i'm already playing catch up with the December daily in the first week!, but that's totally okay. one of our favorite traditions is to celebrate the adult family member's birthday with a late lunch at a local mexican restaurant. lots of laughs and good food-ALWAYS. saturday we celebrated ron and mary's birthday AND we also got to celebrate katie and rob's engagement-this could explain mary's big smile (then again, she always has a big smile!).
on sunday, we added a furry member to our family- sophie simone louisette-she's such a love-she's 13 pounds and about 12" from shoulder to the floor, and has very big paws. standard poodles typically range in weight +/- 45-55 pounds and 21-27" at the shoulder-she's gonna be a big girl! her name is a compromise-steve and andrew thought simone was too long. since poodles are #2 on the smart dog list andrew thought sophie was appropriate as it's greek for wisdom, a co-worker's last name is simone and it sounded like a good girl name that wasn't priss-y and not too french-y, louisette is the name of one of julia child's co-authors of her first book and just seemed to fit with simone, so there you go. she had a bath last night and her fur is so curly-swirly and soft. she's adjusting well to our home and loves company. i can't wait for the rest of the family-including holly to meet her on the 18th.