Linking today with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for another Pink Saturday
It will only be a couple of more months before we begin to
see these beauties again.
A spectacular sunset from the other evening!!
Our son called yesterday to invite us to dinner with them last night. What a wonderful surprise. We usually meet up with them and eat out for dinner. It was a fabulous meal he had prepared: ginormous steaks, asparagus and sweet potatoes, all cooked on the grill to perfection, along with a delicious salad that Amy prepared. I asked if I could bring anything and he said no, but I took it upon myself to use that new KitchenAid mixer and whip up Mama's Pound Cake by Paul Deen. That cake is easy and so very good. They all agreed and I only came home with a couple of pieces.
We got to meet the newest addition to their family, Heidi, their new German Shepherd puppy! What a fun, fun dog. Why didn't I take a pic of her? She was the sweetest and the kids are loving her.
Heidi lookalike from the Internet!
No sooner had we walked in the door than Jack had to show me the 100 piece puzzle he and Daddy had put together. He was so proud, so I took a picture. Speaking of proud, we are so proud of all four grandchildren - straight A's for the older ones and all E's for Jack, who also received purple and blue for being kind and helpful. The qualities of good manners, kindness, helpfulness, and love are the qualities in them that we are especially proud of.
On a more somber note, last night when we arrived home, our dog Trudy was out on the floor unable to get up. She is still unable to stand and we have been discussing all morning whether it is time. It is so obvious and heartbreaking to know that our sweet little Trudy, who is 17 years old (and maybe older - she was a rescue) may need to be put down in the next few days. We know in our heads, but our hearts have not come to that agreement yet. And I can see that Trudy's spirit is willing as she wags that little tail, but truly her body has lost its strength.
So we will hold her and love on her for the next couple of days and then we will say good-bye.