April 9, 2012

Just a dog?

His name is Dakota. A tiny Yorkie with enough attitude to be a Doberman. he didn't like kids, but he tolerated them. He hated cats, and especially hated the mailman. Even bit the mailman once! More than any of the above, he was a very pampered dog. See, he once belonged to my mom. My mom was a cat person, loved everything about cats. So, when she came home with this tiny fur ball, weighing less than a pound, I was totally shocked! She loved this puppy more than anything. He was good for her. When she got sick, my Nan took care of him, and when she passed away, my brother took him, and has had him ever since. Dakota has been my brother & SIL's baby for 14 years. I thought he was spoiled when my mom had him, but nothing compares to the sweet life he's lived with my brother & SIL.





He's been sick {old age related stuff} for a few months, and recently my SIL took him to the vet, to go over options, but this morning, sweet Dakota went to doggie heaven. Not that it's any easier, but I prayed he'd pass away at home, so my brother wouldn't have to make that decision when the time came. I feel like Dakota knew it was time this morning.


He's had a good great life these last 14 years. We've all enjoyed having him around, even when he was ornery. Before my brother called me this morning, I would have told you, he's just a dog, life goes on. But after hanging up with my brother, it hit me. He's not just a dog. Dakota was the last piece of my mom my brother had to hang onto. He's the last piece of my mom we've all had to hang onto.


Rest in piece, sweet Dakota! May you sit in heavens window sill, and nap all day. Run free, bark at lots of cats, and maybe a mailman or two, but more importantly, be united with your first owner, my mom. She could use the company. xo


Goodbye, Boo! We love you, and will miss you like crazy!

April 6, 2012

Mom of two girls

I am a mommy of two precious, outgoing, strong-willed, sassy, girly girls, and I LOVE every second of it. Before I had my first daughter, I knew nothing about raising girls. I have three brothers! I'm definitely a girl girl myself, so when Rylee was born, I was over the moon. The child had more clothes, shoes, and hair bows than I could count. It was ridiculous! ;) When I got pregnant a second time, I secretly hoped for another girl, and I got my wish. Landry had just as many clothes, shoes & bows, and this momma was thrilled to have two daughters. It's so much fun watching them play dress up, and to watch them pretend play with barbies and baby dolls. I LOVE IT! 

I keep tossing the idea around of having another baby, and while I would love to have a boy, I'd be over the moon to have another daughter. :)



Pure Sass! ;)

April 4, 2012

Dance Competition #2




Last Saturday, Rylee had a dance competition........ and it was local! ;) The best part of the weekend, some of our family came to watch. My bro & SIL from Dallas drove down up Thursday night, as well as my bro & SIL {and their kids} from Ohio. We had a packed house last weekend, but it was SUPER fun. Rylee's dance company did SUPER at the competition. We are so proud of all the kids.

WAY TO GO BAKstage DANCE CO! You ROCKED the house!