Thursday, February 11, 2010


Hello, hello!

It's been a crazy, fun, amazing-ly blessed week. Let's see whats happened the past few days...

Snow. Oh yeah. There was a whole bunch of that! If I remember correctly, we had our first snowstorm Friday... ended up closing the restaurant early that night, and not opening at all on Saturday. I think our final inches total was 21! Holy cow... that is way too much snow for me. Poor Dan shoveled for about 6 hours that day... just keeping up with all of it to be able to get out on Sunday! On a positive note, an unexpected day off resulted in an awesome couples game night! Sarah and Tommy left their new puppy at home to walk on over, and Becca and Chris and little Emma braved the roads to come and play, too. We had a fun night :-)

I also felt very victorious and proud - for a few days, I've been letting the puppies have a little more freedom about the house. I took down the gates, so that they were able to follow me around the house. For the most part, they stayed in the lower level, anyway, or where ever I was! They even were very good and didn't jump, or try to eat anything, or cause problems. So when we had everyone over Saturday night, we decided to let them come on up and hang out, too - and woah! I was so proud! Loki and Kara interacted very well, didn't get in the way, just hung out a bit. They didn't try to lick or jump on Emma (hooray! hooray!), they didn't care when she took their toys from them, they let her get in their food bowls (and Emma got a good taste of dog food, lol!), and all three of them behaved very well! In case you can't tell, Dan and I were so excited.
I worked again Sunday night, but the weather was much better - still closed early, thanks to the freezing roads, but at least the snow wasn't falling.

Monday was our big day, when we got to see our little Ariana Elizabeth. Our pretty baby girl cooperated so well, and we were given a ton of great pictures of our little one. Here's some of our favorites!

Sorry for the random spacing of the pictures... but the first one is her profile, the second is of her little foot (see all 5 toes?!) and the other... looks almost like she's sucking her thumb! Aww, Baby Ari :-)
Tuesday, back to work, and snow again that night. Wednesday (yesterday) was an interesting day, in terms of weather - we were under a blizzard warning for most of the day! Ugh, crazy wind gusts, and quite a bit of snow in the morning. We added about 4 more inches to our "February Storm" total. Suffice to say, I am ready for spring.
And back to our furbabies - Kara sliced her tongue open last night! The consensus is that while outside playing in the snow (which our huskies love, by the way! They want to be outside more then in!), she must have bitten or licked a sharp piece of ice, and cut an artery under her tongue. Dan was the hero and took her off to the emergency vet clinic, where they put her under and stitched her up. By the time I made it home from work, she was doped up and feeling a bit unhappy. Poor thing could have bled out if we had tried to hold off till morning. She's doing great this morning, though!
Well, Dan should be home from work soon, and we're going to run a few errands, so I'd best get myself ready for our night. Wishing for warm and sunny weather, for everyone!

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