Monday, October 25, 2010

Filling My Soul

I was reading a few friends' blogs and came across this wonderful saying over at Peg's that seems fitting for today! Such a great reminder:

Every now and then,

when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight...

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today was a sad day. We had to make a really tough decision. Today we said goodbye to Lacy, our beloved Brittany Spaniel. She was a part of our family for the last 9 years. She was a great dog! She started life as a "hunting dog, a Flusher." She was our best friend, Rick's dog first. Rick gave her to us when she was 3 because he knew she'd be a great gentle family dog!
He knew we would give her a good home.

She loved to go camping with us. She loved to be close by us at all times. She was a "mother" to Sydney ( a lab and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever mix!)
when we got her almost 5 years ago as a puppy.
Sydney and Lacy played and had fun together all the time, until Lacy went blind 3 years ago. Lacy loved to go for walks. Then their roles reversed some, and Sydney always looked out for Lacy, helping out of the pool or helping to guide Lacy when we called the dogs into the house. We didn't want Lacy to suffer or be in pain. So we made the only decision we could make when the vet told us her eyes were degrading, a painful process for a dog. We tried to convince ourselves that she was acting better and that she might not be in pain. But in the end we knew what had to be done so that she wouldn't suffer anymore.

Lacy will be missed by our whole family.
We loved her so much and she loved us back.
Now Sydney keeps walking all over the house looking for her friend and sad.
Saying goodbye to a best friend like Lacy is always hard.

Monday, October 04, 2010



I'm smiling today--it's another happy day, following a happy weekend of spending time with our kids and our grandbabies. Little ones can do that to you--melt your heart and force you to smile just because they are so precious and cute and cuddly. I think I've mentioned in a previous post that we have the cutest grandbabies. Well I am telling you again-they are the cutest. If there's any doubt just check out these little darlings.

We spent Saturday morning with Gigi, Brody Nicole and David.
For some reason Gigi is into nicknames and making up other various words. She loves to talk and talk and talk. (Guess she takes after her mom, her Yaya and her Papa!). She likes to repeat, over and over, phrases that seem to really impress her.

Gigi: "Your phone didn't answer! Your phone didn't answer!"

Me: "That's because I was in the shower."

Gigi: "Your phone didn't answer cuz you were in the shower. Your phone didn't answer cuz you were in the shower.............." I smile and laugh!

For quite a while Gigi has been calling Papa,
Popie and then just Pop! Now I thought Yaya was short enough that it wouldn't need a nickname. Not so! Recently she gave me a nickname, too. Yaya has become: Yai (pronounced "yi"). I smile and laugh!

Brody will be 6 months old in a couple of days. He has found his toes!!
He is rolling over and over and almost sitting up. He can balance a bit while sitting before he rolls over again! He is all smiles and talking quite a bit (probably getting ready to carry on a conversation with his big sister one day very soon!). His smile is contagious, and I can't help but smile and laugh when he giggles.

Sunday we drove to Orange County to spend the afternoon with Micah, almost 5 months, and Alex and Angelina.
Even though he is 5 weeks younger than Brody, Micah is almost the same size. I think Brody may be longer but Micah may soon pass Brody in the weight department. Micah wins in the hair department-he still has a full head of hair; Brody's hair is just starting to grow! Micah is a bit more chubby, but oh those chubby cheeks are so cute and when he smiles, (he's a bit more stingy with the smiles,probably because he doesn't see us that much) he's adorable! Again I just have to smile and laugh when I see him!

So you see, I just can't help but smile when I'm with our cute granbabies!