Monday, June 1, 2009

A New Family Member- Lady Charlotte

We were not planning on keeping any of our puppies, but we have fallen hopelessly in love with this gentle little lamb of a puppy. She is very docile, just lays in your arms. And she loves being with us. She can be spunky at times too. Sister Joy named her one night before we decided to keep her and the name has stuck.

Look at those intelligent eyes. Many of our buyers have shown an interest in her because of her sweet dispostion. She is deffinately a keeper.

We are considering having her sleep with Priscilla and seeing if we might be able to have her trained to alarm us in case she has a siezure. We will see how everything works out.

I love all my puppies. They have been a joy and delight to have. We will miss them!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


They turned two weeks old on Friday!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Carmel and Monterey

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Psalms 92: 5

A stroll through the town of Carmel where we stayed. We got a light dinner here at this bakery...

The trunk of the famous native Monterey Cypress. Some of these trees are over 300 years old...

Oops! I lost my sandals and then dropped my purse in the water. My cell phone is now no good. SIGH!

Hey Liz! Look at these!

Exploring Lovers Point!

I don't know what lovers are supposed to do when they get up here. Its pretty scarey!


For years I have longed to go out to sea and see an Orca whales. The last day here we went on a whale watching trip from Fishermans Wharf. I prayed the night before and asked God to please us see the orca's. The big gray whales are more comonly seen and that was exciting too, but I have had a fascination with Orca whales. They are beautiful and very interesting.

You can see them in these pictures. We had several sights of sometimes 7-8 whales at a time. We also saw a gray whale and a dolphin. AMAZING!
The most beautiful amazing wonderful thing I have ever seen (next to having a baby)to be out on the ocean in a boat for the first time in my life and to see ORCA'S!

Truly it was a dream come true!

Check out my pictures of the beautiful coastal trees and the lesson they taught me on my

Friday, March 27, 2009

Another Ma Ma for the Puppies

Callie has a Nanny. Our German Shepherd-Ridgeback Mix. She has never had pups of her own yet she still took these right under wing and is helping Callie out.
If she gets up to go out, and Callie follows, she will turn around and go back to keep an eye on the pups. She is very vigilant.

And she is LACTATING!

Now that's what I call team-work!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Our First Time for Pups!

"He hath made everything beautiful in his time" Eccl. 3: 11
We had a bed set up for Callie in the garage, but she decided to whelp in the garden. I got a sunburn sitting with her.

The first baby born at 1:30-

The last one was born at 6:20PM

We have seven babies. I won the guesstimation...

unless she decides to have another one tonight!

3 chocolate and 4 black only one female and she is a chocolate.

What a most beautiful wonderful amazing day!

What an awesome God we serve!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Art of Salad Making

I love a fresh salad for lunch. This is the one I had today.

It has a bed of organic baby Romain lettuce, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, chicken, red radish, white cheddar cheese and pine nuts. I sprinkled it with garlic and herb seasoning and sqeezed some lemon on it and drizzled extra-virign olive oil over the top. It was very refreshing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Tonight I made meatloaf for dinner and it was so yummy. I think it was my best yet so I decided to put the recipe (if you can call it that) here. I do not have measurements. I just want to remember how I made it for next time-

  • Ground beef
  • cubed bread scraps
  • a lot of fresh chopped parsely
  • teaspoon of sea salt
  • teaspoon of pepper
  • large egg
  • teaspoon horseradish
  • about 1/2 cup ketchup
  • teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • large onion finely chopped
  • heaping teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning
  • about 1/4 backstrap molasses
  • about 2 tablespoons worchestire sauce

Mix altogether; place in pan spread top with ketchup; lay slices of bacon on top. Bake 375 20 min then add bake potatoes to oven and increase temp to 425 and bake another hour.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I, take thee, to be my wedded husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish,
forsaking all others, 'til death do us part,
according to God's holy ordinance;
Thereto I pledge my love.

Happy Valentines Day!

Dear Husband,
A day to celebrate our love,
to me-
It is more than candy & flowers
More than romantic dinners or holding hands...
To me-
It's a celebration of understanding;
of battles fought together...and won!
Of watching eachother grow up;
and helping one another when we've fallen-
It's believing in a love that will endure the test of time.

It's a celebration of laughter...
and tears
and heartache
and sickness
and hardtimes
A celebration that through it all-
We've kept our vows...
and we still have eachother!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hold on Tight, and Let it Go!

Is your marriage worth fighting for? In this world where the enemy of souls is tearing up the family unit in my eyes it's well worth the fight. But that fight can only be fought right with a humble heart, filled with the love of Jesus. Love isn't a feeling. Love is a fruit of the Spirit of God and it is verb... an action... a choice. The following is a song I have on a tape. I am not sure who the author is.

Well I know that I'm in trouble
When I think I know it all.
My pride always takes a bow,
Just before a fall.
Well your just as right as me
and I'm just as wrong as you;
We're in this love together
And we're bound to see it through.

So hold on tight, and let it go;
Our love is always strongest when we let our weakness show
We don't have to give in to the prideful winds that blow-
If we hold on tight, and let it go!

A careless word in anger, can wound anothers heart;
In self defense a wall is built
that keeps us worlds apart.
Well I'm as much to blame as you
And you're as innocent as me.
There's one locked door between us;

So Hold on tight, and let it go;
Our love is always strongest when we let our weakness show.
We don't have to give in to the prideful winds that blow-
If we hold on tight, and let it go!

Hold on tight to the love that LIVES inside us;
Don't hang on to feelings that divide us.
We don't have to give in to the prideful winds that blow;
If we hold on tight, and let it go!

"Husbands, Love your wives...and wife, see that you reverence your husband..." Ephesians 5