March 24, 2009

...and a poochie cone!!

Tonight Justin and I had a really fun night. On many nights, after work and dinner, we sit and veg in front of the TV. Not good, I know, but I'm just being honest! We have our favorite shows that are a must-see at least three nights a week (FYI: 24, Lost, and The Office are our favorite ones at the moment!). We had a talk last night that we really want to spend more time out, doing things more productive, and just spending more quality time together. So tonight, once Justin finished work, we put the dog in the car and took off.

Justin took me to a fun hamburger joint up in Celina, TX. It is a little teeny town, and the place was an order and eat outside kind of place called "Burger Fixins" (Yes--that is Fixins, not Fixings--got to love TX!) I can't believe I didn't get a picture, but Betsy sure loved being out with us while we munched on some great homemade burgers!

After that we headed down to the cemetery. I found the cutest little blue glass bunny to put on Jonathan's grave for Easter. Again, no picture, but trust me, it was just perfect to decorate my baby's grave for Easter.

After that, for Betsy, we went to a favorite summer time place of ours-Double Dip. Even though it isn't quite warm enough for ice cream yet, we went any way. This place gives free cones for dogs called "Poochie cones". Betsy has had the pleasure now of enjoying 2 poochie cones in her almost 5 years. She loved it tonight--and was very annoyed with me when I took the cone away halfway through. She just couldn't understand why I needed to get out my camera, turn on the car headlights, and position her just right--she should be used to posing for blog pictures by now! =)

I just can't get over how cute she is--I'm a total sucker for my dog. Can't you tell?
So all in all, we had a wonderful night remembering how important and great it is to make time for each other, focus on each other , and just enjoy our time together! Life gets so busy, and I want to make a point to really make time to enjoy Justin!!
Watch for a blog coming soon showing Justin's progress in training for his May triathlon...Can I just say that he is looking AMAZING!! Good job, Baby! (And for all those who read Justin's blog, he will be back to blogging soon. With all his hard work getting a studly body, he doesn't have time for politics! =)
One bit of an update/prayer request... We have started another round of shots. I go in for a sonogram on Thursday to see the progress, and am thinking we will have another 4-5 days more shots after that. We would love you prayers as we go through this cycle! I told Justin tonight that I feel like I'm past the calm, rational prayer about our future. I don't know if it is "Biblically correct" or not, but honestly, I'm to the begging, pleading prayers--"Please, God, Please!!!" seems to be how I'm praying lately. I know it isn't ultimately what I want, but I'm standing on the fact that God has placed this yearning for a family on my heart, and I know I'm meant to be a mother!!! We'll keep you posted...


Joy said...

Sounds like such a fun evening! It's so much fun to get a night "outside the box"! We love you guys and are praying for you!!!!

Lianna Knight said...

I'm a sucker for my dog...I just think he's the CUTEST!!!

Good luck on this round...praying so much for you. I truly understand that desire you are having for a baby and I agree...God gave us this desire for a REASON!

Cristina Calk said...

That is so cute!!! Sweet Betsy. Tell Justin good luck with his training! Of course we are always praying for you and I can't blame you for the 'begging' prayers.

Marie W said...

Excited for you Alyson! I also find myself praying---no--begging God. Praying for you always.

Tara said...

I LOVE Double YUMMY! Allie and Rylie would love a poochie cone! I will be praying for you! If you need anything please let me know! :-)