belated Halloween

I know Halloween was two weeks ago, but I thought it would still be fun to share some pictures from our trip to a local pumpkin patch.

(PS – This pumpkin patch had an area roped off for the paparazzi to linger about near the entrance.  We are definitely in LA…)

(Also, thank you for all of the comments and messages about Riley.  It’s been a long week and we are still figuring out how to move forward with his healthcare, but all of the kind words were greatly appreciated.)

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Riley dog

I had plans to write a lighthearted post this week telling you all about how sunny & warm southern California is (it really is!), with lots of cute pictures of Lincoln, but to be honest, I’ve been a bit distracted.

We found out last weekend that our little dog Riley has a serious heart/lung condition, and the prognosis is not great.
He’s 15 years old, so it’s not surprising that something like this would come up… but that doesn’t really make it any easier to process.

So, for now, we have him on some medications that seem to be helping and he’s had a few good days.  Hopefully, he continues to respond well and we are able to enjoy a few more good months with him.

Lincoln and Riley... many months ago

Lincoln and Riley… many months ago

Riley's absolute favorite toy

Riley’s absolute favorite toy


sweet puppy