Aspen, full name Aspen Glow of Elmhurst, was a part of our family for 15 years. Yesterday she was laid to rest on her bed in the warm, shining sun, surrounded by love. A great family dog and companion, Aspen will be missed dearly. She loved playing frisbee, ringing the doorbell, swimming, chasing balls, getting the daily paper, and so much more. She has been through a lot with our family good and bad. She was there to see Christy and myself get married, greet all of our children, and help us grieve of the passing of Josh. She had many furry friends of her own and has seen many come and go through the years. We got Aspen before I went off to college, once Phil and I got our first townhouse we would watch Aspen while my mom was out of town. She would race up and down the stairs, play hide and go seek in our two bedroom townhouse, and go for walks to get ice cream. She gave the approval of Java and was a fixture in our current house, being known well by our neighbors. She was known at her house for looking out the front window at all passerbys, and greeting us all as we walked in the house. She was blessed at our church along with Java at the pet blessing, and we know she is in a good place, playing fetch with Josh, licking his face, and sharing some popcorn.