Reflections of a Mom's Life

Thursday, May 28, 2009


we found this little cutie puppy on Craigslist

the pickup

the boys were SO excited!

Harrison and Lady

the drive home...

this look on his face says it all! Harrison has been dreaming of owning his own dog for about a year and a half. up until now it just didn't seem like it was time. while i have to honestly admit this is a COMPLETE and TOTAL self sacrifice for me, Lady seemed to be the perfect dog for our family and it seems to be the "right" time.

she's a sweet puppy. pretty much house trained and is used to her crate. she's playful but not too hyper. the boys are having a blast and Harrison is learning that he has a lot of responsibility when it comes to taking care of Lady. we're trying to give him every part he can handle. :)

Kelsi, the girl we adopted her from, did a GREAT job of getting her trained and ready for a home. we seriously had been praying for God to direct us to the right dog for our family. we took Lady to the vet on Tuesday to get all checked out and they said she looks GREAT! what a relief! :)

she has to adhere to my strict rules. i don't want her playing in the house. if she wants to play she has to go outside. she is not allowed on our furniture and if she's hanging out in the house she has to be on her blanket, in her crate or at my feet. no wandering allowed! aren't i terrible! :) i'm not a natural lover of animals but i'm trying...and hopefully one day my children will thank me! ha! this IS for them!!! we would NOT have a dog for ANY other reason! ha! :)

seriously though, we are thrilled to do this for the boys and i think Harrison was starting to wonder if "one day" would ever come. you don't want to keep saying it and never come through for your children. i wanted Him to be able to have hope in knowing that when mom and dad felt the time was right for ALL the family members then we would come

please welcome Lady...the newest member of the Williams Family! :)


Tucker Family said...

she's so cute Beth! Congrats on the newest member of your family!!

Amanda said...

That's so exciting! Congratas on taking the big step into the doggie world! I wasn't sure what to think or do when we got Frank (our pug), but that was 6 years ago, and I wouldn't know what to do without him!! And I was SO not a dog person!

Bridgette said...

of course, it's only fitting that he named her Lady.:)

Brent & Kim said...

She is adorable :) I love the ears! Congrats on your new four legged addition. Harrison looks so excited. There is just something special about a boy and his dog.

Jen said...

She's a cutie! Can't wait to meet her. I love the boys summer cuts!

Vonda said...

Oh LADY is so cute! This blog post was very popular with Ian and the girls as they all want a dog too so I think I'm gonna be outnumbered eventually.

That look on Harrison's face is priceless where he is holding her. I know he must be so thrilled to finally have his very own dog! Can't wait to meet her although Ella Rose may end up trying to sneak her back to MS with her. Hee hee!

Heather J said...

Congrats - I think your boys will LOVE this lady for sure! Now, I have to remember NOT to show this to my boys!

Katy said...

she is awfully cute!!! the pic of harrison holding her is adorable!