Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Thank yous" and Puzzlement Danger?

First, I wanted to say "Thank you" to all of you! Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for your kind words about Daisy. Yesterday was a very unusual day for our family. We've never experienced that kind of loss before. I was unsure of what to tell the kids ( I wasn't prepared for them to see their dog dead in the yard!), afraid of saying "she was so old, she died" for fear they would think every thing old was going to die (which of course, it will!)

"Hey! Welcome to my blog. Wanna talk about death?"

Also, a big thank you to Green Eyed Momster for sending readers my way. If you haven't met her, she is one incredible lady. Reaches out to almost perfect strangers and lifts them up and encourages them. She is a great mom and a super friend.

On to other news:

With my husband home yesterday, unplanned, after we dealt with the dog, we decided to get out and go do something. We took a drive up the road to a fish hatchery and visited an old covered bridge. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and we try to take advantage of local (free!) sites whenever possible.

What made the day extra special is Judd's grandma went with us and we had such a great time with her! She is my kids' great-grandmother and how many kids can say they walked through a fish hatchery with their great-grandma? I think that's pretty cool.

My kids are very fortunate. They have 3 great grandmothers, 1 great grandfather.

I took a few pictures but none of the awesome covered bridge or of the coolest great grandmother. But these:

Jarrett, Josie, Jayce and Jeven

Jeven doing what boys love to do--pee outside!

Jayce and Judd looking for "rock lizards". They spent 10 minutes digging through
rocks looking for a lizard that's about 3 inches big and ugly. We actually already have
2 bearded dragons and 4 geckos at home.

And finally:

I guess Jarrett thought this was a particularly dangerous puzzle.


  1. Wow! Your kids are lucky to have 3 great grandmothers and a great grandfather! Longevity must run in the family.
    I'm sorry about Daisy. Death is hard to explain to little ones. Our Youngest Daughter named her angel fish after my first name and it died last week. It was awkward!

    Glad you got some new readers! Glad I could help! You're a sweetie! Thank you too!

    Loved the pictures of the kids! They are super cute!


  2. Sorry for your loss, and if ever you're up for it, I'd love to showcase Daisy on one of my blogs "Love is a Four-Legged Word" (www.fourleggedlove.woedpress.com) dedicated to our pets... Think about it, check it out and let me know.

    Beautiful kids btw, and the Momster is one cool lady!


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