Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What Did Diesel Eat Now?

Oh Diesel…our little garbage disposal!  This post is dedicated entirely to our little big boy, Diesel.  Let’s start with this question: Why do dogs eat everything and anything?  Really, what is so appetizing about rocks or dirty socks or plants?  Since we’ve had him, Diesel has eaten a variety of things.  Lately, some of those things haven’t settled with his stomach well and we’ve had morning of vomiting, afternoons of Vaseline sandwiches, evenings of colorful poop and one trip to the vet.  I thought it’d be interesting to write down a list of odd things that Diesel has eaten in his life so far:

  • 3 back yard plants
  • my electronic card to get me into our community center
  • the spar remote key to my car
  • part of my underwear
  • part of a sock (this was the one that cause a trip to the vet)
  • part of a green barbell shaped rubber toy (colorful poop appeared after this one!)
  • 3 rope toys with bright pink, orange and red strings (more colorful poop the next day)
  • a cigarette butt (yuck!  I’m pretty sure this was what caused him to puke a few days ago)
  • rocks
  • a dry erase marker (thank goodness it was non-toxic)
  • a small magnet
  • whatever will he eat next??

Oh Diesel, our life would be so dull without you!  Here are some recent pictures of him.  I’m always taking random pictures of him cause he’s just so cute…plus, he’s the love of our life (dang, imagine how many there will be when we have human children!).  Enjoy!


Laying on his favorite blanket…on our bed!


His favorite plant has grown back since he destroyed in in Spring.

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Chewing on a bone.


I’m not really picking his nose, it just looks like it!


Jerm went to the Suns game and bought Diesel a mini basketball.  He destroyed it in about 4 days.


Just look at that face!

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If you say you don’t dress your pet up in your clothes, then I don’t believe you! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where Did the Past 2 Years Go?

Hola friends!  I’m done with traveling for work for the year…yippee skippee!  Now I can get back to my regularly scheduled blogging.  Oh wait, my slaking started before I started traveling….hmmm.  Ok, well now I’m REALLY going to get back in the swing of things!  Promise.  There shall be consistent updates on Diesel, on us and on our adventures.  Plus, Christmas is coming up and it’s just the most wonderful holiday EVER, so you can bet that I’ll have a lot to Christmas related posts coming up.

Well, Jeremy and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary a few weeks ago on October 27th!  Whoop whoop!  2 years down…many, many, many, many more to go.   Let’s take a moment to reminiscence, shall we?

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That was a fun trip down memory lane, wasn’t it?  Anyway, I was traveling for work on the day of our anniversary, so we planned a vacation for the following week.  Where did we go, you ask?  LAS VEGAS!


We spent about 4 days in “the city that doesn’t sleep,” and enjoyed various activities such as laying by the pool, making sports bets (Jeremy), shopping (Sara), watching the Lions in the habitat, eating, walking around The Strip and seeing a show. 

During our stay, we resided at The Signature at MGM Grand and I highly recommend it!  We were on the 37th floor (out of 38) and had an awesome view of the city.  Our room even had a kitchenette in it complete with a mini fridge, microwave, dishes, silverware, cups, placemats, everything!  It was nice because we brought a lot of snacks and if we had leftovers from meals, we could always re-heat them later. 


Not our actual room, but it looked just like this!


Our actual kitchen, complete with our snacks.


The view.

As I mentioned, we took in a show too.  We saw Cirque de Soleil’s Ka, which is showing at the MGM Grand.  It was a really cool show!  The performers do so many crazy tricks and jumps and the theater itself is pretty amazing.  The only thing that was a bit odd was the plot.  Of course, there was no dialogue and generally one could grasp the concept of the story…but there were moments where Jeremy and I looked at each and said, “Are we on drugs?  This is so strange!”  But ehhh, that’s Vegas for you, and we’re still really glad that we saw the show. 


All in all, it was an enjoyable trip for our 2nd anniversary!  Here are some additional pictures from the trip:  


Just arrived…it was 12:30am, which is why we both look tired.


Studying for his sports bets over brunch.


Mmmmm, coffee.

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Feeding time at the Lion Habitat.


Hanging out.


Laying out by the pool.


About to go see Ka.

And before I complete his post, here is a picture of our Diesel.  No post would be complete without him, would it?  Stay tuned for my next post and a new segment on our blog, which could quite possibly turn into a weekly segment, called, “What did Diesel Eat Now?”