2015: A Year In Review

Before we get to the year that was or the year that will be, here’s your annual Christmas card.  Brought to you by the little dogs that keep us happy, on our toes, and forever finding rawhide chews in the strangest places.

All of us, yes, even Scratch, wish you the best in the New Year.
All of us, yes, even Scratch, wish you the best in the New Year.

 

Anyone who keeps up with this blog on  semi-regular basis knows that this year has been a pretty long year here at Casa Dachshund.  If it wasn’t for a couple major bright spots, this would be an extremely depressing post.

The first half of the year is pretty well summed up here and here.

In review:

We lost Rerun,  2 Great Uncles, a Great Aunt,  my sister, her dog, a friend to a heinous murder, and all sorts of other people and animals.  There were funerals and burials all over the country.  At one point I went to 3 services in 3 states in 6 weeks.

We gained too.  We made new friends, we met wonderful people, we added a new fuzzball to the family, Geoff went to and graduated from the Reserve Police Academy, an arrest was made in our friend’s murder, and absolutely most importantly, we both got jobs at MIT which we love.

Let’s add in some photos to this review.

We miss you, Jay.
This is the very first photos I was able to get of Dash where he wasn't a blur. Take in late August, 2015.
This is the very first photo I was able to get of Dash where he wasn’t a blur. Taken in late August, 2015.

 

This is a family photo from Geoff's police academy graduation. (I'm not in it because I'm taking the picture.)
This is a family photo from Geoff’s police academy graduation. (I’m not in it because I’m taking the picture.)

 

In case anyone forgot about this Fall…  Actually, it was sort of from August onward, let us recall the Pumpkin Spice hysteria.  (The forgotten Spice Girl, har, har, har.)  It reached a fever pitch just before Halloween.  Geoff and I saw Pumpkin Spice *everything* while food shopping.  On a sort of dare we tried Hood Pumpkin Spice  Ice Cream Sandwiches.  They were passable.

Most of the time we just did this. Eyerolls were included.
Most of the time we just did this. Eyerolls were common.

 

And then of course, in the Halloween candy insanity, Cadbury’s lost their minds.

See?
See?

I had my continued problems with people not understanding how email works.  I’ve talked about it before.  The problem has continued absolutely unabated.  Then this happened.  <– click there

I got to meet Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, for the 2nd time. It was amazing.
I got to meet Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, for the 2nd time. It was amazing.

It’s probably time to wrap this up.  The New Year is fast approaching and Geoff and I have important things to do.  Like, read books and plan on going to Star Wars tomorrow.  You know, adult stuff.

Anyway, if one of us emailed you the link to this post it’s because we want you to know that somehow you were a part of this terrible/wonderful  year, that you’re important to us, and that we wish you the best in the coming year.  Also, we apparently wanted you to see photos of our pets.  So we’ll close out with one more.

Dash & Scratch lounging on the bed.
Dash & Scratch lounging on the bed.

Merry, Happy, and Blessed Everything.  We’ll see you next year.

~Kelly

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