Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday {and Halloween}!

Presley turned four Saturday, and we had a costume party to celebrate! Happy Birthday to the prettiest My Little Pony ever!

Catching Up

My parents came for a visit a few Saturdays ago. My dad and Nick went fishing, and my mom, Presley, and I went shopping! It was so nice to spend some time together, and the weather was beautiful! Thanks for coming to see us Nana Raine and Big Daddy!

Scout has been growing and sleeping and eating and chewing on EVERYTHING. She hasn't torn anything valuable up YET. I can't resist taking pics of her when she is sleeping, and since she does that a lot here are some pics.

Last Friday night there was a football game in Woodlawn, and muzzleloader season started.  Since we were close to my family's land in Hamburg, we headed down there so Nick could hunt.  Presley was running around Friday night at the game, but Saturday morning when she woke up, her little cheeks were so red. I knew that she was running fever. We got up and went to the store to get a thermometer and medicine.  Her temp was around 100, so I gave her some Motrin. She just wanted to sit around all day, but it was gorgeous outside! I tried to talk her into playing outside, and after a while, she did.  I got lots of pics of her walk in the woods, but after that, she was pretty attached to my mom. 

We had a fish fry Saturday night complete with pumpkin carving, a bonfire, and smores! Many of my faborite family memories involve fish fries, fires, and smores.  It seems that Presley's will too!

Saturday night Presley was burning up. I was scared to take her temperature because I didn't want to know what it was! It ended up being 103.6, so I put her in one of my shirts and took her outside in the cool night air.  Her fever went down and didn't get that high again, but she wasn't fever free until Wednesday. We were glad that she was healthy for her big birthday!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{puppy love}

I attempted to post last week, but didn't have time to finish! Presley was running fever in my last post, and she was still running fever on Tuesday, so Nick took her to the doctor. She ended up having a UTI, but she was much better after a few doses of antibotics. 

Last Monday, I helped out with a ladies' salad and dessert social that my sweet and super-talented friend, Sara put together.  There were almost 80 women there, and we were blessed to hear Dena's testimony about her stuggle with a brain tumor that developed when her son was just six months old and her daughter was four. Her cancer is in remission now, and she got a hair cut not long ago! She has an amazing story about how the Lord worked in so many parts of her life- from insurance to money to people farming her husband's land to people taking care of her children. 

We have still been cheering on the Eagles! We won last week's game against Palestine-Wheatley, but lost last night to Carlisle. Sara made this cute outfit for Presley. I told you she is talented!

I made my first attempt at a burlap door hanger. It didn't turn out quite how I wanted it to, but Presley likes it!
And, the biggest news~

We brought home our new dog! Her name is Scout, and she is a black lab. Presley is having so much fun with her! Scout is actually Nick's dog, and he hopes to train her to retrieve ducks. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Let's Go Eagles!

I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted last! I guess we have just been busy! I will try to update you on the past month without boring you.

We have been cheering on the Eagles!

Spending Friday nights in the lights (and rain in this case)!

Painting masterpieces! Look for upcoming work at the Louvre ;)
Going incognito!

Celebrating Will's 18th birthday and my parents' 30th wedding anniversary!

I went to Dallas with friends, stayed at the W (awesome), shopped all day at the Galleria, and saw Matt Nathanson, Train, and Maroon 5! We had such a great time!

We had Presley's pictures taken by Jessica Morgan of Sweet Little Things Photography.
She did an amazing job, and we can't wait to see all of them! Here are some that she posted on Facebook.

We visited our new puppy and her siblings. She will be coming home with us soon!
 (This is not her in the pic!) 

We celebrated Homecoming! We went to the pep rally and then the parade! The Eagles came back and won the game!!! Presley and I stayed at home because I had fever, and now we are curled up on the couch watching Max and Ruby because Presley has fever :(

 I will do my best to be a better blogger in October! Thanks for stopping by and catching up!