Sunday, October 25, 2009


We have been looking at a lot of pic's of Buddha and came across this one from last Halloween. Will commented sadly: "I didn't know that this year Buddha would be a real angel."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

August 2006- October 2009

Sadly today, our beloved Buddha passed away. We feel very blessed to have been given one more wonderful week where we intensely loved and cared for him. We know he is in a happier place, even though we feel quite certain that we gave him the happiest home he could possibly have here on earth. WE LOVE YOU BUDDHA!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Can I interrupt this Halloween for a little Christmas?

Might I say that there are few versions of O Holy Night and Ave Maria that I like more than David Archuleta's ?
...soooo beautiful.
(Clarification for those of you who have expressed confusion over this comment:
I love this Christmas CD.)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Big Black dog update...

Buddha is home. If my camera wasn't broken I would post pic's of the happy reunion. Trust me, it was sweet...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two Reasons to Celebrate...

Today, Oct. 6th is a doubly happy day. Hannah is 10!!!
We are soooo happy that she came to us!!
She makes us laugh ( think: "you forgot to shut the door!").
And this favorite story when Hannah was 3 1/2 :
We were in the kitchen and I was doing dishes while Hannah quizzed me with a list of what Jesus wants us to do.
"Mom, does Jesus want us to have friends?"
"Mom, does Jesus want us to be nice?"
"Mom, does Jesus want us to love dogs?"
All to which I would reply "yes".
Then she asked me if she could have some cheese crackers to which I replied "no Hannah, you just ate breakfast".
Without missing a beat she said "Mom, does Jesus want you to be mean?"
I'm pretty sure she got some cheese crackers!

Our second bit of happiness today is Buddha.
About 5 days ago he got sick- he has been sick before- he'll eat something gross on a walk and it will throw him through a loop for a couple of days and then he'll be fine. Well, this time he just kept getting worse and by Saturday he was barely moving and on Sunday, we noticed he was peeing almost straight blood. We took him to the vet on Monday morning and the vet thought it could be anything from a liver infection to cancer. He did some blood work and we had to wait 24 hours to get the results. Needless to say we had a pretty teary night. Lot's of prayers went his way. This afternoon the vet let us know that the results seemed to point to an auto immune disorder where his red blood cells are being attacked. He should respond pretty quickly to a steroid treatment and if all goes well we should have him home by Friday.

Happy Birthday Hannah!
Happy Rebirthday Buddha!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's time to sample some Christmas treats...

Go to Amazon to listen to Christmas CD samples