Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Hobbes

(this is my first day with Hobbes)

Yesterday was a very sad day. My mom called me around 11:00 am PA time and she was hysterically crying and trying to tell me something I knew I didn't want to hear, all I heard was Hobbes is dead. After I got my mom to calm down she proceeded to tell me what had happened, I was thinking maybe he ran out in the street and got hit by a car, but it wasn't a car, it was the neighbors pitbul. Apparently the neighbors let it out only at night to go rome free around the neighborhood, because throughout the night it had kept coming in my parents backyard causing all of the dogs to bark well the nieghbors didn't lock it back up because they couldn't find it so they just let it run loose. My mom hooked the dogs up in the backyard while she did some laundry, well that dog came back and into my moms backyard and that is when my mom heard all the commotion and when she went out to look, Hobbes and that dog were gone. she went to the front of the house and that dog had Hobbes in his mouth and she was trying to get that dog to drop Hobbes and he finally droped him in the nieghbors driveway, my mom said that he must have been killed instantly. Animal Patrol was called and they have to get rid of their dog, and possibly pay restitution.

We have had Hobbes for 4 years, since he was a baby, he was the last of the bunch, the little runt that no one seemed to want so they sold him to me at a cheaper price, he was an extremely smart dog, learned so quick. We named him after a cartoon cat and it fit him perfectly because he was accident prone and we always joked that he had 9 lives after surviving a terrible fall down concrete stairs when he was just 9 weeks that left him with a crook in his left leg and falling out of the back of a pick up, and running off my parents roof. We loved him and it will be so sad coming home and not seeing how excited he would have been to see us. A few months ago we bred Hobbes to a little Yorkie, just as a way to make a little extra cash, little did we know that it would be so much more than just that. The owner called me last week to tell me that she had given birth to just one tiny male. We will miss you Hobbes, Im sorry we were not there.

Monday, July 27, 2009

BBQ and more

yesterday our regional manager gave our team $1800 to have a big bbq at the pool, so you can only buy so much food and have left over money so what do you do with the left overs???? YOU TRHOW IT IN THE POOL! They let all of the guys dive for $500 in $1 coins and quarters and it looked like spawning fish! but the guys earned it, they matched their best week last week and worked hard WAY TO GO BOYS!! going for our daily walk!
My little man

Deryck and Jess were the big winners with $72 and $88

My friends Kelly and Rachel with Grant man

Friends Sombryn and Bree.... And Bree is married to a Derrick too! haha! they are expecting their baby on the 4th and it's a girl too! we have a lot in common

look at all the white backs !

Dial explaining the rules

She is getting quite chunky!

By far my favorite thing to do here is go to the DRIVE IN !

Super model... my little mis DIVA! That is her new nick name because she runs the house...for Real!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

More PA shananagins!

Enjoying an early day off work at the company BBQ on the 4th

Grant was showing the Dial girls that he is the boss of Evyn, and they have to ask him to hold her;)

Racheal helping Grant with his first sparkler!

Matt entertaining the kids with fire! Way to go Matt ha ha

Grant isn't quite as tall as an elephant..... but his imagination and personality might be!

They had a Zebra there especially for Grant! ha ha

We took Grant and Evyn to the PA ZOO it, he love it !

Well whaddaya know there is a park discovery in PA too!

Grant taking a bath with "Russel" yes all of them are named Russel except for the red one apparently his name is "Aaron Russel" that is what Grant calls him. thanks nana for the " Russels!"

Now that Grant basically has the whole Nacho Libre movie memorized and can quote from it....Papa decided to fuel the fire and get him a mask ! Love it !


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Welsome To Pittsburgh!

So I finally found a computer to use , Thanks to Adam, any ways it's been interesting out here in PA. It is so beautiful here, and there are so many places to shop and visit, I haven't done a whole lot mainly because I have two small children and getting them in and out of the truck is challenging. It also rains a lot here, the first week it was really warm and sunny but this week it has been cold and raining every 10 min. So swimming has been put on hold for a few days or even more now that Grant has come down with a case of pneumonia! I know... he just had to get sick here where we have no family practitioner of pediatrition... so we had to visit the emergency room instead and can I just tell you... it was a joke! we spent a total of 4 hours.... and that was just waiting time! Any ways, I am about to throw the Nacho libre movie out the window, he watches it at least twice a day! But it keeps him happy. Sunday is the only day that the guys have off, so we go to church then the guys have a softball game later in the day, and last game it rained so much and we had no umberella and so we just sat in the truck. I know that it is a break for the guys to get out and do something but it deffinately was no picknick for me, I got to chase Grant around trying to keep him off the field while trying to watch Evyn at the same time. I like softbal but I hate the fact that they play in a league because if we want to do something as a family, we have to rush to get back for a stupid ball game, so it's almost pointless to plan to go site seeing or go on a fun trip, I was looking forward to visiting all the historical places but now im starting to wonder if we will ever get the chance?? The girls get together every once in a while and do something fun but again, im the only one out here with 2 small children, everyone else has either 1 infant or older kids who can watch themselves, so I don't get to go that often. But over all I love it here even though the muggy weather has reaked havoc on my skin and I don't venture out much, I just wish I my family could have come out so that I felt like I had someone to share adventures with. I will try to post more exciting pictures if I ever get the oportunity to go somewhere exciting;)

Evyn is smiling and laughing now , I love this stage!

Grant in the Emergency room getting ready for his chest X-ray

After daddy's softball game, we are soaked!

The city, on our way to the game

This is what is on the other side of the tunnle, it is so neat because when you enter the tunnle to go to the city all you can see is the hills and green, then when you reach the end of the tunnle all of the sudden you are in the City, it kind of takes your breath away.

Of course we had to EAT AT JOES! what a dork!

I don't know why I found this to be the coolest thing ever, every state should have this sign in all the major shopping parking lots! haha!, this is at the mall.....sweet!

These are the apartments, Ventana Hills, Hills???? No kidding!

Our backyard, well kind of;)

Swimming at the pool

Grant chasing bunnies! there are little forest creatures everywhere and at night the hills sparkle with the glow of fire flies.... reminds me of DisneyLand at night! ;)

The honey suckles in front of the apartments

daily luch out on the balcony.... feels like summer;)