Category: mack

Mack “Attack” Brooks

Taylor and I almost share a birthday. We are off by 2 days, which means the day between our birthdays is prime time to celebrate. And in the summer of 2007, we celebrated by getting a dog together. This might seem like a normal idea but a) we weren’t married, b) we had 2 years of […]

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Bad Luck Mack

You know the Bad Luck Brian meme? That is my dog in real life. If there is a situation that could go wrong with a dog, he’s your dude. He is Bad Luck Mack. If you know anything about our dog, you know that he’s a handful. He’s a nervous Nancy who quite possibly suffers from an […]

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Dung Beetles & Canine Lasers

Last Saturday was a family day full of projects and errands. Midway through our excursions, we stopped in at King Wok for some lunch. (Not to be confused with King Wok II, also by our house. Just regular King Wok.) The mister and I are big fans of good Chinese food which, unfortunately, King Wok […]

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Pin the Tail on the Door

I had a conversation with Taylor on Wednesday night about Mack. (You know – our beloved lab mix who is sometimes on Prozac.) “He’s getting old, babe. He just doesn’t keep up like he used to. He’s always kinda just in my way and doesn’t hear as well as he used to.” I mean he […]

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Mental Dog, Car Shame, & Theme Park Love

Life is totes cray cray right now. Cray cray enough for me to have just used that phrase. Somewhere in the very illogical part of my brain I thought, “I’m having a baby in February, so clearly I’ll be out of pocket then. In the meantime I should probably just say yes to everything I’m […]

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Soul Patches & Tails

We have an action-packed week in the Brooks’ house. Yesterday my friend Candace (affectionately known as Auntie Candy by Beckett) and I had a delightfully horrible shopping experience during the torrential rainstorm, ate at a delish Mexican joint, and stayed up googling “staph infections” and “stretch marks” well into the night. Tuesday, my mom comes […]

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PTSD & Characters

Post-Traumatic…   How did I end up with an incredibly easy baby and a super high-maintenance dog? I mean, really. Come on. Mack has started doing this really cool thing where he sneaks off to a quiet corner of the house to tremble. I find him under the kitchen table, behind the rocker in the […]

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JoJo, DIY, & Buckshot

It’s spooky scarf weather!! I know what you’re thinking. “I really thought she’d get less enjoyment out of dressing her dog once she had a child.” False. Still very entertaining to me. A dog in a scarf? That’s comedy in Sarah-land. JoJo JoJo (momma Sparks) came to visit this week. You know how a parent’s […]

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Firsts, Schedules, & Steve Chan

Firsts We’ve had a week of firsts. I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season. It is a proven fact that the fall season will not commence until Starbucks begins offering this heavenly beverage again. Welcome, fall. We had our first Cowboys game watching party of the year which also entails Mack’s first […]

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Mack & Nesting

This is a big week for team Brooks. We have three birthdays in the course of 5 days. That’s a whole lot of partying happening around these parts.  Let’s start with the first man of the hour: Mack/Maximus/Mack Daddy (I also may or may not call him “Maxi Pad” on occasion. I can’t help it.) […]

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