October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
My very first award is from Sandra Y Coco They are so sweet and teach us about unconditional love. Plus Coco has just about the most kissable face of any pug I have seen!
"This lovely award is created by Crystal @ Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of Noah and the donor of his sweet little heart who ENCOURAGES us to SHARE THE LOVE ! Thanks Crystal! [Click on Memoirs of a Mommy to learn and read this special love story!] The rules for this award are to pass it along to some people whose blogs you love. They make you laugh, smile, leave encouraging comments on your blog. You would like to share some love with them because they have uplifted, inspired, encouraged or prayed for you. Please include this paragraph with the link to Memoirs of a Mommy so that everyone knows where this award originated from."
My second award is from the always charming Devil Dog Roxy. Now I don't think Roxy is very devilish at all. Have you seen that picture on her header? What a sweet puggy! And she shares everything with her sister.
I am very proud to have been honored with these awards. Unfortunately, I am such a blogging newbie that I just don't know how to put the pretty awards on my blog. If I could get some kind suggestions about how to post the awards, I would be quite appreciative.
***Thank you to Eduardo's mom, Brutus, and Roxy's mom for the help with getting the awards posted...gadgets, who knew?!!***
So, thank you my friends, I am so proud to say I am a member of a fabulous group of bloggers. In the immortal words of Sally Fields, "You like me! You really like me!".
October 28, 2008
October 27, 2008
October 26, 2008
On one of her rounds, Charlie stopped by to see the head judge in the costume contest. Charlie won one of the contest prizes. It's a cute little bucket with some treats and toys.
October 24, 2008
October 20, 2008
I chose the light pink cap for the first mushroom because it's easier to see the stitches. ;o)
I received a swap gift in the mail today. This was for a Teddy Bear and Tea swap on Swap-bot. The teddy bear was crocheted. It is a very cute brown, suede feel yarn. I bought some of that suede yarn in a nice froggie green. So I know there will be frogs in the future. Well, everyone have a good night. Talk to you tomorrow!
October 19, 2008
I am sure that Zach will learn about his extended family while we all wait. Zach's big sister, Abby, would look at photos on a computer and learned to recognize the family. When we saw her in July, she knew our names and we weren't total strangers. I think that was so cool! Teachers, such clever people! Abby just turned two last month.
Isn't he just the cutest!
I went shopping with Dear Daughter today. We had a lot of fun. We went to downtown Olympia, WA. Olympia is a very nice place. It is our state Capital and is very pretty, with lots of parks, waterfront, old government buildings. The downtown area is full of cute shops in old brick buildings. Olympia is kind of indie hip, not trendy hip like Seattle. We walked around and looked into some fun shops. Lots of cute stuff out there. We were both getting inspiration for future crafty projects.
Daughter is very crafty and artistic. She is very good at composing pictures with what ever materials she has at hand. She liked the art supply stuff, scrap booking materials best. I was looking for something to use as a knitting / crochet bag / purse kind of thing. I saw some awesome bags out there, lovely leather bags with hand appliqued designs. I would love to have several of the ones I saw, but they were quite expensive. I was just excited to get a tank of gas for $42.00! That was my big splurge today. The day with daughter was fabulous, just for being a day to giggle and look at all the cutesy stuff for as long as we wanted. Thanks, Honey!!
October 16, 2008
I just received a nice email Etsy order. I bought ten crochet patterns for a dollar each. They are really nicely written with beautiful photos. I will add a link as soon as I get the store owner's ok. I have some cute new animals and mushrooms to create. The mushrooms are for Dear Daughter. She has a mushroom collection but for viewing only, she will not eat mushrooms voluntarily. I used to be able to trick her with mushroom soup gravy until she finally found the soup can. She liked it too.
We have puggy face fights going on and the puppies are ready for dinner. Me too...
I have been reading some of the food blogs too, they are a lot of fun and it's interesting to see what everyone is having for dinner. We're having clam chowder tonight. A good fall dinner.
What a face! Our little pimple faced, goober eyed doggie. She's a sweetie!
October 14, 2008
I made the orange one first. I think I will make an elephant next. I bought a big bag of yarn at the Goodwill store and there is a nice gray skein.
Here's a couple of nosy pugs to look at...Ollie is trying to give Daddy the death ray eyes for getting up and making him stand on his own. Ollie is a snuggle pug. Charlie is just looking for the party. Hugs, Puglette :o)
October 13, 2008
So today could be a chick flick marathon! We watched "Baby Mama" yesterday...well, Ok, I watched it, Hubby was in the room. He was playing World of Warcraft. I play too, but have been on hiatus lately. I am easily bored and don't get much pleasure with just grinding away and getting new gear. I am sure I will play again when we can afford to get the new upgrade. But back to the movie, I really liked it. It was funny and sweet even though it was kind of predictable. I really like both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Here's a couple of cute puppy picture - I think they are required as a pug blogger. ;o) This is Charlie at the breeder's house. Such a funny little puppy!
October 11, 2008
Here is a picture of me...yikes! I am standing in front of my most favorite restaurant in the world. It has yummy food, but that's not the only reason I love it. When I was a child my parents used to take me to San Francisco for something to do on the weekend. I LOVE San Francisco. It is so beautiful and has so many fond memories attached to it for me. Anyway, when I was young I was the only kid at home. My brothers and sister are much older than me. On special occasions we would have lunch or dinner in San Francisco at the Fisherman's Grotto in Fisherman's Wharf. This was the fanciest restaurant that I ever went to as a child. It has white table clothes and the waiters are very formal. It has dark carpets and lots of wood trim. It also has awesome views of the SF bay. Just stunning on a clear day.
This place is just a few blocks from Fisherman's Grotto. This store is the cornerstone of Ghirardelli Square. This is a wonderful shopping center in an old brick building. You can watch them make chocolate in this store. And you can eat chocolate in this store! Yummy!! Ghirardelli Square is another place with a ton of memories attached to it. I love this place!
These photos are from a fabulous weekend trip Hubby and I took in January 2007. We had lunch at Fisherman's Grotto with my niece, she's a year older than me, and my brother, he's eleven years older than me. After lunch we all walked over to Ghirardelli Square and wandered around. That was a special trip for me, so many old memories remembered and so many new memories made.
What a sentimental old sap I am!
October 9, 2008
October 8, 2008
October 6, 2008
Honey was about six months old in this picture. We were at Cannon Beach, Oregon and Dear Daughter had dug a hole in the sand, we popped the puppy in and covered her up. I snapped the picture and Honey popped out of the sand. I won a photo contest with that picture. :o)
Honey was our first small dog. We had two big, outdoor dogs when we first brought Honey home. We had Juneau, an Alaskan Malamute and Pepper, an Australian Shepard mix. Both were big and furry and loved to stay outside. When we brought this tiny puppy home, I was afraid to let them see her. She could have been a tasty snack for either one. But I didn't need to worry. We opened the back door and Honey barked at the big dogs and told them she was in charge. It was so cute to see her boss around these two 80 pound dogs.
There's a picture of Pepper on the beach in Coos Bay, Oregon and Honey and Pepper in the car on the same vacation. I don't have any pictures of Juneau on the computer, he passed away before we had a digital camera. The beach trip was Pepper's last vacation. She passed away about a year after this trip.
Honey is now the cranky old lady in the house. She growls at the pugs and will growl at us too. She growls at night when you bump her in bed or if you make her move too many times. But she is still the cutest doggie and very sweet. She just loves to go for car rides and can tell when we get close to the dog park. She has to softest fur and was named Honey because of the honey color she was when she was a puppy. I love her very much.