Thursday, January 24, 2008


We had a wonderful snowy afternoon today! In all, we probably had about 2 inches and the kids and the dog played for over an hour in it. The neighborhood kids came over and they had a big snowball fight. Even g-ma ran out in the snow and spun around trying to catch snowflakes in her mouth! Considering it will be in the mid twenties tonight, I'm fairly positive the snow will still be around tomorrow morning. Perhaps no school!?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Our newest addition!

We too have a new addition to the family! No it's not a baby! But it is a puppy! His name is Howard! Goofy, old man names are so be-fitting little lap dogs! He's a piebald, wirehair miniature dachshund.

Aside from keeping us up all night, a lot like a human baby, and aside from him peeing and pooping in the wrong places, he's a wonderful little guy with a sweet temperament! The kids love him and they really wear him out, but he tolerates them well.

Now, we need a puppy like we need a hole in the head. But the circumstances were hard to pass up (it's a long story) and we figured it was time. Plus, we've never had a small dog before and he's just so fun! I can pack him around, he fits in the littlest places and it's not overwhelming to have him in the house.

The photo above is his "family portrait". He's the middle puppy. He won't have as much wirehair as his parents or siblings, but he'll end up with more than he has's still growing in!