Monday, June 30, 2008
1. Last week we had an awesome time at Vacation Bible School. The theme was Cosmic City. I photographed all the kids in a rocket ship.
2. I took a crochet class. Love it but still love knitting most.
3. The baby bird eggs hatched and survived and as of today, they have all left the nest.
4. Potty training well under way and going better than expected.
5. Training for the Twin Cities 10 mile run in October.
6. Lots of perennials blooming in our gardens.
7. Made strawberry jam last week. Yummy!
8. Our garden has been robbed. Suspect: Peter Rabbit!
9. Had fun blowing bubbles using this super-foam-erator over at Betz White's blog
10. and of course knitting stuff, more to follow...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I love my feathered friends and it has put me in the mood to cast on for these. I adore this pattern! Once again, Marie has designed a fabulous woolly something. The cardinal is one of my favorites and has such a pretty song so he will be first. Pictures to follow!
(PS. Did you get a glimpse of the new gnome she created! Eeeee! I can't wait to make him too)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
She wore it on her last day of school. That was my goal and so the night before I was hunched over sewing together five pieces. My back sure hurts. I'm not so fond of the mattress stitch right now. Next garment I'll be checking to see how many pieces. For me, less is better :)
I'm loving my new photo shoot location. The picture above was taken in our garage, early morning sun pouring in through the windows and I love the partly painted cinder blocks as the backdrop. Straight out of the camera.
So remember in this previous post about letting her choose her own outfits? and me saying how this bolero isn't going to match much but she won't care? Take a lookie at the getup:
Gotta love it. That's my girl!
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
I’m glad I saw her in the morning as her usual self. I’m sure she would have wanted to go for a jog with me that morning but I didn’t take her. When I returned I fed her and took her outside. Later that morning my husband found her having a seizure at which time we didn’t know what was happening to her. We thought she was dying so we called Ella to over to say her goodbyes. Ella was sadly saying her goodbyes and telling Nala that she was surrounded by the people who loved her the most so everything was going to be ok. Nala continued having grand mal seizures about every half hour. It was so hard to watch her go through them. After the first seizure occurred she didn’t seem coherent of her surroundings. I don’t know if she even recognized us. My sister stopped by and witnessed another seizure and helped us with our decision for her. She said her goodbyes to Nala and shortly after that my parents came over to say goodbye. Nala adored my dad and while she didn’t seem coherent of us around her she sat up when my dad got close to her.
My parents stayed with Anders while Ella, Jason and I went to the vet hospital with Nala. She had another seizure while we were there and they reassured us we were doing the right thing. She was peacefully put to sleep and we took her home with us to bury her next to our garden. We let Ella choose where to place her. Ella decided she wanted Nala wrapped in the red blanket Nala loved to lounge on in the house and laid to rest next to the garden where she would be with the kids. Nala did love to hang out with us and the kids and she usually found a nice shady spot over by the garden area. I think Ella made the right choice. Nala can now rest in peace.
I feel like there’s a hole in my heart. It aches so badly. I know she’s resting peacefully now but I miss her.
Nalees, you were a very special dog to us and we will miss you!
Love from us all.