Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wedding Bells, Babies & a Runaway Dog

I don't know about everyone else, but the weather this weekend and mostly today couldn't have screamed Spring anymore loudly!

Friday was a fairly nice day & we'd decided to spend the evening at home. We went for a walk with Bogey, loaded him up for a quick trip to Dairy Queen for some blizzards (we had to balance out the burned calories somehow!), and then came home to watch some March Madness. We let Bogey come in the house for what will probably be one of the last times this season and we both ended up falling asleep on the couch incredibly early! So...we gave ourselves permission to head to bed about 9:30...yes, I know, we're an old married couple with no kids!

Sounds like pretty laidback, relaxing Friday night right? Well...about 10:20 things got a little exciting at the Layman house. You see, when we took Bogey for a walk earlier that night, we brought him out of the backyard through the gate. But then, instead of putting him in the backyard after the walk we went to DQ, he came in the house, and we let him out the backdoor once it was time for bed. Anyone notice a big problem?!? Yeah, we had left the gate open earlier in the evening just like we always do..and our precious pooch found his way out the wide open gate somewhere between 9:45 and 10:20.

Hubby was quickly awoken by our neighbor calling his cell phone saying they, along with another neighbor, had seen Bogey roaming the neighborhood but couldn't get him to close enough to catch him! So...with my heart beat quickly increasing and my mind racing with all sorts of horrible thoughts, I headed one direction in my car around the neighborhood and Nick headed the other way on foot. Both of us calling and whistling, and me just hoping he was safe & sound. And...he was. I came around the last corner in our neigborhood and there was Nick, trying to convince Bogey to come close enough to get a leash on him. He wasn't trying to runaway anymore, he just wanted to play!

Needless to say, it took a bit to get calmed down but we all finally made it back home safely with Bogey securely locked in the backyard! Ughhh...this was just my furry son, I can't imagine my panic with actual children!

Saturday we had plans for a fun daytrip to Lake of the Ozarks. Nick had a gift certificate for merchandise at a golf course that was getting close to it's expiration so we decided to make a quick roadtrip for some shopping and a nice meal. I had plans on taking some good photos, but not long after we got there the rains came...and they came...and they came some more. However, we still had a great time shopping and thoroughly enjoyed a nice meal on the lake. We'll definitely have to visit again, next time when we can actually enjoy the view instead of pouring down rain.

Today was church, followed by a quick visit to see our friends' Jacinda & Brandon and their new baby Brooks. They welcomed their son into the world this morning at 5:40 am. Jacinda is my best friend from high school and I can't remember a time in my life when we weren't friends! I'm so excited for them as they enter the world of parenthood! Brooks was being watched pretty closely in the nursery when we visited so no photos....;o(, but all is well now and I'm hoping that mom, dad, & baby are finally able to rest!

Hubby & I spent the rest of the afternoon at the golf course, enjoying the 80 degree weather and this beautiful first day of Spring!

And if a baby, lost dog, and the first day of Spring weren't enough excitement, our good friends' from church & small group, Garrett & Andrea, got engaged this weekend! God's blessings are just flowing down from everywhere!


Dana-v said...

Freaking out for Andrea! I was thrilled to hear the news the other day.

Lindsey said...

YAYAYA! Exciting!!!! Such a great way to enter into spring!:)

Amanda said...

oh i'm sooooo glad that bogey is safe!!!!! i'm the same way with maddie....i don't know how that would feel with actual children! lol! so crazy! this weather is amazing! hope you have a great week! :)