Merry Christmas!

Back in September, Preston visited Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon.




Halloween this year was super fun. It was Nolan’s first time trick or treating. He went as a robot.

Created by Preston the MAD scientist!

In fact, Preston the MAD scientist created an entire family of robots!

Thanks for Thistledown Photography for the fun family pictures!

Snow day!



Preston 7 : Nolan 2

Preston turned seven years old on 7/9. Nolan’s birthday is a day later and he turned two.

The whole family celebrated the double birthday with a family trip to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Whistler is a well-known ski resort, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Game. Summer in Whistler is also absolutely gorgeous!

Preston and Nolan opened their birthday presents from Mommy and Daddy at Lost Lake.

Preston had fun swimming in the lake and went canoeing with Mommy and Daddy.

Mommy and Daddy pulled a prank on Preston. They dropped him off on a floating deck in the middle of the lake. At first, Preston was so focus on enjoying his fish skin treat that he didn’t even notice he was left behind…

Nolan was too young to go canoeing but that didn’t mean he had to miss out on all the fun.

Whistler is such a fun place to visit. Mommy and Daddy want to make this an annual trip!
Back at home, the birthday celebration continued.
Mommy baked some biscuits with the awesome doggie biscuit maker Preston received from Oliver and Jack last Christmas.

Preston and Nolan got some really awesome presents from their puggle pals.
Thank you all for thinking of Preston and Nolan on their birthdays.
Oliver and Jack sent a BIG present that both Preston and Nolan love, a play tent!

Nolan is very much into fire trucks right now. He received perfect presents from Bruschi and Ebby. Preston can always sniff out the goodies from Woof Gang Bakery when the packages from Bruschi and Ebby arrive.

Preston got his first Barkbox in the mail. It was from Poochy puggle! Mommy was always curious about what comes in the Barbox. You won’t know until you receive one! There are samples of treats, neat gadgets and new toys to try out. It is such an awesome idea. The surprise is always part of the fun!

Thank you so much, everyone!

ps. in case you were wondering about the bandage on Nolan’s arm…the little monkey fell off the sofa and broke his arm :(

Summer Fun

Summer in Oregon is so much fun!
Peony Gardens (Adelman, Salem OR)) and Irish gardens (Schreiner’s, Salem OR).

Hiking in Silver Falls State Park.

Beautiful Columbia River Gorge.


Cherry picking in Hood River.

Blueberry picking in Corvallis!

Hello, we are back!

Did Mommy and Daddy forget about blogging for THREE months?!
Thank all of you who wrote and checked in on Preston and family. Preston is doing very well, so are Mommy, Daddy and Nolan.
Back in February, Mommy, Daddy and Nolan took a trip to Taiwan. It is always hard to leave for a trip without Preston. The look on Preston’s face when he sees all the luggages lined up by the front door makes it even harder to say good-bye.

After Mommy and Daddy got back from their trip, they immediately dove into a big project that has been keeping them very busy. What is this big project?


Yes, they bought a piece of land and are going to build a new house that will be Preston’s new home!
Building a house is such a challenge but at the same time, exciting project. Hopefully, by this time next year, Preston’s new home will be completed. Mommy and Daddy will be sharing the progress of this home building journey here on Preston’s blog.

Mommy and Daddy might be busy but they didn’t forget to take Preston on new adventures.
Preston is a frequent visitor to the beach in Newport.

In Spring, Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon is a must-go event.


Preston roamed around in the snow at Mary’s Peak summit, the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range.

Nolan is doing very well too.

He is growing up fast and has started school.

Giving Preston a bath is one of Nolan’s favorite things to do!

Honk if You See a “Puggle”-IV

Mommy and Daddy did say it was an “obsession of theirs”…

January Updates

As always, in the first post of the year, Mommy and Daddy want to thank all our friends for the heart-warming holiday greetings, fabulous Christmas cards and the wonderful presents for Preston and Nolan.
Sorry it has taken Mommy and Daddy so long to share the pictures.
Thanks Bruschi and Ebby! Mommy drinks her coffee in these mugs and think of you every day.

Thanks Oliver and Jack! The doggie cookies maker looks so awesome. Mommy can’t wait to make some home-made cookies with it.

Thanks Coco Puff! Nolan reads his book everyday. It is his favorite!

Thanks Poochy! Your mommy sure knows what puggles love! The smelly treats!

Preston and the family spent Christmas and New Year holidays in Seattle. Visiting Seattle’s “Doggie Disneyland”-Marymore Park and going hiking with Mommy and Daddy have become Preston’s holiday tradition.

Mommy and Daddy know 2013 will be an exciting year. They also know they will be kept very busy. Although they won’t be able to update the blog as frequently as they used to, they still would love to share all the family adventures with their friends!

Merry Christmas 2012

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

November updates

What happened to this year’s Halloween costumes?
Preston and Nolan were supposed to go out as lion brothers according to Mommy’s plan.
well… It didn’t work out. Nolan had a lot of “opinions” about his costume.

Preston is always a good sport.

The lion outfits didn’t work out but Nolan agreed to be a little black bear and Preston put on his Halloween bandana.

Mommy took both Preston and Nolan out to the Halloween event in town ALL BY HERSELF because it was an afternoon event and daddy had to work. It wasn’t easy to push the stroller and at the same time keep Preston in control on the street full of KIDS (in their Dark Vader outfits, Vampire face paint or hairy monster suits). Preston only managed to make a little “cowboy” cry. :)

A few weeks ago, Mommy and Daddy took Nolan on a week-long vacation. Sadly, Preston wasn’t able to go. It always stressed Mommy and Daddy out to have to find Preston a new sitter when they moved to a new place even though they have had good luck in finding great people/boarding facility to take care of Preston in the past. Mommy started her search for a perfect sister way before the vacation. There are some nice dog hotels in Portland but Mommy and Daddy thought Preston would be much happier in a home-setting. Mommy went looking for help on a website she discovered during her search-Rover.com. What a great idea rover.com is! Check it out if you need a sitter for your fur babies or you are interested in being a sitter.
Mommy found Ladan and Andrew on rover.com. They are truly the greatest dog sitters. Preston came home a very happy puggle. What a relief for Mommy and Daddy.

Guess where mommy, daddy and Nolan went for the vacation?


Final hint- the state bird of this State in the U.S. is called Nene.

Have a very safe and wonderful turkey day!

October Updates

Mommy and Daddy apologize for the lack of updates these days.
Preston and Nolan are doing great. Preston continues to be the best brother to Nolan.

Nolan, on the other hand, still needs to work on his manners.

At his annual check-up, Preston was told he was a little chubby. This is why…

Preston and Nolan went to a pumpkin farm and picked out their own pumpkins.

Nolan turned 15 months old this month. Mommy and Daddy waited long enough for the day he could finally do this…

Oregonian

Mommy and Daddy have known about PDXpuggles long before they moved to Oregon as a couple of Preston’s twitter friends are the founding members of this puggle group in Portland. They are so glad that Preston now is also a member of PDXpuggles!
See Preston attending his first PDXPuggles meet-up.

Leaving the heat and humidity in Houston, Preston has been enjoying the wonderful September weather in Oregon.

This past weekend, Preston and the whole family (including grandpa and grandma) had a fun experience riding Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad steam train. How awesome it is that dogs are welcome on the train too!

You think Preston is loving his new life in Oregon?