Saturday, May 17, 2014

White Roses on the Mantle

 Today was graduation at the college I work for and I ordered too many roses on purpose to hand out to each graduating senior.  Of course I took home the leftovers and they look amazing on my mantle.  Clearly when you have such a big, beautiful bouquet of roses, you have to have a photo shoot!
Can you tell I had too much fun and took too many pictures?!  The roses, lace and pearls were just begging for their pictures to be taken.

 I wish I could afford to have roses like this gracing my mantle all the time!
These roses came all the way from Florida to Idaho and they are big and beautiful  I am going to try my best to dry them so I can enjoy them even longer.

 I love how the focus on the white tulle made the pearls have a bokeh look to them.  So pretty!

See, I had so much fun with these beautiful white roses!  

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my brother's dog.  Everyday it gets a little easier though we will always mourn his loss.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

All dogs go to heaven

 My brother's dog Muttley was killed today in a freak accident.  We were all at my parent's house getting ready to have some family pictures taken when it happened.  It was instant and it happened while he was doing what he loved.  My heart is broken today over the loss of my sweet furry nephew.
 Mutt was only 5 years old so it seems even more unfair.  He loved my brother more than anything and they were the best of friends.  Mutt was going to be a big brother in about 3 months and the thought of his little brother never getting to meet him breaks my heart even more.
 I know he would have been the best big brother, loving and protecting his baby.  He was so full of life and so energetic.  He loved to be scratched, he loved to hunt and he loved to swim.
 My dogs loved their cousin Mutt and he would often spend weekends with us when his mom and dad were out of town.  He loved Cody and wouldn't do anything unless Cody was the one doing it with him.
 Cody is the one who takes responsibility for this sudden, tragic loss and for the first time in our 7 years together, I saw him cry as we laid Muttley to rest at my parent's house today.  He is devastated and is ridden with guilt.  It was an accident and it could have happened to anyone.  Please keep him in your prayers that he can forgive himself for this.
 And please keep my brother and his wife in your prayers as well.  They are both heartbroken by this tragic loss.  They were so looking forward to having pictures taken with Mutt and their new baby soon.  Now we will just have to keep Mutt's memory alive and let his little brother know all about him. 
Muttley, you were one amazing furry nephew and we are going to miss you so much.  I truly believe that all dogs go to heaven and Mutt is definitely up there, running around doing all the things he loves.  Give your fur babies extra loves tonight and never take life for granted.