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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Meet Shelby!!!! She was as most of you know suppose to be the kids Christmas Eve gift but well things happened with the people she was staying with and they wouldn't keep her till then, so Chris and I went and picked her up Monday night (dec 12th) and put a big red bow on her like we were going to do and brought her home. We called and told the kids to go to a room together and not come out. We brought her in. She is so behaved and trained. She walked around a bit and then we sat her in front of the tree and called the kids down. As you can see The Final Four were very excited. They have begged for a dog for a long time now and Shelby was the fit.
Hannah seen her and started crying instantly, "You got us a dog! You got us a dog!" She cried and cried because she was so happy. Sami teared up too. The boys were just excited and shocked. But Hannah couldn't control herself. She even said "You can return all my presents now, this is the best gift ever!" then later she said well keep a couple presents!
We were trying to keep things as calm as possible and not let the kids crowd Shelby so we made them all sit down and greet her individually. Here Hannah is crying and Elijah is just so excited he has a dog.
Sami took her upstairs and sat with her in her room for a bit to have some one on one time. Trying to get Shelby used to the house.
Ethan spending time in his room with Shelby for his one on one time with Shelby. She is a good dog. We are so happy with her. She does have 2 torn ACL's and will need surgery to have them repaired after the first of the year but other than that, she is so pretty and still getting used to us and we are still training her to our rules in the house and training the kids on how to handle her, but she sits out in the yard without a lead, walks next to us on a leash or without, listens and over all my biggest complaint is she loves the furniture to sleep on. So we made her, her own corner with old pillows and a blanket without scent on it and every time she gets on the coach we tell her down, and lead her over to her bed and make her lay down there. By night 2, she was sleeping in her bed! First night was like having a newborn! Today I woke up and she was upstairs for the first time sound asleep on Sami's bed. Hmmmm going to have to decide on that one but if she wants to sleep with the kids I actually don't have a problem with that. As long as she isn't on my furniture downstairs! She must be feeling more comfortable here to do that. So anyway, Here is Shelby Pearson! We also believe that she is about 3 years old, and is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. So good:)
This is one of my absoulte favorite pictures of my kids and Chris. Father's Day 2006 Chris was deployed to Iraq. So I had this picture made and sent to him as his gift. I dressed the kids in camoflague and sat them on a pile of sand. On their shirts they each wore a yellow ribbon with the flag with one star in the middle meaning deployed once. They are holding a picture of Chris right before he got on the plane to Iraq. I added this picture because its almost Father's Day again and I started thinking about all the Father's deployed right now who I am sure know their kids are missing him as much as he is missing his kids. Happy Father's Day! Expecially to all those Military Families with loved ones who are deployed. Come home safe and soon!
The kids at Big Lake, Canada
As I loved thier beach picture sort of like this, while they were looking at this huge lake so clear and blue I had to try to capture that moment again, and I did.
Father and Son
I forgot I had this photo. I love it. This is Chris and Elijah sitting on the river bank on Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Its funny... Sami and Ethan were glued to me. Hannah was the first 4 months because of colic but then a shift happened. Hannah and Elijah became daddy's. Don't get me wrong they still come to me but they love their daddy. This shot is precious shot of Father and son.
My Greatest Achievement in Life.... This Family of Mine!
The Pearson Family, Lost Maples National Park, Texas January 2013
We love this family picture. The kids are growing up so fast and we are trying to capture every moment of it. Photos taken by Jody Cooper Photography
Our Family! Summer 2011, ABQ, New Mexico
The Final Four in Thier Favorite Team Jersey's.
I actually love this shot of them. It wasn't planned at all, Elijah just happend to look like he is catching a ball and Hannah throwing it and Ethan doing the football hold, and well Sami just looking cool I guess. This is close to one of my favorite shots of the kids done at Christmas 2009
The Pearson Family in Corpus Christi, Texas June 2009
I love all these photos of us on the beach! They are some of my favorite pictures we have ever taken together! (Jody Cooper Photography, Copyright)
Our last Summer In Alaska! 2007!
Man how we miss Alaska! You always think the grass is greener on the other side but once you get what you think you want its just not what you thought it would be! If only to go back we would do it in a heart beat!
Pearson Family on Halloween 2008!
This is us at our First Pumpkin Patch in 5 years! It was actually Elijah's first and Hannah's first time since she was 18months old. We loved it and hope to go back from Christmas!
My Favorite Family Picture
Kids in the Ocean in San Diego
This is one of my all time favorite pictures that Chris took. The only thing is we can't get it to enlarge so you can see it better. However you can see they joined hands and ran all 4 right into their first ocean. It was great fun for us.