Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Miss Hannah and Mr River

Miss Hannah sure is a handful, but its been so fun. She got to play all day yesterday while Chris and I were at work and River was in the crate. Our friend Jessica came and got her at 11am and played all day. She has a 1 yr old black lab Gracie and she said they played really well. Hannah isn't scared of anything. She goes after everything no matter how big it is. If something does happen to startle her, shes back in action in a second.

The past few nights we have been putting her in Rivers crate so that she can be potty trained. River sleeps on the floor next to our bed. Hannah would cry and cry. The longest she cried was 2 hours. It was awful. So she has been sleeping now in the crate in the living room so she isn't keeping us up all night.

Long story short, after playing all day and meeting tons of new people, she slept the WHOLE night. I couldn't believe it. I actually woke up at 5 am and was worried that something was wrong with her. I walked out to the living room and she was just sleeping. As soon as I made a noise she woke up and the crying started. oops! But she only cried for maybe 5 minutes so that goes to show how tired she really was. So I guess Chris and I need to wear he out a little more before bed time.

Everything else is going great. She chews alot more than River did and she is still barking some but we are in the process of trying to quit that. She is practically potty trained and I cant believe it, she is only 5 weeks old. (knock on wood) I cant recall her last accident and today during my lunch break she cried at the door.

Needless to say River had his bad moments and good moments, and it seems to me that Hannah is the exact opposite. The rough times we had with River are a breeze with Hannah; and the rough times we are having now with Hannah were a breeze with River. I guess that just means we will be ready for any obstacle if we decided to get another. HA!! don't worry that wont be anytime soon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


So this weekend was interesting to say the least. The first and most important is that Chris and I finally got Hannah Sky Hunt. She is so precious but a handful. When we got River he was 6 weeks and Hannah is only 5 weeks. We thought she would be fragile and we would have to keep her and River separate for the most part but that is not the case at all. As soon as they met the were in love. River plays so well with her. They will roll around and play for hours. I'm so happy that he realizes she is small and he is very gentle even when they play tug of war. The only thing is that River doesn't allow her to have ANY of the toys. As soon as she is playing with a toy, he will go and grab it from her. I think he just wants to play, but she doesn't get it yet. She will soon be big enough to grab it right back.

Although she is very cute, she is SO SASSY! She already learned to bark from the place she was born and she will bark nonstop until someone is paying attention to her. This has to stop. River never barked until Chris taught him and now he still doesn't bark unless Chris is messing with him. If Hannah is not in the middle of everything, she will let everyone know. When we went to the dog park I took her in the little dog side so that no big dogs would run her over. That didn't last because she kept barking through the fence for River and wanted to be on that side. I soon as I got her to the other side, she was fine.

River and Hannah both had their easy and hard things to deal with. River was easy to put to bed but very hard to potty train. Hannah is opposite. She despises the crate but she is practically potty trained already. Its great!!! Ill post some other stuff about her later but I don't want this blog to be too long and I have one more story about the weekend.

Saturday night Chris and I joined Hunter and Jessica and some of their friends for dinner and going downtown. We went to this yummy sushi place and then went to the epicentre. Everything was going great and we were having a great time all night. Around 1:30am everyone in our group was on the outside part of Club Mez which looked out at the skyscrapers in the city. It was a good view and it felt good outside. All of the sudden I started feeling really weird. Now let me stop to say that I wasn't drunk. I had one glass of wine at dinner and I was only on my second drink when this happened. I had never felt like this before. I tried to wait to see if it would go away but it was slowing getting worse. Its hard to explain what I was feeling but my whole body just sort of felt numb. I guess Chris noticed that something was wrong because he asked if I was OK. I told him that I felt like I was going to faint but that I'm sure I was fine. After that I don't remember ANYTHING. (this is what Chris told me happened) He started telling me that I was scaring him because I had a blank stare on my face and I didn't reply to him. My pupils started to get very dilated. Then I put my arms around him and finally I fainted. Chris caught me so I didn't fall and Jessica's dad was supporting my back. I remember feeling like I was falling but I couldn't see anything. They helped me over to the couch and put my feet up. All of the sudden I remember feeling perfectly fine. I still don't know what happened to make me faint but it sure was scary. I didn't go to the doctor or anything because I felt fine right after and nothing else weird has happened. Chris reassured me that alot of people faint for different reasons and its not a rare thing. It was just rare because I have NEVER fainted before. Hopefully (and I am sure) I am fine, but I'm glad it happened so late because I sure would have ruined peoples night if it would have happened earlier in the night.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hannah Sky

Yay! We get to go get Hannah today! I thought we were going to have to wait until Monday but I called the man and he said we could come TODAY! Yesterday Chris and I went to get appetizers and wine and were talking about her. At first Chris said he wanted to get her on Monday so that we can have one last weekend without running around after her. But he changed his mind yesterday after we were talking about her. I think this is a better plan anyways. If we got her on Monday night we would only have a few hours with her until we would have to put her in the crate for bed. Then all day on her first day at home (Tuesday), she would be locked up since Chris and I would both be at work. Then our first day of dance lessons is Tuesday night so she would be locked up ALL day. By getting her today, we will have all weekend with her.

When we got River, I had three days off so it was easy for us to get him used to the crate and us. Not only do we have to get Hannah used to us and the house, we have to introduce her to River. This might be an event!

So I called the man that has her yesterday after talking with Chris and asked if she was still feeding on her mom and he said that they weren't. They were eating dry food. He thought it was a good idea also if we went ahead and got her for the weekend. I was so excited because I didn't think the guy would let us since she is so young. I'm not worried because the reason that people say the puppies should be with the mom until they are 7 or 8 weeks is so the mom can socialize them and let them know what is right and wrong. but since we have River, he can act as the one to socialize her and teach her things.

We got a long road ahead of us but I know that we are going to be so happy. River has made Chris and I so happy that we cant even imagine what another will bring. Our family is just getting bigger and bigger. As Chris said last night, there is now more animals in our house than there is humans. Zeppelin River and Hannah vs. Chris and I.

After talking to the guy on the phone he surprised me by sending me a picture of her to my phone. I was so surprised and almost cried I got so excited. She is so cute with her little Mohawk in the middle of her face! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Dog Park

Yesterday Chris and I went to the dog park. We met up with the girls that used to live in the house that we are in now. Jessica and Jessica. One of the Jessica's has a black lab that is about a year old named Gracie and we go to the dog park with her regularly. Gracie and River get along so well. The other Jessica is dog sitting for her friends and brought an 8 month old golden retriever named Holden. He was very cute.

The dog park is always an interesting adventure. Between training your dog the right etiquette, to having a very muddy dog to transport home in your car. Its funny because there are little kid pools that are filled with water so the dogs can have some water to drink. Gracie and River, without fail, will lay in the pools to cool off. NO other dogs do this, just Gracie and River. I think it is cute, but it does call for a very wet and muddy dog for the ride home. There is also a river right by where the dog park is so sometimes I will throw a ball in the river and let him run after it to get rinsed off.

There are some very interesting dogs at the dog park. I also cant believe sometimes, how owners don't try to train there dogs at all. River is not what I would call a well trained dog, but he looks like a genius sometimes compared to other dogs at the park. We have seen many dog fights and I'm sure there are more to come. But no matter what happens at the dog park River doesnt care. He loves going there to run around and meet new dogs each time. We like it because is wears River out so he is sleepy when we get home.

Speaking of River and being trained, Chris has taught him a few cool tricks. I'm very impressed how fast River caught on to these. He knows sit, lay down, and stay. When Chris says "stay" he will freeze, Chris will put a treat on his nose, and he will stay until Chris says "OK" Its too funny. I hope Hannah will learn tricks as fast as River did.

I think Chris and I are going to the store today to do some shopping for Hannah. I am so excited. We were supposed to go to dance lessons today but it got postponed until next weekend. Ill keep you posted on the dance classes, they should be very interesting.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend in the Mountains

This past weekend was so much fun but I was so tired today at work. Chris and I left on Friday and made it just in time to the mountains for some ribs that my dad cooked. They were SO yummy. We stayed up late with my parents and the Wilkerson's and told a BUNCH of funny stories!

The next day we woke up and had a yummy breakfast that my mom cooked. We had blueberry, chocolate chip, and plain pancakes and bacon. Then Chris, Davis and I went down to the fair that was going on downtown. It was called Coon Dog Day! We at lunch and walked around. We got to see the champion coon dog and man let me tell you, those were some well trained dogs. Ive never seen so many rednecks in my life all in one place, but it was still fun and VERY entertaining Then that night we went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. YUM! I love queso dip.

The next morning Chris, my mom and I woke up early and drove an hour to Ashville to see Dylan's baseball game. It was good to see him play because I don't get to see him much anymore. He played very good and it was worth the hour drive and getting up early. The rest of the day we spent resting before we had to pack and come home. :(

All in all it was a relaxing weekend and we had a great time. I think River enjoyed himself also because he got to play with Charlie all weekend long. Even though I was excited about having all of July filled with activities for the weekend, Chris and I think we may need one weekend to just relax at home. Even though we get to relax on the weekend trips, it still gets stressful trying to get there and back and all the in between stuff.

I hope this week flies by because we hopefully get to pick up HANNAH on Monday. Ill keep you posted. :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Today was pretty slow at the office. Most everyone was off since they worked last Saturday for the 4th of July. I don't like when people aren't here...I get SO bored.

So we went to the cookout last night at Michael and Rachel's house. It was fun and we had some good burgers and wine. I also learned how to play Rummy and I WON a game!! :) I wish we could have stayed longer and kept playing but I had to be up early this morning for work.

I skipped lunch today so that I can get off work at 4:30 instead of my usual 5:30. Chris and I are headed to the mountain house to spend the weekend. My family has been up there since last weekend. I think the Wilkerson's and some other people are there too so it should be a good weekend. I cant wait to just sit on the dock or a raft all day and soak up the sun and relax.

Chris and I have been trying to fill up our weekends with fun events. If we don't plan anything, then we wont do anything. July is booked and I'm excited. Last weekend we went to Chris's family beach house for the weekend. This weekend we are going to the mountain house. Next weekend we are going camping, and the weekend after that my brothers Dylan and Davis are coming to visit me. We are going to have some cookouts and go to carowinds. Hopefully we can keep filling up the weekends with fun activities to do together.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

First Post

Lets see how this goes. It seems lately that my life is FLYING by. I thought this would be good, not only for my family and friends to keep up with me, but also for myself so that when I feel that time is slipping away I can look back at my blogs and relive it all. Towards the end of my work day I am going to try and write a blog. That way I will actually have time to do it without being interrupted by everything I need to do at home. I hope you find this interesting and ill try my best not to put a bunch of boring stuff on here. If my life seems to be boring, then I wont write :)

So anyways, today was very HECTIC at work. This man kept calling all morning harassing me about a $69.95 rate that he agreed with my manager about. First of all, we don't offer that rate at all, and second my manager wasn't in yet so I couldn't ask her. So after finding out and telling him that his real rate was $89 he got so upset. Someone had to deal with him downstairs as he RAGED about the rate and I hear he never got a room. Than the new girl quit. She has only been working here for a little over a week. I guess she found a better place or something. good for her. Also the phones have been ringing off the HOOK! But enough about work.

Yesterday I convinced Chris to go to Ikea with me. I was so excited to find out that he loves the store just like me. I'm sure the food court is his favorite (last night was rib night). I ended up buying a new duvet cover and some jars for the kitchen. I was very surprised that Chris picked out the duvet cover. Its GREEN, his favorite color, and it is really nice. although I shouldn't be spending all this money, all these things are on my wish list so I can scratch them off, and I dont feel so bad. The wish list seems that it is getting longer even though I am buying some things on it.

Chris and I are also getting another PUPPY. We went to go see her two days ago. She is only 3 weeks old right now but she was so cute. She is a chocolate lab. She has a Mohawk! We get to pick her up around July 21st and that day cant get here sooner. I hope that River will love her and get along with her great. I know River loves his attention and he may get jealous (or have no clue whats going on). Ill be sure to put pictures up of the both of them as soon as I can.

Well I think that I've written enough. It may take me a few days to get the length thing down. I have a tendency to ramble :) I'm going home now and going to go to grill out with Chris's sister and boyfriend Tim. I haven't seen Tim since our Cruise last May so it should be fun to catch up together. I hope the rain stays away. It rained alot this afternoon, but I think its done. Ok, I'm really done this time. Ill write again tomorrow.

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