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A few more pictures…

Yes, I’m behind. Yes, this blog has completely stalled. No, I don’t know if I’ll ever blog regularly again.

Yes, I am so, so happy. My boys are the most beautiful things I have ever seen. One smile can cancel out every bit of negativity in my life.

They are now 10 months old. N is a walking maniac and E is a silly, babbling fool 🙂 Just perfect.

I haven’t posted in a long, long time.

Here is a summary of pictures to explain why. . .

xoxo,

Ally 🙂

A Celebration of Boboman!

Today is July 4th.  The nation is celebrating Independence Day, but this day is doubly special to us since it’s also BOBO’S BIRTHDAY!  Not only is it Bo’s birthday, but today he is celebrating a huge milestone – he is 10 years old!

I adopted Bobo in 2001 when he was a year old from a shelter in Greensboro, NC.  He has moved with me 7 times and has endured the adoption of his obnoxious sibling, Bean.  Bobo was the man in my life before I even met Tim.  He will forever remain the only pet I have ever had all on my own.  All dogs before him were family pets, and any dog from this point forward will be our pet.  Bobo used to be mine and mine alone, when I had no one else.

Bobo is in great shape, but he has slowed down over the years.  He has some sore joints and a lot of white fur, but he’s still spunky when he gets excited and still fiercely protective and loyal to us.  My hope is that Bean will keep him young and that he will live his remaining years as happy as a dog can possibly be.

A tribute to my Bobo:  here are pictures of him (in order) from 2001 – today:

The video finishes with the picture I took this morning, for my Project365:

Happy Birthday, my precious Boboman 🙂

Another update, this one non-TMI

First up – a book update.  It took me approximately 1 zillion years to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  For some reason, I just wasn’t into it for most of the book.  There were about 150 pages I flew through because I got really interested, then it lost momentum for me again.  I’ll probably pick up the second book, but I’m in no particular hurry.

In contrast, my next book was The Pillars of the Earth.  Amazing.  It’s about 1000 pages, but I pounded through it quickly since it held my interest the entire time.  I recommend investing your time in this novel.  Historical fiction really isn’t my cup of tea (minus Outlander…Jamie Fraser…swooon) but this one was incredibly well-written.

My plan was to start The Count of Monte Cristo next (can you believe I’ve never read this?  Even in school?), but my co-worker read a book she wanted me to read next, so I’m going to oblige.  It’s called A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White.  I’ve never heard of it, but I’m willing to give anything a try.  I’ll let you know what I think.

In other news, my baby brother graduated from high school last weekend (with honors, no less)!  Here are a few pictures:

Me with the graduate 🙂

The family.

The three sisters

My favorite pic of the day.

Also, June 13 was my mommy’s birthday!!  I’m so glad we were in town that weekend, because I rarely see my mom on her birthday and my older sister (who lives with her husband in Orlando) haven’t been able to spend my mom’s birthday with her in many years.  Here is a picture of my mom and me: