Friday, June 16, 2017

Our Sweet Sandy

We lost our sweet Sandy girl in March. St. Patrick's Day to be exact. Her health had been slowly declining... she had lost a lot of weight and had started coughing a lot and breathing in her belly. The vet ruled out as much as she could with various blood tests and did say her heart wasn't sounding right (and her breathing was definitely not normal) and rather than doing more costly testing (she was about 14 years old) we decided to treat her symptoms and just to enjoy her as long as we could! 
When she got to a point that we felt she was suffering we let her go to doggie heaven. She certainly was a heavenly pet and we loved her and miss her!!! We spent our last few days with her giving her lots of love, taking lots of pictures, covering her with our beloved blankies and enjoying the good, sweet, loyal dog that she was. We had a little service for her... the kids made her cards that they left with her and we each said what we loved about her and buried her near Pico and Cocoa. 
We'll see you again in heaven someday Sir-Sandernights!! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All in White

March 11th was a big day for our Jacky... My boy was BAPTIZED!!
It was such a wonderful day! I thought I would be a little weepy but instead I was just beaming! I am so proud of the boy he is, he makes my mama heart so happy!

 He was baptized with his buddies Gavin Williams and Adriel Ambrosi. 
 All of our family there for the big day!
 The cousins.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Bubba!!

This cutest Bubs of ours really knows how to celebrate!! We started the night before his big day having dinner out. Hot n Juicy Crawfish. Wasn't my favorite but he really loved wearing the gloves and getting dirty peeling shrimp and sucking out crawfish guts. 

  Our traditional birthday hat photo!
 Birthday breakfast in bed, plus a couple extra cute cousins!
 The weather ruined plans of fishing for the birthday guy but a special birthday lunch out with Porter and his Auntie Heather smoothed over the disappointment. Wawa of course. 

 Its a velociraptor cake in case you couldn't tell. 
 Unfortunately no pictures of the party people. We had all our boy cousins and neighborhood friends over for some trampoline jumping, basketball shooting, pizza eating, man hunting and cake eating shenanigans. It was a good night!!! Followed by presents of course!

 Now that he's eight... he's a cub scout!!
 And remember that fishing trip that the weather ruined? Well it was only postponed... they were able to go the following weekend and it did not disappoint. My boy is a fishing machine!

 The birthday boys in their matching grey Sunday suits. Love them. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Last of the Thirties...

This handsome devil turned 39 last month. Eek! Are we really that old? We celebrated at a delicious dinner, riding in style, in our "new" '89 Jeep Wrangler. This was of course, after Benny and I spent the day harassing him at work down at Wild Florida. And of course the kids were up when we got home to sing to our favorite guy! Happy Birthday Daniel!