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Ben and I met in 1996, began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. Now 20 years and 2 children later, we have returned to where our life together began. Ben works for the Federal Reserve and I have the privilege of staying home with our two precious boys.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Energizer Puppy

Our little Lucy is sleeping through the night! It is glorious to no longer have to set the alarm to get up every few hours! But when she's not sleeping, she's sliding through the house as she chases her toys this way or that. Or she could be turning in circles chasing her tail or gnawing on her leg. Our sweet girl is the energizer puppy! When she is all pooped out though, she's ready to lay in your lap for a while and let you listen to her snore. It's so cute! Ben is doing a fabulous job training her and I am doing my best to follow through with what she has been taught. Although I must admit that Ben is much better at it than I am. She has most definitely hit her stubborn streak, so it gets a little interesting sometimes to see who has the most willpower. We're winning so far! Stubbornness aside, I do believe she is the puppy Einstein. She has learned so much in such a short time!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The End of Summer

Well, it's officially time for school to start! I am super-excited for this year to begin because I am starting my dream job as a Reading Specialist where I will be able to assist other teachers in their classrooms and teach reading to small groups of struggling students. This week has been really long as Ben and I try to adjust to puppyhood and also get up early for work, too. We have committed to walk or run with Lucy every morning before we get ready to go to work as well as every evening when we come home. What a balancing act to try to work full time, keep the house clean, fix dinner at night, keep our clothes ironed, and get my "homework" done that I bring home! And that's with a new puppy! I can't imagine what I'll be saying after we have kids!

Ben will begin a little bit of traveling with work, too. His new position has him making presentations about a new project at work to the "powers that be" above him. So, in a few weeks, he will be traveling to Minneapolis. This will be his first trip to Minnesota and I'm a little disappointed to not be able to go see Mall of America for myself. But, maybe next time!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Ben's Buddy

Ben and Alex are an unmatchable pair! Whether it's reading a story or playtime, they are always having a good time. I don't know what we would do without our little "nephew" who forever has a smile waiting for us! We have loved this little darling since the day he was born and we are so lucky that he is only as far away as a walk across the street.

Meet Lucy!

Lucy is the newest addition to our little family. She is an 11-week old Hungarian Vizsla. Lucy is precious in every imaginable way, full of puppy energy and a loveable lap dog, too! She loves sleeping on her new bed and playing in the backyard. We are in love! Who wouldn't be?