Wednesday, January 21, 2015


See those long black hairs around Gus's eyes?

Those are his eyelashes

When he blinks it's looks like he's waving at us.

It is not fair for a dog to have better eyelashes than any of the people in the house.

And Leo?

Well, Leo doesn't have the eyelashes, but he does know how to wear his food bowl.

Friday, January 16, 2015


This morning before the girls were up, I got the email saying that Emily had been accepted to Old Dominion University!!!!  She's been on pins and needles waiting to hear from them ever since she got all her information submitted.

I only had a few minutes before she needed to get up to head to her Chemistry class so I frantically printed the acceptance letter, taped it to a giant piece of orange construction paper so it would really stand out and catch her eye as she came down the stairs, and taped it next to the poster announcing her fabulous 32 on the ACT (which has been hanging on the wall for months and I'm not taking it down any time soon).

Despite my efforts to make it noticeable, she walked right by it and I had to redirect her attention to it.  It's hard to tell because her back was to the camera (video by Katie) but when I hugged her it was because she started crying.  My sweet, smart Emily was so overwhelmed and relieved, and excited, and happy, and and and.......just everything!