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Theme Of The Weekend: Organization and Pup Lovin'

Some weekends are just FUN and some weekends are pure work. And this weekend fell more in the latter category, but on the upside? We got a ton completed!

My Friday started off a little shaky ... I was a ball of nerves. I had my glucose retest and our 14-year old pup Drake had a big surgery planned. The roads were still pretty dicey due to last week's snowstorm, so Ian drove me to my appointment with Drake in the car and then was going to head over to the vet. Not long after he dropped me off, I found out the lab was closed for weather (thanks for the call, guys) so Ian came straight back to pick me back up. The silver lining was that I was there with him to drop Drake off for his appointment.

And pooh on the glucose test being postponed, but we made up for it by swinging me by Krispy Kreme. Take that, blood sugar. 



I worked the rest of the day from home and we just waited on pins and needles to hear that our Drake was doing well in surgery! 

We were able to pick him up at 5:00, and it was great to see him walking out to us with his tail wagging. The tumor removal was very serious and we are still waiting on biopsy results -- but in the meantime, we are just loving on him and giving him lots of rest and treats. His incision is about six inches long and he is in a cone, but that dog ... let me tell you, he is a trooper.

When we got him home, he was pretty out of it. He sat in an area of the house he never sits in and would go through spells of looking alarmed but then really calm. Ian and I sat right beside him and didn't move for the first hour or so. Finally, to get him to sleep, I downloaded a noise app on my phone and played beach waves for him (he loves the ocean). He laid his head down near the phone and finally went to sleep, curled up in a blanket.

Instead of a fancy Valentines dinner, we went with the tried and true Friday night tradition ... pizza. :) Ian also came home with some roses and a slice of strawberry cake for us to share. It was a no-brainer to stay at home and keep watch on our patient. Ian and I exchanged cards and I enjoyed a glass of my alcohol-removed red wine. :)

Oh - and our Moms sent us the very same Valentines card. Crazy, right?!


I know ya'll love seeing Ian's bedhead and Saturday morning it was definitely rocking. I do have to brag on him, he spent his snow days painting -- completely by himself -- the entire nursery. A coat of primer and two coats of pink later, and we have a room fit for a princess. We got so much more done in the nursery on Saturday and Sunday, and I can't wait to share more glimpes of it!


Last night it warmed my heart to see Drake camped out in our little lady's room. It's like he is already on guard for her.


Seeing this last night just made me realize how fortunate we are that he is in our lives. The surgery on Friday really had us nervous ... we had to go into it knowing that if anything happened, he lived a very long and happy life. We even said our "if this is it, buddy..." speeches, which left me a mess. Tears, tears, tears. I truly can't explain how thrilled I am to have him back in our house (and recovering great -- leaps and bounds every day!).

I want to thank you all again for all of the blog and Instagram comments as well as the personal emails and texts you have sent about Drake. I can't relay how much it touched me. Thank you for the love!

33 comments:

  1. Glad Drake's surgery went well. Can't wait to see the nursery pictures. Don't fret about your glucose test. I am sure you will pass with flying colors but I would have done the same thing and gone to Krispy Kreme! When I found out I passed mine, I went through the drive thru at Chick Fila and got a milkshake. :)

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  2. I'm glad that Drake is doing okay. That certainly is stressful, though. So funny about both of your moms sending you all the same card. I hope your week is off to a good start! Can't wait to see more of the nursery. :)

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  3. I can't imagine how hard that must have been! We have a dog too and she's been with us since we got married five years ago. Dogs truly become a member of the family and more. That picture of him in the nursery is SO sweet, he is going to be great with her I'm sure!

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  4. I teared up reading this! Especially after seeing him lying down in sweet girl's room! So glad he is feeling better!!! Will continue to pray for him!

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  5. Glad to hear that your pup is doing ok! It's so hard when any member of our families have to go through scary things like that.

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  6. SO happy to hear Drake's surgery went well. Prayers continue for more good news!

    PS - that wall color is the PERRRFECT pink! Can't wait to see more! xo

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  7. aww lots of love and hugs to your pup. Poor boy, I always feel so bad for pets when they're medicated. They just don't understand.

    That is hysterical about your moms!

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  8. So glad to hear that he did well :) Can't wait to see more pics of the nursery!

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  9. I'm a little weepy reading about sweet Drake - glad he is on the up and up!

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  10. Those "kiss" & "hug" donuts are adorable, I dont know how you could resist! And that is too funny that y'alls moms sent you the same card. Looks like you had a great and productive weekend.

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  11. Awww, reading about Drake left me in tatters.

    Hopefully he pulls through!

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  12. So glad to hear his surgery went well and he is on his way to a full recovery!! Can't wait to see how the nursery looks all complete!

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  14. So glad his surgery went well. Get well soon, pup.
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  15. I am a new reader of your blog! So glad to hear your pup's surgery went well and that he is recovering well. Looks like he is anxious for your baby girl to arrive! Can't wait to see more pictures of the nursery.

    Karly
    missinthemidwest.blogspot.com

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  16. So glad Drake is okay, girl! Love that you got to spend the weekend caring for your first baby :) He's going to spoil that little girl with love...what a sweet picture of him in her room!!! Xx.

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  17. I'm so excited to see your nursery all finished! And I can't tell you how glad I am that sweet Drake made it through surgery. I hope he is able to rest and heal and enjoy a healthy long life with your little one!

    Katelyn
    http://realhousewifeofgreenville.blogspot.com/

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  18. So glad sweet Drake came through his surgery just fine! What a good big brother he is being in that photo. Can't wait to see baby girl's finished nursery!

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  19. So thankful to hear that Drake came out of surgery with his head held high! There is no doubt that y'all are going to be the best parents to baby girl because you're already the best parents to your sweet Drake!

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  20. So glad to hear that Drake's surgery went well! He will be such a good big brother :)

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  21. So glad to hear the surgery went well, & good for you on eating those donuts!!! Yum!

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  22. So glad Drake is doing well. Cute picture of him in her nursery. LOVE.LOVE that your Mom's sent ya'll the same cards.
    Overall,
    Sounds like things are the up and up ;-)

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  23. So glad that Drake's surgery went well and will be praying for positive test results! It made me teary reading that y'all said your goodbyes just in case the worst happened. The nursery is sounding gorgeous and I love the sneak peak of fluffy white rug. :)

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  24. Love the progress on the nursery! Hope your sweet Drake recovers fully. Furkids really are like real kids!

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  25. I took the day off from blogging but had to come on here and say I am so happy Drake is recovering well from his surgery!Hoping more good news(for both your glucose test and Drake) is in the near future!

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  26. WOO GIRL I am hormonal and PMSing and THIS POST is bringing me to Boo Hoos. Your sweet pup is a trooper. Your scraggly husband painting a room pink. I need to get some air.

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  27. SO glad Drake is doing okay!

    Your doughnut made my mouth water just a little! :)

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  28. PTL that Drake did week in surgery!!!

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  29. So glad your dog is doing well. Super excited to see the nursery reveal!!

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  30. I definitely teared up reading your post. So happy Drake is doing well!

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  31. So glad Drake's surgery went well...love that you played beach sounds to calm him down!

    Can't wait to see more of the nursery!

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  32. I am just now getting around to catching up on reading blogs. So so happy to read that Drake did good in surgery. I hope the results come back with positive news.

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  33. Praying for your family….new baby girl and old baby boy!

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