Zoe update- 6 months

Our little Zoe is now 6 months. I can't believe how much she has grown in such a short time! She was so tiny when Cardy brought her home & now she's 41 pounds! She loves snuggling on the couch and can now jump onto the bed. She typically sneaks up with us between 6:00 & 8:00 in the morning. She loves to be outside, go for walks and run in the park. She is very smart and has learned lots of tricks. She definitely has the beagle snout - there is no hiding anything from her! Her best friend is Lola, a boston terrier who lives in our neighborhood.

We love Zoe so much and think she's just about the cutest thing ever.

Sew in love...

I have a new hobby & I totally love it! A couple months ago I posted a blurb about the sewing class I was taking. I really wanted to learn how to sew and have the ability to create fun things - it's something I've wanted to do for a long time.
Well, I fell in love! So in love in fact, I've decided to take the class again. I'm still very much a beginner and am eager to learn as much as I can. My first project was a little more challenging than I had anticipated. The pattern did say beginner - who knew double biased tape would take so much time! I didn't even know what double biased tape was??? Most of my sewing had to be done in class. With no sewing machine at home the only thing I could do on my own was cut and pin. This is no longer going to be a problem! For my birthday, Cardy gave me a sewing machine. I was so excited, it truly was the perfect gift! Let the sewing begin!


Looks like Zoe likes the morning paper as much as I do!


One Hundred

One Hundred. This is my one hundredth post. I've had this blog since July 2008 and I never, in a million years, thought I would be sitting here blogging #100. I am completely aware I have not written a single word in 5 weeks - and not for a lack of something to blog about but simply for the fact I couldn't narrow down exactly how I wanted to highlight my blogging milestone. Until now.


Seen it? The Disney/Pixar movie from last year. Well, we did not see this movie in the theater (and I'm actually glad now), instead we rented it and watched it at home on Sunday night. Oh my gosh! This movie made such an impact on me and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it all week. The relationship between the cutest couple ever, Carl and Ellie, was so endearing and sweet; I couldn't help but cry (in both the beginning and the end) and think of my own relationship with Cardy. I know it sounds so funny to relate an animated story to my own life but sometimes I'm a little sappy and emotional like that.

I don't often boast about my relationship with Cardy but truthfully I'm proud of the connection we have with each other. Like Carl and Ellie, we've grown up together, been with each other for half our lives. Our dream is to grow old together and share all of our adventures with one another. As I watched Up, it reminded me that one day one of us will be without the other and just the shear thought of this made the tears stream down my cheeks. I can't imagine my life without him in it. Having the experience to share all my best memories with the man I love the most is something so special to me. Having him to listen to me, hold me, protect me, and love me means to world to me.

For me, I tend to go about my day to day life in such a comfortable fashion that sometimes I forget how lucky I am to be so in love with my husband and how I should never take our bond for granted. So thank you to Up for revitalizing my heart (even though you did give me puffy, blood-shot eyes the next day).
So, happy 100 to cardyandjenn.blogspot! I love you, Cardy and I will continue to journal our memories, adventures and the craziness of our life together.