Dec 22

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!



Jul 30

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 :(

Jul 16

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!

May 03

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!

Jan 29

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!

Sep 25

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?

Sep 11

Good-bye, TX! Hello, OR!

Mommy and Daddy always thought they were city people, Preston was a city puggle and they would always live in the city. After Nolan was born, they started picturing Nolan growing up in a friendly small town and liking the idea more and more. Pretty soon, a great job opportunity came up for Daddy in a beautiful college town in Oregon. Although Mommy and Daddy were still a little unsure about moving to a small town, they just couldn’t pass this opportunity up! So off they move to Corvallis, Oregon!

Moving across the country is not an easy task but this time, Mommy and daddy got an extra helper-Baby Nolan!

What is Preston’s life like in Corvallis?

Jun 11

A day in Austin

A couple of weeks ago, Preston spent a fun day in Austin.
The day started off with a wonderful brunch at the super dog-friendly Westin Hotel. Preston was even offered the option of dining inside of the restaurant but Mommy and Daddy knew Preston would prefer staying on the patio.

Because it was a last-minute trip, Preston missed another chance to meet his long-time puggle buddy, Coco Puff. However, since Westin Hotel is right next to the (very dog-friendly) department store where Coco’s mommy works, Preston surprised her at work. Nolan got to meet Lena for the first time too!

After visiting Lena, Preston and family headed to their hiking destination-Pedernales Fall State Park.
How do you hike with a baby?? This is how!


Preston couldn’t wait to jump in the water.


There is a beach area where Preston can swim alongside other human kids!


What an awesome place!

May 07

Galveston Island

It’s beach time!
Preston hit the beach on Galveston Island this weekend.


The beach here is not the prettiest because there are piles of dead seaweed but it is the most fun for the puggle who loves to sniff!

It was Nolan’s first time playing in the sand. He was full of curiosities.
(Thank Preston’s best puggle buddies, Oliver and Jack, for the summer shorts Nolan is wearing)

This trip was even more fun than last year’s because Preston got a brother to play with him this time!

Feb 05

Happy 2012!

OHHH…This post is long overdue! Hope everyone is having a great start of the new year.
Preston and Nolan received SO many lovely presents from their blog friends. Thank you all so much!

Preston flew (again!) with Mommy, Daddy and Nolan to Seattle over the holidays. See all the fun things he did on his vacation!