Having a place to go is home, having someone to love is family, having both is a blessing!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Goodbye Briggs:(

So even after potting training, behavior training, having chewed up everything from shoes to couches none of that would have made us get rid of Briggs. It came down to the nipping at the kids and drawing blood on three of them that made us finally realize that we had to say goodbye to our family dog Briggs, or Briggers as we loved calling him! We took him back to the humane society today and cried pretty much the rest of the day on and off. Out of all the family it was Kenzie and I who had the hardest time, I think partly because he would sleep with me when Jason was gone during the week and Kenzie always played and loved on him the most. I had no idea how hard it would be.....I bawled like a baby. We are all praying that some hunter or family without small children will come and fall in love with him because for the most part he is an awesome dog! We went through all the hard stuff with him and still fell absolutely in love with him. He became part of our family. I must say though that I love my kids more than the dog and that is what it came down to....keeping them safe. He was getting way to aggressive and very territorial. As for getting another dog....I doubt that will happen any time soon, but atleast I know now that I am a dog person and I love them! They really do complete a family....he will surely be missed:(

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We're alive!!

Okay so I know that it has been forever so I just wanted to give anyone out there still reading our blog a quick update: Jason started a new job 3 hours from here May 7th, in the mean time I have stayed back with the kids and tryed selling our home, which in this sucky economy isn't working:( He is currently living with my older sister and hubby and 3 girls and comes home to us every weekend. We prayed about this decision before we made it and he got the job he has wanted amazing quick so we jumped on it. As most of you know we live an hour from church and have been commuting for almost 2 years now back and forth every sunday.....well it was really wearing on us and so we thought about it and decided to pray about new employment where our church would be closer, it was either that or forget going and we thought our first thought was the better decision:) My sister lives in Gresham, WI which is 15 minutes from Shawano, WI where Jason is currently employed. We are in the process of trying to buy another home and crossing our fingers that we can!, if that falls through we will end up renting for a while because I am sure we will have to walk from this home:( I don't like the idea of it but in reality living with my husband and having our family back together is way more important than credit! I will say absence does make the heart grow fonder.....any of you our there a little sick of your hubby, take a little break from him and you will realize what it is like to be alone....not fun. I love Jason so much and the kids, well to put it lightly LOVE their dad and put up with their mom so it is extremely hard for them to be without the other "kid" in the family the "rough houser", their "playmate"! We will know soon whether or not we will be buying another home or renting in Gresham, WI which is the same city my older sister lives in and one hour from my mother, sister Liz and Matt and their adorable new little girl Kahlyn, and soon to be also my baby sister Trish and her fiance Gary! It will be even better living that much closer to family! And to add icing on the cake, church is right around the corner and it is an amazing ward! Since the gospel is such a huge part of our lives we knew we needed to make this move and even though it has been rough and tough we know in the end it will be well worth it!!

On an exciting note we are going to Arizona and Mexico from August 12th-23rd for our family vacation and get to go stay in my inlaws condo in Mexico for 4 days of it! I can't wait to kick back and relax a little and let the stress melt away! We are flying with the whole fam so we won't be stuck in a car for 28 hours!! Thanks to Jason's wonderful grandma and mom and dad! We feel so blessed to be able to go on this trip!!

Well that's all for now....I will try and post pics later but lets be honest it probably won't happen with everything going on! :)