Sunday, August 21, 2011

Go Rockies!

On Saturday, Brian and I went to a Rockies game in Denver.  They played the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Normally I go to several Rockies game a season, but this is the first game we've been able to make it to this season.  It was a great game!  We got to see Todd Helton hit a home run on his first at bat (on his birthday too!), and the game ended up going to 13 innings.  We came very close to catching a foul ball...It ended up in the row behind us, though.  It was very exciting, and the Rox ended up pulling off a walk-off win! Final score was 7-6. 

After the game, we went to downtown Denver and had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory with some friends.  Mmmm!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do these shoes make my toes look fat?

Yes, I will admit it.  I bought these dorky shoes.  They are Vibram FiveFinger shoes.  I know my Uncle has some, and my Husband has two pairs.  I make fun of him about his a lot, but I guess I can't anymore. They are supposed to be very good for your feet and body in general...I figure they will be good for evening walks and trips to the dog park.  They are incredibly difficult to put on (my toes don't want to go into their spaces) and I am told they take some time to get used to. Mostly I got them because they come in pink!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Why "Meet the Mooses"?

I received a request from my Mom's blog, News From The "Pole" Yard, to explain my choice of "Meet the Mooses" for a blog title.

  I am a newlywed Army wife.  One thing I've learned about the Army is that there is a strict code that prevents anyone from ever calling you by your first name.  There must be some sort of nickname, shortening of the last name, distortion of the last name, or at the very least you are known by your last name.  Somehow, my Husband ended up with the nickname "Moose."  I am not entirely sure why...It could be due to his height (6'4") or the Chewbacca-esque "Moose Call" noise he tends to make after consuming a few malted beverages.  Either way, the name "Moose" has stuck, and shortly after we were engaged, his friends began referring to me as "Mrs. Moose."  Hence, we became the "Mooses," and "Meet the Mooses" was born.

The World's Rottenest Kitten

Time to introduce the next member of my little family (which is composed primarily of four legged members)...

Meet Kitten (aka Rascal).  Kitten is 2 years old - I adopted her while I was a senior at Colorado State (Go Rams!).  Kitten was adopted out by some dumb college students and was separated from her mother at 4 weeks old (too early).  I have since learned that kittens who are separated from the mothers too early have a tendency to be rotten.  Kitten really tries to live up to this. 

As a tiny kitten, Kitten had an identity crisis when my parents' Lab, Keira, came to visit for a few weeks.

To this day, Kitten loves Keira only.  She is definitely not as fond of her little brother, Diesel.

Some of Kitten's hobbies include:  scratching, meowing, chasing Diesel, chasing Mom, cuddling when she thinks you're asleep, biting hands, stalking, and drinking straight from the faucet.

Despite the fact that she is the World's Rottenest Kitten, I still love her very much!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Look at those ears!

I have been thinking about this for a long time, and I've finally decided to join my family of bloggers and create a blog to share my adventures as I venture into married life. 

I figure I will start out by introducing the members of my new little family one at a time.  I'll start with the newest (and probably the cutest) member....

Diesel! (aka Dum-Dum)

Diesel is a German Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog mix who we adopted in April.  He is quite the character!

When we first got him he was small, precious, spent most of his time sleeping, and could fit just about anywhere he wanted...

Now he is a big boy of 6 months, and enjoys playing poker....

Is so considerate that he helps us clean the house while we're away...

Still loves sleeping....

And is, quite possibly, the world's cutest, and most loved puppy (even with the goofy ears!)