Monday, May 5, 2014


Weller went off to formal training.
When Weller was recalled, I was surprised that I didn’t cry as I had for the last 4 puppies I had raised. I mentioned to a friend that, maybe I’m getting hard-hearted, and she replied, “No, you’re changing your priorities,”

This was such important encouragement for me. Puppy raising is something that I truly enjoy learning about and putting my time into and I do it because I know, it’s life changing. When a dog first goes to formal training you realize just how apart of your life they are and how used to them you become. Occasionally I’ll open the door for Weller to come out, only to remember that he’s gone.

Something I’ve been trying to learn is that he’s not just gone. He hasn’t disappeared into thin air. He’s training, and he’s learning how to do his job and as Weller learned up in Oregon, I learned down in California just how amazing Guide Dog’s is.

Weller is now in phase 7 of 8 in his training and I am so proud of him and I pray that he will be able to bless someone as a guide.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Popsicles Three Ways

This post was really meant for summer. But, I procrastinated and it's winter. Luckily for my procrastinating self, it's pretty warm here and perfect weather for popsicles!
                 I made popsicles three ways-

Mixed berry Popsicles.

Kiwi Grapefruit Popsicles

And my favorite, Chocolate cake batter popsicles.

Mixed Berry Popsicles
1 bag of frozen mixed berried
Pour the berries into a bowl and microwave them until they are soft. Then, mash with a fork and pour into your popsicle molds.
Kiwi Popsicles
2 kiwis
1/3 cup grapefruit juice
3 Tablespoons Honey
Puree and freeze in popsicle mold

Cake Batter Popsicles

1/2 cup chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup milk

Mix together until it's a cake batter consistency. Freeze in molds. Be careful when taking from the mold because the bottom breaks off more easily than other popsicles.