25 November 2008

Another new baby

Lacey Victoria-Joy

Stephanie and Greg had their new baby girl on November 21 @ 8:02pm weighing 7lbs 8oz and 20.25 in. Congratulations to the both of them on their newest addition and Kylie on being a new big sister! LOVE YOU! Can't wait to see you all....

20 November 2008


Chuck made it back from hunting... he said it was the least fun he's had out there since he started going annually with his friends. I think this trip was just set up to be not the best. (I know, not the best grammar...) He took some of Champ and Raven's ashes with him and found two special spots to release them. After releasing Raven's, while walking away a rooster got up and he shot it. The rooster she would never have a chance to get out there, Renna and him here able to do it for her. Renna is Raven's namesake, "Renegade Raven's Memory" (in case you didn't know). Both us thought it would have been even more special if Morgan could have been there with him to watch a part of her best friend and one of her little girls go off into the wind.... So, with no Champ, Morgan at home and saying a proper goodbye to two great dogs, it was a difficult trip for him to say the least. There's always next time.....

Morgan's Leg

This was taken I think less than a week after surgery.... it looks much better and has healed nicely. Chuck took her for a long walk yesterday and she did really well at putting weight on her leg.

18 November 2008


Colton slept in his toddler bed all night on Sunday... I was up multiple times checking on him so I didn't get any sleep. He still prefers his crib, although if we took it down it wouldn't give him an alternative place to sleep. The pacifer is 95% out of our daily life... he will still ask for it, but it's not a constant battle to have it anymore... yea!

I do have pictures of Morgan's leg that I've been meaning to post.... some little guy at our house broke the air card for the internet and it'll cost $240 to replace because we didn't put insurance on it... so until that's bought, no internet at home. She wants to run and when she does that she doesn't put any weight on her leg... when we can get to walk slowly she's starting to put some pressure on it. I was doing to exercises with her last night and Colton was watching... I turned to take care of Jackson and I hear her wince in pain and Cole standing beside her. Not sure what he did.... The biggest thing with her is to not flag her leg out... we need to keep it in the same position as it would be when she's running/walking. When Chuck gets back from hunting he needs to work with her more on just walking so she's more comfortable putting pressure on that leg all the time because as this point it's just causing more stress on her other leg/hip.

My friend Stacy was home for a couple days from CA. Spent a little time with her on Saturday night. It's always nice to see her... Stopped by the airport before she left and would have liked to spend more than the 20 minutes we were there, but Colton was being his typical 2 year old self. I love it! :-)

06 November 2008

Post surgery

Morgan is doing pretty good considering.... She has about a 6-7" incision on the right back thigh. (Pictures to come.) I thought it was a simple procedure.... not so. She had a femoral head ostectomy, which is the removal of the ball portion of the hip joint.... quite invasive! Feel free to read about it. With this surgery a 'false joint' forms and once healed it will be less painful for her than than leaving the femoral head rubbing against the pelvic bone. She has to do leg exercises every day and be iced 2-3x a day for the next couple of weeks. She'll put a little weight on her leg but she mostly gets around on her one back leg for right now. Hopefully with her physical therapy and a smooth recovery she'll be able to be hunting again next year. She's a tough girl and has turned into Chuck's dog right now.

03 November 2008


Say a little prayer...

Morgan goes in for surgery this afternoon.... it's expected to take 2-2 1/2 hours. Hopefully this will help her in the long run and she's able to hunt again with Chuck. Chuck dropped her off this morning and will stop and see her after she goes into recovery later this afternoon. Renna was not happy about being the kennel all by herself apparently. Say a prayer for 'My Morgan'....

The vet asked about Jackson... I didn't get further into the conversation with Chuck as he had to go. I guess I need to talk to them myself get the information I'm looking for and put my mind at ease about the decision we need to make.

First Down

Some pictures of my date for the Bison game on Saturday. We stayed until half time after he started to get really antsy... he did pretty good... fell of the chair, got a bruise on his head and meet some other 'grandma's'... seemed to enjoy himself. A pro at yelling 'First Down'. He's getting to be such a big boy. I asked him if he wanted a sucker earlier in the game and he told me, 'No thanks.' Such a polite boy....

A photographer was taking free pictures at the Civic on Halloween for bringing a canned good. Of course Colton wanted nothing to do with it! This is the 'one' she was able to get.... blue mouth an all. (He's holding his balloon sword a clown made for him at the Civic as well.)