Saturday, December 27, 2014

Wonderful Christmas

I hope every one had a wonderful Christmas.
Garry and I had a good one.

We love to see Christmas come, but then we're
ready to get back into our routine.

Here are a few pics.

Mom loves her some Christmas

Little Jayce was so much fun this year.

My nieces are to funny
My youngest sister always has a money tree, check out these faces
This was Jayce's 1st time with the tree, not sure what to do
I thank the Lord for a watching over me and my family.
May he lead and guide us as the way he sees fit.

~ cheryl ~

Monday, December 22, 2014

Puddles Eyes

I had forgotten to blog about Puddles eye surgery.

We drove 3 hours to Raleigh and every thing was on go, his surgery
was to be the next day on Friday and we pick him up on Saturday.

On our way back him the vet called and said his blood pressure
was way up and his sugar was 700. So back to Raleigh (2 hrs) to
pick him up. The surgery was off.

The next day our vet checked him and all was okay. We thing
Puddles was upset with the barking dogs and got worked up.
Since he could not see what was happening made things worse.

Garry and I talked about it and we're not taking him back. No way
do we want to put him in that environment again to get so upset.

Our little white fur ball will have to live blind and it's heart breaking,
but he's doing good and learning his way around the house.

We tried and that's all we can do.

~ Cheryl ~

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jayce is 3

Happy Birthday to our little fellow.

It's hard to believe he's already 3 on Dec.3rd.

Jayce is the most thoughtful and sweetest guy.
If you hand him something, he will reply, Thank You.

Since Garry and I were at the beach for his birthday
we just give him his present. 

Just look at that smile!

A large yellow dragon. 
He has red blinking eyes, walks and 
roars with his head moving around.
 Erika saids he is loving it, but she is tried of the noise.
Bless her heart.... hehehe.

Love our great nephew!

~ cheryl ~

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Your Wishes Delivered: Driver for a Day

I just love this. Great job UPS !

~ cheryl ~

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving / Beach

We have enjoyed our Thanksgiving at the beach.
The weather has been great for us.

Plus, Christmas shopping is finished !


Monday, November 24, 2014

Mom / Jayce

Saturday we had our family Thanksgiving.
I love having every one together!

Jayce was full of himself.
Just look at that darling smile!

Mom had gotten him a noise making gun for his
birthday and she went ahead and give it to him.

Boy did he love it and got upset when he thought
it was not going home with him.

~ cheryl ~

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Getting Ready

Puddles appointment with NC State Vet School is Dec. 4th.

If all is good for the cataract surgery he will stay the night, have
surgery the next day and we can pick him up that next day.

He will be wearing a collar, so I wanted him to have a good
hair cut. His ears had gotten real long so they needed a good
cut. They have not been this short, since he was a puppy.

His favorite place

Guess he's wondering what the clicking noise is (cant see me)
My sweet baby boy !
I'm excited that he maybe able to see again.
He's just not doing well with getting around, runs into things
and he's just not a happy fellow.

~ cheryl ~

Monday, November 17, 2014

Got to be Kidding!

Did we skip a month? Is it winter?

The cold weather that has came across the country is
now in North Carolina.

Tomorrow the high will be 39 with  low around 16.

Hoping this storm moves right on out of here. 
We have Thanksgiving camping plans at the beach and
I would love for it to be in the high 60s.

Stay warm my friends !

~ cheryl ~

Saturday, November 08, 2014


No its not shopping for clearance items, it's clearance for surgery.

Puddles blood sugars have been good, so finally we don't have to
be seen weekly. He has also been cleared for the cataract surgery.

It's been tough for him no being able to see, so we're going to have
the surgery done at NC Vet School.

Now trying to get it scheduled on a day that I can drive 3 hrs for
the appointment and take him back in a week for a check.

Atleast he's headed in a good direction with the sugar,
but still hates the shots.

~ Cheryl ~

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Our little Super Hero!

We just love this little stinker!

~ cheryl ~

Monday, October 27, 2014


A dear friend (Laura)  from work is a big runner.

This weekend she and her running friends did the Zombie Run.

Who ever did the makeup, did a wonderful job!
Click on the pictures for a much better view.
Good job on your running !

~ cheryl ~

Sunday, October 26, 2014


We have had heavy heart these past 2 week.

Since Puddles being diagnosis with diabetes he has lost his sight.
Now he can't see anything and it's so sad to watch him struggle
with getting around. The blindness has come from cataracts that
went wild with his sugar being so high (700).

He's up to 8 cc of insulin and hates the shots. I have to hold him
tight while Garry gives the shot, he will cry out every time.

Every Friday he goes to the vet for the day to have blood sugar
testing at different hours. The readings have been going up and
down, which is not good.

We can't take him being blind, so we're going to have the cataracts
removed. This is not cheap, $3600, for both eyes, not including
the blood work and EKG prior to surgery in Charlotte.

I have contact the NC State Vet School in Raleigh and for both
eyes it's $2300 - $2600. The only problem it that its a 3 hour drive
and we have to make several trips. But you do what you have to.

Puddles meds are now Chemo pills, Thyroid pills and Insulin.
He's such a little trooper!

~ Cheryl ~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Beach Trip

Garry and I have been on vacation this week at the beach.

The first few days it was over cast and rained at night.
Lucky for us we didn't have much effect from the storms
that most people were dealing with.

The video below shows had rough the sea was as storms
move across the ocean.

Tuesday the weather was back to perfect and calm seas.

While I was doing my favorite thing, walking on the shore,
a shrimp boat was out doing their thing.
Such a beautiful site.

Love me some beach !!

Now I'm counting down to our Thanksgiving beach trip.
This will be the last one for 2014.

~ cheryl ~

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Me and Daddy

This week my cousin posted this short video on my facebook.
I was shocked and so touched.  

It's me and daddy, not sure what we are cooking.
This is priceless to me and I have watched it every day
and sometimes twice.

Love my daddy, such good times we had.
I miss him dearly and wish I had more videos of us!

~ cheryl ~

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

New Baby

My niece Erika has a new baby in the house.
It's a little boxer puppy.

 His name is Winston and Jayce just loves him.
Now the potty training starts and I wish her luck!

~ cheryl ~

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I love the fall colors and the cooler weather.
Finally fixed my back and front door wreaths.

Some people have the sweetest ideals.
I need to do something like this outside.

~ cheryl ~

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beach with Mom

We had the best time this week.
The weather was wonderful and not to hot.
Shopped, eat and enjoyed the beach.

Our view was perfect!

The room had 3 queen beds and this worked great for us.
Mom had the single area, so the a/c would not freeze her. Also
we would not disturb her going in and out on the balcony at night.
Life is good !
Mom just loves walking on the beach and did it often.
We met a sweet couple from Kingsport, Tenn. He wanted mom
to get up on their bike, but this is as far as she would go.
Love my time at the beach with Mom and Romonia.
Memories are priceless!

~ cheryl ~