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A New Normal

Life has changed a lot in the past month - we have developed a new normal.  Its sleeping in; its spur of the moment trips or just going away for a night; its a clean house!  But its not going on walks; its not having dog beds and toys everywhere; its just not as full of happiness (don't get me wrong, Will & I are still happily married, just missing some extra happiness).

I miss my old normal of getting up to let Sophie out and feed her.  I miss begging Will to take Sophie out when its raining (didn't always get my wish though).  I miss making sure I get home to feed her dinner and take her for a walk.  I miss tripping on toys in the middle of the night as I wander to the bathroom. Life is just a lot quieter.

Well folks - this is going to change soon!  I'm happy to announce that we've been talking with a breeder about getting not one, but TWO puppies - English Bulldogs, of course.  The good news is: they were born yesterday!!!  We want to get a brother and sister to make our family complete.  Here is a picture of the babies born yesterday (2 boys and 2 girls).  This is the only picture I have, but will post more when I know which ones will be our babies!

Their first meal :)
So, please keep your fingers crossed (prayer works too) that the pups are healthy and our hopes of bring them home to SC come true!!

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I'm back!!!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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I am not done with my parents.  I still need them ALL.  I don't think that will ever change though.

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