Thursday, October 6, 2016


I was a little girl here.

Mom is in the middle of her 13 day work stretch, she is on day #5.  It seems that it is much harder for us to get on here, and read comments or even post once a week, and we are ashamed to say Facebook, it is fast and easy for us to like something or comment quickly and check on our friends. 

That being said, it is still nothing like our Blogville, and being part of this family.  Mom tells us it will not be like this forever and before long we will be back blogging happily and answering your posts.

A wonderful thing happened  because of Blogville and we wanted to share it with you.  Well, you all know our Macey.  And her lymphedema.  Finally, after fighting insurance companies and medical supply companies Maceys $8,000.00 pump arrived a few weeks ago.

Once a day for one hour she uses it, we can see some difference in her foot and leg, but we also can tell that she must be faithful and always keep on her schedule.  She is handling the routine very well.

So that was good news, BUTT here is even better news.  Last week Charlie's mom from downunder posted a letter that her granddaughter had sent to the prime minister asking for his permission for an angora rabbit.  Apparently, there is a rule that where she lives no one can have rabbits.  Grandmas started talking and came up with the idea that maybe Macey and Josie could be REAL snail mail pen pals.  What a grand idea. 

So here is Macey at the post office mailing a Halloween card to her faraway friend.  Whooohoooo....see how blogville impacts our life so wonderful!!!

On Saturday mom did not have to work so she had three of the grandgirls over to our house to make chocolate covered apples ........well you know how pinterest items do not always look like our own......

Piper, McKenna and 1/3 apple on a jumbo stick.

Macey stirring the chocolate.

 Macey decorating the apples.

Where's Piper?

 Macey and Piper with Halloween teeth.

Completed leftover apple slices.

In the little village of Bentonsport, buying pumpkins later in the day.

So Mom and the girls had a great day.  We three pugs mostly laid around hoping something sweet would be dropped on the floor to us.  We did snuggle with the girls while they watched the new goosebumps movie.  

(One year ago today our dad had his work accident.  It has been a long and changing year for our family.  He has his last appt. with the back doc yesterday so the next step in his life is to do a Function Capacity Test.  The doc yesterday told him he has at least a 30% loss with his arm, and we do not know the results of the back yet. We are glad this year is almost over.  Always though there are people and families in much much worse places then ours, we have an immense amount to be thankful for, so please send your prayers today to others struggling when we may not even know.)

We will be back.
Stella Rose and Momma


  1. What fantastic news for you Macey
    Lily & Edward

  2. It's so good that your mom had this fantabulous girls day, she deserved such a fab day after all that work and the hard things she had to manage. I'm happy that Macey has a pen pal from down under and I'm happy happy that the pump arrived... it was so great to read all that good news :O)) hugs to you all!

  3. Loved seeing the girls make their candy apples. They ALMOST look like the ones on FB hee . . . hee . . . We are also glad Macey got her pump AND a few pal Down Under!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Hari OM
    this was a bundle of not just good news, but grrrreat news!!! Sending the Love as requested &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. We know the feeling about blogging. I sure miss the days! FB and Instagram have made things different for sure. The girls are getting so big. I hope the rest of the year is kind to you and your family!

  6. Great news my dearest BFF, I haf missed you, glad you are back
    Give our Momma a big hug and make her sit down and REST
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. We're so glad that Macie's leg pump came in at last! How good for her!

  8. How exciting. Lots of good news. So good to see Macey wearing shoes and looking so good! Snail mail friends are such fun!

  9. hay ewe dawgs.....sum grate nooze inn deed....we iz buzzed happee for Macey & how kewl her finded a reel for sure pen pal way cross de pond ~~~~~ we noe mom N joyed her familee time; thatz all that matterz rite now....bloggin can wait....we will still bee heer.....knot much goin on in blogland rite now any way troo lee ~~~~~ { de food servizz gurl noez all bout werk weekz like that.... we send mom hugz ♥♥♥ }

  10. There is so much love in your life...
    Beautifur grrls making chocolate apples. Yay fur snail mail. Snail mail is pawsome!
    Your Furend in Vancouver
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  11. We're so happy to hear about Macey's pump. The girls look like they had a great time.

  12. OH my Pugs how good it is to see a post from you and your lovely adorable little humans. I cannot tell you how very happy it made all 3 of us to read about Macey's pump finally arriving. Dad just asked mom the other day. We are beyond astounded at how long it took to be approved.
    Miss Deb I would like to say that you are one extra super duper fun Grandma. If I were a little human I would want you to adopt me.

    Hugs to you Pugs, your peeps, your kitties and all your humans
    Madi your bffff and Mom

  13. We're so glad Macey finally got her pump. So much going on at your house. We hope things settle down soon. We hope your mom likes her job!

  14. Hooray for the pump!! and OMD OMC those apples look yummy!!

    Matt & Matilda

  15. Hugs from Edgar and his mum!

  16. We are so happy for Macy!!

    Those apples look delish and now Mama has it in her head that she can make those apples too!! Bet it is a messy weekend around here BOL!!

  17. Yay for Macey's pump! We hope it works wonders for her! Those chocolate covered apples sure look yummy.

  18. I'm sorry you guys are so busy, but congrats on getting your girl her pump!

  19. It was nice to see your family pictures. Ghostwriter has been working a lot more lately too, and has had less time to write. Glad to see Macy's finally got the machine for her leg edema.

  20. YUM, chocolate apples!!!!!!! Well, OK, we can't have the chocolate, but APPLES!!!!!!

  21. Good to hear from you, hope to see you back soon!

  22. We are very glad that Macey had her pump and is receiving the best care. We love all her pictures.

  23. My gosh, a year has gone by already! I hope your Dad finds out soon what is going to happen. Those pictures of the grandgirls were good, and they made some good looking apples!

  24. Time waits for no one and hours are like diamonds. In many ways the year since the accident seems so long yet in other ways it went by fast. We are so glad Macey was able to get the pump.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  25. I'm so happy to hear of Macey's pump and that she doesn't mind the routine. And, I'm glad for you that this year is over. May the coming year be far better for you.

  26. So glad to hear Macey is doing well. I'm sorry she has to go through that routine each day, but if it keeps her happy and healthy than it is certainly worth it! Getting ready for Halloween looks like a lot of fun at your home!


  27. We are keeping Macey in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all♥