August 15, 2011

Cadbury Goes to Dallas

My brother, Tim, & his family just moved to Dallas!  We took a little road trip south so we could help out.  Cadbury prefers to ride in comfort & for him comfort means sitting like this...!
{There was absolutely NO staging done here.  The dog sat like this all by himself!}
We had an entertaining drive, to say the least.
My parents, Tim's family, & my brother, Chris, & his wife, Heather, were making the
L     O     N     G
2-day trek across Arizona, New Mexico, & Texas with the moving van & cars so we got to Dallas earlier than them. With a few spare hours we arranged to visit the Mason's! We were so excited to see them.  We went out to lunch, did some window shopping in Downtown Dallas, & toured their new home in Irving.  Then we headed over to Tim & Holly's new Texas home,
while Tim goes to Chiropractic School, to help with the move.
I was glad some of my family got to meet Cadbury.
He too, was thrilled to see everybody.
At 10 o'clock we all headed to get some dinner to fill our empty bellies.  Where else would we go in Texas, but Chuy's!
Before we headed back home, the following day, we grabbed lunch,
& drove by the Dallas Temple.
It was a lot of work & all who helped are exhausted from their labors
& maybe even a teeny bit crazy from the lack of sleep.
{What my Smart Alec dad did when Cadbury failed to fetch his rope & since dad was standing next to it, Jordan said, "Fetch, Bob."}
I know the three of us from Tulsa are bone tired,
but it is always nice to see family!
Guess who is headed up to Tulsa tomorrow!!!

August 12, 2011


Lately I have been busy painting.  I have been wanting to paint our coffee table & finally was motivated to get it done.  It has been BLAZING HOT{Tulsa has been the hot spot in the country!!!} & I honestly cannot go outside for longer than it takes Cadbury to do his business.  So being stuck indoors I decided it was a good time to paint.
It turned out better than I could have expected & having it done motivated me to paint this next piece as well.
I painted this lamp using 'crackle' paint and it turned out super cute.  I also fixed up the lamp shade.
In Puppy News...On Saturday morning, Jordan made eggs and sat down to eat them when up hopped Cadbury!  He just wanted a better look.
& someplace to rest his head?
How can you say no to this sweet little guy?
Later that day, we were relaxing around the house and started seeing lightning flash across the sky.  So I opened up the windows so we could have a better view.  Cadbury didn't want to be left out and desperately wanted to climb on the table so he could watch too. 
I had Jordan go get a blanket so he wouldn't scratch up the table and he absolutely loved that he got to see outside. 
He went berserk when Jordan went outside and was checking out a few things on his truck in the garage below us. 
Speaking of the garage being directly below us...Cadbury always gets super excited when he hears the garage open & shut underneath us...he knows it means Jordan will be coming home from work & walking through the door in just a matter of seconds.  It is really quite precious. 
Since this past weekend Cadbury's favorite spot is up on his chair where he can watch what is going on in our neighborhood...slash parking lot.