Very. Very. Rainy.
And partly because we have been a lot busier than I let on here. We have a few things to fill you in on within the next week or so, but for now, just a few highlights.
For starters, Pierre graduated from Behavior Buddies at Camp Bow Wow! As you might imagine, we're very proud parents. He has mastered "watch me," "leave it," "stay," "sit," leash walking, and sitting for petting.
He flat out refuses to lay down.
And, because he is a Basset, we're still working on coming when called, and wait. It's the "when called" part that seems to give him the most trouble. #stubborn.
We made these treats to take to his fellow classmates, and they were such a huge hit at our house. They smell just like cheese biscuits, so you'll have to resist the urge to eat them yourself.
Second, I've had two fun blates the past couple of weeks! We didn't take photos at either, so I'm not sure what that says about us as bloggers.
Eric and I met Emily (LaForce Be With You) and her husband, also Eric, for dinner at 300 East in Dilworth last Friday night. Both the food and the company were fantastic. Plus, Emily and Eric recently took a big vacation that included a visit to Germany, so we were super interested to chat with them about that. We just booked another trip for next year that includes hopping around to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France, so it was fun to pick their brain on favorite places.
Then, I met Alexa (Southern Living Our Way) for coffee the next morning, thanks to my super blog friend matchmaker, Sarah. I think Alexa and I might have known each other in another lifetime. When we finally left, I looked at the clock in my car and realized we had been sitting in Starbucks for two and a half hours. Plus, Alexa lives really close to us, and shops at the Trader Joe's in my neighborhood. Double Score. As you can tell, we had a really hard time finding things to talk about (smile).
The rest of our days have consisted of antique shopping...
|@ Sleepy Poet Antique Mall here|
|@ The Bees Knees here|
and taking photos with our dog.
"They live such exciting lives, and I would love to be their friend!!" I just KNOW that's what you were thinking.
In actuality, I just need to get better about documenting the day-to-day in addition to snapping photos of our chunky-pawed furchild.
The rain paused long enough this weekend for us to make it to the Whitewater Center yesterday. You cannot even comprehend how far out of my comfort zone that entire facility is. But Eric loves the place, and we have season passes, so I am giving it my honest effort. And, I do end up having fun.
I tried THREE new activities yesterday, which included two more zip lines, and a high ropes course (the "beginner" one, on which 10 year olds moved faster than me). Eric did two additional ropes courses, but I decided that my heart rate had skyrocketed enough for one day, and called it an afternoon. Baby steps.
For your entertainment, I'll have Eric carry a camera the next time we go so that you can get an idea of the following:
a) How attractive I look wearing a harness and helmet, and
b) What fright and mild panic look like on someone's face while walking across a cable forty feet up in the air.
I'm totally exaggerating and making it seem worse than it is. I really do have a good time when we go. But have I mentioned that it's outside my comfort zone yet?
Remember this little quote?
I'm thinking more like "once every 7 to 10 days" would work just fine.
Happy Monday, folks! Hope you all have a fantastic week! And if you haven't met your scare quota yet, do it today. Zip line. Jump off a cliff. Or, just start the week without coffee.