Thursday, May 7, 2009

The newest addition to our family!!!!

Here she is! Her name is Sierra and she is going to be so happy here....
Just kidding.....
This is my brand new niece! My sister had her a few weeks ago! I'm so excited because I am going to Utah tomorrow and will FINALLY get to meet her! I can already tell she's cool - Look at those shades. We both like big sunglasses. She's blonde, tan, and has perfect skin. I can't wait to meet her!!!!
Below is the real addition to our family. His name is Tagg Ward and we love him. About two months ago, a Colorado breeder's home caught fire. The family wasn't home because the house was being renovated. When the firemen showed up, the house was engulfed in flames. They heard that there were puppies in the basement, and went in to rescue them. The ma and pa of the puppies were barking to help the firemen locate them. NO JOKE. I am not making this up. You can even check the news. The firemen rescued every last puppy!!! How lucky is that?!?!
So, I did some digging and found out that the puppies were all going to have to be sold the next day because they didn't have a home anymore. I called the breeder, set up an appointment, and told Logan we were going to look at puppies the next morning. We didn't plan to come home with one, but we wanted to look at them to see if a yorkie was for us. We showed up in front of the breeder's home the next morning and were the first ones there. We spent hours looking at all of the puppies and decided that Tagg was for us. Logan was unsure about the purchase and kept pacing around the cul de sac. People kept asking me if something was wrong with my husband. I just told them that he's a deep thinker when it comes to dogs. :)
We took Tagg home and he immediately bonded with us. We really love him and are glad we made the decision to get him. He has such a great life, and an even bigger personality. He
honestly thinks he's a big dog. He probably thinks he's a human because we treat him like one. I hope you all get to meet him. He's survived a fire....He's a fighter!
Here he is...........Tagg the mighty yorkie!!!
This is his puppy picture. So flippin' cute.

He sleeps on his back all the time.

Here's a pic of me smuggling him into Logan's office. They said no dogs allowed, but Tagg fits in my purse. Oh well!
This is what I mean when I say he's bonded with us. He loves to snuggle up close.....

He likes to sleep on his back and he curls his body up in weird positions.

When I turn on the vacuum, he hides behind this basket.

He also likes to reach into my laundry basket and eat my underwear and socks. He'll do an army crawl over to the basket, slowly stand up, snatch one of the socks, and then run away. I'll be watching him and telling him not to, but he doesn't care. I'm practicing for motherhood.

He sleeps a LOT.

Don't ya just love him???

Valentine's Valentimes

Ok, so I know I'm super late. It's May. Everytime I get on this thing, I vow to be a sturdy blogger. But I can't do it. It's not in my blood. I know that Logan wishes things were different. But they're not. I am who I am. I feel like this takes too long. There are so many distractions. My camera has actually been dead for the last few months, and I JUST RECENTLY found the charger. So here it is: the next addition to our amazing blog. I'm going to catch you up.

Valentine's day rolled around, and as it was our first as a married couple, I wanted it to be super special. So I spent all day slaving around the home. I cleaned, and cooked, and did all these little Martha Stewart-ish things. Logan was studying for the Series-7 that entire week so we hadn't spent any time together. He was at work all day so I had plenty of time to make this perfect.

I had lit candles everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE. We didn't have to have any lights on because it was so bright. I had lit mini candles all down the hallway, around the tv, on the desk. I also lined the bar with them, so we were lit up. I made a delish meal with pork chops and I don't even remember because it was so long ago. I made cream-filled cupcakes for dessert that had saying written out in icing. (Thanks, Martha!)

When Log finally came home, he brought me some really pretty lilies. Roses are for traditionalist. And besides, he had given me some for my birthday a few days previous. He also brought me a special book from The Tattered Cover Bookstore. I could get lost in that place!

Anyway, here are a few pics of that joyous event. We had a nice little candlelight dinner, and then we watched The Dutchess. I thought it would be a romantic movie, but it wasn't. It was just sad.......

I crafted that centerpiece out of carnations myself! I was so proud. (Again, thank you, Martha!)

Here are the pretty lilies! They're my fave flower!

I had been begging Logan for a dog since BEFORE we got married......
This is what he gave me.
It was a sign of what was to come.....