Saturday, December 19, 2009

Abby the dog

This is Abby, our new dog.

She was rescued from the shelter by our friend Bianca, who passed her on to us. She's been a Jacobs dog since August and we love her a lot. She is a red heeler mix. Mixed with what is a great mystery! She is really cute, she has one blue eye and one brown eye, and she's just short enough that she can't counter surf.
She lets the girls dress her up:

Even though she doesn't exactly enjoy it:

She loves her squeeky chewy toys:

And puts up with lots of love and such from Anna:

Yes, I swore we wouldn't get another dog while we lived in the city limits, and Abby would love to eat the chickens, so we have to find creative ways to keep them separated, but Abby just won our hearts and we're really glad she's here. :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's been a bad blogging year

I've been meaning to get back to the blog for some time, but for some reason I just don't feel like talking too much these days. Several months have gone by with no posting, but a lot has been happening...

Eleanor became a 5 year old girl. :)

We discovered that same week that we are expecting a number 5 Jacobs baby. (Preemptive answers to the standard questions, we aren't trying for a boy, no, we don't know if it's a boy or girl, and no one was more surprised about the baby than we were.)

The garden started out great, but suffered severe neglect when I began to experience the 24 hour a day nausea that has been my new friend for the past 6 months. I am anxious to start again this spring.

Tony became a licensed architect (way to go Tony!) and has managed to at least stay employed through layoffs and pay cuts at his office... we are very thankful for his job.

We said goodbye to Maggie the bear dog finally, it was a very sad time, and we still miss her daily.

Our lovely easter eggers began laying lovely blue eggs, before all of the chickens started molting for the season and stopped laying. We're really missing the backyard eggs!

The shrinking income and uncertain economic future would have us down, but we still have these:

And someone gave us this:

I will post more about that later. ;)
And then there's always Christmas around the corner

Life is good.