The Saga of Lexie – Resolution!

We found our sweet Lexie a new home! She is now keeper of cows and chickens at my Uncle’s farm in Enumclaw, WA. When we decided it was time to find her a new home, we asked several close friends and some family. Most said they couldn’t fit her in with their current situation. I called my Uncle Charlie and asked him, very directly, “Do you want our dog?” The conversation was very simple and I described Lexie and her energetic yet loving nature and he sounded pretty interested. I wasn’t sure how it would end up but had my doubts as the distance and inconvenience was a very real obstacle.

Soon my Uncle’s interest was revealed to be some real excitement as he continued to call me back to suggest ways to get her up there. We discussed flying her up there, meeting halfway, Charlie’s friend who drives a truck and other options. It turns out that my Aunt, who lives here, in Utah, not Charlie’s wife, was very near to passing away from a horrible fight with cancer. I heard the news in the middle of the week that she had indeed passed away. On Friday, I get a call from my Uncle that they were in Idaho and would soon be in Utah for the funeral that weekend. Continue reading “The Saga of Lexie – Resolution!”


The Saga of Lexie

A bit more than a year ago we watched “Marley & Me” as a family.  After seeing the movie and drying our tears, we decided that it was time for us to get a dog. We had other reasons. One big reason was that Wyatt was deathly afraid of dogs of any size. He would run screaming and freak out for even the smallest of cute puppies. Another reason was that I grew up with pets. Be it goldfish, cats, dogs or even chickens, we always had pets. I didn’t grow up on a farm mind you. My mom is just an animal lover. I have two people in my immediate family that are horribly allergic to cats and that was proven the one time we had a kitten for about a week. Within that short span of time, Wyatt and Rachel both were having asthma attacks, pink eye and you name it! We were able to find a good owner for the kitty but I was let down. Continue reading “The Saga of Lexie”

Cute video of Wyatt and Lexie

Lexie Update!

Lexie has been such a blessing to our little family! Sure, she’s nowhere near perfect. She sleeps all night, she hasn’t messed in the house for weeks now and she’s just so sweet! Here are some recent pictures of our sweet Lexie! (lots of pics, after the jump!) Continue reading “Lexie Update!”

Our Dog, Lexie

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We Are Getting A Puppy!

Yellow Lab Pup
Yellow Lab Pup (not ours!)

We have talked on and off for years about getting a family pet. I grew up with cats and a dog and really have a love for them. With Rachel and Wyatt’s allergies, that hasn’t been an option. Back when Wyatt was real little we had a kitten, Marble. We had him for about 3 days. All the puffy eyes and sinus inflammation was too much for both of them. We gave him to someone who I’m sure enjoys him. Since then, our pet situation has consisted of a fish.

We recently saw Marley & Me and through some further discussion with friends, we’ve come to decide that it’s now the right time for us to get a dog. After some research, we’ve decided to be unoriginal and find a Yellow Lab, just like Marley. I’ve never been a fan of small, designer dogs. In my opinion, a dog has to be a dog. At least up to my knees and big enough to wrestle around with. Continue reading “We Are Getting A Puppy!”