Friday, March 30, 2012

holy moly eyelashes!

check out her ultra-long eyelashes!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

amy woolsey or olivia benson

for those of you who don't know who olivia benson is, she's the detective on law & order: svu. she's pretty awesome. anyway, i thought i'd give an update about something that i've dealt with today. remember when i mentioned that abner died?

that was back in december - fast forward to the first week of march and i got a letter in the mail and on the envelope i noticed it said something about a court appearance. i was instantly bummed, as i thought i was getting jury duty. well as i opened it and read it, i realized that i was being summoned to court to be a witness for a 'failure to confine dogs' charge. yikes! so the court date was originally for two weeks ago, but the defendant was ill so we rescheduled for today. when i first got the letter i was afraid that the animal control lady accidentally wrote up my citation and added that i wanted to take this man to court (which i didn't), so i call up the courthouse and ask and the man on the phone if this was the case and he said no. so i instantly get very excited on the phone saying, 'so this is going to be like law and order!?! i'll have to take the stand!' and he very quickly burst my bubble telling me that this was in fact not like law and order at all because it wasn't a criminal case.

and i have to say that it totally was like law and order! at first we had to 'all rise' and then i had to stand in front of the judge and hold up my hand and promise to tell the truth. then i told my story and was asked questions by both the representative for the city and the judge. then the defendant's lawyer asked me questions - totally trying to downplay my story and what i saw. then the city and the defendant's lawyer questioned the animal control lady who took my citation. and twice the defendant started whispering to his lawyer and the judge snapped at him, sternly telling him to be quiet! i couldn't believe it! then the lawyer makes her closing remarks as does the city and then the judge gave her ruling, disagreeing about everything the lawyer had just said. oh, and i forgot to mention that the defendant plead 'not guilty' at the very beginning. well, the lawyer found him guilty and doubled his fine! and was tempted to even raise it $300! she basically said to him that i (amy) have done him a big favor by not pressing more severe charges against him as she would have. then she said that if she ever sees him in her courtroom again, she'd 'sock it to him fine wise' and she was totally in my corner! woo too! it was all very hard core and i was so nervous the whole time.

i'm so glad that this is over, but we're going to have to really be careful about this neighbor because he was very agitated that he was found guilty and was very defensive and confrontational.

abner - 1
boxers - 0

Saturday, March 17, 2012

spring has sprung

happy st. patty's day! i hope you're wearing your green! if i'm being honest i'm not wearing green, but i'm just at home so no one can pinch me :) its been so nice around here lately - the high 70's, so we've been playing outside more, which campbell is loving! also, we had our first mommy and me gymnastics class this week. i think i was more excited about that than hambone, but i think she enjoyed it. unfortunately, i didn't get any pictures because it was go go go, but she did somersaults and walked on the beam and played in the foam pit! another thing we tried for the first time was swim lessons! we went to water babies today and campbell had the best time! she really was great at kicking her legs and surprisingly great when i dunked her! we will definitely be coming back to water babies! luckily, aaron was there today to snap a few pictures and take some video - i haven't uploaded any of the videos yet, but i'll put some on here as soon as i do.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

its been a while

well its ten a while since i updated about our family - unfortunately i don't really have any updates :) campbell did turn 21 months old the other day and i absolutely can't believe it. she will be 2 in 3 short months! she's growing up right before our eyes and looks more and more like a little girl with each passing day.

i had a dentist appointment the other day for myself and thought that it wouldn't hurt to take her and get her used to the dentist and what they do there, now that she's got 10-12 teeth. at first she was really hesitant - clinging to me and kind of whimpering, but at soon as the hygienist started working on my teeth she became very curious and i think she was fine with it all. she wouldn't really show april (the hygienist) her teeth, but she was able to see what she needed to AND she scored a new toothbrush with piglet on it :)

in other news, our household has given up sweets for lent...ugh, its so hard! i'm fairly certain i had a headache for 4 days straight when lent first started. however, i'm proud to say that i haven't cheated yet (no dr pepper or sweets) and as far as i know, aaron hasn't cheated yet either. hooray!

how boring are we?!? :) to spice this post up, i'll leave you some of my favorite photo booth pictures of our hambone