Friday, November 30, 2007


He is very, very groggy at the moment, but he is happy to be home!! And Mom's happy to have him home too (Dad's on his way home now to see him!). Surgery went well, and he is now mouth-tumor free. The only problem they had was with the catheter (hence the blue bandage). He was even happy to see Chester, and visa versa (as you can clearly see!).
I'm so glad my Baby Bear is HOME!! :)

HAPPY...and sad...

Today, even though I still had to go into work at 7:00, our 2-hour delay turned into a cancellation!! WOO HOO! So I get the rest of the day off, but I am not really enjoying it because I feel awful that Hoonis is in a cage right now, scared to death, and is SOOOOO pissed at me for leaving him there. :( He gave me a "MOM?? Where are you going?????" look as I left. I hate that look.

Hoonis has his surgery this afternoon, and they know to call as soon as he is done! He will come home tonight, and we will not leave his side! I hope to give an "all clear" post later tonight.

Just had to vent my mixed emotions right now...:/

Monday, November 26, 2007

Poor Hooney Bear...

Poor Hooney...he had a bad day that started with a nasty seizure. Unfortunately, Austin and I were both at work when it happened, so he had to go into it and come out of it alone (well, w/ Chester and Gertie, but they usually run away from him during these episodes). :( I hate when that happens. But, after I got home on my break and got the couch cleaned up, he got mucho attention from me, and then from Austin when he got home. To add insult to injury, on Friday he has to go in for surgery to get tumors...yes, plural-tumorS...removed from the inside of his mouth. My poor Hooney Rooney Bear...:( Dr. Chudy says they are more often than not benign, though, so we have a small slice of possible good luck. :/
Even though there are far more important things going on in the world, Hoonis (and his mom and dad) could use some prayers (and appreciates them too!). I will give an update on Friday evening when he's home from the 'hospital' regarding his surgery.

Just Because...:)

On Friday, Austin brought me two dozen roses home when he got home from work "just because". :) They really started blooming today, and we put them right by the staircase, so every trip up or downstairs smells terrific!

Thank you, Austin. They're beautiful!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We spent Thanksgiving at Austin's Grandma's house in Buchanan, MI (basically right on the Michigan/Indiana border). The whole day was great until the drive home, where we ran into a HUGE snow storm! When we got home we saw on the news they were under a Lake Effect Snow Warning. I couldn't even see a foot in front of was horrible. Other than driving through a snow storm, Thanksgiving was great, being filled with family, fun, food (which was AWESOME!) and a giant snow ball fight to end the night. Not to mention all the dogs...:)
Happy Holidays to everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty!

I can't post too many pics of the wedding b/c Jen hasn't seen them yet (Marrisa and I shot the wedding), but I wanted to simply give them a big congrats! Jen and Dan got married this past Saturday, November 17th.

Fun Times w/ Gracie Rae!

Last night I got to spend the evening with my niece Gracie! We played a lot of games, we went bye-bye to my house for a hot minute, and then Gracie got to meet Hoonis and Chester! I was a bit worried about Hoonis meeting her (everytime I say "Look at the Baby!", he thinks I'm talking about him b/c he's ALWAYS the baby!). Anyway, Hoonis did very well with her and gave her tons of kisses on her feet and hands (followed by screeching laughs by Gracie!)! Chester, on the other hand, got up close and personal with her! That's him in the bottom picture. And before we left, Gracie climbed all by herself into the car seat and waited patiently (well, she got bored and took of her socks, but whatever!). Then when we got back home, Uncle Austin came to visit ad helped with dinner and bathtime. In fact, he got to be the "good guy" and gave her her bottle while rocking her to sleep! Thanks for the great night, Gracie! Can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Just Too Cute...

I had to post these! You may have seen these already, but they make me smile a very BIG smile! I hope I can put a smile on your face too!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Tonight we had a Snellink dinner to celebrate my grandma's 79th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDMA!! Here's to many more...:) We love you so, so much!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Fall's Almost Gone Already...

...but that means CHRISTMAS is that much closer! Yes, that's right, I said that C-word! I personally love this time of year, and even have my Christmas ringtone on my phone already! Austin on the other hand still talks about that move to Florida that we should have done years ago. I think we still need to appreciate what's left of fall! Here's a pic of Maddie from a couple weeks ago playing outside in the leaves!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Still seems like yesterday...

...that I was chatting with my giggly, beautiful Grandma Hosford. There have been so many times over the past year when I wanted her and only her to talk to about certain things because no matter what, she always understood when others didn't. I can't do that anymore. I miss her more and more every single day. I cannot believe it has been one year today that she has been gone. I truly hate days like this...

I love you so much Grandma...always have, always will. I miss you more than words can say.