Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Catching Up!

Hmmm when did I last blog?

I decided to do a little video of pictures from the past week or so...It saved space! We went to Topsail Island last week on vacation with and thanks to my mom and dad. I took a TON of pictures. Not to mention pictures shared from friends, and well, it just made for picture overload. So a little video it is. It was a good week though. We could walk right out the back door and go for a boat ride or fish off the dock or swim. and we could walk about a block and half away to get to the ocean. Can"t beat that!Travis worked on his skim boarding skills and has become quite good at it. Riley likes to eat sand, which doesn't thrill me, but it's cute to watch his expressions! And there is just no stopping him either. Jay's parents came down for a day to play and visit and the Pope's came and stayed and Sandra did too. For the most part, the weather cooperated, although it was rainy one day, but we werent' complaining! So it was lots of sunshine, laughs and giggles, sand, water,tubing, friends, food and fun. There is just nothing like having fun with the one's you love. So make sure you click on the video below to see pictures of our fun.

Speaking of one's you love...our precious Golden Retriever Ginger, that has been our girl for the past 9 years, since she was 6 weeks old, passed away July 4. She had a stroke 2 summer's ago and has never been quite the same since. We feel for certain that neighborhood fireworks likely caused her to have a heartattack. We were at Pauline's house, enjoying the view of fireworks from both Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach not to mention fireworks the neighbors were putting on. We arrived home around 11pm, and noticed that Ginger did not walk out to greet us when we got there. That immediatly concerned me. My poor old girl had found a safe spot to hide in, and just looked like she was sleeping with her head resting on her paws. I feel really guilty for not being there with her during it all. I KNOW she is scared of fireworks and thunder. But it's too late now. We buried her in the back yard, under a small little oak tree we planted with 2 of her beloved tennis balls. She is facing the house so she can keep an eye on us always. She was my girl, and life will never be the same without her.

My beautiful Ginger....March 15, 2000 - July 4, 2009
Rest in Peace sweet girl. I love you always.


Anonymous said...

Lindsey..As always I enjoyed your picture video.I still would like to eat up that sweet little fellow Riley.His pictures just make you want to squeeze him. He is really growing and so is Travis. Looks like you all had a nice vacation.Sorry about your dog. I feel your pain I lost my cat of 10 years about a month ago. So hard still miss her.Thanks for sharing with us...Emily

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, the video of pictures looks as if you all had so much fun. I am so glad that all of you could enjoy that vacation together. I am so sorry about Ginger, it's very difficult to lose such a precious member of your family. I know you have many loving memories to provide you comfort. Thinking of you, Love, Debbie and Gary

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, What a precious video...I think I have looked at it 3 times already! Ha! It looks like everyone had good times and fellowship. Love the pictures of Travis and his great big smiles! And, Riley and his funny little expressions! Lindsey, I am so sorry about Ginger. Love you, Pauline

brad.kellie.carter.lucy said...

That post made me cry! We had Goldens when I was growing up and they are the sweetest dogs. I know you are going to miss her so much ~ I get a very attached to my dogs and heartbroken when they pass. I hope you will always remember the good times with Ginger and that will put a smile on your face.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, first I must tell you how sorry I am about you losing Ginger. What an absolutely beautiful dog she was. She certainly didn't look that old...must have been because she was loved so much.
The video was so sweet, and the children sure looked like they had a blast. Travis sure is great with the skim board. He sure has great balance, and a terrific teacher also!
Baby Riley can smile his way through anything, even if it is eating sand (yuck).He is getting so nice and "chunky", bless his heart. Everyone looked so happy, and so relaxed. Glad you had a chance to get away, and just chill, and enjoy life.
Thanks for sharing your trip, in pictures.

Love and Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Gods little blessings is all I can come up with...eatem up!!!! Sorry about the loss of your pet....We are getting ready to have more puppies tonight or tomorrow...Yes Jenny is pregnant again with a mix of Goldenretreaver. I guess we are never going to have her mate with a lab but her puppies are beautiful with the GR mix....take care!!!!!!Barbara

Anonymous said...

Love the video -- and as always I just can't believe how much Riley is growing in size and personality. His smile just makes my heart, smile! :) Looks like every one had a blast at the beach... who would not!
Your once upon a time nurse


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