Saturday, May 30, 2009

All Dogs Go To Heaven...Rocks Do Too!

The first time I tried posting this, all the pictures loaded backwards. So here it is for real :) I'm sure this really didn't happen especially since the cars in the background didn't change. Either way, it's still wicked funny regardless of your religion.

Best Book Ever

Last year my brother gave me a book to read called "Rescuing Sprite" by Mark R. Levin. My brother hasn't suggested a book for me to read since...well, I can't even remember. We both grew up loving books and I do mean loving them, but we didn't usually have the same taste. When he suggested it he told me this one was one of the best books he has ever read and I really took what he said seriously. I read the entire book that night and have never laughed so hard and cried so hard at a book in a long time if ever. Reading the entire book in one sitting wasn't hard to do. It was a fast read and a relatively small book with print a little on the bigger side. It was an amazing story though about a man, his family and their relationships with their dogs. This is a true story that every dog lover and pet lover for that matter should read. I can't say anything more about it or I will give the story away completely. All I can say is when I was reading the book my husband was sleeping next to me on the couch. I was crying so hard that he woke up thinking something bad happened. I was in hysterics. But don't let that scare you away from reading this book. (I'm also a little bit of an emotional person so that could be why I cried so hard.) I can't say enough good things about it. It has touched me in so many ways and made me look at life differently. It also made me appreciate my little fur baby more than any words could ever describe. Dogs really do have a special unconditional love for their owners and the bond is one-of-a-kind. Either way, I recommend this book to everyone but make sure you have a big box of tissues next to you. Let me know what you think of this book after you've read it and if you have already, did you feel that same way I did? What are your thoughts about the book?

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Monday, May 25, 2009

As promised...

...more pictures of Athena! We had such fun this weekend playing outside. There is a small hole in our fence that is the perfect size for her head. She loves to just pop her head through and see what people are doing on the other side. It's hard to get pictures of her when she runs so fast. Hope you all enjoy her as much as I do!


Friday night after work we had an impromptu BBQ. We came home to one of our neighbors grilling and it smelled so wonderful! Mind you, we don't even have a grill. So we started out evening with two destinations in mind...well three. The grocery store, local hardware/outdoor store and the liquor store. Hubby made some wonderful kabobs, burgers and rice pilaf to top it off. Athena had running around the yard and watching is out the window.

Pic 1 - Yummy kabobs hubby grilled
Pic 2 - Athena staring at us
Pic 3 - Athena watching our friends outside
Pic 4 - Smile for the Camera!