Wednesday, October 31, 2007
In pregnancy news, we are 11 weeks today and counting down the days until we are through with the first trimester. The morning sickness has kicked up into high gear (and I thought it was supposed to be dwindling!), which has been hard. Today, I got a vitamin B6 shot, which is supposedly helpful, but I won't really know until tomorrow.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This is actually what we have resorted to to keep our dogs busy during the day. We fill these 2 orange balls and 2 blue cubes (not in the video) full of dog food and the dogs knock them around for a good 30-45 minutes and eat the food that falls out. It's quite an ingenious plan, except our dogs are not always smart enough to figure out what to do when the balls roll under a chair. And, sometimes dog food falls out of the balls and gets stuck in the crack between the floor and the baseboard...or falls down the heat vent. Oh, well. It keeps them from chewing up stuff. :)
While you all may be interested in our recent news, I'm putting up this post for my younger audience. Here are 2 doggy videos for the Chase boys and Noah. This is the two of them wrestling...note Doc's fancy WWF leg maneuvers.
Here's Schatzi and Doc, "holding hands". Schatzi was actually trying to chew on Doc's bone while he was chewing on it, but he wasn't really too into that idea.
And, here they are getting a double belly rub. Schatzi has been a long time fan of belly-scratching, while Doc has just recently realized he likes having his belly rubbed.
2. Detail her car so she doesn’t vomit every morning when she gets in it to drive to work.
3. Rub her legs, back, head. Don’t get frustrated when she yells at you for rubbing too hard, even though you were barely touching her.
4. Bathe the dogs because the smell bothers her, but she still wants them to sleep with you in your bed.
5. Patiently rifle through her clothes to help her find something that fits. When she decides none of her underwear are comfortable enough to sleep in, you give her a pair of yours.
6. Cook whatever food she requests and run to the grocery store whenever she asks you. Don’t get mad when she decides it wasn’t what she wanted after all.
7. Immediately stop telling any story that involves food, poop, vomit, or killing things as soon as she says, “I just can’t talk about that right now.”
8. Decide not to shoot a deer this year, for the sake of your pregnant wife’s morning sickness.
9. Walk the dogs every day. Don’t mention the fact that during the whole year you two were trying to get pregnant, she promised to walk the dogs “even if I throw up the whole time”.
10. Wash the dishes, fold the laundry, and clean the house while she sleeps 15 hours a day.
11. Congratulate her every day for getting up and going to work...even if she is, well, just doing her job.
12. Drop everything to meet her at the restaurant of her choice when she gets a craving. Happily hand over your plate when she decides she likes what you ordered better.
13. Try to be nice to your wife. Bring her home the DVD “Knocked Up”. Apologize when you realize the movie was a lot funnier before, well, she was knocked up.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The answer is...yes, we are. We're 10 weeks along, have heard the heartbeat and are in the midst of trying to survive morning sickness. We were waiting to tell people until after the first trimester, but any of you who know us well know that we can't keep a secret for very long. :) It's been a challenge to keep the blog updated since, well, there is nothing else to really write about. My day is focused on just making it to work, getting enough sleep, and eating whatever will agree with my system that day. Joe, on the other hand, has been run ragged with his pregnant wife's demands, but he still has a smile on his face. :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
1. Opening day of pheasant season: Schatzi and Joe headed out for a 6 mile hike and came home tired, sore, and empty-handed...better luck next time.
2. Doc and I were lazy and watched movies on the couch downstairs.
3. We interviewed and hired a dog walker to come walk our dogs during the work week for the next month or so until life calms down.
4. Our friends, the Binghams, paid us a surprise visit.
5. I read a few books.
6. Joe talked to his brother, Phil, and shared some exciting news.
7. I caught up on Team Eddy's blog (they're back from their recent hiatus!).
8. Joe and I got my car detailed. Oooh! It is SOO clean and no longer smells like a dog.
9. I did ONE load of laundry...didn't get it folded yet.
10. Joe made an excellent roast.
11. Friday, we went out to a great dinner at a Chinese restaurant with Rick, our real estate agent, Kelly, his girlfriend, and the Munoffs, a couple from church.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
We've taken a break from obedience classes until after the New Year, but want to keep working on our dogs, so we've been trying to keep up on our daily training (ok...more like a couple of times weekly training). The problem with doing it yourself, is that you have to be creative on your own to keep it interesting for the dogs. So, this is what I came up with in a moment of inspiration.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Afterwards, we went inside...good thing, too, because the snow was wet and heavy enough to cause some big branches to fall off our trees in the backyard. Then, our power went out for several hours. Joe and I headed out to by a propane heater and lantern, only to return to our power being back on. Oh, well...we'll be ready next time!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, Amy started her surgery rotation, but her schedule was pretty lax, so she was able to meet us for lunch at at TacoTime. Here's Noah, stealing the show.