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We recently welcomed a new member to our family and have named him “Aesop”.

Newest Addition "Aesop".

We chose him from a selection that included several of his ‘friends’.

Newest Addition "Aesop".

My husband and daughter, Gracie, were very excited about the newest member of our family.

Newest Addition "Aesop".

We strapped him in and began our journey home where his new home awaited.

Now at this point, you may be wondering if Aesop is a cat or dog.

The answer is neither.  

However, I will give you a couple of hints:

– We did adopt Aesop from a shelter (of sorts)

-We don’t actually own him – we are his ‘caretakers’.

-His name may give you a clue as to what type of animal he is.

If you think you know that answer OR are tired of guessing, click here to see the newest member of our family.


I must confess that I am not particularly inspired to write a garden blog post.  

The reason for this is that my son, Kai, has been recovering from surgery.

Hip Surgery

Hip Surgery

Kai was born with a condition known as arthrogryposis, which affects some of his joints.  He was born with a dislocated left hip, which the doctors have been working on throughout the past 8 years.

Every few years, he needs to have additional surgery on his hip, which leaves him wheelchair bound for 6 – 8 weeks.

After 4 days at the hospital, we are now home.  He needs a lot of care at this point, so I will try my best to find some time to write.

Kai is a remarkable boy and I am so glad that he is my son.  He was abandoned by his birth parents in China when he was 2 weeks old and spent his first 2 1/2 years of life under the care of an orphanage.

You can read more about his story in a post I wrote about him called,

“The Sunshine of My Life”