We are back!

Monday, July 25, 2011

And here are the family pictures we took on the beach the last night there. They turned out so good and must say I am pleased with the color choice I made (even though they are michigan colors) We also had a very smooth photoshoot as Anthony's brother Travis was able to take all the pictures and everyone cooperated...it only took maybe 10 minutes (thats a record for this family!) well enjoy everyone and maybe I will get some of the other pictures loaded later in the week As for now I am going back to work!



So the last few days...can't even put a sentence together to fully describe. Its just been a whirl wind of emotions and some heartache and lots of tears (sad and happy)

Here are some words to describe it::
hopeful
puzzling
searching
worried
scared
crying
frantic
more crying
OMG
happy tears
shock
anxious
confused
happy
more happy tears
thankful

So here is what happened..Sunday night Diesel ran away just figured he was out running the neighborhood. But then he didn't come back Monday morning. I started panicking and was driving every where. You see this dog has made several trips through the woods behind our fields over to my Grandma and Grandpa Kuhn's house and then came back. So I was driving all the space in between here and there. Mom and I started getting really scared so we made a trip to the shelter and the pound where we filed a missing dog report. I figured all we could do was wait then. So many possible scenarios were going through my head..he could have been hit and was lying in the ditch, had a heat stroke in the woods, just chillin at someones house, or was taken maybe (but would he really get in someones car?). So monday evening we had a search party and still no Diesel. So that night I fell asleep balling my eyes out and was heart broken. Tuesday morning I woke up and got my butt into walmart at 8:30 to develop pics to make signs to hang up. Got them hung up at all the gas stations and two local campgrounds. Around 1:00, I was laying in bed crying some more holding my phone waiting for a phone call. I decided why not put this in God's hands and said a prayer for him to help me find him or atleast know he was ok. Literally 2 minutes later I have a voice mail but my phone had not rang. I checked it and sure enough it was a lady name Kelly and she said her neighbor picked him up on 146 and was planning on keeping him. She knew since he was so well behaved he had to belong to someone. She said when he pulled in she would call me and give me a head start to get there before he left or something. I called her back to confirm everything, making sure it was him. She then said he knew they found the owner and left. I had to be at work at 4 and at 3 she called to tell me she had him in her apartment and I could come get him!!! Mom and I jumped in the car and we were off. The whole crazy part of the story is that he was on the other side of town. We got him and I headed to work, Mom dropped me off at 3:58 with two minutes to spare!!! Last night I got home and just laid on the floor hugging him and scratches all his favorite spots.

I can say I have had a smile on my face all day now and can finally start focusing on packing for vacation. We leave on Friday for my Uncle Brad and Aunt Anita's in Charleston, SC!!! we have a bigger crew going than we have had before. Mom, Dad, Anthony, Travis (Anthony's brother), JK, Shalene (JKs gf) and myself. Should be a fun vacation!!! but there won't be very many posts during because it will just be time to relax!

map of the distance he went!
3 months ago my Grandpa Price bought me this old cabinet at a home repo and I just got around to restoring it. I ended up just spray painting it white. The next question I came on was "where in the heck am I going to put this?" we already had the big shelves in the kitchen, wouldn't look good in the living room, too pretty for laundry room, and the bathrooms are all too small for it! Then it hit me...My bedroom!!! All I had to do was move my dresser down the wall some more, get rid of my night stand that was just a clutter spot that I didn't use for its true purpose. Having a small bedroom I was really worried it wouldn't fit or would make it too crammed...but it works great. Plus I love all the extra storage I now have and I get to decorate the top of it!!! So here are the pictures.



Before:: forgot to take a pic while it was standing up so this is what ya get.

 After:: spray painted
 All set up in my room! Thanks Anthony 
 awesome knobs that came on it so I decided not to change them!

All decorated on top

Now just to finishing cleaning my room so that Tank is able to sleep without his cage door shut (too scared he is going to chew everything up)

That's all for today. Everyone enjoy your holiday weekend and stay safe! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!
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