Thursday, December 22, 2005

Trinity Lady Love (Lovie)

Lovie now has a full name. We are naming her Trinity Lady Love, for the following reasons. Trinity is Three divine persons, it means completion..Like Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Lady after her Mom Nina Sweatheart Lady. Love because of the heart placed so perfectly on her chest. We love her to pieces already and don't even have her home yet. We are looking forward to the day we get to hold her in our arms. Trinity we love you!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

New member to our family.....

I would like to introduce a new member to our family, Lovie. She is an adorable little blue dane that I am purchasing off my one of my best friends Lisa. For now Lovie is her nickname, but Jason and I are working on a perfect name for her. Lovie will always stay with her though, it truly fits her, she even wears a heart on her chest. Jason and I are soooo excited to get her. At the first of the year we will be welcoming her to our home. Last night I told Griffin and Kane all about it. They may not have understood, but they sure seemed to little Lovie "We love you and can't wait till you can fill our house with all your love. Kisses to from your new Mommy and Daddy and Big brothers Griffin & Kane."

Monday, December 19, 2005

Dog Risers!!!!

My cousin Nate surprised us with the best wedding present ever, customized dog risers for our boys. He put so much time and thought into these risers and it really shows. The boys really love them, and so do we. They have these huge bowls now, nomore knocking food all over the floor, spilling water. They are as sturdy as ever. We are just overwelmed with how wonderful they turned out. THANKS NATE!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Horses Are Home!!

I would like to introduce two more of our kids. Their names are Nicki and Sonny. Nicki is a 5 yr old Dun Quarter Horse Mare and Sonny is a 5 yr old Shire Draft Horse Gelding. We moved into our house in July 2005 and got our barn built in October 2005 and now we have completed the barn and this past weekend the horses came to join us at our home.

We are so happy to look out our back window and see Nicki and Sonny just standing there in our backyard. Its wonderful!!! The boys don't know what to think yet, they still bark and not sure what they are doing out there, but soon they will get used to them, as they do everything else.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Griffins Birthday Party!!!

Griffin will be turning 1 yrs old on December 18th. He shared a birthday party with his cousin Titan (weimaraner) he turned 2 yrs old on December 1st.

The birthday party was on December 10th.
Griffins Mommy made puppy carrot peanutbutter cakes and Titans Mommy had yogurt bites to eat with the cake.
Griffin, Titan, Libby (Vizsla), and Kane had lots of fun playing all afternoon and after everyone got settled down it was time for cake and icecream.
Griffin and Titan had their own cakes, which Titan and Libby (Titans sister) ate out of one and Griffin and Kane ate out of the other. Griffin and Kane didn't mind there birthday hats to much, but Titan and Libby didn't want much part in them. :-) All in all it was a wonderful day for the birthday boys!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Christmas is around the corner...

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is around the corner. I am the type of person that gets very excited about Christmas. When I see all the decorations and smiles from kids and hear Christmas music it just brings a smile to my face. The weekend after Thanksgiving Jason and I got the itch to get the tree up, lights strung, and decorations up. My Grandma surprised us with a beautiful ornament for the tree that really touched our hearts, it was the first ornament that went on the tree, top center.

We are so excited, our first Christmas as a married couple in our new house with our two beautiful boys. :-) Can't get much better than that.

So we got the tree up but we kept noticing that bulbs would come up missing off the tree. Well last night we found the culprit.

It is cheeto, our ornery kitty. He plays with the bulbs till they fall off the tree, then he gathered them in one corner in the great room. What a goofy kitty. And if I didn't know better I bet Kane and Griffin might of had a part in coharts in crime...hehe

Monday, November 28, 2005

Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day Mommy stayed home with us and Daddy went to work. Mommy was taking pictures of us and playing with us all morning, we had so much fun.

Mommy put these funny things on our head and we didn't know why. I think they were toys strapped to our heads, so we chased each other around trying to play with each others toys.

That was lots of fun.

Grandma gave Mommy the bandannas we are wearing, we like them a lot. Personally we both think we look handsome. :-)

So we were posing pretty for Mommy so she could get some handsome pics of us. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with Mommy.

Monday, November 21, 2005

The Dog Fence

After much deciding, we decided to go with the RedBrand Dog fencing, and we got it up this weekend. Now the boys can run and play as they please. It sure beats using their tieouts. Our 50ft. tieout kept coming unknotted from Kanes collar, and he got loose a few times. I am very thankful that he stuck around, but after that, we decided it was time to get a fence up and quick.

So my brother and I worked on the dog fence all weekend, while Jason and his Dad worked on the horse fence. The good news is that we got the dog fence all done, but the horse fence still has alot of work yet to do, before we can get the horses out there.

Today when I went home for lunch, I let the boys outside to play, they had so much fun, I had a hard time trying to get them back it. Its so wonderful to be able to let them run and play as they please.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Meet the Dog Sitter!!

We are taking a short vacation over Christmas break and about 6 months ago I was discussing this with my hairstylest. Well she referred me to a dog sitter that lived in town. So I called up about about 1 1/2 months ago and she told me that she would love to watch them, but she would like to meet them first. So I called her up when we got back from the honeymoon and thought it would be a good time to go take a visit. She told me that she had two kids, a boy and a girl, and she wanted to make sure they all got along just fine.

So we went over to her house, which is a big beautiful house in town, with a huge backyard. We walked up to the front door and she welcomed all of us into her house. At first we all stayed in one big family room to see how they would react. They ran around with there tail wagging and got along with the kids just wonderfully. So at that point we opened up the door to the whole house. We all sat down in the tv room while Griffin and Kane explored. Ellen (the dogsitter) showed Griffin and Kane were the bedrooms where and the back door to go the bathroom. Ellen was running around the house deciding on all of the things that she has to move and change to better suit the boys, I thought that was so awsome. She even said that they could sleep in her bed. Another great thing, is that she works at the local vet clinic, so if there is any emergencys, she won't have any problems getting them help right away.

I was a bit sceptical about leaving our boys with anyone, but they all got along wonderfully, she seems like a super person, they all just clicked. And I ended up finding out that my family and Jason knows her family. So I am sooo excited that we were blessed to find her. She will be so perfect for them, when/if we take a vacation. They played so much at the dogsitters, the only thing they wanted to do when they got home is sleep. Don't think I could have handpicked a better person to take of our boys. :-)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Visit to the Vet!!!

Yesterday we woke up and noticed that Griffin's eye was very irretated. So we made an appointment with the vets for yesterday afternoon. Griffin got a total eye examination. We came to the conclusion that it was just allergies and also has and ear infection. So now he is on eye and ear drops. Poor guy...

We also weighed Griffin and Kane while we were there. Griffin at 11 months weighs 110 lbs and Kane at 8 months weighs 125 lbs. We were also informed that Kane needs a little more exercise.
So all in all we had a pretty good check-up at the vets. What a relief!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Honeymoon In Telluride Colorado!!!

For the honeymoon we went to Colorado and it was just breathtaking. We stayed in a cabin in the mountains called "See Forever Cottage" and it was just beautiful. The people that owned the cabin just spoiled us, they wrote us cute little notes, brought us deserts, chocolates, and all sorts of sweet little things that meant so much.

We went horse back riding in the mountains, site seeing, hiking, and lots of shopping... :-) We had a smooth trip there and back with only 1 1/2 hour lay over in Denver, which is a HUGE airport. It wasn't bad at all, each time we had a layover it was supper time, so we just ate our supper and got on our flight. So everything went very smoothly.

My brother took care of our boys "Griffin & Kane", he did a wonderful job, even to our surprise he cleaned our house for us while we were gone. Griffin and Kane were sooooo happy to see us, and we were overjoyed to see them. Now they both have a special connections to Josh (my brother) :-)

We got back to the house 3:00 a.m. on Saturday and woke up at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, because I was real excited to get to town and change my id so I am now officially Mrs. Shaw. :-)

Friday, October 28, 2005

Our Wedding!!

Date and time of ceremony: October 15, 2005, 4:30 p.m.

Location: North Salem Lutheran Church

Officiated by: Pastor Julie Martin

Color scheme of the wedding: Royal Blue and Silver

Brief description of wedding decorations: The theme is of hearts for the reason it was on the very special day of sweetest day. Everything will be color coordinated in royal blue and silver.

Brief description of wedding gown: Strapless A-line, lace up gown with a draped satin overlay. The gown features lightly beaded tulle panels at the side front and the center back sweep train. The front neckline is embellished with a delicate floral beaded design comprising of Swarovski crystals, pearls sequins and ice blue seed beads.

Brief description of bride’s flowers: Beautiful Bouquet of White Roses, Blue Delphiniums, and caspia

Bride’s honor attendant
Heidi Mohrman
Friend of Bride - Sycamore, Ohio

Bride’s attendants
Lindsey Beckley, Bridesmaid – Cousin of Bride, Upper Sandusky
Linda Grenwalt, Bridesmaid – Cousin of Bride, Upper Sandusky
Angie Shaw, Bridesmaid – Sister of Groom, Upper Sandusky
Amanda Minor, Bridesmaid -- Friend of Bride, Upper Sandusky
Jamie Schmidt, Guest book Attendant—Cousin of Brides Upper Sandusky

Colors and styles of attendants’ attire, flowers: A-line dress with gathered front and beading. Bridesmaids were wearing royal blue and the maid of honor was wearing silver. Their bouquet was consisted of white and royal blue roses and caspia.

Grooms Honor Attendant
Jeremiah Atkins - Upper Sandusky, Friend of Groom

Groom’s Attendants
Joshua Schmidt, Groomsman – Brother of Bride, Carey
Nate Treadway, Groomsman -- Friend of Groom, Upper Sandusky
Andy Kirby, Groomsman -- Friend of Groom, Upper Sandusky
Doug Reinschell, Groomsman -- Friend of Groom, Upper Sandusky
Mitchel Grenwalt, Guestbook Attendant – Cousin of Bride, Upper Sandusky

Keith Vehrs, Usher -- Friend of Groom, Upper Sandusky
Bob Spitler, Usher – Cousin of Groom, Upper Sandusky

Colors and styles of attendants’ attire, boutonnieres:
Best Man was wearing a black tux with a silver vest and tie, delphinium boutonniere.
Attendants were wearing a black tux with a royal blue vest and tie, delphinium boutonniere

Flower girl
Madison Courtad – Cousin of Groom, Norwalk

Ring bearer
Kolin Holloway, Ring Bearer – Cousin of Bride, Upper Sandusky

Colors and styles of flower girl’s and ring bearer’s attire, flowers, boutonniere: Flower girl- white dress carrying a basket of blue and white roses and carnation petals
Ring Bearer-black tux with white vest and tie with a delphinium boutonniere

Becky Bennett, Organists, Tiffin

Becky Blocksom, Upper Sandusky

“The Prince of Denmark’s March” - Clarke
Entrance of Bridesmaids
“Bridal Chorus” - Wagner
Entrance of Bride

Recessional: “Wedding March” - Mendelssohn

Number of guests: 270 approx.
From where: Mostly local guests, also a few from out of state California, Illinois, & Florida.

Location and time of reception: Immediately following the ceremony at Elks Lodge in Upper Sandusky

Wedding trip: Telluride, Colorado

Brides Family

Grooms family