Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Faithful Companion

On Thursday, November 20th at approximately 5:15 p.m., Wes, Zach & I said goodbye to our faithful companion, Boyer's Copper Shadow (call name, "Beamer"). Beamer was the best dog we could ever ask for. He got Zach & me through two of Wes' deployments to the Middle East. When you were sad, he'd come over to you and nudge you and look up at you as if to say, "I'm'll be okay." Beamer was 13.5 years old -- older than the average Golden Retriever.

Beamer had slowly deteriorated. He lost weight, couldn't see and couldn't hear. I honestly believe he held on until his "dad" returned home. We made the decision to not be selfish and let him go to sleep one last time and head to his new Home -- Rainbow Bridge. We know now that he's up there romping around like a young pup again -- eyesight and hearing restored. It doesn't make us miss him any less, but he was ready. It was the hardest thing we've ever had to do, but he was ready; and it was time.

I am thankful to have had such a WONDERFUL four-legged companion in my life. He'll never be forgotten.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


WOW! Can you believe that it's already NOVEMBER?!? Where has this year gone? Although, I am glad that it's flown by because Wes has returned from his tour in Afghanistan. It was a lonnnngggg year. He left October 24, 2007 and returned on October 24, 2008. Both Zach & I are so glad to have him home.

This past weekend I attended CTMH Regional Celebration in San Antonio. I had SOOOO much fun! We received one of the new paper packs and stamp set from the upcoming Spring 2009 Catalog and made a layout and some other items with it. I met a lot of really nice consultants. I can't wait until I can attend another event like this. I'm hoping maybe Minneapolis next October. :)

Thanksgiving is JUST around the corner. We'll be hosting at our house with LOTS of family. I'm looking forward to it. Then, after that is CHRISTMAS!!! We'll be having a quiet one with just the three of us. We're really looking forward to that, too. Before that, though, we get to go spend a long weekend with -- MICKEY!!!!! That's going to be SOOOO much fun!!!!

What are your plans for the holidays?