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Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Dylan is Married!

June 5, 2010 my Dylan was married to the love of his life Kylee! They had a beautiful wedding and our Pastor Jay Swanson performed the ceremony which was pretty neat as he also baptised Dylan! Pastor did a great job! Its such a wonderful feeling to know he has married a Christian Lady who I know loves him as much as he loves her. I was happy but sad, its hard to watch the children grow up so fast, its only a moment that they are home running around the house, Mom this and Mom that. I miss Dyl so much, but I am so happy that he has someone to go home to every night, someone who says "I love you" everyday! God Bless my Dylan and his new wife Kylee!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

See Ya Later Fraiser Boy!

APRIL 13, 2010

This day we buried a friend, a companion, a watchful, loyal, patient, always forgiving, loving gift from God. Fraiser, Sasha's dog died. To merely call him dog seems so "little" as Fraiser was more then that, he truly was Sasha's bestest of best buddies. Fraiser came to us as a wish, a dream, a prayer for a better life for our Sasha, and Fraiser fulfilled every bit of that. He not only brought joy, love, friendship to Sasha's life but HOPE. Hope that other's might see Sasha as a person and not a disability, They seen her, they were drawn to her through her Fraiser, and with each hand Fraiser so gently shook the "disability" disappeared. Hope that while others might be playing on the playground with their friends or hanging out at the mall, that Sasha wouldn't be left alone, she wasn't, she had Fraiser. Hope that at night when the house was dark that she felt warmth, she did as many years Fraiser kept her feet warm as he lay at the end of her bed. As Sasha grew and Fraiser was no longer able to sleep on her bed, he watched over her close from the floor beneath. Hope for a more Independent life, Fraiser was there. We often heard Sasha say "Fraiser get" as she had dropped something on the floor, Fraiser was Sasha's little bit of Independence. So faithfully he never left her side, that was just were he was happiest.

But the Gift wasn't just for Sasha, our family received every bit of the joy of having Fraiser in our lives. Shayliese was nearly two years old when Fraiser arrived. Strict orders were that all family members should have very little contact with Fraiser his first three months home so that his bond would be with Sasha only. Try as I might I could not for the life of me keep that little girl away from that dog. I would find her laying under the table with him, asleep with her head on his belly. Sitting behind Sasha's wheelchair with her arms wrapped around him. This continued no matter how I tried to keep her away from Fraiser, until one day I thought I had it figured out! A dog of her own, I told Cody, so we bought Shayliese her dear Maggie Moo , BUT that didn't even work, Shayliese just ended up with two doggies to love! But Any time Shayliese was in trouble, sad or tiered it was Fraiser she would go find , he always comforted her but never forgetting Sasha first and foremost.

All of the family enjoyed playing fetch with Fraiser, watching as we kept up on all him many commands. Oh we loved; but not as much as Fraiser loved when Cody sang the "hound dog" song just for Fraiser, he would go running to Cody, tail just a wagging and you knew he just had a big smile! Cody would sing his song in his deep voice and Fraiser knew it was his song.

We all loved Fraiser, we each hold special moments in our hearts where he touched us so sweetly that you just cant help but smile each time you think of him. He was a gift, a gift from God that we each unwrapped a little bit each day, each moment and enjoyed.

He was shared with Grandparents who loved him too, mostly Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Lyle and Fraiser knew it, he would go up to them his whole body wagging as he knew he would get lots of sweet pats and hugs from them, they greeted him as though he was one of the grandkids. He is already missed this moment.

I had stayed there on Sasha's bedroom floor next to Fraiser all night until 4 a.m. as Roston needed me. I asked God to please not let Fraiser die alone, He answered, and Fraiser waited for me to go back to him a little before 7 a.m. I held his front paws, one in each hand, I kissed his sweet lil forehead and told him " It's okay Fraiser Boy, you go now, we're okay." He gave out 3 deep howly barks as if to say "goodbye" and " hello" all at once. Then his final breath swept across my forehead and he was gone.

Fraiser born February 1998, died April 13, 2010. two months after his 12th birthday

He loved Sasha and she loved him for 10 1/2 years BUT they will meet again at the Gates of Heaven! Where HOPE will be fulfilled again

"One Day seems but a moment in time and with each moment a miracle of life."
bonnie lee nordell

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Food Bank Food NOT for the Hungery?

This was brought to my attention when discussed with one of my Internet support groups! And it just made me so mad. So did you know that in order to get food from our State food bank, that you have to financially qualify???? Hum, yes, you have to take documentation on all family members and all income. So basically if a family is having a hard financial month and they are short on food, they can NOT get food for their family if they don't meet the financial qualification. So that means that all those who already receive help from the state by receiving food stamps each month are the only ones who can asses our food bank food. Now that just does not make any sense to me. I know that there are always some of "those" people who take advantage of our resources and may get food when they have money in their pocket, but I really don't think that consist of too many people. Any how upon finding this out, I will think very hard, and pray about giving to "our" food bank again. I always give each year and have even done a food bank drive one Christmas, but this was from my thinking that the food was for anyone who may NEED it to feed their family?? Wrong again!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

the best APPLE PIE in all the land!

So I've been asked for my apple pie recipe from a few people so I thought I would list it. It really is the best in all the land! YUMMERS!

For 2 pies cause you cant have just one!

I use Marie Calenders deep dish, they come in two, that's all you need

About 7-8 Gala apples
About 4-5 granny Smith this combination gives it a sweet but tart taste!
Peel the apples and slice them thin but not too thin
Place them in a large bowl then add the following

2 cups sugar
2/3 all purpose flour
2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
dash or two of salt

Mix this all together but not to much as it will make a juice and the pie will be runny
place the pie mixure in the two shells cover with the crumble topping
Crumble Topping
Mix 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, mix with 1 1/4 cups butter, mix until crumbly.
Bake on 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes to a golden brown

Let set for about 15-20 minutes then serve with Vanilla Ice Cream Topped with Carmel

You'll have to have seconds!! ENJOY!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for Children in Calcuta India

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered,
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives,
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies,
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight,
People really need help but may attack you if you help them,
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth,