Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dog Days Of Summer

Each of our four dogs have very different personalities. We are just seeing DJ develop into his and not so sure it is the sweet boy I remember from his puppy days. DJ is a miniature dachshund, he is our other dachshunds (dexter) son. We brought him home at 8 weeks old and he has been the sweetest little thing. He cuddles with us, runs to Vic when he's hurt or scared and runs to me when he's getting in trouble or needs to be picked up. I've posted videos of him loving up on the bigs, he does all of their dental cleanings and makes sure they get their faces washed up all good.

There is Dakota, our only female dog, that gets her feelings hurt. She totally pouts as shown here.

Dexter is our toy hoarder. This video was made before we got DJ. Dexter feels it is his job to gather all the toys up and keep an eye on them. Unfortunately  he has passed this on to DJ, but DJ takes the job to a different level and gets "ugly" if dexter comes near the toy DJ is protecting at the time.

Thank goodness for the most part they all get along great and love each other!

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27th Flip Flop and Weakness

June 27th: Photo of the day: Your Weakness, my weakness is my fur children without a doubt!

June 27th: Summer Challenge: Summer Fashion

Since I live in Florida there is not a huge change in seasons, you will almost always find me in flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Camp and Rainbows

21 Day Summer Challenge, June 26th Summer Camp
(Tomorrow Summer Fashion)

1981 St Stephens In the Hills...Church Camp

I remember many summers at camp. Church camp or girlscout camp. One common theme was usually that I was gone on the 4th of July and it rained!
I do not camp as an adult, it's been years since I've spent a night out in nature but my memories of building a fire and sleeping in a sleeping bag are great, fun memories! It's a bit hot to camp here in Florida I'd think. I went and drove around one of the local state parks with Vic not too long a go to see if we would like it and if we could safely bring the fur children. The fear of wild animals (alligators) had me second guessing the bringing the animals bit...we shall see.

Kind of off topic but only kind of...we have been looking into a place for the littles to stay while we go to the bahamas ....have you all heard of Camp Bow Wow? There is one not too far from us and it looks amazing!! I would so love to own one if I had a million dollars (to buy your own I believe is like $600,000)  Anyway I am totally sold on this place..I sit and watch the cabin cams all the time and I don't even have my dogs there yet!

The Photo of the day Challenge is Favorite Color...being the girly girl femme that I am it is PINK of course but in honor of gay pride month I have to go with the rainbow! :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24 Love And Movies

June 24 :21 Day Summer Challenge Topic: Summer Blockbusters

I had to google what the blockbuster movies of this summer were. I've only seen one so far and from the list google gave I think I saw the best one! Bridesmaids! I did a blog after I saw it over HERE

I do want to see the Harry Potter movie when it comes out too!

June 24th Photo of the day: LOVE

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Elk Grove Citizen : Obituaries

You may recall last December I blogged about Sue:

May she rest in peace, she will be missed
Please hugs the ones you love today!

June 23 Black and White

Sorry I missed three days on both challenges, Vic's best friend Sue lost her battle with cancer on Sunday and I just could not get my mind into blogging. :( 

The photo of the day topic today is "Black and White"  here are some of my favorite black and white family pictures I have scanned.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19, Summer TIme Must Haves and Fathers Day

Summer Time Must Haves:
Flip Flops & Pedicures

Family Beach Days


June 19th Photo of the Day: Summer Time..

And of course Happy Father's Day to my dad and all the other Dads out there!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18th Swimming and Eyes

June 18th Photo of the Day: Eyes
It's funny to me how many compliments I get on my eyes when I don't have my glasses on but when I wear them I never do.

21 Day Challenge, June 18th: Summer Memories
(Tomorrow is summer must haves)

My first swimming memories was going to swim lessons at some womans house. I don't remember her as being very nice and even recall being pushed in the deep end. I didn't understand why my mom was making me go through this at all but I must say that I am glad that she did! As an adult now I am always surprised at the number of adults I come across that don't feel comfortable in the water or know how to swim. Living next to the beach , I would find that scary!

My favorite "swimming" times are spent in a pool , on  raft...not actually swimming! (With my dog Scout)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer TV and a BLUR

My photo of the day today is "Bokeh", I had to google that to find it that it means "blur" well Hello, who doesnt have a million blurry pictures?? lol

Downtown Sarasota

21 Day Challenge...Todays Topic, Summer TV
If you know me at all you know my answer for this one...Ive talked about it many times on here...
July can not get here soon enough!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mason Jars and Summer Memories

My photo of the day today is "Mason Jars" 
Since I don't think I've ever used one as anything other than a really cool drinking glass I went and found other ideas and  pictures on the web and found this blog with some really cool ideas.

And for my 21 Day Summer Challenge, FAVORITE SUMMER MEMORIES

I have so many!  Some of my top summer memories are...
  • Going to my grandparents house and celebrating 4th of July and my sisters birthday with cousins and family.
  • Going to summer camp. I had church camp one year, girl scout camp several years. I was homesick at first but always ended up having a blast.
  • Having my bff Steph and her boys come visit last summer. We fit so much in in those few days and i got to act like a tourist and do things around here that I had never done before.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Todays Topic: Lemonade Stand
I have been thinking and I don't think I ever had a lemonade stand as a kid. I love lemonade but my all time favorite is PINK lemonade yummy does THIS look?

Tomorrow's Topic: Favorite Summer memory

And for my Photo of the Day: todays photo ACTION

For more pics from the doxie derby go here

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Vacation and Photo of the Day

Summer  Vacation!

I have three vacations in the works but they are Labor Day, October and November not really summer.
The Labor Day one is to TN to see my dad and his new house!  My sister and I went up and saw him last year when the leaves were changing, it was beautiful!Check out the little horses next to his house. I think there is something very soothing about TN and the mountain air.

 This time Vic is going with me, it will be the first time we are leaving our furbabies behind. In an ideal world we'd have a big RV and beable to bring them with us! We are going to board the littles and my sister will be checking in on the labs. It is only going to be a long weekend so hopefully we will all do okay and not have too much seperation anxiety (mainly ME )

 (October is my 25th class reunion and November we are taking a cruise to the Bahamas..can't wait!)

My Photo of the Day for June 14th is "Someone I love" Here is my love, Vic :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13: Summer Goals and Childhood Memories

June 13Th Summer goals
I know goals are  important but I am on that does not have a good track record with goals. With that being are my goals for this summer:
  • Lose weight
  • Deep Clean my house
  • Get all the weeds out of my rose garden
  • Fit more time in for friends
  • Save money for the upcoming trips!
  • Visit my dad in TN
Photo of the Day: June 13: Something that reminds you of childhood
(Breakfast in bed at Grandmas House)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 12th Photo of the Day & 21 Day Summer Challenge

June 12th Photo of the unDay : Sun Flair

What do you think of when you hear the word summer?
I think of flip flops,ice cream cones,bikinis,sun tans! Summer is fun time and this song fits it perfectly for me.

Tomorrows post: Summer Goals