The very best thing in probably the whole world is pulling up to your parents’ house and being greeted by a SURPRISE PUPPY. Don’t get me wrong, puppies are pretty great in general, but SURPRISE PUPPIES are the best of the best. And no, you can’t write that phrase without using all caps. Dare you to try. But before we get into the details, let’s go back to the beginning.
Last week I popped up to Washington to visit my folks (for the last time pre-baby!), for a week of tulips and good family time. I’ve missed the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival two years in a row now, and there was something about the thought of another year of “wish you were here!” texts with gazillions of my favorite flower that got me real motivated to book a ticket. (I hear that the youths call this phenomenon FOMO, or something irritating like that. I had to Urban Dictionary it.)
Clearly, I made the right choice.Continue Reading