Tuesday, September 13, 2005

We're Expecting!




To anyone who knows me really well - that comment should be shocking. We're pretty sure the children component of the family is satisfied. However, with the passing of Sierra - the dog component of the family is certainly lacking. When I saw an ad in the paper for puppies born on August 20th - available October 8th (the weekend we return from Disneyland) - I thought the timing couldn't be more perfect. We want to give ourselves a little sentimental time to remember Sierra - and didn't want to ship a new puppy to Grandpa and Grandma's while we were on vacation. Furthermore, when we called the number, John and I felt so good about the family that is selling her and her 9 brothers and sisters.

So, Sunday night - in typical Riley spontaneous fashion, we hopped in the car and drove to Reedsport to pick out "Sydney". Literally, she found us, we both felt like she was exactly the dog for our family.

If there's ever been a motivating factor to leave the "happiest place on earth", I think our family has found it. John plans on driving straight through from Portland after our plane lands to pick up the newest member of the Riley family. To say he's a little smitten (as we all are) is a serious understatement! We can't wait!

4 comments:

StephieAnne said...

I forgot to mention that she is a pure-bred golden retriever....

LiteraryGirl said...

Sweet little face. I can't wait to meet her. (I think I am speaking for my kids also.)

stephietoo said...

I am so excited to meet her as well. She is so absolutely beautiful! Oh, why oh why can't it be October 10th now?!?

HollieHobbie said...

She is veeerrrrry cuuute. Brayden and Mikayla will love growing up with her. Congratulations, but I still think it would be cool if you announced that you really are expecting......