such babies. . .

Remember I told you on Mother’s Day Daisy had six puppies?  They are almost three weeks old now.  


Yesterday,  I thought it might be a good idea to take them outside and let them play in a grassy, shady area. I put them inside a large wooden garden box to keep them safe while they were out there.

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I thought they would love it outside and this was definitely the way to go because, after all they are puppies and puppies love being outside.  



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They were quite traumatized to find out they were puppies and didn’t like the feeling of the grass at all. 

They hated it!

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In fact they cried

and cried

and cried.  

You never saw such babies in your whole life.  


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a new day

Yesterday proved to be a very stressful day for us.  Kathryn’s Daisy was missing and we couldn’t find her anywhere.

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We looked everywhere  

and Kathryn cried

and cried

and cried

. . . all day. 

Later on  in the evening Mark, Liz and I were off to Charlotte.  Matthew was flying home from college. His college roommate , Levi, was with him.  Levi will be staying with us  for the summer. 


Kathryn and Stephen stayed home in hopes  Daisy would return.

Kathryn called in tears many times  to report  Daisy still had not returned.  .  . 

and she cried

and cried

and cried

. . . to me on the phone

and there was nothing I could do. 

On the way home from the airport . . . Kathryn called again:

she  was joyful this time because had found her Daisy behind the house. 

In a little corner we failed to look into. 

Kathryn had found her Daisy,

and with Daisy

there were six new pups. 


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New Life

The Best Nana ever is a great grandmother again. . .


Isabella Hope Lopez was born October 8th to Jennifer and Joe.  Don’t you just want to kiss her fat little face?

    Mother Teresa  puts it best. . .

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” 

Until Next time. . .  

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