Well, our small family is growing! Yesterday Jay and I went to pick up our new puppy, Dash. Like I said previously, we purchased him from a breeder in early February who lives in northern Missouri. I wanted to have enough time to get ready for him and also for the weather to warm up a bit before we brought him home. So Jay and I settled on a date and that was yesterday! We've spent the last month or so getting everything ready and he's finally home. Jay and I headed out the door and up I-35 yesterday morning about 10. It's too bad it was pouring down rain and about 45 degrees... Anyway, we were meeting Lynn (the breeder) and Dash in New Hampton, Missouri which is about 2 hours away. We got there successfully and had a nice time with Lynn talking about her farm and our new puppy. Dash was nervous on the way back but he cuddled up with me and then Jay after our lunch stop. We were so excited and nervous as well, especially for Millie, when we finally got back to the apartment. We let him walk around and "go potty" before we brought him up. I had the camera ready when we stepped in the door and shot some pics of Millie! She didn't understand at first and then got totally freaked out! Dash was SO excited for a friend and wanted to play with her so bad! But of course, he scared her off after charging after her. :) Yesterday evening was great-- he just snuggled with the both of us while we watched basketball. We were anxious for the night and wondered what he would do since he loves to snuggle. He wanted to sleep with us on the bad but he can't jump up on it! Plus, we didn't want him sleeping on the bed with us so we showed him his bed and said "stay here, sleep here in your bed". He actually did pretty good-- just whimpered a few times during the night-- and we all slept great. It is so fun to have him around and hopefully he and Millie will get along soon. Today we shut all the bedroom/bathroom doors and she has slept peacefully (for the most part) on a dining room chair under and protected by the table. He has done a good job of not bothering her but we can tell he wants to play so bad! We love it so far but we haven't had to work or go to school yet so we'll see how that works out soon enough!
Tonight Jay and I are preparing our house for a new addition. We're bringing home our puppy dog tomorrow! He is a chocolate/tan smooth hair silver dapple miniature dachshund and he is so cute! We purchased him in February and are finally getting everything set to bring him home!! We are so excited for this new responsibility to be dog owners and can't wait to see what it will be like. We are meeting the family in their hometown in northern Missouri to pick up Dash and bring him to our home! I'm taking the camera so I'll post pictures as soon as I can! :)
Last Tuesday was Jay's birthday! He had a midterm the Monday before and felt really good about it so we celebrated the day before by going out for dinner and watching a movie at home. We ate at an All-You-Can-Eat Italian restaurant called Cinzetti's. It was delicious! We ate so much food- salads, soups, breads, pastas, fruits, crepes, appetizers and, of course, DESSERT! We definitely want to go back soon! After dinner we came back to the house and watched Angels & Demons. It was definitely a thinker kind of movie and we both really liked it! Tuesday was Jay's actual birthday and he wanted to stay home again so I stopped at the store on my way home from work and picked up a few steaks and potatoes! We had a yummy dinner of steak, baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions and salad! It was so delicious. Afterward, Jay opened his presents and we just relaxed. We're such home bodies, but we love it! :)
An early morning with Millie! She has glowing eyes...
A couple weekends ago we had some good friends in town- Justin and Lauren Davis and their son, Parker! It was so fun to get to see them and see Parker for the first time! He is now 4 months and just such a cutie! Lauren is such a wonderful mother and it is so neat to watch her parent. Saturday the girls (Lindsay, Rachel, Lauren and me) plus Parker went to Sushi House at Town Center for a delicious lunch and shopped around a little bit. We found some fun things at Francesca's (a cute boutique with jewelry and accessories) and very much enjoyed the warmer weather! We met up with the guys at The Cheesecake Factory (a traditional KC favorite!) and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with everyone. I always say this: but it was yet another great weekend!
Last weekend was a busy weekend for the both of us. Friday night we had what I like to call "Med-School Prom". It's an annual event put on by KCUMB with dinner, entertainment and dancing. This year it was at The Midland by AMC in downtown Kansas City. Neither of us had been to Follies or The Midland so we were both really excited. Jay and I got all dressed up and headed toward downtown about 6 o'clock. We arrived and met up with some friends inside and mingled for the first hour or so. The staff then let us pick out a table and we all got in line for some dinner. There were different stations around the room and we tried out most of them: pasta bar, sliders, fruits and veggies, and other hors d'eourves. Yummy. The entertainment started around 8 with videos made by the students and followed by The Kadence-- a percussionist band that made it on to "America's got Talent!" It was very cool. The DJ came on around 10 and we danced til about 11. It was such a fun night-- I'm really glad we went!
a kind of not very good picture of The Midland
Jay and me
a cute group of all the wives and fiancees!
a crazy picture of the dance floor!
I tried to post a video of "The Kadence" but it didn't work! So sorry!
So, as we all know, women get tired of things they have for a long time. Well, this time it was my brown hair. I'm growing it out again and it was time for a change! I can't cut it, so I decided to dye it-- BLONDE! Well, not too blonde because I was really too chicken to do that. I called up my hairstylist and she got me in the books a few days later! I was really so excited for a change, a new look! My appointment was last Thursday and I got to leave work a few hours early. It took about an hour and a half and I had a completely new look for the spring:
After with my stylist, Ashley. She's so great.
So it's been just over a week and to be quite honest, I'm not in love with the blonde look. I don't particularly think it's me but I'm glad I did it just to try! I already have an appointment to change it back... :( Oh well, I guess blondes don't truly have more fun!
The last weekend in February was the annual Covenant Chapel Women's Retreat. This was my first year to attend but I was asked to be a group discussion leader. The retreat was at Stonecroft Ministries just a few minutes from Kansas City! We headed out for the retreat around 5pm and got there just in time to check in and gather for dinner. Friday night was a concert and testimony presented by Ginger Millermon. It was beautiful! She had such an incredible story and we were all crying but very encouraged!! Saturday was a full day of fantastic teachings about giving God the glory in our trials, worshipping, group discussion, a wonderful lunch and more! It was a wonderful weekend to share with the women of Covenant Chapel and learn more about glorifying God.
There's Ginger tearing up the podium.
Friday night jewelry-making and game time! We played Apples to Apples and I won!! WINNER!
The core of my group-- we had several leave during the day so that's why there's only four of us!