Sunday, February 28, 2010


Colin and I started a workout system called p90x a couple weeks ago. We have finished a total of 2 weeks and 1 day and it hard. It's about a 60-1hr 45 min workout, depending on the day. Everyday focuses in on a different set of muscle groups. Today was back and chest and boy are we hurtin' for certain! The push ups are just killer.

Anyway, blah blah, who really wants to know about that. The truth is, we've both gained a lot of strength already. We're able to do more and get less sore. We've gained weight because of all the water weight that's accumulated to protect the muscles but that's just starting to go down. So hopefully I'll lose around 10 pounds by the end. I took before pictures but they are hidden on my laptop. NOBODY will ever see them unless I get down to perfect. :)

Today was absolutely beautiful and we finished chopping and stacking the firewood. We also went to Mikes Bargain Center, Home Depot and Costco. Such a productive day! We're looking to redo our back yard so some things had to be priced out. And not to mention the pretty flowers I got to fill my pot today. (Pictures below). I love spring! Especially spring in February!

Feb. 25th-Feb. 28th

Because this weekend was SO nice, I decided to go shoot some of my flowers in my front yard. I practiced some things I learned in my photography class and I think I got the aperture down pretty good! Here are some of those pictures. :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feb. 24th

Look at my little kitty Diesel. How amazing are these eyes? This picture was taken a few days ago when it was really sunny and beautiful outside. I had the window open and Diesel kept jumping into the window sill and back out onto the front porch. Anyway, I snapped this picture of him and I thought it was so beautiful!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Feb. 23rd

Duke, my blanket lover. Anytime there's a soft fuzzy blanket around, you'll find him wrapped up in the middle of it. He's definitely our snuggler!

Feb. 22nd

Sad pitiful puppies!
I gave the dogs a bath yesterday after they had stayed the night at Colin's parents house. They play so hard with their chocolate lab, Bella, I always give them a bath when they come home. Duke is pretty used to baths so just sits through it. Rissy on the other hand, NOT a happy camper. I swear she puts on a pouty face every time. At least we have two clean babies again!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Feb. 21st

Ahh, freshly mowed and weeded yard. AND, my daffodils and tulips will be popping soon!

Feb. 20th

Happy 1st Birthday Miss Rissy Roo!

Feb. 19th

This weekend Colin and I went and stayed the night in a hotel in Portland, compliments of Colin's parents. This was the view we saw from our room's window. Mt. Hood!

Feb. 18th

Diesel's been super lovey lately...I think he wants a new kitty sister to love on. ;)

Feb. 17th

Has anyone noticed the nice weather lately!?!?! Well, my little flower planter puppy wanted to come out and enjoy it. :) Not to buy something to put in it...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb. 16th

Escape artist! The other day Colin and I were doing our P90X workout and that just totally freaked Diesel out. He decided it would be best to just go out the window - that's pretty sad when your own animals get freaked out when you exercise! Guess we need to do it more.

Feb. 15th

Look at those sweet brown puppy eyes. Such a cute little boy. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feb. 14th, Happy Valentines Day!

Today Colin and I went out to mexican food for dinner. When we came back, wala. We noticed that out little girl has officially turned into a woman dog. :( Kinda sad. Anyway, we quickly hurried out to Petco to get some puppy diapers. Holy cow are they expensive! $23 for a pack of 12! Anyway, we brought them home and strapped them on her. I know it's not nice to post pics of it, but funny! She's so big and long she looks like a giant baby! Hopefully she keeps them on. Next up - a good old fashioned spaying.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Feb. 13th

This is the first picture of Rissy and Diesel together I've ever been able to get. Normally, Rissy will run up to Diesel and sniff, lick etc him. Poor little cat gets absolutely run over every day! Just a few minutes ago, Diesel was on the chair hanging out and Rissy walked over, kissed him and got up in the chair with him. So sweet. 2 seconds later...Diesel took off. At least I was able to bust out my camera and take a picture!

Feb. 12th

SPOILED, enough said!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feb. 11th

I snapped this picture of my mom at Bruce's Candy Kitchen in Cannon Beach. Her maiden name was Bruce so it was fitting to get a picture of her by it. And lets face it, who doesn't like candy!?!?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb. 10th

Today I worked on some fabric flowers for my sister's wedding. They will be worn on the flower girls heads (on headbands), on my dress and possibly a few other places. We saw them on Etsy and decided we could make them instead of pay the $15-$35 other people were asking. I think they turned out pretty good for my first ones! I can't wait until one of my friends has a little girl one day so I can make a pretty pink baby one! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010


Our babies running on the beach. Love this picture!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feb. 8th

The infamous self photo. Sunday was actually really sunny and
beautiful in Cannon Beach. Pretty much a perfect day! It was also
Super Bowl which meant a LOT of food, drinking and to add to it - the boys
made a bet that whoever rooted for the losing team would have to go take a
dip into the ocean. Colin and I were the only ones that wanted the Colts to win
and of course, they lost. So, we took the 2 minute walk down to the ocean and said
hello to all the little fishies, crab and whatever the heck else lives down there! Absolutely
freezing! At least the rental house has a hot tub, so we were able to warm back up in that.

Rissy did really awesome during her first trip to the beach. Other than keeping
us up all night the first night we were here, she was great. She LOVED the beach
so much! We haven't seen her run as much as she did this weekend. She's a little
sore, but for the most part, she's happy and seems to be doing much better with her
hips. We just try and keep up with the glucosamine and asprin when needed.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Feb. 7th

Arch Cape, OR. Today is such a beautiful day! We all took a walk
down the beach and this is one of the views, a little doctored.

Feb. 6th

Miss Riss & I at Cannon Beach. This was her first trip to
Cannon Beach and she ran like crazy, especially through the water!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Feb 5th

This is a true Rissy picture. She often has her tongue hanging out of her mouth. She's so dopey and sweet, and I think this picture totally captures her personality!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Feb. 4th

I was so excited to try this icing technique last week after I'd gone to Michael's Craftstore and got a new tip and some new icing bags. I brought them to a friends going away party and everyone seemed to like them. I also made the icing from scratch. I don't normally like home made icing but this recipe tasted pretty darn good! Everyone had purple tongues!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Feb. 3rd

Who doesn't like a mini ice cream cone?!? Yesterday I picked Brayden up from daycare and took him to play at the McDonald's play place. I got him a mini cone and thought it was too cute not to take a picture of. :) Later, Colin, Brayden and I went to the Y to go swimming. He had a fun time and is getting to be a pretty good swimmer!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Feb. 2nd

I was giving Colin's nephew, Brayden, a bath awhile ago when we had him for the night and took this picture of him. Isn't he adorable? I must be a pretty good bath giver because he looks pretty darn happy! :)