Friday, January 30, 2009

our newest family member

My friend Helene said it best when she blogged that "dogs are addicting." Apparently this is completely true since we are now the proud owners of a second rescue dog. It all started when we decided that Marley had outgrown his crate and needed a new one. It was at that point that Aaron said to me "well, I guess this means you'll want another one to fill the old crate." This wasn't what I had in mind, but it got me thinking anyway. A week later, I was bored and looking on at the dogs at Lamancha animal rescue where we got Marley. I had decided that if we were going to get a second dog, I wanted an older dog that was already trained. So, I found a cute hound/beagle mix who had been given to the shelter because of a divorce. I sent it to Aaron, but didn't really think anything would come of it. Well, I was wrong and Aaron wanted to go down and look at dogs that night. On the way to the rescue, I specifically told Aaron that I just wasn't sure that I wanted to come home with a dog that night. We went and looked at the grown dogs, but Aaron wasn't convinced. He insisted that we go look at the puppies. Well, at that point I knew it was over! We played with a number of puppies, until Aaron found one that he just couldn't say no to. He was a little guy with tan fur and a little pink birthmark on his nose. As soon as Aaron picked him up, the puppy started licking Aaron's face. Aaron looked over at me and said... Kristen- I really want this one. haha I just couldn't say no. So, we adopted the little guy at about 11 weeks old. Here are some new pictures of our new family member. We named him KAI (rhymes with Thai ... like the food) Aaron lays claim that Kai is "his dog" which has worked out wonderfully for me when he barks in the middle of the night :) haha Kai is really sweet and loveable dog, not to mention, much calmer than Marley. So without further adieu... here's our second little mutt, Kai

don't be fooled... they're usually chewing on each other

matching tails!

seriously adorable :)

aaron and "his" dog

Monday, January 19, 2009


I have been a die-hard Steelers fan ever since I can remember. Really, growing up in Pittsburgh, it's hard to be anything but. The Steelers 5th Super Bowl win is still fresh in my mind. We were seniors in college and there was a group of us that would have Steelers parties at my house on 7th ave. I'm pretty sure this was when the Steelers were solidified as Aaron's second team (sorry by the way to the Eagles fans... I was hoping for a PA Super Bowl!) In two weeks, we'll be celebrating with a different group of friends, but we're hoping for the same results.


Snodgrass (my roommate) and I @ the Steelers/Bengals game in 2005

in the midst of converting Aaron

mom, kels, and I @ the beginning of the 2008 season

self explanitory... here we go!