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A Parade, Dogs, and Vlogs

Hi! Whew, life has been full and busy and good lately.

The Parade

Jimmy and I spent Independence Day with our church family. Just like last year, we walked in a parade and handed out pens and candy. I think it was a great way to reach out to the community and hopefully see some new faces at church in the near future!

Fourth of July Parade T-shirtsPolaris Rzr

The Dogs

First and foremost, my sister and her husband got a puppy! He’s a golden retriever and they named him Indy.

Golden Retriever puppy

Secondly, pet sitting has been keeping me busy! I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out over the past few years that the Fourth of July is the peak of the busy season for pet sitting. I have families on vacation, new clients, people wanting dog walking, and more.

My days revolve around dogs (and a few cats here and there!) and I absolutely love it. This week I’ve been spending time with five dogs, a cat, and a hermit crab. I even brought one of my clients to the parade with me on Independence Day!

Chocolate lab and Golden retriever puppyEnglish Bulldog

It’s definitely a balancing act with pet sitting, working, and just keeping up with life in general, but I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love!

The Vlogs

I’m still enjoying filming vlogs here and there. My sister and I filmed a few together, which was a blast. I miss living with her! I also filmed one and discussed how I majorly embarrassed myself and basically detailed the day in the life of a pet sitter.

Tell me about your life lately!

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Currently: May 2017

Current beauty product Supergoop Sun-Defying SPF 50 Sunscreen Oil. My mom subscribes to Birchbox and got this product in a recent box and gave it to me. I’m loving it! It goes on well and isn’t greasy.

Current book Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue. It’s a cute, lighthearted read so far! Hopefully no dogs die in this book or else I will totally cry.

Current food Chocolate chip zucchini cookies. Can’t wait to grow zucchini in our garden soon!

Chocolate chip zucchini cookies

Current craving Getting back into a gymnastics gym. I’ve been practicing my press handstand at home and I’m just dying to get back on the bars, beam, vault, and floor!

Current drink Eight O’Clock Coffee.

Current indulgence Reading through my old journals. I found this–I used to write in Russian all the time! I don’t know why I stopped?

Current confession Jimmy and I have no control over Malcolm. He sits in the middle of our kitchen table while we eat dinner and rests his paw on Jimmy’s plate or tries to eat off mine. When I push him off, he growls at me.

Current need Could I ask you to pray for a young boy at Niños de Mexico? His name is Aldo. He had to have a tracheostomy to remove tumors from his palette, mouth, tongue, and throat. He recently began chemotherapy to shrink the tumors. Please pray that this sweet boy could experience full healing.

Current obsession Taking Lola to the pet store and wandering around! I bought her this food, which is a super cool concept. She loved it. I never leave the pet store without buying Malcolm something, too! I usually buy him Fancy Feast Broths with the little anchovies in it and he chows down.

Fancy Feasts Broths

Current mood Happy!

Current excitement Jimmy’s birthday is at the end of May, Hannah and Josh are getting married in early June, and Jimmy and I celebrate three years of marriage in mid-June!

Current procrastination Folding Jimmy’s work clothes. They’re sitting five feet away from me, but I just don’t feel like folding them.

Current blessing Church family. I love the people in our church so much!