Saturday, November 29, 2008

November Catch-up

Ava lost her first tooth, and she was very excited to use her tooth fairy set that she bought at the book store. It came with a little candle-light so that the tooth fairy knows whos room to come into, a little pillow for the tooth and a book all about loosing teeth!

This month we also had a lot of other fun things going on...We had friends over for dinner & poker. It was such a great time, that we decided to make it a more regular occurance! Here is a picture of the big winner, Karla....$6.00 in cold, hard cash. "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!" I can't beleive we didn't take more pictures that night. Oh time!!

We also got a new puppy... Velvet. She's a sweet little thing, a Weimeraner. Hefé is in doggy heaven now that he has a dog smaller than him around, although she will soon surpass him in the size department. Timber, well, I think he's still missing Heaven. They were like two bookends with eachother, but he's slowly warming up to Velvet.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bye Sweet Heaven...

Today we had to have our 10 year old (well, almost 10) Weimeraner, Heaven, put to sleep. Heaven was the sweetest dog ever. She was old, and hadn't been doing well, but she started seizing earlier in the day and never stopped. André rushed her to the animal hospital as soon as he found her, but it was too late. The Vet said due to the length of the siezure and her condition, that the likihood of recovery was, we had to make the decision to put the poor baby down.

We were all pretty broken up about it, but Aidan took it the hardest. We burried her in the backyard, under a shady tree.
Timber is missing his friend as well, he looked for her yesterday after she was buried. He kept sniffing her bed and running around the house... We got Timber when he was 6 months old, and we had already had Heaven at that point - so he's been with her all his life pretty much.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am beside myself with excitement and hope for America!!!

André sent me a text earlier today - someone sent it to him, and I don't know where it came from, but I want to share it:
"Rosa sat so Martin could walk; Martin walked so Obama could run; Obama ran so our children could FLY"

Saturday, October 11, 2008

He's A Man of Many Talents

He can fly a plane, with help from Big Sis of course!

He can play piano

He is an artiste, lol

Here is the first drawing :)

7 Years!

Yesterday André & I celebrated our 7 year anniversary... wow! At times it seems like we've been together forever, and at other times I can't beleive it's already been 7 years. Of course, we've known eachother much longer than that - more like 9 years, since we met in '99.

So anyway, I took the afternoon off of work and we went to a little pub called the Firkin & Friar in Tucson - OMG. The food was so good - I mean, who knew that a grilled cheese & a toffee apple martini could make a girl so happy? lol I'm talking, grilled cheese that had cheese oozing out the sides with a crust of crispy parmesan on the outside. MMMM. The drinks were great too!

After André had me good and liquered up, he talked me into letting him buy me a new car (hahahaha!). We are getting rid of one of our gass guzzlers for much hipper ride... a Scion xB. Sweet!

A funny story: Today we went to gas it up for the first time, after putting over 400 miles on it (yes, in two days!)...22 dollars. OMG. That many miles would have cost us at LEAST 50 bucks before. André actually yelped with pure joy and danced a little jig at the gas pump, lmao!

Here is a picture of the car (taken yesterday...) See, the '08 model is much more curvy than the older ones (thank goodness!)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ashton's First Haircut


André did a great job!

Ashton was NOT a happy camper...

The finished product - what a handsome little dude!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My 30th!

Well, I knew it would happen sooner or later... I'm officially a grown-up. No longer a 'twenty-something', but a THIRTY year old. Oh my goodness. It sounds so authoritative, lol.

We started out the day with breakfast at a little French café that was recommended by our great friend, Karla. Thanks Karla - we loved Ghini's! (pronounced like Guinea...)


Then we did some shopping (Christmas shopping, not birthday shopping, lol)...woo-hoo!! No pictures of that though, sorry :) Then stopped by the post office to pick up a gift that my mom sent - a beautiful pink tourmailine necklace. Thanks Mom!!

Then some friends came down (the Cauldwell Family) and we capped off the day with a nice dinner (pasta & salad) which Karla - thanks again!! - cooked and brought down. We watched the Biden-Palin debate and played Palin Bingo. That was fun - everytime Silly Sarah mentioned one of her catch-phrases (maveric, air space, geez, get the picture) you got to mark a space off on your bingo card. The first person to get 5 in a row wins. André was the winner.