Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meet Macy!

Macy on her first walk around the neighborhood

This is the cutest dog, EVER.
We named her Macy (yes, like the parade. She was born in November). Her AKC registered full name is Carolina's Lady Macy
She's a quiet dog but has tons of energy. Macy likes to play with her hedgehog chew toy and cries at night when we put her in the crate (we think she's afraid of the dark!).

Macy is very friendly and likes to meet people on our walks and our trips to Petco. She is a spoiled rotten little puppy with a cute pink harness and an engraved ID tag that says "Diva" (but her real name is on the other side).

After her first trip to the groomer

The two loves of my life

Giving kisses!

We are super excited about this new adventure in our home. We also know that she is a LOT of work. Just last night we were up 3 separate times with her crying to be let out of her crate. Hopefully the walk today wore her out so she will sleep tonight! She's also done really well at going outside to potty and gets lots of love and treats from us. We haven't had a dog before so any suggestions are welcome about training, care, etc.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And puppy makes 3

A little note to let you know that Johnathan and I have decided to get a dog. Saturday is the big day that our family goes from 2 to 3. Details to follow.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Great Band Shoe Fiasco

This is a marching band shoe.

We usually walk onto football fields (which are OUTSIDE) in these shoes. Our percussion ensemble wears these shoes with their uniform to march across a mat that is painted to match the theme of the show. We bring the mat with us.

Electrical tape and swiss army knife (with scissor attachment).

I might have used these tools to tape things like instrument feet to keep them from scuffing the floor of the gym (which we cover with our mat) because people are finicky about precious gym floors (per athletic directors/control freaks).

Saturday, a different story. Turns out, hard soled shoes could possibly scuff a floor that already has a mat taped on it. We add our mat to said mat before walking on the gym floor that could possibly be scuffed with the shoes. Do you see the ridiculous extremity here?

Solution: electrical tape the bottom of the marching shoes.
ALL of the shoes.
9 pairs of shoes!!!
Lots and lots and lots of tape (we had 2 separate CVS runs in this process).

What does this amount to?
A first place trophy, that's what.

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I am SO proud of my percussion ensemble. They took first place in their class at CWEA competition in Monroe!!

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