Days 17-23

Day 17: I am thankful for the technology that enables me to have my daily morning conversations with my dad - I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Day 18: I am thankful for the freedom to believe in Who I choose and to worship Who I choose - I am no where close to the relationship that I need, but it's a daily goal...I am blessed beyond measure.

Day 19: I am thankful that I started getting my Christmas decorations up - I have to get a jump start this year so that it's all done for Parker's party!

Day 20: I am thankful for my body - yup, with all of it's imperfections and things that need to tighten up and shrink in, but without it, I wouldn't be able to get up and do all the things that I do on a daily basis.

Day 21: I am thankful for laughter - laughing makes everything seem better!

Day 22: I am SO thankful for 2 day work weeks!! :0)

Day 23: I am thankful for my morning - laying in bed with my baby, cooking with Christmas carols on in the background...heaven!

Day 16...

I am thankful for my husband's willingness, drive, and desire to loose weight and lower his blood pressure...his motivation is what keeps me going and my motivation will keep him going! 

Here's to a healthy lifestyle!

Days 1-15...late

I am always late to the party, but here we go:

Day 1: Considering it's Parker's 11 Month Birthday - I am thankful for my sweet, entertaining, healthy, amazing baby boy!

Day 2: My husband - he puts up with all of my annoying little ticks and still supports and loves me for that...

Day 3: My job - sometimes I hate that I have to drop off my son, while I raise someone else's kid, but then I remember, this is were God wants me...

Day 4: Large Diet Cokes from Sonic - they are my Friday treat and make Friday's that much more sweeter...

Day 5: Instant connections and the strength, courage, and ability to make that friendship grow...

Day 6: My friends - they may be few and far between, but I love them all dearly! 

Day 7: Gigi and her willingness and devotion to my sweet angel baby...

Day 8: Gigi again because without her, my living room would STILL not be painted...

Day 9: My 7:15 morning phone calls with my daddy - we may not solve the problems of the world, but we sure try!

Day 10: Pintrest - yes, I went there...I freaking LOVE this's my drug of choice

Day 11: Our Veterans, their families and the sacrifices that they have made for my freedom

Day 12: Kane's job and the things that it has enabled us to do together

Day 13: Coffee - it makes late nights and early mornings managable

Day 14: 6 hour car drives where I can get lost in my thoughts and prayers

Day 15: PAYDAY - enough said...

Reunion Time...

This weekend was Kane's 10 year high school reunion. I can't believe that it has been 10 years since he graduated...that means that it was 10 years ago that my brother graduated...which means my 10 year reunion is just around the corner - yikesssss!!

He lived in Wichita Falls and graduated from Ryder, so we drove down Friday afternoon and met his parents and grandmother to make the trade. What trade? Ohhhh yes friends, I forgot to mention that Parker is spending the week, yes WEEK, in Dallas with GiGi and Dougles. I know, I am very proud of myself is great for everyone involved but it's still incredibly hard - I miss my little man. Anywho, we made the trade and Kane and I hightailed it to the Ryder/Old High (long time rivals) football game to see if Kane remembered anyone...he actually did - I was quite impressed!! 

I was really excited to meet one of his classmates in particular - Angie...there is an incredibly funny story behind my desire to meet her, but I will not divulge that info because it could totally be construed into something that it's not...just trust me when I say it was hi-sterical! After I met Angie and her husband, we hit it off instantly and I haven't laughed this hard or this much in a realllllyyy long time - we had an incredible time this weekend and I am pretty sure that we have made friends for life...

It was a great weekend and a great distraction from missing my little monster!

Fall Fun

Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the changing temperatures, I love the changing leaves, I love that I get to start wearing leggings and boots, and yes I love time change! There is something about the smell of the heater and it being dark that makes me want to snuggle - love!!

With the onset of Fall, I couldn't wait to take Parker to the pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins and practice my photography skills (ha!). There is a fantastic little pumpkin patch in Floydada, which is about 30 minutes from Plainview. They have cute little places to take pictures and they always have great prices on pumpkins. So a few Saturdays ago, we dressed in our best Fall attire, loaded up the Jeep and hit the trails...Parker's girlfriend came too! Here are some ADORABLE pictures that I took in complete manual mode - holla! Unfortunately, you can tell that they are amateur photos taken in manual mode... 
 Parker would not let go of Henley - he was so excited to have her in his wagon!
 Sweet Little Faces
 Now it's Henley's turn to not let go of Parker - we have some of the best pictures from this spot!
 Love it!
 Death grip...
 Sweet little feet

Last weekend was a big weekend! It was my birthday on Saturday and then it was my school's Harvest Festival. We decided to take Parker in his costume. My dad was going to stay with him while I worked the cake walk. Needless to say, Parker was NOT in the best mood that's really my fault because he didn't get a good afternoon nap and it was hot and loud in the gym. Then Monday was Halloween! Parker and I went Trick-or-Treating with the kids from daycare on Monday afternoon. Then, all three of us went Monday night. I, of course, had an impromptu photo shoot in the front yard. Here are some pictures of Parks in his Halloween outfit and then with his costume:
 This was at daycare - I couldn't get all my stuff on my camera to line up, sooooo it's more than just a little bright...oops!
 Mommy's Little Ghost
 Love that toothy grin!
 Loved the stick in the background until I noticed it looked like it was growing out of his head...maybe that's what Wes was talking about in my photography class...??

 Parker loved carrying around the little buckets I had
 Parker and Daddy
My Little Monkey
Happy Fall Y'all!

We Plan...God Laughs

Happy Tuesday ~ I hope all is well with you and yours!

Kane and I have been meeting with a financial planner for the last couple of months. It's quite comical because we don't have any financials to plan, but that's neither here nor there. Anyway, one of the things that he has recommended to us is life insurance, which got us onto the topic of a will...

The thought of having to make the decision of who gets the pleasure of raising Parker brings tears to my eyes and chills to my arms...he's my baby ~ I am the one who gets to do that...

Would they know that...he loves when you talk into his belly and his back...he doesn't like to lay down in the bathtub...he hated water when he was tiny, but now loves it and would really prefer to drink out of your cup...he likes to chew on the nebulizer hose while you give him breathing treatments...he snores because his allergies are bad...his favorite song is "You are my Sunshine"...he likes his milk warmed, not hot, not cold...he doesn't like his bottom patted, but his back rubbed and that he wants to hold your hand while you rock him...he needs all of his "slippies" in his crib with him...would they even know what his "slippy" is?!

So, I am going to throw a 2 year tantrum and say NO! I don't want anyone else to do my job of taking care of my baby... 

We can do all the planning that we want and continue thinking that we are in control - the whole time that we are down here, God is up there shaking His head and laughing because He knows that He is the only one in control...I can pitch my little fit (haha) but I have to fully trust in Him that He has the divine and perfect plan for me and today and everyday, I will continue to pray for strength to trust in Him...

On a brighter note, my birthday is next week!! Yay for me... :0)

Well Hello...

Yes, I am still alive and yes, I still stink at this whole blogging thing - maybe I can double up my efforts and get better?! Let me tell ya, if you're still reading, I still think, "Oh, I need to remember to blog about that!" or "This is going to make a great post...someday!" I have had a running ticker of things to blog about since, oh, July, but I never made the time to actually write them. Mainly because when I finally get the beast (that would be Parker - ha) down, I either want to sit and drool (ok - maybe not drool, but you get it...) or brush my teeth and crawl into bed...oh the life...ha!

So, here's the update in Cannedy's Corner:
1. Parker is 10 months (tear) and walking (double tear)!! He has been walking for about 3 weeks now...he's smart...aaaand I am in TROUBLE! :0)
2. Kane's mother was here for a week and it was wonderful - GiGi and Parks bonded and it was so special. The progress that Parker made was amazing.
3. I am now teaching 3rd Grade. It has been the best decision that I have made in my professional career. I absolutely LOVE who I work with - they are special ladies...
4. I took a small step towards a future goal on Saturday...I took a photography class. It was great, hard, but great. Look for future posts on my VERY elementary photos.
5. Humble Pie...that was going to be a post in itself...I ate a HUUUUGE serving of that this summer...I did 3 things that I said I would NEVER do: 1) I traded in the Trailblazer for It is a Chrysler 300. I call it the pimp wagon...I couldn't be more happy with it! 2) I bit the bullet and joined Facebook. Yup, that was the hardest piece of pie to eat. Now, I open and close it like, a million times. Oi. 
6. I have decided that the majority of my Christmas gifts this year will be things that I have made...yup, good plan.
7. I am sadly, ridiculously, unabashedly addicted to Pintrest. Holy Moly - that is the coolest thing E.V.E.R.
8. I lost 10 pounds in July by running and doing P90X. Then I stopped nursing and I gained every. single. pound. back.
9. I have a fantastic secret, but I can't tell you...yet. Oi.
10. Parker is going to spend 7 nights, in a row, away from me in November and I am so anxious about it - he has only spent 2 nights away from me and they were spread out.
11. I have started planning Parker's birthday party (triple tear).
12. It's 9:15, which is 15 minutes past my bedtime - night night!

Pool Time

I am a couldn't tell it by looking at me, but it's true, I am! We grew up with a pool in our backyard (thanks Poppy!) From about mid-May until late September, Nathan, myself, and my dad were always in the pool. Some of the best memories that I have are from that pool. I want Parker to have the same memories that I have. Well not the same, but you know what I mean - look back on his childhood and say, "Remember when..." just like my family and I do. Not only did we have a pool, but I spent all 4 years of my high school career on the swim team...loved it and loathed it...loved to be in the water, loathed the early morning practices...I digress, I want Parker to love the water just as much as I do, so exposing him to the water is my plan to make him love it! Ha - great plan, right?!

On Saturday, the fam went to the pool at the country club. We went early enough that we had the entire pool to ourselves! We didn't have to worry about kids splashing or us being in the way - it was marvelous! The first time we went, it was the very beginning of June and the water was NOT warm at all...Parks was a trooper and enjoyed it as much as he could. I decided to buy a blow up pool for our play dates with my mommy friends and their kids and he was NOT having that water, so I was a little apprehensive about taking him back, but he LOVED the water this time around!

Here are some pictures from Saturday:
 Parker and Daddy pre-swim
 Parker and Mommy pre-swim
 Daddy enjoying the diving board
 Ahhhh I could squish those cheeks!
 Parker and Daddy post swim
 The Fam post swim

New Find

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am addicted to reality TV, jewelry, and blogs...among many other things! The blog tab under my bookmark tab on my computer is ridiculously long and I unabashedly stalk each and every one! A new blog that I found is AH-MAZING! Jen at is so warm, creative, and her projects - ah! She is featuring a great giveaway right now from I would definitely recommend checking out both places!

7 Months and 3 Years

My oh my, this post is long overdue...again!

Things have been a bit cray cray around the Cannedy Household...summer school, getting a new room ready (no not baby - classroom)...all on top of the Parks man. What has been going on you ask (pretend that you did...)? Well, let me enlighten you!

 This is 7 Month Parker...
And this is 7 Month Momma - YIKES!

Needless to say, 7 month Parker has been a little tough on his momma!  Between the frustrations of teething and trying to crawl, my normally happy baby has been extra fussy and very temperamental...NOT unlike his momma! HAHAHA! Parker has one tooth about to break through and one not far behind. I am hoping that it happens soon because I hate that he hurts and I can't do anything for him - breaks my heart. However, I have some REALLY exciting news - on Monday, July 11th, my sweet baby boy crawled for the first time. It is such a bundle of emotions. I am so glad that he is progressing and reaching milestones, but I am so sad that he is not my little baby anymore AND I am not going to be able to leave him in the floor and run to the next room quickly and know that he is going to be just where I left him. Kane and I will be Parker-proofing the house this weekend...I hope I don't forget how to unlatch the toilet lock! Ha

Now, on another note...3 years ago, Kane and I were doing this:
That's right...3 years ago, Kane made the best decision of his life - HA! We had a great evening. We had dinner and then went to see Transformers in 3D - AH-MAZING!!!!!! Plus, Parker got to spend the night at his nana's house - thank goodness for grandmothers...I got to sleep allllll night and so did Parker! I sure am grateful that he slept all night for Monda and thankful that we have such great people in our lives.

That's about all that's happening right about now...I do have a couple of fun posts coming up soon, so check back soon!

My Obsession...

I have to confess. I have several obsessions (reality TV, organizing things, root beer, the Hubs, Baby P, morning phone calls with my daddy, shoes...) 
BUT my main one is's kind of a problem...I love, Love, LOVE it. I am always looking for new ways to organize it because I have so much that I forget about this piece or that piece...SO when I saw a tweet from Little Miss Momma (I'm kinda obsessed with her blog..maybe I should add it to the list...?)about a DIY of her Pottery Barn jewelry holder, I knew I had to make it! 

So let the creating begin...

3-Tiered Jewelry Holder Supplies:
4 glass candle holders
3 metal trays
Epoxy (I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy)
Spray Paint (I used white)

Candle Holders and Metal Trays

The Hubs and Baby P drilling holes in the metal trays - 1 hole every 3rd ridge.

I mixed up the epoxy and glued two candlesticks together and then onto a tray with holes. I glued the other drilled tray to the top of that. Then, the other two candlesticks were glued together and then to the bottom of the middle tray. Once it was dry, I spray painted it white.

Here is what my earrings were on before. I made this over 4 years ago. It worked and was cute when all the gems were on it.

And here is what holds my earrings now! It turned out great!  I had to use one hole for each pair of earrings because yes I have that many and yes, they are color co-ordinated! I put what I wear the most on the trays. Trust me - it's not anywhere near all of my jewelry. See what it's sitting on...?? That's a jewelry armoire...ha

Here are some of my necklaces. They are on hangers in the closet. Any ideas on how to hang those better?

My bracelets. I use a plastic shoe rack to hold those - I can see all of them and the colors can be put together...

I showed the Hubs and he was impressed:

Me: "Now, that's not all of my jewelry..."
Hubs: "I know."
Me: "I think I have a problem..."
Hubs: "Uh, ya think? Jewelry and shoes."


There is a lot of it that I don't wear and I could get rid of it, but I am saving it...for my daughter. NO, I am not pregnant, but I know that someday God will bless us with a little girl and she will want to play dress up with Mommy's jewels...sentimental - most definitely! pack rat - uhhh duh, but I come by it honestly, ahem...wink wink

What do you think? Impressed...?


Yesterday started out really well - I had all these wonderful intentions of starting and hopefully completing a project or two...I really wanted to make Parker's onesies, work on my jewelry holder (that post tomorrow), and start on my purse project (that post hopefully soon). Yes, I still have my burlap lamp to complete and I have a book wreath and a necklace still in the works. However, with a 6 month old, things just don't happen like they used to!

Here is our day in pictures:
Our dining room table/craft table - a mess! See the chair on the right - that is another project - paint and recover...there's four of them.

Our living room floor - my OCD twitch is starting (kidding...kinda)

I did manage to start on Parker's onesies while he took a nap.  Two onesies and two iron-on transfers.      

Directions say to trim around the transfer and so I must oblige.

We are trimmed, placed and ready to transfer!

Directions said to use a transfer towel because you aren't supposed to let the iron touch the transfer. I tried it that way and then I tried it my way (ironing directly onto the onseie) and...

This is what I got...Disaster - why do I even attempt iron-ons...?? Every time I try them, I fail. Miserably.

Round 2 - Hello Goodwill
So, on the crafty front...disaster. On the mommy front...awesome! We had a trip to Walmart, some great tummy time, and a lot of singing and dancing while lunch was cooking. Tomorrow's post is an idea I snagged from Little Miss Momma

Hope y'all had a good one!

The Dressing Room

It's summer! ...but that also brings us to the...
bathing suit. I have never been a bathing suit person - which is kinda ironic because I grew up with a swimming pool and also spent 4 years in high school in a bathing suit (varsity swimmer and lifeguard)...

Being pregnant really did a number on my body (not alone in this situation)- it was hard on me physically, emotionally, really every -lly way that it could possibly be...I loved every moment of being pregnant...almost. I will be honest, there were times that I cried because I felt like that giant cow in the pasture that I passed on my way to work, but I had to be reminded (thanks Hubs and Daddy) that it was all for a good reason - Parker...let me tell ya, I earned every stretch mark and ounce of fat that was placed on my body! When I get down on myself when I look in the mirror - like today when I bought my bathing suit, all I have to do is look down and see those chubby cheeks smiling up at me and I am reminded, that is why I have this jiggly tummy and it's okay with me - it goes along with the 4 inch roots, acne scars, dark circles and the wrinkles...yes the wrinkles...but it all compliments my smile, my eyes, my humor and my personality...

Ok - so here is where I am going with this.  Body issues have plagued me since I don't know when - no amount of flattery and praise has/will change(d) that. I hate that about myself - not that I am the only one that struggles with's society...we have done this to ourselves. I see girls in my elementary struggle with these same issues, some in 1st, more in 2nd, lots in 3rd, but most in the 4th grade - HOW SAD?! How do we help these girls understand that you don't have to fit into this "perfect" mold - there is no "perfect" - we can go back to the old adage "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"...

Little Miss Momma tweeted about this post yesterday - just in time for me to read it before I bought a bathing suit today. How perfect - I wish that I had that frame of day I will - mark my words.

I am beautiful. Maybe this will be my mantra and a # on my life list/101 things to do that I am working on...

Memorial Day Weekend

Thank you to our military men and women and their daily sacrifices. May God bless you and yours.

How was everyone's weekend? Ours was great - here is the rundown!

Gigi and Dougles were in town - that is Kane's mom and stepdad...
I had to work so they were on baby duty...I know, I know - tough job!

Fish Fry at Nana and PawPaw's house - Monda and time for the boys and mom time for the was great!

Date Night - woohoo! It was so weird - what do we do, what do we talk about, how do we act??! It made us wonder, what was life like pre-Parker..? We saw The Hangover II - it was hysterical! Then we went to Walmart and Hastings - it was too early to go home, so we went to Chili's to have a drink and some appetizers - there isn't much to do in Plainview, but we made the best of a free babysitter! 

Parker woke up 1 AM...enough said.

Breakfast with Gigi


Gigi, Dougles, and Parker
Not a lot of action, but it was GREAT! I love family time!!

Last Day of School

You know how you countdown for Christmas and take each ornament out of the advent calendar and hang it on your tree and then when it is finally Christmas you feel that letdown or how you start your birthday month countdown and you mark through the days and then it's your birthday and you kinda feel like "what now"..? Surely I am not the only one that gets a birthday month, right?! I digress, that is how I feel - Friday was the last day of school. It was a very emotional day...

1. The next time that I drop off my sweet boy, he will be too big to carry in in his car seat. He will be almost 9 months! He will (hopefully) be crawling and be closing in on 1 year...I now know how my dad felt with each milestone in my life - each step closer to me being a grown - each step to Parker being a big boy. I know that I need to be glad that he is growing and accomplishing and trust me, I am, but it is still waaaaaaaaay hard to let him grow!
2 Months Old - the morning that I went back to work

Almost 6 months - the last day of school

Mrs. Karen, Parker, Mrs. Tracy - his daytime mothers
2. I am saying good-bye to a very life-changing year. I started out the year just a teacher and I ended it as a mom.

3. While I was on bed-rest, there was plenty of time to think about things and lots of stuff became VERY clear to me. I learned who were my true friends and who were not - I was surprised by several people and true colors were shown by others. I want the few people from my school that called, texted, and/or came by to know that I truly appreciate you - I can never fully express how deeply it touched me.

4. I had one parent that throughout the year became more of a friend than a parent. We had daily e-mail convos (SHHH - don't tell my boss!) She e-mailed me on a consistent basis while I was gone just to check on me and let me know how much I was missed. Both that mom and child will forever be in my heart.

5. Drama - that is the one word that I would use to describe this year. No matter what I did, it followed me and because of that, I had to do some major soul-searching, mirror looking, action revamping work on myself and that is where we will leave that.

SO, let me make this one last point and I will be done rambling...even though I had a very emotional day on Friday,  

Stay tuned to see what happens! :0) 

What Weekend?!

It's Sunday already and I want to know, What Weekend?!  

Here is a rundown of the weekend:
Saturday was a GREAT day! I got to play hostess because all of my family was at our house.  The morning started bright and early at 6:45, when my angel woke up and was ready for his mommy.  We ate breakfast, played, had a breathing treatment, and took a nap.  Then, my dad, Judy (GF), Nathan (brother), Alissa (GF - LOVE HER), Kara (Dad's GF daughter) and Daniel (Kara's BF)- did you follow all that? - all came over for homemade pizza and Nathan and Alissa brought cake balls - DELISH! After lunch, Kane went back to the golf course, Nathan slept on the couch, and Alissa and I talked (love her) while everyone else went to Amarillo for a dance recital.  Parker got in on the talking action too! Did I mention that I love, Love, LOVE Alissa? I have had a crazy hankering to get back to Goodwill to see what I could find, so when Nathan and his better half headed back to Lubbock, Kane and I loaded up Parker and went to Goodwill.  Last week while doing my daily blog stalking, I found my next project here and I needed a lamp. 

Here is what I found:
 My $9 Goodwill lamp

I started on it while Parker played on the floor, but I didn't get to finish it. I will share the finished product hopefully this week! I was just so excited about my find that I needed to show it off!

On to day started at 7:30!! HOLLA! This is the latest that I have slept in I don't even know how long - it was AH-MAY-ZING! We got up, had breakfast, played on the floor, and played hookey from church - Dada is sick...:0( Kane slept a bunch and Parker slept a bunch little. I have started this horribly bad habit of napping with Parker in the recliner on the weekends - he needs the sleep and so did I. So now, Parker will only nap when I am holding him. Oops, do you think I will get anything done this summer?! We will break that habit...eventually.  Confession: I did the following project instead of the mountain of laundry and the countertopS full of dishes...I needed this...really, I did!
 You are looking at 2 things: my awesome red door that I painted right before Easter and my awesome wreath! The before picture is below...

It was a blonde-y color that I sanded smooth before I painted it this great red color from Sherwin Williams. I think it looks SOOOOOO much better!
Good Job Momma!

 Hellllloooooo Gorgeous!!

MMMMMMKKKKK, I have a question for ALLLLLLLLL of my blog readers (sarcastic tone was implied), how in the WORLD do you have time to craft and take care of a baby and do the laundry and do the dishes and cook supper and take a shower? In my blog stalking, yes I am now a reality TV/blog addicted/1st grade teacher/mommy of one/wife of one...I digress...I see all of these AH-MAY-ZING projects that I want to do, but I just don't have time, so how do y'all do it? I need that creative outlet, but when do you have time? So if there is anybody out there that is reading this, do you have an answer....??

And with that, it is time for a shower and a bed! Until next time...

Baby Food

Ok - long story short, about 2 1/2 years ago, my mother-in-law sent me link to this baby food maker and I have saved it, thinking that I would make my own baby food with that exact appliance.  Well for Mother's Day, she got it for me!  Thanks Gigi!

Fast forward to Saturday, Kane and I decided to make a vegetable garden.  Actually, I decided, so Kane had to oblige! I looked up how to make a raised bed because I didn't want Layla to be able to get into it. Plus, I didn't really want to have to dig up a spot in our backyard, blah blah blah. So we went to our local lumber store and got 5 - 2x6x12 treated boards and some screws.  Then we went to Gebo's (Kane's company...there are 17 stores across Texas and New much more than a farm and ranch store and no they don't pay me for shameless plugs) to get 3 bags of each of the following: top soil, composted manure, and garden soil and some seeds (green beans, cucumbers, peas).  Then we stopped at the nursery and got strawberry, tomato, and squash plants.  We decided to make the bed 4 feet by 4 feet and 6 inches deep.  Kane measured, cut, and drilled.  I emptied and spread and planted and below are the fruits of our labor!

 Couldn't resist this pic! I believe that is a sweet potato and prune smile. Yum.
 Here is a side shot of where we put the vegetable garden.
 Hi Hubs!
 This is what Parker did for half the time. He cried/slept the other half.
Here is the final product! Kane and I worked so hard!! 

Did you happen to notice how fantastic the pics are?! That is thanks to my Mother's Day present from the hubs and the babe - a Canon Rebel T3. Love.

Fast forward to Monday afternoon - Parker and I went out back to water in our veggies and swing and I noticed that the dirt was all messed up and a plant on the ground.  So Parker and I walked over to see what was wrong and what do I find...?? Two of my strawberry plants are on the ground, one missing tomato plant and all my rows with seeds are mixed around. Layla. Ohhhhh Layla. Why are you so mean to your momma?!  I was crushed.  I was so stinking excited about that dumb garden.  I tried to fix it as best as I could.  On Tuesday afternoon, I went back out to water it and my squash plants were missing and the one remaining tomato plant was laying on it's side and there was a GIANT hole where she dug out the dirt.  I guess that we are either going to have to put up a fence...this saga is most def to be continued.