Monday, January 26, 2009

Boxer and Baby

This video is so sweet. I love boxers!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This and That

It's been awhile, I know. I want to start out by saying congratulations to B on her new baby boy, Josiah! He came on January 11th and he's doing great! I can't wait to see the little bugger. I'm heading home the first weekend in Feb to see him.

This weekend I got a car starter put in, so I'm very happy about that. It is much needed when you live here. And I know all you Bismarckians and GFers can relate. Yay for car starters! We've been getting some more snow around these parts. This morning we woke up to a beautiful snowfall that lasted through the morning and afternoon. We didn't get any pics of that, but these are from the snowfall before it:

See Bear back there sitting by the fence? I think he's waiting for
the neighbor's dog to come out. They love each other.

We're still trying to decide what color we want to paint our bedroom. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great! We've talked about a light brown but it would have to be just right. We want to brighten it up a little in there without going too overboard.

We had a dog specialist over here on Friday cuz Bear's been having some on-leash issues. He gets very growly when he's on a leash and he sees another dog. Also, he just tweaks out on walks, like he's constantly on edge. It seems like he can't enjoy a walk cuz he has to be on the look out for other dogs or animals. Anyway, she told us a lot of good things and reasons behind his behavior. He's had a couple of significant life events that have created some anxiety issues. She also gave us some strategies to try with him. We've used them this weekend and we've already noticed a change in him. He's much calmer, just in general. I think it's gonna work and I bet he'll learn fast - he's a smart boy, not to mention cuter than hell.

Last weekend we went to Justin's employee Christmas party. We started at Oak City at 3:30 with drinks and some apps, and a shot. We headed over to Sofitel around 6. We only got one drink ticket, so that was spent on a mixed drink. The rest of the night it was $6 Amstels. Yep, that's right, $6. We spent a shitload of money on mediocre beer, but what can you do? They had a casino so we played some Blackjack. Justin didn't wind up winning anything in the raffle, but it was a good time. After that, we headed back over to Oak City (not necessary at this point in the night). But we drank and ate some more, then I flipped off his boss, but not in a bad way, mind you. It was all in good fun. He still wants to go for sushi with us, so that's a good sign.

This weekend we watched a couple of good movies: Tropic Thunder and Mongol. Watch Tropic Thunder if you want a good laugh. It's got some great actors in it and Robert Downey Jr. is awesome. Mongol is the story of Genghis Kahn before he became known as that. Very good movie if you ready for a serious, pay attention movie. But I recommend it. If anyone has any suggestions for some good movies, please let us know! We're always looking for something to put on our Netflix queue.

Peace out! Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I'm back!

Hello again! The holiday vacation has been great. We have really enjoyed the time off. We had a lot of fun in good ol' B-town. I got in the Monday before Christmas; my flight was delayed about an hour. Justin got in on Christmas eve, only a little late. We opened presents, played games, and ate and drank a lot on the eve. And as most of you know, yes, I puked that night. That's about all that needs to be said. We enjoyed a wonderful prime rib dinner on Christmas (which I luckily got to eat despite feeling horribly hungover that am). Justin and I sat in the hot tub that night too. We played a lot of Wii and just relaxed for most of the weekend. We got to see our friends: Justin hung out with Nute on Sat. night and I saw Mel quite a few times over the week. And it's always a good time hanging out with the fam! Dealt with a couple of snow storms and driving from Mandan to Bis in some nasty weather. Thanks Dad for letting me use the truck!! And thanks to Mom and Dad for another wonderful Christmas! I have an album up on Facebook of all the Christmas pics and I think most of you can access those. If not, sorry! Here are a few more:

Ready for game time! Don't look too excited.

Got a lot of good stuff this year: a UNC shirt from J-wad, $ from the 'rents, awesome storage containers, a little vid camera, and more. Thanks to everyone! I also got a sweet ass jewelry tree from Melissa! It's awesome, I love it! Here's a pic:

We came back to the cities on Sunday (after another delayed flight) at about 2. Watched the end of the Vikes game - we're playoff bound! Woohoo! Justin and I enjoyed a quiet New Year's eve. We vegged out on the couch with the dog, watched Prince Caspian, and had some drinks. I made an interesting concoction called Hpnotiq Heaven: champagne, Chambord, and Hpnotiq. It was really good. It looked pretty funky when first poured; take a look:

Bear checking out the Chambord

Bear now enjoying a little bit of said Chambord

A pretty good New Year's line up, I must say.

Couch time on New Year's. Both Dad and Mr. Bear have a question.

It was a good New Year's. I can't believe that 3 years ago today I got engaged! It doesn't seem like that long ago. Now back to work tomorrow, but then the weekend's here! We will be taking down the Christmas decs and watching some football, provided the Vikes sell another 8,000 tix by tomorrow so they don't black out the game!

So here's to a wonderful 2009 for all of you! Happy New Year!