Things have been EXCEPTIONALLY busy around here! We have new animals, big changes on the farm, and so much more! One really exciting announcement is that our new website is almost up and running! I'll be posting the new link as soon as it is up and running...
We have a few serious snow dogs... primarily Kohana (the husky... clearly a snow lover) and Mabel (the St. Bernard who pants at the door when it is about 20 degrees outside).
Lola (the Great Dane) loves to play with the other dogs in the snow but is not a snow lover. She says it is because she is too dainty, thin, and short-haired but I know it is just because she wants to commandeer a spot on the sofa before anyone else can. I'm onto her games!
Being the baby of the pack, Miss Mabel is the most rambunctious of all the dogs. Add snow to the picture and she's out. of. control. Her favorite playmates? Lola and Franklin. Lola because she truly loves to romp and play with her. Franklin because she just annoys the bajesus outta him and she likes for him to chase after her.
Ummmm, will someone help me!?!? This guy's gone crazy!!"
Do you think she knows she outweighs him by about 115 pounds???
On December 8, 2010 we welcomed our little boy into the world.
He decided to make his entrance a little early :) This was fine by me for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he came at 38 weeks on the dot. This means that he was considered a full term baby which was great news! Secondly, I am so pleased that he will not have to deal with a Christmas birthday for his entire life!
As you can imagine, we are overjoyed and totally enamored with the little guy. We all seem to be coping with the sleep deprivation fairly well although I am definitely looking forward to a time when I can sleep more than 2 hours at a time! And the thought of sleeping through the night? Well, that is too much for me to even fathom right now! The excitement would be too much!
Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to all!! We have so much to be thankful for and it is important that we not forget our blessings.
We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year... for the first time. I am typically very involved in the cooking process, but we've never hosted before.
Especially since I just hit the 9 month mark... I definitely could not have done it without the help of the hubs and my mom. They were unbelievably instrumental in helping getting the house rearranged and tables set up for dinner.
"Please drop something....Please drop something!!"
The "adult" table... (ha! It's my house so I made the cut!!)
The table for the kiddos.
We always have a buffet line of sorts. So, here is the table before it has been loaded down with the delicious Thanksgiving feast!
Amazingly, DM actually picked up the camera. He was kind enough to grab a few action shots.
Of course, he snagged one of the rapidly expanding belly.... I'm not even sure if this picture really does it justice!
Thanksgiving Creme Brulee.... YUM YUM YUM!
My beautiful sister (and mother) helping out making some appetizers for the youngsters.
Speaking of youngsters... here they are lined up for dinner!
An attempt at a smile... no such luck....
I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours!
Since you've been so kind thus far to indulge me in my life that revolves around food... I thought I should share a tidbit with you. You know, to keep things honest around here.
So, this was my kitchen after making a few different things the other night. Like Woah. This is what happens when your dishwashers are already running and you scarcely have a moment between things to do for the different recipes.
I'm a little scared as to what Thanksgiving will bring.
Living, loving, and merely surviving life in a small town. Not surviving my unending mountain of dirty laundry. Follow our lives and the trials and tribulations of opening and running an animal sanctuary for animals in need. Oh, and also devouring delicious food and trying desperately to maintain a clean and beautiful home.