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Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Some Pooch Pics For My Friends...



The top 5 photos are of Baby Rocket Dog, our Airedale Terrier.  The other 2 are of  our Welsh Terrier, Hairy Houdini, aka Hootie.  BabyRD is modeling her new Drs.Foster & Smith Chaise Lounge Dog Bed.  It was a gift from my brother and SIL.  Both of our pooches love it.  Baby is wearing her diva shirt and Hootie is wearing a sheep skin for National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 23rd.  The bottom pic of Hootie was taken up at our cabin.  He generally closes his eyes when the camera flashes. lol. 
And this, ends the dialogue accompanying my pooch pics!

Blessings who anyone who passes this way.
love,
Cassie

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas In Farrr North Idaho

 This wreath was a gift and came from The Wreath Farm.
 Hootie in his Christmas sweater he got from Jessica and David. 
Oh, and his snowman headband. He he.
 This is the manger from when I was a little kid in Pennsylvania.
 Joyeux Noël, Emmanuel!  That means Merry Christmas, God With Us!
 Patrick played ball with the dogs after our first big snow this week.
 This measurement was taken after we had shoveled the deck a few times!
Patrick has a hat that matches mine. They were gifts from Jessica & David.
 Our deck.
 The river.
 Baby Rocket Dog on our night time walk.
The cabin from a distance.
 These 2 photos are of Patrick clearing the snow off of our deck roof.
There were areas that had 4 feet of snow!
 He had a rope around his waist in case he started to fall.  
That didn't happen, thank goodness.
I want to wish all my friends in the blogisphere a 
Very Blessed Christmas!!

lots of love,
Cassie

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stones, Stones and More Stones!










Well, it's been a long time since I've posted here.  Summer has come and gone.  We had 'Part 1' of our landscaping done in July and it's amazing what a bunch of dump-truck loads of stones can do!  Horizon Landscaping and their designer, Jim, are the ones who came up with our forest-lawn makeover.  We have at least 4 more installments to go, which will stretch out for several more years, but I am soooo loving the way the stones look.

The inspiration for getting back to my blog was a visit I made to an old, dear friend's son's blog.  He is a stone artist and specializes in dry stack stone work.  Sure wish he wasn't 2000 miles from here, as I'd love to have at least a small section of stone wall fence at our place.  If you want to see some amazing stone work, go visit Mark Jurus at Rockin Walls.

I hope that a few of my blog friends have a chance to stop by & let me know what they think of our latest home improvement.  Blessings to all who pass this way.

love,
Cassie

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Memories of Daddy


 I took this photo of my daddy in the summer of '93, before we left for the airport.  The next time I saw him, April 1994, he lay in a hospital room with a massive stroke and aphasia. He passed away five days after I arrived at his beside.

 These 2 photos were taken in December of 1992.


 This is Daddy with his great grandmother, mother and grandmother,ca 1925.

My father was very intelligent, and an excellent entrepreneur, evolving his father's farm equipment business into a thriving hardware store and lumber yard over time. He also was a savvy real estate investor and the vice president & director of a regional bank. A forward thinker, Daddy believed in caring for the land, he planted thousands of acres of evergreen trees and we sold Christmas trees each December.  He even shipped a 6 foot Scotch Pine tree to me when I first got married and lived in Alabama, where the Christmas trees looked like scrub brush! My father was also an avid fisherman and hunter.  Hunting probably being the one point that we had a major difference of opinion on, since I was a vegetarian (since age 14) by choice and he loved his meat! Daddy was also a civic leader, accomplishing more for our town and county than I care to elaborate on at this time. He had his flaws like any other man, but suffice it to say, in my eyes, he was quite wonderful. He died way too early.  Rest in peace Daddy.
   
My father was born May 3rd, 1922. ~ He went to be with the Lord April 21, 1994.
 

Oh Mein Papa in English & Yiddish by Connie Francis

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday2 ~ Just Outside




Found some Shadow Shots a few steps outside our door!  For more shadows from around the world, please visit our host blog HERE.  If you want to join us, it's easy as 1-2-3.  Have a blessed weekend!
love,
Cassie

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 ~ More Arizona Biltmore Shadows

Part II of my Arizona Biltmore shadows. To view more Shadow Shot Sunday 2 players and their shots from around the world, just click HERE.  Blessings to all who stop by!
love,
Cassie 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday2 ~ At The Arizona Biltmore


Patrick & I had our Easter meal at the Arizona Biltmore this year.  This is the first series of shadow shots that I took. Since it was a bright, sunny day there were a ton of shadows, so I will post more next week.  If you would like to join us in shadow shooting, or just want to view other shadow shots, just click HERE.   Hoping you have a great weekend.

love,
Cassie

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Good Friday


It's Saturday morning here in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Friday night Bible study that we attend had this life size crown of thorns and nail as a visual reminder of some of what our Lord endured on Good Friday.  (I immediately saw the shadows awaiting my capture.)  It was a night of reflection, sadness, praise and thankfulness.  Without Good Friday there would be no Resurrection Sunday.

To visit others who participate in Shadow Shot Sunday2, just click HERE

Happy Easter to those friends who are already celebrating the risen Christ.  He is risen indeed!  And to my Jewish friends, Happy Pesach. 

Blessings to all who pass this way.
love,
Cassie