Yesterday my parents headed to Mexico for two weeks with friends and I picked up their adorable dog who doesn’t weigh more than 8 lbs soaking wet.
I still haven’t told them or my friends that I am moving forward with being a Gestational Carrier, I just don’t want to get them worried or excited until I know my body is fit to be a carrier. Most of my friends and family know this is a dream of mine, I talk about it now and again, but I have said that unless it falls into my lap, I likely won’t go down the path. I have said it before, and will say it again, be careful what you wish for! Life is funny that way.
As a way to pass time on a beautiful February Sunday, we headed to the dog park. It is winter in Utah, but you would never guess by the weather we are having, climate change is a real bitch! Our mountains are brown and bare and the snow is melting so quickly while the East Coast is getting hit with another storm. While I know we need the snow, I should let you know that I don’t love it.
I am a sun goddess, not the kind that needs to lay out in the sun but the kind that needs the vitamin D to soak in and fill my soul. I love the beach and sand, I enjoy pools, or even just sitting on the deck reading a book. I put sunscreen on my face (even in the winter) and body to protect my skin, but oh how I love the sun.
I just didn’t have it in me to take all three dogs to the dog park so I left my parents dog home and we all headed out. It is always rough getting out of the house, a husband who doesn’t love the dog park as much as me, 2 kids who would rather hang with their friends and an adult dog who is sick of the puppy playing with her ears. But we did it, we jumped in the Subie and headed to the park. This particular park is a large plot of land with walking paths and it fenced in for the protection of the dogs. They can be off leash and enjoy some time with other fur friends. Luna the puppy is scared of other people, she has a nasty habit of barking at those she doesn’t know, but as soon as we are in the park, she is happy as can be and enjoys meeting everyone. Aggie, the 8 year old dog (oh, did I mention my mom’s dog is also named Aggie? Story for another time) has grown to like other dogs. She loves my mom’s dog and puppies, but never really enjoyed older or bigger dogs. Dog parks have never been fun for her, but this year she turned a new leaf and has really enjoyed the time in the park.
The kids had a blast climbing up dirt mounds, rocks and just running around. I even snapped a few pictures to prove to them, they had fun…I will show them the pictures again when they say “I don’t want to go to the dog park, it is lame.” After an hour walk through the park, the dogs were pooped, and the family was ready to head home, but not before we made a quick stop to 7-11, something we only do on road trips. The kids were ecstatic to grab a quick treat to end the day out.