Long Overdue Update

Happy (belated) New Year! 2013 had its share of ups and downs, but ended on a very positive note when my brand new nephew (first baby in the family!) arrived just in time for Christmas.

Wolf Levon was the best gift ever and made the holidays extra special. He is the light of our lives!

photo-1photo-2-225x300Wolf was born just days before the ice storm, which left most of my family without power for several days. We were fortunate and had plenty of warmth to share, so the entire gang moved in. I didn’t mind one bit!

IMG_6639-211x300Of course we all had quite a bit of cabin fever after being cooped up during the miserable weather. Thankfully we were able to get some fun runs in with friends, even when the conditions were less than favourable. I logged my coldest run possibly ever with a wind chill of -38C (-36.4F). Ski masks saved the day!
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We also added a new, unexpected, member to the family over the holidays. We had to take Miles in for the ol’ snip-snip and he made a friend while at the clinic. Meet Marlowe:

IMG_6572She is a ~4-year-old mixed breed rescue who was fostered by our vet and has been looking for a forever home. How could we turn her down when her name fits so well? 😉 We actually declined at first but couldn’t stop thinking about her, and ended up going back to see her again. Then, once Miles had fully recovered from his operation, we brought her home for a “trial.” Needless to say, she’s been with us ever since.

IMG_6716Marlowe has had a rough history and was very nervous and skittish at first. She definitely needs a bit of extra TLC, but she warmed up very quickly and has made herself perfectly comfortable in her new home. Most importantly, she and Miles are the best of friends.

IMG_6612And yes, she will definitely be joining the running pack this spring!

IMG_6688Speaking of which, in less happy news, I am unfortunately on the injury bench again. I will save that for another post – and I’ll try not to wait another month to update!

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11 thoughts on “Long Overdue Update

  1. Glad to see you posting. So sorry about the injury and hope it heals up quickly for you. Mind you if you are going to get injured, during this crappy cold weather would be the time to do it! Love the new additions to the family, both are very cute. All the best for 2014. Wishing you nothing but the best.

  2. I haven’t updated since the end of August if that makes you feel better…

    Sorry to hear you’re on the injured reserve! I hope it isn’t too serious and you heal quickly. I’m loving all the pictures of your nephew…his cheeks are so pinch-able!!

  3. Congratulations on all of the new additions to the family!! That is really exciting. So glad to hear that Marlowe and Miles are getting along so well. Sorry to hear you are injured though!

  4. Wolf is such a sweet looking baby. Congratulations Aunty.

    We’re in the middle of a little family baby boom here too. My half brother has just had a son who I’ll get to finally meet when he visits in March. And I’m going to be great-aunty again to a set of twin boys in just a few weeks. Can’t wait to get lots of baby cuddles and inhale all that wonderful baby smell (and I’m not referring to dirty nappies).

  5. I cannot fathom running in nearly negative 40 degree temps! That it dedication! And it makes me feel better about the single digits temps where I am 🙂

  6. Wolf’s sock monkey get up just slays me! Loving all the IG pics! First I thought you were dogsitting Marlow. How awesome she is a new addition and that Miles loves her! Sorry to hear about injured reserve. Hang in there.

  7. So glad to read this post! Wolf is adorable!
    I’m loving the Marlowe pictures. She is adorable and Miles looks smitten!
    Sorry to hear you are on the injury list! What’s going on? What happened?
    Think of you often!

  8. Awww I have been loving the baby Wolf pics, congrats to your family on the new addition and congrats to you and the hubs on the new pup! Lots of fun things to start the year off with, which is helpful when warming the injury bench. (Boo!) Sending lots of recovery vibes your way! xoxo

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