Love Letter to My Valentine

I have a (not so) little secret…I fell in love about five months ago. Well, 21 weeks ago, to be exact. This love letter is dedicated to my new little love.

Dear Little One,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I cannot even begin to describe my feelings for you. You are our blessing. You are a miracle. I haven’t held you in my arms yet, but the fullness you bring to my heart is indescribable.

We “saw” you this week, and you have the cutest little face. Our doctor told us you are healthy and doing well, and those are precious words to hear. All we want for you is to be healthy and happy.

Hopefully you will be smart like your daddy. Maybe you will have his honest eyes and comforting presence. Hopefully you’re not anxious or too hard on yourself like your mommy. No matter what, know that we will love you unconditionally forever.

Little Valentine, we can’t wait to meet you. I look forward to seeing your smile (maybe you’ll have mine!). I know Georgie will smother you in puppy kisses and will love to take naps with you.

Luckily you’ll arrive in the summer, so we can take you out and enjoy the sunshine. I have so much I want to show you and so much I want to share with you. June can’t arrive soon enough.

Until then, I will keep you close, little Valentine, and know that we love you more each and everyday day.

Xo. Mommy

Day #10: April’s Photo a Day Project

Assignment #10: My Fave Part of the Day

Well, that’s an easy one: relaxing on our sofa with our Frenchie, George. Tonight we watched Gravity, so we got extra snuggle time.

Remember when I wasn’t sure about getting a dog? It’s all a distant memory…can’t imagine life without my Georgie Boy. Xo

Photo a day project ideas from Fat Mum Slim


Week #39 – Spotlight: Barc’s French Bulldogs

For as long as I’ve known Nate, he’s wanted a pup of his own. I, on the other hand, have never had a dog in my life, so I never really felt a desire to get one. Until I met George.

When our rent was increased drastically at our old apartment in July, I knew by the end of the summer we’d be out and in a dog-friendly unit. We were lucky to find another place in our building that accepted dogs, and the search began.

I let Nate take the lead, because of his knowledge and extreme interest, and I knew he would find us a great dog. He wanted a male French Bulldog, and I wanted him to be black or brindle. Nate would get so excited when he’d see Frenchie puppies–I was so excited for him to finally have one of his own.

So the week before we went on vacation, Nate told me he found a puppy, and not too far away in Michigan. It was all happening so fast! Four days later, after our dinner at Davanti Enoteca, we headed to the home of Alison and Nick, owners of Barc’s French Bulldogs.

My friend Sarah warned me that if I was going to see a pup, I wasn’t going home without him. Man, was she right.

When we pulled up, a pack of Frenchies came running from the backyard. I was smitten. We were able to meet Baby, his mom Sunny, his brother Aries, and many more members of his family. Seeing the way Baby interacted with his brother melted my heart.

We spoke with Alison and Nick for hours, learning about them, how they breed the dogs, why they do, and how to care for Baby. We found out we have a lot in common: Alison and I are both Polish, and she even hosts weddings at the barn on their farm–just like Nate’s mom. I asked a ton of questions, but I trusted them, and I believed this puppy was loved and well-cared for, and we would bring him into the same environment in our new apartment.

We agreed on the name George Barc King, and I tell you, he has changed our lives so much for the better. Nate is amazingly happy to have the dog he’s always wanted, and I feel that motherly instinct kick in when I see that little 11 lb. bundle of joy. (Don’t get too excited, people. I gotta let this feeling soak in…)

Below I included some photos from our time with Georgie so far. I hope you get a chance to meet him! He’s the sweetest, most loving dog I’ve ever met, and I’m so glad that he’s our little guy.

Barc’s French Bulldogs
Vermontville, Michigan