Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A clean dog is a happy dog!

A few weeks ago Lighthouse School had a silent auction for flood relief, and we got several awesome things! One of the things we got was a gift certificate for a local dog grooming shop. We had been wanting to get Vandy groomed for awhile, but its kind of expensive so we hadn't wanted to spend the money. So since we were able to get a gift certificate for half of its value we decided to go for it. I meant to take some before pictures, but I forgot so here are some after pictures....

After he got home...all clean and groomed...posing for a picture!
Trying to "get the clean off." He does this every time after we bathe or brush him!
"I need to get this girly smell off of me!"

He was worn out and thirsty when he got home!

His feet look the best....imagine them with hair sticking out between his toes...that was the before!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dog-sitting and a wedding...

The first two weekends in June have been pretty busy for us. The first weekend we dog sat our friends dog--Ruby. Ruby and Vandy LOVE each other and they would probably have played the whole time if we had let them. We eventually had to split them up a bit because Vandy was being a little rough on Ruby. They had fun though and I am sure they both slept for a long time after their time together was over! Here are some pics of them playing...(and one rare one of them resting!)
Ruby and Vandy...BFF!


Still playing!

Resting...FINALLY! (They didn't stay this way for long)

This weekend we went to Florence, AL for a friend of mine's wedding. She was a friend from the Peds ED so there was a group of us there. The wedding was really nice and we had a great time!

Part of the Peds ED gang that was at the wedding

Me and my boo :)

All the girls from the Peds ED!!!

The grooms cake was a Krispy Kreme donut tower..YUM!!!

A pic with the beautiful bride!

Our 2 busy weekends were fun but tiring! Maybe next weekend we can relax and just do NOTHING! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

All I needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten...

This year marked a very special occasion in the Castle family! Deb completed her 30th year teaching kindergarten! WOW! What a woman....and to make it even more impressive that is the first and only job she has ever had as a working adult...CRAZY! So, on Tuesday we had a surprise party for her at Lighthouse, and she actually was surprised! We got her there by telling her that we were going to Maggiano's for dinner (which worked well, but she was quite sad that we didn't actually get to eat there) It was a great night, and wonderful to see such a wonderful woman and extraordinary teacher honored! Here are some pics from the night...

The yummy cake--from Homestyle of course!

When she walked in the door--SURPRISE!

Still in disbelief I think :)

Deb and the cake!

Deb and one of her former students dressed up as the Cat in the Hat.

Trev reading his version of the poem "All I ever needed to know I learned in Kindergarten"....except it was "All I ever needed to know I learned in Mrs. Castle's class!"

Me and my wonderful hubby!

The Castle fam!