Monday, November 16, 2009


I really thought it would be a year or two before this would happen. To be honest, I think it surprised both of us. We are glad its a girl. They are so much easier to deal with. Sorry we didn't say anything before this. Like I say it kind of hit us by surprise too. I knew it would eventually happen, but the timing is the part that surprised me the most. With biz school possibly on the horizon there is a lot of change coming in the next year, and now this.... Taking care of something so little takes a lot of time and effort. Of course its worth it and I already love her to death, but I guess I'm just surprised.

Meet Lyla, the bulldog. The newest addition to the fam-diddly. She turns two in January. Her former owners spent two thousand on her and have determined they're not bulldog people. Their loss, our gain. We got her on the cheap. She has had all her work done and then some. She is house and cage trained. Mabel and her did really well at first. May be a little aggression and sharing we'll have to learn. She is one of the prettiest bulldogs I've ever met, though. The owners got her in Georgia and say she is a descendant of Georgia's mascot, Ugga, but I bet a lot of sellers in Georgia say that. She does kind of look like Ugga though. I'll post video of the two of them meeting. It was funny.

I really wasn't expecting this, but I am excited and think once the two of them are best friends it will be pretty sweet. Oh, and she is not spayed/neutered so.... who wants a bulldog puppy?

We might also rename her so if you can think of any really good names, leave a comment. Our favorite is Missy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Halloween w/ a Happy Birthday & Lots of Pictures

First off, to explain, Carl's Birthday is on Halloween, so last week was a week of celebration. It all started on Wednesday when I planned a surprise birthday party for Carl (which I totally forgot to take pictures at). Anyway, of course the biggest news story of the year hit, and he had to stay 45 minutes later at work. Needless to say, he was a little late, but everything turned out well. Here are some pics in random order of the week's festivities:
The kids all ready to get some candy!!!!!!

The police station had a big party on Halloween, so we stopped by there.

Our little man in the yellow hat!

The kids were very excited about all of Carl's presents.

Mainly, they just wanted to open them themselves.

Carl, now 27, with his little helpers.

Our trip to the zoo, and of course, our hard core bama fans.

Some lady gave us a coin to ride the carousel & and the rest of us rode free. Emma Jane was in heaven.

Just Listen to CJ giggle.

Our little farm girl. Ready to get to work.

Our little outlaws!

Best Bum Buddies!

Happy Birthday Carl!! You are amazing in all that you do. I couldn't ask for a better husband and father for our children. Your talents never cease to amaze me. After all of these years, you still make me want to be a better person. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Thanks for being such a wonderful part of our lives!