Ah, romance! February is the month to celebrate love!
These are images I took of my great grandparent's wedding certificate.
Yes, yes. I am the original poor, pitiful poster/blogger of late. I truly do apologize for it. I have so many ideas for posts and am so behind...behind in both my posting and my commenting at YOUR blogs! I do hope you can forgive me...I always feel just terribly about it. This week has just been jam packed with this, that and the other thing...so just not enough time to visit everyone AND leave comments as I love to do.
I do hope you are all having a good week...Valentine's Day just crept right up on us didn't it? As I have been visiting all of you, I have so been enjoying all the sweet and pretty decor in your homes...all dedicated to the most romantic of holidays! We are having a little get together Saturday night, a casual Valentine party for some very special friends. Grace is already getting ready! The kid loves a good party!
Tomorrow I am volunteering at Grace's class Valentine party and what's not to love about a school party? Okay, so it gets loud and rowdy (31 4th graders hopped on sugar!) but that is all part of the fun right? RIGHT?
I am off, in a bit, to attend the teacher's conference for this quarter...Bill will meet me at Grace's school and
then we will all have dinner at a near by Mexican place we just discovered.
Did you watch the Westminster Dog Show this week? Of course, I never choose the winning dogs (My choice this year was the Golden Retriever and he only made 2nd in his group) but was so in love with last year's top dog, that sweet little Beagle! I hope this year's winner will be just as great an ambassador for dogs as his predecessor! He was a cutie...
We love to see their names...both the *Paper names* and the ones they use in their *Real* lives!
I thought the story behind the little terrier called "Chip" was cute. His *Daddy* had won some money in a Poker game and gave it to his *Mama* to get the dog she so wanted! Thus, "Chip" as in Poker Chip! Fun huh?
Oh those Pedigree commercials. Some are so adorable but some are so sad that I can not watch anymore. Those little faces behind the cage doors...I always think what would have happened to our Kipper had I not have found him at the shelter that lucky day 8 years ago.
Mom and I had lunch today after running a few errands. The wind was howling and now the rain has moved in. We have been in the 50s and 6os since last weekend but the cold is returning...all thanks to Henry's groundhog friend! *smile*
If you think about it, could you say a little prayer for my doggie niece Casey? I know most of you are animal lovers and understand how much I love our family's pets. Casey ran after a squirrel on Sunday and ended up falling on a tree limb that had come down in their yard. She never really *complained* or seemed injured until later. She ended up at the Emergency Vet's office late Sunday afternoon where it was discovered she had punctured a deep hole in her chest. Just a few centimeters over and we would have lost her. She is home and feeling more like herself now...she has 2 sets of stitches inside and a row of staples out. Bless her heart...she is a klutz much like her Auntie Sue! Casey is one of the most loving dogs I have ever been blessed to know. Gentle and loving but wow. She out "Marley's" Marley of book and film fame! Casey is found, more often than not, doing something she shouldn't....like destroying my brother's cell phone, digging craters in the back yard, stealing fish from the pond or just generally being silly & naughty. She is 15 months old and I hear that Labs take a while to calm down! Bless her...she is a handful but oh so sweet. She looks at me with those big brown eyes and I melt. Not a barker at all, so gentle with my nephew and just loves all of us...I pray she will heal quickly. I visited her Monday and today, letting her out and trying to make sure she gets a drink and stretches her legs. What is it about a protective head cone that makes a dog look so comical? I KNOW it is there because she was hurt but it is still hard NOT to chuckle. I promised Casey I wouldn't though...it embarrasses her so!
I will do a little catch up on the blog soon..till then please know how often I think of each one of you. I am so blessed by your friendship and support and love.
Love and Hugs,