Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In Memory of Sam...

I've been away from my blog for a few months now and a lot has happened since.  But the most devastating news came in June when we found out that we were going to lose our beloved Sam man to cancer and there was nothing we could do to save him.  We tried Chemo, medication, high protein foods, anything to keep him feeling well as long as we could. 




He looked very intimidating, but he was a gentle giant.  He was a sweetheart and he loved everybody.  He loved the outdoors and going everywhere with us. And he also loved being indoors with us.  He would steal my warm spot on the sofa every chance he got when I'd get up. And, he was a bed hog...I loved spooning him.  He was spoiled rotten...but I wouldn't have it any other way.



In the end, it came down to his quality of life and he let us know he was ready to leave.  For those of you who are dog lovers, you know this is one of the hardest decisions you'll ever have to make, but the right decision.  On September 11th, we kissed him goodbye as he took his last breath.  In my heart I know his sister was waiting for him on the other side of rainbow bridge.  They are together again, forever, as they were in this life. 


We lost his sister, Sissy, to cancer three years ago and we all have missed her ever since.
It gives me comfort to know they are together again, without pain.


They had an amazing, adventurous and happy life together.
They are my shining stars.


Sam man, this blog is dedicated to you, my love.  Our home is not the same without you. We miss you dearly and all the joy and love you brought us.
We will always love you and we will never ever forget you.

Rest in Peace & Comfort
2005 - 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A little R & R...

What's a great way to spend a Tuesday & Wednesday...







I highly recommend this for the mind & soul.

~Joyce

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All Decked Out...

We're having summer weather this week in the Pacific Northwest so we're spending time in our outdoor living room while it last. 


Hope you're having a great week as well! 

~Joyce

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Home & Garden Show...

Sorry I've been away for so long.  My head has been wrapped around our next event at
Monticello Antique Marketplace.  Our Spring Home & Garden show starts in 2 days and it's looking so beautiful!  Check out sneak peeks here and here.



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Day of R & R...


Today was a day to take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery  and soak up some much needed sunshine.  
   
And much needed R & R with my guys.






I should have been working on taxes, laundry and pricing new treasures for my space at Monticello, but hey, which one would you have chosen??
Hope your hump day was as nice as mine!

~Joyce

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

All Things Moss...

Spring is in the air... 


and with the rainy season, comes moss...
Lots of moss...









But when it comes to statuary,
I say,  the more moss, the better!










I'm so ready for Spring!
How about you?

~Joyce

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Cabin Fever & A Winter Wonderland...

Well hello everyone!  
It's been awhile since my last post but I'm back and ready to get started on blogging again!  It seems that blogging dropped off for a lot of us but I'm noticing that some of us are getting back to it and that makes me happy!  I think Facebook took the place of blogging because it's quicker and easier to check in on everyone but I think blogging has it's advantages too so I'm hoping to see more friends jump back on the bandwagon.  

So with that said, I'm starting this new blog year with pictures of our first snow storm of 2014, and I hope it's the last!  This is day three of being stuck inside and cabin fever is setting in.
My car is buried in a foot of snow and I'm not going anywhere! 

    
I thought I'd show you what my view is in winter wonderland.










The snow is so beautiful and still falling but it's toasty inside by the fire.
Hope you're having a great day!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back soon!

~Joyce