Saturday, April 26, 2008


Jason and I went to see Dockdogs this weekend. We've seen them on the Outdoor channel and now we've seen them in person! We took all 3 dogs with us out to Virginia Beach for the event. Check out the video below. It's a clip of Country, a dog with one of the longest Big Air jumps ever! Keep watching til the end and wait for the splash.

Here's another jump, different dog.

We took each dog out separately to walk them around and let them partake in the festivities!

We also bought a new toy for the doggies. It's a big hit with all 3! We've never seen Hutch get so excited about a toy.

It's mushy!

It's squishy,It's portable,
It can also be used as a headrest.

And it's just plain fun!

In this video you can watch the boys in action. Jason and I had a lot of fun just watching them all afternoon.

Murphy is thoroughly enjoying himself!

The dogs were worn out after all the playing.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pictures!!! Lots and lots of pictures!

I took some cute pictures of Jason with the big dogs. I even managed to get in the picture below!

Does this look comfortable to you?

Here are Charlie and Hutch sunbathing.
Jason got a new toy! Jason got his birthday present early. He bought a bow which arrived last night.

And now for Sheldon...
Sheldon is a stuffed turtle toy I've been working on. The shell is now stuffed and ready for the next step. You can find the pattern here.
Here's the top of his shell.

Here's the bottom layer of the top shell.

And here's the shell sewn and stuffed.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Battle of Yorktown

Jason and I went to Yorktown, VA this past week. We had a great time! We walked through the town, had a great lunch, and toured the battlegrounds. Jason taught me a lot about the way the battles were fought and pointed out a lot of things that I wouldn't have noticed on my own. It was pretty amazing that the trenches and cannons were still there after more than 200 years. Before going back home I twisted Jason's arm to stop in the knitting/yarn store in town. Not really. He usually doesn't mind if I go into knitting stores, as long as it's not a lengthy stay. :-) Just like I tolerate Bass Pro Shops every now and again!

Here we are, in our usual pose, along side of the York River. Yorktown is a lot prettier than I had imagined.
Here is the Carrot Tree Restaurant where we ate lunch. It was delicious! Jason and I both had a crabcake sandwich and we shared a piece of carrot cake which was quite yummy!
The 2 pictures below are British Howitzers that were captured during their surrender.

This is the Moore House. It's the house where the British surrendered to the Americans. It's a beautiful home and in a beautiful location. Apparently it was quite damaged during the Civil War but it has been restored to it's original glory.
This is the view from the Moore House overlooking the York River. Great view, huh!?!

This is the room in the Moore House in which British General Cornwallis' representatives met with General George Washington's representatives to determine the terms of the British surrender.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A nice relaxing weekend!

We've had a great weekend! Yesterday morning I went to Yarn for Breakfast, a knitting group I joined. It was a lot of fun. They're a great group of people! Then in the afternoon Jason and I went to Pet Palooza. I saw it advertized a few days ago and thought it would be cool to check out. The Neuter Scooter was out front. I just had to get a picture! There were a lot of venders there spanning the spectrum from pet communicators, pooper scooper services, pet sitters and pet supply stores to tooth-whitening and hot tubs. The fun part was seeing all of the animals there. Lots of people brought their pets, mostly dogs but we also saw birds and ferrets. There was also a pet/owner look alike contest that was pretty funny. We didn't bring any of our dogs. We thought about bringing Charlie but imagined him peeing on everything in sight. He likes marking his territory in new places!

Here are the pet/owner look-alike winners. I definitely see the resemblance! :-)

There was a tortoise walking around with a harness on his shell and a donation cup. He could actually move pretty fast! We also saw a Flemish rabbit (huge! as big as Charlie), an angora rabbit, a couple of oppossums, an owl, a chinchilla (not as cut as Lilo), a skunk, a Serval cat, several snakes(yuck), and some parrots. You could pay somewhere between $5 and $10, depending on the animal, to have your picture taken with the animal of your choice.

This is the tortoise. He was moving so fast it was hard to get a good picture of him. No, seriously, he was!!! Jason and I both had to side-step because he was about to run into or over us :-)

This is a Flemish rabbit. This is the biggest rabbit I have ever seen! It's not the best picture but check out this to see what a whopper of a rabbit they can be.

This is an angora rabbit. I bet he is a softy!

These are some other rabbits + guinea pig that were there. Aren't they cute all snuggled up together!!! The guinea pig would stick his head out every now and then to see what was going on but other than that they all just hung close together. They were very friendly!Here's the owl. Didn't pet him :-)

And here are the parrots!

After perusing Pet Palooza, we went to a movie, Street Kings. Jason picked this one :-) I took my knitting along in case I didn't like it. I've never done that before but thought I would bring it this time since I really wasn't looking forward to the movie. After about 20 minutes and a very violent action scene, I decided to try knitting in the dark. I thought it would at least help me relax a little more (bloody, violent movie scenes aren't my thing). When we left the movie, we couldn't wait to see how my knitting had turned out. We walked to the Mexican restaurant after the movie to eat and see just how the sock turned out. We both got a good laugh out of it! :-)Somehow one side turned out just fine. Sorry it's blurry.The other side however....

I've gone ahead and continued knitting despite the mistakes. Jason said he thought I should leave it the way it is and we'll have a little laugh every time he wears them. I thought that sounded like a good idea. :-)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

GO JAYHAWKS!!! 2008 National Champs!

What an exciting game!!! The Jayhawks are the National Champions! It was a great game. Jason was/is so happy!!! It's pretty cool they won 20 years after their last one.

Jason and I were watching hopefully even as Kansas was down by 9 points with 2:12 left in the game. The next thing we knew, Kansas cut the lead to 56-60. After Memphis made 2 more free throws and Kansas made 2 free throws and a 2-pointer, the score was 60-62 and there were 44 seconds left in the game. Memphis missed several foul shots but hit 1 leaving 9 seconds in the game. There was still hope! When Mario Chalmers' 3 pointer with 3.4 seconds left in the game tied it up and sent the game into overtime Jason and I were ecstatic!!! Once overtime started, we both felt like it was KU's Championship to win!!! Now Jason is looking to buy all the KU Championship gear he can find :-)

And Now....

I promised you some pictures in my last post but I'm just now getting around to putting them up. Last week my mom and dad visited us and brought along their dogs, Sophie and Keats. We had a great time visiting museums and going out to the river/ocean. Dad brought his rib boat so he and Jason could do some fishing. We went to the Mariner's Museum, the Nauticus, the Virginia Living Museum and the Virginia Beach aquarium.

Here are some otters at the aquarium. They're my favorite! They are so playful and fun to watch. The Virginia Living Museum also has a great otter exhibit.

Here Jason, me and Dad are in front of the Harbor Seals at the aquarium.

We also watched some basketball while they were here. Hutch was sneaky! He climbed up on Mom and Dad's laps when Jason and I weren't watching.

Did I mention we had 5 dogs in the house? I love this picture!

As I mentioned above, Dad brought his rib boat so he and Jason could do some fishing. Somehow they talked me into going for a ride. It was a bit chilly that day and Dad let me borrow his hat. Thanks Dad! Considering how I look in these pictures (especially the first one with glasses and hat and all) I thought about not posting them but Jason is smiling in the first one and I'm proud of myself for actually getting out in the boat and braving my fears so here they are!