Looking at the calendar, over a month has passed since my last post here. Where does the time go? I would like to say that I was in the midst of some grand adventure, but that would not be true! Life. Just life happening, and dealing with the daily grind, the obligations, and the 9-to-5. It can be a challenge to keep grounded and your head above the water. Venturing further into my 40s, I am becoming more aware of this struggle, and questions of what next.  What do I want the next chapter in life to look like, what story will it tell?

At the end of each day, what keeps me sane and going, are these 2 goofballs, and all their antics, barking, and playtime.

Leroy’s big sister Vinny recently turned 3.  Trouble comes in pairs.

 

North to the St. Croix River we headed on a perfect grey and rainy summer morning. With just one puppy for this trip, Vinny and I quickly hiked 6.5 miles through prairie, forest, and along the river. For Vinny, the world is a buffet and she tasted all nature had to offer.

Fields Waiting to Be Explored
Fields Waiting to Be Explored
Leading the Way
Leading the Way
Pond in the Field
Pond in the Field
A Respite from the Rain
A Respite from the Rain
My Companion
My Companion
Indian Grass
Indian Grass
Ravens Circling
Ravens Circling
Ever Vigilant
Ever Vigilant

What else to do on April first with 80 degrees and sun? Spend time with these two…

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