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Weekend Fun

Some pictures of our weekend fun!

Oscar LOVED all the attention!

Melaina really wanted to brush the dogs, but they weren’t too interested. Daisy especially–she kept running away!

Loving on Oscar

Doing arts and crafts

A quick trip to the park

Melaina REALLY loved the pugs!

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Looking Back…

I cannot believe it has been a year since Hurricane Katrina hit. For some reason, I was so affected by the hurricane. I think much of it had to do with the amount of suffering the people stranded in New Orleans were enduring. Did any of you watch the Katrina special on NBC with Brian Williams Monday night? It brought back a whole flood of emotions that I felt around that time. I was reminded of a very important issue that is still facing America–race and class and becoming equals. It is very evident that this is a problem, but how do we fix it? Where do we start? Such pain and hurt should not happen to any human being, and it is unfathomable to me that such things should go on in one of our American cities. I know that it happens daily around the world, but seeing it in our own county is unbelievable. I hope and pray that anyone reading this that may have been affected by Katrina is being blessed, and may all of you on the coast be protected from hurricanes during this season.

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What a weekend!

Whew! It was an exhausting, but fun, weekend! Jason’s sister and her family came to visit for the weekend, and I must say, I don’t know how you people with kids do it! They have three girls, and they are busy! It was a lot of fun but definitely reminded Jason and me that we are no where near being ready for kids. I think we’ll stick with pugs for a while!

The pugs didn’t quite know how to act with so many little people around. They haven’t been around kids much at all, and the nieces only have cats, so were a little freaked out by the dogs. The pugs got a little too excited at times, but I think it could have been worse. They were just happy to have visitors!

Their times with us went too fast, but it was still a good time. It was just good to see them! Anyone else who wants to come visit–we are ready and will know next time to baby-proof our house!

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And now presenting….

our kitchen!

Welcome to our kitchen! It is a little on the small side but perfect for us! I love how it is open to the dining room, giving it a bigger feel. The walls are a dark green, and we have it decorated in a coffee theme (if you know my husband, you know why!).

The aerial view

We don’t actually do a lot of cooking in here (we use our grill quite a bit, especially in the summer), but we do turn on the oven from time to time.

View from the dining room

And here are some of my favorite things in the kitchen…

For whatever reason, I love our refrigerator! When we were picking out the things in our house, I was probably the most excited about the fridge! It is nice and big, has the ice maker in the freezer door, leaving more room for food in the freezer, and also has filtered water.


Gotta have the coffee maker! This is an important way to start my day, and the funny thing is, I never drank coffee before I met Jason!


Along those same lines, here is my favorite coffee mug! I begged for this for months, and finally Jason brought it home for me and surprised me! I use it almost every day (except when we actually do go to Starbucks).


And the blender. I have been making smoothies a lot lately (thanks, Mom!) so have been using this almost every day as well!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my kitchen! Maybe I will bake something for you all! I do love to bake, but don’t do it often as it is usually just Jason and me! Thanks Shannon for hosting the bloggy parade of homes!

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Yay for no work!

Today I have the day off! I normally work five days a week, which gets to be kind of a drag after a while. We have been really slow lately, so on days when we have no patients scheduled, they tell us to stay home! I love it so much until pay day, but we won’t think about that right now.

We are having guests this weekend, so I have been trying to get the house all spic and span for their arrival. Should be a fun time! I was snapping some pictures for tomorrow’s Blogger Parade of Homes and got some good puggy pictures as well. Some times you have the camera at just the right time–I love it when it works out that way!

I especially love the one of Daisy. There is a window above our landing, and the morning sun was shining in. My pugs love the sun, so they were sitting there taking in the sunshine and trying to see what their momma was doing. Aren’t they so cute?!

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Our dining room!
This is our dining room, which is just on the other side of the living room (see previous post). We are looking for a rug to go under our table to add a little more color. We are thinking something with some green in it. The wall with the patio door is a dark, chocolatey brown (the color didn’t turn out great in this picture). Jason picked out the color, and we really like it! I also love our dining room table. My favorite store, Cost Plus World Market, had this table on clearance because one of the leaves had a piece broken off. We never use both leaves, so it worked out perfectly! Much improved over our last Kmart table!

Another room to come soon…….

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Bloggy Parade of Homes

Shannon at Bless Your Heart is hosting a Bloggy Parade of Homes, so I am joining. I am three weeks late so am going to try and play catch up.

Week 1: Entry Way

I don’t have a good close-up shot, so here is the front of our house.


Week 2: Living Room

This is the view of our living room from our kitchen. We have one red wall and the rest are a khaki color. I love the red! The red rug is a new addition. It is a shag rug and I love it! We looked and looked for a rug and finally settled on this one. Our living room needed some color besides khaki.

A better view of the red wall. Oops, left my dinner dishes on the coffee table!

There is the open space in the wall between our living and dining rooms, which I like. It seems to make the downstairs feel more open. We have had this brown chair for a few months and love it! We wanted a leather chair and ottoman but decided it would take up too much room. So we opted for this leather recliner, which we are enjoying very much.

Very important wall–TV wall! We just added the entertainment center shelves, which I think turned out very nicely.


Week 3: Dining Room

To be continued…..Blogger has decided to not let me add any more pictures. Dining room pictures to come!

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