Friday, January 20, 2012

My Present

You might recall that Aaron had gotten me a present, but it was going to be awhile before it arrived. Well, it arrived and Aaron gave it to me at tutoring yesterday. What is it?

A laptop!
 I think I actually squealed when I opened it. I don't think I've mentioned what kind of computer I use since my first blog post a way long time ago, but I was using an old Mac (no, not my cousin Mac!). Having a laptop to blog on is so much better! So far it hasn't frozen or died or not saved my stuff. I couldn't thank Aaron enough.
It even fits in my backpack, so I can take it with me to tutoring or wherever. I'm just so excited! I want to do something for Aaron to show my thanks. Any ideas? I think I might invite him over for dinner and cook his favorite meal, assuming it's not something complicated!

On another awesome note: It snowed! And not just a little bit, like a foot or more! It's so beautiful... and cold! Misfit and Coconut love it even though they keep getting stuck in snow drifts. That's a terrier for you!

Well, I'm off to play--I mean, do homework on my new laptop! Thanks, Aaron!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Meet Cute

No, I didn't meet anyone. This is about how cute William and my Westie's first meet was, hehe.

JJ came by this morning with William. All the Westies were in my room so we brought him up there.
Poor William looked quite overwhelmed at first! But, can you blame him? Four terriers starring at you is quite scary!
But it didn't take long for Misfit to be brave and leave the pack. She and William got along really well. Since it was another warm day (and not windy for once), JJ and I took the dogs outside. Misfit, Coconut, and William chased each other around and had a blast. Coco and Knut weren't too impressed with the puppy and sniffed around on their own.

We let the dogs come in and cool off while we had lunch. Then JJ and I talked and played with the dogs some more.
And because I know you love seeing pictures of me, here is one of me in my new t-shirt. Mother safety pinned the applique on, so I can change it with other ones and move it around.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I'm Still Here!

I can't believe how long it has taken me to post! My family has been pretty busy since we are all on break, although we start back to school this week :(

Anyways. Christmas Eve was a blast! The party was at the Sullivan's and Aaron even came! However, he got really drunk and Sean and Riley had to take him home early. On Christmas day, I went over to their house to exchange gifts. I got Riley a watch and a calendar for Aaron. My gift from Aaron still hasn't arrived yet. He said it will be here in about two weeks. I can't wait that long!
I bet you want to know what the present from Mother was. It was the purple hoodie I have been wanting forever! It is so soft and warm.
 I also got another great gift from Mother. A desk! My computer doesn't fit too well, but it works. Now I have a place to display some of my toys. Plus it looks so much better than my old desk.
I must say, even though my hoodie and desk are totally awesome, I think JJ got the best gift ever! Take a guess. No? A puppy!
JJ has been wanting a puppy forever. After Jadyn was born, she had given up hope of getting a pet since babies are expensive. But somehow her parents worked it out and got the kids a Chocolate Lab pup. JJ really wanted to name it Rowe or Grylls after her favorite Discovery Channel show's hosts, but her family vetoed those ideas. She settled on William after Will Turner from the pirate movies that she loves. William is a pretty crazy fellow. It's a good thing JJ has just as much energy!

Onto my family. Things have been going pretty well right now. Gillian is going to be away for awhile, but she is doing very well and is happy. I think it's actually been more of an adjustment knowing that she and Morgan are Casey's children and not my dad's than anything else. My dad hasn't been found yet, but Casey is footing the bill to find him and make sure he doesn't contact us kids.

Misfit the Westie is still with us and doing great. I'm certain we will adopt her soon. She and Coconut get along great. They're so cute when they snuggle together! (Don't worry, they're both fixed. No puppies for us!).

I think that is everything. I could complain about the weather--how it hasn't snowed yet and it feels like spring, and that it better get cold soon or I'm going to go crazy--but I won't. Happy New Year everyone!