This will be the last of my 2008 posts, and the last of the primary dog-centric posts as well. These are all from December, the first month having three dogs. Cody fit into the pack quickly and easily, her transition into the family being much easier than Casey’s. Claire was so gentle with her, and… Read More 2008: A pack of three.
2008 was the year we adopted three dogs, and the year I became pregnant with our first child. It was a busy year. In September, we adopted Claire’s littermate sister. It was a serendipitous thing, but not without bumps along the way. Casey was (and still is) a very different dog than Claire with a… Read More 2008: Cody comes home.
On February 2 of 2008, we went tent camping with our new fur baby. There, she enjoyed a feast of fall leaves and goose shit, jumped into an almost ice-cold lake, and fell asleep in my lap around our campfire as she tried to get warm and dry. We were probably the only ones camping… Read More 2008: Tent camping in February.
Goodbye, 2007! Just after the first of the year in 2008, we adopted our first dog. We named her Claire, and she’ll turn ten next month. She’s smelly, she’s aloof (even in the photos of her as a puppy, I can see the snob in her!), she has absolutely no manners around strangers, but I… Read More 2008: Two become three.
Before the kiddos came along, The Captain always treated me to a birthday trip. The year he took me camping on a remote beach in North Carolina was the most memorable of them all. I can remember so much about this weekend. The water birds, the tiny ghost crabs, driftwood littering the beach, falling asleep… Read More 2006, October: Hammock’s Beach State Park
This was our second hiking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, and this time we took a less strenuous trail than the first time. We still made it to the summit, and the views were lovely.
This beautiful park was only about fifteen minutes down the road from our first house in South Carolina, and whenever we needed some nature therapy, we’d go for a hike around the lake there, or on one of the other trails. All three of our kids were also taken on their first hike here (in… Read More 2006, September: Andrew Jackson State Park
Finally being able to take the kids out for a fun (but brief) Friday evening felt like something that would never happen. Although Panda is still a bit unpredictable, the amount of time that we can spend in public before a meltdown is getting longer, and a drink generally only gets spilled one time, on… Read More Family date night.