Friday, June 27, 2008
So pedicures are amazing! I've have now given in to the part of me that is so high maintenance and it feels good. Our pedicures were only suppose to be 50 minutes long, but our estitians went 20 minutes over (we didn't pay extra in case you were wondering). HEAVEN! The whole experience was so relaxing and stress free. The environment was heavenly. We had our own private room. The workers kept asking us if we needed refills on our drinks which were given to us while we were waiting. High class treatment from the beginning to the end. I loved every moment of it!
Gordon's family did not want them to leave (however, Jodi and LeeAnn both said that the novelty would wear off). The most surprising to me was Gordon's dad who's first words to me were "Hi Jessica...You can't take 'em." I told them that they could watch them anytime we needed them too. Their home is now their vacation home.
I think it broke Jodi's heart a bit that they adjusted to our home so quickly (as in right as soon as they got back to their home). To me, that was a relief. They recognize our home as their home.
I missed them terribly, but it sure was nice to have a break and sleep through the night.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This evening I spent my birthday in good company. Several of us went to a sushi restaurant in Ogden called Tona. The sushi was delicious! It was fun to experience sushi with friends that had never had it before. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I don't really care if they liked the food or not, it is my birthday and sushi is my favorite!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Gordon spent most of his day fishing in the trees.
The boys collected firewood on the way down from a hike. Over-achievers.
Katherine's sweet tan line!
I really enjoy camping. I never thought I would say that. I wasn't quite one with nature, but I was as close as I wanted to be.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
A lot has happened in the lives of Briggs and Abbi since last Thursday. They had their first play date last Saturday. My friend Amanda brought her dog Rosco to meet Abbi and Briggs. At first it was rough. Abbi has a hard time with other dogs because a bigger dog a couple of years ago bit her. But as the date went on they calmed down and seemed to get along. We ran into a duck at the park. They were so curious...they wanted to play with it but the duck was too scared.
They also went to the vet yesterday. I think that was harder on me than it was on them. It's amazing how much I care for them. I have only had them since last Thursday, but already they are part of my family. When they had to get some blood drawn, they took them out of the room. I think they did that more for me than for them. When they got their shots, I couldn't look. I'm not going to lie, I teared up a bit when I heard Abbi wimper. The vet experience, as tramatic as it was, turned out fine. They are in excellent health, and now, thanks to me, they are up to date on all immunizations. I feel like such a great parent. The vet and the workers at the animal hospital were all so impressed with Abbi and Briggs. They kept complimenting me on how well mannered, sweet, and beautiful they are. I felt like a proud mother.
It's so fun to watch the two of them interact with each other. Briggs is such a sweet big brother. When we were finishing up at the vet, Briggs reached over to Abbi and "kissed" her on her nose. It was like he was telling her that everything was ok. It warmed my heart. It's so fun to watch them play together. I captured a few playful moments on camera. Take a look...
Abbi is one tough cookie. She reminds me a lot of myself. As little as we are, we sure are spit fires.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Gordon is still not thrilled about them, but he is definitely falling more in love with them each day. Just last night as we were getting ready for bed, I came out into the living to find all three of them asleep on the couch. Priceless! They love Gordon. When he does his homework, Briggs will jump up onto his lap and sleep. Abbi is always right behind him, but since she is so small, Gordon needs to help her up. So cute!
The dogs are our pre-test. It is not too far in our future when Gordon and I will start our family. These dogs are a great precursor to kids. I have never had my own dog. I have always had a dog growing up, and I would say that they were my dog, but I had no idea how much work they are! I would always just play with them while my parents did all of the work. I never had to clean up after them, bathe them, or share my bed with them! Gordon was so surprised that I got up with them in the middle of the night. I cherish my sleep time, so for me to forget about myself to care for them is a big deal. Gordon also keeps telling me that he has never seen me act the way I act when I'm hanging out with our dogs. I'm a very happy person, but with them, I'm ecstatic all the time! They are two small blessings in my life.