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Getting used to our new normal

We've had some changes in our life around here & Jessica has moved back in with us for a while. Of course Keek(little kitty) & Luna came along for the ride so we are all adjusting to our new normal.  She is now working in an emergency animal hospital which is open 24 hours so all the shifts are 12 hours & can be anywhere from 2pm - 2am, 6pm - 6am, 8pm - 8am or reversed.  Her normal week is 3 days but she has been also picking up extra shifts.  We're figuring it all out as we go & manage to have dinner together a few days a week.
This pic cracks me up!
 Molly went from being the "spoiled only dog" to having to share everything, including her bed with Luna.  Luna is a brat at times & steals Molly's toys, runs by her squeaking them & jumps on the couch.  She then sits there as if to say "Nerner, nerner you're not allowed up here๐Ÿ˜›"  She really has fun with that game as she can go from the sun room to the living room & back.…
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Dinner in the city

We took the ferry into Manhattan to meet Josh & gang for dinner

 These lucky people were on their way to a cruise

 Josh with his fav aunt JoAnne
 Carol's Mom, Dad, sister & nephew.  It was a very interesting dinner as only her sister spoke a limited amount of english so it took about 20 minutes just to order food.
 A couple of Carol's friends also joined us to celebrate their anniversary

We had a great time in spite of the language barrier

Love Val

Trip to the city

We took a trip to visit JoAnne & Peter, celebrate Josh & Carol's 1st anniversary & to meet Carol's family.  Her mother, father, sister & nephew were visiting from Brazil.  We took a walk down by the river when we got to JoAnne's so Molly could have a run in the "dog park"
Not exactly what she is used to๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ.  Yes that is astro turf that you are seeing!
It is still a nice place to walk even though there's not too much real grass

Blogger is not cooperating with downloading pics so I will finish this post later

Love Val

A walk in the woods

I'm not even sure when these were taken but no leaves underfoot means a few weeks back
We went up to Arrowhead park as they have done a lot of improvements to the trails
The boy scouts built a couple new bridges
The rock walls on this trail are home for so many creatures Luna went absolutely crazy.....she is a typical terrier & will chase anything with four legs
Molly hurt her leg jumping over one of the creek beds so Jessie tried to carry her.....that did not last long & we managed to coax her into walking back.  The dog is such a baby๐Ÿ˜

Love Val

Life when you are "dog people"

Since Jessie moved in at 5:00pm most evenings you can find us at the dog park.  That is the time when all the "regulars" go.  You don't remember most human's names but you always know the dogs๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
 This puppy was a little intimidated by all the dogs.....
......... but she found a protector!

 This is Jessie doing what she loves best!
 Spartan loves her
 Luna is one of the smaller dogs there but she rules!
 Always in the middle of the pack
 This is what they do when they see a new dog coming

Love Val

Chickens, dogs & stick bugs

The day after the wedding we went over to Scott & Deidre's before Josh & Carol had to head back to the city
 He has the footings all marked out for the house.  Update: Since then the footings have been poured, the basement & garage floors are done & they start framing this week

They are trying to teach the chickens to go to bed but they weren't getting it!
One of them escaped & Scott told Carol to just pick it up.  In her cute accent she said "Oh no! In the city I no see chickens!  I no touch the chickens!" He managed to convince her they wouldn't bite.

Obsessive dogs waiting for someone to throw the ball