Thursday, March 12, 2009


I got this in an email today and liked it, thought I would share. (By the way, I took the picture shown above, and I am so proud of my amazing photography skills to capture not one, but two beautiful butterflies in this photograph!) =)

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never

When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing
you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.

'The will of God will never take you
where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Exciting News-A New Family Member!

I am happy to announce that hubbie and I recently adopted a new family member--pause for suspense and anticipation...Gus! We came across the opportunity to take in this adorable, dark-brindle, 13 week old English Mastiff. He is so cute and absolutely, 100% puppy. Gimli wasn't too sure what to think of him at first. We took Gimli to go look at the puppy because if they didn't get along, it wasn't going to happen. They played and had so much fun. Then we loaded up the puppy in the car to take home. Suddenly Gimli was like "I wouldn't have played with him if I had known he was coming home with us!" And Gimli wasn't too happy because one of the puppy's boxes was on his seat in the car and the puppy got to ride up front because there wasn't room for him, his stuff, and Gimli in the back. So, at first, Gimli was kind of cold to Gus. He tried to ignore him as much as possible. But he's warmed up to him. Gimli has taken on the role of big brother and has this 'no-one-picks-on-him-except-me' attitude. And Gus idolizes Gimli-he follows him everywhere he goes and mimics him. It's cute. Except the other day we got some late-winter snow (hopefully the last of it for this season) and Gus was frolicking and romping through the snow having a good time until Gimli bull-dozed him then used his paws to roll Gus through the snow until he was a little puppy-snowball. What Gimli doesn't understand is that while he is around 125 lbs., Gus's dad was 180 lbs. and Gus is going to be really, really big very soon.
Anyway, it's been nice having some puppy-love in the house. We're so excited! And if you don't hear from me for awhile, it's because puppy-training is a 24 hour job!