Friday, January 30, 2009


Ever noticed how pounding steaks is the best stress reliever - EVER?

Tip: next time you find yourself pounding steaks (or chicken, whatever) think about all those ugly things that make you worry and LET IT OUT!

This is much more fun than staring blankly into space...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Last night was a hectic one... Norm created a Facebook profile (which is great! welcome Norm to Facebook!), and my Facebook profile became inaccessible (long story short: his email address provided and my email address on file are the same, which apparently is a big NO NO for Facebook).

So here we are - Norm is connected and I'm far from it. Become his friend if you haven't already.

So to all my Facebook friends out there is cyberspace - I have not fallen off the face of the earth, I'm just having technical difficulties at the moment. If I don't hear back from the Facebook techs soon, I'll have to call it quits and create a new account altogether. The bright side of that... we'll become friends all over again!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Struggle and Confussion

It has unfortunately come to the point in our household where we are having to lay some strict rules and changing things around with the dogs. We are finally getting the living room couches professionally cleaned tomorrow (how exciting!!). So with that big mission accomplished comes a not-so-exciting mission: teaching the dogs that they cannot get on the couches anymore.

It can be done, we did it with Pellet. At first he was allowed on our bed until things got out of control (he got too big) so we had to retrain him to not get on the bed. The struggle now is now to the squared power (two dogs and two couches instead of one dog and one bed).

Yes, there have been lots of "OFF!" and "NO!" going on around here and along with that two confused pups.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Video Time!

Here's a video of Cali snoring... you have to listen closely.

Here's a video of Cali and Pellet being, well, Cali and Pellet. Pellet though was being a little crazy and apparently got stage fright (making me look/sound silly, but he honestly does know what "toy" means!")

Here's one more ... Cali girl when she was a tiny baby

Monday, January 12, 2009

Late Night

Late night (well... somewhat late night) with the Aldredge's can be summarized like so:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Work-Out Routine

How does that saying go... If Mohammad can't go to the mountain, the mountain will go to Mohammad???

Applied to our everyday lives: if Norm and Fern don't pick a work-out routine, the work-out routine will pick them.

It has rained on and off over the last 3 days and the forecast continues to call for rain for the next few days to come. With all this water we've gotten ourselves a work-out routine. It goes something like this:

Pellet and Cali go outside.
Pellet and Cali play while Norm and Fern watch TV or do other household chores.
Pellet and Cali show up at the back door wanting to come inside.
Norm/Fern grabs "the towel", opens the door, bends over and proceeds to clean Pellet and Cali's feet - all 8 of them in a 30-second span because they are absolutley impatient and must go in the house instantly after the door opens.

You might think - what's the big deal??? Well, the big deal is that Cali has springs on her feet so she jumps. She jumps on top of Pellet (and on top of whoever is cleaning Pellet's feet), then she jumps as her feet are being cleaned. The cleaning of the feet can be reversed (Cali first, then Pellet) - but the results are the same.

The above scenario is repeated an average of 15 times per day. We have gotten ourselves a nice work-out routine!

Family Picture 2016

Family Picture 2016

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Family Picture 2015

Christmas Picture 2011

Christmas Picture 2011

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Family Picture 2009
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