Sunday, June 20, 2010

Longest Blogging Vacation Ever

I am sure that by now many of you have given up on me and my blog, but I am vowing to make a come back starting TODAY! I finally found the will power to sit down and write about what is going on around the Dean household. I am going to try my hardest not to lull you to sleep with the things in our lives, but I have to warn you, your eyes may be overwhelmed with pictures.

The reason I have been away for so long is wrapping up the school year takes a lot of energy, it takes even more energy when you started two summer school classes for a graduate degree on top of it. Then it takes about two weeks of sleep to have a fully recovered brain that is ready to put into words what has been going on.

We are making progress with the house. While ripping out the mountain of ivy in the backyard we discovered a cement patio slab. We both shouted with glee when we made this discovery because this was something that we were going to put in, hurray for saving time and money! Also, we uncovered a small bomb shelter underneath. Stin made me climb down there to check it out. Nothing but nasty spiders and lots of wet dirt. Stin was disappointed not to find any hidden treasure in it. Here are a few pictures of the progress we have made out front.

Stinson and I are both hard at work with grad school classes.  Over the duration of the summer I will be working on completing four classes.  I had forgotten how much reading and work goes into college classes.  I am enjoying my classes a lot and learning some interesting things.  I have already found a few things that I will be able to take back to my class in the fall.   Stinson is into his first MBA class, and he is loving it.  In addition to going to class he has been busy running football camps up at MidAmerica.  He is enjoying taking ownership of running some of the camps, and loves working with the players.  He is also helping run summer work out for the MNU players.  The dogs and I enjoy heading up to campus to walk around the track while he does his coaching thing.   The summer is flying by!

Our biggest news is that we have another dog!  Stinson has been wanting a big dog, so at the end of May we ventured over to Wayside Waifs to find a dog.  We fell in love with one, and now he and Mia are the best of friends.  Our new dog's name is Jake, and he is big.  He is about 80 pounds.  We think he is a lab, German Shepard, Rottweiler mix.  He has the personality of a lab, and is so sweet.  I think I will end this post with some pictures of the dogs.  I know there is a lot more I could put in here, but I am sure you are ready to be done reading!  More to come in the next few days!  FYI we have turned into those people who talk about their dogs ALL THE TIME!

Newest Family Member Jake

Jake loves Maggie and Mia, especially Mia

How do you not fall in love with this face?

Maggie enjoying some sun in the laundry room

And of course Miss Mia, don't you want to just kiss her cute face?!

Hope all is well with you.  I vow to be a much better blogger, at least for the summer!


  1. Your doggies are so cute! I really like the flowers you've planted too. I'm glad things are going well with you!

  2. I know what you mean, we have become the crazy dog people too. Oh well!!! =)

  3. I'm so glad you're back! And keep talking about your dogs, because then the rest of us don't feel bad when we talk about ours!

  4. Thanks for the update and the pictures. I love the roses of course, and the dogs. :) I think it is great that you and Stinson are in grad school at the same time. Much better than if it was just one of you. Love you guys. Mom