Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beautiful Yard...

We have been so busy with the puppies we haven't blogged about our yard recently! I'll get to that in a minute. Rissy has gained ANOTHER 6 pounds since we went to the vet 2 weeks ago. She is now 33 pounds. We have a feeling she is going to be a BIG girl! Duke had a bad ear infection last week so he has to have ear drops in his ear twice a day. Poor thing. He is feeling much better though.

Ok now to the Colin and I mowed our newly redone front yard for the first time. We also pulled weeds, edged the grass and flower beds and created some new plans for a small walkway. I am SO excited for our lilies, dahlias, clematis and other random flowers to start blooming. Here are a few pictures of the front yard.

A couple random things around the yard...
This is the planter on our fence my dad made and my mom planted.

This is the cute puppy planter my mom got me for my birthday last year because it reminded her of Duke. :)

And this is the bird house my dad made us for's up in our tree and have seen birds in there already!

That's it for now! I'll keep everyone updated on Rissy and the whole soon as something exciting happens. :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Puppy Updates...

Today Rissy and Duke went to the vet for some shots. Luckily, our next door neighbor is a vet and owns a veterinary hospital right down the road! Rissy now weighs 27.7 lbs at 11.5 weeks old. She outweighs duke by about 4 pounds now! They are about the same height but Rissy is much thicker than Duke.

For Mother's Day, Duke, Rissy and I loaded up in the car and headed up to my parents house for the weekend. Rissy only slept about 30 mins on the way up. Duke is the BEST car dog ever. He always sleeps behind the drivers seat on the floor, no matter what car we are in. Below are a couple pictures from the ride home. Rissy slept all but 10 mins and Duke was great. They were so tuckered out this is how they were sleeping in the car! We had a great weekend visiting with everyone and they were exciting to meet Rissy. That Saturday we went over to my sisters house and brought the dogs. I wanted to see if Rissy would swim in their lake. I had to push her in a little and she did great swimming back. The water was so cold I didn't want to force her to swim too much.

This weekend we are headed out to Loon Lake for a weekend of camping with Colin's sisters, brother in law and nephew. We are leaving Duke to play with Bella at Colin's parents house and Rissy is coming along for some camping fun. Hopefully she'll prove to be a good swimmer! Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rissy LOVES her hamburger... if she wasn't chubby enough! if she wasn't chubby enough!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I just love my Grandma's house...

...but I get sleepy playing with all my new cousins! My new favorite place to sleep is under the dining room table...of course with my chin on this hard pillow I found!

Love, Rissy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

To help or not to help...

I learned today that by helping yourself, often times you helps others as well. Back in January I signed up for the Pound For Pound challenge on the Biggest Loser website and made a goal to lose 10 lbs. For each pound lost, they donate 1 pound of food to a local food bank. Today was the final reporting date and I was happy to report a total loss of 16 pounds...which means that 16 pounds of groceries would be donated locally to help feed people in need.

Hopefully next year they have this challenge again!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The perfect place to nap...

Sometimes a puppy just can't make it to her bed.

And yes that's a wedding magazine, no I'm not getting married. I just like all the pretty dresses. :)