Monday, January 24, 2011

The Pack is Back

That's right! The Green Bay Packers are going to the Super Bowl!!! Now so many people ask me why on earth I am a Packers fan if I've never lived in Wisconsin, so here's the story. My dad is from very northern Illinois, Rockford, IL to be exact. Obviously, one would assume that if you're from Illinois you would be a Bears fan. If anyone has ever met my family or seen my sibiling and I in some sort of game or bet, you would know that we are HIGHLY competitive. It's safe to say, we get this from our dad, well our mom too now that I think about it. Since my dad had 5 other siblings, there obviously had to be some sort of competition and with everyone liking the same football team, this would never work. Half of his sibilings are Bears fans and the other half Packers fans. Luckily, dad picked the Packers and I grew up watching them and cheering for them. Needless to say, yesterday's game agains the Bears was an awesome win for the Pack!

Here is a picture of my daddy and me during the first Bears and Packers game of the season, it also happened to be the day before my birthday! We lost...

JP got me an Aaron Rodgers jersey for my birthday and I got Dad the shirt he's wearing for Christmas 2009!

JP and I watched this weekends epic meeting of the Packers and Bears in our new home of Pittsburgh! Miss Maggie got all dressed up for the occasion as well!

I made her bow out of some green ribbon and yellow fabric I had in my sewing bin! Maggie is doing well. We're still working very hard to get her potty trained. I know it's only been a few days of trying, but it's hard and exhausting! Though we must deal with the mid-morning potty trips, nibbling of the fingers, tinkle on the floor and howling in her cage, she is worth every single bit. We are having a fun time learning as we go with trail and error. She is such a joy to have in the house and always seems to make us smile whether we want to or not :)

This week should be a busy one. We got most of our house put together this weekend and I'm hoping to have it finished up in the enxt day or so! It's really just all the bathroom junk we have left. I'll begin taking after pictures and show you one floor at a time! This Friday I'm heading back to Houston for Sunday's Aramco Houston Half Marathon! It probably won't be my best time since training has been up to par, but I know I'll have a blast. I can't wait to see my friends and to run with Julie Marie Ponder!

Until next time...

With love and God bless,
Amy, JP and Maggie


  1. YAY!!!! My first shout out in your blog!!! I'm so excited and I feel so honored! :) I can't wait to see you Amy Catherine Gougler!!!!

  2. Hey Amy!

    We got my parents pup a bell from the bird section at pets mart and hung it by the door. Every time we took her outside we would ring the bell with her little nose and then put him outside. It sounds silly but within a week the little 8 week old puppy was ringing the bell when she had to go outside. Sometime you wont see them go to the door unless they whimper, but no matter where we were in the house we would hear the bell. I also did it with my puppy and after two years both dogs still ring the bell whenever they want or need out!

    Good luck!


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