April 92/365

I woke up to my Hollie looking like this today. After consulting my experienced dog-parent brothers I bathed her (been meaning to do that, and figured was probably the easier way to clean her eye area) and will keep a watch on it for a day or two to see if it heals on its own. If not I will be making a call to the vet. She was I. The rose bushes last night- I’m wondering if a thorn might have poked her.

April 91/365

Happy Memorial Day and Grave Decorating Day! I’m so grateful for the countless people who/who have/and who will sacrifice greatly for the freedoms and privileges I have in this nation. There are not words to express my gratitude!

Our family decorates the graves of family who have died on Memorial weekend. I’ve never really liked this tradition- it isn’t that I don’t want to pay respects or reflect on those who blazed the way for me to enjoy my life, I just think there might be a better celebratory way in doing so. My Mom asked if she thought we (her children) will continue in in the tradition after she is gone. I don’t know, I’m guessing probably.

The picture is of my adorable nephew Christopher- to young to understand significance- yet influential beyond his years with his love for life and living in the moment!

April 89/365

I had a couple of friends over to do some stamping, we worked in this kit and made up 20 cards. I so needed this creative space and time! Yippppeee for creating!

Rachel 76/365

Girls day! Went to the bridal shop with my future sister-in-law, her mom, and my mom so the moms could pick up their dresses and I could drop mine off. Then shopping at the mall for the afternoon before meeting the men for dinner.

The Build-a-Bear window at the mall was especially cute.