Thursday, July 30, 2009

Look Who Got a Package in the Mail!

Wow! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa B.! I love my new toys!!! Especially my home-made ones! I played with them for an hour straight. That's longer than any other toy....EVER! Then I took a nap.
This is Olive's way of saying thanks: Eating the paper-heart card that we found in the box with the toys.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Garden Update

Despite the bunny's efforts, we do still have a garden. Check out how well everything is growing!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Meet Olive

There are those days that you take a deep breath and jump in with both feet. Thursday was one of those days. After about a year of "wouldn't it be fun's" and "I wish's" we finally did it. We got a dog.

This is our 7 week old female goldendoodle, Olive. She is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle.

First things first, Olive has to learn how to go to the bathroom outside! Olive loves to run onto the carpet and leave little yellow puddles. I have to keep a good watch when she is loose in the house, so I can catch her before she does the deed. Hopefully routine will pay off soon!

Olive thinks Paul is the cuddly parent. After I chase her all day making sure she doesn't have to go to the bathroom or isn't tearing the rug to shreds, Paul gets to come home to a sweet angel of a dog! Lucky guy!

Some of Olive's favorite activities:

# 1: Chewing on anything that fits in her mouth (e.g., clothes, arms, ankles, toes, the rug, and sometimes her toys).

#2: Playing with her tennis ball. She loves to play fetch, and even brings it back sometimes!

#3: Oh, did I already mention chewing... never mind.

#4: Eating. We hope she doesn't grow too big, because she may eat us out of house and home.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dr. Thayn's First Day

Today is Paul's first day as a meds/peds intern at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Let's just say he was more than a little nervous. That being said, he always seems to become more motivated when faced with big challenges. I am very proud of my husband for all his hard work during the past 5 years! I am so glad to be sharing the entire journey!
Paul at 5 a.m. on his first day of work. I would have taken his pic outside in front of the house like my mom always did on our first day of school, but it was dark out. According to one of Paul's attending physicians this is "the last time he will ever smile" (insert vindictive laugh).