Finally Recess
Time to sit back and have a cup of coffee

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sir Charming Chauncey

Today we made a hard decision, but the right one to put our dog, Chauncey to sleep.

He had a terrific life and picked up many, many birds. In one year alone he picked up over 400 birds in a hunting season. That is a good life for a hunting dog. In the picture above Chauncey is on the far right, Cali (our dog also) is next to him, and next to Cali is Star, Chauncey's daughter.
Chauncey turned 13 on January 5th.
Jeff has had him since he was in college and before he knew me. They were best buds.
Chauncey's quality of life has deteriorated and it was time to let him go.
He was such a good dog! Great with Caitlyn and Brent! We will miss him very much.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Caitlyn knows best?

Caitlyn has been giving me a couple of suggestions lately.

She got a lot of neat toys for Christmas. Usually we purge and give away toys in November and I haven't gotten around to it yet. So her room is a mess. She looked around her room the other day and said, "Mom, we really need to clean up my room this weekend and give some of my toys away."

I was cooking some bacon for a great dish, Bacon and Tomato Pasta. It turned out so well by the way. She came over and helped me cook for a little bit. She assessed the situation of the bacon cooking and even though it was her first time ever seeing bacon cooking she said, "Mom, I think the bacon needs to be flipped over." Can't wait until she is the cook!

She is cracking me up lately.

She has been asking about Heaven a lot lately. She wanted to know where it was. She thinks Heaven is in Missouri!! We have lots of family that live in this great state: Aunt Kari, Aunt Betty, Grandpa and Grandma and so many more.

Monday, January 4, 2010


I wish you could type it the way Brent said it all day today. Everything I told him to do, he would say, O-kay. He said it so sweetly and with a bit of a twang!

I just simply want to remember it forever. Tomorrow it might be NO again.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

2009 was a great year and I'm excited to see what 2010 has in store.

I am looking forward to reorganizing lots of toys and small furniture in my home in January. I can't wait to get to it.

What are you looking forward to doing?

Happy New Year!