In a one-year period of time (2008-2009), we adopted three dogs, and I became pregnant with our first child. We didn’t have a fenced back yard when we adopted the dogs, so when we finally got one, it was a big deal. Not having to take the dogs out on leashes, allowing them to have free time to roam and play in our big back yard — it made things so much easier. Easier was super important, since we’d be welcoming a baby in nine months.
These photos were taken the first time we played with the dogs in the newly fenced back yard, a few days after we found out I was pregnant. I think the dogs really miss this back yard — I do!