Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 - Denali, Sweet Spirit of Dozer

It is official, Blake got his first pick of the litter! Yay!! Meet the newest member of the Robertson family, born February 18, 2016, and coming home mid-April, 2016. "Denali, Sweet Spirit of Dozer," A badger Great Pyrenees from Clayton Washington.  

Here are his first pictures posted by the breeder.  We can't wait to meet him!!



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This will be the first of many pictures I am sure.

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016 - Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone.  Hope you had an awesome day. :)

Blake, Garrett and I did our annual Easter Egg decorating contest.  I would say we are all winners.


Genevieve asked me if I hollowed the eggs out, and I realized that would have probably been much better than hard boiling them.  Now I can't save them.  Thank goodness for pictures.
Daddy with the boys and their honeys.  <3  One of these days I will have all four boys together at the same time.  That would be delightful.  
 Garrett and the lovely Genevieve.
 Garrett, Genevieve, Supra and Snookie.
 Miss Lilly was not pleased that another female canine was invading her territory!

Casey and Brianna.  Brianna looks so beautiful with her perfect little baby bump.  Only a few more weeks to go before we meet our precious grandson!
The newest member of the Robertson family, little Snookie.  Snookie is Genevieve's adorable little Boston Terrier.
We enjoyed a delightful evening with family.  That is what life is all about.  

We are feeling very blessed on this Easter Sunday.  :)

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016 - Happy Birthday Garrett!!

It was 28 years ago today that my life was truly, totally, and completely blessed...my oldest son Garrett was born.  Not only is Garrett the most amazing son a mom could ever hope for, he is the most amazing brother, uncle, friend and human being, you will ever meet.  Garrett is our rock.  Always there with a kind word and a big bear hug, and always, without question, willing to go the extra mile not only for family and friends...but for complete strangers as well.  

"Son, you are an amazing man, your courage and kindness without measure, and we are so very blessed to call you our family.  Happy Birthday my darling!!  May you have the most amazing, remarkable, kick-ass...yes, mom just said kick-ass...year!  May you be blessed with good health, good fortune, and a whole lotta fun.  I love you from the bottom of my heart!!  We all do." 


PS...Thank you for letting me take your picture this evening too!  :)

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 19, 2016 - Hello Spring

And we are off...Spring Break 2016 has commenced!  It was off to a rather shaky start at first.  Poor Blake was stricken with a stomach bug or possibly food poisoning.  He was not feeling well at all on Friday night.

Saturday morning we woke to a gloriously beautiful Spring day, and I was hoping to take the first bike ride/photography adventure of the season.  I was ready to cancel when Blake decided that he felt better and really wanted to get out of the house.  He was not, however, up to a bike ride...so we drove.
We left pretty late in the day in order to capture the sunset.  Neither one of us had eaten yet, so we decided to try to get some dinner first.  Blake was not altogether sure he was up to eating at all, but either way, we could always take it to go.

We stopped at Smokey Mountain Pizza for dinner.  We had never been there before and had heard that the food was delicious.  Blake and I love to try new restaurants.  Well...it was delicious, but neither one of us could eat.  I mean look at this spread.  The food pictures are cell phone pictures.  Blake would not let me pull out my Nikon...lol

Blake had a personal chicken/artichoke pizza with a salad.  I ordered some angel hair pasta and a salad, and we had Brie Kisses for an appetizer.  OMG, those are SO delicious!!  We managed to finish the appetizer and salads but ended up boxing the entrees to go.

We then decided to hike up Camel's Back for sunset pictures.  Well, let me tell you, mama in Spring is not mama at the end of summer.  I have been hibernating since Fall, and my stamina is ZERO!  It is so depressing!  I have hiked up and down Camel's back so many times, and always after a 4.4 mile bike ride, with no problems at all.  Hibernated mama can barely take the stairs at home, much less a hike straight up the side of a huge hill.  *Le pant!*  But we made it.  Slowly but surely, we made it up to the top just in time for the sunset.  It was stunning!

I then decided that night shots would be cool too, so we waited on the top of the hill until after sundown to capture some slow shutter speed images.  Not my brightest moment.  I did not take into consideration that we then had to hike down the hill in the dark.  Oops.  Blake, bless his heart, pulled out his cell phone and illuminated the path for me all the way down...very s l o w l y.  About half-way down, Blake started to feel a bit alarmed at all the strange sounds we were hearing.  Telling him, "Oh no worries honey, it is probably just a mountain lion," was probably not a good idea. LOL  But I did hand him my glasses to see if it helped him see better.  We then discovered that the poor kid is blind. He shouted..."OH MY GOD I CAN SEE!!!"  It was quite funny. If there was a mountain lion stalking us, Blake scared the hell out of him!  He had no clue how terrible his vision was until he could suddenly see clearly.  Needless to say, we will be making an appointment with an eye doctor right away.  Blake did have glasses a few years ago, but he claimed he faked the visit only because he wanted some cool Ray Bans like his big brother had. Then he refused to wear them...little brat.  He definitely needs glasses.

All in all, we had a wonderful time my Blake and I.  I really enjoy his company and am so grateful that he still enjoys hanging out with dear old mom.  I do want to start cycling again and build my stamina back up.  Post-hibernation Veronica is no fun.  

Some images from our adventure...








This is the stairway down off of Camel's Back. This is a very slow shutter speed image, so don't let the light fool you, I have also lightened the image up in post processing.  The path is pitch dark all the way down!

 Another slow shutter speed image.  An airplane flew through my picture leaving a cool light streak.


Hopefully, we can take a photography adventure this week with Garrett.  He always takes us to new and exciting places.  The Washington trip is still on for mid-April.  We can't wait!!

In other news...chickens!  They are so funny these two.  When they see me in the kitchen, they come pecking on the sliding glass door asking for special treats.  They will be a year old in a few weeks!
Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 - Home Is Where The Heart Is

I can remember sitting quietly with Casey when he was a little boy, snuggling and watching Zoro on the Disney channel.  Casey was always so emotional and suffered from severe anxiety from a very young age. Life was definitely going to be a challenge for my son.  And I worried.  I prayed every day that life would get easier for Casey and that someday he would find his forever love and have the perfect, happy, ordinary, well-deserved, beautiful life.

And it has happened. :)

Casey has found his forever love in his beautiful wife Brianna.  Goodness, I do love Brianna.  She is so sweet and kind and pretty much awesome.  Casey will be a father to a son in less than two months, and have his forever family.  Casey has a good job and has moved into a lovely home.  He has started to live his perfect, happy, ordinary, well-deserved life, and this mom could not be happier.

Casey has overcome all the roadblocks, road bumps, and straight-off-the-cliff moments, and grown into a fine young man.  He is loving, fearless, loyal, devoted and strong.  He still suffers from anxiety, and has moments of great stress, and ground-falling-out-from-under-your-feet feelings, but he never lets life get him down. He has a lot of faith, and I am very thankful to God for guiding him and having his back always.  I am very proud to be his mom.

I went to visit Casey and Brianna today and see their lovely new home.  Ducati is finally living with his favorite human on the planet, his boy Casey, and is about to have a new little boy to watch over and protect.  They are going to be very happy here.  <3




The nursery is beautiful!  They are going with a western theme, and the furniture and artwork are perfect.







Casey, Brianna, baby Axel and Ducati, I love you to the moon and back!! <3

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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