Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans...Including a New Addition to the Family

Week 2 for Weekend Shenanigans and this time I am actually on time! What I thought was going to be a fairly quiet weekend with very little planned besides housework and getting organized for my scrapbook retreat this coming weekend, turned out to be anything but...

Sami's Shenanigans

Back in September, I fell in love with a dog....(you can read about it here).  I came home from Orlando dying for a Yorkie, but once I did the research and saw how much they were, I kind of put that out of my mind.  I though the chances of me finding one at the shelter were virtually non-existent.  I have always been a cat person and based on the fact that I currently have 2, I figured that it was probably for the best.  Fast forward to Thursday of last friend Jan sent me a text telling me that she had found my dog.  Long story short...she and I made the 2+ hour drive to Paris, TX Saturday morning to pick her up. The previous owners had just had a new baby (2 months old) and the dog was not adjusting well, apparently. Their loss, my gain!

Gracie....formerly known as Buffy - I think not
She is such a sweetheart!  She is doing much better with the cats than they are with far they are not fans!!  So much so that Jessi, went kind of bananas yesterday morning.  I let her out in the side yard (which is fenced in) and turned my back for about 2 minutes and this is where she ended up....

followed by here....

There is still a lot of hissing going on - Jack is the worst,  but I am trying to think positive and hope that with time everyone will adjust!  Last night, all three of them slept with me, so there is hope!

Saturday, was also Zach's 13th birthday...yikes!  Although his father and I have been divorced almost 7 years, we still celebrate his birthday together every year.  We take him out to dinner - just the three of us. We switched it up this year and went to Fireside Pies in Ft. Worth....

We had an hour wait for a table and of course had to snap a couple of pics.

Zach and his dad

With mom...I love this one!
Zach got his favorite Fireside appetizer.....calamari!

We finished the evening off with dessert from Sweet Sammies.  Homemade cookies sandwiching Blue Bell ice yummy.

Not the weekend that I had expected, but a great one none the less!  Now I am panicking because I am nowhere near ready for my retreat....uugghhh.  Have a great week!


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! I'm not really a little-dog person, but Gracie is sure cute!!

  2. I am a total dog person, as you know, even though we had a dig and a cat growing up, I am now super allergic to cats :( I think all three sleeping with you is a great sign! My good friend has a Yorkie and she actually thinks she is a cat, after living with two cats ;)

    I love that you both take Zach to dinner for his birthday, and I bet he does too! He's so tall! That calamari looks delicious!

  3. I didn't realize she was YOUR Yorkie!?! She is so adorable!!! I'm sure the cats will come around, she looks smaller than them too. How fun!!
    That's such a nice tradition to take Zach out for his birthday all together, just the three of you!! I love when people can do that! So great for Zach to have both of you! That place sounds amazing and so did that dessert. Darn, I'm getting hungry now!

  4. YAY a dog! I am so super duper allergic to cats but i have no probs with dogs. Sounds like a great weekend and you'll be fine for the retreat next week!
    Love ya cute girl

  5. Stopping by from the weekend update! I also have a Yorkie! We did pay alot for her but I would do it all over again. I love her so much. She is my baby. Yorkie's have so much spunk and personality! They are the best!!

  6. What a cutie pie! Dogs are so great. Sometimes the best weekends are the weekends were we have no plans.

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  7. Such a cute dog!
    And happy birthday to Zach!

    I usually pack quickly the hour before I leave for scrapbook retreats.
    And I always forget something!
    What I need to do is make a list first and then pack it all instead of scrambling just throwing things into my bags.

  8. Ah! I didn't realize that the adorable puppy on Instagram was yours! She is so so cute!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!

    Also, Zach's birthday dinner looks great! Especially those ice creams for dessert!

  9. Buffy…I mean Gracie, teehee, is such a cutie ;)
    Told you the cats would adjust, I'm happy that they are :)
    That is a great photo of you and your son.
    It warms my heart that you and your ex-husband celebrate Zack's birthday all together.
    Happy Birthday Zack :) You are a lucky young man

  10. Awww, congrats on your new little girl! Such a sweetie and adorable.

  11. Gracie is soooo cute! I love little dogs and I hope you are having an awesome time with her and the cats adjust. We used to have a giant dog and a cat and they loved each other. We have a picture of the cat sleeping on top of the dog!


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