settling in!

A week has passed and we're settling in to our new home! Emmy's adjusting really well to the new house and daycare, while Ruby loves the yard! She's only broken out of her electric fence twice! HA! [The dog fence guy came today to up the zap!]

These are some pictures of Emmy before her first day at the new school! I tried to get one of her with her backpack, but as you can see, she was feeling a little emotional about it all! :)


It's taken a little while to realize we won't be going home to Mark Dr. again. That house holds a lot of memories for Jake and I! In the time we've lived there we've gotten married, Ruby joined the family, then three years later we brought Emmy home from the hospital. It wasn't just a house, it was our home! We're also sad to leave the Colsch family - it was such a comfort to know we were in the same town as my sister and her family. Luckily we're only a short drive away and thank god for IM. :)

Now, our exciting new adventure starts and takes us back to our roots, Dubuque here we come! Jake and I are excited to create memories in our new house, having a big yard for Emmy and Ruby to play in, and we are really looking forward to being close to our families!

Thanks to everyone for all your help in making this transition go smoothly!
Big Hugs - Mihalakis Family!

long weekend away!

Jake and I took a trip to Colorado a few weeks ago and loved the state. The people there were so friendly, the area is beautiful and there is so much fun stuff to do.

One of the nights we saw a band at Red Rocks, wow! It is so pretty there. We hope to make it back again soon.

does your family have a dog...

When I went to pick Emmy up from daycare I was asked, "Do you and your family have a dog?" I replied yes, wondering if it had something to do with Emmy saying Ruby's name. Oh no, it turns out after lunch her teachers have been finding little piles of food on the floor next to Emmy.

What home has, that daycare doesn't, Ruby!

it's my party, i'll cry if i want too...

So Emmy didn't tear into her presents, or smash the cake in her face like we expected, but it sure was a beautiful day with yummy food and great company! Thanks to everyone for their special and thoughtful gifts!