Same with us and the health stuff. We went for it. Our breeder is in Watkins, just east of DIA. As luck would have it, we called the day after the litter was born. The breeder said it was a longshot, but put us on the list of potential owners. She made us "interview" with the pups for almost 6 weeks before she announced who would get dogs. I still have a picture of my wife when he was a few weeks old sitting on my desk at home. He was so cuddly!
They have awesome temperaments, and I have never worried about him with the kids. He and Jonah have become fast friends. They are always excited to see their "people", and just love being with you, no matter what you're doing. You guys will love it.
If you need dog sitters, we could potentially do it as well.