As promised here is a picture of Emma the Dog (along with Matilda the Cat). This is about as active as Emma gets anymore, I had to wait a long while to catch this action shot! She has been the best dog we have ever had. We will be adding a new member to the family after our move to the mountains. Emma is past her prime and I do not think she is capable of doing the things we will need her to do moving forward (ie: guarding chickens, etc.). But that’s okay! She has given us 11 years of unfaltering loyalty and unconditional love. The least we can do is find a young pup to do the work while she has a few years of pampered relaxation.

Speaking of moving forward, this has been an exciting weekend on the home purchase. Thanks to a super kick ass realtor and lender team it looks like we are actually going to close on our house a week early! Merry Christmas! I love it when a plan comes together!