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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!

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Blogger Bridget said...

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

Thursday, 18 August, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

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

Thursday, 18 August, 2016  
Blogger Sara said...

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

Thursday, 18 August, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

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!

Thursday, 18 August, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

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!

Thursday, 18 August, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

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

Thursday, 18 August, 2016  
Blogger Carole said...

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

Friday, 19 August, 2016  
Anonymous Patty said...

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

Friday, 19 August, 2016  
Blogger dbshade said...

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

Friday, 19 August, 2016  
Blogger dbshade said...

uh, is that as in Pat Boone??

Friday, 19 August, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

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

Friday, 19 August, 2016  
Blogger Kym said...

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

Friday, 19 August, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

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.

Sunday, 21 August, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Aw. Happy Birthday Holly!!

Monday, 22 August, 2016  

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