Friday, August 22, 2014

More pics of Chelsea.:)

 Say hey to our Chelsea girl!! :) She is about 4 1/2 months old now. Christy has her strapped into the doggy seat belt,getting ready for their trek up the mountain trails.Chelsea is getting bigger and bigger by the minute. She is going to be a fairly big dog when she finally gets through growing. We read that Alaskan Malamutes aren't fully grown until they are two years old.YIKES! :)Christy wanted a dog she could take on walks with her. Chelsea doesn't tire easily..so she will be perfect for the job.:)

                                                                 Awww...so CUTE!

                                          In the dog run section of one of our local parks.:)

                                                            Her stamp of approval?LOL

 They put a skate park in the park recently. This was the first time I had seen it. It looks like it could be fun ..and also scary.That there is concrete!! :)
                     She really LOVED the dog run! She is growing up sooo fast! She's already gotten most of her adult teeth in.:)



                                           This is Chelsea's Mom with some of her puppies. Christy told me that the  staff was always holding the pups when they got a free minute.:) 

  I know it has been a while since I have posted to my blog. This little girl requires a LOT of attention and when she finally takes her nap..I try to get as much done around the house as possible.:) Fortunately..she sleeps all night in our room and only gets me up when she needs to go out early in the mornings. Oh..and Facebook, keeping up with my family and friends also keeps me busy. Funny thing..they hardly EVER came to this blog to see what I was up to.:) I have learned so much more about my family and friends,their likes and dislikes and what is happening on a daily basis  since joining Facebook.

  A while back I posted about my brother,Tom...after his surgery for  Cochlear Implants so he can hear better. He is doing GREAT! Enjoying being able to hear the birds sing etc. He loves it so much that my older brother who has worn hearing aides since he was in high school is going to have the procedure done for himself soon. He's already been tested and passed the test for the surgery. Just a few more details to be taken care of. Please pray all goes well for him and the surgery will be successful!! Thank you!

Huge hugs,
Valinda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Doggy album with Chelsea!








For those of you who have been with me on my blog for the past few years, you will remember my Doggy Album I created for our beloved Freedom. I decided to use the album for our new addition to our family....Chelsea! Doesn't she look SWEET in these pics? :)

 Chelsea requires a lot of attention these days. She was nine weeks old last Thursday and I can hardly believe tomorrow she will be ten weeks old. Growing up sooo fast too! She has already taken up a warm space in each of our hearts.
 I don't get many visitors to my blog anymore..but for my faithful friends who DO come to see me..I am most grateful! I LOVE  YOU and your visits too! Thank you! :)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chelsea is eight weeks old now.!


 These top two photos are of Chelsea, yesterday and today. She got quiet and when I went looking for her.... this is where I found her. Isn't that the cutest?!! I have been given several stuffed animals through the years and I guess they must remind her of her brothers and sisters.:)

                           She also has decided that she likes my flip flops to sleep on too. LOL She decided she liked my bow on one of them this morning and promptly claimed it as her own.:)

 She keeps me on my worn out ( from keeping her out of trouble)  toes most of the day. I have decided I can get a lot done during her three or four nap times a day. Whew...I told Jim we needed to name her "teeth" cause she bites and chews and puts things in her mouth that don't belong there.:) She is teething and that means chewing on something most of the time. We take away what we don't want her to chew on and replace it with what she is allowed to chew on. It's a full time job!LOL


Thanks for stopping in again and for leaving me with a comment or two.:) Hugs!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Carrie's Graduation from High School! :)





      My brother and his wife came through from Florida on their way to Indiana for vacation. I am taking the pic.:) From left to right...my SIL Bonnie,behind her..Beau, then Robby, Jim and nearest to us..Tom and Bonnie's son Sam...my Nephew. :) My brother,Tom isn't in this pic.

                              Robby and Beau cooked the bbq chicken for us and it was delicious!

                                                    Family members and their friends.:)

                                                               More family members!

Our eldest Grand daughter ,Carrie graduated from High School Friday and it ended up being a wonderful celebration that took up most of the day. Robby,Liz,Melisa,Christy, Jimmy, Beau and I went to the ceremony to see her graduate.:)  Jim had to work.  Afterwards we were all instructed to exit to the garden area where we could locate our graduate. That was definitely NOT a well planned ordeal.LOL How hard do you think it would be to locate your loved one in a sea of graduation uniforms ,with all their loved ones trying to do the same as us....in a huge crowd? Thankfully she had a cell phone and we were able to tell her where we were while she was trying to tell us where she was.LOL We all headed back to our place to have a celebration cookout. The food and drink tables aren't showing in this set of pics. As you can see we had a great turn out.:) Where as..I promptly got the flu in the middle of the night and was sick all weekend. Happy it waited until after the celebration!:)

Thanks for stopping in and hope you say howdy before you leave.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Friday, May 02, 2014

What's been happening lately? .......

                            Our oldest Grand daughter's nineteenth birthday at Pacific Buffet.

                                          Mama's 85th Birthday at Donny's Country Buffet.There were seventeen or eighteen of us family members there to help her celebrate.:) The owner's wife gave Mama a glass jar with the tulips (including the bulbs still attached to them) in it.

 Our middle Grand daughter's 14th Birthday. She is a leap year baby. As you can tell..these didn't end up in  the correct order.:)

                 Easter...Destiny and Lexi hunting for the last egg. They were getting "warmer". :)

 Our new puppy who is only four weeks old and can't stay with us for another couple of weeks..but came for a visit yesterday.Sooo CUTE. Her name is Chelsea ( Christy named her)  Here she is telling her toy that SHE is the boss! LOL

         Jimmy draws cartoon character pages for the kids birthdays. They get to color them.:)

                  My Great Nephew, Levi's third birthday at Stevie B's Pizza Buffet last evening. We got him some goggles,snorkel and fins  to have fun with in the pool. If it ever stops raining.:)    

I am sure these aren't the only things I have been doing lately.Seems life..is full of *life*. Never a dull moment. :) We have a very large family and we missed our Great Niece's birthday party because we were on vacation at the time. They celebrated her Daddy's birthday at the same time as hers.

 Thanks for stopping in and for understanding that I can't get to your blogs as often as I use to. I think of you often though.Hugs!

Valinda          

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Big Shanty Festival 2014

                                      This weekend was the Big Shanty Festival in our town.I told Jim I wanted to go cause I wanted a turkey leg, and we searched until Christy pointed out the booth. I got it and ate it while walking around the festival grounds.:) mmmmm

                                          This is the food court and the back of Christy's head in front of the main stage.

                                              Seating area in the food court by the stage.

 I thought this was very interesting. Photos of different things that can represent a letter in the alphabet. They had all kinds of individual photos that you could buy to make the word you want.


                                                   Cute name for a dog treat.LOL

 Jim recognized this man from the Georgia fair a few years ago. Back then we watched him carve a bear out of a stump ..using a chain saw. We didn't stick around to watch him finish this one though.Too much to see.:)

 I watched as they put this girl into the flattened ball and then added air to it to inflate it. I think if someone offered me money..I would have to say..."No Thank you!" :)

This is such a COOL idea. Changing stations throughout the festival that were kept with supplies! This particular tiny baby was NOT happy at all during the process! LOL

 It was really nice to get out and enjoy our Sunday afternoon at the festival. The weather was nice..and the walk did us good..I am sure..I will try to remember that in the morning when my foot touches the floor first thing.:)

Thanks so much for stopping in.

Hugs,
Valinda