Friday, July 27, 2007

Updates galore!

Ok, ok. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post lately. But I tell ya, having a puppy is far more work than a newborn I swear! Not bad work, just always busy. We watch her like a hawk to avoid accidents so it's like we're constantly running around the house all day. And they told us she'd sleep a lot! Ha! But all that aside, Greta is just the sweetest thing! She loves to play, hates to be in her crate, is a total scrounge (even though we've never given her a single scrap). She loves her food - she practically begs to be fed all day long. And when it is meal time - watch out. She will take a finger off without even knowing it if it happens to be in her way! She is slowly learning what is okay and what is not. She has the potential to be the best family dog ever. On the downside, she has something wrong with her front legs - especially the left one. We think it's something called knuckling over. We'll take her to the vet tomorrow and see what's up. Please pray it's nothing too serious. We're all very attached to her already and that would be a devastating blow to say the least.

Ok, onto Jada Hoyt. I'm very late in posting this, but the biopsy results came back and Jada is perfect. They said it was nothing more than trauma from delivery most likely and is completely benign. There is nothing more for them to worry about and they can now just enjoy her.

And the Turner children are all doing so well. Jack and Emma will be leaving next weekend to spend a week with Dave's folks, and Brian is going to my folks. Dave and I will have an entire week to ourselves - at our own house!!! If it wasn't for Greta, we'd have no responsibilities to think about! While we know we will miss the kids terribly, we can't help but be excited for our time just the two of us. I think all 5 of us will have fun.

The pictures above are of Greta (at 10 weeks old) and of my garden. Did you see that huge caterpillar I found on my tomato plant? He was so much lighter this morning when I first saw him. I forgot to go take a picture until 7:30 tonight, I'm lucky he was still there! The garden is way out of control. It looks horrible right now because we had a few wind storms that pushed all my supports over and I have no idea how to get in there and straighten them back up. And the cucumbers look pretty lousy too. I don't know why, if it's lack of water or too much water. I was gone for a week and have no idea how much water they got. We've probably gotten a good 20+ cucumbers from it already. And I just started getting tomatoes! They are soooo yummy! I love having both in my garden, but next year I think I'll only do one cucumber plant and maybe 3 tomato plants instead of the 10 I have now!

Well, that's all for now. Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Update on Jada

Thank you to all of you praying for Jada. Michelle and Steve took her up to Milwaukee yesterday to see the specialist. She didn't know what it was either, but said they would biopsy one and send it in for tests. Steve said Jada did really well with the biopsy and didn't even cry (other than the numbing shot). They will hopefully hear something in the next week to ten days. Keep on praying!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New pics of the baby

I love saying that! We are all soooo excited about the puppy and can't wait to bring her home. We've named her Greta and get to pick her up on Saturday. So here are the latest photos from the breeder. Isn't she so cute?

We'll make sure to post a new picture of her every week so you all can see how big she gets. I hear they literally change almost daily, so it will be fun to document how quickly she grows.

On a side note, I just got home from 5 days in Chicago visiting Michelle and Steve Hoyt. They had a new baby - Jada Marie - on June 13th. I got to go play with her and spend time with her mom and dad. They are doing so well as first time parents. I was very impressed! Jada is a good baby and so cute. I'm a dork and forgot my camera so I don't have any pictures to post of her, but I'll try to pester Michelle for some soon. Pray for them. They are taking Jada to a pediatric dermatology specialist tomorrow (wed.) because they found some strange lumps on her arms and her back and her pediatrician had no idea what they were. I'm not sure the derm. will know either, but just getting her seen will offer some comfort. Pray that the doctor knows what is going on and that it's a treatable problem. Also pray that Jada is comfortable and in no pain. Thank you!

Friday, July 6, 2007



Just for fun

I'm just posting this to show Steve how easy it is to blog. This way, maybe we'll get them to have a blog and see pictures of Jada more often!