Sunday, September 25, 2011

Babies and Puppies!

What is it about babies, puppies and kittens too? We are so blessed to have a new baby in the family...of course if you follow my blog, you know I am talking about our stinkin' cute grandson, Landon Lee!  
Too cute, how I miss this little boy!
Thank heavens for technology, because between YouTube video, Skyping, electronic phone photos, and emails I feel connected.  
Four month old Landon Lee Corl!
But there is nothing like holding and smelling and loving a baby in person!  Watching our daughter and son in-law rejoice in the giggles, sweet moments of Landon recognizing them, not to mention the remarkable changes that take place in a short period of time in Landon is so refreshing!  There are days I will replay a video he is in over, and over again...just trying to lessen the miles between us!

Yesterday, we brought home our sweet Australian Shepherd puppy!  What fun it was to be completely surrounded by a litter of pups--and other women who are just as crazy about them as me!!

Puppies, puppies everywhere!  (L to R) Renee, me, Helen.
Such fun at Heidi's with Mackenzie's litter of pups!

Lots of kisses from Piper!

Western Hill's Sugar's litter of puppies
(L to R) Heidi, Renee and me with lots of pups!

I think she knows she is going home with Jenna and me!

Mackenzie and her puppy Soup!

Piper Cub Airplane

The puppy we picked up yesterday is my husband's dog.  He is a pilot, and decided to name her after The Piper Cub Airplane.

I think Piper the puppy is much cuter than the plane!  Yesterday, spending time with all of the puppies, made be so thankful for all things beautiful,big and small!

Piper and me!  
Jenny with Piper!  Piper loves this girl!

I can't wait to chronicle more of the adventures we have with Landon our grandson, and Ellie and Piper our sweet Aussie girls!
And not to forget our wonderful kids, Sara,Adam and Jenna!

Ellie in snow last winter!
Ellie, our (almost) 2 year old Australian Shepherd!

Landon recognizing Moose!  A boy and his dog...

I Lasso the sweet things in life,that bring joy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Fall!

Today is the first day of Fall!  How I love this time of year!!  I love the crisp morning air, the leaves beginning to change, going to flea markets, Texas State Fair, pumpkin patches, Starbucks for a pumpkin latte', nature walks and being on the cusp of the holidays...

To celebrate fall I want to share this poem:

A Fall Song

by Ellen Robena Field

Golden and red trees
Nod to the soft breeze,
As it whispers, "Winter is near;"
And the brown nuts fall
At the wind's loud call,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Goodbye, sweet flowers!
Through bright Summer hours
You have filled our hearts with cheer
We shall miss you so,
And yet you must go,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Now the days grow cold,
As the year grows old,
And the meadows are brown and sere;
Brave robin redbreast
Has gone from his nest,
For this is the Fall of the year.

I do softly pray
At the close of day,
That the little children, so dear,
May as purely grow
As the fleecy snow
That follows the Fall of the year.

I Lasso the beauty of FALL!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Giggles & Grandson!

This is my daughter's blog, but I had to share it because it really reminds me of the simple pleasures of the giggle of a grandson!  I hope you enjoy this sweetness as much as I do, not because Landon is my grandson, but because it's a baby learning he can make noise!

I LASSO Giggles!