Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Oh, the Possibilities.

I have an exciting update regarding our move to New England. I am happy to say that we will be calling New Hampshire our new home this summer! We are beyond thrilled that we will finally be making our way to the place we have longed to call home for so long.

We are in the process of deciding on a rental home (there are two choices, for now). We hope to spend the next year or two exploring all of New England in hopes of finding the perfect location for our first home purchase. Excitingly enough, though, one of the rental homes is a DREAM HOME for us! It was built in 1800 and is exactly the type of home we pictured when thinking of our home in New England. If that is the home we move to, I cannot wait to share it with you!

At the moment, we are thinking and hoping that our move will take place the first of August. Ideally, we would like to move there…..NOW, but realistically we can wait until August, if I have to. ;)

Until I can show you our dream home, here are pictures that I took during one of our trips to our future home state of New Hampshire. Enjoy!

                  I adore these stacked stone walls you see all over New Hampshire.

                   Perfectly New England..

                New Hampshire...No photo editing required.


Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Allow me to introduce to you our newest family member, Finnegan. He has, without a doubt, introduced us to what it is like to have a puppy join the family.

In the short time he has been with us, he has already brought us so much joy and has taught us so many lessons (Don’t leave the bathroom door open, don’t leave papers that you would like to see again within his reach, etc.) It has been a wonderful experience and so much fun, that I cannot even begin to describe.

I won’t even begin to talk about how many pet adoption websites that I browsed and called and applied to adopt dogs. I finally came across a breeder that had him listed for a cheaper price than most of the adoption places I had contacted! He was 4 months old at the time, and we drove 4 hours to Canton, Ohio to pick up our boy. 

I would make that drive a thousand more times.

The cats, well, let’s just say they are still warming up…three months later. I feel for Finnegan. You can see the love in his eyes every time he sees Felix or Pumpkin, but they will have absolutely nothing to do with him.  They are warming up to him, but it is an ongoing process.

No matter how the cats feel, we love having Finnegan in our home. But no worries, the cats still get PLENTY of attention, when they want, of course.