Monday, October 27, 2014

Texas Shades

Jay went to Texas this past weekend to celebrate with his family as his cousin Katelyn got married.  He came back with these amazing sunglasses.  Congratulations, Katelyn and Ryan!  Thanks for the shades!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Meet Laurel.  She and Simon hang out 2 days a week - one day with me (Millie) and one day with Laurel's mom.  Both of these kids are the youngest of 3, and it's fun to play with them without bigger kids around.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Eli, Again

This is Jay.

Millie & I went through a little phase of digging through old photos this past week, just looking out for Eli & thinking about what a great dog he was. We weren't intending to post the pictures, but as they piled up we thought they painted a pretty good picture of what our lives have looked like these past few years of babies & toddlers. Like Millie said in the other post, that dog loved being around our kids.
These are all in chronological order, I think, except for the last one. It should go a couple spaces above,  but it is one of our all-time favorite photos. It just shows what Eli was like--always keeping those kids close by. It seemed the right picture to close out this post. We'll miss you, buddy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Our pumpkin patch was something of a mess this summer and not really all that productive.  Nonetheless, I'm loving the odd assortment of pumpkins that came from it (and I actually loved the messy pumpkin patch, too).
 And since I know you don't come here for the produce, here is the little boy that was just outside of the shots above.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


It was with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to Eli last night.  He was very recently diagnosed with cancer including a tumor pressing on his spine that made him functionally lame in his back legs.  Jay and I took him to the vet last night and stayed with him while he died peacefully.  We are sad and miss him terribly, but we also feel incredibly blessed for having had this dog in our lives for the past 8 years.
There are a lot of Eli pictures I could post, but I think this one of him next to baby Kira shows his sweet personality.  We kept bringing home babies over the years, and he loved them all.