Sunday, January 27, 2008

Maggie- our new addition

On Friday afternoon we adopted a new puppy from Lake Norman Animal Rescue. She was spayed at my vet clinic and was up for adoption. She is an Australian Shepherd Mix about 14 weeks old. She is incredibly smart and is learning quickly, although she always keeps us on our toes. The cats aren't too fond of her yet. They are curious and check her out, but she invades their space too much right now, but it will be a matter of time before they warm up to her.

We were out raking leaves today and she helped us out. We try to keep her active so that when she is inside she is staying out of trouble.

Saturday we went to a Marine Buddy Challenge that Matt participated in. Maggie spent the entire morning being doted on by people and kids of all types. By the time she got home, she passed out on the living room floor.

I am working on my certification for dog behavioral training- and well, this has been good practice and even challenging at times and it has only been 2 days.

And now some pics from the Marine Buddy Challenge - Matt & Mike representing CrossFit Charlotte

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The First Snow of the Season

We had our first snow this season. It was a simple dusting but you'd have thought it was a blizzard by all the hype and school cancellations. It warmed up enough to melt most of it by midday but We enjoyed the snow since it was the small taste of winter that we have been looking for.

You can see that the snow didn't even stick to the streets. Thomas was off work and used his time to make the first snowmen he'd ever made as growing up in FL didn't bring much a chance for snow.

Matt said we might have another chance for snow this weekend and well, I am secretly excited.

Monday, January 14, 2008


I'm never one for these "surveys" but because I was tagged that was a bit more motivation :) And heck, it is procrastinating my need to clean the house. So Erin, this is for you!!!

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments. What is it?
1. Produce: apples
2. Bakery: donuts
3. Meat: chicken
4. Frozen: pizza
5. Dry goods: cereal

lLet's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of CLOTHING with you. So, what's in your bag?
1. Jeans
2. long sleeve shirt
3. hoodie

1 task you wish you were better at doing?
1. praying

1 Celebrity you wish you looked like (silly, I know:))
1. Michelle Pfeifer

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. I love you (to Matt)
2. How was your workout? (to Matt)
3. Do you need any help? (to the vet at work)
4. What are we doing for dinner?
5. I'm tired

So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. checking email
2. Eating chocolate/ sweets
3. sleeping

What 5 places do you visit roughly every week?
1. gym
2. church
3. a grocery store
4. work
5. physical therapy

If you were to shop at three stores for a whole year to supply your wardrobe and money was not an issue, which 3 would it be?
1. Target
2. Banana Republic
3. Buckle

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?
1. Amazing Race (I'd just like to be on the show)
2. Life is Wild
3. and don't watch much else besides news

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
1. Chocolate
2. Mint Choc Chip
3. Choc Chip Cookie Dough

Somebody stole your purse… in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?
1. wallet
2. sunglasses
3. cell phone
4. check book
5. keys

If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Get more training in volleyball
2. Learn to enjoy who God created you to be
3. stop caring about what others think of you
4. be thankful for the sacrifices others have made on your behalf.