Thursday Things I Love: Puppies, Dates, and Baby Slippers

This Quote:

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

This Puppy

My brother and SIL bought a puppy! Josh invited me and the kids over to meet Bowie and I had so much fun watching Theo love on that little doggy. Theo loves dogs. He has this weird sixth sense about them, too. When Mike took Theo trick-or-treating this fall, Theo asked one lady (at a house he’d never been to) where her dog was. Mike said something along the lines of, “Why do you think she has a…?” before he could finish he was cut off by the appearance of – you guessed it – a dog. So weird.

Oliver does NOT like dogs. He screams. SCREAMS. So that is why he is pictured above on the couch. With a blanket. Whimpering. And, ironically, holding a doggy stuffed animal. (Kids. Sheesh.)

In the bottom left photo, Josh let Theo have the leash to take Bowie out before we left. Theo and Bowie started running and before long, the two of them were tangled together. There was lots of laughing and licking. I’m not sure who was more puppy-like: Theo or the actual puppy.  Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Puppies, Dates, and Baby Slippers”

Home Town Tour: My Sleepy Little Ohio Village

I’m excited to share today’s post with you. It’s full of fun photos of my home town. I live in a sleepy little village in northeastern Ohio. My town is not the most exciting, but it is home none-the-less and I’m looking forward to introducing you!

I feel like I should state for the record that I never planned on living here, the town I grew up in, as an adult. My husband and I moved back here after college when we were in between jobs and one thing led to another (or didn’t, depending on how you look at it), and here we are! With a house and a mortgage and 2.5 kids.

Life is funny.

I didn’t get around to all the places I wanted to photograph because, well, at an almost 33 weeks pregnant, I just couldn’t muster up the energy to do that much walking. And let’s not forget, I had the boys with me (Oliver in the stroller and Theo walking/running/sometimes crawling) which added an additional struggle. But, all in all, I think I got enough to give you a good feel for the place. Enjoy! Continue reading “Home Town Tour: My Sleepy Little Ohio Village”

Family Fall Fun

Yesterday, we declared our evening family fun night. Mike took off from his part time job, set aside all Master’s work and the four of us spent some much needed time together just hanging out. We ate dinner out, went for a lovely walk through a local arboretum, and  enjoyed having nothing to do but spend time together. It was a lovely fall evening made lovelier by the people I got to enjoy it with. There was one brief period where I thought it was all going to fall apart when Theo pulled the fire alarm at the restaurant we were eating at (Sigh… That’s my boy!), but other than that the night was perfect! Take a look. Continue reading “Family Fall Fun”