Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Dog Jake

Oh My, What a crazy expensive week we have had here at the Bryant house!!
Our furry friend loves to chew on anything and everything. Of course that is to be expected of him being Lab and all. Charlie noticed he didn't eat his food, and was laying around when he went to let him out of his pin the other morning. Jake normally jumps a mile high when he sees us coming down to let him out. But he didn't jump nor get up. So Charlie took him to the vet and they ran some tests to see what was going on, and there appeared to be something blocked in his intestines. Dr. Allen the vet tried to give him medicine to see if it would pass, of course not! Needless to say she had to preform surgery. What she found in there was Carson's sock!!! If she wouldn't of gone in there and removed it he would of died. It was a costly surgery, but it had to be done. Jake is home now with his family resting, he has to wear a "lampshade" on his neck, which he hates, so he will not mess with his incision. He will make a full recovery. Charlie and I had to have a talk with the kids about not leaving socks laying around!!
Here we are at the vet, notice Dr. Allen is holding the 1000.00 sock!!

Jake is the boy's best friend, He loves and protects them!

Jake LOVES Charlie Mac too, he follows him around and licks him constantly!

I'm glad that is all done with, You don't realize how much you love your pets, until you think you might loose them.
I'm going to go round up my bunch and get them ready for flagfootball games. We have two of them. I hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung here in central Arkansas. I LOVE this time of year. The beauty of new life, amazes me. I have so much to be thankful for, and I'm reminded when I look at all the wonderful work HE has created. I feel so blessed today, sometimes it's hard not to concentrate on all the hardships going on in life, but when I look around I have SOOOO much more to be thankful for. I truly am blessed.

On another note, I drug out my few spring decorations and put them out.

I found this super cute bird's nest at TJ Maxx

And as always I love my "Dress Me Up Plate" from Southern Living.

And another CUTE find from the Maxx!

I love my boys Easter baskets. I got them at Pottery Barn Kids. Their names are monogrammed on them also. They use the same special basket every year. Maybe one day when their grown I will give them their baskets like my Mom did me.

Here's a couple of pictures from the yard while Charlie Mac and I were outside this morning. I think this weekend we are going to work in the flowerbeds. Instead of mulching we are going to use pine straw. We saw this at the Home and Garden show, and it looked great!!

It's a glorious 78 degrees and sunny here. I hope you have a wonderful Spring day, and count all your blessings as well!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

My lil' Man is walking, snif,snif ;)

Well, it finally happened, Charlie Mac started walking. I swear I looked over and there he went. I really wasn't ready for that. I know he's 13 months old and all, but now he just isn't a little baby anymore. Don't get me wrong I'm happy he has reached his "milestone" and all!! I just wished they stayed little longer.

Here he is taking off, he's really proud of himself.

Daddy took a quick shot of us, I'm NEVER in any picts, because I'm always taking them, that's REALLY ok though!!

Charlie and some guys are going hog hunting this weekend, so it's just me and the boys. I'm not sure why he goes, because we DON'T eat hog meat!! My Mom is going to come hang with us this weekend. I need her help, we've got flag football games and practices, and it's hard with three!!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Date night with Carson

I sometimes feel sorry for Carson, you know being the middle son. He's not the biggest or the baby, just right in the middle. I decided to have date nights with my older boys. That way they can have my undivided attention. Carson picked going to the movies to see Mall Cop. It was pretty cute, a little long, but good! I enjoyed spending time with just him. He cracks me up, he really is the funniest thing!! It was sweet because on the way home he said," Mom, Thanks for taking me on a date." It just melted my heart, that he was appreciative of the time that we had together. I'm going to squeeze this special time in my schedule more often.
Here's a picture of him at the movies, we were the ONLY people in there!
All three of my boys are special to me, I love them all more than words can say. I cherish everyday (OK, at least try!) with them. I know it won't be long and I will blink and they will be grown.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My fireplace mantle

I was just plain sick of my decor on my fireplace mantle. It's hard to decorate a mantle that is massive. I needed BIG stuff up there. I think I'm happy with what I got up there now. There is a place here in town that has super neat decorations. Not every place has big things that I needed. If my hubby knew what I spent I'd be in trouble!! HAHA
Anyways, here's a couple of picts of the new mantle

I just love this face!!

The boys hanging out after school

I'm so excited because this weekend I get to go to a scrapbooking retreat. It close by so IF have to come home it wont be to far away. I have not been anywhere since baby Mac has been born. It will be fun to hang out with the girls! I'm hoping to get lots of pages done.
I took Charlie Mac back to the doctor this morning to make sure hives and ears are good to go, and they are!!
I hope everyone has a great day.