Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Round up

We started something new this year!

Mom and Dad took notes this month about what we did all month. Mom feels like life is whizzing by and she is having trouble remembering everything.

So far I haven't missed a meal so it's all good if you ask me!

Mom is keeping a calendar, taking more pictures than normal, even journaling......so when she's in the nursing home.....she can say she had an AWESOME life! BOL!

Of course, she made a pretty scrapbook page.....DIGITALLY! She's very proud of herself.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Normally we all like to take nappies! Me, mom and Roman Spirit.

But it's going to be February and you know what that means.

Quincey and I know what to do! Move it, peeps...take the pups out for a walk for 30 minutes a day, get some fresh air, exercise and join the Idita walk!

Mom always says and I quote, 'walking with Violet helps make the winter go faster because we are not inside all day long".

So take it from us....join the fun and make the winter go faster ;)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Maggie girl

Miss Maggie girl, you will be missed by your loving family and all of us.

Run like the wind!

Maggie and Mitch

Friday, January 27, 2012

The eyes to the soul

Mom got tired of this....

And again here. She can't see my beautiful brown eyes.

Ah....now she can.

Thanks to my groomer..........Jack

Mom can see everything and how regal I am!

I feel good and I have alittle more attitude with my new Airecut!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We talked alittle about bad cuz and how much I like it.

A close up of my favorite toy to tease mom with.

I love this toy soooo much that when I've run myself ragged....

and need a drink.....

I must keep it close by so mom doesn't take it. hehe...I'm a smart dale! BOL!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mom and Dad had a circle dinner this weekend. I just rested why they drove to PA and had dinner.

What's a circle dinner you ask? It's when mom's family get together to see each other. They try to do it once a month.....
This is mom and young Daniel (18 yo). I guess he's going skiing in the 2inches of wet snow we got! BOL!

Daddy grumbles but always goes and has fun. See!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A loss

As you know Matt graduated from Penn State University and has a fondness for Joe Paterno.

Matt says "The way I think of Joe Paterno, he's always someone you can look up to. Although he wasn't perfect, he continues to be held in high esteem and reverence for me.

He will missed and may he rest in peace."

Friday, January 20, 2012


Whadup cuz?

That's how they say it in these parts. Whadup?

Mom throws my favorite toy ever and I run around and keep it away from her.

I run right by her....like a blur in the day. Whadup mom!

This ball can get slippery.

But I got this.

putty in my mouth.

yes we have other toys. See the dead squirrel? Just kidding, it's a toy. I run by it. Whadup Squirrel - oh how I wish you were real!

This - running - makes - a........Dale girl - huff, huff


Whadup bed.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A New year = A little change

I tried something different today. I scanned a few of my scrapbook pages and decided to show you.

(journaling reads - every night as we head off to bed. Matt tucks his hand in my back waist pant and says "his is how elephants do it")

I've been scrapping for about 8 years. Now that Violet is in the picture, I have ALOT more to scrap about and tell stories.
Many people think because we don't have kids, dot, dot dot....fill in the blank. (why scrapbook)

(journaling reads - MOOD! Matt gets in touch with his feminine side @ MOOD in NYC. He loves watching Project Runway. I watch his sports. He watches Project Runway for me! 10/15/11)

I sometimes felt that way. I scrap about all kinds of stuff and thought...who the heck is going to read this? I force my family to leave thru the pages at Christmas....this year I forgot to bring the books.

Another reason I put memories to paper.........In case I can't remember what a Freaking AWESOME life I have and have had!

I feel bad about who cleans out my house when I die. I don't want them to feel bad about throwing this stuff out! I've changed that thought to "who cares". I love the paper, stickers, and stamps and I'm using them with WILD abandon!

Because I have alittle bit of a creative side, I wanted to share. I already love to take pictures and this year I am determined to understand the elusive 'aperture' setting. God love the internet, I can take classes, read blogs, chat with people almost about anything.

Heck, Today I taught myself how to scan and stitch.....these pages are 12x12 and my scanner is not. So I learned something new today! YEY!

(journaling reads- True Love, Violet meets Nicole - January 2010)

So this year I am going to show alittle of my pages and cards because it makes me happy. I hope you'll continue to swing by and see blogs about Violet Mae and whatever else we want to share. I know I'll be scrapping about Violet too! After all she's my portable furbaby. My kitties are not so portable LOL! But I love them just the same.

So off to a new year and new adventures and new sharing.

(journaling reads - Nov 2011, Its funny, we don't have kids but we have a family. Violet and the kitties are so much a part of daily life. It makes our lives fun, festive and fabulous.)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Other weekend nonsense

Our weekend continued to be fun.
Daddy opened up his Christmas present. A COIN COUNTER! He saves all his change during the year and at Christmas time Mom and Dad go out for a lovely dinner, including drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. They live it up!

Gustov is enjoying the heat register. He's our super model cat...haha

Roman is surveying the situation with Petunia and Chuckie on the steps.

Chuckie (top step) Petunia....enjoying the winter sun.

When Mom and Dad aren't out galavanting...they go low key. Meatball sandwiches and brownies with milk for dinner. Yummo!
Sometimes they throw me some cheese....

I love weekends with my p's at home doing homey stuff.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Meet Cooper

Mom and Dad made me wait...apparently I am meeting someone new today.

This is 6 month old Cooper.

Cooper and I went for a walk with our humans. Look how dark his coat is....just beautiful.

Being typical Airedales we had ourselves a good romp.

We posed for pictures. He's new at this so he was distracted....but I'll teach him how to give a good pose.

See, he's a good boy and learned to give his best stuff!

I think I'm gonna like my new friend. We'll see him again soon