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Thursday, March 28, 2013

What's In A Name??

Choosing a name for our puppy was a very hard decision. Hubby insisted we wait on name ideas until after we met him and could feel out his temperament and whatnot. Well, I couldn't do that lol. You would not believe how many websites / name lists there are for dog names! So I made a list of names that I liked {some I thought Hubby would like} and went from there.

A few names got nixed because of one thing or another, but we narrowed it down to around 10 names before Saturday morning. So during the whole ride back home, we discussed what name to give our newest family member. I had a few I really liked. Hubby had a few he really liked. We couldn't find the ONE name that we both completely agreed on.

After a 2.5-3 hour car ride home, we still didn't have a name picked. I came up with the idea of having the puppy help pick his name. We both had two names we really liked, so I wrote them each on small pieces of paper. I laid the names out in front of me and hubby held the puppy so he could see the papers. Which ever name the pup touched first would be his name, that was our plan.

Duke {Me}
Gunner {Me}
Hank {Hubby}
Luke {Hubby}

Well the puppy touched two names, one right after the other. Unfortunately I hated the first name {Hank}, so I made the executive decision to veto that vote. Hubby agreed and we are going with the puppy's second choice.

Drum Roll........

His name is Luke!

On a side not, hubby's BFF's dog's name is Beau {that's pronounced Bo}. So together we have Beau and Luke, like the Dukes of Hazzard. Yeah we are corny people sometimes. :) Did anyone else have problems when it came to picking out names??

Monday, March 25, 2013

Newest Addition to Our Little Family

Surprise, I'm a mommy now!! Now that we've settled into the house {and fixed the gate}, we decided that we wanted to hear the pitter patter of little feet. Saturday morning we got up super early and drove the 2.5-3 hours to pick-up our little bundle of joy.

His name is a 7 week old chocolate lab. Ha has the most gorgeous silver/blue eyes!

Mommy & Puppy

Daddy & Puppy
We are both so in LOVE with him!!!!

More to come on how / what his name is later. {b/c that's a story in itself lol}

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Friday, March 22, 2013

I'm Alive and Still Slightly Sick

I know I've been a little MIA this week, but I have a good excuse. Remember last week when I was telling you how I wasn't feeling well and that my voice was doing some fun things, here?

WEEELLL, it me we got worse.

Both the hubby and I were down for the count. I was rocking a low grade fever for a few days = no work. We went to the doctor's office on Wednesday, and found out we had some sort of bug/virus thing. BTW I probably did get my hubby sick, but let's just keep that between us. Ok??

So now that we are almost finish with our medicine that doctor gave us, we are actually starting to feel better. Now don't get me wrong, we are still a very coughy couple but it's getting better. We are getting back into the swing of our everyday {non-sick} routine.

Happy Friday!!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I feel like death today. I've been having an oh so awesome cough / sore throat for a few days. Today I wake up and either I have no voice at all or I sound like a thirteen year old boy going through puberty. Why is it that every time you have a a bad cough, it always comes with a sore throat? It would much more manageable if I had one or the other, not both.

I cough, my throat hurts.

I cough some more, my throat hurts more.

See what I'm getting at?? It's a very vicious cycle that I'm dealing with right now. And to make matters worse, Hubby told me this morning that he couldn't sleep because he had a soar throat. Oops! Did I really just get my Hubby sick? Lord help me if he gets to feeling as crappy as me. I left him some cough drops that I placed in the shape of a heart. That should cancel out the fact that I got him sick, right?? Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!

Have any of y'all ever got / made your significant other sick? Tell me that I'm not the only one!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

First House Guests & Crawfish Boil

This weekend we had the Hubby's best friend and wife over for the weekend to see the new house. Which means that last weekend, we were trying to quickly clean out the guest room so we could put the bed in there. It all worked  out, because they had a clutter free room {with a bed} to stay in.

Hubby decided that he wanted to do a crawfish boil while they were visiting. So Saturday morning the boys went out and picked up a sack of live crawfish to boil later that evening. Here are a few pictures I took of the day {with my phone}.

 Now doesn't that spread look yummy?? Luckily  one of our neighbors came by to help us eat some of it. There was so much food!!!

On Sunday after our friends left to go back to Mississippi, we sort of had a lazy afternoon of watching TV. We ended up watching a show on the Cooking Channel about wood oven pizzas, which all looked super yummy. So I'm not really sure how we got the idea to make our own pizza for dinner, but you know.  :)

Hubby found a recipe for pizza dough online. I know I'm a horrible blogger for not remembering where / who he got the recipe from. We put some tomato puree {from a can} along with some dried herbs mixed in as our pizza sauce.

Then we added the leftover crawfish, mushrooms, garlic, and sausage from the crawfish boil on our pizza. Baked at 450 degrees for about 18 minutes, and voila Crawfish Boil Pizza!!!! Let me just say that this crazy idea was delicious!!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wedding Album!!

After a really LONG day at work {I've been sick all week} we come home to find our wedding album by our front door. This made my day!! I've been waiting for them to finish it for weeks.

Quick side note, the album was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.  Apparently my photographer's supplier was hit by the storm, so everything was on back-order for a few weeks/month.

The album came out far better than I had expected. This thing is massive and weighs a ton.

Thanks again to Photo225 for creating our lovely album!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Car Problems

Here is a little back story to help you understand what I've been going through. About the middle of January, Hubby and I went to his best friend's wedding near Jackson, MS, which meant we were taking my car. It had been super cold so I thought my car was being sluggish because of the weather, well I was wrong. While we were in MS my car started to jerk when Hubby was trying to accelerate really fast. {Not a cool trick} I blame my car's new trick on how Hubby drives my car. Fast & Furious anyone?!

So when we got back I did some investigating online and everything said to check the transmission. Hubby went out and checked the transmission fluid for me {I'm not mechanical} and returned to tell me he couldn't see any fluid. WHAT?!?! To make matters worse, my car has "special" transmission fluid that you can only get at the dealership's shops. So I call around and one place says they can't even look at my car until the end of February {mind you I called the the 3rd week of January}! So I called another place that didn't have a transmission guy and would have to send it off. thank you. Third place I called could see me. YAY!!! To make this long story short, there is a crack on a cap that connects my transmission to something else. Did I mention I'm not a mechanical person?

The part was ordered! :)

The part is on back order and I'm still leaking transmission fluid. :(

Fast forward to today {Friday} and my car was dropped off Wednesday morning to have the part fixed. Turns out that it wasn't just the cap-thingy that was cracked. Apparently some other part inside the transmission next to the cap is also cracked/broken. Thank God that they checked the rest of the transmission when they were putting the new cap on. So I'm stuck with a rental {Thank You Extended Warranty} until the beginning of next week. I can't wait to have my car back!!

And my sunglasses!

And my garage opener!

And my parking tag for work!

Yes I had not prepared myself for not getting my car back the same day I dropped it off. It's been super fun driving without my sunglasses. I'm sure the people at Parking & Transit enjoy the note I left them explaining it's a rental and begging them not to ticket me. On the bright side, today is Friday and some of Hubby's friends are coming to see the house tomorrow and to take a tree with them {more on that later}.

So to end this ever so long post, Happy Friday!!