Chris and I are thrilled to be done with the long-distance portion of our relationship. It has been amazing to be living two minutes from each other as opposed to two hours. Now that we’ve taken care of that part, we’re ready for the next step in our relationship… getting a puppy (sort of)! Scottie, my family’s dog, has come to live with us. My folks love to travel and are ready to live up the retired life, so the best of all possible scenarios has come to pass… Scottie has come to live with me in Charlottesville! My folks flew up with him (we’re never doing that again), and we all had a nice weekend visit, including Scottie’s first of many hikes.