Monday, September 7, 2009

It's a Miracle

It sure may not seem like a big deal to most. And it may seem like the "norm" for dogs to like to go swimming. Well for the last 3 years, it has been impossible to get our dog, Ranger, to swim. We seriously had tried everything in the book. Or at least we thought we did everything.... This last weekend, we decided to head down to my parents, to lay out in the sun at their pool. This time though, we brought a "Doggie" life jacket, which we never dreampt would work, but it was our last hope. Well, much to our surprise, Range truly swam for his first time that day, without us making him or having to throw him in. Matt and I were like true parents, even though it was our dog. We made sure to make everyone watch, and praise Ranger. Nana Bonnie, Papa Steve, and Auntie Jodi gave him all the attention and cheerin that he deserved. After fetchin his fisbee with his mom, and foolin around in the pool with his dad, he was more wiped out than we had ever seen. LOL. He spent the last while, drying off in the shade :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Family Day 2009

When I purchased my (now Matt & I's home), I started the tradition of having an Annual Family Day, where I have my family up to the house and we spend the day together. The goal of this day, is to plan certain activities/events that we normally would not do otherwise. This years events included "Project Adrian (making homemade Christmas decorations/photo book/etc and wrapping presents to send to our soldier in Iraq that the whole family adopted earlier this year), "Painting Project (where each family member painted on our garage wall), and "Family Questions Revealed" (where each member was able to read the answers to questions, that the family had answered about them). And of course, when anyone needed a break, Raina was always available to be held :)

All in all, we had a lot of fun, and we took some pictures to help document the day.