Help Celebrate My Birthday!

For the past three years, we’ve reproduced a Johnny Cash picture for my birthday.

It’s 10 weeks until my birthday, so it’s time to start planning the 2018 Johnny Cash Birthday Picture.

Stop by my Facebook profile (here) to leave a picture suggestion in the comments and to vote on your favorite submissions.

Our Dog Died Today

Today we’re mourning the loss of Jude (2003-2015), our 15-year-old black lab. He was a great dog from beginning to end.

We knew for some time that he was nearing the end. He mostly laid in the sun and slept this spring. Evenings were hardest for him, as his hip was giving him problems. But every morning, he’d meander out of his kennel, fetch the ball once, and then find a spot to nap in the shade.

Last night, I came home to find him unable to get up. We knew it was time. So, after we told the kids this morning, they each said their goodbyes and we took one last picture.

The oldest two sat with him in the shade from 8 am until the 2 pm appointment. Continue reading “Our Dog Died Today”

December Giveaway

Thanks for your interest in emschumacher.com!

As thanks for your following and as encouragement to spread the word about the content on this site, I’m offering regular giveaways.

As thanks for your following and as encouragement to spread the word about the content on this site, I’m offering regular giveaways.

Visit here to see how to enter this month’s giveaway.