Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Agent Morgan, Bows, and Boursin Cheese

Filet mignon with boursin cheese is delicious.

Has anyone else noticed how couples never actually look at the photographer anymore in engagement photographs? I was looking at an album on Facebook, and I don't think there was a single photo of the couple looking at each other, in the same direction, or both in the direction of the photographer. I like some of the fun things photographers do now, but I still think there's something to be said for a semi-"normal" photograph.

Are big bows and monogramming for babies just a Southern thing?

My friend A2 gave Thatcher his very first gift, and it's been such a blessing to me because he chews on it instead of my fingers. Speaking of Thatch, he's already retrieving! Good dog! Here's a photograph of him in his new favorite place at Clay's house.

Does anyone else find Criminal Minds to be addictive? I discovered the show a few months ago and proceeded to DVR and watch every episode. Gotta love how Derek Morgan kicks every door down....why try the knob when you can just kick, right?

I really liked Accidentally Me's posts on the proposed health care "reform" and in which she notes how insurance is generally designed to cover catastrophic events. For example, car insurance doesn't cover oil changes and routine maintenance; we cover those costs ourselves and rely on insurance for accidents. If car insurance covered tires, oil changes, and transmissions, imagine how much our premiums would be and how that might change how we take care of our cars. Anyway, AM details the problems with the current proposed health care "reform" much better than I can. You should check it out.

p.s. I'm thankful for my new secretary. She's so professional, full of initiative, and efficient.

13 comments:

Ys said...

Do people have professional engagement photos taken? Wow I missed out on that ;) Hehe only kidding, it sounds awful.

Aww Thatcher is just SO cute. Do you just cuddle him all the time? He's adorable.

Aaron said...

Make sure to only post your "normal" engagement photos. :)

Ally said...

Ys: Engagement photos seem pretty common here--at least in the South. And yes, Thatch is fun to cuddle with and his cuteness helps us overlook how much work he is :)

Anonymous said...

We had professional engagement photos taken, and we looked at the photographer in each one. Those photos are still among the BEST photos every taken of me and my husband. I cherish them.

Cute dog!

Scotty said...

I started to read, then I saw the pic.

I want that pup! :)

Trish said...

Your doggy is so very cute! And yay for a new secretary, a good one makes life so much easier!

Anonymous said...

Sancho says he can hardly wait to meet "the golden haired dog". Not sure as to what his intentions are.

A2 said...

I'm so glad Thatch is liking the keys! I remember those "teething" days with the sharp puppy teeth :) He is too adorable and I can't wait to meet him in person.

P.S. I'm so thankful that we got to spend some time together last weekend!

ella said...

I am coming over to steal him. Too cute for words. And Toby needs a little brother. :p

Sean Hanzelik said...

Hey, Ally, it's Sean (Clay's friend). I'm adding your blog to my blogroll on my website.

Wouldn't object to your returning the favor! :)

Sean
www.oneheartoneflesh.com

TC said...

Engagement photos, huh? ;)

OK Chick said...

I agree with TC. Is there something you need to tell us?

Ally said...

Ok Chick: Nope! Big news like that might warrant its very own post :)