All about Izzy Pup! (and random other snapshots of life)

Dear Blogosphere,

First of all… sorry for the length of this post.  feel free to skip past the random stuff to the meat at the bottom about the newest Pomeroy- Izzy!

It has been a long time.  Sorry I have been so flakey in our relationship.  I have been doing things, sewing things, baking here and there.  All of those are worthy of writing about.  Especially the pillow covers I made for our living room.

yep, I made those, thanks to the sewing machine my parents gave me!

yep, I made those, thanks to the sewing machine my parents gave me!

Or the 3 homemade stockings I made out of sweaters from Goodwill.

Our house is ready for Santa Clause!

Our house is ready for Santa Clause!

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Or the Football game that Will and I went to, and how I will never make a bet again.  (I bet him that if the Bengals lost he had to shave…. That didn’t end well for me)

Here we are, a house divided

Here we are, a house divided.  That was a great birthday gift =)

Or how we have made one of our first family traditions:  Shaving Will’s beard in time for family pictures on Thanksgiving.

here he is in all of his no shave November glory.

here he is in all of his no shave November glory.

We have fun shaving Will's beard.  Last year we did a two face thing; this year we tried out all different styles of facial hair

We have fun shaving Will’s beard. Last year we did a two face thing; this year we tried out all different styles of facial hair

not his best look, but definitely his funniest.

not his best look, but definitely his funniest.

Or that we had the little sister Carrieli down for the weekend and took her ice skating for the first time.

trying to take a picture in the middle of a skating rink at night is challenging business.  especially with touch screen phones and frozen fingers.

trying to take a picture in the middle of a skating rink at night is challenging business. especially with touch screen phones and frozen fingers.

Here we are, the Pomeroy kids.  All taking Carrieli for her first time ice skating =)

Here we are, the Pomeroy kids. All taking Carrieli for her first time ice skating =)

Or the fact that it is our first Christmas, and this is the first time I have ever had a real tree!  Let me tell you, I was quite giddy at the tree farm, running around trying to find the perfect one.

It was such an exciting experience I couldn't help myself!

It was such an exciting experience I couldn’t help myself!

Here we are at the Tree farm looking for our first tree =)

Here we are at the Tree farm looking for our first tree =)

Will doing the manly thing and chopping down a tree

Will doing the manly thing and chopping down a tree

there it is, ready to go home with us!

there it is, ready to go home with us!

About to take it home with us =)

About to take it home with us =)

Or how Izzy Pup has grown by leaps and bounds (literally) since we got her.  That is a story that I never shared here, and as they say, there is no time like the present.

she started off the size of Will's foot....Cat's looked like monstrous giants to us for a while until Izzy really started to grow.

she started off the size of Will’s foot.
…Cat’s looked like monstrous giants to us for a while until Izzy really started to grow.

there she is sleeping under her stocking, dreaming of sugarplums.... peanut butter and sticks is probably more like it.

there she is on Sunday sleeping under her stocking, dreaming of sugarplums…. peanut butter and sticks is probably more like it.

Will and I both really wanted a dog.  Both of us wanted one since before we got married, so it was only a matter of time before that want was given into.  We were really trying to hold out till after the new year, and we were doing pretty good at it- until one day Will decided to start looking at pictures of puppies at the humane society on Paddy (that’s the iPad).

That one event planted a seed that could not be unsown.  We tried to squelch it, but we couldn’t help ourselves.  We kept talking about what size dog we would want, what size breed we would want, how old we want it to be when we got it, and things of the like.  We both wanted a dog that would grow to be on the large end of medium.  Will wanted to get a puppy that would have only known us and therefore get more attached.  He was also very insistent on getting a girl whenever we got one.  We talked about breeds and decided that we wanted a husky/lab mix or an Australian Shepherd of some kind.

All this talk was like Miracle-Gro to the little seed that had been planted.   So one day, we couldn’t fight it anymore.  Will told me that I could start looking online to find a dog that we would want.  I don’t think he realized the gravity of the permission he had just given me.  I was let off the leash (get it), and within two days I had found so many cute puppies- we had no idea what to do.

Luckily for us, there was a twist in this story.  I found an ad for a litter of Australian Shepherd/Lab mix puppies at a pound about half an hour away.  They were SO CUTE!  Little puff balls.  Will was in love.  I could tell right away that this litter of puppies left all those other options behind as a distant memory.

So the enamored Will gave me the green light to call on these puppies.  What we found out was that they were getting sent to Chicago (why, I have no idea) at 6 that evening.  I worked until 5 and Will had class till 4:45… there was no way to get there.

BUT, God cares even about things like puppies.  I say this because during our nightly prayer time we had been saying, God if we are supposed to get a puppy right now and not wait then make it easy, make it just work out.  And you know God, He likes us to know that He cares and that He is in control.  So literally 2 minutes after I got off the phone with Will after telling him that they had the exact puppy we were looking for, but that we weren’t going to make it there in time, he got an email from his professor saying his class was cancelled.  Turns out my work was rather slow that day so my boss gave me the green light to leave a little early, and what do you know, we got there and found our perfect pup!

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Izzy and her siblings

Izzy was the size of Will’s foot when we got her.  We thought that she was 8-10 weeks old, but we recently found out that she was only 6 weeks old.  She was the cutest thing you ever did see with her “rosy cheeks” (because she has a cognac colored fur on her cheeks) and two different colored eyes.  She had ringworm when we first got her, but that cleared up within a few weeks.

first day we got her!

first day we got her!

She is a great pup.  She is really smart; she knows her name, come (although she doesn’t always listen), sit, speak, shake, let go, and we are working on stay, bed, and down.  She is getting better on the leash now that she is getting bigger, which is good because I want to be able to run with her.  That is part of why we picked such an active breed.  When we let her out she goes out in our yard, or the yard without a leash and without us.  She doesn’t run away.  She can be left loose in the house; so far she has only chewed up one thing.  I think she takes most of her chewing out on this little hand towel that used to be her traveling bed/spot to lay on the floor/blanket to snuggle against at night.

she climbed up Will and into his hood.She definitly can't do that now...

she climbed up Will and into his hood.
She definitly can’t do that now…

Will sent this to me the day after we got her when I was at work and he was at home still....what a meany.

Will sent this to me the day after we got her when I was at work and he was at home still….
what a meany.

she used to curl up in that little basket all the time.  this pic was a few weeks ago, now she is to big to even sit in that.

she used to curl up in that little basket all the time. this pic was a few weeks ago, now she is to big to even sit in that.

Izzy takes after her parents.  She loves to snuggle

Izzy takes after her parents. She loves to snuggle

we found an old couch cushion out by the curb at an interior design place so we cut it in half and now she has two beds, for free!

we found an old couch cushion out by the curb at an interior design place so we cut it in half and now she has two beds, for free!

She is learning from her dad.  They were both passed out while I was cheering for the Giants and making stockings.

She is learning from her dad. They were both passed out while I was cheering for the Giants and making stockings.

She is hilarious to watch and play with, and honestly… I am really not sure what we did before we had the dog.  We must have been so boring. But not anymore!  Now we laugh all the time.

Dancing with her Dad

Dancing with her Dad

she think this box of my winter clothes is her bed.Goofball....

she think this box of my winter clothes is her bed.
Goofball….

We have a big road trip to Kansas coming up in a little over a week so we will see how she fares.  The most she has been in the car for is 2 hours.  She isn’t super fond of it yet but she is getting better.  She doesn’t like curvy roads, so good thing the road to Kansas is pretty flat and straight.

Izzy in the car.

Izzy in the car.

As She has Grown:

she started off the size of Will's foot....Cat's looked like monstrous giants to us for a while until Izzy really started to grow.

she started off the size of Will’s foot.
…Cat’s looked like monstrous giants to us for a while until Izzy really started to grow.

This is her at Thanksgiving.  Managed to get a new pic of her by Will's foot during the shaving ritual.

This is her at Thanksgiving. Managed to get a new pic of her by Will’s foot during the shaving ritual.

this is Izzy now.  she has trippled (maybe even more in size)

this is Izzy now. she has trippled (maybe even more in size)

More updates on our lives, and my craft/decorating projects to come, maybe not in the next 3 weeks of crazy, but after that I promise.

Whats Ahead:

-Tomorrow’s Big Shnazzy Date Night

-Christmas in Kansas

-Urbana Missions Conference

-Oh and the Hobbit Comes out this weekend!!! So psyched about that one.  Will and I read the book.  We got it on Paddy and would read it in the car to and from the farm.

Our little family on Thanksgiving =)

Our little family on Thanksgiving =)

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