Monday, April 30, 2012

From the Big Guy and the Little Girl… -- Dec. 24, 2011


Two For Christmas–Dec. 2011

ChristmasCard (2)


An old PSX Santa stamp and a much newer Inky Antics Holiday BaZooples stamp.  Both colored with Copic markers.  Though the second is a giraffe and a kitty, they remind me of Wally and LuLu, so I love it.  Happy holidays!

Potted Puppy–Dec. 2011



Splendor in the Grass–Dec. 17, 2011

Which way did they go?


Just my beautiful Wally.

LuLu has already grown and changed since these photos were taken. At her first vet visit she weighed 6 pounds. On her second visit on 12/9 she weighed 16 pounds. She gets fluffier every day. She’s going to be a lot fluffier than Wally, I think. Please keep her in your prayers, keep your fingers crossed, knock on wood, think positive thoughts – anything you feel works – that her heart murmur disappears by her next visit in January. We hoped it would be gone already, but we’re giving it one more month before further diagnostic procedures. Otherwise she’s thriving and healthy.
Thank you all for everything, but mostly for loving my sweet babies even a fraction as much as I do. Bless your hearts. Have a happy day!

Wally and LuLu in the Woods–Dec. 10, 2011

I love this photo of Wally. Can you guess the focus of his attention?

Well, you guessed right. You can make it, LuLu!

Just for the record, she did make it… with a little boost from Mom.  Happy day!

Saturday With Wally and LuLu–Dec. 3, 2011

I love, I love my little calendar girl.




Rich calls this her super model pose.

If you can’t be with the one you love, love their shoe.

Wally spends a lot of time on the floor these days so he can get down to LuLu’s level.


I will be forever at the mercy of those eyes.

I hope Wally and LuLu help get your weekend off to a sweet start!

Pretty Little LuLu–Nov. 2011

An Awww Moment–Nov. 28, 2011


Peace on earth.  Have a happy day!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Fairy Card for a Little Red-Headed Girl–Nov. 2011




I’ll see you again soon.

Stamps: On Tiptoes (Lili of the Valley fairy image), Warm Words (SU! sentiment) Paper: Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana (Stampin’ Up!), Wisteria (Memory Box), Flourishes Classic White cardstock and Clear Cover Cardstock, Prima Sweet Fairy designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring Accessories: Flowers, pearls, ribbon, decorative pearl brad, Martha Stewart branch punch, Stickles Glitter Glue, Cuttlebug Organic Flourish embossing folder, Spellbinders dies as listed above, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

Does it Look Like They’re Getting Along Okay? -- Nov. 16, 2011

First, here’s our little LuLu. Isn’t she pretty?

Wally thinks so, too. He looks almost giddy in this picture. Hanging around outside while Mom and Dad work in the yard is a whole new and better experience now.

A little inside playtime.


A little cuddling.


And finally – sleepy time.

Yup… life just got a whole lot better. Have a happy day!

Wally and a Little Something Extra–Nov. 7, 2011

We took a trip out of town to pick something up this weekend and, of course, Wally went along. He loves road trips and all the neat places we stop along the way.


He’s always pretty tuckered out when we get home and likes to curl up with a blankie and a toy for a nap on the couch.


But, what’s that “little something extra” I mentioned – the something we went out of town to pick up? Well, it’s very little… Here’s a hint:

Can you guess?
It’s probably a pretty good hint, isn’t it?
Okay, here you go…
I’d like you to meet Wally’s new baby sister, LuLu!!!

She was pretty tired when we got home, too.

I wish I had better pictures but, believe me, I’ve had my hands full just working out the Wally/LuLu routine. I need to make LuLu feel loved and welcome without disrupting Wally’s routine and making him feel uncomfortable or slighted. LuLu has bonded with me like Super Glue, but she also thinks the sun rises and sets with Wally. On Sunday, when she first joined us, Wally wasn’t too sure about her, but as I write this Monday night, he’s already decided she might be pretty fun to play with. The two of them are trying to figure each other out as to how far they can go. There’s such a huge difference in their sizes, but Wally has been very gentle with her. He’s going to be a wonderful big brother.
We’ve been planning this for a while, but once our decision was made, we had a hard time finding a litter. LuLu is from Washington state. The breeder was making a delivery in Portland, OR and agreed to meet us in Eugene. He said he actually prefers doing deliveries because he likes to see the prospective home of his pup. That was reassuring to me, too, knowing our little LuLu had been so well cared for. I sent him a link to the Wally category of my blog and that was reassurance enough for him.
So here she is, asleep at my feet:

And Wally is happy and relaxed at his usual spot on the couch:

There are going to be good times ahead. Thank you for being here to welcome LuLu into our lives.

Fall 2011


Stamps: Falling Leaves, Basketweave (both Flourishes) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, 90# hot press watercolor paper, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Kaiser Craft Hunt & Gather designer paper Ink: Palette Noir, Palette Cognac, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (for sponging the sentiment panel), SU! and Tombow Markers for watercoloring Accessories: Velvet ribbon, decorative brad, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

Handsome Boys–Sept. 7, 2011


We had Wally’s friend, Magnum, for a sleepover on Labor Day weekend so, of course, we wanted to be good hosts and show Magnum a good time during his visit. He perks right up when you say “Wally”, just as Wally gets excited when you say “Magnum”. You can’t get anything past these guys! To each, the other’s name is synonymous with “fun”. Here, they’re wet from splashing through a creek in the shady woods on a hot day. You know the term “unleash your joy”? Have mercy!
Love to all!

From Where I Sit–August 22, 2011

Here, on the Oregon coast, now is our time. The air is quiet and still, temperatures comfortably warm. I live outside. Any excuse to be outside. Wild horses could drag me in, but they’d have a time of it. Now is the time to breathe and nourish the soul. We all have our own way of doing that. I think I’ll just sit a spell and take it all in.





My favorite view of all…



Have a beautiful day!