Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Yeah, I know I am a little late on that… but we have been pretty busy lately. I am a little sad to say goodbye to 2008. While the year kind of sucked in many ways, there were also many good things that happened. 2008 was the year we were married, the year we bought our first house, and the year we spent a month in Japan. I will fondly remember 2008 for many years to come, but I look forward to seeing what this new year will bring.

Our Christmas was great, although very busy. Sean racked up with a new iPod Nano, a 22” widescreen monitor, and a few other things. For me, my main gifts were a stand mixer and a video card. We also spent lots of time with the family, and even found some time to relax at home.

Today it is back to the real world though. The holidays are over and everything is getting back to normal. I feel sorry for little Eddie, this is the beginning of him spending all day in his crate without humans around to let him out to play. At least Sean will be able to run home and let him out during the day, since his little bladder isn’t quite up to a full day alone yet. Poor Sean though… he is going to be spending his lunch break to let the dogs out over the next couple months.

Things are going better with Eddie all the time. He is turning into a good little dog, but it is going to take lots of time and patience to get him there. Last night we even succeeded in getting him to fall asleep in Sean’s lap for nearly an hour… and then after a potty break he came back in and slept on mine! I cannot explain how miraculous that is. This dog did not have an “off switch” two weeks ago! He still isn’t capable of be calm on his own, but we are working on that. We are still working on the potty training as well, but he has made great improvements there too.