Archive | March, 2011


21 Mar

Our baby boy was hit by a car after our fence blew over in the wind.

To be brief, he is OK, we are loaded with vet bills, and the driver didn’t stop, so we’re annoyed at the neighborhood in general- But, our boy is safe.  He lost a lot of blood and skin from his back right foot, which is currently bandaged up to his thigh.  He is also on some antibiotics and pain medication- keeping a puppy down is hard- sometimes I wish he would just be swaddled and lay in a crib (hmmm).

Dave has been amazing- helping with the puppy lifting and putting him to sleep by rubbing his nose.  … and being the sole money-maker, currently.

Chelley’s been staying at home because Carter can’t maneuver alone- especially with his E-collar.

We want to thank everyone for their kind words and get well wishes for Carter!


Another birthday…

16 Mar

We spent Chel’s 25th in Mexico, celebrating our honeymoon and her getting old. Nono, just another year. Yes.  It was amazing- even through the one day of rain, all we felt was the sun!

Alas, the economy and world traumas have gotten us down.  Maybe we forgot that we care about each other and that marriage isn’t like dating- it takes work- everyday, or maybe we just got broke and remembered that we want to re-fence the backyard and wasted our energy on new fencing rather than each other.  Whatever it is that made us so driven to make and save money, leaving our date nights and childlike behavior to the wind- we want it back!

With race season in full swing, there is no way to leave now, but 27 is looming in November and Chelley’s oldest friend from Meadowbrook School is getting married (after 20+ years as friends we have to go… as if we need an excuse!)– in Hawaii!  So, this November, we’ll be packing our bags and heading to:

The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel… hopefully we’ll be towing a soon-to-be bundle, too (and by “we”… well, you get it).  Looks like the end of the 2011 season will be bringing us more excitement.

So, be jealous, be happy, just plain don’t care- but we’re doing date night and we’re doing it big- pure Chelley and Dave style!

Thank you Ali, for getting married (and AMEX for fronting the funds while we scramble around for the next 30 days attempting to scratch the cash to pay for it!).

27th birthday gift ideas: cash, cash, flip flops, no wine, fencing.