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Archive for March, 2009

Well, I’ve already mentioned the biggest life change – marriage and becoming the insta-mom to a stellar four-year old girl.  Another major change in my household is that we adopted a puppy.  Her name is Obee.  (Dylann had recently heard the biblical story of Ruth and wanted to name the dog Obed.  We convinced her that Obed was a man, so we settled on Obee as a nice feminine alternative.)  She’s a good pup – a basset, beagle mix.

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She does bark quite a bit and we’re hoping our new sonic collar will put a stop to that.  She can sit and rings a bell to go outside.  We’re just working on ‘come’ and some separation anxiety issues…obedience classes start in a couple of weeks.

Having a dog in general has been awesome, but there are times she makes me crazy.  A puppy is totally like a newborn.  She’s finally to the point of needing to go outside only once in the middle of the night as opposed to four or five times.  She chews up everything and is loosing all her teeth.  (Actually the chewing thing is improving amazingly). We’ve got the accidents almost all under control, but it’s still annoying when it happens.

And most annoying of all, this dog has been led to believe that she sleeps in a queen-sized bed between a pair of newlyweds.  I guess it’s partly our fault…we let her get away with it.

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Long Overdue Update

It’s been a long time.  A really long time and so much has changed.

Most importantly, I’m married now.  The nuptials took place during a private ceremony on the evening of January 30.  We had a private reception that night and then a small open house reception the next day.  The whole affair seemed to go smoothly, but to be honest, I was stressed out enough that I only vaguely remember Thursday through Monday. Yipes.  But I have WONDERFUL pictures to aid in the remembering thanks to my pals at Steven F. Fox Photography.  Hands down the best photographers EVER. The pictures were actually one of the funnest parts of the whole deal.  Here are just a few shots from the big day…

I’ve heard lots of grumbling about my poor blogging skills over what I suppose has been the last year.  I’m truly hoping to get back in the swing of things.  I’ve got to get my head around a few things.  Some of that is simply processing what life has been over the last year; part of that specifically is figuring out the transition from single to married with kids (and a puppy).

In the meantime, if you see a prolonged abscence again, shoot a meme my way and that will at least be something to get me started.

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