Friday, January 23, 2015

Can I Just Say Blur? Puppies Too!

We have puppies!

Do you want to meet them? Go Here

       My grand daughter's caption was:
                 "Puppy Love Is Real"

I'd been working on taking puppy pictures. Yep, there's two litters! We have a bundle of girls and three boys. They're all growing so fast our pictures are out-of-date before I can load them. Here's some of my grandchildren's photos.

Snow White

Dallin, My Grandson's Favorite
I have been trying to be well enough to have my surgery on my thyroid done. And of course, I have another hurtle with my kidney infections not going away. I'm sensitive to a lot of antibiotics. Rare stuff and it's frustrating and really a bunch of nonsense to me.

In between all of my trying to stay on the healthy-side...we had a great Christmas with everyone around here and New Year's with our oldest daughter and grand daughter. So many of our family were gone or sick and we thought we'd be be on our own. Surprise! We had company! We had so much food and great leftovers. Really traditional. Very grateful for a New Year and a new start. 

I'll have to add some Christmas information and pictures in between blogs posts somewhere.

One of my Wyoming daughters surprised us and on Jan. 3rd. It was cold, but clear there in Wyoming, and super good weather here so beautiful. Kiely and baby flew-in to stay a week with us. She brought our youngest granddaughter Dune. I was so happy to see "the baby!" "The baby!" "The baby!" Echoes...

Kiely, as she stepped out of the Toyota FJ... said, "Darby is having puppies!" and then glared at me, puzzled. I totally didn't know! I think she thought we were going to surprise her. Darby let us know she was going to have puppies when she greeted Kiely. She was filled with milk. Darby wasn't supposed to have anymore litters and she waited for Kiely, her best friend and "Kindred Spirit." Darby had the puppies the next day and Kiely helped her. I know! How could we have missed this? We just thought she was eating a lot.

Kiely and Dune had a busy time. They went to Disneyland and Kiely was able to visit with old high school chums. Steve and I were in heaven watching our Dune sashay around the house entertaining us. We even had a family party here. I bought (you'll never guess) the movie, "Frozen" so we could make the Wyomingites feel at home. We've had wonderful warm weather here and all just so fun. All of us missed the working daddy, Matt. And I'm so thankful to him for sacrificing so much for us, that we could see each other again. I needed a "Baby Dune" fix.

Tanner the oldest grandson, did get stuck-in-the-mud in the arena. Okay, everyone whipped-out their phones to save Tanner's embarrassing moment for posterity. Tanner did get his car buried!

Our Dune and Kiely Pictures:

       Disneyland Makes All of Us Tired

Marnie's Family went also! It's a "monthly thing" for them.

Our Neighbor's! Our daughter and family!

              The Beach! Of Course!

          Out For Sushi! We Are Hitting 
                    The Hot Spots!

            Dune's An "Animal Lover* 
                    Like Her Mother

All the livestock were just drawn to the little person here on the place, even the chickens. I need to go back over this post and count how many times I wrote the word, "fun."  I may say "fun" but in my heart it's "joy!"

Dune looks like her great grandmother. Their hands are placed just the same. Steve's mother is 91 and Dune Marie, is 1 years old and was named after her Norwegian great grandmother, Dune Marie Patten Lazenby. Both Dunes were born in Payson, Utah. Fancy that! 

Is This Just The Sweetest Picture?
I should stop here...need to get busy and load puppy photos on the Queensland Heeler page. I have so much more to add here on my blog for my family. I know they wouldn't want to miss our sheep shearing marathon. Exciting and fun!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We Give Thanks For Rain

Beginning The Renewal of Green Again

We're so grateful today to have had a whole day of rain.

It wasn't a deluge like it was reported and we are thankful for the saving of the hillside homes. Mudslides cover homes not protected because of wildfires. A huge storm would've been devastating.

Our little town is having it's own worry with the rain. We were in the news recently because of the Hazmat Incident. It hasn't been cleaned-up yet. We ask ourselves will it leak into our great valley river and irrigation ponds?

Thankfully we are having the sweetest rain. It isn't sprinkles and it's just raining enough to hear on our roof. The ground is receiving the moisture and there's no mud. Our land was so dry!

We had a lot of time to prepare for the rain.

My grandsons came and cleaned pens and water tubs. My husband made a great composting pile and everything that needed cover was put in our barn or tarped.

I suppose I'm just happy that this rain parted and went around us. This gave us an inch and we may another by tomorrow. It's not the 5 inches and heavy winds like it was predicted for here.

The mountains are receiving lots of rain. Some towns are getting more than forecasted. We have just enough. Heavenly Father hears our prayers.

Our plants were dying and including weeds and our very old Oak Trees. The little growth under our feet was gone and when they died it left dust and rock-hard clay. There are no flowers, no foliage, no beautiful grass, and nothing green.

We're starting over! This is my rain blog tonight. It's pretty much "absolutely nothing" to the rest of our nation. But it is soooo important to us. We are grateful beyond words and because we've had to be patient and know prayers are answered. This was right; we had to ask and appreciate what The Lord provides. We're very blessed this evening.

Look toward the sky for Eagle feathers. There the clouds that drift and we see the feathers with no beginning or end. (Cirrus clouds) 

We look at those clouds with hope and say to ourselves, it'll probably rain in approximately 4 days.   It did.
-- Cumash Belief