Sunday, June 22, 2014

Catching Up

Wow, I haven't written forever. I'd like to say it's because I've been so busy traveling the world or volunteering 40 hours a week, or doing something else of the utmost importance. But really, it's because I've been kinda lazy. I (finally) finished winter semester at BYU, so I am officially on summer break! Which is awesome. The first month was just chilling by myself at home (since none of my friends were done with school yet) and re-reading Harry Potter (I'm halfway through the seventh book), and just a week ago I started my job as a nanny for two adorable and wonderful children. Now I wake up at 5:30 am Monday through Thursday and spend nine hours trying to entertain a couple of kids. Pretty tiring. But I'm free in the evenings and I get a three-day weekend, so it's a pretty sweet deal.

Oh, and a month ago we GOT A PUPPY! His name is Solo and he is a Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix.

We got him because about a month before that our Golden Retriever Obie passed away. I can't really express how sad I was without sounding cliche and cheesy, but Obie was just about the best dog you could come across. He was smart and handsome and well-trained and cared about us even more than we cared about him, if that was possible. Writing this is already making me sad, so I'm not going to talk too much longer about it. Anyone who needed to know what a incredible dog he was already knows. And if anyone wants to know, just ask me. Obie truly was more than just a dog. He was a part of our family.


 


 One of the things I am working every hard on in my life is the ability to move on, so that's what I'm going to do. Losing Obie was terrible, but gaining Solo has been wonderful.




These photos were taken a month ago, and since then he has more than doubled in size. He no longer has those sad puppy eyes, but rather a toddler's mischievous look permanently on his face. He is crazy and chews on everything, but we love him so much. It has been so much fun (along with the hard work) to raise him. I'm enjoying every minute I have with this precious gem.

As for big news, that's about it. I am absolutely loving being home with my family and friends again, and I can't wait to see what the rest of the summer holds for me.