He was born in April 2006 and came to live with us June of that year.
He weighs 91 pounds.
He's an incredibly loving and sweet first-generation Labradoodle.
He is also the world's most neurotic dog.
He is afraid of: the vacuum cleaner, the mailman, other dogs, strangers, the groomer, cats, men, the photo of the dog on the dog food bag, squirrels, brooms, and loud noises.
He barks at anyone and anything that dares go past our house.
Murphy enjoys stealing my shoes, licking himself, eating grass (which he promptly barfs up,) belly rubs, riding in the car with his head out the window, taking me on walks, napping, and stinky pork-flavored dog treats. Do you have a dog that bears some similarities to mine? Sometimes I think I need a support group to deal with such a crazy lunatic.
This weekend Murphy was very very sad because he was left alone. A lot. On Saturday the family and I went out to the brand new Legoland in Grapevine, TX. It was Lego-tastic. My kids were in a permanent stare of hyperactivity, quivering and jumping and exhibiting what resembled epileptic fits of joy. As a parent, accompanying them to Legoland was one of my finer moments. I am now Mom Of The Year.
On Saturday the husband and I got away for a night, staying in a hotel and going out for sushi at Naan Sushi in the Shops at Legacy, an outdoor mall with some fantastic restaurants and bars. I *heart* sushi. Seriously. Take me out for sushi and I will be your bestie for life. It's that serious. Anyway, one of our very first dates was for sushi, and it's nice that we can revisit such good memories after twelve years of marriage.
And today I was invited by Tina of T Minus, T Plus to attend the Beauty Live Event as a guest of The Body Shop. I'm thrilled have a seat in the VIP section and get a backstage pass to the new spring cosmetics and beauty lines. Be prepared for a long post regarding the event this week!
While I'm reliving memories of spicy tuna rolls and eel sashimi (yum...trust me) here's what went down on Dress With Courage this week:
- I wore tights with denim cutoffs and reminisced about my first kiss;
- Recapped the DFW Progressive Fashion Blogger Event at Park Lane Dallas;
- Explored the controversary regarding Abercrombie and Fitch's padded tween bikini tops;
- Continued my Thrifting 101 series with a post regarding cleaning vintage leather;
- answered questions about blogging rules of engagement for Fashion Beauty Friend Friday.
- and reminisced about my first car while wearing an entirely thrifted outfit.
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