Spring is near!

Hello! And most importantly, hello spring! It’s right around the corner and we have just a few short days left of cold, winter weather and then it looks like there’s no turning back! I absolutely LOVE this time of year. I am a big fan of the season between seasons…the time when the seasons change and you are filled with hope and expectations of what’s to come – that’s the best time of year! Living in Iowa, I honestly, genuinely, really love all 4 seasons, but I’m excited to feel the warmth of spring on my face and be able to walk Bentley again!

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That’s ^ how Bentley lounges on the couch. Belly down, legs out – on the arm of our love seat, with a perfect view out the window…so cute!

Some good news, David and I got our federal fingerprint results back and we are officially (!!!) approved and waiting for any moment to receive a call! I couldn’t believe how long it took to get those results back…because we got them done at the beginning of our home study back in October, we went the longer and cheaper route to send them in through the mail – processing times were said to be 12 weeks max at that time, but that number kept getting higher and higher as we waited. It took 16 weeks before we received our results! I’m so glad we are done with that now though because now we can officially be shown to birth families without fear of not having those back yet. Phew!

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Bentley has been keeping us on our toes while we wait. He’s going through terrible twos – or attitude of a teenager – stage right now and has very selective hearing. The vet warned us for this time in a puppy’s growth; a time when he would test us. We took him to a puppy private lesson when he was just a few months old and it was super overwhelming. We got home and looked at each other like, “what did he say to do again?” Now that he is getting older and should be a little more out of those puppy things, we decided to take him to a training day care for 2 weeks in the middle of March. He will get trained manners and expected behavior. He will also get trained some off leash things which will be good when we take him camping this summer! Gizmo was a puppy so many years ago that we need a refresher also. We are excited and so is Bentley – he can’t wait to meet all his new friends and will be completely wiped at nights when I pick him up to go home!

I’m hoping to post more about life in general so stay tuned! 🙂

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