25 May 2014

10 Years - Sundays In My City

Ten years ago this weekend this lovely creature came into my life.

Our first meeting at the local animal shelter.  I went back the next weekend (this weekend, 10 years ago) and took her home with me.
Since then we've moved across the state, then across the country, then across the ocean and now back again.  That's about 10,000 miles of relocation!!  She's been there with me through good, bad, up, down and everything in between. 

Her face has gone mostly white over the years but she's still very young at heart.
Despite some age-related hearing loss she's still alert and ready to go.
And she loves her mama!
 So of course, this called for a celebration!

Tex heard there was cake and wanted in on that action!
Here's hoping we have many, many more years together!! Love you baby girl!

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11 May 2014


I went to Ghana last year to see one of my kids graduate (with a master's degree in mathematics and statistics...so clearly he's not my biological child!) except that the graduation didn't take place as planned.  There was a professor's strike and they didn't submit all the students' final paperwork to the graduation committee.  So sadly, I didn't get so see the ceremony.  But it did finally happen last month and he sent me some pictures of him in his cap and gown.  Proud mama here!

Gabriel with his sister, brother-in-law and nephew.  Ghanaians rarely smile in pictures. This is about as much as you get.

Congratulations Gabriel!
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