Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bits of My Weekend-Volume 10

On Saturday we headed out to Trade Days in Canton.

We endured the sights, sounds and smells of "Dog Alley" in order to find this treasure we came home with: A 10 week old Weimaraner.

My four kids (and husband) are ecstatic about this recent change of heart on my part—they are true dog lovers!

On Sunday our long time good friends Matt and Molly, along with their kids, Caleb and Kate, came from Tulsa to spend some much needed "catch-up" time with us. We ditched the kids and headed to Chili's for dinner. This is a pathetic picture our nice waiter took of us . . . unfortunately the only one.

On Labor Day we all headed out to David's parent's house on Lake Fork. This is a quick shot of all of us taking votes on the name of our new dog. Final choice: "Rain". With her beautiful grey coat and pale blue eyes, the name just kind of works. David and I figured our votes were much weightier since we ponied up the cash to buy her . . . but a few others liked her fitting name as well.

Sam and Lisa always bring great "toys" and the kids had lots of fun playing on this slip and slide. I thought I'd give out a few awards:

Bridget: Most joy!

Henry: Fearless!

Jordan: Most cautious.

Kate: Most like a gymnast.

Matthew: Best laugh!

Nicholas: Most likely to dislocate a joint.

Jonah: Perfect form (future diver?)

Jonathan: Longest slide off into the rocks! (ouch!)

Cole: Biggest splash!

The weekend finally came to an end and we had to say goodbye to our dear friends . . . but only after making plans to vacation together next summer in Branson—makes the goodbyes not quite so painful.

If you're reading this and have bits of your own . . . please be sure and let us know!


Heidi Jo said...

so much fun! a new puppy for you too? wow, what's happening to our resolve? :o) we had a weim....lots of energy!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but laugh thinking of you guys with a dog. I remember Alicia babysitting one weekend or something for you and the dog ran away. I think it was some stray in the first place, but she went to feed it and it was not tied up anymore. So typical of an Alicia story back in the day. Glad you guys loved her, hehe.

The slip and slide photos are great! Loved your "names".

Hope you are safe from the bad weather. My SIL said tornados were touching down in the Dallas area tonight!

Oh and ps, Alfred's sister is an intern at TM right now. Another LaVire is a good asset to TM!

Lisa H said...

Love the slip and slide pictures and cute! :)

Danielle said...

Love Love Love the new dog! we looked at those, but ended up feeling it might be too high energy for our two young girls. But they are so beautiful! Let us know about his temperment..I'd love to know.

Sohailah said...

Too fun! What a great long weekend. I love Matt and Molly, too. They are great, aren't they?

What fun photos! Good job, Photo lady!

Molly said...

We had a blast with you guys!!! I will think about blogging. Maybe. : )

Just Mom said...

Most likely to dislocate a joint. LOL! Sounds like my JS. And of course, he gets that from me. :-D

Leah said...

Looks like so much fun....and I love seeing you guys with Matt & Molly... that just seems right. :)