Romping in the Snow

February 1, 2015

You have to enjoy winter in whatever way you can find. And running through the snow with joy and grabbing a snack is one of the best ways. Georgia’s got it together!




Happy Anniversary Georgia

March 12, 2014

Ten years ago today, March 12, 2004, Georgia and I became a family. While it’s been a little rocky at times and a little exasperating at times and many of those exploits have been chronicled here in this blog, it’s also been filled with joy and beauty and satisfaction.  My life is infinitely better with Georgia. Love you girl!

I dug up a few photos from 2004, which is harder than you think because that was before the smartphone camera was always in my pocket.

1 year old Georgia, 2004

1 year old Georgia, 2004

1 year old Georgia being coy. 2004

1 year old Georgia being coy, 2004


A Dog and her Girl, 2004


11 year old Georgia, 2014

I take many more pictures of Georgia these days and most of them end up on my Instagram account. Please follow me there to continue sharing the joy. 🙂

My German Shepherd Themed Kitchen

April 24, 2011

I’ve had my new kitchen for a week now and I love it. But, I’m also kind of afraid of it. I’m afraid of using it to spoil all it’s newness. Here are my top moments from the week.

* Dishwashers are magic. You can turn it on before you go to bed and when you wake up you magically have clean dishes.

* Sometimes I just stand and look at it. It’s beautiful. I’ve patted myself on the back quite a few times. I did a really good job of picking everything out.

* A new microwave is powerful. Things cook in just about the time the package says, no need to add time to make up for a 20-year-old microwave.

* Finally used the smooth cook top today after a whole week because I wasn’t quite sure how to use it and it took me that long to unpack the pots and pans. It worked great.

* I will likely need all sorts of new kitchen accoutrements to fit in the space and maximize use of it.

* Georgia is a little afraid of the kitchen too. The oven is still burning off that new smell. The timers all beep differently, they don’t let you forget the time has ended. The ice maker makes all sorts of odd sounds. I’m hoping all these things will prevent her from trying to get into the fridge or the garbage.

* I realized I have a German Shepherd themed kitchen. It’s all black and tan and cream.

German Shepherd Theme Kitchen

German Shepherd Theme Kitchen

Birthday Party

December 12, 2010

Nym invited Georgia and Gizmo to come and share chicken livers for his 11th Birthday. Georgia ate hers outside and thoroughly enjoyed them. Owners got chili, cornbread and cake. It was a great party.


Eating Chicken Livers

Nym, Gizmo and Georgia waiting at the door

Case of the missing muffin top

May 21, 2010

I recently made some corn muffins and had a couple while they were still hot. Mmmm. I left them on the back of the stove cooling (silly me). I must have left the room for something, next thing I know, I hear this odd scraping sound and in true Georgia fashion she has pulled the pan of cooling muffins to the front of the stove and started eating. She only got the muffin top by the time I discovered her, but she was certainly feeling pretty good about her little snack.

I think this will go along with the chocolate cake, bundt cake and pumpkin bread in the “Georgia Eats” hall of honor.


Case of the missing muffin top

Those rascally critters

December 18, 2009


November 18, 2009

I finally found a way to keep Georgia out of the fridge. Toddler lock! Luckily she can’t reach it and doesnt’ have opposable thumbs. Except when I didn’t check it and it didn’t latch, it works great safeguarding my food.


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