yesterday we added a guest to our house for a few days. meet chester:
he lives next door and he is our doggy nephew :) he's staying with us until tuesday. i call our house the doggy hotel because we dog-sit a lot. everyone always asks, "why don't you just get a dog?" the truth is...i don't want my own dog. i love having other people's dogs stay with us for a few days and then send them back. all the fun, but not all the responsibility. :) (by the way...i do not have this same mantra when it comes to kids). those i want all to myself!
can't forget to mention that today is mother's day. here's a pic of my mom and i from a couple months ago:
i feel so lucky that my mom and i have the relationship that we do. we made it through my teenage years virtually unscathed (compared to many girls i knew). i truly consider her to be one of my best friends. it's cool to see your relationship with your mom evolve as you get older. i'll always be her baby, but there's a new level of friendship and understanding that has developed. i only hope i can have half as good of a relationship with my own daughter (or son) someday.
happy mother's day to all the mamas out there! can't wait til i'm one of them!