Our family is whacked. I just want to let you know that upfront. We rarely take time to think things through that are major decision making kinds of things. I know that's not a great idea, but it's just how we roll. In fact on Friday when I was in big need of a change, the kids were in need of some excitement, and Skip was just ready for some adventure, we went to the classified section online and found a new listing for puppies. Skip has always wanted a beagle, and within one hour we went and picked up this little girl. Her name is Triscuit. The family voted and it was four to one on the name. I wanted something more girly, but I was quickly overruled. I think a snack food is a strange name for a dog, but oh well, it fits her perfectly. She sleeps all the time, has the sweetest puppy breath, and has melted everyone's heart. So far she has made it at least 6 hours through the night for 3 nights. In fact last night, she slept from 10:00pm until 7:00 am. What a dream! I feel so bad that my kids have waited so long for a dog, but they said the wait was worth it. Here she is in all her cuteness!