Tuesday, August 31, 2010

She's Growing Like a Weed

Lucy is a little over 4 months now, and she's becoming more fun every day. Blake and I feel silly more often then not on how we feel about our dog. I think since we don't have kids yet, it's easy to treat her like our first born. We took her to the dog park for the first time about 2 weeks ago and she was so scared. We immediately assumed that our dog had social problems with other dogs and that we would have to take her to doggie obedience class to overcome this problem. Boy were we wrong. We took her to the park again the following day and she did great. We think she just needed to see how she was supposed to do the whole "dog park thing" and then it was like old hat from the second time on. She's growing up so fast and she's getting so smart. We love her so much, and hopefully we'll have kids soon so we can gush over them instead of our dog all the time :)

The top picture is how we found her when we went to bed one night while camping at the beach.

Summer Concert

Last weekend Blake and I ventured out to Gorge for the Keith Urban and John Mayer concert. We were so excited for this concert, and it definitely lived up to our expectations. Both Keith Urban and John Mayer sounded great live, but after seeing both the artists, we agreed that we enjoyed seeing Keith Urban the most.

Oregon Beach Trip

Blake's family have made a tradition of camping on the Oregon Coast for a week every other summer. This was my first time going, and it was such a blast!! I don't think in all the times my family went camping we ever camped for 5 days straight, so I was a little nervous of how I would hold up during this trip. It was a piece of cake. Sleeping on the ground, eating "camping food," going on long walks/hikes, and enduring the weather was all manageable because we had hot showers at our disposal. Thinking back on the trip there were so many great things we did....going to the Tillamook Cheese Factory twice, hiking to a somewhat secluded beach where there was actually sun, having family firesides every night on our assigned topics, playing games, jogging on the beach in the mornings, trying skin boarding for the first time-which I was REALLY bad at, celebrating my 29th birthday with a dutch oven birthday cake, taking family pictures on the fallen trees, and my most favorite thing was walking on the beach to see the tide pools. I've been to the beach so many times but I had never in all my life seen so many starfish and sea anemones in one area. It was the coolest thing! The only thing I would do differently next time is take more pictures. Heidi, I stole a bunch of yours from your blog-thanks!