Many of you know that our three kids are well on their way to becoming adults. In fact, our daughter is already a young adult and has a home of her own and the boys aren’t far behind. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for 21 years and, as I near the end of that era, I’m often told I am certain to have a hard case of Empty Nest Syndrome. Well, I tend to disagree with that assumption. I think I’ll be just fine as I know my kids will visit, text, and call frequently to allow me to keep up with their lives.
Nevertheless, to keep everyone happy for me, Ric and I have decided to adopt. We were in Barnes and Noble this past weekend and came across several sock monkeys just waiting for someone to take them home and care for them. I’ve always had a love for a sock monkey and this was no exception. We paid the fee and brought the little guy home. He even has official papers! We named him Trager in honor of one of our all-time favorite movies.
Don’t forget to check back often as we plan to keep you up to date on this sweet little guy. We’ll post his antics (as I’m sure there will be many) and let you know how he has adapted to his life with us.
So, here is your first glimpse of our cute new addition.
Many of you know that I’m working on a Project 52, which is a photo each week based on a theme provided to the photographers in the group. Well, I’m also working on a 365+1. It’s a photo every day based on a weekly theme. I wasn’t certain I’d be able to keep up, but so far, so good. A couple of weeks ago our theme was warmth. I thought I’d take a moment to share a few of my faves from that week (along with a close-up which is the theme for this week).
You’ve met Archie. Now meet his sister, Mattie. Mattie is a chocolate lab who just loves to play in the water. I do believe she would fetch a stick from the creek all day long if someone was there to toss it for her. Mattie was such a sweetheart during our session. Very loving and very calm. Aren’t those liquid brown eyes just beautiful!
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Archie and his family. Archie is a Great Dane with the sweetest personality. We met at a local creek, but Archie was a bit afraid of getting in the water. His sister Mattie, however, was not. I’ll share her soon. In the meantime, meet Archie, a very regal being.
It’s time to kick off Project 52 for 2012. First up is Resolutions.