Saturday, October 23, 2010

Even in California

Fall exists.

I found this evidence on a recent visit to Willow Glen.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Screens and Kennels

This past weekend Charlie "made his mark" on our friends' screen door.

Our friends who were kindly watching the pooch while we flew up north for a brief visit to friends and family in Salinas.

If only he had a deeper understanding of forgiveness and grace.

They were very forgiving and graceful to our four legged friend.

In the rush of a delayed flight, quick trip to Lowe’s and the re-screening of the door before driving back to our place, I didn't get a chance to snap a photo of the destruction.

But I thought it’d be worth posting a few snapshots of the kennels Charlie went through before we gave him free reign of our house.

Kennel #1

Estimated chew time: 4 hours

Kennel #2

Estimated chew time: 2 hours

Kennel #3, 4 & 5

With this one we think he slammed himself up against the side for an hour or so before the locks slid open. It became Kennel #4 when Jason zip tied the locks shut. So, naturally, he decided to body check the entire side wall until the whole wall snapped off. It became Kennel #5 when Jason then zip tied every single piece together. So, naturally, he figured out how to gnaw at the metal floor rods until they pierced the hardwood floor. He then moved it around the room a bit, creating a nice "artistic" design.

Kennel #6

“Fort Knox”

photo to come

These days we only use it when we have to, which isn’t often.

In fact, I'll have to get it down from the rafters in order to get a photo.

So far, from what we can tell, Charlie hasn’t set his teeth into the steel enforced walls of Fort Knox.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Good Day Garage Sale

Its not very often we are on the selling end of the garage sale, but last weekend we snuck up to Fontana to tag along with Suz & Joe's sale.

We came away with $74 cash, some great photos of Zach and a super cute blanket that was made years back for Suzanne's grandmother, Mimi.

Thanks Cindy for the great find!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Need I say more?

I don't think so.

60 Years

This weekend we celebrated my Grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary.

They are an incredible example to all of us.

And so cute.

Even after all these years.