Friday, July 13, 2018

five on friday

 {1} We participated in our annual Dress Like a Cow tradition this week. I think I've blogged previous years but I honestly don't care to look for those right now. The kids had a blast and who doesn't love free dinner?

{2} This salad has been my jam lately. Rosemary sweet potatoes, red onion, bell pepper, radishes, sunflower seeds, avocado, and kale drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

 {3} Etta is really coming into her own. She loves seeing herself on the phone and is really starting to show interest in talking and repeating what we say. She's also been dramatically more affectionate and interested in us the past week or two.

 {4} I'm done painting the walls downstairs but I still need to paint the trim, front door, and chair rail in the dining room. I'm glad the bulk of it is done!

{5} The reason I'm in such a bummed mood is because yesterday afternoon we had to put our first baby to sleep. Marsala had been peeing all over the house the last several months and several expensive vet bills gave no indication why. Then she stopped eating almost entirely, lost a ton of weight, and started having bloody bowel movements. After a ton of back and forth and lots of phone calls with our vet we decided it was time to say goodbye. We estimated her to be about 14 or 15 so she certainly lived a full life but... it freaking sucks. I thought I was prepared for it but the reality hit super hard. All five of us were present during the process. The kids didn't really understand but once it was over Elden finally got it and the little guy is crushed. We will miss her so much and Jon and I both decided that we will not be getting any additional pets in the future because this was just way too hard.

Linking up with KatieAprilAndreaNarci and Erika!

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