I know it may seem like I have forgotten about my list of goals, but trust me I have not. Most of the items on my list are not things that just happen over night or in one day, they take time. So, there will be future posts to come about the things I have accomplished, but for now they are in the works.
I am thrilled to introduce to you the latest addition to the new Sharette family, LUCY! She is a boxer and is just over 9 weeks old. She is so perfect. We purchased/rescued her from a family in Kearns. She was the most playful of the litter, but would also snuggle me. I loved her right away.
David and I were both so excited. She was all we could think about, and could not wait to go get her. We bought her all the necessary things a new pup needs, a kennel, collar, food, toys, treats, brush, shampoo, etc.
We also bought Cesar Milan's book on how to train your puppy. He truly is a dog whisperer. We have been doing everything by the book, and Lucy is learning so fast and doing so well. I am sure Cesar would disapprove of the above picture and frankly so do I, but it was just so cute that I had to take a picture.
And plenty of food, but not too much. I refuse to have an obese dog who breaths weird and smells bad due to an extreme amount of gas.
Number 9 has been a long time coming. I first decided that I wanted to do this before I went on my mission. When I left for California my hair was just below my shoulders and I figured 18 months on a mission would be a good time to grow it out through the awkward stages, and it was. I came home with hair past my waist! What inspired me to actually chop it off and donate it was my sister Emily. She is a pediatric oncology nurse at Primary Children's Medical Center. All of her adorable little patients are as bald as can be. She always talks about her work and the precious children she helps and serves. I wanted some way to be able to cheer them up and help too. So what did I have that they didn't? Long beautiful hair. I wish somehow I could make and deliver the wig myself, but since I don't have the capabilities I figured the next best thing would be to go through Locks of Love. They are an amazing organization. So, here are some before and after pictures of the big event. I hope someone somewhere is as happy with my hair as I was.
On December 30, 2009 David Jordan Sharette and I were sealed and married, legally and lawfully pronounced husband and wife for all of eternity. WAHOO!!!
So, not only did I get married in the temple, but I married the most kind, loving, hilarious, smart, magnificent, good lookin man. And it wasn't just any temple, it was the mother ship of temples, the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. The oldest temple, my favorite temple.
If you would like to see more pictures of our wedding day
and our awesome New Year's reception then click HERE.