Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jack vs. The Ball

Many people have asked how Jack is doing after the dog attack and if he's back to normal. We really appreciate your concern. Thank God our Jack is back to normal, just being himself jumping around, barking at people he sees from the window and playing with his stuffed animal Pedro. Recently we had to clear out the closet in one of our bedrooms ("the office") due to a problem with the A/C. Once I got everything out Jack had to sniff everything (he's very nosey) and then he found it... "The Ball." It's my exercise ball that I had stored in that closet; Jack loves to play with the soccer ball, but this is much bigger; he was so curious about it that one night we heard him in the bedroom barking and making weird noises... I called him and he stayed in the room so I went looking for him. He was trying to get the ball so bad and he just could not get it under control (like he does with the soccer ball).

He gets frustrated with the fact that the ball bounces back at him and "attacks" him so he makes all kinds of noises and does his best to bite it...but he can't. We let him play with the ball for a little while but then he gets really really loud and we can't stand it, so we put the ball back in the bedroom and close the door. For the next 10 to 15 minutes he stays at the door trying to get it open. He's so cute that we had to get him on video... So here it is: Jack vs. The Ball

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

Hello to All!!! Hope everyone had a good long weekend and happy 4th of July. We had a great time with family during this holiday. First we went to P&J's house for an "All American" lunch. Burgers, home-made ice cream, chips, dip, fruit, lots of good desserts. After lunch we played Buzzword; this was such a fun game to play with the family. We laughed and laughed and laughed... At around 6:30 we went downtown for a picnic and fireworks. I loved the fireworks; they seems to come up with something better every year.

Saturday we went to the farmer's market downtown and bought some fresh (and cheap) veggies... also a plant and 1/4 lb of fudge... that was the best part hahaha. We also had brunch at the Coffee Cup and ran some errands in the afternoon. We had a great time just hanging out and not doing anything particularly especial. Sunday we went to church and then to lunch at the in-laws' house where we again had lots of food and dessert.

Over all it was a great weekend full of good food, and great company. Hopefully next year I can celebrate this holiday as a US citizen... I have decided I am going to apply for citizenship next month and since it takes the government 6 months to approve (or deny) then I'll have plenty of time to think about it. (I'll post detail of the application later)

I have nothing against this country; it's just not the place I grew up in, not my native language, not my flag, not many other things. However, it is where I live now, where I work, have a house, and most importantly it is where my husband is from; his land, flag, people, language, etc.

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." (Gen. 2:24) This is a great country, a place where we have decided to live our lives and have our family. Unless we hear from God that He wants us to move, here is where we are going to grow old 'till death do us apart.

There are test I have to take to become a citizen, but nothing too crazy or that I haven't done before. I'll keep you posted with my "Becoming a Citizen" Adventure... for now, we are thankful for this country and its people. We also pray for the upcoming election and the future of this country that sets an example for the other countries in the world. If you can vote, please do so... you have no right to complain unless you vote.

This is all for now... here is a picture of the two of us downtown... not very good but the only one we took.