Life has shifted pretty dramatically due to the new addition to our family — our four-month-old Boston Terrier puppy named Mazie. Dog parenthood has brought with it both joys and frustrations, but among the greatest things has been that we’ve both spent significantly more time at home caring for and training our sweet little girl.
I don’t think that either Zach or I would describe ourselves as home bodies, but centering our lives around our home so we could care for something other than ourselves has been pretty rewarding.
New activities include teaching Mazie to sit, failing (thus far) at potty training, and taking long walks to Lincoln Park where Mazie likes to race other dogs, play fetch, and make new friends. It’s a much more social existence — adding a dog to the family — and one that this 99 percent extrovert enjoys and embraces.
Even before getting the dog, Zach and I have always loved walking East Capitol Street — which is the street we traverse to take Mazie to Lincoln Park. Just a few blocks from home, East Cap is filled with all the character and charm of the mildly imposing brownstones and row houses that fill the streets of D.C. These homes — even though they aren’t our own — feel like home. And offer much fodder for day-dreaming about which one we could make our own one day, some day.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by[f] him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
~ Colossians 1: 15-17
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Tank: Ann Taylor Loft, similar at H&M, Jeans: Abercrombie and Fitch, Scarf: Ann Taylor Botanical Garden Scarf, Shoes: CL by Laundry at DSW, similar here, Purse: Kate Spade, similar here, Lipstick: Urban Decay, color: Hideaway