Category Archives: My Life

Life with two pups

Millie (image)
After several people showed interest in Millie (who we were fostering through One Tail at a Time), I found that instead of being happy to see her find a new home, I was feeling seriously bummed that she would be leaving. And I think Josh felt the same way.

Our biggest concern though was making sure Chick would be okay with having a another pup around. She has always been a loner and never shows too much interest in other dogs. After Millie was spayed we saw the tension between the two dissipate and while they aren’t playmates, they are respectful of each other (save for when Millie interrupts Chick on “her” pillow on the couch. We all have our limits).

While it has been a little more work adjusting to walking two pups and getting them out the door (oh how I long for a house with a door to the backyard), it’s also been a lot of fun having two:)

Millie and Chick (image)

Millie and Chick (image)

Millie and Chick (image)

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A weekend in the North Woods

Lake in Trego, Wis. (image)
(Driving through Trego)

Last weekend Josh and I trekked up to the North Woods of Wisconsin for a college friend’s wedding. Nestled in a town called Trego (population < 1,000), we stayed at the Heartwood Conference Center and Resort. The 6.5 hour drive was long–so long–but it was fun to see a part of Wisconsin that neither of us were familiar with. The wedding was gorgeous and it was so sweet to see a friend so happy.

Coming back to Chicago though, was pretty dang nice too. While at times this city can get a bad rap, I love it and am grateful to be exposed to such diverse neighborhoods and culture every single day.
Wooded view (image)

(The view outside our patio)
Unpaved road (image)(Driving into the resort, the roads weren’t paved)
Henson's Country Foods (image)(Henson’s Country Foods)
Kaitie and Abe (image)(The lovely bride and groom, photo c/o Swanstrom Photography)
reception(I think this sums us up: Josh telling me to loosen up and me telling him I like being uptight)
Chick in the car (image)(Happy to see my Chick after a long drive)

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Black and white Fridays

black-and-white-wedding
Last week I posted an old photo of my gram, and this week I have another. This time with my grandpa on their wedding day. I can’t help but think how rad it would have been there on that day (the fact that I didn’t yet exist notwithstanding).

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Black and white Fridays

black-and-white-pool
One of my most favorite photos. Ever. My grandma lounging at the pool. Black and white photos just make everything look so much more glamorous.

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Sad Badger

Basketball game (image)
Saturday night sure was heartbreaking for Wisconsin fans. I don’t always get into sports, but watching the men’s basketball team work so hard the entire game only to lose in the last few seconds was pretty brutal. I think someone else may taken the loss a bit harder:)

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