Thursday, August 19, 2010

Things I Love Thursday & A Blog Hop

I don't know about the weather in your neck of the woods, but here in Pittsburgh we've had two gloriously beautiful days in a row. And by gloriously beautiful, I mean warm (not too hot), breezy, and with bright blue skies filled with fluffy white clouds!

There's nothing more amazing, and you can bet the Lucy and I enjoyed as much as we could of our wonderful weather both this morning before coming to work and last night when we got home! I was actually out there last night even after it got dark, although I had to grab one of my "Boxer Mom" sweatshirts, the night air was just a bit on the chilly side!

Speaking of going home, last night on our way home from work, Lucy and I stopped off at a farm market to grab some sweet corn. It's the first corn on the cob I've bought this season, which is shocking because I always look forward to 'sweet corn time'. There's this little farm called "Brenkles" right on our way home from work, and they've got the best corn in the county! Last year, I couldn't get enough of it, so at the near end of the season, I bought about 6 dozen ears of corn, cooked it, took it off the cob and froze it! Yum, yum! There's nothing better than Brenkles sweet corn for Thanksgiving and Christmas... just like Mom used to make when I was a kid and still does.

I can remember being a little girl and going out to the cornstalks and asking my Dad over and over again, are they ready yet? And then when they were, I couldn't wait to get the husks off to smell that sweet corn smell. If you've never smelled it before, you're missing out!

I didn't get to cook my corn last night, which is more than okay. When Lucy and I got home, my little boxer darling was definitely in the mood to play, and she wouldn't stop looking out the window and crying. I had no choice in the matter, so I set out across the street to see if her buddy Job was available for a boxer playdate!

Job knows what's going on when I ring that doorbell, and Lucy's buddy was as happy to see me as Lucy was to see him when we walked through the door. The wiggle butts went crazy! Those two kids played for 2 hours last night, and at the end, neither was ready to be separated!

As you can see by the few pictures I managed to snap, things got a little wild last night, lots of teeth, and wild romping minus the abandon... They played for almost an hour in the yard, running together, hiding from one another, rolling around in the grass, and cooling off in the puppy pool (of course, Job still is uninterested in jumping in the pool like Lucy does- but he's more than happy to drink that ice cold water!

What was most amazing to me was that as heated as things got, nothing got out of control and there wasn't so much as a bark or a growl from the little fawn or the little brindle boxer. Lucy even shared her big green spider with Job! My little girl didn't even flinch when her buddy picked up one of her favorite toys and dragged it around the house! "Good Lucy!"

Lucy and Job are amazing together, and I only hope that when we find a "brudder" for Lucy, that we make as good of a match as Job & Lucy are! I can't wait to have two boxers running through the house and yard together all the time.

After a long day at work, nothing is better than watching these two boxers run wildly through the yard with big smiles on their faces! It's just pure joy!

My little boxer slept very soundly last night, and I had nothing but pure bliss watching these two absolutely beautiful boxers romp for 2 hours. I really don't miss cable at all!

Lucy's Daddy is back in Houston again, so Lucy feels it's her responsability to keep Daddy's spot in the bed warm! She even slept part of the night with her head on her pillow, and when he called last night to say good night, Lucy's head perked right up at the sound of Daddy's voice on the phone!

Things I Love Thursday Blog Hop

Wanna play? Here’s how:

•Put up a Things I Love Thursday post at your blog. Let your readers know about something/anything you love.
•Please use the button you see above when you are doing your post.
•Try and pick an actual “thing” that you love. Keep helpful tips and things along those lines in the “Works For Me Wednesday” category. We don’t need to reinvent the VERY SUCCESSFUL wheel.
•Feel free to do a product review, but make sure to let your readers know that you have been supplied with the product to review so we are keepin’ it honest.
•Also, link back to The Diaper Diaries. You can link to the blog in general or the Things I Love Thursday post itself.
•Sign up on Mr. Linky. Please link to your ACTUAL POST and not just your blog so people can find it easier. Also if you would put in parentheses what your post is about, that is always helpful to other readers.


  1. Nothing more entertaining that watching us having a great time. We always sound like we're killing each other, but it is always in fun.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  2. You blog is just too darn cute, the pups stole my heart :)

    I sure am looking forward to the new GPS, this way with all the adventures we seem to go on, we'll never be missing for too

    I am your newest follower =)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. What an exciting playdate!
    I also wanted to tell you that over at my blog, I tagged you for the versatile blogger award. I always enjoy popping over here and seeing what Lucy is up to!

  4. Great post! I wish I found a nice doggie to have a playdate with-I'm going to keep lookin'!

    Your buddy,

  5. Lucy is so cute!! I love how she perked up hearing her daddy's voice on the phone!!


  6. Lucy Lou,

    You is sooo lucky to have Job to plays with. Boxer Bitey Face is da best!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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