Wednesday, October 26, 2011

6 Months!

Collin on the top and left, Casey second and right!  Look at Casey's hair!  Look at Collin's widows peak (just like his Mommy)!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Nelly Girl

Hopefully writing about my Nelly will help me feel better...

Nelly passed away Monday in my arms.  She had been diagnosed with a slight heart murmur a few months ago, to which there is no treatment for a dog.  In most cases, it leads to congestive heart failure.  It can take anywhere from 2 days to four years for a dog to pass from this problem.  Unfortunately, Nelly was "most cases".  Saturday night she started breathing very loud and raspy.  Not panting, and not like there was anything caught in her throat, just very weird breathing.  I had also been noticing her eating less, being more grouchy, and coughing a lot.  Rian decided to take her into the emergency vet.  She was in heart failure.  Her heart was not pumping hard enough to make her lungs work as well, and fluid started building up in the lungs.  The vet could give us medicine to make her life last a bit longer, but there was no guarantee for how long.  Rian decided to bring her home that night and let us have one more day with her Sunday.  We cuddled and loved on her all day.  Monday was the hardest day I have ever had to go through, but it was the right choice.  I was holding her and she went very peacefully. 

With Rian traveling so much, I had no idea how much I rely on my dogs.  I have noticed how much more lonely I am and I am struggling with that.  She was also mainly "my" dog.  She was VERY loyal to me, and I was her Number 1.  Anyone that met Nelly, knew where I stood with her.  I miss my constant shadow and am even sad when I go potty and she is not sitting there staring at me. 

With that, here are some of my favorite pictures on my Nelly girl.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

5 Months Old!



Sunday, August 21, 2011

4 Months Old!

Collin always on left and Casey always on right.

Collin has become the sweetest baby! He coos, smiles and sings to anyone who will listen. He will charm the pants off of any lady who crosses his path. He still is very demanding when it comes to meal time, and no one is in doubt when this kid is hungry.

Casey is more bashful. He talks to Rian and I all the time, but is wary of strangers until he is good and warmed up. He L-O-V-E-S his brother Cameron and tries to watch his every move. He has finally grown out of the major barfing spells and hasn't projectiled for two weeks (knock on wood)!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 4, 2011

We have a little tradition going and have been spending July 4th with my bestie Whitney and her little family every year. Well, she had baby Braelyn less than two weeks before, and Rian and I were exhausted. Instead of bbq and fireworks, we all decided to go to Ted's Montana Grill and watch the NYC fireworks on TV. It couldn't have been more perfect for us this year.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Amazing Progress

Collin always on left, Casey on right.

Friday, June 24, 2011

iPhone Friday 4

Me holding Whitney's new baby! Braelyn Grace was born this morning!

Collin and Casey holding hands in their crib.

Collin with his hat. He looks like he is doing the west side sign.

Lindsay and Cameron are ready for the zoo!

Babies ready to go to the park. Collin in front, Casey in back.

Father's Day at Sam's #3.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Babies' Daddy

Isn't he so handsome?!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

iPhone Friday #3

I know it is a bad pic, but it's Noah holding Collin for the first time! He was so proud of himself and grinned the entire time.

Cameron excited to be heading back home.

At a rest stop in Iowa. They are looking for animals down by the creek behind the stop.

Intensely watching a movie.

"It's not a pick!"

Collin holding his head up. He is such a strong boy!

Casey giving Collin his best left blow.

Cameron was so worn out from our trip. He fell asleep at school during lunch. His teacher said they were eating lunch and she looked over and his head was in the table and he was out. So she moved him to the reading corner where he slept until I got there. When we got home he took a 3 hour nap!

The babes sleeping together for the first time in their crib. Isn't Casey's arms funny?

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Friday, June 10, 2011

IPhone Friday #2

At the People's Fair last Sunday. Tiger face to match the tiger shirt. He growled at everyone who passed him by.

In Omaha at Old Chicago's waiting for our pizza from the world's worst waitress.

Lindsay enjoying her very first Culver's Butter Burger. She ate like she has never ate before.

At a park in Omaha. Cameron played while we fed the babies.

At the park still!

A lovely dump pick up service in Omaha. Lindsay used this service a lot in Omaha.

Got my hair done! Woohoo!!!