Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meet PRINCESS Bella Noel the JRT

Bella, Bella, Bella...what can I say about Bella. She was my Christmas present from myself and my husband. I never thought that I being married to Joey would have more than one DOG and a time but I begged, pleaded and batted my eyes until he finally agreed I could take the cute little ball of love home with me. December 11th, the day befored we would make our first big trek move back to Northern Utah from St. George. We had to run to Wal-mart for a few last minute packing items...Joey wishes to this day we would have gone to the other Wal-mart on the other side of town. I was on the phone with my mom and driving when Joey intrupts and says look there are puppies for sale. I didn't think anything of it until mom asks..."what kind of puppies?" I then looked up and over and saw the sign Jack Russels for sale. "EEEK oh mommy they are Jack Russel Terriors!" I had to go look. I immediately went to Bella and picked her up and gave her lots of love. Joey stayed in the car but that didn't stop me from brining her to him. She was a shy little puppy and kind of scared but I loved her and loved her puppy breath upon my cheeks. From that moment on it was pure love...i could not go or move away from St. George without that little ball of furry love.

We sometimes now call our little Bella "BB" that stands for BAD BELLA. She usually is a pretty good puppy but we are still working on the pooping in the house thing. She can't seem to figure out that you poop outside rather than in the house. She does pretty good otherwise. Bella, loves Ayce, Izee, and Harlee but I think her favorite is defiently Harlee. They love to wrestle and chase each other. Belly doesn't like it when Ayce has something that she wants even though she may have the exact same thing (ie. BONE) and she barks and yells at him until he evenutally gives in to her. Harlee however doesn't take BElla bossing her around...oh no, Harlee bosses right back. I never thought a dog and cat could love each other so much. Poor Izee is our fluffy ball of cat and Bella must think she is a fox or something cuz for the longest time Bella would only chase Izee. I guess that must have gotten boring cuz she rarley bugs Iz anymore.

Bella is also "BB" for Bossy Bella. She tells everyone exactly how it is going to be and that is you are gonna do it my way or no way at all. She will bark at me if she wants to get a treat, go outside and romp, doesn't want to go in her kennel, if i squirt her with the spray bottle or just as i am getting out of the shower or even while i am in the shower. She is capable of jumping on the bed however she would rather be put on the bed and so she will bark. I have learned to ignore the bossy little terd for the most part but she is just so dang cute that i find it quiet hard sometimes. She bosses the other "Kids" around too. She pushes the cats off my lap so she can lay down or barks at Ayce knowing that he will eventully let her have whatever it is that he has. She even demands an occasional belly rub from Joey. Whoever or whatever it is...the attention is to be hers.

Bella is growing up all to fast for me. I wish she could have stayed the sweet little sleepy ball of fur forever but now she has grown into her paws, ears and the wire fur keeps growing. She is still cute but she is cute with attitude!

Oh her name Bella Noel means Beautiful Christmas however I think BAD BELLA fits her much better! :) We love you Hells Bells!

Enjoy Meeting Princess Bella!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

quick Update

It's been over 2 months since my last posting. I'm feeling a little guilty about that since the world of Ashley Thomas is in a bit of chaos these days and there is much call for encouragement. I've had "blog posting" on my to-do list for the past several weeks, and I've got a loooong running list of ideas of things that MUST be said, but I'm human and I can only do what I can do in a given day. What I have been busy with? A mixture of the following:

1. Christmas was i know quiet sometime ago now but none the less it was a very busy time of year and relly has not slowed down.
2. Moving--UGH, i don't ever want to have to move again! Joey and I moved to St. George last June and the first week of January we were back. This happened for a number of reasons but mainly just because we made some BAD financial decisions.
3. Trying to secure a job for myself. (Joey is at Layton Marketplace Wal-mart pharmacy)I hated leaving St. George and Dixie Regional but we felt like we needed to be close to our family in this time of financial crisis. Well, i am not sure it has really helped us by moving back up here but that leads me to the next several things on my list.
4. Deciding to go back to school. AFter several job interviews and not securing a job as of yet, i have decided I am going back to school. I am going to be starting school again on March 30th 2009 to get my RN. With both my RRT and my RN will be able to make way good money and it will hopefully open up a lot of doors for me.
5. Planning my best friend's bridal shower. It was fun to do it for her but I quiet honestly do not ever want to be in charge of another one of those again! I am glad that I had my mom to help...she probably ended up doing alot more then she ever thought that she would have to. Anyways...that kept us busy with making invites and shower favors and trying to come up with a couple of fun games. I also made her a shower book. I think it turned out WAY cute. We had fun evem though not to many people showed up. My mom's chicken salad was a hit! (Everyone went back for seconds).
6. Just in General just spending time with my friends and family. I am glad we moved back up here just to be closer to our family and friends. Oh and we managed to get family pictures done right before Nathan and Pamela left. Here is the link if any of you want to see them. Even though We are closer to friends and family I miss my RT buddies and my one CNA buddy at Dixie.
7. I am trying to keep my head on straight and hold it high. Not getting a job has really gotten me down in the dumps and i am having a bit of a hard time staying "sane" but i am just trying to take one day at a time. I guess that is all you can do. I am going to be going back to work on BMT (Bone Marrow transplant) two days a week at the U of U hospital. I am really actually very excited about that. I know that GOD works in mysterious ways i am just praying for a miracle!

Well, thats it for now. I will try to be better about getting you updates. I will post pictures and write about more specific things tomarrow or another day.

Hugs and Smiles!