Can’t Quite Grasp It

My bachelorette party (part one) is exactly a month away!!! I got an email from one of my friends with a basic itinerary and required attire this afternoon which pretty much sent me into a frenzy of excitement (as those of you who follow me on Twitter already know).ย I can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

I’m sorry but I just had to get that off my chest. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Dog Parkย 

Our evening began with a trip to the dog park.ย 

Sadie was beyond thrilled when we loaded up the car.ย 

Pumped Puppy

Family Fun

ย Our trip to the park was dominated by playing fetch with a crazy-shaped red ball.ย 

Get It Girrrrl

Ryan took the above action photo of me and Sadie, so naturally I had to turn the camera on him.ย 

Of course he put on an intense tough guys face… though Sadie’s face was 100 percent authentic.ย 

Like Father, Like Doggie Daughter

I’m not sure who looks crazier! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

When we first started playing with the red ball, Ryan and I could not stop laughing because Sadie had such a hard time grasping it in her mouth.ย 

I caught one of her first attempts on video, which made us laugh at her all over again:ย 

Her big red ball got the attention of some other dogs who stole it away for a while…ย 


…But she swooped in andย got it back when they got distracted.ย 



Eventually it was bath time.ย 

Bath Station

For as much as Sadie loves the lake and the ocean, you’d think she would love baths.ย 

Not the case.ย 

She hates them. Fortunately she lovesย being toweled off and gets all snuggly afterwards.ย 

So Fresh and So Clean, Clean

With a clean pup on our hands, we headed home for din-nah!ย 


Dinner tonight was another easy creation.ย 

The base was my two-ingredient crock pot pulled chicken which I smothered in BBQ sauce for a simple BBQ pulled chicken sandwich.ย 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

To get some greens in our meal, I roasted broccoli at 415 degrees for 20 minutes after spraying it with cooking spray and dusting the veggie with garlic salt.ย 

Roasted Broccoli

Dinner is Served

Simple and simply delicious!ย 

Now I’m off to relax a bit and watch The Blind Side with Ryan. He’s never seen it and I loved it! Let’s hope he’s a fan, too!

36 Responses

  1. Oh my gosh I just love Sadie. I want her for my own doggy!

  2. This looks like such a fun day, and Sadie is seriously the most adorable dog ever! I’m hoping to get a Viszla one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. sadie is so cute and always looks like she’s smiling ๐Ÿ™‚
    and, gotta love those action shots!

  4. BBQ anything sounds like a great dinner to me! I have been so obsessed with BBQ chicken lately its crazy – def. one of the best summer foods.
    love the broccoli too!

  5. playing with sadie looks like so much fun. I pet sat my Aunts dog and she was sad and old. . . . love how pups play

  6. Oh The Blind Side is such a good movie…have fun!

  7. Enjoy the blind side!

  8. I love the Blind Side…I wanted to own Sandra Bullock’s whole wardrobe in that movie.

  9. I love dog parks ๐Ÿ™‚ so much fun!

  10. The last pick of your hubby holding the dog is forever too cute!!!

  11. I loved that video- so cute! It made me laugh too ๐Ÿ˜€ Another one came up with Sadie too- the Doggie Derby one- not sure if it comes up on everyone’s – but that was cute too!! Ryan picks her up like it’s no effort what so ever!
    & the first picture is one of my FAVORITES so far of Sadie- she’s just adorable.

  12. So fun to hear the voice of a blogger!!

  13. Such a cute puppy!!

  14. ah you two are so cute!! i die whenever i see pics of your little fam. & that vid is adorable!


  15. Love the doggie play by play ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. That’s so exciting about your bachelorette! Can’t wait to see that recap ;0) And I LOVE that green dress on you!

  17. That video is too cute. And I love the pic of her in the towel, she looks so pitiful like, “yeah, they totally just gave me a BATH!”

  18. i need to go shop in your closet- you have the CUTEST sun dresses! love em! precious video!

  19. Gosh Julie, I’m amazed at the number of times you can update your blog daily and yet still keep each post refreshing and entertaining.

    Kudos to you!

  20. You guys have the cutest family!! I love the dog park. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. The Blind Side is such a great movie! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yummy lookin’ pulled chicken!

  22. Ok, so, can we trade wardrobes?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Where do you get all of these amazing dresses? Do tell!

    Sadie is adorable, no matter what kinda crazy face she has on -and that video is so funny – she is a character…looks like Ryan is too, haha! What a beautiful family you have, Julie – you are SO blessed!

  23. Ahh looks like a blast!

    Have a good night girl! I love the blindside too ๐Ÿ˜›

  24. Aw, yay! I know your Bachelorette party will be a blast!!

    The Blind Side is such a good movie – enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Sadie is adorable! Do you mind if I ask where you got her? I want to get a dog soon?
    I’m so jealous your getting married, I feel like I’ll never find someone willing to put up with me for life!

  26. You’re coming to Chicago for your bachelorette??? Yaaayyy! You know you can’t go wrong with the good old Chi-town when it comes to partying! ๐Ÿ™‚ My friends and I have just done a bachelorette party for our friend who’s getting married in a month, and we took her to the Baton and then to this club called Crescendo, we had a blast! I wonder where they’ll take you! Lots of bachelorette parties go to Baton these days, who knows maybe you’ll end up going there too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Ahhh I’m kind of obsessed with Sadie…so adorable!! Exciting news about the bachelorette party!! I hope it’s super fun!

  28. Sadie’s tongue is a science experiment. I’ve never seen a dog with that many different facial expressions. Looks like the best way for my dog to pick up other dogs is with a shiny ball, noted:)

  29. Aww that’s so cute! Your dog is amazing, hahah. I need to give my dog a bath today, too… but I’m procrastinating. He hates getting baths too!

  30. Garlic broccoli, love it! Your dogie is so cute. Oh-em-gee! Seriously and I’m not a dog person. That video sealed the deal on her cuteness factor.

  31. Blindside is one of my all time favorite movies! I know this is not food related, but is there ANY picture of you where you don’t look drop dead gorgeous? Seriously!??

  32. Where did you get that dress?? Soooo pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Jolly Ball! (That’s the big red ball) One of our border collies has one just like it, and is Obsessed. Like whacked out, crazy about it!

    I love Sadie…what a doll face.

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