She asked if Louie would sleep in her bed or if he had to sleep in his own bed. We almost died when she asked this because Louie has slept in our bed since he was a baby!
She then asked what kind of food we feed him and it turned out that she feeds Libby the same kind! He will have a new mom that is going to baby him and let him sleep in the bed with her and Libby, and a new best friend, Libby! He is also going to be able to play outside all day in a fenced in backyard with Libby! 

As hard as it was handing Louie over, driving away and bawling, me and gar both had a peaceful feeling....we felt at peace and calm. 

Louie was such a great friend to us, and he really helped me when Gar was traveling for that year.We got Louie a month after we were married, so it's so strange to not have him with us anymore. His new owner called us today and said "I hope this doesn't make you sad, but Louie hasn't acted like he's missed you guys at all...he has been having so much fun with us and Libby..." Gar and I couldn't be happier to hear that he isn't sad and is loving his new home. 
Louie loved to be by Charly whenever he could.

And he would have done anything to protect any one of us. He was very protective and even has a scar from chasing off a dear to prove it, the dear kicked Louie on his back leg and we thought we lost the poor guy. We have so many memories of him that we wont forget, we love him.

                                      Louie in his bed with his blanket
                                                      Right before dropping Louie off

Thursday, May 5, 2011

7 Months old!

I love this little girl SO much! She really does "light up my life" as cheesy as that may sound. I can't imagine our family without her. Gar usually goes and gets her in the morning, (it's one of his favorite things to do) and then he will bring her in and set her on my tummy, and nothing makes me happier to see my bug and see my husband happy because of his daughter.

She is now sleeping through the night-going to bed between 6 and 7 and waking up around 7. This equals happy parents

She finally figured out her sippy cup and is loving the water

She gets so excited when her dad comes home, because she knows she's in for some tickles and good laughs

She's getting her 2 bottom teeth, but is still such a sweetheart

She loves picking things up with her feet and feeling anything she can with her feet

She always takes off her socks after I put them on and plays with them

She crosses her feet so cute when she is sitting

she takes big girl tubs!

She claps but not very often

She gives kisses and it's one of my favorite things! 

She has such a tender and sensitive personality, that I really do love and adore...even though sometimes it's hard because she scares easy, the vacuum, stranger danger, the blow dryer...but I love her sweet spirit that comes with the tenderness.

She loves all the doggies! She could sit and watch them forever

 Charly and Rozzy at the Festival of Tulips