Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We got a dog yesterday!

Yes, the subject line is telling the truth! We got a dog yesterday through one of the teachers at work. She and her husband found the dog, and no one claimed him, but they couldn't keep him because they travel a lot, so...we took him. Actually I took him, because Ammon is out of town until tomorrow, so he hasn't even seen the dog yet. He is about 1 year old, a yellow lab mix (we aren't really sure what he's mixed with though), and he really loves to be patted and loved, and is so excited to be here in our home. Almost as excited as I am! I took him on a long walk this afternoon around the neighborhood so he could get to know the place and to get a little of his excitement out. He seems to be pretty pooped right now as he is laying by me with his eyes closed as I type on the computer. I'm thinking of possibly naming him Jack, as in Jack-O-Lantern, since we got him so close to Halloween. Any thoughts or input on the name? He is already house trained, and hasn't had any accidents, and I am just trying to make him understand that he isn't supposed to be on the couch, since I've caught him on it a couple of times now. I'm going to try leaving him in the yard during the day tomorrow, since I tried leaving him in the house today, I'll see what he does better at. He did really well in the house, aside from crunching the blinds in our front windows. I think he was trying to look at the window to find out where I'd gone after I left for work. When I came home from work at lunch and saw that, I made sure to pull the blinds up before I left again. He is such a good dog, and he did especially well on the walk. He didn't pull on the leash, and he pretty much ignored all the dogs that barked at us, except for one that looked like if it hadn't been in the fence it would have killed both of us (how can you ignore that?). I'm excited to have him and hope that it will all work out beautifully!

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Picture I Love

I was just looking through some of the pictures we have saved onto our external hard drive, and I found this one of Ammon and I that we took at the Albuquerque Temple while we were in New Mexico for Ammon's work meeting a few months ago. I really love the silhouette against the fountain!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Handbag giveaway

Handbag planet is having a bag giveaway on the 15th. Check out this cool giveaway! It is totally free to sign up and you could win one of 24 bags!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Graduated to brunette

After seeing some of my nieces and nephews this last weekend, I was reminded of how I looked as a toddler, with my blonde hair and wanted to show you all a picture! I love thi spicture of myself because it really shows how blond my hair was, and I'm just a cute little kid! =)

My hair slowly changed over the years and was pretty much all brown by about the fourth grade as in the picture below. It's also interesting that my little sister, Meghan, also started out with very blonde hair and then it eventually changed to brown. Her hair, however, wasn't fully brown until just a few years ago.

All of my other siblings had brown hair to begin with, and have all kept it through the years.

Since I know you are all totally interested in the evolution of my hair, I will mention just one more thing. About a year ago, I was looking in the mirror and found a hair that completely stood out from the rest (no, it wasn't a gray hair, though I have found a few of those and promptly ripped them out). It was pretty much orange! I guess it could have been considered red, but it was really bright! I have noticed since then that I have amazing natural highlights of both red and blonde. So, now you are fully briefed on the in-depth goings-on of my hair color.