Surprise

19 Dec

Hi there!

How is everyone enjoying their Wednesday afternoon? I have to say it feels pretty darn good being free of this:

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Which is now here:

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I can’t even begin to describe how good it felt to get rid of everything from the semester, knowing that I was completely finished with all of it. Ahhh, accomplishment! The semester was finished off strong and am I very proud of the grades I ended up receiving. Even though I may not have have thought so at the time, I can now say that all the hard work and stress was worth it. Well, maybe not all the stress…I still need to work on that one a bit. It’s hard not to let it get to ya!

Anyways, with all of that out of the way with, I now have 5 glorious weeks off to relax and recover!

I do, however, have something else that will be keeping me busy though…

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SURPRISE!

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Meet Cleo, the new pup in town!

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After lots of planning, preparing, and a long road trip, this little sweetie was bought home last Friday. Cleo is a cavalier poodle mix, aka a Cavapoo. She is learning to be a good girl but still has a lot of crazy puppy in her. πŸ™‚

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Cleo got to meet her big sister, Jaci, (emphasis on big ha!) and they had a blast. Jaci loves little dogs so they got along great once they got to know each other.

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99% of the time, she will sleep like this. I try to roll her back over but she just goes right back. What a silly girl.

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Eating and posing!

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This is her favorite spot, right under the Christmas tree. Don’t mind the towel I had to wrap around the base so she would stop nibbling on it. πŸ˜‰

This little one is a 24/7 job right now and keeping me very busy! I love her though and know she is going to be the perfect companion. So there is my big surprise! I know some of you knew I had been considering a puppy for a while now and I’m so glad it all finally worked out. Expect tons of cuteness on the blog from here forward!

And since this is What I Ate Wednesday and all, I thought I should at least post a meal I made recently that was absolutely delicious and unique:

Laura’s Cheesy Sausage, Kale, and Spaghetti Squash Bake

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Yum! I followed her recipe pretty closely (click the name for the recipe link) Β but used soy sausage instead. It turned out SO cheesy and was a fun and different way to use spaghetti squash, especially since I almost always make squash boats with them. Always good to change things up! Of course I made some squash fries to go along with it: delicata squash for this meal. Kabocha is now back in the house so that will be taking over again…nothin’ beats it.

Okay, new mommy duties call! Be back soon!

Kristi

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17 Responses to “Surprise”

  1. JEN December 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    She is so adorable Kristi, I’m jealous I want one too.

  2. Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) December 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Congratulations on being done; and OMG Cleo is such a doll!

  3. cleanfoodcreativefitness December 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Cleo is adorable! Congratulations on the new puppy!

  4. Lisa December 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I’m glad to hear you are done!!! Now enjoy those weeks off. SO cute!!!!

  5. Katie Gagliano (@HealthyDiva31) December 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    YAY for being done and now you can relax, enjoy the holidays, and family time!

    Congrats on the new pup! She is SO cute!!!

  6. plateitnclimb December 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    OMG SO ADORABLE! I AM JEALOUS! I finished up this week, but I am already hankering for work. haha I need to save the recipe, mom would love me to make it for here this break!

  7. Holly December 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi Cleo! What a sweet adorable pup, those eyes! One piece of advice, get the bells for potty training. I put them by the door then whenever I would take my dog out, I would bat the bell with his paw and say outside. It really helps and works!

    • Sweetly Fit December 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      I have heard of that! Such a smart idea. Thanks for the tip!!

  8. Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake December 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Oh my goodness, Cleo is so so cute. I’d love a puppy,

  9. Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Omigosh my heart is absolutely melted. Cleo is such a cutie! That picture of her curled up under the Christmas tree is just… awwwr πŸ˜€ It’s been forever since I’ve had a puppy (my pooch is a little over 9 now), but I remember it being a job and a half. Good luck with mommy duties!

  10. paoang December 20, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    Congratulations on finishing the semester on such a high note! You must be extremely proud πŸ˜„ I’m glad all of that hard work payed off!
    Cleo is ADORABLE – I’m jealoussss! I am sure she’ll make the perfect companion while you’re home ;D

  11. Meg December 20, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    congrats sweetheart! OMG she actually brought tears to my eyes! What a precious girl! I love her to pieces

  12. Shreya @ rushofendorphins December 20, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    What a cutie!!! It’s got those big beady eyes awwwwww

  13. jessielovestorun December 20, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    What a little cutie pie! Just look at those blue eyes xoxo

  14. Alexandra December 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Awwwww yay!!! She is the CUTEST baby ever!!!!! What a perfect little Christmas pal! πŸ™‚

  15. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 21, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Everything is good with cheese πŸ™‚

  16. Miranda @ Biting Life December 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Ahhhhh OH. MY. GOD. she is so cute!!!!! I’ve never heard of that kind of dog before, but now I want one, haha. My boyfriend and I have been trying to decide what kind of dog we want to get when we get one, and she is definitely going on my list! πŸ™‚

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