All posts filed under: Family Pictures

Us!

We’re moving to Colorado!


I haven’t posted here in a LONG time.  I have some updates now though.  Hubby and I are moving from Arizona to Colorado!  I am so excited to be moving closer to our son.  We have spent the past week planning our move and packing.  We found a cute little house to rent that has a nice fenced in yard for the dogs. They’ve never been in the cold before and haven’t seen snow so they are in for a bit of a surprise.  It’s still in the triple digits here.  In 10 days from now it will be 30-40 degrees colder.  Wait.  I might be in  for a bit of a surprise! Hubby has a second interview coming up for a teaching job and I was just contacted by a recruiter so the job hunt is going fairly well so far. The little house we found has some nice trees on the property, grassy yard in front and back, wood floors and has an open concept.  It is a 1940’s brick house with a …

ZuZu’s day out


  This is Baby ZuZu. He is really sweet and very inquisitive. He is surprisingly fast for a tortoise.  He has cute little elephant-like back legs and the tiniest cutest tail.    We are thinking of renaming him to Henry or Wally.  He had his first vet appointment yesterday.  He had to get an x-ray of his leg.  It was broken before we got him and is healing.  He does not have an infection but might have a limp for life.  The injury is appoximately 6 weeks old.    We found out he is 3-4 years old.  The vet said if he had to guess he would say he is a boy but it is too early to tell.  We won’t know for another 4 years!  We found out we are doing everything right.  We are going to be making a larger pen and larger burrows next weekend.  We got the ok for him to hibernate.  I’ll show pics of the new pen when it is completed. 

Sharing some photos


I took some pictures today of our new baby tortoise, ZuZu.   Resting in her burrow.  She is not really shy and sticks her head out a lot usually.  She is pretty active too.  She sleeps with her neck stretched out and her head lying on the ground which is super cute to see. You can see her sore on her front right foot.  On the move.  She is a good climber.  She really isn’t so sure about Francie.  But as far as Francie is concerned she has a new BFF.  She doesn’t try to do anything to her but just can’t keep her eyes off of her when she is out of the pen.  They are never left together alone. Here are some other  misc.  pictures I thought I’d share:  AZ landscape Timmy and Aunt Gerrie.  Taken at the white coat ceremony where he took the osteopathic oath and received his first white coat.   a pic of Timmy that I like a huge bug we found on our screen outside.    Tim working on some …

love you


Hello!  The graphic today is for my son.  I talked to T2 on the phone today.  He is all settled in at his new place in Colorado.  His roommate is there now and settling in also.  Today was his first official day of med school.   He said it went well.  This week is orientation but really they are learning stuff too- going over anatomy and learning skills to help them study, etc.  He was a little taken aback by the amount of money he will have to spend on books and supplies (literally thousands) but it will all be worth it.   It was just so great to hear from him.  He’s going to be really busy from now until ??? so I am appreciating every minute he can spare to call his mom.  :)  Here’s a a few pics of his new place:   looking towards the living room Looking towards the kitchen This is how he set up his kitchen.  He chose red and black for his kitchen colors- towels, plates, etc. Nice little …

Phoenix Zoo


My sister Cherie came out for a visit.  We went to the zoo the other day.  Here are some of the photos.  We had to take her to the airport this morning to go back home to Chicago.  :(  Enjoy the zoo pics!  FeeFee lagoon domestic cattle mountain goat pink flamingo zebra stripes sleeping lion  more stripes untrimmed palm trees warthog squirrel with a mini palm giraffe elephant reaching up to get some food from the tree tortoise stripes again stingray stingray large, loud parrot Iguana bamboo tiger pretty path this one is from my sister’s hotel old town set up at the zoo camel very large sago palm.  mine is dwarfed in comparison. another pretty path bougenvilla on a bamboo trellis orengantan one tired boy named Rocco on the way home.  :)

Buster update


Baby Buster is having some sort of twitching problems.  I think it is petit mal seizures but the vet thinks it is a pulled muscle or even a slipped disc.  He’s been on bedrest for a few days and isn’t getting any better.  He had 6 episodes today.  Tim was able to get it on video today so tomorrow we are going to take the video in to the vet.  Poor little guy.  We are very concerned.  He’s been by our side 24-7 since this twitching started.  He’s already on antiseizure medication due to a couple of life-threatening seizures he had.  (During one his temperature got up to 108 degrees).  He has Valley Fever which is a fungal infection in his brain so is also on antifungal medication.  The vet said most dogs recover 100% but there are a few who don’t make it through the treatment.  He has the best personality and has been with us for 8 years so far.  We are hoping for many more to come.  The pics of me and Buster were …

For my man


Happy Birthday to Tim, my best friend, lover and soul mate.  Honey, I love you because… You are fun to hang out with even when we’re doing nothing. You have ALWAYS been there with a kiss and hug even if you don’t know what to say. I have never doubted your love for me- not once, not even for a second. We are getting gray hair and wrinkles together.  We are sounding boards for each other. You don’t judge me. We are equal partners in this relationship. You do not entertain foolishness or compromise your integrity. You are loyal, honest and treat me with respect.  You make me feel beautiful when I am with you. You are a good provider. You are not a “yes” man.  You make me smile when I don’t think I can. You are “home” to me.   You are weird!  (Don’t worry that is the highest compliment) You have somehow managed to never raise your voice at me even when I have been flying off the handle, acting stupid, out of control …