After driving from 1:30-5:50 with all the kids in the car, making a bunch of stops before we could really get going, and stopped traffic on I-15 for almost 30 minutes…we managed to bring home

our newest family addition: Mya (My-ah)


{She is very timid, and not so sure about the kiddos yet. But, she is such a sweetheart, and very cuddly. This was her right when we got home.}SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

Getting Mya was Deric’s idea. He and the kids have been wanting a puppy for sometime now. It was never really feasible while he was in school and working full time because it would require him to be in charge of taking care of it. I was too busy with babies to add to the burden and responsibility. But now he is at home 3/4 of the month and fully capable of training and taking care of a dog.

He has been looking on KSL classifieds for puppies here and there. The other day he showed me this one; an American Eskimo. I could see right away why he wanted her. She is basically a white version of his late dog, Missy, who was part of our family until River was about eighteen months old, and in Deric’s life for almost 16 years.

Doing some research he found these are hearty little dogs that actually were bred to be circus dogs and later to be sold to audience members. Their most famous trick is to walk a tightrope! They do well with families and don’t get to be very big. (Mya is a mini.)

Deric chose to take Mya because he wants to have puppies to sell someday. She is a pure breed and we bought breeding rights. Plus, she is really cuddly and sweet and since she is mainly his I didn’t object.


{37 weeks pregnant with our new addition}SONY DSC SONY DSC{Tuckered out, poor little one.}

Yes, I think I’m crazy for taking on a puppy and having a fourth kid within a couple weeks of each other…but, life is crazy regardless of such things, isn’t it? Where’s my sense of adventure, anyway? 😉

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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2 Responses to Mya…

  1. GinnMae says:

    OH MY GOSH! I totally want a puppy! Scott and I want a husky….she is soooo adorable! I want to play with her!

    • stacey says:

      You’ll get to meet her in august too! She is adorable, and so loving. She has really opened up to the family the last couple days too. I think we picked the perfect dog.

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