Monday, December 31, 2012

The Puppies!

On November 9th, Roxy had seven puppies! She dropped her temp the night before (meaning she would go into labor soon) then was breathing heavily all night. I stayed up with her all night, and she decided to wait to have her first puppy the next morning. Silly girl. 

The first boy was born at 7:22 am and weighed 1 lb 8 oz. He was a big one! We called him chunkers. His new family is below. However, the husband is too allergic to him, and they will probably sell him. He was my absolute favorite one. I hope he goes somewhere good.

The 2nd puppy (girl) was born at 8:55 am at 1 lb 1 oz. It was such a long time between pups, I was worried we would be having pups for the next 24 hours! She had to get seven out! Good thing we got the x-ray. 

Eric named her Madison. She does not have a home yet.

The third puppy (girl) was born at 10:56 am at 1 lb 1 oz. She went to a home that has three other boxers already, and their fourth one died recently. Her name was Roxy like our Roxy and they say that Roxy looked like Roxy. haha They named their new pup Abbie. 

The 4th puppy (boy) was born at 12:01 pm at 1 lb 1 oz. He went to a family with four children - all girls. The husband needed some men in the family! They named him Dakota.

The fifth puppy was a girl born at 12:24 pm at 1 lb 2 oz. Roxy finally decided to start having them close together at this point. :) Her name is Laila and she went to a family with two sons. They decided to get one of the boxers before Roxy even had them. They chose this one and named her Laila. 

Indi went to my neighbors - Chelsea and DJ. She was the 6th puppy born at 12:44 pm at 1 lb. This is her new brother - Harley.

The 7th puppy was born at 1:28 pm at 1 lb. The smallest one. He went to Madison (with the purple headband) as a Christmas gift from her mom (in red).  They named him Zeke.

And now pictures of all the puppies!

I can't believe they went from being so little to so big!

They never really understood that they could share ALL of the bowls. haha

They always did this - separated themselves into boys/girls. It made me laugh so hard every time.

Chunkers fell asleep in the food bowl. 

And now we just have Madison left - looking for a home. 

I miss them all so much and hope they are getting taken very good care of!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


A year ago, I had surgery on my knee. Today, I can run without pain in my knee, I can do lunges, I can walk up and down stairs, etc. The hardest thing for me - crawling on my knees/kneeling. But it gets better every day. And I am so grateful for modern medicine and for Dr. Cooley! It's so nice to know that we can be healed to do the things we used to do! I have done three tris since my surgery. AMAZING.

Now, I just have to get back to running a 10k. Hopefully by March of next year.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2nd Annual Halloween Party

For two years now, I have thrown a Halloween party. AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN! I probably won't do it next year however, as I like to go all out and it gets SUPER expensive. haha We will see.

The pictures are not in particular order.

Pumpkin Pizza

 Chelsey with her polar bear!
 Mary-Katherine and Spencer being the woman who swallowed a fly. SO COOL.
 Addi as a witch
 The kids throwing darts at the balloons filled with candy
 Jr and Aisea 
 Lions, Tigers and Bears! :) I love this.
 Sarah and Christian - they were acting out Claire and Phil from Modern Family
 Calvin as a lion
 A frozen brain
 Eric and Angela as exercise peeps
 I was playing with the panoramic feature on my phone :)
 Pearl, Autumn, and Alex - very creepy!

 DJ and Chelsea - DEXTER!
 Another panoramic view.
 Bones for food :)
 Mummy dogs
 Little pudding desserts
 Just jello - no worms!
 A frozen hand
 And a delicious witches brew
 The wizard of oz! VERY COOL! Brandon had to come over on back of a truck because he couldn't sit in his car. haha
If you missed it, you totally missed out!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Garden

This year, I took after my brother and put a garden in. We planted a million things and it was so fun watching it all grow! I can't believe so many things come from tiny, little seeds.

My cucumbers and yellow squash went crazy. I need to remember to plant way more yellow squash next year. It was delicious!

 We planted blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. No berries this year. We will see if they produce anything next year.
 I planted my watermelons and cantaloupes a few weeks too late. I need to remember to start them and corn earlier. Still, what a cute little watermelon.

 I can also start my pumpkins earlier. They were ready on time though, and it was so fun to grab them out of the garden instead of buying them.
 We planted black and green beans. They also can be planted earlier than what I did.
 This is just one of our four boxes.
 This little plant is an extra potato. We planted six red potatoes and six regular potatoes. They both grew like crazy and produced a ton. Then, we left some in the ground, and they came back. Potatoes grow VERY well here. I want to move them out of the boxes next year though, and plant them in potato towers.
 This is my little corn - needed to start a month earlier.
 These are onions. I left them in the ground and they will come again next year. I'm hoping they will be bigger. They never produced a huge onion. So we will see what next year brings.
 Our carrots were CRAZY! They were insanely huge.
 We planted broccoli and needed to cut it more often for sure.
 We planted lots of lettuce. Next year, I need to stagger plant the lettuce so it comes at different times instead of all at once. Romaine and iceberg both did well.
 We planted several peppers. We started their seeds inside, and then took the plants outside. They went into shock right away. This one came back and produced this little pepper. Next year we will start them in bigger pots and keep them inside longer I think.
 These were brussel sprouts but the aphids attacked, and even though you can take soapy water and get it all off - it grossed me out.
 I planted a bunch of herbs - cilantro, basil, thyme, chives and oregano. I think I won't plant any herbs next year because I didn't use them very much. If I want to use them more, I'll plant them in the Aerogarden inside. If I do any herbs, it would be cilantro.

 We planted strawberry seeds but they never came up, so then we planted starters. After that, they did well and were delicious!
 We planted six tomato seeds (2 roma, 2 cherry, and 2 beefmasters) and should have done just one or two total. We had tomatoes galore!
 We planted an artichoke. It won't produce for three years, but it will be cool when it does!
We planted four asparagus plants. They were so weird! They would come up at different times, and just appear one day and be HUGE.
Our apple tree is still producing fruits. I can't wait until we add more fruit trees!
And the garden in whole!
I'm so excited to plant again next year. It is so fun!