Today I got to surprise my kids with something they never saw coming!

A few months ago, my family found ourselves in an unsure housing situation as the owners of our rental decided to retire, sell their home and move to Florida. I mean, how rude of them for wanting these luxuries in life (I can say this, they're my parents) lol, just kidding. But, it did put us in a pickle, scrambling to find a home.

Now we've been house hunting for what seems like decades, but realistically has only been 2.5 years, the last year and a half being in one of the most competitive housing markets many have ever seen. After zero luck finding a home to buy, we decided to look at potentially going back into another rental and renting again.


Add in the fact we need a three-bedroom house in a specific school district and a rental that accepts large dogs. Sadly the last item in that sentence always seemed to stop us from landing a place; this led us to rehome our precious dog Brandi to my sister and her family.

Who knew adopting a big dog could make it hard to find a rental?

Long story short, my landlord, aka parents, decided to wait a few extra months before heading to live a life of luxury in sunny Florida. Meaning we are no longer looking for the time being and ultimately had a reason to rehome Brandi.

After a few super hard weeks and a tricky few tough conversations, we knew in our hearts that Brandi needed to come home. Thankfully my sister and her wonderful husband knew exactly what this dog meant to our family and didn't hesitate when we knew we couldn't live without her.

She's irreplaceable, and today I got to bring home our Brandi girl to surprise my kids... They never saw coming... & it was PERFECT!

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