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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our three Labrador Retrievers.
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
We hope you have a safe New Years Eve and Happy New Year!
Don't forget this is a night when there are many loud firecrackers. We are fortunate that our pups aren't afraid of loud sounds, but so many are afraid.
It's a good night to be sure your pets are safe and comfy at home, preferably with family.
Regarding the image: Penny is in her kennel where she goes to relax on her purple afghan blanket whenever she wishes. We never use the kennel for discipline and leave the door open all the time so that she can go there whenever she wants some peace and quiet, especially when we have company and there is a great deal of activity in the house. When there are children in our home, they are told the dog is tired of playing and wants to relax when she goes to her kennel "house." Since she is a show dog, she is comfortable in her kennel when she goes to shows, too. At night, Penny sleeps in our bed with us. ;)
Happy New Years Eve!
Friday, December 30, 2016
Holidays are wonderful, aren't they. We have great company and terrific food to share.
We hope your Christmas was wonderful, too.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
I have so many helpers.
Life is good. It is good to be home.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Earlier this month I had another birthday - they keep coming whether I want them or not. ;)
My Honey was so sweet to give me these beautiful red roses. Taking pictures of them allows me to share them with others to enjoy and to always be able to remember them.
Thank you, Honey,
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
I love the Internet. With all of the wonderful cookbooks we have and enjoy using, I sometimes browse recipes on the Internet, too.
I came across this one for Pork Loin and just loved how it turned out. The picture above is the pork loin I made from this recipe:
We enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Easy and yummy, too!
Monday, December 26, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
There is a whole lot of gift wrapping...
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!
Love from our family to yours,
Friday, December 23, 2016
This pup is everywhere!
Wendy follows about a half step behind me wherever I go. The morning I took this picture I had set up a photo-op at the end of the living room to take pictures of an afghan blanket for our shop. Wendy wanted to help so to get her out of the way where she would only be able to give advice, I instructed her to get in the chair and put her in a "stay." We chatted throughout the photo session. She did a very good job of staying in the chair while giving me advice about lighting, angles, depth of focus, and all kinds of other photo-type things.
She's so cute!
It's so good to be home!
She gives good advice. The afghan blanket I was photographing at the end of the room is listed here. ;)
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Now that we are retired from the high seas, I can be home to take care of my plants inside and out once again.
I love taking care of plants and was delighted to see it bloom and to finally know what color the flowers are! Since we are no longer going to sea for ten weeks at a time, I am able to care form our plants regularly.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Today's series of images was taken in our driveway during a puppy play date.
Monday, December 19, 2016
I saw this blanket displayed at a recent dog show.
Of course, most of you know I'm partial to Labrador Retrievers. This blanket is just gorgeous. It wasn't for sale, just being displayed, or it would probably be in my house by now.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
It's time for pictures of food again. ;)
These are some of the items we made for Aunt Carol's birthday dinner last month.
Above is bread I made...
Ah, yes, it is great to be home cooking in our own kitchen with family once again.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
These are our friends Russell and Martha Hooker with Captain Tore Grimstad and another office aboard Allure of the Seas.
Captain Tore sailed with us aboard Freedom of the Seas a few years ago.
Thanks for the image, Martha and Russell!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Today's images of the Crown Loft Suite aboard Allure of the Seas are sent to us courtesy of Martha and Russell Hooker.
Thank you, Martha and Russell, for sharing images of this gorgeous suite aboard Allure of the Seas.