Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bike Ride

I am proud to say that I am finally making good use of my bike. I have been biking home from work at least twice a week. Home is about 6 miles away from my work so I get a good workout. It is good exercise now that it is getting too chilly to swim in the evenings.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Central Bark

Sofi had her first dog park visit today. She was very "popular" with the male dogs. Definately a hot commodity with the boys. She would run and they would start chasing her. She held her own and was only knocked over by some Alpha dogs a few times. I wish we would have taken a video of it all. She was exhausted from running free without her leash but would only rest long enough to catch her breath and she was back up running like a wild child.

Another new nephew. . .

I have decided there is something about this year and babies. Maybe it is the water in MO, UT and WV?!? Whatever it is, we don't have it here in California! Lincoln Daniel Smemoe was born on Monday, Oct. 23rd to Lance's brother Loren and his wife Kara. This is their second child. That is three babies in three months. I hope that someday I will be able to post an "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" and have that message mean OUR baby. Until then, we will just have to enjoy our nieces and nephews and our little "toddler", Sofi the Beagle. In this picture is Lance's brother Loren and our new nephew.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mr. Fixit

This picture is for Jeremy, my brother, who has financially backed the growth of Lance's tool box. Lance has officially passed through a sacred male rite and can use a powerful drill to hang up just about anything needed on our walls. Who knew he had it in him??? Now, if I could just inspire him to organize the garage so we can move our last boxes out of the living room, we will be in great shape.

I will post pictures of our new furniture and wall hangings soon.

Conserving Water

We are trying to conserve our water....Lance puts Sofi to good use as our official dish rinser. Sidebar: I am grateful the dishwasher has a "very hot, sanitization" setting. :-)

We haven't been very good at posting to our blog. Our lives finally have ho hum day-to-day order and it has been hard for me to write about something interesting.

Sofi has entered her terrible twos. One minute we think she is adorable beyond belief and the next minute she is jumping on furniture, tearing up pay checks and using the underside of our box spring as her chew toy. During those minutes, severe anxiety sets in and ask ourselves...Did we make a mistake getting a puppy!?!?! We are attached, though, and can't seem to get enough of her "shinanigans." We pray that we survive the puppy years and are looking forward with hope to the lazy beagle adult years.