Saturday, March 19, 2011


We had to put Ashley to sleep this morning. It was a decision that we did not want to make, but unfortunately could not avoid any longer. Her tumor was large, sore and causing her pain. We are missing her, but trying to focus on all of our wonderful memories with her. Ashley joined our family shortly after we moved into this house-really only two months after Andrew was born and is a key figure in the kiddos memories.
She followed me around this house for 7.5 years. She played fetch with tennis balls, loved the cabin, roamed the neighborhood, and always enthusiastically greeted us when we came home (even if we were only gone minutes). She loved going on walks with the family and would freak out at the mere site of her leash.
She was a patient wonderful dog who loved us unconditionally. We were lucky to have her in our home for such a long time.
We will always remember our Ashley!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Who's idea was this?

I have been gone. Really gone. The last 10 weeks have been crazy. School has kicked my butt. Now, I can happily say that my first student teaching experience is over. I start my Early childhood special education placement a week from Monday.

For now, here is a puppy update. He started out like this...small, cute and sleepy.And now he is like this...larger by the day, active and creatively naughty. Unfortunately, he is NOT doing the dishes! From what I am told, when he is done growing he won't need to use the step stool to engage in his naughty puppy acts....puppy class, here we come! (More dog news..:( to come tomorrow).