Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy,

It is hard to believe that today marks 3 years since I was last able to hear your voice or see you. I remember that day so well and know that it is one I will never forget. You were very sick in the hospital, as you had been for quite some time.  I had told Amy and mom that I was not sure if I was going to come visit you that day because I was very tired and didn’t know if I felt up to making the over an hr. drive up. I debated back and forth all that morning about if I should make the trip or not. I ultimately decided to come see you and that is a decision I will be forever grateful for, because little did I know it would be the last time I would ever be able to.  I miss you more than I could ever explain and there will always be a void in my heart for so many things in my life that you will never physically be able to be part of. I am extremely thankful though as well. Thankful for the 33 years we were able to spend  together. Thankful for the years and years of memories that I will never forget. Thankful for all the things you taught Amy and I. Thankful that I was able to tell you that I loved you one last time. Thankful that I saved a voicemail message from you.  Most of all, I am thankful that I was able to have you for my dad.

So, until we meet again one day, I will do my best to make you proud.

I love you. XOXO

PicMonkey Collage


Shih Tzus have a tough life


Mother, this is the last thing in the world I want to be doing on my Friday night. I had a very long week. Do you have any idea how stressful it is to take approximately 20 naps a day, have to go outside in the cold to pee and poop, bark at squirrels, snack on various treats throughout the day, and provide security to the household every day?! Oh, and don’t even get me started on how long I have to wait for you 2 humans to prepare every meal for me!!!




Some Weekend Snapshots


sisters – New Year’s Eve dinner 🙂


Amy and Nick – New Year’s Eve




delicious appetizer  – garlic bread with cheese


tried a new to us restaurant – penne with vodka sauce and shrimp – mmm!!!


Who needs a security system when you have a Shih Tzu? 🙂


Saturday afternoon pick me up


How you doin??!!


new book


a boy and his blanket (PS – I have thought about stealing this blanket from Bosco – it is SO soft!!)


How is he SO cute??


I have never seen these in stores before until yesterday. I didn’t buy it but now I’m sorry that I didn’t!