To begin the year, Gabriel found a brand new passion/obsession with roller hockey. In the spring season Gabriel’s team (The Raptors) won the Championship! He also turned the big 1-0 this year and is standing at 5 feet tall and weighing in at 100 pounds.
Wrecked By Love
We said bye to a pet and hello to several more (don’t worry none died!). Rudy could not stand Chewbacca the Chiweenie’s constant marking and decided to give him back to the original owners (Thanks Croys!...and sorry haha).
Rudy rescued a 2 year old Mini Dachshund which he named Darla after his childhood dachshund, also named Darla. She never pees in the house and gives an incredible “Low Five.” Nikki was able to get the dog of her dreams (all the way from Missouri). She is a mini dapple Dachshund which we named Vanellope (after Wreck it Ralph) but later nicknamed her “Littles.” We got her at 6 weeks old and she is now 6 months and chews on everything!
Nikki stepped down from working at the school Gabriel attends and started her own Upcycle business called Hippie Nikki Upcycled Creations. She works side by side with her dad making awesome jewelry from donated materials and stones from her grandparents home. Along with an Essential Oils job she is rolling full steam ahead with passion and fun. She has been able to donate a portion of her proceeds to Unlikely Heroes, an organization that rescues children and women from slavery.