cute kids

this was from our fall festival:fallfestival2

and from a trunk or treat:

trunkortreatand from a costume party:


Little J and his friend Little T

Actual Halloween Trick or Treat pictures tomorrow.



I’d like to officially introduce you to Luna and BoJo:


Bojo and Luna

Remember when we started fostering puppies? Well Tucson finally got cleared health wise and we traded him for Luna (he got a home better suited for his size and energy). She was the runt of the litter and started at about 4lbs at 2 months. She is now 8.5 months old and 27 lbs. She had a couple issues with mites both regular and ear as well as mange. Once we got it cleared up she started growing normally. However, because of the mange she missed her spay appointment and I am now dealing with a dog in heat . 😦

All during the summer it was on my heart that our beloved Sable would have to leave us soon. She has been snapping at kids for over a year and progressed to actual biting over the summer. We could not rehome her due to her erratic behavior and so we made the difficult decision to have a humane euthanasia. She had been with us 10 years and this has been very hard on me.

saying goodbye

Saying goodbye 9-5-09

Just before we made the final decision, my school friend who I have reconnected with on facebook began to foster BoJo. I fell in love with his pictures and her stories and it wasn’t long before I committed to adopting him. We had to wait until our school fall break to pick him up since they were in TX. We were already contemplating a trip to TX to visit some family so this sealed it. He is not a replacement but he is a wonderful addition to our family. They both are.

Luna is Little J’s puppy:


And BoJo is mine:



J doesn’t pay much attention to them, but he doesn’t hate them and that is a step in the right direction.

Things searched for

I haven’t been here in a while. Did you notice? No? that’s okay.

Not only have I not written anything but I also stopped looking at my stats. I knew they would dwindle when I stopped writing so it was pointless. I may have mentioned a time or two but I am a “numbers girl.” I like math, I like things to add up  and I like seeing all the stats wordpress has to offer. some of the best stats though have nothing to do with numbers. Like the Search Engine Terms stats. What did people plug into their google/yahoo/ask/msn etc. to land on my page. Sometimes I just like to see if there is a particular subject that people are interested in, maybe I need to write more of it. I know there are others who have done search posts before but honestly there has never been anything funny, weird, or gross for me to make the post interesting…..until I looked last night. Oh and sometimes I google them myself to see what page they had to scroll through to get to me.

Here are some of the popular searches (using the All Time stats):

Pink Pancakes

Tighty Whities

He broke my heart

epic shoes

Amanda Sanders Blog (really Amanda, its been searched and landed on me 9 times since I started blogging)

Master Manipulator

How to wear your clothes

and not so popular but most recent and what sparked this post:

Do Backyardigans cause Autism found on page two of google linking to all of February 08.


I almost didn’t provide links to all those posts, but when I went back to reminisce I realized that they sum up our story quite well. So if you are new here feel free to click away. If you know me but have only recently started reading my stuff, there is some very funny stuff in those posts and some sad stuff too. And just a word of caution to those clicking links, Amanda currently has a pooping zebra art piece on the top blog, just so you know. 🙂


4 of the 5 boys from the backyardigans post the day before 2 of them moved away




Its national blog posting month. the time of year when we challenge ourselves to write a post every day for a month. I did it two years ago which is really what jump started me into blogging. Then I skipped last year.

I have been so lax on not only writing my blog but on reading the ones I had in my RSS feeder. I switched from IE to FireFox and have yet to switch all my blogs over. I parred down to about 18 and those were all ones that post less than once a day so that I didn’t get bogged down reading. Maybe if I get back into writing, I can also find time for reading.

So this month, I will post. And it might even be every day. 🙂 and there will be pictures.