And on the house front... here is a picture of the front of our new house.
We are finally under contract on a house that we love. It is a cozy 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house with a kitchen to die for ( : and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom! I can't wait to move in. The only bummer about the place is that it is painted like the inside of Casa Bonita (red, orange, blue, purple, and yellow) Oh well, I would have wanted to paint anyway, now I just have a REALLY good excuse. Now we wait. It is a longer closing process for this house (45-60 days), but as long as we hang in there it's ours!
And here's one more video, just because I think this is so cute! He is such a great dog. We do love him (especially Aydin)! He got lots of praise and treats after this. (P.S. She likes to touch foreheads as a sign of affection. I don't know why, but she has been doing it since she was about 4 months old.)
P.P.S. Grandma and Grandpa Carlson: We are trying to think of a good time to take a trip up there to see you. We'll keep you posted ( :