Has it really been 4 months since I’ve posted!? Sheesh …
So much has happened in 4 months! New job, a little one who’s now 1, bad news about Cody, a new dog … the list could go on and on!
Instead of going backwards, though, we’ll move forward. Well, maybe I’ll hit some of the highlights. But before I do, I’ve got to get Peanut updates out.
She started taking her first steps last Friday, 7/2. She walked between J and I several times – 4 or 5 steps at a time. At a cookout on Sunday, she took 6 or 7 steps downhill, then took a few back up the hill. Go girl! She’s got 7 teeth now, and is working on an 8th. Sleeping has finally become something normal; we take her upstairs, put her in her crib, and 9 times out of 10 she’s out. She might get up once or twice a night maybe once a week. We’ll take it! My, it’s been a l-o-n-g time coming! She is truly an amazing girl.
Just tonight, we were at Buffalo Wild Wings and she had us both laughing hysterically (Okay, I was crying I was laughing so hard!). Ramblin’ Man came on, and she put both pointer fingers up in the air and started dancing in her chair! I couldn’t contain myself; it was AWESOME! She continued dancing for nearly the entire song – seriously, my heart melted!
In other news, we learned in mid-May that Cody has prostate cancer. They gave him weeks/months to live, so we’re appreciating each and every day with him. We also adopted a second dog this past weekend – Huckleberry – a 2 1/2 year old beagle mix. He’s great; house-trained, sits, plays, and sleeps under our bed with his head sticking out. We couldn’t be more excited about Huck! There’s just something about rescuing a dog from the shelter – makes them that much more special!
It’s been the year for new jobs – first Justin, now me. I’m settling in and enjoying the change of pace. It’s got its challenges, but the environment is such a breath of fresh air.
Should we leave it at that? Okay, it’s done. We are alive over here, just a little buried. Hard to believe how much more work little ones are once they’re mobile. I had so much time before Peanut was moving – seems I can’t even catch up anymore. Don’t worry, I’m certainly not complaining. That girl is amazing! Just sayin’.
Alrighty friends, I’m out! I’ll try to check in more often – promise! Until then, stay cool. It was 105 degrees today – scorching!