USMC Birthday Message From a Grateful Marine Mom

My USMC Birthday Message This will be my fourth year writing a USMC Birthday message to the United States Marine Corps. Last year I was anticipating attending a third USMC Boot camp graduation at MCRD San Diego. It is with Read More …

How One Business Recognizes Military Appreciation Month and RED Friday

Military Appreciation Month The United States Military is a vital part of our countries defense and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces sacrifice on a daily basis with their time, health and many times their lives. Read More …

Why Early Puppy Training Is Important

Puppy Training Starts with the Breeder The personality and temperament of your dog is dependent on several factors. It starts with breeding, you want to make sure puppy parents are even tempered, gentle towards people, kids, dogs and various social situations. But Read More …

Letting Go of Christmas Expectations and the Stress

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. As you eat prime rib, turkey, and open gifts from your family and friends are you thinking this Christmas is not meeting expectations? Is it different, are Read More …

Original Elf on A Shelf Before It Was Popular

The Elf on A Shelf craze seems to be everywhere, but Santa’s little helper isn’t new. My grandmother gave me a small knee hugger elf to hang on the tree in the 1960’s, it is one of the few things Read More …

Learning the Story of My Dad, A WWII Veteran on the Edison Destroyer

Every Veterans Day I add a little bit more to the story of my Dad  I never heard when he was alive. Like many World War II veterans they rarely talked about their war time years. My Dad was one Read More …

A Marine Mom Letter to the Marine Corps on Their Birthday

The Marine Corps birthday is just around the corner and once again I begin my Marine Mom letter to the Marine Corps. My first letter was a request, last year was a letter of thanks and this year is emphasizing Read More …

Part 3: Newborn Puppy Photography

Newborn Puppy Photography Newborn infant photography is very popular, and the concept is the same for newborn puppies. At this age the pups are very accepting to being posed. Taking photographs of the pups was my summer project and I’m a Read More …

Boxer Puppies and the First Visit to the Vet

The puppy adventure continues and the during the first week of their life the Boxer puppies were blind and wiggly and didn’t do much else other than nurse. Leah was a very good mama. She had plenty of milk, and Read More …

Boxer Puppies, We Have Boxer Pups

Our First Litter of Boxer Puppies We had Boxer puppies this summer, ok, our Boxer “dog” had puppies  and now that our puppy grandchildren have pretty much gone to their new furever homes I have some time to sit down and Read More …