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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

I've never made any bones about my feelings towards our vet, Bart Meadows. Just now Ken and I received this beautiful bouquet from him and his staff. He's truly special.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

We Say Good-bye


Today is a very sad day for Ken and I, Lucy passed away. She was improving, then suddenly went on a rapid decline. Doctor Meadows, our vet, called to say it was time to let her go. Ken went to be with her, but by the time he got to her, she was gone.
This little girl was the light of our lives. We're so going to miss her sweet personality and disposition, her quirky, funny habits, her big brown eyes, and constant love and companionship she offered to both of us. We will forever be thankful to Doctor Meadows and the Animal Hospital of Lakeport staff, who gave their all, and their time to help Lucy. Words can't even express our gratitude. Even with his own surgery on the other side of the state, Bart kept in contact with us as his staff updated him daily with her progress. We'll never forget what they've done.
It's going to take a long time to get over losing our little Lucy, but I know she's now out of pain, and running with her mother in Heaven.
Good-bye sweetheart. We'll always love you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving, Time for Family

Thanksgiving this year was awesome! Eight families gathered to celebrate, eat, watch football, eat, nap, eat, watch movies, eat.......well you get the picture!

We always celebrate my birthday on Thanksgiving, and this year Kayla decorated my cake. Didn't she do the greatest job!? Thank-you Kayla!

Our little Preston is 6 months old today! Time goes so fast, he's the best natured baby ever. The only time you'll hear him cry, is when he's hungry. Other than that, he's all smiles!
Jenna on Thanksgiving overload! Her pink piggy, which never leaves her side, was her comfy pillow. Sweet Dreams!
I hope all of you also had a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All Grown Up

My little Toby is all grown up! From this little baby,

To this big bruiser!

I'll post Tyler tomorrow!
In the mean time, I want to wish all of you, my dear blog family, a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy the meal!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lucy Update


I want to thanks all of you for your concern and prayers for our little Lucy. I'm so excited to say that Lucy is improving! We just got back from seeing her, and were happily surprised to see how well she is doing. We got her to eat, she's been drinking water, and was so happy to see us. We were set up in one of the exam rooms where we could be with her undisturbed. She walked around the room, then layed down and took in all the attention. When we were ready to leave, she followed us out of the room. It broke our heart to leave her there, yet made our hearts happy to see her improving. So please keep her in your prayers. I'm so grateful for you, my dear blog friends, for your friendship, genuine concern, and your prayers. Thank-you, and bless all of you!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Prayers Needed


Anyone who knows me, knows that I love animals. They are my passion, and my life. My pets are family members that bring our home such love. So saying good-bye when their time comes is the most difficult experience to go through. During the past two years, we have had to say good-bye to several of our precious babies. It never gets easier.
Now, we are faced with illness in our dear Lucy. It came on so sudden, and the prognosis is not good. She is in the hospital with chronic renal failure. If we loose her, I don't know how I will handle it. Lucy has been the best dog, and companion. We couldn't have asked for a better dog. Her personality has kept us entertained, and the love she has shown us can't be measured. Right now, Ken is going through the "what ifs." Convincing him we did nothing wrong, that this illness in no ones fault is going no where.
So now the most we can do is pray. And hope a miracle will come to our little Lucy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Family Gathering

This week-end, our family went up north for a fall gathering.
We had a pumpkin/squash theme, and oh the food! Stuffed squash, pumpkin soup, and Cheryl made pumpkin cheese cake that put the Golden Girls to shame! Then Sunday morning, she made pumpkin pancakes. Oh-my-God. These are to die for. They have cream cheese in them, and the topping is made from pecans, syrup, and brown sugar, then topped with whipped cream.
Then Jay started a project for the family to get involved in, making a horno, an oven made from clay. When we go back in February, we'll be baking bread in it!
The bricks are made from clay, dug from the banks of Pine River by Jay and Wendy's husband Dan, sand, and straw. They kneaded this with their feet! Wendy, Kathy and Marti also helped.
This is Cheryl doing her part. She's such a riot!
This is the family, minus me and Cheryl as we were taking the pictures, with the progress made over the week-end.
We had such a great time, and with the help of the camera timer, had the chance to take this dinner picture. From left, Jay, my husband Ken, Mom, Kathy, Claire, Wendy, Marti, Cheryl, and myself. What an awesome time!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Princess Kayla


I love when I come across an unplanned and unexpected photo-op, like this one of Kayla reading. She had no idea I was taking this picture from across the room.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween's Over...

I hope everyone had a safe, happy, fun Halloween
Triplets million pound pumpkin.
Our little Preston's first halloween.