yep, we are still here.
i just haven't felt like being part of the blog world for a few months.
blah - pretty much sums-up my feelings lately.
but tonight, i caved.
i scrolled through all the blogs i used to read on a regular basis.
and then i grabbed the camera bag and put the little card in the laptop.
i couldn't resist scrolling through all the pictures (all the way from november!).
so as much as i hope to look to the future with a more optimistic and brighter attitude,
i have to post a few of my favorite photos i came across this evening.
and then i hope to continue to post with a fresh outlook.
jake and i have always talked about having a dog (or even two),
but the timing never seemed to work.
just renting, no yard, not enough time for training, new baby, etc.
the list could go on forever.
but earlier this fall we happened to find out about a litter of pups that would be born in september,
and we started thinking...
maybe we should get one.
well to make this long story short -
meet our new puppy wes.
we love him!!!
and in so many ways, we already know how great the timing was.
ben's only concern at bedtime was "where's wes?" -
pretty sure they bonded instantly.
and little julia even seems delighted to watch wes run around and to "gently" pat him.
i'm sure there will be many more posts to come involving a certain dog.