Friday, April 25, 2008


Zack and I have the most annoying neighbors in the world....we have tried and tried to be nice to these people and things really hit the fan last night. We live in a's not tiny, but it's not huge either. It is certainly not big enough to have SIX dogs....yes you read that right, they have 6 dogs. I'm not talking little dogs either. They have 5 large dogs and one small dog. These people work 10-12 hour days and the dogs are put in crates for those long hours. When they get home the throw them all outside because lets be honest who would actually want to deal with 6 dogs inside. These dogs BARK from the time they step out the door until they bring them in. Last night, Zack and I got home around 7:00. The dogs were barking when we got home and around 9:15 Zack got out of bed and put his clothes on and was off to discuss this problem with our neighbors. (Mind you these dogs had been barking for OVER 2 hours). Zack went next door and confronted our neighbor about it. Zack explained that we were trying to go to bed and the dogs had been barking for over 2 hours. The guy that lives there looked away for a second and then looked back at Zack and said "Oh well" and shut the door in Zack's face. Zack is not the calmest person in the world, but he came home and got on the phone with our landlord, of course no one answered, but he left a message. Now here is the crazy thing....both of these people that live by us are employees of PETSMART. Can you believe that someone who works at a place like PETSMART would neglect animals the way that they do. These dogs are not too skinny, but they have absolutely no human contact. I didn't realize that you got dogs just ignore them. That is pretty much what they do. They have "rescued" several of the dogs that they have, but are they really being rescued when you keep them in a crate ALL day? This morning we talked to the people who own the duplex and explained everything to them. They have assured us that they would take care of the problem. I'm really hoping that these people will do what they are suppose to do. I can totally see them just taking 3 of the dogs somewhere for a little bit and then bringing them back. IF this is the case, I have no problem turning them in again.

On a side note....about 2 weeks ago Zack came home and saw that our neighbors front door was wide open. He then spotted one of their dogs running down the street. He could have just come inside and not thought twice about it, but he called our neighbors at work (he had to call 4 times before they would answer) and told them about it and assured them that he would stay with the dog that was out until they got home. (The dog that got out wouldn't let Zack anywhere near her, she was growling and jumping at him). This just goes to show that these dogs have NO social skills towards humans. I really hope that we can figure our loan stuff and buy a house soon. These people are going to give me high blood pressure!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Baby Furniture

Who knew that buying baby furniture could be such an ordeal. Yesterday, my mom and I went to the metroplex to buy furniture. We thought surely we would not come home empty handed.....well we did. We went to 3 huge stores there and came up with nothing. I would find a crib that I liked and it would have a matching dresser but not a changing table. UGH....we also found some absolutely beautiful stuff, but for the whole set it was going to be close to $3,000. Who wants to spend that on furniture?? Especially when they are just going to out grow it. So, last night we got home and were absolutely pooped. We got on the internet and continued our search. We eventually come to the conclusion that we will order it was the JcPenney catalog. All that driving and walking around was for nothing. Oh well at least we know what we want and know where to find it.

Oh.....and I have come to a halt on the whole bedding thing. While we were up in Dallas yesterday I found some bedding that I really LOVE. I haven't talked to Zack about it yet, I'm hoping that he can give up his sports dream and go a little more baby. This is my reasoning. Carson will have his WHOLE life to do sports, and if he decides later that he wants his room done in sports I am more than willing. This bedding is just so dang cute I'm hoping I can do some serious convincing when Zack gets home. Here it is.......let me know what you think!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dr. Visit!

I went to the doctor last Tuesday and she said that everything is moving along perfectly. I can't believe that I'm almost 25 weeks along. I feel like we just found out that we were expecting. I've kind of hit a slow time in pregnancy. We have already found out what we are having and nothing else really happens until the 4d ultrasound (if you choose to do one) and a shower (Mine isn't until June). I think I will focus on the end of the school year. I can't wait for summer. I know that most of you think it is going to be a very hot summer for me, but at least I won't have to work. That is a nice thing about working in the schools.

On another note, we have decided on our nursery theme. Zack was pretty set on sports, so we are going to use a bedding with sports and warm colors. This was perfectly fine with me because honestly I don't like characters on bedding. I've come to realize that I hate Winnie the Pooh as well. I don't know what it is about that stupid bear, but I can't stand him. I hate when I find a really cute little outfit and they have contaminated it with Winnie the Pooh. Why can't they just leave it alone. It would be completely adorable minus that stupid bear.

Tonight is Caitlin's birthday dinner! We are all going to 135 Prime! Which is one of my favorite places to eat....and the best part about it is Dad is picking up the bill. I can't believe that my sister is almost done with her first year of college!! It has gone by so fast. I feel like I was just in shock that she was driving. She is def the best and is going to be the best aunt in the world!