During Yesterday’s Snow Day…

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Hi, friends!

The South Shore of Massachusetts was hit with another good-size snow storm. Our area got a little over a foot, which meant Mal had no school yesterday and it was essentially a snow day for me too. Of course, I can’t sit still for more than five minutes, so I stayed busy around the house. That said, here’s a little snapshot into what happened during yesterday’s snow day!

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Mal and I tag-teamed the shoveling. 

Mal and I worked together, and it only took us about 20 minutes to shovel out our walkway, driveway, and two cars. Team work, baby! (Side note: My snow pants totally don’t button!)

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Murphy and I renewed our therapy dog membership for 2014.

I know I don’t blog about our therapy dog visits all that often, but Murphy and I are still making them on a regular basis to the local senior home. Our membership for 2013 recently expired, so we finally finished the paperwork for 2014, so we can continue to make visits as a therapy dog team. Pug power!

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We started clearing out the guest room.

Mal and I started clearing out the guest room to make way for painting and new furniture in the soon-to-be nursery. Mal figured we should do it sooner than later, so I could help him move all of the big furniture down to the basement before my belly got too big and awkward. Good thinking, Mal.

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I ordered this pug pillow for Baby Haupert.

I stumbled upon this hilarious-looking pug pillow on Pinterest and debated buying it for weeks. I finally just ordered it because it makes me smile, and I think it’ll be a cute addition to the nursery. Plus, I hope Baby Haupert loves pugs as much I as do!


We received an adorable baby blanket in the mail from my grandmother.

My Grammie sent Baby Haupert the most adorable baby blanket ever. My pregnancy hormones really haven’t made me overly emotional, but when I opened her package and read the card, I started crying. It was just the sweetest gift with a lot of meaning.

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Growing up, I had a blanket that I absolutely loved named “Harry.” Actually, it was originally my aunt’s blanket, so maybe she named it “Harry?” Either way, I had a blanket that I slept with every night all throughout my childhood and even through high school. I actually brought Harry with me to college during my freshman year and hid it under my pillows on my bed, so no one would see it. (Being 18 years old and having a blanket was kind of a lot embarrassing.) I eventually parted with Harry and managed to live my life without him it. I haven’t seen my blanket in years, but I have a good feeling my mom snagged it and kept it somewhere safe all this time.

The blanket that my Grammie bought Baby Haupert actually reminds me a lot of Harry. Harry had a big bunny embroidered in the middle of it instead of polka-dots, but it had the same silky lining around the edges. By the time I got to college, the lining was long gone, but I still remember it. And I love that Baby Haupert’s blanket has little puppies all over it because you know we feel about dogs in this house!

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The card that my Grammie sent was also especially sentimental because she mentioned Harry and the history of “blankies” in our family. The card itself is actually a copy of a painting of my Grammie’s house with her and my grandfather standing out front. My grandfather passed away suddenly two years ago almost to the day, so seeing this image made me both happy and so sad at the same time. I miss him so much, and I know my Grammie does a million times more.

Wow, sorry. I got a little carried away with all of that. I’m just surprised how emotional I got over a baby blanket!

Mal tried to teach Murphy how to play dead.

Mal’s efforts were mostly unsuccessful, but it was still hilarious watching him with the pug. Murphy understood that he needed to do something when Mal pointed his finger at him (like a gun) and said “bang,” but he couldn’t quite figure out what.

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Murphy would sit on command and then Mal would roll him over onto his side (like he was dead) and then give him a treat, but the pug just didn’t get it.

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Instead, Murphy would lay down and sort of shift his weight to the side.

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Close enough! Haha!

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Speaking of Murphy”¦

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He’s super weird. We already knew this, but WHY is he laying like that with his feet up!? Such a weirdo.

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Questions of the Day

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