Friday, June 5, 2015

Hello Summer!

We've welcomed summer with lots of fun in between the rain!

Brennan's preschool graduation!
Kindergarten here he comes!

This girl LOVES bubbles! 

Oh how they love each other, and like each other most of the time.

My favorite Memorial Day weekend tradition.

A little fort fun!

The last night of Dodger blue. It was a great season with a great group of families.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Goodbye Sweetest Boy

May 27th we had to say goodbye to our sweetest fury boy. He would have turned twelve June 17th. Canaanland's Well Worth It All, aka Wells, lived up to his name for sure. He was well worth moving across the St. Louis neighborhood to a third floor walk up apartment that allowed dogs. He was well worth the twice a day, rain, sleet, or Minnesota snow walks that were never skipped for three solid years before he and I had a fenced yard. He was well worth having to apologize profusely, buy a new doormat, and make Christmas goodies for the 2nd floor neighbors (who didn't care for dogs) after he had a potty emergency in the middle of the night on their fancy doormat before he made it to the ground. He was well worth the daily vacuuming. I'm pretty sure his DNA will still be flying around for years to come. He was well worth stopping a rec league softball game with my yelling and commotion as two guys tried to steal him as a tiny puppy. He was well worth the sick days taken for his major leg surgeries. He was well worth all the crazy puppiness to watch him become such a great boy.

Wells was a part of so many of my greatest memories over the last twelve years, as the thousands of pictures of him can prove. He welcomed Mike, then Brennan, then Rowe with just as much love as he had always shown for me. He traded big city dog parks and coffee shops for small town backyards, and Minnesota lakes for his own in ground pool. He had more friends and more experiences than some people, and was more than a little spoiled as dogs go. While we will eventually welcome another dog to our home, there will never be another like Wells.

Mother's Day

We did Mother's Day a little differently this year. It was a busy weekend with two baseball games added into the mix. We took Mike's mom out to eat after the Saturday afternoon ballgame. After church Sunday my one request was to try to get a few pictures of Brennan, Rowe, and I. That was a bit of a circus! Then I took my mom and aunt out to lunch while Mike and the children stayed home. That turned out to be a great choice because there was a long wait. It was a nice little get away. Then Sunday night my family came for a shrimp boil, always a yummy hit.

Easter Weekend

We started our Easter celebration with Brennan's class egg hunt.

On Saturday we kicked off our Dodgers season with a Saturday tournament. It was a great chance to get those uniforms a little dirty, and settle the nerves as many faced a pitching machine for the first year.

Easter was a beautiful day to celebrate our risen Savior! Brennan and Rowe were excited to see what the Easter Bunny brought. Brennan really liked his "real" shovel and new big kid bible, and Rowe loved her own sunglasses. We enjoyed church, time at home, and time with family.