Friday, February 5, 2010

Addition and Subtraction

As you can imagine, a lot has gone on over the last 6 months since we last blogged. There are too many to name here, but there are a couple changes that have occurred in which I would be remissed not to bring to light here today.


A few weeks ago, Randi and I decided to put Dante to sleep. He had been diagnosed with cancer several months ago. Over the couple weeks we had him, he really began to go downhill fast. He was having trouble getting around but always seemed in good spirits. That made the decision even worse. We finally made the decision because we did not want to get into a situation where it would be an emergency. It would have been traumatic for the boys and Randi would have had to performed a feat of Herculean proportion to get him in the car to rush him to the vet. Randi has been taking it hard. Randi got him when she was single, just before we started dating. He has been with her/us through our marriage and the birth of Parks and Wyatt. From here on out, any other dog we have will more than likely be considered our kids dog rather than our own. He will be missed....Ole' Darth Dante (bba).


We also found out late last year that Randi is pregnant again. It was a complete surprise to the both of us. We were in the beginning stages of exploring the option of adoption when we got the news. Everything is looking very well so far and the baby will be born the middle of July. And, yes, there is only ONE baby in there. Randi has had a lot of nausea with this pregnancy and was determined that this was an indication that we were having a girl. So much for woman's intuition. We got our anatomy scan ultrasound yesterday and learned that Parks and Wyatt are going to have a baby brother.

As my coworker said yesterday, Randi doesn't have a chance with the toilet seats now.


MamaBear said...

So sorry to hear about your dog. That's the second dog death I've heard about this week - reminds me to give the dog I got before I started dating my husband almost 11 years ago extra lovin'.

Congrats on the new addition - a baby brother! I bet the boys are excited!

The Sweetest Bean said...

Randi and Todd-
Congratulations on the new addition! I'm sure that Parks and Wyatt will be great big brothers. We're glad to hear that you all are doing well. We keep up with you periodically through K & H. Hope you start feeling better!

April K. O'Dell said...

Hey Randi,Todd, and boys, Sorry to hear about Dante. I know Randi loved Dante dearly. Sorry for the loss. Well congrats on the baby boy. Hope all goes well. I was wondering when I was going to be able to read more about how yall are doing. Well I love yall and miss yall. Bye for now. April

The Aldays said...

So, so sorry to hear about Dante! We had no idea. I can't imagine how hard that has been for all of y'all. And I'm convinced that only an Alday can produce a girl. Glad to hear that there's one more bachelor in the running for Mary Adelyn :)

lori said...

Im so sorry to hear about Dante... he was such a sweetie and you guys have him the life of a king :)

OMGoodness!!! Congratulations on the pregnancy!!!!! Thats FANTASTIC!!!! Im so happy for your growing family!!!

Best Wishes :)

Emily said...

We will all miss Dante. He was the best dog! I guess I will have to break the news to Shelby.