Its been a joyful week
Nina and Viggo learning a new route .
its officially been a week since Nina and Viggo have arrived back home . They have been doing so well together . Viggo is adjusting well to school with all the children and learning to walk around our community . Everyone is getting to know Viggo too . I could not be more proud of the two of them . Nina is very diligent when it comes to taking care of Viggo , He's not just a dog he is her baby . She feeds him , parks him , grooms him , cleans his ears and even brushes his teeth . They are quite the pair . Today we are heading to our local supermarket. Another new place for Viggo . I will keep you updated on our travels .
A much needed nap after a long day of learning a new route in the rain .
Nina and Viggo headed off to their first day of school . As they boarded the school bus I could see the nerves they both took with them . Nina attends a rather large school , there will be lots of distractions for Viggo not to mention a new route they have never done befor . Things were a little tough in the beginning. As the day went on it became easier and easier !! They survived their first day together . Viggo followed his commands stayed calm and quiet . The kids followed the rules to no touching or playing with him while he is at work . I could not have been more proud of them both . Everyday is getting a little easier tomorrow is another day and summer vacation will soon be upon us .
Finally home at last
its been a long three weeks around here . Busy as well . Nina and Viggo have finished their training . Although that's not entirely true . Their formal training is complete , however they have obedience and one on one training together everyday . Learning Nina's routes and our community will take some time . It's has only been a day and Viggo is already a huge part of the family . We cannot that guiding eyes enough for their hard work , dedication and all the love they have shown to Nina . Her independence and confidence is something I cannot explain . Donations can be made to www.guidingeyes.org.
This is Viggo the new member of our family . Viggo is Nina's guide dog # guidingeyes . The two are doing well . Working together learning together . They have another two weeks of training until they both come home .
New York City
Spent the #weekend in #NYC . It was one of our stops along the way dropping Nina off for her # guidedog training .#Beautiful weather my wonderful family making many #memories together .
Looking forward to our upcoming trip . Nina is heading to NY to begin her journey with the a guide dog. Training takes three weeks they will live and learn together . A wonderful organization. I will keep you updated and add photos as her journey .
" I truly could not be happier. It was such a pleasure working with this talented artist- she did everything exactly how I asked. My husband and I will cherish this piece forever." Katie
Above is a photo of a custom piece a customer had requested.The gold "Heartbeat" painting copies the heartbeat from their unborn baby taken from the couples sonogram .Anything can be turned into a forever memory once you put it on canvas . Not only is this one of my favorite pieces it is something I was truly honored to be asked to do .
This has to be one of my favorite times of the year . Making pierogi with my favorite sister in law for Easter dinner or coloring eggs . Along with new birth of spring I feel like they renew my spirit after a long cold winter . What are some of you favorite springtime traditions ?
March 29th, 2017
Looking back on a wonderful family vacation . Nina was welcomed to touch the liberty bell . What an awesome experience , something she will never forget .