Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Puppy Love at Six Weeks

Hello friends, hope your week has gone well so far. Just have to share our puppies at 6 weeks old today-they are so adorable and it makes me wonder why we never became a breeder home for Canine Companions For Independence. My friend in Ca. who had a breeder, used to say that by the time they turned 8 weeks both their mom and the humans raising them were very happy to release them. Not sure I'd feel the same way.  This morning when I went over they were all snuggled up together after play time outside.
The parti on the right top is a very special dog to us.
My quilting friend Michelle holding her girl Heidi.  She hasn't seen her in a month, so was surprised at how big she's gotten.
Heidi on her Mom's lap with Banning next to them.

Doesn't Heidi have the sweetest face!

I love this pose, so regal.   Three Amigos.
Love this shot!  I am definitely going to miss these puppies when they go to their forever homes in two weeks.
Have a great day!
Noreen

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Outdoor Tuesday!  This morning first thing I hit the gym, but only did weights as I was planning on walking with a neighbor.  It was a fast workout and then I ran to Target to look for another long workout tank-no luck.  I came home and changed into shorts and met my neighbor for our three mile walk.  It is already 76 degrees outside, so glad we got it in.  I decided to go back on Overstocked and check out cushions~I may have found some that will work, just have to show hubby.
This afternoon I have another annual doctor's appt., when that's done I'll head to the grocery store with hubby.  I think we are having pizza for dinner tonight, doesn't that sound good.   Tomorrow I am going to Carrie's to meet my girlfriend and take pics of her holding her new puppy Heidi. This weekend will be fun~Friday I have coffee with my quilting gals, Friday night all of our granddaughters will be here for a sleepover and then Saturday maybe we'll look for that tree for the yard. Sunday, all the family is coming for a bbq and Monday we have a couple from across the street coming for a bbq.  The weather is supposed to be warm and wonderful and I love starting summer like this. So all in all, a great and blessed week.
May you enjoy life and share love.
Hugs,
Noreen

Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy Monday to you.  How was your weekend?  Here in Colorado, it was rainy and cold~which means we stayed in most of the weekend.  Yesterday afternoon though, hubby and I went to a huge store called AT HOME~it's a big warehouse filled with everything you might need for a home.  We are in desperate need for new outdoor couch cushions, but the problem is the size of the couch(plus the fact that we are both picky about the quality).  We went to this huge store and found some that would work, but I don't want to settle on them yet.  We then went to two other stores and by that time I was out of steam.  I also don't want to spend $400.-500. on them; otherwise we'd just go to Cos*co and get a new couch with the cushions.  There is one more store I want to check out; I've searched online and that is where I've seen the really expensive cushions.
Today I had to run and have a test done to rule out kidney stones-it did.  Afterwards, hubby and I went out to breakfast.  It was so nice to go out in the morning, not something we do on a regular basis.  Last week, I told hubby I want to start having a date day or evening each week-where we go out to eat and enjoy each other.  In a couple of minutes Hunter and I will be heading over to see the puppies and  see how Hunter reacts to them.  There is no concern that he won't be nice, but I can see him running in circles around them(his normal behavior with puppies)and tiring them out.  This afternoon I may walk since our weather is back to warm days and I need to go find a couple of tablecloths-one for outside and one for our dining room.  I'm hoping Targe* will have them. I'm still working on hand quilting my challenge quilt that is due the 2nd Friday in June.  It's been so fun to be creative and have a story behind it.  Once it's finished I will post a picture and the story here.
Have a fantastic Monday and give thanks for all the blessings in your life.
Hugs,
Noreen

Friday, May 18, 2018

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Happy Friday to you. I hope you've had a great week and are ready for the weekend. Yesterday hubby and I went over to watch the puppies explore the grass in Carrie's backyard. They are getting so big at 5 weeks and although a bit wobbly, they are doing fine on the grass.


Copper is weaning them and they got their first taste of kibble this week.  They love it.
Love this little guys paw up.
Playtime with brothers.
Old Grandma Lily letting the puppies know that she is in charge.
Next week I'll take Hunter over, because he is younger and more apt to play with the pups.  The little red girl on the left is Heidi, my friends puppy.  She is so anxious to take Heidi home, but the pups will stay until they're 8 weeks old.
They are all so cute and I love watching the personalities develop.
Until next time~
Noreen

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Thursday to you all.  I hope your week has been filled with contentment and gratitude.  Today will be somewhat busy, but in a good way. This morning hubby and I will head over to Carrie's house to watch the puppies playing outside~I can't wait!  Carrie said they are so cute and one even played with Lily(whose now the old lady in the pack at 10 yrs old).  I am so thankful for them; even though in 3 more weeks, they'll be going to their forever homes, it's fun to spend time with them now.  They will grow into loving and well adjusted companions.   We are also joining Kim's inlaws and going out to lunch.  It's been a month since we've seen them and this time frame seems to work better for us, rather than several times a month.
I'm sure this afternoon will be spent outside in the yard~rain is headed our way tomorrow through the weekend.  Unfortunately, this weekend is our developments' big garage sale, I'm wondering if the weather will cause some to cancel.  It's always fun to go by and see what folks are getting rid of.
For those friends who wished me well with the doctor appt., it was fine. I do have a follow up test on Monday morning and hopefully the results will be clear!
I will post photos of adorable puppies playing later.
Have a great morning.
So thankful for this life!
Noreen

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Tuesday to you all. Our morning today is gorgeous and I'm hoping the weather stays nice all day. Yesterday was a very low key day~I've been dealing with being run down etc. and since it was raining all day, I ended up sewing quite a bit. Felt really nice. As I mentioned on Friday we had the End of the school year program and here is the whole group together-ages 17 through 5.
Each of these precious grands did such a great job on their projects and presentations-even our two five year olds.  These kiddos are growing up so fast.  I love seeing their gifts and the directions their interests take them.  From engineering to animal husbandry to cooking/baking to art.  What a priceless group, I couldn't be more proud of them.
I'm off to the doctor this morning and possibly I'll be able to get a walk in later, but we'll see what he say.
Count your blessings today!
Noreen

Monday, May 14, 2018

End of the School Year

Hello Friends! I hope you are all doing well and that you had a great weekend. On Friday night our family gathered for the end of the year presentation/program where all our grands could share a project they especially like that they completed. Our town's school schedule is different this year(due to remodeling of a school)and school started early last August and ended Friday.  The first picture is a verse Miss F wrote out for us, it was beautiful.  I am not sharing all the projects here, but some of the highlights.
Here we have a sampling of Mr. B's famous Guacamole and chips; next to it is an old iPhone that our oldest grandson took apart so he could learn to identify all the workings and also see if he could upgrade it.
Our Peanut loves engineering and has received many Metal Art kits-this one is a grasshopper, it was quite delicate and she had to be very careful putting it together.
Each grand gave an oral presentation on what they did-here is Little Man explaining all about the tractor he drew.  It's hard to see the wheels, but we thought he did an excellent job drawing it as well as telling us about it.  As you know, I don't like putting many photos of our grands here-but these next two are profile pictures.
Here is our youngest granddaughter telling us all about Cheetah's.
Here is Mr. B, aka dog breeder/hopeful Vet possibly/chef.  His topic was the Golden Gate Bridge.
It was a wonderful evening.
The three boys headed back to our house after we were done and had a sleepover.  Little Man so looks up to his cousins and they are such good role models.  On Saturday morning after breakfast, we had a game of Yahtzee and Little Man actually got five Yahtzee's-I was sitting next to him and it was all fair; we've never seen so many in one game.
Yesterday hubby and I went over to Carrie's after lunch for dessert; both families blessed with me thoughtful gifts and cards.
Today I am hoping to hit the gym and have some other things I need to take care of.  It rained much of the weekend and more is in the forecast-it's good for the plants I just put in the ground.
Have a blessed day!
Noreen