Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Chris and I decided to take monday off and have a fun day with Violet. We started the morning off by going and getting donuts. Then we decided to go to Paradise Park near us, which we've never been.  Though I've heard it was fun I also knew it was often crowded so we always just avoided going. But showing up at 10:00am on a monday was perfect. There were very few people and at times just the three of us in the whole place. Perfect!
Shooting each other in the foam ball area.
See no people.
Had some lunch.
Do you like your pudding. Yeeeeeesss!
Played some mini bowling.
It was a tad chilly and windy but we decided to do some of the outside activities too.
First time playing mini golf and pretty good at it.
We spent 4 1/2 hours and definitely got  our moneys worth.


Sunday morning, after a sleepless saturday night, Chris and I were in the bathroom getting ready and Violet was down stairs drawing. She came upstairs with something behind her back and said 'Mommy, I have a surprise for you' and pulled out this drawing. Just about killed me. These moments make me feel like we've been doing things right raising her. Best kid EVER!
Side note, apparently Willow has six legs:)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


After a long week of being sick Ivy's little heart just couldn't take anymore. On thursday and friday she was her old self. We thought the antibiotics were doing the trick and that her liver infection was just an infection and not something else. We still believe that the antibiotics were doing their job but her heart was just to weak to take any more illness. She gave us two great last days of being her silly,
funny, sassy self. She left us on saturday afternoon some what suddenly at home and in my arms. We are glad she was home with us where she felt safe and comfortable and we didnt have to make that decision to take her in.
Our little family is surely feeling this loss. She was our first baby. A hard headed, sassy, full of crap dog that we will forever miss. It has been a hard 2 1/2 days. I find the routines I had with her the hardest, the mornings as she followed me into the bathroom and ran in and out of my legs like a cat and the evenings when she'd sit at the end of my recliner watching tv. She was my shadow and  my comfort. I could go on and on and on.
There will never be another dog like you. For such a little dog you left a huge impression. We will forever miss you. May doggy heaven be filled with piles of wood chips for you to chew on.
Rest in peace Miss Ivy xoxo