Wednesday, November 28, 2007

milestone in the goins household...

People who have children post about milestones in their kids' lives: first word, first steps, first tooth, etc. Well, we don't have kids yet, so I will post about a HUGE milestone in my dog's life. Are y'all ready for this?
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TOBY POOPED IN OUR YARD!!!!!

I know, I know. This does not sound like a huge accomplishment. You're probably thinking, "Yeah, so? My dog poops in the yard all the time. Big woop." {Yes, I just said "big woop", and no, it's not 1995.} Well, y'all don't understand the quirkiness that is Toby. We got him from the shelter back in July, and he has not ONCE pooped in the yard. Since we got him, he has only pooped when we walk him. Or in the house, which is obviously not preferred. He knows not to poop in the house, but if we don't have time to walk him when he needs to poop, he goes in the house. (Side note: we don't have a fenced yard, so we have to take him out on a leash.) One time I even stayed with him in the backyard for like 4 hours just to try to get him to poop & got NOTHING. So anyway, back to tonight's event. I finally got him to poop in the yard, and y'all have NO idea how excited I was! I lavishly praised him for a good 5 minutes. We ran around the yard & celebrated. I hope this is the beginning of a lifelong habit of pooping in the yard instead of waiting until the walk down the street. TO TOBY! WHO FINALLY POOPED IN THE YARD!!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

High School Musical 2!

Yesterday I witnessed me niece & nephew's love for High School Musical 2. They are both 6 years old. Check out the enthusiasm!


video

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tennessee!

Baron & I went to Athens, Tennessee, this weekend to visit his sister, brother-in-law, and their two adorable daughters. We got there Friday night, and on Saturday we went on a hike with some of the families from the church where Tim preaches. It was a great time! I really enjoyed spending time admiring God's creation. Here are some pics from the hike!




(P.S. I've done two posts today, so if you haven't read the first one, please scroll down!)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

ladies' retreat 2007

Here are some pics from the VP ladies' retreat last weekend. If you are a lady & you didn't go, you should really try to go next year! It was a lot of fun. Anyway, here are the pics...


Locks of Love

Ok, so I chopped my hair off! I cut off about a foot, and 10 inches of that was donated to Locks of Love, an organization that accepts donated hair to make wigs for children who suffer from cancer. If you are able, please consider growing your hair out & donating it to Locks of Love! (There are also other organizations that do the same type of service.)

Here are the before & after pictures...

(ok so I am a LITTLE goofy sometimes)

(and maybe a LITTLE cheesy sometimes too)