Thursday, August 18, 2016

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!

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Holly! You are a real cutie, and I'm glad you are still enjoying all of your adventures and keeping your mom company. Ask her to give you a big kiss from me, and I hope you get a special treat. xo

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  2. Happy Birthday to Holly from me and a friendly "Arf, Arf" from my Boston Terrier mix, Abby.

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  3. i'm gonna cry looking at these photos. she is a lovable weirdo (said with love, of course)

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  4. What a wonderful, adaptable, and well-traveled companion Holly is! Wishing her a very Happy Birthday and that the two of you have many more happy and healthy years together!

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  5. She just could not be more beautiful. You are very fortunate to have such a lovely girl in your life. Thank you for sharing her with me!

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  6. She looks so sweet - the perfect little companion! Happy birthday, Holly!

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  7. It's awesome that Holly has brought you so much joy! Happy Birthday, you cute little dog, you!

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  8. Happy Birthday to Holly from Patty and Boone! Here's to many more adventures together!

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  9. awwwww -- such a cute doggie! Love that face!

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  10. Happy birthday sweet Holly. It has been a pleasure traveling with you too!

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  11. The J-pups send their happy birthday greetings, Holly! XO

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  12. Luv our girl Holly...missed seeing her as much on the blog but happy or the Instagram tag! Happy Happy Holly-girl...and here's to many more.
    Cheers~

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