Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TWD—:( Big Distractions, Didn’t Make the Cake and A New Little One At Our House

Hi!  I hate it that I didn’t get to this week’s recipe, I never like missing a recipe.  But I just couldn’t get it done.  Besides all the holiday baking I’ve been doing, we also have a new member of our family.

This is Chip.

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Awwwwwww!  Chip is 4 months old, his birthday is August 12, 2010.  He is a miniature Australian Shepherd.  He’s really sweet.  He’s potty training.  I thought I was done with that forever, but here we are again.  He’s doing great!  Hasn’t had any accidents in the house (yet) since he got here two days ago.  Yes, I even got up at 2 a.m. and took him outside for a potty break.

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We are excited to have him join our family.  The boys are thrilled to pieces.  We’ve been promising them we’d get a dog for about a year now.  They wanted one last Christmas, but we told them since we were moving we didn’t want to have to deal with a dog then.  So we promised them we’d get one this Christmas.  After finding Chip available online, Kevin and I went to meet him.  We’d shown the boys pictures of him and they knew we went to see him.  When we returned, we just told them we liked him but hadn’t decided anything yet.  When really, we liked him so much when we met him that we paid for him right then.  That was Friday.  On Sunday, while we were out to a family function, we then planned to surprise the boys by showing up at the breeder’s house and picking up the dog.  They were definitely surprised!

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Having a puppy in our home is totally new to both Kevin and I.  Kevin has even always talked about how much he DOESN’T like dogs.  I just couldn’t see depriving four boys of not having a pet their whole lives and since I love cats but am allergic, that wasn’t an option.  Guess who really likes the puppy?

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I love his little brown eyebrows and the tan fur sticking out of his ears.  (The dog, not Kevin—ha, just kidding!)  This next one is blurry, but Kevin just likes to sit around and hold Chip.  I think someone likes a little puppy more than he’s led on!

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We’re having a lot of fun with the puppy and it’s definitely keeping us more busy, which is also what took my time away from getting to this week’s TWD recipe for Apple-Coconut Family Cake that was chosen by Amber of Cobbler du Monde.  Amber has the recipe on her blog.  Check the TWD site to see those who did make the cake.  (Sorry, Amber!)

Happy Holidays!  Gotta run to take the pup for another potty break! ;)

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28 comments:

Alicia said...

What a cutie!!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Awwwww! So cute! Your boys must be thrilled!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

he's so cute!! how big will he end up getting??

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Aww the cute--new puppies are always such a fun adventure!

I have a contest going on over at my blog if you want to send in a picture of your Christmas decorating--lots of goodies up for grabs!

Lauryn said...

omg he's adorable!!! what an amazing christmas gift for the boys!! So fun!!

Lisa said...

Chip is so adorable! I opened your page and literally 'awwwww'ed' out loud! That said, congrats on all of your awards, especially being one of the top 50 dessert blogs! I would agree!! :)

On another note, I have a giveaway going on my blog for edible cupcake icing decals and a gift certificate for dried fruits, nuts and chocolates. With your love of baking and desserts, I had to let you know :)

steph said...

Cute, cute puppy!!!

Amber Marie said...

Oh, great new addition! He's adorable.

Nancy L said...

Oh how sweet! Isn't it funny how much love they bring to a home? Definitely becoming a member of the family, isn't he?

Fallon said...

awww Chip is so cute!! Good luck ;)

I grew up without any pets. So I can see where you are going with this. I'd love to own a pug of my own one day. I know friends with pugs and I just fall in love with them every time I see them!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Chip is absolutely precious! I'll puppy-sit any time! :)

Brigitte said...

Chip is super cute!! Congrats on the new little member of your family! My mom was the same way about getting a puppy and now they are best friends. He panics when his grammy isn't there and vice versa!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

what a cute little guy! all the boys look very happy to have him around!

Deb said...

Wow a dog. I'm impressed he hasn't had an accident in the house that is very impressive. Have fun.

Lisa said...

Those pics of the puppy with your family are just so cute. I'm sure this is a Christmas they'll never forget.

Lila said...

I've also been distracted. I haven't even bought the hubs ONE gift! Yikes! Too bad I don't have a darling puppy to blame it on!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Bonnie said...

Never had a puppy but two friends just got them and I hear that it's like having a newborn. You are one brave woman.

Kayte said...

Oh, how sweet are these photos with the boys and their new puppy?? Precious...all of them. Such a cute doggie, too! I didn't get to the cake this week either as we are just dessert-ed out here. Maybe sometime, but probably not this week as I am totally NOT motivated for it even though we love all the ingredients. Pretty tree, too!

Talita said...

How adorable! Who doesn't love new puppies?

Talita said...

How adorable! Who doesn't love new puppies?

Flourchild said...

Chip is so cute! I didn't get to the cake either...so bummed cus it looks so good!!

Trisha said...

Chip is adorable!!! Have fun with him around!!!

Anna said...

He's so cute!

Valerie said...

What a cute little guy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Aww he's so cutee!! I love dogs, always wanted one, but none of the family likes dogs :(
I'm going to get one when I have a home of my own, for sure!!

jillbert said...

He's so sweet! Pets are such great family members. And yes, you do need to bake him some treats!

Amanda said...

Oh Katrina, he's such a little sweetie! So glad the whole family is enjoying him, he has a wonderful new family and home!

Leslie said...

sooooo cute