Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bye Bye June!

Already a month into Houston living and it has flown by! 

What have we been up to:

Michael started his job! And he LOVES it!! It is exactly what he was hoping for and looking for with his first job. He spends about 75% of his time in the field and 25% in the office or writing. A perfect balance for him. Sadly it is summer in Texas, so it is beyond hot, but as October comes around this will become an even better job. The only big change for Michael is now he loves the weekends and all he wants to do is relax and veg since all week he is going and going. Just wait till we have the house and then he will never have veg time haha!

Coney 2012! Samson had a hot spot on his back right leg that wouldn't go away. It started as a bite and turned into an open sore. It was so sad and we could not get him to stop licking so as a last resort we turned to the cone. We tried bandaids but he and Bella would take them off, we tried these yucky tasting strips that we were told would work and he took those off with no issues, so our last idea was the cone. He hated every second of wearing it and would run into everything, but we are happy to say that he is all better!!!


Bella is the Queen! We are living with Michael’s parents as the house is being built so there are 4 labs which is beyond crazy!!! But Bella – she is nuts! She loves having all this room to play, all her friends in one place ready to play, and endless amounts of water in the pond to drink. Bella plays from about 6:30am to 9:30pm everyday and then literally passes out! I am not talking about sleeping, I am talking about she can not even open her eyes, she is that tired and it is wonderful!


We are under contract on the house!!! YAY!! We signed our contract last week! After about 20 floor plan changes and exterior changes we settled on a plan and are moving on! We now spend our evenings looking at appliances, colors for the exterior of the house, paint colors for the inside of the house, about a trillion other things that go into a custom home, and I am now getting to think of the Pinterest ideas I want to add to the house! Hopefully within the next 6 weeks we will start the actual building!!!! We have a lot of things that have to happen first, but I can not wait for the clearing of the lot to begin (just where the house is going-we are keeping as many trees as we can) which will start the actual building process.

Michael’s parents bought a house in Colorado!!!! YES!!! We are very excited! His parents left today to spend 2 weeks enjoying the new house and the beautiful weather! Michael and I can not wait to get up there in the winter and enjoy this new slice of heaven!

Aquariums. No exclamation point as this is not my thing. The boys LOVE them though! Michael has a fresh water tank and Andy has a salt water tank at the house. They are downstairs in the kitchen/kitchen eating area so we all get to enjoy them when we want. I will say I like Andy’s aquarium. The colorful coral and pretty fish are really neat but SO MUCH WORK! Andy had these adorable clown fish, but they didn't make it :[ his coral though is doing great and is multiplying! 



Meet Pearl! A good friend of Michael’s parents got a new lab puppy and brought her over to play! She reminds us so much of Bella! She has a spunky personality and doesn't back away from anything! She stepped in the water bowl and the fun began!


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Bella and her favorite thing, FOOD! Michael found a deal online with the dog food and when it was delivered this is what she did with it. 

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Our month of July is going to be BUSY!! My birthday is the 7th, Michael’s birthday is the 14th, Michael’s mom’s birthday is the 22nd, Michael is going to Salt Lake City for 3 days the next week, we are going to Port Aransas with friends the weekend he gets back, and then the following weekend is August! WOW this summer is flying by!

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