Davenport trip

Julie got the weekend to relax at home while I took the kids to Davenport to hang with the Wassmer family. It was the first the kids have been back since the great Wassmer migration. The weather was pretty nice so we gathered part of the Zaehringer clan and went tubing in the Mequoketa River. It was a nice relaxing leisurely float down the semi-green river.

Throughout the weekend Charly met 3 new friends and actually didn’t attack them! Ali didn’t do very well with other dogs so we’re glad to see our new child has good manners.

Before we headed home, Emery got to ride a horse! Charly’s breeder had a horse at Red Roof Stable and invited us over for a ride. Emery rode it around the pin a few times and used the new skills she picked up at horseback riding camp the week before.

Welcome Charly!

After a couple of years since Ali passed away, we finally decided to get another dog. We welcomed Charly into our family 2 weeks ago. Of course, she is a Jack Russel Terrier! We have a soft spot for that furry little face and persistent attitude. She is 6 months old and has a passion for all socks. She will help you find any sock that is left around the house and make sure to let you know if you have them on your feet.

Everyone is loving having a dog around again. It adds a little bit of chaos to the house but is super nice when you need a warm friend on the couch. It is also awesome to have a work-from-home office buddy to keep me company all day.