Hello everyone! How have you been? Wow do I have a lot of updating to do. It has been about two years (how is that even possible!?!?) since I updated you on our adventures through life with the little (now much bigger) mustang, Marley. I guess I should give you all a condensed recap before we go forward and talk training?? Here goes!
|Photo by Katherine Payne Photography|
After our incredible whirlwind wedding, we had our honeymoon to look forward to. Instead of setting up a traditional wedding registry, Mike and I registered for our honeymoon. We were so lucky to be able to spend 3 1/2 weeks in Portugal exploring the entire mainland and even spending a week at the end of our trip on Madeira island. It was a once in a lifetime trip and it was absolutely incredible. We met so many amazing people on our adventure, got to see where Mike's family used to live, and had enough cheese and wine to last a century. We couldn't have dreamed up a better way to kick off married life together. It was the best trip I've ever been on, hands down.
Eventually though, it was back to real life for us. We had just spent over a month away from work, our dogs, and Marley. This was the first time I hadn't seen Marley in more than 3 days... I was worried he was going to think we abandoned him!
In good old Marley fashion though, I showed up at the barn and he ran to the gate, nickering and probably asking me where I had been. He forgave me immediately and we went on a nice trail ride. It was great to be back, but now we had to figure out WHAT we were going to do and WHERE we were going to go. The job/school/life hunt began.
Eventually, we wound up in Southern California. Before moving from the Bay Area in October 2012, we lost my sweet heart of a Labrador, Chance. He was just short of 17 years old, and I still miss him today. He had been through every major life event with me so far, and I couldn't imagine our life without him in our new home. There will never be another Chance.
|Chance only a couple of days before we had to say goodbye to him|
|Marley after moving in to his new home. Bath Time!|
|No matter where Marley is in the pasture, when we call him he comes right in!|
|Alister visiting Marley and his buddies|
|Ali feeding Marley carrots. He loves our little nieces|
|Taking our Christmas photos|