Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wild Side

Check it out - I had a blue extension put in my hair...
Totally cool right? :]
It only lasted 3 days... I put my hair up in a ponytail and brushed through it too hard - out came the little blue extension.
It was a brief walk on the wild side for me!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Healthy Eating

I'm attempting to eat healthy lately. So far, It's gone pretty well.
Dinner the other night consisted of a scrambled egg sandwhich on whole wheat bread with light mayo, a banana and a slice of cheese.
I've also cut out caffeine... so long lovely Dr. Pepper.

It's difficult for me to eat healthy, because I'm a picky eater - I don't like a lot of veggies. Seriously, I eat like a little kid.
We'll see how this goes! Wish me luck!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Out of pocket

I'm here!! I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in forever!
I am still here - the Summer I semester at the Junior college started last Monday, so I've been busy busy busy!!

Love my job at the Advocacy Center as well, but we've got a lot going on during the month of June!! I have two conferences to attend this week!! Yikes!!

Updates soon!!! :]

Sunday, June 5, 2011

One year and back to the real world

One year ago today I married my best friend!
I love you, Clint!
I'm so lucky!! :]

And tomorrow, it's back to the real world for me. I took off work last week after we got home from Florida, and really enjoyed having nothing in particular I had to do.
But, tomorrow, it's back to the real world - teaching at the junior college Monday through Thursday from 8-10 and then counseling children at the Advocacy Center from 10-6.
Busy, busy, busy - but blessed to have the opportunites that I do.
Enjoy your week!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ft. Walton Beach Florida

Vacation in pictures

Me and my Mom

Dolphin cruise

We saw SO many dolphins! They were jumping in the wake of our boat! :o)

My awesome parents!

I miss it already! What a great trip!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Great Danes

My husband and I have a great dane named Stevie.
She (yes, Stevie - after Stevie Nicks) is 2 years old. Clint and I have had so much fun, and so many laughs raising her so far.

The smartest decision we've made regarding Stevie was to have her stomach tacked.
Here's some great info from the Great Dane Club of America:

GDV: Bloat - is the number one killer of Great Danes & Great Danes are the #1 breed at risk for bloat. For reasons not fully understood, in certain deep-chested breeds in particular, the stomach distends, then has a tendency to rotate, which cuts off the blood supply to various parts of the body, as well as effectively shutting down digestion. This condition is extremely painful as well as a true emergency that is rapidly life threatening. A dog with a bloated, twisted stomach (technically called "Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus") will die in great pain in a matter of hours unless drastic steps are taken: surgery is normally necessary. The reasons for GDV are currently not understood, however most would agree that multiple small meals per day and preventing vigorous exercise around mealtimes can help reduce the chances of bloat. Many breeders and owners of Great Danes consider a surgery called a prophylactic gastropexy ("preventative tack") which can help prevent some of the more serious aspects of GDV. 

We had Stevie's gastropexy done by our wonderful veterinarian Dr. Rocky at the time we had her spayed. Her recovery was pretty easy, and her scar is no longer visible. It makes me rest easy knowing that Stevie is highly unlikely to bloat while Clint and I are at work.  

We don't have a traditional coffee table. Stevie's tail clears a table (or shelf for that matter) in 2 seconds flat. Here's our "coffee table" and we keep nothing on it.

Hard to tell from this picture, but it's a leather ottomon with storage.

Here's our kitchen table. It's extra tall - mainly because our dining area is small, but it's also too tall for Stevie's nose. Clint started training Stevie at a very early age, so she knows to stay out of the kitchen.

Counter tops are NOT safe for food. Although Stevie is well trained, she does have her moments. She has snuck pizza from the counter before. No food can be left out on the counter.  

Great danes are so fun... she thinks she's so small.. she would sit on my lap if I let her. She is allowed on the couch, and occasionally sleeps in bed with me and the hubs. We have a king size bed or this would not be possible.

Start training on day 1. We got Stevie at 6 weeks old, and put her on a leash immediately. We took her as many places as we could, she is big and powerful, and the last thing we wanted was a big, powerful aggressive or skiddish dog.

Just for fun, here are a few Stevie pictures:
1st Bath

TuTu Stevie - First visit to our friend (and vet's house)

Scrunched up in the car :o)

Stevie loves to be outside - especially in the rain or snow. Here she's catching a snowball that Clint threw to her.

Sweet girl

I am by no means a Great Dane expert, but feel free to email or comment if you have questions - I'll do my best to answer or direct you to the right spot.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up with Jamie today for What I'm Loving Wednesday:

1. I'm blogging from HOME - Hubs, mom, dad, and I got back from FLA last night, but I took off work for the rest of the week. :o) Best idea ever!

2. I got a bad sunburn while on vaca - bummer. Mom found this magic stuff for me at a souvenir shop. It has literally saved my feet. Word to the wise - don't try to tan in Florida on the beach. Just don't - do it at home, by a pool not on white sand. Ouch!!
This stuff is AMAZING! See where it says "Aloe freeze gel" right next to the word "gel" in yellow? LIDOCAINE!! Wondermous!! Love you Mom!!!

3. Ulta Nail polish in Mint Condition & Bam-Blue-Zled

I am stepping out of my pink and red nail polish box! Buying these two shades today was a brave move for me. I'm wearing Mint Condition right now - but you get no pic because my feet are so red (sunburn!) so I've got a Christmas theme going on. Love these colors!!

4. Last of all, Sally Hansen's Vita-E Lip Soother
I have horribly chapped lips pretty much year round. I don't wear lipstick - usually chapstick with gloss on top. I found this today and love it!! It's vanilla flavor and I put it on right before I applied lipstick. Wonderful! My lips feel so great!

Link up! What are you loving?

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