summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Saturday, August 13, 2016

puppies and weddings and california!

We are getting a new puppy! This is Sunny. She's a white lab (yellow), and will be ready to come live with us in two weeks! Paul's mom is buying her for us. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if we will have a three labs of the three colors (black, chocolate, yellow) at the same time because...Duke isn't doing well. He rarely makes it through the night without accidents, and is having more than trouble on the stairs. He also has a tumor regrowth on his foot, and Duke is too old for more surgery. I am in the "put him down before he suffers too much" camp, and Paul is getting there. It's not fun, it's not pleasant, but it's the merciful thing to do. One of the kids pointed out that if he actually falls down the deck steps, he's going to really suffer...he misses steps and stumbles...I try to take him in and out the front door with less steps, but no, he is a follower, and it breaks my heart.

And: We are going to have a wedding! Margaret and Adrian are engaged!

(Miss Margaret,happy to back in the U.S.A.!)

Baby Lydia and Mali Rose (Lydia's mama)...they came for a visit. Lydia is taking steps now, and is too stinkin' cute.

And...Jonathan and Abigail are going on a cruise with Gramma...not me, THEIR gramma, Paul's mom. We have known about it for a while, but Jon found out today. He also found out about the puppy. What a day. Margaret and Adrian announced their engagement, the puppy news, the cruise...Gramma brought over pizza and wings, I made a salad and sliced up some grilled chicken, we celebrated....what a day.

And...the day after tomorrow...California!!!!!


Kanadiangirl said...

Adrian and Margaret are very cute!

Sun Azz said...


momto9 said...

Thats so exciting!! I was just talking to adrians brother at macleay today and he showed me a pic of the happy couple:) Our daughter just got married last weekend so Im double excited for you!!

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Deb said...

Congratulations! The weddings will start flying along soon!

mackyton said...

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