Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two New Additions to our Family

The last time I welcomed two new additions to the family, it was twins. Not this time (thank goodness).  Over the weekend, a precious new baby joined our family. Meet "Teddy":
We named him after my dad. You might be a redneck if... you name a pet after a family member. Well...
He is a baby cocker spaniel weighs 3.5 pounds (I picked the runt).  He is growing fast and is the sweetest thing you have ever met. 
This is how it went down: We had picked him out a week before. Kids had no idea. None. We left Greensboro early Friday from our Thanksgiving visit with Read's family. 
We said: "Kids, no fussin' (another redneck word). Mom found a table on Craig's List in Burlington and we have to make a stop on the way home."
 Kids didn't say a word because they think this is totally normal. 
I dropped them off at the general store for a snack and bathroom break (with Read of course) and headed to pick up my new baby. Minutes later, I returned for some coffee with Teddy Bear in my coat. (Kids, still clueless). 
Read filmed the entire thing and kids still thought that was normal. 
Graham: Mom, did you get the table? 
Me: Huh? Oh no, it was junk, but I did get this instead....
Shock and awe. They are loving every minute with their new "brother". Hutson said he is glad he is no longer the youngest. 
Over the weekend, my upholsterer delivered his new bed. 
Ok, just kidding. 
 However, sofa was so fab, it made it into the living room and I couldn't bear to shut it up in my office. Teddy is digging it too. 
 Here it is a big shot of new sofa in living room. No comments about the Norman Rockwell weekend I had. Ignore giant pregnant tree in corner. 
 Remember the mother of pearl in-lay and the black lacquer trim? Oh yeah. Remember that I found it at auction for $250? See here. These two additions made for the best Thanksgiving weekend to date. Teddy tops the list. 
bye by birdie...


Unknown said...

1) I can't believe you have your tree up.
2) I can't believe you named your new dog after your Dad (Matthew says that is mean; I think it's hysterical).
3) That is one cute dog; I want one!

My Interior Life said...

Okay, where to start - the dog or the sofa?? Both are amazing! You are good to pull off the shock and awe. How happy your kids must be. Teddy is beyond adorable. And that sofa is just beyond words. I think I was looking at that fabric for something a while back. Still obsessed!! Oh, and your tree looks fab. We put ours up Sunday too. Happy Holidays!

Lindsey Suggs said...

Teddy is adorable!!! Love the way your couch turned out. That fabric is TDF.

Margaret McElroy said...

Love Teddy, grew up with cockers!
The sofa is way to FAB., who makes
the fabric?

Liz Carroll Interiors said...

Teddy is absolutely precious! Almost makes me want to get a dog too. :) And S.C.O.R.E. on the sofa. It's FAB!!!!

Alecia said...

Oh my word....precious!

Cat said...

Are you a redneck if you name your child after a family pet? I know "someone" had a dog named Molly at one time :) Teddy is ADORABLE!

Haven and Home said...

Dying over your sofa!!!! And your newest family member too of course.

LindsB said...

Seriously pretty sofa, but an even more awesome new memeber of the family- how friggin cute?!?

Unknown said...

Nice dog !

Difficult to believe that little pup grew this big in one year !

Did you not bring home two puppies together ? How is the other puppy doing ?
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