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Meet the Newest Member of Our Family!

July 31, 2015

I know what you are thinking..a new baby? Well, not quite, but she is a baby. 
Meet Numberly, our Boston Terrier.
In my life, I have owned a previous puppy "pre-kids" (a Fox Terrier named Maximillion), but because of some health issues, we had to give him back.

Fast forward to July 2015. The past few months, I have considered getting a dog for our family, not just to have but for our children. I wanted one that will play with my son and give him a friend, and one for my daughter to cuddle and run with (she’s our little athlete that plays soccer – on two teams, volleyball, and track). I began thinking about it a while ago, but did not discuss it with anyone because I wanted to make up my mind and know that this was the right time for us. When the time came, I presented it to Big Dude (my husband Anthony) who fought me on it (he put up a good fight, by the way). After a few hours and me giving him some valid reasons why I thought it was time, he gave in and agreed, but said that the stipulation was NO TOY DOGS! Really? Why not? But alas, I agreed and found what I think was the perfect compromise.

You are probably wondering where we got the name. Well, as a school librarian, I come across so many books, not just to read to my students, but for our home. One book (in particular) stands out for us because it uses a form of Augmented Reality to tell the story in a creative way. The author's name is William Joyce who has written two books that we just love: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film)  and (you guessed it) The Numberlys (which was included in the 87th Annual Oscars Animated Film Shorts Finalist). As we were trying to come up with the best name, my son said, what about “Numberly” and at that moment, our search for a name was complete.

We made a quick trip to Durant, Oklahoma to pick her up, and thankfully we met an awesome breeder (Bates Boston Terriers) who really made sure that we had what we needed and answered any questions we had prior to picking her up. She has been with us about 3 weeks, and so far, she is a joy. Though we are still in the training phase, I can see a difference in my children. Let’s hope this continues. (fingers crossed, but look at that face)
      
If you ever get the chance, check out the two books I mentioned above, I think that you will enjoy them in addition to the technology by Moonbot that accompanies them. What a fun and interactive way to immerse yourself in a book!

Until Next Time!

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Wordless Wednesday - Room Service Anyone?

July 29, 2015

From Room Service on the Disney Dream Cruise
Buffalo Chicken wings with Blue Cheese and Honey Mustard Dip -Yum!!

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Wordless Wednesday - Spooky!

July 8, 2015

The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park - Walt Disney World Resort

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