Friday, January 31, 2014

Dream big baby!

I can grow up and be anything I want?

Even a photographer!

Train up a child in the WAY he should go…ok, so maybe there's a little Grammy influence in there…lol

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Her children arise and call her blessed.

Happy Birthday to my Mom!  My life is the product of the power of a praying Mama. I am honored to be made by God through her.

Today I want to bless you back Mom, like you have done for me so many times.
And I could think of no better way than with the word of God…

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

 I love you mom!
Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Turned off.

I have been doing a little experiment the last few nights.
Even though I consider myself someone who sleeps well, I still wanted to try this experiment to see if I would notice a difference.  I have been reading a lot lately about how the electromagnetic field affects our sleep.
And how even our health may be affected from radio frequency coming from portable phones, cell phones, and wireless devices, because it has been shown to interfere with the body's immune system.
I thought I was doing good by always keeping my cell phone on vibrate at night and putting my TV on silent, because I just liked it for the light.
I notice so many of my friends from their facebook statues have such an issue with sleeping. Again God has blessed me with being able to sleep well throughout the night and I have always been a person who wakes up when it's morning ready to go. If I had an alarm ....which I don't....I have a pack of dogs, I would not be that person hitting the snooze10 times before I got up.  I think having a pack of dogs is another reasons I sleep so well. After chasing them around all day, I’m wiped out!

So because of all of that, I didn't really expect to see much of a difference.
However I was pretty surprised when immediately I noticed something. From the get-go I would fall asleep and not wake up again until morning.
Something I never even realized I did, until I didn’t.  I would get up maybe a couple times a night for a few minutes rollover but fall right back to sleep. However without any electronics on I notice I don't wake up at all. In fact the first morning when I woke up I didn't realize it was morning and I kept trying to go back to sleep wondering... why am I so awake?  Until I rolled over and seen through the window that it was morning!  Then I realized I woke up before the dogs!

(Disclaimer* No animals were intentionally used in this experiment)

So even the dogs slept better!

However here is the down side for all my friends who already complain how hard it is to get in touch with me by phone.  Before this I would always forget to turn my phone off vibrate
  in the morning. Now I find myself walking around with it for hours after waking, before I even realize it’s not on. :/  

PS….I’d like to make a shout out to my Belgium friends.
I have been seeing in my stats I have a large amount of readers in Belgium for some reason. So I just wanted to say HELLO! And since you’ll get to bed before me.... sweet dreams :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

There's no business like...

...snow business!

Playing in the snow with the dogs today.

If you can’t beat Mr. Weather man…might as well join him :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

This old man

This is Mr. Snuppy, he is the old man of the house at the ripe old age of 15.  I was looking at him standing on this chair today looking back at me and I though; I don’t want to write about him after he passes away.  I know I don’t have many more years with this little guy.  He has been with me since he was a baby, my birthday gift to myself. 
From that day till this he sleeps right next to my pillow.  He’s a scruff little thing now…but I still love him so much.  He's also very set in his ways, but at 15 or 105 in people years, who wouldn’t be?….lol
My children grew up with him…and I have so many wonderful memories of them together.  He was the best little family dog.

Sadly being in rescue for years I have seen so many people dump their elderly dogs, and it just breaks my heart.   Their spirits are so broken and often they never truly mend before they die.  Sorry to be so glum. It is however a sad truth. 

But this sweet little scruffy face will never feel that heartache :) 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The deep freeze.

That is what we are dealing with here in the Northeast of Pa.  Temperatures are frigid, with wind chills 20 below zero.  
This is pretty much the look I get from every dog when I take them out to go potty.

As they hold up a frozen paw. 
To make it even more pitiful.

But hey… on the bright side… 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Always there

Shannie and I found this Valentine's card the other day in the store.  We don’t know who designed it, or what they were thinking…but it sure looks like "love lightning" to us!

 Poppy….he lets us know he’s always there :)

Friday, January 10, 2014


The last time I posted a blog I thought Kiki was on the road to recovery.  However she took a turn for the worst and off to the vet we were. Turns out she had a pretty severe case of colitis.
She went from 8 lbs to 6 in less than 2 weeks. You can see her little ribs in this picture. :(
But as you can also see, the pack is giving her plenty of TLC.  It’s like a puppy intensive care unit they have going.

Because her sister Abby was showing the same symptoms, just not as severe, the vet thought it best we treat the whole pack.  But to all of them, they just think it’s an extra treat of pumpkin…Because that’s were mommy hides their meds ;)  

So it has been an adventurous start to the New Year. However we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, finally. :) 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bed time stories...

Kiki and I have both started off our new year a bit under the weather. So tonight to give us some giggles, I decided to read this bed time booklet from the 30’s

We do believe this will be our favorite story ;) 

Poor little Kiki had it the hardest. She had such a severe bout of diarrhea she needed a few treatments of Subcu fluids to stay hydrated.
It’s amazing how you can look in their eyes and read the love all over their face, even when you have to stick them with needles. 

Well, back to our bed time stories. Phil Robertson must have wrote this one….lol

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My New Year's resolution.

Well, I asked God one of my crazy questions again the other day.   He surprised and delighted me with an answer, and shocked me even more at how He brought it.
I asked Him...

“Does Richard see how much I miss him, and how much I hurt?”
No matter what I was going through when Richard was alive here on earth. It would always bring me great comfort that he knew.  Not that I even needed him to fix it, or have any answers for me, just that he knew and cared.  And he always did. Even if he didn’t understand he had such compassion for his wifey. :)

Moving forward later in that day I received a text from a dear friend. She was thanking me for a gift I had given her YEARS ago.  It was a bottle with stones shaped into tears.  She wasn’t thanking me for that, she was thanking me for the little note I added to the tag, that she said she never seen before.  Here it is…

She said she needed to hear that on that particular day. And, Wow! So did I!
So what does that have to do with my New Year’s resolution you ask?
I decided I’m going to stop asking God crazy questions….I’m freaking my friends out…lol
No, no, no.... I’m just kidding!

I look back at how many years ago God went ahead of my friend and I to comfort us on that given day.
So my New Year’s resolution is... "To try to allow God to use me more to bring his love and comfort. To try and be more obedient to seemingly, little details".  In the process it really brings healing to us all. :)

“He” sees it all baby!