How do you celebrate the birth of the love of your life?
Breakfast in bed, presents, a day of spoiling, family dinner party, cake, hot coco and fireworks?
Only the best for my Hubby! And still, nothing seems even close to adequate when expressing the love and admiration I have for this man of mine!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Matthew!! May I treat you every day like it's your birthday and the Prince that you are. You say I'm your reward for all the good things you've done in this life. The truth is...you're mine. I love you. Always will.
Our close friends recently had a baby and while enjoying Sunday dinner with them at the in-laws, we all about died when we saw Sawyers reaction to little Jaxon.
I think it's natural for any puppy owners to be a little nervous and hesitant when introducing their dog to new people and situations. Especially brand new baby kind of situations. I wish we had recorded the way he stood up on his hind legs to get a better look at Jaxon and then smiled so big. (Yup, dogs smile! If you've never seen it, it kind of looks like a snarl but totally different. They show all their teeth like that but their lips are pulled back, not up.) The entire rest of the day he followed baby Jaxon around, at a safe distance, and then he'd slowly walk up to him and smile at him. It was so adorable!
Sawyer really is so in tune to peoples energy. I think he could sense Jaxon's innocence and purity and was so mild and respectful. Even our friends thought it was so cute and completely trusted having Sawyer around. They couldn't stop talking about how sweet he was.
There are so many stories like this that make Sawyer unique and special and I really am thankful to have him as my puppy. I think back all the time to that night Matt and I randomly decided to go to the pet store. When Matt saw Sawyer he fell in love with his speckled paws right away. I actually needed more convincing and wanted to get a different dog. But as soon as I held Sawyer in my hands and he snuggled up to my neck and started licking me with his delicious puppy breath, I melted. There's a saying, "Dogs choose their owners" if that's true I feel so very blessed and grateful that he chose us! And that I gave him a chance and didn't go with a different, lamer dog :)
It was definitely a challenge raising a pup, there were times we wondered if we were dog owners after all. But we stuck with it and I'm so very glad we did. He is such a part of our family. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't want to squeeze and kiss and love on him. He knows when I'm sad and gently licks my tears away and crawls up on my lap. He knows when I need a laugh and manages to find some new way to surprise me. By either his legit ninja moves (yes, you heard me. My dog is part ninja), his crazy faces, or strange noises, that always manage to crack me up. He has such a big personality and quite frankly it's perfect, because that's why he fits in so well with Mr. Matthew and I. Basically, we wouldn't give him up, or the fun we've had over the last year, for anything.
We love you little soybean! Thank you so much for joining our family and blessing our lives every day since!
Yes, that is Friends playing in the background. It has become Matt and I's new TV show. Does having a TV show make us old?
Well, it's that time of year again. Sparkly lights. Secret shopping. Hiding presents. Smells that make your mouth water. Family and friends. Food so good it makes you think being fat is better than skinny. New traditions. Old traditions. Christmas!
After months of playing Christmas music and watching Christmas movies, I finally get to enjoy it in full swing. Nothing says "Home" like a beautiful Christmas tree, a nice burning fire and cuddling on the couch. There has been a lot of cuddling going on over here on account of SB being super cold at night and we have no heater...I'll gladly take the cuddling, thank you!
I have a very adorable pup who loves to pop in and say hello!
We've been so busy I hadn't realized how far behind I was on the blog. And not just the blog but my little Soybean! He is such a fun dog. I'm so glad he's a part of our family. He has more personality than we know what to do with. I'm pretty sure he's half human.