Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cuteness overload!

Joe and I went down to the Farm today to see his family. Cuteness abounded!
Mom was raising some baby chicks! And I even got to hold one:
This guy was only a few days old:
What a face! Haha....

I got to hold these baby goats, which were just a few weeks old. OMG I wanted to bring them home!
When we set them down, they were so funny to watch romping around.
And the cutest of all......!I love the farm.... :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Morning Surprise!

And NOT the good kind!!
I know, Max! It's the end of April!
At least we don't have to worry about mowing the lawn this weekend!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Warm and Sunny!

What a nice day! 73 and sunny. Days like today make me love being back in Minnesota.

I capture this shot as clouds tried to spoil the day:
Max and I just shrigged it off and enjoyed the fact that we can see green grass again....
We need to look into getting that fence going. Max is not pleased about having to be leashed, and 80% of the time, he manages to get wrapped up on a boulder or deck post and needs rescuing.

He's getting better at understanding "Go around!" with the accompanying arm motion means "Go back the frickin' way you got tangled up, doofus-head!", but more often than not, we have to go out and help him.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Everything is Special.....

Joe makes everything beautiful and a simple piece of toast with Nutella:
I have thought long and hard, and decided I may be somewhat obsessed with this whole Mickey Disney thing. Which is fine - it's not like it's crack or anything, right? I mean, there are alot worse things I could be into! So this is harmless! And should be encouraged!!!

I think I need to ask for an increase in my credit limit as part of our trip preparation....

Monday, April 14, 2008

Obsession? What obsession?

It's really just a few little things. Really.

(Joe put these puzzles together a few years ago when we were in Phoenix)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Can you guess where my mind is....?

We are gearing up for DISNEY!!! Literally! As we start planning for our trip, we decided we needed to go shopping for some new clothes. Unfortunately, we came home with not a whole lot of chothes, but LOOK AT ALL THE OTHER GREAT STUFF WE GOT!!
This will be my new carry-on bag! How could we pass it up? It was a sign from the Disney gods - as soon as we walked into the Sears entrance at the Mall of America, this was staring right at us, saying BUY ME! So we did. It even has a little retractable handle and wheels, so you can pull it!

Can you say "obsessed much?"?
Then we found these great Disney character stamps at Michaels:
We can't wear them, but you can bet I will stamp everything that is not moving over the next few months....even Max!

Then we lucked out at the Disney store and scored these Mikey plates!!
This was another sign from the Disney gods - on sale!!
So we got 2 sets :) And yes, every single meal from now until we leave will have to be on Mickey plates. Haha.

Now back to bargains. That carry-on bag I started out with?
It was on clearance - originally $100, now just $24.97!! What a deal!!

This is where Joe's logic and my logic clash....I say we saved $75, which just paid for everything else, so it's all a wash. He says we never would have bought the bag for $100 in the first place, so we spent $25 PLUS all the other stuff.

You can guess who is in charge of the finances and keeps us in good shape....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

House Hunting

No, not us, for a change...we had a few feathered friends fly in for some serious house hunting:
They seem to have settled on the neighbor's front yard, but I am trying to lure them over to our yard. Can you imagine me and the camera with little baby duckies in our yard?!?

In an unrelated note, we are once again under a Winter Weather Warning for tomorrow afternoon and into SATURDAY! Good grief....heavy snow, and more than 6 inches predicted!

IT'S APRIL! This makes me not happy.....

Friday, April 04, 2008

Some Not So Good News...

After Mom left on Monday, Joe called me downstairs to check out something on Spike. Out of nowhere, a noticeable mass had appeared on his head right below his ear. You can see it on the left in this picture:

Joe took him to the Vet on Tuesday, and the Dr. took a needle sample and sent it off to the lab. He said he was very worried about this, and apparently for good reason.

The Vet called us this morning and advised it is a tumor. :(

Unfortunately, surgery to remove it would be very major and could be detrimental to an 18-year-old dog.

For now, we are monitoring it and keeping and eye on Spike. So far, he is showing no signs of pain, loss of appetite, lethargy, etc.