Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chloe

When it comes down to it, I don't really know what to say or how to say it.  How do I really express my feelings when it comes to losing the dog that I've cared for for over 15 years?  Ultimately, the decision had to be made to humanely have her euthanized.  The decision was made exactly a week ago today and she was put down this past Saturday.  She really was one of my best friends, and it was about a year ago when her health began to decline.  Honestly, I can't remember the last time I saw her run, play with her toys, bark, or even wag her tail.  Sadly, she had left me long ago it seems.  I've been missing her for quite some time now.  I couldn't say for a certainty that I was 100% convinced that putting her down was the right thing to do.  Though the decision had been made, I kept second guessing myself, wondering if I was robbing her of life.  I knew she wasn't happy though.  I took her out that Friday to potty, as I always do, when she started acting as if she had something stuck in her mouth.  I reached down to help her out, when she bit me.  Hard.  Never in over 15 years had she bitten me.  I cried...a lot.  Not because it hurt (though it did) or even that it had hurt my feelings.  I cried because I knew she was hurt and still hurting enough to have bitten me.  That wasn't like her, and I knew then that we'd made the right decision, afterall.  She had had enough.  That was the day she also stopped eating altogether.  That week she'd started eating less and less, till she'd only eat snacks and cheese.  Friday, she wouldn't take anything.  And by Saturday morning, she was having difficulties breathing, so my husband and I hurried to get her to the vet.  Though there was a sense of relief and peace when she took that last breath, of course it was painful to witness her slip away.  I'll never forget holding her, telling her what a good dog she was, that I loved her, and that I'd see her again one day.  I hope that she knows what she meant to me (and Arthur, too).  I look forward to the day that I am reunited with her once again.   For now, I imagine she's just as happy as can be, doing all of the things she hasn't been able to lately.  We love you, Chloe, forever.








Friday, July 4, 2014

New Photos

 Just taking pictures of my little dude.  I just got a new outfit for him the other day, so I had to take pictures of him in it.  :)  Calvin Klein for babies is probably my favorite brand.  The fabric is so soft and comfy, you can't go wrong with it.  The little hat is actually my sister's; it's too dang cute!  I can't believe that in less than a week, he'll be 8 months old.  Yikers! 






Saturday, June 28, 2014

My First Christmas!

This little number was a Christmas gift given to us when our son was about a month old.  It's cute for sure, but wowzas, it's HUGE!  Honestly, I don't think there is a single child under one year of age that could wear this.  Here is our boy, now seven months old, trying it on for size.  Nope, he's still swimming in it, lol.  When we first saw this, we couldn't stop laughing.  It was a well-meaning gift and so sweet of her to get this for Crew, but we'll never forget the laughs it gave us.  Maybe he can wear this for his 3rd Christmas; I'll just use a permanent marker and cross out the "1st" in front of the word Christmas. Or wait, there is such a thing as Christmas in July, right?!  :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Crew's First Time at the Pool

 While my sister's family was visiting, we decided to spend an afternoon at the Aransas Pass Aquatic Center.  This place is pretty awesome; we all had lots of fun!  And...this was a first for our little guy.  He really seemed to enjoy watching the ripples on the water and splashing his little hands and feet in it.  It was pretty stinkin' cute!  :)  I just love having the whole family together; it's always so sad when Holly, Joey, and kids have to head back home.  I sure wish we lived closer to eachother.  I think even Crew shed a tear or two when the family left.  Either that or he was hungry, I forget.  Enjoy the photos from our day at the pool!  I think we should make this a summer tradition.  And I somehow managed to miss getting a photo of Cali and Joey.  Sorry guys!  :(













Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Crew's Baby Blessing

  It only took us seven months, but we finally had Crew blessed (June 22nd to be exact).  Holly, Joey, and the kiddos (Zac too) were able to come down the week of the blessing, so it was extra special to have the whole family in attendance.  I am so thankful to Joey (my brother-in-law) for agreeing to bless little Crew, too.  It was beautiful!  We took photos afterwards, but my Uncle Ronnie managed to escape before we busted out with the camera.  Ha!  Unfortunately, he is missing from the first picture.  Just pretend he is there.  :)  Enjoy some photos of the wonderful day with some other family photos thrown in the mix, as well. 

Bishop Sturgis, Joey holding Crew, Austin, Mark, and invisible Ronnie Boyd
Thanks guys for being a part of this special day with us!

 Joey and Crew

 Our little family

 Us with Arthur's parents


 Us with my parents

 
 The Smith Family...and beyond


 The Goodes (and Adamis)

 Cake Time!

  
 Don't be jealous of my ninja skills



 Daddy and Crew (such handsome boys)
 
 Auntie Holly and Crew

 Cousin Aubrey with Crew

 Cousin Ella with Crew

Cousin Cali holding Crew

All of the grandkids together

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Six Months, Crewster






This boy is always making me smile.