Monday, February 16, 2009

Karalla Jones & Captain Steve

Kevin and I have been talking about getting a dog since we were dating and wanted to have a little girl named Hannah. Last Wednesday night we headed over to the animal shelter in Downey. We got there at 6:45 and it closed at 7:00, and we found a cute little dog. The kids and I went to adopt her the next day, we got her! We picked her up later that day with Kevin. She was so sedated because she was spayed right before we got her.
We have really enjoyed getting to know our new family member. She is a sweet playful dog. She likes to sleep on Hannah's bed. I love hearing Gavin talk to her.We took her on our trip to San Diego. I have to admit it was a lot of work. I think she had a good time. We stayed on Steve and Kaitlin's boat. Hannah and Gavin were excited to see Captain Steve.We went on a Valentine's evening harbor cruise. We enjoyed the sunset, the seals, ohh... and the giant dead whale...Our harbor cruise was cut short when the swells started getting bigger. We were prepared with life jackets for the kids...
and Karalla... she is too cute in her life jacket.
The boys went fishing before we went to dinner. Hannah and Gavin loved it.
Before our romantic dinner at Souplantation, we let the kids and the puppy get their wiggles out. They were running all over the place. They love their puppy.
Kevin surprised be with a boquet of PINK tulips (very important that they are pink) while I gorged on Souplantation's blueberry muffins with Kaitlin.

Sunday we went to Cabrillo National Monument. Cabrillo was hired by the Spanish in the 1500's to explore the coast of California.

The view was incredible from Point Loma.
Kevin loves his dog.
We always have so much fun with Steve and Kaitlin, they tollerate our kids so well too.
Hannah, Gavin, and Karalla liked the hike down to the tide pools.
The tidepools weren't that great. I guess we are spoiled with the Aquarium of the Pacific.
We met Michael (my brother) for dinner at the restaurant he works at. It was nice to get great service, a discount, free dessert, and someone to order our food for us. The messy sundae... was indeed messy. Hannah and Gavin loved it. I was grateful becuase Michael totally supervised Gavin and cleaned him up. He was a mess.We had a great weekend, but we are happy to be home in our own beds again.

13 comments:

Stacy said...

So cute! So that's where you guys have been!

Christensen's said...

I'm not an animal lover, but that doggy is sure cute! I'm glad you had a romantic dinner at souplantation and lots of more fun too!

Allison said...

Welcome to puppy-hood! It's so cool you guys could get a dog :) They're fun when they're small! Good luck with house-training! LOL!

The Rex Family said...

That dog is so cute! EXACTLY what I would have picked. I am JEALOUS... but really not ready for the work of a dog just yet. And I LOVE Souplantations blueberry muffins! Souplantation was my first job! haha

The Rex Family said...

okay so this is my 3rd time going to your page to look at the cute little doggy. I told Kaile that Hannah and Gavin got a dog and she got so excited! It was funny

Stopher and Nicolle said...

so fun! that little dog is adorable!! where is the name from?

The Good Life said...

What a fun trip. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Garrett and Leslie Attwood said...

How fun and what a cute puppy!!!! I love dogs and yours is adorable!!! Sounds like you guys had a blast!

The Witbeck Family said...

What a nice trip you took! That is awesome you got a dog! When does your new dog get to meet Roxy?

heather said...

Such a cute puppy! I don't blame kevin for loving him. Your kids are the perfect age too. Just don't stop bringing her with you anywhere you can.

KiMnRoB said...

Thanks for the suggestions on workout music! I have been running... so I think I'll try the jogtunes.com site and see what they have. Robert has been going w/ me to a weight lifting class twice a week so that's been fun! I just need new tunes for my cardio days.
AND HOW CUTE IS YOUR DOG??? I'm so jealous. I want one SO BAD.
Dead whale sighting? I always knew those things couldn't live forever and I always wondered if they just sank to the bottom once they're dead, but obviously not. That is a crazy picture.

Anie said...

WOW!!!! What a FUN weekend!! SO action packed! And what a CUTE new puppy!!! Are you finding that she's keeping your hands full?!?! Spencer BEGS to get a dog! Well, not anymore now that #2 is on the way. But, we will definitely be getting a dog someday. I'm just nervous because of how much work they are and how you always have something to worry about when you go out of town. I guess having family nearby to help dog-sit is nice! I bet Hannah and Gavin are in total HEAVEN with their new pet!

Aaron said...

That dog was cursed because you gave it a name Grandma couldn't say. May she RIP.