Sunday, December 27, 2020



Smokey was a beautiful fur baby. He was a patriot having been born on the 4th of July. He loved sitting in chairs like a person. Although he has been gone since December 19, 2019 I will always hold a special place in my heart for this fellow. We took this photo in 2017. He was so shiny and youthful back than. Life is hard. It takes away all the good things we seem to love and cherish. I am going to keep this handsome boy tucked inside my heart forever. The days and weeks are bittersweet with all we have going on. But I am going to visit Sandee & Friends and share in Aw...Mondays today. I am living one day at a time.

Many thanks to all who visit, all who comment and all who just are kind and caring here. You mean so much to me. So here is a cup of tea (or coffee) raised up to each one of you.  I was buying a few last minutes gifts and stocking stuffers when I came across a company in New Mexico called Made in New Mexico. When my hubby and I were kids we grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. We loved to be able to buy pinon nuts. They are so tiny and you have get them out of their shell, plus harvesting them is a process in itself. The on line company had coffee called Pinon Coffee. We ordered a gift pack which including two 5 oz. packages of the coffee and it came with a cute mug.  We were immediately hooked so we ordered more! It is really excellent coffee. Avery's co worker Anthony heard him talking about the coffee and asked for the info. He came to work the next day telling my hubby his wife ordered over $50 worth of coffee. Chuckle chuckle. We like the whole bean best because you can grind it fresh and it tastes delightful. I like coffee with a splash of cream and seriously, it does not need much else. Not trying to sell you on it but it is heavenly. I am so glad I found this little company. They sell everything made in New Mexico. Except postcards!

I am a little behind the times but this is a sweet Love is... We hang our stockings and we found them filled with lots of wonderful treats. CHRISTmas was good, it was quieter but it was very good.  We are praying for Tarrah and Baby Ella. We just want them both well. We need to get Tarrah healthy so she can be with her baby girl. The boys are enjoying their days. They have quite a support system and Logan is staying with Noelle & Roger and enjoying his time by himself for a little while. He is such a beautiful child and he can melt your heart. I am going to post at Facebook but there is someone who is setting up meals and different helping hands for them. Many people are donating money and I am hoping we can get some gift cards in their hands so they can order some take out meals too.  The support system they have and the love for them is amazing. Tarrah & Andrew have always been first to offer help to others and many people are repaying their kindness. 


Friendly Fill In's

Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions.

Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions.

If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know.

Here are this weeks questions:
1. The best gift I have ever given is ___________.
2. Last night, I _________________.
3. _________ brings me joy today.
4. My favorite holiday memory is _________.

Here are my answers:

1. The best gift I Have ever given is my hand in marriage to my husband and our children.

2. Last night I fell asleep early and slept like a baby! It was wonderful.

3. My grands bring me joy today.

4. My favorite holiday memory is spending time with all of our loved ones. My folks were loyal to those they loved. 

I am late with this one but I Honestly missed all the blog hops. 


ZOOLATRY said...

What a handsome boy he was, always remembered we are sure. Lovely memories you have shared, may a safe, happy and healthy New Year be yours.

My GBGV Life said...

Mom still cries a lot over losing our Emma in October 2018. She misses all the pets that are now gone, but Emma was an especially tough loss. Your Smokey looks gorgeous and also like he had a sense of humor. Hugs.

Ann said...

Smokey was a very handsome boy.
Nothing like a good cup of coffee. I've never heard of pinon nuts

Martha said...

He was a beautiful boy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I just lost my sweet Missy the day after Christmas :(

Brian said...

We can see the sweetness in Smokey's face. Prayers to your loved ones from all of us.

Sandee said...

Awww, they do embed themselves in our hearts and remain there forever.

Prayers for all that need prayers.

Yummy on the coffee. I used to do the beans and somehow got away from that.

Love your fill-ins. You and I are so alike.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hugs, Anne. ♥

Mevely317 said...

What a handsome fellow, your Smokey! It's been 7-1/2 years, but I still think of Caraleigh and choke up while looking at her pictures.
Glad you're enjoying the pinon coffee. Oh, what an ordeal that was -- harvesting, roasting and trying to break open those tiny things. But the taste was soooo worth it. My father used to burn pinon incense every Sunday morning in a little adobe kiva the pueblo Indians made for him.

Still praying!

Kathe W. said...

Awww your Smokey was a fine family member- I still miss all our sweet dogs and cats- more cats than dogs. I will have to order some of this coffee- thanks for the tip! Cheers and have a Happier New Year!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for taking the time to participate in the fill-ins. I know you have a lot going on right now. I enjoyed your answers, especially #1, so sweet. I am praying for your family. Sending you hugs as you remember Smokey. XO

messymimi said...

Wonderful dog, great answers, and a lovely post. It's okay, i am still trying to catch up, too.