Friday, January 19, 2007

Howl if you want a chai

Today, I had my all-too-often chai tea craving, so I stopped by the Starbucks drive thru. In the passenger seat of my car, Val excitedly waited to see the cashier who was at the window. She stood with her front feet on the console and wagged her tail until we pulled up to the window. The cashier smiled at my fuzzy puppy and said, "Hello there. Aren't you cute?" At that, Valiant threw her head back and howled in her husky voice for 5 seconds. She finished with a gruff growl. Everyone in Starbucks was laughing out loud! The cashier was so impressed that she scoured around and found a "cookie" for Val and passed it to me in a pastry bag. She told me that Valiant was her most entertaining customer this week.

So now you know how to place an order at your favorite coffee shop.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Start of the New Year

It is hard for me to believe that this is January of 2007. I was woke up this morning thinking about when I was a little girl... I remember the year 1984, because I was shocked that it was going to be 1985! That was the first time I think I realized what a year meant.
Kris and I just celebrated our SIXTH anniversary!!! Why is it that those who are happily married find their time together to slip away so quickly? It seems to us that we were just married, but it has been 6 whole years! We've both changed in these past few years; equipped with more understanding and deeper love for each other, and the with the knowledge that comes with time, we daily find more enjoyment in one another.
We anticipate this coming year and all that it will hold. How will the Lord see fit to use us? What events will transpire to strengthen us, to wear us down, to bring us delight and to draw us to tears?

Here is a recent picture of Valiant for all to enjoy. She has extra large ears, a bright black nose, short legs and a precocious personality!