Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Well, it is all the same here in the ATL. The only new news is about Goose, we have to take Goose to a specialist, b/c his xrays today were inconclusive. So we are still not sure about arthritis vs. osteosarcoma because the stuff on the xray crosses a joint, which osteosarcoma is not supposed to do. But after two weeks of pretty intensive antibiotics, there was no change so we can rule out infection . . . aagh!!

But he is still enjoying his narcotics!! So I thought you might enjoy this . . .

Saturday, January 19, 2008

And more snow . . .

Can you believe it - two snowy days in ONE week here in the ATL! So we must take pics to record this historic event!

Gem and I stayed inside. Gem has a real connection with Goose. Even when he doesn't feel well, he still doesn't mind being around her. So she snuggled with Goose today. He came over and lay right down beside her. But I moved her since it made me a little nervous having her so close to his sore leg. But then she fell asleep playing by herself!

And I thought I would show off my new hat! I won it in a photo contest - love it!! Nor did I realize how many freckles I still have, they usually are a summer thing!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Some good stuff . . .

Goose is eating again!! Yay Goose!!

A and B had their first private skating lessons today and they did so well!! I love watching them skate!! And A has agreed to be in her first competition on Feb. 9th! Her music will be Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Baby B doesn't want people to watch her skate, so she does not want to participate this time. It is a 'snowflake' competition and everyone that participates gets a medal or a ribbon. I have a feeling that she is going to be a little upset when she doesn't get one . . . oh, well, next time!!

And here is a video for you all from the other fashion forward day . . . it is sideways, so just turn your head to the left a little - I can't figure out how to flip the video yet! Guess you have to hold the camera in only one direction for videos!! It is titled, "Acorns!!"

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Can I get a timeout??

Life around here has been nonstop!! From making a playroom (of sorts,) to Gem getting close to crawling, to Goose's illness, growing kids and now, snow!! Enjoy these random photos . . .

The playroom/guest room/office toy corner. . .

Gem, the poser!

Goose, the patient . . . he licked his leg so badly last night, the vet put this on him!

And then came the snow last night . . .

Neighborhood Gang! (My girls had just come inside, but I wanted a picture, so I sent them back out - poor A with no jacket!!

The Georgia Snowball!

In June . . .

In January . . .

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Poor, Poor Goose

Well, Goose either has canine osteomyelitis (bone infection) or canine osteosarcoma (bone cancer.) We are really hoping it is just an infection and the 20 pills a day that I am now having to put down his throat will do the trick. The poor dog's leg is swollen about 3x's his normal size and he really can't bend it. He looks pretty pitiful. I said 'squirrel' today and he just looked at me instead of the usual frantic run to the door, so I know he really doesn't feel well.

So anyway, if you don't mind praying for a dog, please add Goose to your prayers!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Campaign is ON again . . .

Okay, not the presidential stuff, but the SAVE KATY Campaign!! I just finished watching her on a GMA clip from this morning, and um, SAVE KATY!! She was so boring and reserved. Her haircut although cute and chic, makes her look so much older than she is. And I think she might need a piece of cake! So here is the link for you . . .

And in other news, poor Goose is hanging in there. His whole leg is just swollen and huge. He still needs to be helped outside and somehow I have to figure out how to lift him up to take him to the vet tomorrow morning (90lb dog!)

And here . . . this is a fun read!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Day. The Night. The Song that would never end.

Well, yesterday started out perfectly. I slept in and dh took care of the girls. When I woke up we worked on moving the 'big' girls little toys upstairs. We moved all the furniture in the guest bedroom and put the girls doll house and new bookcase for toys in there! The girls asked if they could camp in their tent in there that night, and we said - SURE!!

So I went and had a haircut and color. I didn't get home until after 6 so we all went out for a wonderful dinner at our local Mexican restaurant! We came home, set up the tent and put the girls down to bed. They talked for a long time, but that was okay, because dh and I watched out newest Netflix movie. (Catch and Release - and it was cute) Then we watched the end of the NFL playoff game and went to bed.

The first mistake was going to bed so late. What were we thinking 12:00 is too late for us!! So after about two hours of sleep there is a LARGE bang. I jump out of bed and I can't find any reason for the bang. Just Goose, the dog, panting and farting in the middle of our room. Well, he keeps panting and I hear him getting up and moving around. He is breathing so loudly that neither dh nor myself can sleep. So I figure he must have to go pee. So I get out of bed and notice that he is limping, badly. His front paw is just suspended in front of him. But he is very agitated. So, dh gets up and carries Goose down the stairs. He goes outside, pees and then lies down in the grass. After helping him up and getting him inside. We leave Goose downstairs. He is still panting and walking on three legs.

Dh and I went back to bed. But just as soon as I am about to fall asleep, 20 minutes later, I hear the big girls are up, Gem is crying b/c she is hungry and Goose has limped back up the stairs and is panting at the gate at the top of the stairs. I opened the gate, let him up and fed Gem. But while I am feeding Gem, one of the 'big girls' is calling me. So I tell her that I am feeding Gem and to get Daddy. Now, we are ALL UP!!

I finish with Gem, Dh is back in bed after helping with sleeping bags but poor Goose is just sitting in our doorway panting! So, we decide that Goose needs medical attention. But Gem wakes back up. Poor dh got her to go back to sleep and takes a shower (5:00AM by now?) I go and research where to take Goose because our internet is down. (We unplugged the router while we were rearranging the new playroom!) I found one, call and get directions and . . .

Off dh and the poor dog go. I went back to bed. But I was WIDE awake. So I finally fell asleep. 8:00 AM the phone rings, dh and Goose are coming home. Goose has slammed his knee into our bed and severely irratated/injured his arthritic knee. The vet thinks he has loosened some cartilage. He has given him a pain killer and the poor dog has no CLUE where he is. So now we have to ice/heat his knee for the next couple of days, keep him on pain killers and not let him play for a couple of weeks.

Then, as if magic the rest of the house wakes up. The big girls and the little one and the day starts. But I am not sure if yesterday really ever ended! Lets hope that the rest of the day is uneventful and that we all sleep tonight.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

America's Next Top Model . . . Baby Style!

I was taking these pictures of Gem's new knit pants . . . and I think she started posing, seriously!!

And here are my fashion forward older girls . . . not so sure about that!!

And a pic of the fam! It was Dh's BDay yesterday and he wanted brownies and ice cream!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Hi Ladies, Happy New Year and Happy College Football Bowl Season!! After watching countless hours of football these last few days, it is finally the HOKIES on tv (and I am hoping for some improvement here during the first quarter!!) Here are some pics from today . . . and I will update you on my life later this week, I promise!!!

And this little Hokie has had a rough bowl season, can you see the tooth?? And there is another one that broke through yesterday!!