|I took this a couple of month before he died..his typical back rub.|
|His usual sleeping spot under our desk.|
Our daughter spent 10 days with my parents so I had a few days to figure out how to break it to her. I put a picture of her and Ned in a frame for her room and put a picture of Ned up on the refrigerator. When she got home she immediately saw the picture on the refrigerator and simply said, "did he die?". She is so perceptive. It was a rough evening but thankfully since my mom, niece, and nephew had brought her home and were staying for awhile she was kept very busy for the next couple of days. Losing your first pet is never easy. She worries now that Memphis will be sad. We adopted them both in 2004 when they were already both about 2 years old. He lived a good long happy dog life and will be truly missed.
Our summer is quickly coming to a close. Our daughter starts third grade in 12 days. We kept very busy this summer including a trip to my parents lake house for our annual 4th of July weekend extravaganza. The weather was great and although my dad's boat is still causing us all fits we enjoyed a lot of fishing and going out on the paddle boat.
The one thing I will love about school being back in session is my routine coming back. I have missed my routine. Having my exercise time, my job search time, my errand/housework time, and my photography time will be welcomed with open arms. Although I did not get the job from my last interview, I learned a lot from it and am now lightly considering going back to school. We shall see! Can't keep me down.
I have also been working on a project that is just about done and I will share it as soon as I add the finishing touch.
|A nice scene from my hometown that I captured back in June.|
|Our daughter enjoying the cold waters of Lake Michigan.|
|Just a little run on the beaches of Lake Michigan.|
|My mom sitting on the dock enjoying the city's fireworks.|
|Happy 4th of July!|
|Biggest fish we have ever caught off the dock...a 16 inch catfish.|