Sunday, December 25, 2011

Beat Diggers.

The first week of winter break we had the opportunity to travel with the Jordan High School basketball team to California for 6 days.  I was super excited to go on the trip and spent 6 days out of the freezing temperatures and in the sun with Lance.  I thought the trip was going to be super busy and packed full of stuff but it turned out to only have a few busy days and the majority we were able to visit with my mom and relax at the beautiful beach home.  
I was also voted as photographer and took over 250 pictures on our trip... and only captured myself in this single photo via Canon Camera!
Hello yes! Proof I was on the trip.

outside at the elementary school the boys read to the students. Vista, CA

After our first game and win @ Fullerton High School, CA
Cheering with all the 4th graders!
Lance looks good bowling.

my AWESOME wide bowling shoes.

the air bowling in Zach's shirt... haha.

Professor Trelawney maybe??

Orange Chicken Galore!

Winston Gummersall the First.

About a month ago my brother texted me asking if Lance and I wanted to take in a 7th month old puggle named Winston.  His friend could no longer give the dog the attention that he needed.  Lance and I had a super long conversation with me choosing the all for it side and Lance being rather hesitant to bring another dog into our little duplex.  However, days went by and each time I brought up the subject of getting Winston Lance became more for the idea.  A week and a half before Christmas I asked my brother if we could still have Winston.  He was unsure because his friend was thinking of keeping Winston and that he would keep me updated. 

The week before Christmas we spent in California with the Jordan Basketball team.  Towards the end of the trip Lance secretly texted my brother asking if we could have Winston.  At that point it was official that the owner was keeping Winston.  Lance decided to search KSL and lo and behold out in Goshen, UT little puggle puppies were born to a Beagle mom and a pug dad *actually the owner had 2 pug males... which one the dad is... is unknown*.  

Friday we spent celebrating Christmas Eve Eve at Lance's moms house with the entire family.  All of our step siblings were in from Colorado and Texas.  Lance somehow was able to sneak a little puppy into the house and hide him in a room for the entire day.  At 11 pm we finally opened presents.  Lance asked some of our siblings to move off the couch so I could sit.  Putting me on the spot he handed me a little gift bag with a tiny dog collar inside.  The name tag read Winston Gummersall.  Lance then explained that Winston was coming from Las Vegas and would be here next weekend.  Lance went back into the back bedroom to get another present all the while I am convinced that the 7 month old Winston will be coming and out walks Lance with a tiny puggle puppy... named WINSTON!!  
I have never been so in the dark surprised in my entire life.  First off I didn't know I was getting a dog (although I had thought about it earlier in the day and loved the idea) and second I had NO clue Lance was hiding a puppy!
My initial reaction

Winstons first night on his bed. 

So Little

Ellie towering over him

White socks just like Ellie!

Don't worry we didn't forget about ellie.  Candy Cane shaped peanut butter bone!

Our First Night.
Being just 7 weeks old Winston sleeps all the time.  We brought him home and he slept from 1:30 am to about 5:30 am, but once he woke up... he was AWAKE.  (since we hadn't gone to sleep until 2:30 am.. we were tired)  I took him to the bathroom, fed him and gave him water but he was still whining.  Finally I just laid with him in bed and played tug o war until 6:30am when I handed off the puppy duties to Lance.

When Winston first came out Ellie was... PISSED.  She hid underneath tables and stools and ran away to avoid the newcomer.  When Winston would come up to play she would growl and walk away. Yesterday I laid Winston's new bed out by the Christmas tree and Winston got on and decided to take a nap.  Ellie was sitting on the bed glaring at him until finally she decided they could lay on the same bed. Winston scooted his body over so he was touching Ellie.  Ellie glared at him... Winston (thinking: okay... maybe too soon) scooted back to where he wasn't touching Ellie anymore.

Ellie caving in
The second night of having both puppies I woke up to Ellie laying long ways and Winston at her nipples with Ellie kicking him... Winston just wanted some milk??

Thursday, December 8, 2011