Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Oh my... is January 2017 almost over?  

Gosh, the days are just flying by.  

My super son-in-law made shelves for my birthday and he even included installation of the shelves as part of the gift.  I put off having him come until last weekend because we've been so busy.  I haven't decided what else to put on the shelves yet, but I'm so pleased with how they turned out.

A partial order of the sleds arrived just in time for Christmas.  I forgot to take a final pic of the ornaments, but here they are mid-finishing.

I also crocheted a baby hat for our niece's baby boy and was able to give it to him when we met him for the first time on Christmas Day.  

The middle of December, Hubby and I traveled to visit our youngest DD at the military base for her graduation from the 4 month training program.  It was a quick 3 day trip, but so nice to see DD. 

Bonus -- we left home in sub-zero temps with -20F windchill and it was in the upper 50's where DD was. Everyone from there was bundled up (like we would be if we were still in Illinois) and kept telling us to stay warm.  Hubby and I didn't even wear jackets, lol.

We also got to meet DD's friend, Michael.

DD only had a few days to come home and pack the moving trailer before heading out to her new base. She was able to spend Christmas with us, but had to leave the following day.  It was wonderful having the whole family together for Christmas.  I can't believe no one thought to take pictures.  Oh well, we have memories.

Hollie was so happy to spend Christmas with her mom.  

When DD left, she had to leave some things behind, including Hollie.  We thought Hollie might be staying with us forever -- that is until DD called and asked us to meet her so she could get Hollie.  So we packed up Hollie and her toys and drove 500 miles to meet up with DD.

Hollie was so happy to see her mom.  This is the look she gave us when we told her to be a good girl. 

DD sent this pic of Hollie in her new home and says Hollie is very happy and getting along so good with their roommates and the other dogs in the house.  It's good that Hollie has some doggie roommates to play with.  

I bet you can guess what I'm going to write next... 

We miss them both so much!  

Dottie is so sad and lonely without Hollie.  She's barely eating, won't play and only lays in the spots where Hollie always laid.  It breaks my heart seeing Dottie so sad.  It's been suggested that we add another dog to our family and we're considering that.

Until next time,





  1. Congratulations to your lovely daughter. You must be very proud. Be sure to thank her for her service! My DD had to get a dog to keep her other dog happy. The neighbor said their dog cried all day while they were at work. That stopped immediately when they got him a friend. Your sleds are wonderful. I did just one but plan to do more. It was easy and fun to stitch. What a cute baby hat!

  2. Oh Dottie needs a doggie companion! So hard to let her go - I know as we looked after my cousin's dog for several months and boy did he have a hard time letting him go when she came to get him! You must be so proud of your DD! The sleds are great Pam!

  3. Congratulations to your daughter! :D
    Dottie breaks my heart too. The poor thing. It is so hard, isn't it?

  4. Congratulations and best wishes to your daughter! Please thank her for her service. Pam, you did a great job with the sleds. Poor Dottie! I hope she perks up soon.

  5. The shelves are pretty, and those sleds are too cute.
    Hollie looks like a hoot. :)
    Poor Dottie, I hope she will be ok.

  6. Awww... that's so sad about Dottie. The new puppy will help with that? Glad you had a good Christmas with both your girls there. Your sleds are adorable!


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