just dropping in for the quick and dirty of a vacation that, well... ended quick and dirty. we're on our way home early after dealing with a very sick sylvi since sunday morning (the day we arrived in the desert). we spent yesterday and this morning in the Moab ER with her and are now headed north. it's a bit a of a long story, to be shared later, but suffice it to say that she was one sick puppy and we needed to get her taken care of. of course we are sad to see her feeling so terrible (she seem to be better this evening but isn't near 100% yet) and to cut our vacation in half, but such is life. packing up and leaving brought on a whole mix of emotions for all of us, but in the end we are grateful. we are grateful that we have access to excellent medical care (even if it breaks us) when we need it. and as we drove the 1.5 hours out of the park and into Moab, i couldn't help but think of how lucky we were-- how many parents around the world watch their children die of such ailments and are totally powerless to help them? too many. and all we needed to do was pick up and go and we were right where we needed to be.
aside from all of that, we do have lots of good stories and photos to share, and will get to that eventually too. in the meantime, there is still a sick one to attend to, an older one who deserves more attention for what she's had to put up with this week, and mountains upon mountains of laundry to deal with as soon as we're home. even if it's not where we planned to be, home sounds really good right about now. and we're grateful for that too.