Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Three years

Today Blake and I have been married three years. In some ways it seems like there's no way our wedding was that long ago and other times it seems like we've been married a lot longer. I'd guess that it probably depends on what kind of day we're having.

Blake and I have joking fights a lot and real ones slightly less often, and sometimes it easy to get sucked into seeing the negative. I've been trying to do less of that lately. On that note, Blake doesn't read my blog so I can share a sappy story.

My friends Jamie and Danny got married just a couple months after Blake and I got together. Jamie was nice enough to let me bring Blake even though it was late notice.

During the reception Blake and I both were drinking. If you know Blake, you know that his level of nice and chatty is directly (and positively) related to how much he's had to drink. We were having a great time, but at least once he left the reception to make a phone call. Because I can assume the worst, I was pretty sure he was going outside to call another girl. Before you go thinking I was being paranoid, you need to hear who he said he called and why. When I asked, he told me that he had called his mom to check on his dog. Try to tell me that doesn't sound like a lie.

So, I still had a good time but in the back of my mind, I was sure he was up to no good. Fast forward to about nine months later. He proposed.

That night he, again, had quite a bit to drink and told me something he'd never told me before. He asked if I remembered at Jamie and Danny's wedding when he went outside and made a phone call. I said I did because I was pretty sure he'd been calling another girl. He said that he had actually called his mom but not to check on his dog. He'd called her to tell her that he'd found the one.

I didn't really know what to say. That was less than three months after we met. I don't think his parents even knew he was dating anyone, so I'm sure that phone call was quite the surprise to Arloeen.

My husband may not always be the touchy feely type, but he's deeper than I give him credit for a lot of the time. I came to bed last night and a new purse was on my pillow. He always gives me a hard time about purses, along the lines of having too many of them. When I asked why he gave me that he told me that the third anniversary is leather. What a guy.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meet Lennie

We've added another little one to our family!

She's somewhere around 3 or 4 months old and completely adorable. She was dumped at my Grandma and Grandpa Gilmore's house a month or so ago. They said she had obviously been living in someone's house and was friendly but always under foot. I saw her one weekend and sent Blake a series of pictures.

Cute, right? Anyway, Blake was ready for me to bring her home that day, but I didn't think it was a good idea. I mean, she'd need all her shots and she'll need to be fixed at some point, probably declawed, too. I was being practical, pets cost money.

Then the next weekend Blake and I were both at my grandparents' house and he picked her up and decided that we needed to have her. I can't say that I put up much of a fight. It had turned cold in the last week, and I hated the thought of the little thing being cold and possibly dying this winter. So she came home with us that day.

It didn't take long for her to make new friends.

Sylvia loves her. We weren't sure how she'd be with her, but so far she's been really gentle and loving with her. Lennie gets lots of hugs and kisses from Sylvia.

Petey's also been surprisingly good with her. She was a little scared of him at first, but they're coexisting nicely. Last night they even played a little bit together. Petey needs to learn when to calm down, though, because it didn't last long before Lennie was hiding.

He actually seems to enjoy having her around a lot of the time. She's gotten a few kisses from Petey as well as Sylvia. And now, here are some more pictures just because she's cute.

She really loves that mouse that she's got in that last picture. It got an opening for catnip, so I'm pretty sure that explains it. We'll end with a video of her playing with it. She's a natural in front of the camera.