Friday, July 18, 2014

Shiloh Friday

Because it's Friday, because I got a couple particularly hilarious shots of Shiloh this week, and because I wrote this guest blog involving Strawberry Basil Hand Pies (so, so, so good), today is "Let's look at cute puppy pictures" day.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Shiloh

This. I love everything about this. The expression, the tuft of hair on top of his head - kills me, every time.

Belly Rubs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This is Shiloh upon his return to the house (he stayed with my parents while we were out). He made a couple happy loops around the living room before flopping onto his back for a belly rub.

sleeping Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

You'll have to imagine the snoring that accompanied this one.

Tri-Color Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

He doesn't actually sleep all of the time.

sleeping Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Though I know that's hard to believe.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tongue

Shiloh and his tongue, his favorite method of greeting. 

Cavalier King Charles Ears

Shiloh of the flowing ears...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

 See? Not sleeping...yet.

Have a great weekend! Let me know if you decide to give the hand pies a try!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Us - Part VII

Leaving the wedding, 7/7/07
Seven years and seven days ago, I married my best friend.

Every previous year for our anniversary, I've written my annual essay about love and marriage. This year, however, we mixed it up - Danny and I took a vacation.

It's been an eventful year, to say the least. And after that year, it became very clear that we needed a break. Danny was tired, and I'd reached a level of anxious twitchiness that wasn't doing anybody any good.

So we booked a B&B, made ferry reservations, and planned our vacation to Victoria, B.C. This was a big deal - we haven't taken a real vacation, one that lasted for longer than two days, with a location not chosen by work, for four years.

It was time.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Q&A Tuesday with Becky Wade + Giveaway!

Becky Wade Author
Delighted to have Becky Wade on the blog today! I've enjoyed getting to know Becky over the last couple months, partly because of her books, and partly because, well  you'll figure it out when you get there. And stay tuned for the giveaway below!

 Hillary Lodge: Thanks for joining in on the blog today, Becky! Share with us about your most recent release, Meant to be Mine.

Becky Wade: Meant to Be Mine is a secret baby story. Yay! I've been wanting to write one for a long time.

Ty and Celia marry in a Las Vegas wedding chapel after a whirlwind romance. He
realizes the next morning that he's made a mistake. They part ways. The story picks up more than five years later, when Ty tracks Celia down in search of a divorce. He discovers that he  they  have a child he knew nothing about.

Like all my books, Meant to Be Mine is a wry, modern (hopefully heartwarming) love story with a faith story woven through.