Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Musical Happy New Year

I was looking for a unique way to wish all our Blogging buddies a Happy New Year


YouTube - dog lang syne



Not to be out-done "Bart" most certainly does his racing name "Broadway" proud- he is quite the singer!
But note how he stops on a dime when Mark says "I think that's enough".
If you need a nice rich baritone to add to your choir, please contact VAGA.



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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Broadway in Virginia

I can tell that there will be LOTS of photo ops. with our new friend Broadway Bark. This big, SOLID, fellow, is so friendly !, And he seems to be up for anything!
During our first walk he wanted to climb all the snow banks- making us think he must be a New Yorker ( & familiar with snow) rather than a Florida boy.
I do have a confession though- when we told Will that his name was Broadway Bark- Will started calling him "Bart" so now we are all calling him "Bart"- sorry.
"Bart" is a very confident boy.
Toys and video games that make loud odd noises are interesting to him-

and on occasion we even catch him watching television.
I don't have a picture of it yet, but as the kids were playing Wii- and flailing their arms around- instead of being afraid, "Bart" was right there in the middle of them leaning up against them and asking to be petted.
He did WONDERFULLY on our trip to PetCO yesterday charming everyone he met-we predict he will be a STELLAR Meet and Greet ambassadog (but it still takes a little convincing to actually get him into the car).
I think it is pretty obvious that he has no personal space issues (though Hero does not seem thrilled about the idea of having a room mate :).- The silly boy just followed Hero into his crate.
He has started hoarding toys, and will pick up the toys we throw for him and stash them in his (or Hero's) crate. I bet in time this will be a greyhound that actually plays fetch!

Did I mention that he is a BIG Goofy boy?

If you think "Bart" is the dog for you and your family please contact VAGA
www.virginiagreyhounds.org

Sunday, December 27, 2009

How are y'all doin?

This has been quite an exciting week.
While we did not have lots of company for Christmas, when you have 5 kids (+ my oldest son's girlfriend) the house is already full.
One of the favorite gifts this year is the Wii :

One small drawback is after 3 days of playing- none of us can raise our arms (Wii-itis)

Last night the guys of the family went to the Capitals hockey game :

(yay- they won!)
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This morning the girls and I got an early start and headed down to Fredericksburg to pick up a house guest. It was really cold and foggy.


Lucky for us Optimus Prime decided to show us the way :)

The hauler arriving in the parking lot.
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This is Boc's Jet Leg (aka Jean)

And this Handsome fellow is Broadway Bark.

Broadway Bark will be visiting with us for a while.

Alaina whispers sweet nothings in Broadway's Ear.



There are lots of hands more than ready to do some petting at our house

But right now, I think we could all use a nap.
More updates soon....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

We wish all our "Blogger Buddies" a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, New Year!
Here's hoping you get everything you're wishing for.....

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard of 2009

Yup- I went there... I called it a blizzard.

This is what greets us at the back door.

16 + inches and it is still falling


Hero says "what the Heck is this nonsense?"

Can you find Pepsi in this picture?
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And the required Alaina Facebook shots :)




Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Birthday !

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend.
(No, not Hero.)