Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our Short Time With Lucy Liu

Analyn for a month had been asking persistently for a puppy. I have a veggie tale to thank for that. She was very determined so to pacify her we would look at puppies on the computer. Neither her dad or I were very set against it (her daddy is ready to give her what she wants as soon as she asks) but we needed to take into consideration Matthew's asthma. We had to give Duke up because he had a huge affect on the asthma(Duke is now a service dog for those who need him). After some looking and research we found a Chinese Crested Powder Puff puppy named Chimera.

Annalyn & I were in love!!!

She would ask to see the puppy everyday all the time.

After talking to daddy it was settled and we sent Aunt NaNa to but the deposit down on our puppy. We quickly decided to name her Lucy Liu. What a doll!
We planned to go get her at the same time as a Bronco game as to give daddy a reason to come along.
(We had a great time! It was an awesome game with even better company.)

Lucy Lui very quickly entered not just our home but all of our hearts. She was a perfect fit. We all loved her very much. Even Jake like her though she was ready to let him know who was boss. She had one little hissy fit at Jake who just stood there looking at her like "I don't even know what you where trying to do... but I like ya". Then they were good.

How could you not love those sweet eyes!!!!
A little over a week after getting her she got sick. We took her to the vet but there just wasn't anything to be done. So we said good bye to our sweet little Lucy. The vet was awesome. It was so very hard but I know we did everything we could do which is a great peace to my mind and my heart. I bawled and bawled, the boy were upset, Annalyn kept asking for her. She has a 2 year old understanding that her puppy died and is with Heavenly Father which she has excepted.  My hope is that just like our family can be together forever we can have those other special spirits with us too.
Though Lucy Liu is er-replaceable the breeder has been awesome and has offered to let us pick another puppy in the spring. We shall see if my heart can handle it. It took me forever to write this. I am such a baby.(yes I was crying, shut up sherman and quit laughing)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Trot Like a Turkey

After getting the turkey prepped and in the oven, one of my dearest friends Lynett and I went to do the Turkey Trot 5k.(muuuwha!)

She may have finished before me and I may have slowed her down but I got a new best time of 32.38 minutes. It was Freeezing cold but it was a fun race and I am glad to have good friends to motivate me.

When I got home I had a beautiful turkey to pull out of the oven to celebrate!

Things to be grateful for: 

My Husband I love him forever! 
My fabulously crazy children who I can't do without. 
Our family and our Health. 
My Heavenly Father's gospel in my life and the joy and strength it brings.
His watching over us and His many blessing and comforts.
Fantastic friends. 
My country and those who fight to defend it. 
Happy Thanks Giving!!!!!