Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Back by popular demand...


He's a giant...he's only about half grown but already weighs about 55lbs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

I love, love, love the rodeo! Did you know that this is the 78th year of the HLSR? 22,000 Houstonians volunteer annually to make it a success! "It's the world's largest livestock exhibition, world's richest regular-season rodeo and the Southwest's premier entertainment event." In 2009 almost 2 million people attended the rodeo making it the third largest fair or festival in North America. Since 1932 the rodeo has contributed more than $250 million to schalorships, research and other educational programs. And if that isn't enough...the mutton busting is sure to be a hit!

It's so much fun, this year we're going with a group of friends to see the Black Eyed Peas - I can't wait!!

Puppy Pate Update

So puppy Pate has been growning like a weed...he went in for his 5 month shots and microchip and he now weighs 42 pounds - yikes! Appearently there was a Mastiff in there earlier the same age as him and he didn't weigh as much!

He's doing really, he can sit, heal, stay, fetch, come and kinda lay down (he's not too great at that one). He's starting to bite less which is really nice, but he's still ALL PUPPY!!

Here he is fetching Martin, he's favorite squirl toy (that recently took a trip to the lake house and didn't return, I think he made a break for it).

He's such a happy puppy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Now that I know how to sew, I've had a lot of fun doing little projects around the house...

A few weeks ago I painted and upholstered this bench (which didn't require any sewing, but it did require cutting the material, which I think is the hardest part). It now sits at the foot of our bed with a "His" and "Hers" basket for misc. stuff found laying around the house...

I also made this fun apron with Rachel and Sam. We all got together a few weeks ago and cut the patterns and then finished them on our own, it was a lot of fun. Here's the finished product:

Here is it on...which isn't the best picture since I was taking it of myself.

My latest project was a pillow for our guest room. I'm quite proud of this one cause it was the first time I had used trim and velcro and because it only took me 2 hours from start to finish!! I was worried that I would get done and my pillow insert wouldn't fit inside...but it did!

Here's Trinity helping out...

Here I am inserting the pillow into it's case.

AND here is it...resting in it's new home in the guest room!