Monday, July 25, 2011

Clean Fest

Today I had the day off for Pioneer Gracie and I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned! Got the kitchen scrubbed down...about 10 loads of laundry...towels...sheets...clothes...2 bathrooms cleaned and scrubbed..floors vacuumed and steamed..about 10 sacks of garbage taken cut and organized..Gracie has been obsessed with Garfield lately and wanted I made it and it is in the oven...the day has zoomed by and I have loved making the house cleaner and spending some time with my Gracie bug and hounds! Yea for days off!!!!! Yea!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Life is Good!!!

Summer is in full swing and already ending quickly! I do have to say..fall is my favorite season and I am so ready for the cooler temps! Our trees are growing and they look awesome! Luke's peas in the garden were delicious too! Can't wait until our beans and squash are done!

My little Gracie bug is turning 4 on Friday and I can't believe that much time has already passed! She is so excited for her big day! Sadie is doing awesome! Drugs are sure helping her out and I am so grateful!

Not much to report besides Life is Good!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So Grateful...

I had to take a minute and express my gratitude for my Savior. I know he sure has been extra close to me lately. I went to my cute nephew's baptism a week ago and he was given the gift of the Holy Ghost. Something I have had since I was 8, but realized then that it is something I don't ask for...ever...well, that night I went home and I prayed so hard...I prayed that I would have the Holy Ghost with me and asked for comfort and peace regarding my sweet Sadie..instantly I felt better. I went about 5 days barely eating..not even wanting to leave the house. Feeling guilty leaving Sadie's side..I just instantly felt better and to this day I still feel comforted and I am so grateful for that. We put Sadie on some cancer meds that help kill the blood supply to the tumor in hopes that it will buy her some time and the vet also put her on an anti-inflammatory in addition to the pain pills and it has made a HUGE difference. She seems her normal self besides the limp. I am just so blessed that we have this extra time with her and that she seems to be feeling good! One day at a time...and things are good! I just hope it stays this way for awhile. A long while:) Thinking is too short not too..I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation and the opportunity we will have to be with our cute pets in the next life if we live righteously...I could go on all night.

Today on my way to work I had just picked up a Birthday cake and was following a guy on a motorcycle that was making a left hand turn and lost control on some loose gravel. He was in shorts and a t-shirt and no helmet and had just come from giving blood. Here is the shocker, I was right behind him so I ran to him to see what I could do and nobody even stopped! His poor arm got eaten by the road and I couldn't tell if he hit his head..he had just given blood so I think he was light headed too...he was embarrassed and I just felt so helpless. I so don't like being the 1st responder on a wreck! That is 2 in 2 months. I am ready to be done with that. Just grateful I did stop. Such a nice guy!

I am off to cut a massive pile of coupons that have been awaiting me for quite some time now. I hope this finds everyone well. Thanks for all of the prayers. I know they have been a huge help. It's times when it seems like the world is coming to an end, the friends you think you are closest too..seem to be more distant than ever and the people you aren't as close to...come and wrap their arms around you..I am so grateful to those that have gone out on a limb to comfort me through this!

Friday, July 1, 2011


I am sitting here at work so full of emotions right now. My sweet Sadie has been limping really bad for a few weeks so Luke took her to the vet today and we found out it is because of a huge cancerous tumor. We aren't sure how much time we have left with her and we are just trying to keep her comfortable. I sit here with tears streaming down my face. I love that sweet dog more than I can possible express. She came into our lives on April 24th 2001. SHe was a year and a half then. She has brought so much joy into our lives. She quickly became my best friend.

Luke and I didn't think we would ever be able to have a baby, so our dogs have been our kids for so long. They are such a huge part of our lives. I feel bad for those who don't get to experience the love and joy they truly bring to a person's life.

The thought of not having her in my life terrifies me. She has just always been there for me. When I cry, she is there to lick my tears. When my day has been bad she is always there to curl up next to me and make me feel loved. She is always making me smile. My day is not complete without loves from my cute Sadie. She can sense when I don't feel good and always makes me feel better. I want so badly for Gracie bug to remember what a special dog she is. I just want to fix her! Make her better! I have no doubt in mind that we will all be together again someday, but this part is so incredibly hard. I just need lots of prayers, friends and love right now. THanks for listening.