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Corn Festival, Budd and mom, Dogs, Benny


Yesterday morning Andy and I got up and went to the Corn Festival in Shippensburg. Our main objective was to obtain a gift to give to my parents to thank them for all the help they gave us with the house and the move. The corn festival was huge. It would have been nice if we had had more than a couple of hours to walk around and see it but we had to be back home before my mom and Budd arrived at 1 p.m. We ate some food at the festival and also purchase a cute framed embroidered piece to give to my parents. I forgot to take a picture of it but it had a sweet saying about family on it surrounding a heart.

In addition to the gift for my parents, we got new, handmade collars for Gage and Una. Until now Andy has made all of Gage and Una's collars our of leather (and from now on since I have one to look at and follow, I could make any number of collars for them from fabric) and we wouldn't normally look at buying a collar but there was one done in Penn State fabric that Andy really wanted to get one for Gage. And since he was getting one, Una needed to get one too, of course! Una's has polka dots, bones and hearts on it. They are ridiculously cute.



I had a tough time getting a good shot of Gage's collar but he's still a handsome boy and you get the general idea of what his new collar looks like.







It has been a nappy kind of a day at our house.







My sweet, sweet girl.


This shot shows off her collar well.










Benny looks huge in this picture. Big ol' kitty!




The cuteness of this picture is overwhelming.

(I would have pictures of Montey but he was sleeping under the futon and wouldn't come out.)

Shortly after we returned from the festival, mom and Budd arrived. We gave Budd the tour and he was very complimentary about the house! Whew! I was nervous that he was going to find things to hate about it and would tell us we were idiots. (He doesn't hold back.) But he said that he really liked it, thought it just needed some painting to make it look really good and said we made a good decision! Yay for parental approval! Ha. Andy, mom and I walked down to the Appalachian Whole Foods Market (which I wrote about in my 'In shades of green' blog). Andy wanted to get some soy ice cream and I wanted to get some new natural skin care products. Mission accomplished. I also got a Thai Deodorant Stone to try. I am excited about that. Anyway, that's all in the blog if you're interested in my search for natural skin care/hair care products and such. We watched most of the movie "Swordfish," and then walked down to Market Cross Pub and Brewery for dinner. It was delicious. We all sampled some of their brews, including a hard cider and three beers. The cider was good but I wasn't a fan of the beers. And the food was just excellent. We had a great meal and our waitress was very nice. After dinner, we came back to the house and watched "Juno."

This morning we made breakfast together and just spent some time together before my parents had to go. We had a really nice visit with them. I am glad that they were able to come down. It was fantastic.

Andy and I plan to just take it easy for the rest of the day. We have no plans. Tomorrow we're going to hit Lowe's to get fencing for the backyard (finally) and also go to PetSmart to get new tags for the dogs and cats.

This weekend has been really relaxed and great. I am so glad I don't have to go in to AutoZone until Wednesday! I have an interview at Gannett Fleming on Tuesday for the technical editing position they called me about. I believe in addition to speaking with them, they'll have me complete some tasks to show my skills. I still haven't heard back about the marketing coordinator position even though they said that they would let us know by this Friday that just passed. I still want that job pretty badly.

I took some photos of the mess Gage made of his kennel yesterday.










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_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
:o)
empressmiaka
Aug. 31st, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwww I love the one of the dog and cat together.
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
They're buds.
effy
Aug. 31st, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
You take such good pictures of animals...You should do that on the side!
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
Haha. Thank you. I wouldn't even know where to begin.
buzzandbullies
Aug. 31st, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Corn festival, lulz!

Nice work Gage. Rosie has managed to bend her crate in a way that she can slip in and out. She likes to get out, sleep in the bed, and slip back in before we get home. We let her do it since the other guys stay put, and she behaves.
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Gage can pretty much be trusted around the house.
pinkphatty_wut
Aug. 31st, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Awwww, your furry family is so cute!
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
:o)
tigerlixalot
Aug. 31st, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
You take some of the best pictures.
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Aww. Thank you.

Edited at 2008-09-01 01:32 pm (UTC)
colloween
Aug. 31st, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
who would suspect those nappy, docile creatures could be capable of kennel rage? I hope you find out what drove him to it... poor sweet baby...
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
I doubt we'll ever know what he did it.
beffyanne
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
we have two plastic crates that maggie outgrew...wish we could get one to you....you could just have it.
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
I found a monument in Carlisle that mentions the Indian school. I tried to take a picture of it with my phone to send to you but apparently didn't save the picture.
ohxrapture
Sep. 1st, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
love the kittie and dog snuggling!!
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
They are cuties.
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 1st, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
those pictures are so adorable. i just want to cuddle all of them!!

holy shit about the crate damage, that must've taken some work.
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
They would all love cuddles. :o)

I agree about the crate. I can't believe it.
inkydinky_polly
Sep. 1st, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Great pictures. I love it when you post pics :)
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
naelany
Sep. 1st, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Una looks a little forlorn in those pictures.
_holly
Sep. 1st, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
I woke her up to take them.
cmariewt
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
It's good to hear you had a nice weekend, you certainly needed one!

I am in love with Benny. Please clone him and send me one asap.
_holly
Sep. 4th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, I am so glad we had a nice, LONG weekend.

Benny is adorable. He wins everyone over.
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