Wow, haven’t been around for a while. It has been a crazy, fun, sad year for us. If I can find something interesting to say about what we’ve been doing since Oct. 2010 I’ll be sure to post it here. For now I’ll just update what is happening right now.

Izzy graduated from high school and is getting ready to move away from home. I am very sad about this, but I know it is the next step of a journey that I’m excited to see. It is such a cliche, but my time with Izzy has been way too short. I remember the day she was born as clearly as if had happened today. A little boy is already making plans about moving into her bedroom.

I have dealt with her looming absence by doing something I swore I would NEVER do! I got myself a puppy. We’ve had Scout for 4 weeks and we are all hopelessly in love. He is a goldendoodle, 3/4 toy poodle 1/4 golden retriever. Scout, the boys and I get to start puppy school in a week. We are excited to learn how to get him from sinking those sharp puppy teeth into our bare ankles. He already knows how to sit.