Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Today...

... is Dr. Suess's birthday.



And Jon Bon Jovi's birthday.



And Karen Carpenter's birthday.



And my birthday. 34.

Meet Sully. He's our new baby. We adopted him over the weekend from the pound.
He's a Bernese Mountain Dog.
We kept with our Disney themed names. (We always name our pets after Disney characters.)
I kind of wanted to name him Carl. Because in the movie Up, Ellie passed on first and then Carl was left without her. And a dog named Carl is just funny.
It would've been my little nod to Ellie that we lost last week. But the kids outvoted me and we decided on Sully.
Because he'll be big and fluffy and hairy like the guy in Monster's, Inc. He'll get to be about 110 or 115 lbs.
He won't, however, have purple spots.

I kind of wish I had something profound to say.
A list of 34 great things to accomplish this year.
Wisdom I've learned in the past year. Something. Anything.
But instead I'm in a hurry. I'm meeting some friends for lunch. And I haven't showered yet.
I can't show up stinky on my birthday.

And spending time with people I care about it a good thing to focus on today.

Happy Day to you!!

54 comments:

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

*Smile* HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the puppy. You made me feel old, though, as I'm old enough to be your much older sister :). Have a great day!! Lisa

Tam said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your lunch. The pup is adorable!

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Hana said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

Susan S. said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet and beautiful girl! The puppy is precious....."the baby" is going to be riding him soon!

Hope you have a great day and PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR....LOL!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Happy Birthday and Sully is adorable.

Alexis said...

Happy Birthday!! What a cute little pup! I can't wait until our kids are old enough to help name pets. That's absolutely precious!!

Lynn said...

~Happy 34th Birthday!!~ Enjoy and may this be the best one yet!

Sully sure is a cutie!!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Erica said...

happy happy birthday beki!!!!!!!!!! have the best day!!!

rentz said...

Happy birthday, Beki! Wish I was only 34. Geesh. But I hope you have a super fantastic day!

The puppy is adorable!

Martha said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! And so sorry about loosing your pup...but so excited for you about SUlly...he is a cuuuutie!!! Love the pictures and hope your day is wonderful!

A Family of Love said...

Happy Birthday Beki! Have a fantastic day!

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

Awww, Sully is adorable! I hope you have a super day Birthday Girl!

~Tanya~ said...

and it is my son, Blake's birthday today :)
Happy Birthday!
Sully is adorable...
Hope you have a fabulous day.
Celebrate You!

Colleen said...

Happy birthday Beki! Have a wonderful lunch and I hope your kids are on their best behavior for you!
Sully is adorable!

pharmgirlfollies.com said...

BMD's are great dogs. Congrats on your new addition and making it to 34. I remember 34. Of course I would. It was 2years ago!

amy d said...

well happy birthday miss beki!!!!
sully is just adorable!!! my friend has the same kind of dog named gracie, she is just as sweet as can be...(she sometimes thinks she is a lap dog though...fair warning! :) i will pray that sully stays were he knows he will be loved and cared for!!!
(haha, at first i thought you named him bon jovi, which is weird since i know he wasn't in any disney movies...that i know of anyway...lol!!)
have a super duper birthday!!!
34...i WISH!

Sunny Sue said...

Oh Beki, you are still just a pup yourself! You and Sully can grow up together. :-)

He is a cutie and I love him even more knowing that you got him from the pound. Very nice.

Hope you enjoy a fantabulous day!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday Beki. I hope you have a great day.

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday, Beki! It's my son's birthday too, so you're in good company all the way around. Hope it's a great one!

mmmgleisner said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy - Make it a great day!!!

Jody said...

Happy Birthday! Try to squeeze in a few more birthdays this year so I don't feel so old okay???

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday, I am so glad to see you have a new puppy.

TRush said...

Omigoodness. . .just happened to come across this and saw that it was Jon Bon Jovi's birthday. How I did not know this since he is my BOYFRIEND!! Thanks for the reminder. JK. HPD to you too.

Bethe77 said...

Happy Birthday Beki and many blessings!
Sully is a sweet addition.
Blessings

Suzanne said...

Sully is soooo cute!!! He looks like he will be so much fun growing up!!

Happy Birthday too!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Danielle said...

Happy birthday to a fun and fabulous friend! (This is funny. I accidentally typed "gabulous" friend. I actually kind of like it. You are fun, fabulous and gabulous. It means you're a fun talker.)

Enjoy your special day and another year of living.

melismama said...

Happy Birthday and what a lovely new addition to the family!

vanessaandcompany said...

I love the name Sully!
Happy, Happy Birthday to you Bek! Enjoy your special day!

Laura said...

happy birthday xoxox

Ruth said...

happy birthday beautiful lady! hope you've had a lovely day and the next year is a great one for you.
ruth xoxo
(sully is adorable!)

Country Dreaming said...

Happy Birthday to you. A great day beign able to share it with
Dr. Seuss AND Bon Jovi (John)!

Hope you had a great time with friends and have a wonderful birthday evening.

Love Sully--he's a cutie.


Melinda

Diana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

(Karen Carpenter is a shirt-tail cousin of mine. =) I always loved listening to her voice.)

And welcome to Sully! May he have many loving years with you guys!

*woof*

:)

Chad and Jody said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! We want to come to the farm to visit you guys and see the new addition to the family. He's adorable! Someday your kids will get to ride him!

Katarina Esperante said...

happy birthday beki! sully is adorable and i love your blog!

Leah S. said...

Oh he's adorable! Did they tell you what they think he's mixed with? (having raised Bernie's before, he is clearly not a purebred) Hopefully he has all the Bernie traits. They are AWESOME dogs! Love love love them, just didn't like the hair! LOL

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope it was fun.
Blessings, Lori

S Club Mama said...

hope you weren't stinky for your birthday! happy birthday Sully is beautiful. I like the name Carl for a puppy too lol

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thank you ladies!!

Leah, we have no idea what he's mixed with. He was a stray that someone found and took to the pound. His tail is chopped short though. ??

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Happy Birthday Beki!! The new baby is so, so cute!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Happy birthday, Beki! I hope your day has been a wonderful one. Love & {{hugs}} to you!

lilah dobbs said...

Happy birthday Beki. Hope you had a blessed day! I have a feeling that at least 30 of things you will need to accomplish will have to do with SULLY!!!!!!
I am loving my WORDS TO LIVE By necklace. You do great work.

The Little Red Shop said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful pup! I love big dogs...and that you rescued him from the pound.

: )

Julie M.

BARBIE said...

Happy birthday! Praying you had a fabulous day. Puppy is too cute!

sugarnuggets said...

The most profound thing you can do on your birthday is to just be who you are and embrace yourself...that's even better than a list :)

But the puppy....yeay, puppy love!

Toni :O) said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and I love Sully...he is adorable and I think it's fantastic you rescued him...I'm all about rescuing! I think Carl would have been a perfect name for him too...I love the movie UP...such a wonderful movie with great lines!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Happy belated birthday, Beki and congrats on the new pup. Sully is adorable!

Our Beautiful Life said...

Happy Day After Your Birthday! I love the pup, Sully will be a great dog - I can it in his sweet lil puppy eyes :}

Molly said...

Sully is too cute! And happy birthday!
~Molly P

SugarberrySensations said...

OMG! I LOVE Sully! I love that it is your Birthday on Jon Bon Jovi's Birthday, I love that you celebrate for two days in a row, I love that you have that story to tell about your childhood. I LOVE it all!

Happy Happy Birthday!
♥Lori

PuppyLovePrincess said...

Ohmygosh! Sully is adorable :)

artsyclay said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you found such an adorable puppy!

Amy said...

Ah! I am so behind on my blog reading! I totally missed your birthday!!! Happy belated day, my sweet friend!! Realizing that you are the just a month older than me is weird though. You seem much more mature. :)

kim said...

Happy {Belated} Birthday! I had to comment on this post, 1. because your puppy is to DIE for cute. LOVE HIM. Love the disney themed names.

and 2. Carl is a perfect name for a dog. Growing up I had a Rottweiler (named Boris...also a funny name) - and I had a children's book starring a Rottie named Carl. It was called Good Dog, Carl (he was the family babysitter) - anyway, Good thing you went with Sully. Carl is a good dog name. For Rottweilers. :)

Enjoy your puppy. :)