Saturday, July 07, 2007

Yes, I'm Here

It has been a long brother's (that's in Iraq) unit has had some really hard times and lost several soldiers and then he did not post to his blog for 8 long days or reply to my recent emails to him....8 long days during which I had nightmares of all sorts of horrible things and almost incessant worrying about him....then a huge sigh of relief when he posted on the 4th.

Hubby's brother and his wife were here visiting this week and we did all sorts of fun touristy things with them. They brought their little dog, Chico, with them - a cute little guy, with incredibly bad behaviour that growled and snapped everytime Miss S even walked past him. Nevermind that this brother's last dog bit Miss S in the face requiring an overnight trip to the ER and 40 stitches in her face when she was 2 1/2. Sweet Hubby tried all week to help them learn how to control their little guy and we made them watch a few episodes of The Dog Whisperer with us. They're trying to have a baby and there is no way I would trust that little guy around an infant.

We made a visit to Old Town:

and a visit to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History:

While at the Museum we saw the Billy the Kid exhibit - here I am as Raesha the Kid:

We also went and saw "Wild Hogs" at the dollar theatre - very funny!!! It was fun to see all the New Mexico scenes in the movie. (Madrid is about 45 minutes from Albuquerque)

Yesterday I spent a lovely day with Moki, her sister, and Nikki. The kiddos played while we worked on various projects and Nikki got a haircut courtesy of Moki's sister. I worked on my buttons for Miss Jess's swap and I finished the hand quilting on my doll quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap. Here's a peek at the beginning of my buttons:

I also booked us a weekend at a KOA cabin in Durango the end of the month...I can't wait!!! I worked on a couple more swaps, took some more pictures, and hope to treat you to another post a little later today. Right now I'm supposed to be getting ready for church...looks like we'll be late again:)


rohanknitter said...

Sounds like little Chico needs to get some socialization skills! Yikes!!
I'll put your brothers unit on my prayer list. So scary!

kami said...

Cute pics! That bench is really neat looking.

Ooh, I hope that dog gets better around kids or gets GONE before their baby comes! Scary!

Sorry to hear about your brother's unit, and about how much you worry about him. In my previous marriage my ex was stationed there, too. I know how those horrible thoughts get into your head and give you anxiety until you hear from them again!

Dawn said...

I'm so glad to hear that your brother is well. That just makes might heart ache for you and your family. I hope he comes home soon!