Sunday, October 26, 2014

Just the beginning...

This fall has been perfect. Temperatures just right for taking lots of walks with our new little Leo.

Of course, "walking" might not be completely representative of what we do with Leo all the time. There is a lot of running. And a lot of snuggling. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lost and Found

Ever since we planned the move, we have had our eye on the calendar to find a time that would be better than most to add to our family. Sophia has a four-day weekend starting tomorrow, so we've planned this for a few weeks. We were making some progress toward getting a particular dog from a shelter in Fenton. He was about 8 months and a retriever mix. Kind of small for the breed. Pretty bouncy and energetic, but we were excited to do the work to have him fit in with our family.

The process was taking a long time. This happens. We also learned that it might be a little longer, and there were other families interested in him. Just to be sure we were making the right call, Sophia and I went back to the Humane Society last night to visit some dogs.

One particular little guy got our attention. On one side of the glass was Evan, a wire-haired fox terrier, on the other side was Sophia, an 8-year-old dog lover. It may or may not have been love at first sight. Once we met in the "Get to know each other" room, they became inseparable.

He was a stray up until two weeks ago. They don't know anything about him, but we are taking the risk. I'm going to admit it: he's a kisser. And a hugger. and a jump upper.

Apparently, he's also a stitch puller. So he has to wear this around for a few days while we're not around. He hates it.

But, sometimes he gets to take it off so he can do this.

Sophia is so in love with this dog. I believe the feeling is mutual. Erick and I are pretty impressed with him, too. One family member might need a little more time to adjust. This was Gabriella's look when she saw that he had made himself comfortable on the couch.

Sophia named him Leo, and he's settling in nicely. I'm sure our whole family will need to make some adjustments to life with a dog, but I think he's going to be worth it!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Digs

It's all rather similar in our new place. Familiar but different. I'm loving my work space here, and the kitchen is simply wonderful.

We're all settling in nicely. Even Gabriella doesn't seem to have much to complain about.

It's the perfect time of year in this neighborhood. The trees are changing and the temperatures are just right for open windows. I'm grateful for our new home, which could possibly even be our old person's home one day. We haven't had that possibility for a while, and it makes me happy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Costume - by Sophia

The costume
By Sophia Creach        
October 1,2014
This is where this story starts. So it all started when I went to the store with my mom. I saw the costume isle. It had so many costumes I couldn’t believe my eyes. “ I know wich one I want.”I told my mom. “Ok ,”  She answered back. “ Good ,”I said. So we went in to the costume isle ,and I saw it, the cleopatra costume. I thought I wanted it but when it came down to it, it was missing a piece . As you all might know I would like to solve that case but I didn’t so I went on a search to find a new costume to get. So I went looking around  and what do I find you might ask. I found the thing my dad might be for halloween. Wait to hear what is… A giant pink whoopie cushion. Isn’t that funny . It was kind of fuzzy and as I said It was also pink. But my mom doesn’t know what she is going to be, but being in this family I know it is going to be silly. Anyway guess what I am going to be . It starts with a R … That is right I am going to be Robin hood! I am so excited for halloween. I don’t think I said it but Rayna( My best friend. ) is having a costume party. So I had to chose  early.  As I said  I can’t wait until halloween .