Happy Friday! Really the only reason I look forward to Friday’s so much, and in turn the weekends, is to spend time with my loves. I just want more time, because time goes way too fast. I LOVE my job, so it’s never really about wanting to get the heck out of work for a few days.

Ruthie’s tongue!

I’m so lucky that I’m off at 1:45, Sky’s out of school at 2:15 and that leaves us a few hours every afternoon to hang out, like the good old days when her and I were home together all the time. We miss daddy though, lets be clear about that.

Wind Blown! 

It has been pretty sunny and temps are rising, so Sky, Ruthie and I headed out to the beach one day after school, and while Sky was super excited about a picnic on the beach (girl is all about picnics all the time!) she was also pretty vocal about how unfair it was that we were having fun without Daddy, who was still stuck at work. “I miss Daddy, I wish Daddy were here”…on repeat. Daddies girl!

We must always scream when a train goes past!

No worries Sky, the sun is sticking around for a few more days, and it’s going to get even hotter, so we can hit that beach with Daddy over the weekend! We were pretty lazy lounging on a blanket, reading magazines and snacking. There’s more to explore though, so we totally need to go back!

So many yummy recipes, not enough time to cool them all, but I’m going to give it my best shot!

Love, love, love everything about hanging with my girls in the sun! Looking forward to enjoying a sunny, warm weekend!

It’s almost summer time! Can’t wait to fill my days hanging with my girls!

Happy Friday!

Meet Ruthie

A few weeks ago Mark and I made a late night drive to the airport to pick up our new family member…meet Ruthie!


She is a 7(ish) month old Boston Terrier mix from TX. Initially we thought we were looking at a dog that was about 30 min from us, but turns out the TX shelter is part of a network of shelters, and we found her through the connection to the local shelter.


By the time we realized she was in TX we were already in love with her, and that shelter was already checking our references and chatting with our vet about what had happened with Bishop etc. About 4 days after initial contact Ruthie was making her way to us on a cargo flight from TX. It all happened very fast, but I think it was meant to be, because Ruthie has fit right into our life so easily.


I mean, she’s a puppy so there are puppy things we are dealing with, but she came to us with some basic training and she’s super responsive to training we’ve been doing with her. And, her and Sky are the best. They run, and play, and rile each other up, and wear each other out. It’s pretty perfect!

Two peas in a crate. 🙂 

We love having a dog in the house again. In particular I’m enjoying it more than I though I would. Mark and Sky were on board long before I was, but I’m so glad she’s here now that we have her!