July Recap

Sometimes life is hard and change comes quickly.

I went on an unanticipated, but apparently needed, hiatus after my last post and I wanted to fill everyone in on what's been going on. Here's the cliff notes version: 
  • I broke my foot 8 weeks ago
  • A tree from two houses over fell on our neighbor's house and our house on the second night of Boulevardia/a week after I broke my foot which tore down our gutters, broke a window, and left us without power for several days
  • Teaka, our older pup, was diagnosed with terminal cancer July 14 after a random bout of eye issues and passed away about four days after her diagnosis
  • A tree fell on my car two weeks ago (hey, at least I can't drive so it didn't put us out that much)

I guess there's really not a lot more to say than that. The Mother Nature stuff and broken foot has been more of an inconvenience than anything but losing Teaka was devastating. We were fortunate enough to have Tay come and take pictures of all of us the day before she passed and she was truly able to capture Teaka's spirit. Afterward Tay surprised us with the most beautiful canvas portrait of Teaka and we now have it hanging in our dining room so we can see our sweet girl every day. 

As always, our friends and family have been a constant source of support, kindness, and love. They've cleaned our house, shared their talents, and served as a shoulder to cry on. I couldn't be more appreciative of them.

I'll have more to say later but I just wanted to pop in, say hi, and let everyone following along know we're still here. Blogging is such a fantastic outlet for creativity and catharsis so I really want to start focusing on it again.

Be on the lookout for more posts, hopefully we'll get back to the weekly swing of things again soon. Thanks for stopping by ♥

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