Friday, August 29, 2008

One Sick Puppy

Our little Allie was pretty sick this week. She had a fever for 3 days! I took her in to the Doc, and they had to give her a shot to bring her temp down. That girl is one stubborn chica. Even when she is litterally too sick to walk, she fights taking any oral medication, and wouldn't eat or drink. I was so worried about her, but she is doing fine now. I swear she lost about five pounds. She is her own person, but we love her like it's nobodys business! Hopefully that strong personality will get her through harder days to come. We entered some of our veggies in the fair and they did really well. My canned goods only got 3rd place which is like telling somebody they weren't very good, but we'll give you a ribbon anyways. I'll try harder next year.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Another Summer

It is a little crazy to think back on this time last year. We had just moved to Winnemucca, Tyler was interning, I was pregnant...on and on I could go. So many things have changed for us in a year, it has been a very busy 12 months! 'Tis the season for canning! Our garden is starting to overflow with vegetables and I have canned quite a bit already, from plum jelly and syrup, to chili sauce and pickles. Tyler is in full swing with work now that school has started. I will be doing a joy-school with Allie this year. We are keeping things pretty basic, but it will be a good thing for her. She is extremely social and loves the interaction with kids. I am working with the Young Women in our ward now. So far, so good...It's quite a change for me since I've been working with the little children in Primary for so long. Bria is acting like a big kid already, I swear. She loves to sit and just grab at anything in her reach. She steals our food off of our plates frequently. She is still a wonderful sleeper, bless her heart. Allie has a new nickname. We call her "Templeton", you know, from Charlette's Web....the girl is such a pack rat. She creates little "nests" with the most random things. I find these nests behind couch cushions, carefully "packed" so that I wouldn't notice them unless I was looking. I also find them in her pillow case, the blankets on her bed, sometimes in a kitchen drawer, even once in a stuffed animal that had a hole in the neck. I have a feeling her and I aren't going to get along when it comes to cleaning her room when she's older. For those of you who know me well, I love organization, and despise clutter. Oh well, I should have known I'd be tested in this area-it keeps me humble.