Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas to me!

Everybody- I would like you to meet Turner, my new puppy! He is eight months old and a Miniature Australian Shephard minus the miniature part. Scott says he's having a growth spurt! I got him on the 15th and it has really been an adjustment for me to go from being by myself to actually having something I have to go home for every night!
Turner (his name was Tyler but I decided to switch it) is a purebred but doesn't fit the requirments for a miniature so the breeder gave him to a gal who was interested in him. Well, the gal had him for a few months and decided she had too many dogs and knew I was looking for one so she called me up. I wasn't too excited about getting a dog in the coldest part of the year, but my friend Lexie talked me into just going and looking at him. Big mistake, I was pretty much sold when I saw him. We went and looked at him on Friday and after going back and forth a million times (I'm not exaggerating one bit, I went back and forth that many times) we picked him up on Monday. Now, Monday night was horrible. I didn't get to sleep until four in the morning and by Tuesday afternoon I was having a meltdown. I called my friend Lexie and first she told me to breath and then just told me to try it for a few more days and see how it goes (Kim said to give it a week and go from there.) Well, it's been a week now and Turner is truly an awesome dog. For coming straight from a farm to an apartment, he has been excellent. He has yet to make a mess in my place and really just wants to do whatever I ask of him. Him and Chester are on speaking terms now. Turner is actually quite scared of her and honestly I think Chester enjoys that power. I am excited to start teaching him some commands and tricks. He knows "sit" but that's pretty much it so the basics are what I'm going to work on next. I'm a little nervous because I've never done this before but it should be okay! Anyway..enjoy the pictures!

If you look past the cuteness of my dog you can see my way cute Christmas tree! It's a little bigger than my one last year! And kudos to Kim and Kori for picking out the decorations!

Chester was not amused with my little present!

He's not a huge fan of toys yet- I don't think he really knows what to do with them, but he's learning!

You can't see it, but he's got one blue eye and one brown eye!

Wherever I am-there's Turner. He doesn't really leave my side which can be nice but also very annoying! He loves laying by the couch when I'm laying on it- I suppose it keeps him out of trouble!

And this is Chester the second day. Pretty sure she still wasn't too impressed- I don't think she moved from the windowsill for like three days!


Amelia with her favorite Auntie! She was so excited to see me if you couldn't tell by the expression on her face!

A very huge woodpecker that was sitting outside the window! I know all of you will be excited to see this picture-it's pretty amazing!
Amelia all bundled up for the cold weather up Nort'!! Which by the way, she told me that she loved the cold and wants to move up to Minnesota- I'm just throwing that out there.

Two of my way cute nieces!

Ella "not really asleep." She would be like that and when Chris would go put her to bed, she would magically wake up. Crazy.

Anna going back to her baby days!

Emma posing for the camera!

Here are a few pictures taken at Thanks-Christmas that I found on my camera! Sorry I didn't put any on earlier! Hope everybody has a Merry Christmas!