So I had my birthday dinners this weekend which were fun fun fun! Saturday night the in-laws took us out to Applebees for a lovely dinner and then they made the hike over to our house to visit with Ruby. Rooobs could barely contain herself when my father in-law came in and from what it seemed, neither could he. I think he really wants a shmuppy.
Sunday night we went over to my mom's house and had my favoritist of all favorites --- Corn Beef & Cabbage. It was so good. Everyone had their own story about how much they were looking forward to it too! I think that was the best part of the whole night - well, at least for me. I can't believe how big our family is getting too. We had 10 people at the dining room table and J's not even dating yet. It was crazy fun.
You know what else is fun? When you spend a month sticking with a program to keep your dog from pulling on walks and then you go out for a couple of blocks one day -- and she doesn't pull. She, all of a sudden, isn't pretending she's in a dog sled competition and we're trailing the leader by a hair. It's so hard when you think that it's never going to work because of how fussy they can be in the beginning but I can't tell you how exciting it is when they finally learn exactly what you want them to do. I'm betting she'll still be fussy for a little while longer but this is HUGE progress so far I think.
I feel good today.