Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday Afternoon ~ Halloween decorating outside and a bonfire.

Since football started, my Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother-in-Law and Nephew have been coming over on Sundays for lunch, football for the guys and just some bonding time for us girls. Last Sunday we had a bonfire in our new fire pit, so we decided to have another this past Sunday (yesterday). While the guys watched football, us girls decorated the outside of my house for Halloween. It was so fun and something I've wanted to do, but would have never done without their help. We're not completely done, but here's some pictures of it so far and a few pictures of our 2nd bonfire. The guys are taking turns building the fire to see who does the better job, LOL. So this was Jake's turn. He did a great job!!

The front of our house all decorated for Halloween. I still want to add some more lights to the other two windows to the left of the door and get some mums for my two planters on either side of my front door and another mum for my hanging planter. 

Jake building the fire.

The fire getting started.

My parents sitting out by the fire.

Landon helping Uncle Jake put more wood on the fire.

My sister Ashlee, BIL Jason and nephew Landon, sitting by the fire.

This picture is so cute!!

Jake and I sitting by the fire.
The beautiful fire Jake built.

My family. :-)

Ashlee roasting some hotdogs.

The dogs watching the fire from the back yard.

The foster puppies and myself, sitting by the fire.

My foster puppies...

Well by now, you all know I'm a big animal lover. I started volunteering at Stray Rescue of St. Louis back in July of this year, basically just walking dogs a day or two a week on my lunch hour. I've always wanted to foster, but just never actually took the plunge. My husband was always a little iffy on the subject, so I never really pushed it. But this past Friday at work, the man that got me signed up to volunteer (who also works in my building), brought two puppies that he was fostering in for our office to see. He said there were more at the shelter that needed to be fostered, so I decided to head over there after work and take a look. All of this was going on without Jake knowing, yikes!!! I knew if I asked him, it would be too easy for him to say no, but I also knew if I brought them home, he wouldn't tell me to take them back, lol. So I brought the 2 remaining puppies home from the litter of 6 that were left. The other 4 are also being fostered right now. They are about 6 weeks old, I believe, and are waiting to get their last round of shots and be spayed/neutered before they can be put up for adoption. So, for now, they are living with us and I'm loving every minute of it. Its going to definately be bittersweet when they find their forever homes as I'm already growing attached to them. They're just so darn sweet and cute. Here are a few pictures of the puppies. I've got a boy and a girl from the litter. I'm also attaching a link to their rescue story, if you're interested in reading it.

*Their rescue story can be found at this link:*

 Vasser and Perrier - The boy is Vasser and he is the cream and white colored puppy. The girl is Perrier and she is the tan puppy with the black muzzle.

 Vasser and Perrier laying next to me in the kitchen. They had a very eventful day of playing outside and going to Petco.

Vasser sitting on my back patio.

Vasser playing downstairs.

Perrier playing outside in our back yard.

Perrier sitting outside in our back yard. So cute!!