As we approach the holiday season, I feel a sense of sadness.
This is my first Christmas in fourteen years without my little
Toby. I'm working on putting together my Christmas card and this
will be my very first one without Toby's picture on the card.
Some mornings, I would hear our neighbor's dog bark and there
would be a second where I thought it was Toby barking. But I know
that I am extremely lucky to have had Toby spend fourteen Christmases
with me and that's something I'm thankful for. I am also lucky to
still have my grand dog, Abby. She's Toby's daughter still living
with my friend. A few months after we said goodbye to Toby, we
went to visit Abby. She's twelve and is simply a spitting image
of her dad. But from the picture below with a tennis ball, you
know she's Abby and not Toby. The kids loved seeing Abby and we
are thankful that she's living a long life as well.
can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving already!! Wow, where
has the time gone? Life is just flying by. I'm so busy that
I can only think about each week as they come but the months seem to
just fly by. Each night I want to blog and share pictures of the
fun things we do and places we visit on the weekends. But somehow
sleep always win out. Except on Wednesdays nights where watching our friend's show
So while I have your attention, I want to share a new tip I recently learned from a blog I read
If you are hosting a young kid's birthday party and you have a
planned activity that requires the kids to stand in line (i.e. face
painting, animal balloon making, etc), just put out a simpe sign up
sheet so that the kids can still go and play until their turn is up!
What a brilliant idea!! We've been a many parties or fairs
where we've missed out on other activities just because we're having to
stand in line for 20 minutes for an animal balloon or something.
Fall and if I can muster up some energy at night, I'll slowly share
pictures of places we've visited over the past few months. Stay