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Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday Holly!

Holly turned seven on Monday. In dog years this is the last birthday when she’ll be younger than I am. Which makes me happy and sad at the same time. I’ve had a very fun time today thinking about this throwback post and all the wonderful memories we’ve shared.

2nd birthday – August 2011

The last time I threw her a birthday party was back in 2011 (when she turned two); she didn’t have much fun even though she did look very cute in her hat!  So this year, instead of a party, I’m writing a blog post. She’s asleep in her bed behind me and I think she’s perfectly happy with the low-key celebration.

our first meeting – December 4, 2010

In case you weren’t reading my blog all the way back in December 2010, you might not know that’s when Holly arrived in my life. December 4 to be exact. Pretty much love at first sight – at least for me. Sara had started college, Marc was traveling a lot and I was home by myself too much. Holly was the perfect solution. She’s wonderful company here at home, but also

…she’s a great travel buddy – by air (we flew to LA in 2011 to visit Katie) and by car. I might’ve missed a few trips, but I count Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC; Rosemary Beach, Leesburg, North Palm Beach and Gainesville, Florida; and countless trips to the yarn store, the nursing home, the park and a host of other local spots.

Riding shotgun – July 2011
(Holly)wood – February 2011
Rosemary Beach – September 2011

Thanks to Sara (moving so far away she only gets to see Holly a few times a year), she even has her own Instagram tag. If you ever need a quick boost, check out #HollyaDayforSara.

see what I mean?!

119 and about to be 120 posts – as soon as I share this one.

Holly, age 7 – August 2016

This is the birthday girl today – still looking sharp and aging remarkably well!