So the holidays are officially over. Thank goodness! The partying of New Years' Eve followed by victory celebrations from Ohio State's big Rose Bowl win was just too much for Brutus. I think many others might feeling be the same way....
As I sit looking out my window into a quiet, snowy January morning, there is so much to recount from the last month. Lots of good times with friends, agility fun, gifts (both for me & for Brutus) that I've yet to post about - I don't know where to begin. Through it all Brutus made sure he was included in as many activities as possible, including keeping tabs on house guests during the OSU game (that's Paul's friend Joe making a cameo appearance on the blog).
At least it gives me a good amount of material heading into the next few uneventful-looking weeks! Is it just me, or do you all find that there is either too much to post about, or not enough?? I don't really know where to start, so I'll share something simple, yet miraculous that should make everybody smile. Along with the beginning of the new year, a few new lives have begun.
First, there are two new human babies in my family; my new nephew Mitchell Alan, and a new niece, Isabella Grace. Mitchell was born on November 25, the first child for Paul's sister Julie. What a handsome guy, don't you think??
Arriving less than a week later was Isabella Grace, born December 1st. Here she is all dressed up for Christmas day - can you imagine anything more precious?
And I couldn't resist including the only picture I've seen of both of them, capturing a rare moment when they were both awake:
One more miracle arrived just before the end of the year. At my friend Courtney's farm, a baby donkey arrived. Little Scooter McGee was born in the wee morning hours of December 30th. I got to visit him when he was just over 12 hours old.
What a cutie! He is actually a miniature donkey (that's mom Shadow standing in the background), so tiny that this dog coat is too big for him!
So adorable right down to his little feet! Courtney call these markings "ankle muffs" - too cute!
I'm happy to report that all three of these babies are doing well and so are their moms!
Well, time to do some serious cleaning & organizing to get the new year off to a good start. SO much to do, ugh... I'll just mention briefly that Brutus and I had a fun time at the agility trial this past weekend, LONG days but a good experience overall. I've got some really entertaining videos to share, as soon as I can download them and figure out my new editing software!!
Far be it from me to not include enough dogs in the post, so we'll leave you with a shot of the boys playing in the (ever-increasing depth) snow! Stay warm & cozy, we'll see you soon!