Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First Post: Vows and Puppies

SO I'm going to be honest...I'm a little bit nervous to start one of these things. I'm not particularly tech savvy (I've got my hubs for that) and normally I shy away from things that confuse the bejeezus out of me, for example all the elements it takes to create a blog. But not this time. I fully intend to see this "blog" thing through. Maybe it's all that new years resolution motivation lingering in me or maybe its because of all the extra time on my hands between job searching and taking care of my schizophrenic adorable puppy, Roland. Regardless, this blog is happening. Starting now...


This past September, Mr. C and I were married in a quaint little town in Virginia. It was, without a doubt, the happiest weekend of my life (a cliche but, nonetheless, accurate). He is my best friend, my voice of reason, my all-time biggest supporter, and I am truly blessed to have him as my husband. He is the one part of my life that doesn't worry me (and worrying is like, my thing...been doing it FOREVER. Ask my momma).

September 17, 2011

Ever since the wedding and the move to Cali, nearly every aspect of my life has changed. For the good and bad. I went from being recently promoted at my job to teleworking part time, and soon, even that will be ending. Meanwhile, the job market is in the crapper horrible and the impending doom of unemployment makes me queasy with anxiety. So what does nearly every newly married couple do once they've gotten settled? GET A (insert pet of your preference)!!! Sure enough, we jumped on that bandwagon. Thanks to my awesome sister-in-law we got the cutest darn puppy, a black lab we named Roland (Secret: The name comes from the main character in a Steven King novel that Mr. C loved. He thought the guy was a badass, so it was the only appropriate name choice for our little boy pup).

Little Roland when we first got him

Hiya Dad!!!

ATTACK

King Roland

Now, Roland is nearly 5 months and has such a strong personality that it amazes and cracks me up at the same time. Unfortunately for Mr. C, Roland has replaced him as the recipient of all my spoiling tendencies. I can't help it if there was a sale on doggy treats when I stopped by wally world, now can I? He's also the subject in nearly all the pictures I've taken on my new Digital SLR camera. (See my photos page for some)

And that's where I am right now in my life, more or less. And that should do it for the blog today. See ya later alligators!

For Vows and Puppies,

10 comments:

  1. Yay! I was hoping you'd start a blog!

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  2. haha well it was your fabulous blog that inspired me! :)

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  3. Your puppy is adorable! So cute! we have two chocolate labs and they have a ton of energy. I recommend getting lots of the nylon bones. It will save your furniture and house!

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    1. Thank you!! He really is quite the cutie and so far pretty well behaved. Besides the constant gnawing on EVERYTHING. My furniture and shoes thank you for the nylon bones tip :)

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  4. Stopped by from Jillian's blog. Roland is so freaking adorably cute! I had the same unemployment issue when I moved out to Hawaii. I actually did find a job, that was horrible and I was miserable. But, I think if you give yourself time something perfect will come along!

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    1. Hello there! Thanks for stopping by :) I appreciate the encouragement on the unemployment issue... it really is a constant source of anxiety. It's really nice to hear optimism from fellow military wives though! Good luck with your continued search, and enjoy Hawaii you lucky girl!

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  5. Hi there! Stopping from Jill's blog. Roland is adorable! I second Jane. When I first moved to WA, I had a bit of hard time finding a job and ended up settling for a job that while it payed the bills and allowed me to meet some great people, I absolutely hated it. But, something better definitely came along. It just takes a little patience and never giving up! :)

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    1. Hello Fran! Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great turnout with the job search. It's so encouraging to hear :) I definitely won't give up and I'll be sure to work on that patience thing! ha!

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    1. Thank you!! :) He is such a happy little pup!

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