Friday, February 27, 2009

A good post: With pictures

I have been a slacker, this I know. Things are going pretty well right now. Peter has not been home all that much but that is no surprise with April 15th quickly approaching. We have already made plans to get away for a couple of nights as soon as possible after the 15th. I am so proud of Peter - we just got word that he passed his 2nd CPA exam! These tests have been really awful to him lately and it is nice to have another one done! He is so happy and I am so happy for him, they are definitely not easy and it is so nice to see his hard work paying off!

My job is going. It is a tense place to be right now with layoffs and other not so fun happenings. As everyone I am really hoping this economy improves soon.

Things on the home front are going really well. We are starting to get our yard put together when the weather allows over the weekends. Peter wanted to start a garden so we have lots of little plants starting to sprout in the house right now. We will need to build some boxes for them in the coming weeks! We are both so ready for spring to get here. We do not have the money to put as much work into our yard as it needs, but we can still make a lot of progress with what we can do.

I really don't have a whole lot to report but I did want to post some pictures of our babies and our Valentine's Day. We went very low key this year and made a cake and dinner and just enjoyed a night at home.

My beautiful flowers and yearly frog that he gets me. Peter bought three of us girls from high school a whole bunch of things for Valentine's Day our senior year of high school and one of the things he got me was a green frog. I have gotten a new one yearly since then.

The Strawberry Cake's all baked

The finished Cake

When we bought this house it had a hot tub that has never been used. Our hope is that we can get this thing running. Peter's first outdoor project was cleaning this thing out. YUCK!

Like new!

Our adorable babies!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Being a worrisome wife and a pack leader

Peter is currently in taking one of his CPA exams. I know it is nerve wracking for him, but it is no easier to be the wife sitting at home hoping and praying that he is doing well! Then comes the agonizing 6 week wait to find out if he passed or not. I guarantee one thing, when all these tests are done we will have quite the celebration. It will be nice when today is done and he is finished with this exam and we will enjoy the night off of studying tonight and celebrate that he took the test, but then tomorrow comes and he is on to the next test. Someday it will all be worth it and my husband will be a CPA and life will be good :)

Peter is kind of easing his way into busy season. Every week he works a little bit later and I know very soon he will be in full swing. I don't think that it will be easy and I know that he will be very tired, but we will get through it. April 15th doesn't seem all that far away ;) The hardest part for me is being stuck with all the household responsibilities and running all the errands but it is good for me not to rely on Peter so much. I am looking forward to having some time at night to scrapbook or read or even go to bed early if I want. I will miss our time in the evenings though - April 15th, it's only 9 weeks away, that's not too bad.

We are working very hard on getting our dogs under control. I am reading Cesar's books and watching his show and taking lots of notes. There are so many areas we need to improve with these dogs. Juno will completely ignore our commands, she is so darn stubborn and Indy seems totally oblivious to the idea that we would even demand anything of him. It is no surprise to anyone that we want to have children someday and if we can't even get our dogs to behave I can imagine how we're going to be with kids! I know their disobedience is our problem and we are the ones that have to take the leadership role over the dogs. I am already seeing improvements with Juno's behavior and she is becoming more submissive everyday - we just have to stay consistent with her. Indy can be very obedient, but only for a brief second and then he is on to the next thing. I do not see him being submissive to us and I am not sure where the line is of him being a puppy and him trying to be dominate. When we try to get him to obey he just bites at our hands or at our feet and jumps around, is that puppy behavior or is that bad dog behavior or is he a little ADD???