If we took a holiday, just one day out of life, it would be (it would be) it would be so nice.
Leave it to Madonna. Yep, a holiday would be nice… so I’m taking one. No, I’m not going far. Just a two hour drive. But there’s no internet – so I’ll be forced to actually leave work behind. Six days, just for me, kid-kid, my sister Bug, and some of the dogs. Damon will join us for one night at the start, but he needs to head back for work. We were hoping he’d be able to join us too, but he’s understaffed just now, so can’t get away.
Before I disappear though (and I may try to check in briefly from time to time using my iPhone) I wanted to take a quick minute to welcome Leandro to the family. My nephew was born at 3:22 this morning, three weeks early (just like his big sister), at exactly seven pounds. We’re so glad he decided to make his appearance before we disappeared from civilization – and I did MUCH better this time. I didn’t start crying. LOL I may have teared up briefly, but unlike the first time I held his sister the waterworks did not get turned on (thought I did have to work pretty hard to hold them off). When the kid saw his picture for the first time this morning (before we got to see him in person) she said “I bet he’s going to grow up to be a cute little handsome man”, and I’d be willing to bet she’s right.
I was looking through my photos, getting ready to begin edits on the next shoot, when I stumbled upon a couple shots I took of Sweets – the old man Chihuahua. Totally blissed out at the beach. Ever since we made it out to my parent’s cabin a couple weeks ago, I’ve been doing my best to get us back out there… and I think these images explain why.
Sweets really was completely blissed right out, he’s a lake dog if ever I’d met one. Totally and completely in his element, exploring, sunning, and just generally enjoying everything about being at the cabin. And there is little that makes me happier than seeing someone I love so very happy. I have to admit, sometimes I forget just how short a time this old man has been a part of our family. Seems like he’s always been here. 🙂
In other news… keep your fingers crossed that our little old man chi may soon be a Daddy (again). Knock on wood, we’re hoping to have puppies this Autumn.
In a happy turn of events, we’ll now be heading out to the lake tomorrow morning! yay!
We haven’t been out to the cabin as a family since Lily-Ann was a wee thing, so this is a treat. We’ll be loading all the dogs up, and packing Midge (our wagon) to the brim. And then we’ll squeeze in even more as we head over to pick up my youngest sister, Jewles.
The plan is to head out for three days/two nights. And if we have space, I’m going to pack all my camera equipment… I’m really hoping we’ll have space. I’d love to find the time to head out with my long range zoom and get some wildlife captures. I’m not going to hold my breath, but I am crossing my fingers.
The point of this post? I may or may not be posting while we’re away. There’s no internet up at the little beach where my parent’s cabin is located. It’s lovely and relatively secluded – so we’ll be pretty cut off up there… which is also part of the attraction. So, if nothing else? I’ll see y’all when we get back. 🙂