Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Wedding Dress!!

Rumor has it that Anna has purchased her wedding dress...Apparently the groom is not allowed to see said dress, so I can only imagine what it looks like. Or, I can sneak a peak on her camera and find a picture! It's her "dream" dress:

In all seriousness, I haven't seen the dress and don't plan to break into her gmail account to peak.

On a different topic, as the groom, I'm feeling a bit left out. I know this is the "bride's day" and all, but give a guy a break. Have no idea what I'm talking about? No worries, because I am currently compiling evidence (quotes) from recent emails written by both the MOB (Jean Hall) and MOG (Anne Quarles). This evidence will show the obvious "lovefest" for Anna, with very little mention of myself. Look forward to that sometime this week.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Doggie Weight Watchers

When my brother and I drove Rocco from Kansas City to Durham on Thanksgiving Day 2006, my college dog weighed in at an impressive 123 lbs. Thanks to the plethora of table scraps available from Darryl and the lawlessness that presides when there are 4 dogs, 2 cats and 3 humans living under one roof, Rocco was able to eat pretty much anything he wanted to for 3 years and topped out at 148 lbs around a year ago. We once witnessed him consume an entire cheese tray in 5 seconds flat. One second it was there, the next it was gone. Over New Year's we went on a trip to the beach. He struggled walking on the beach, going up the two flights of stairs and he wanted nothing to do with the water, which is pretty hard to comprehend considering most Golden's LOVE the water. We knew he was fat, but at that point we realized just how unhappy he was. In the below picture, we took it RIGHT before the wave hit him from behind, forcing him to jump up and run away.

Anna and I made it our 2007 goal to get Rocco back at a respectable weight, and we're happy to say that was accomplished this weekend. On Saturday morning, I took Rocco for his monthly weigh in and in only 6 months, Rocco has lost 60 lbs, with his most recent weight being 88 lbs. To be honest, he's pretty much a new dog. On sunday he went swimming in the ocean. Even better and a lot funnier, he jumped off a boat for the first time, fully submerging himself in the ocean.

Below is our perfectly thin Golden Retriever.

The Original Blog

Don't forget to check out my older posts at our Wedding website. The whole honeymoon location is still very much up in the air. We got the pricing on Belize and it's a bit over our budget (and by a bit I mean a lot). So we're going back to the drawing board and are accepting recommendations at this time. I've heard St. Johns, St. Lucia...anyone?

Friday, July 27, 2007

An attempt at a real blog

So I was messing around online and found www.blogspot.com that allows you to register your own blog. I thought, this is exactly what I need. I'm going to try and figure this thing out so that my "blogging" is a bit more user friendly. It's going to be touch and go for a while, hopefully I won't be come frustrated or disinterested in this endeavor.