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Happening at the Kramer’s

I had a busy weekend…between some sewing in the sewing room which I told you about in Monday’s blog post and all I’m going to tell you about in this blog post we were hopping.

First off…Rosie graduated from Dog Obedience training class #1.  That was Thursday night.


Rosie is doing fabulous.  This was so good for her.  I am on the waiting list for the next set of classes.

Kalissa and I went to the Amish on Friday morning to get peaches.  They get a shipment each year and we always order them by the case.  They are SO GOOD.  The cost for a case is only $35.

They are fabulous this year.  Nothing beats fresh peaches.  This year they are getting in three shipments.  Kalissa and I both order a case from the first shipment and one from the last.  We eat them like crazy and then make some pies or treats and then…we freeze the rest.

We did a little other shopping in the Amish community.  I discovered I love these…


They were only 25 cents at the Amish grocery store.  I didn’t know if they would be too spicy but they aren’t and I love them.

I spent much of the rest of Friday trying to get ahead on writing blog posts.  I will be gone at the end of the month for a quilting retreat so I was trying to write some blog posts for posts that don’t have a time stamp to them…things like book reviews to fill in the posts.  I know you all will be sad if I didn’t write anything at all for those days.  I might miss a post or two but I’m going to try really hard to fill the slots if I can.

Saturday I was contemplating running to town.  I really didn’t need anything but Kelli asked me to stop at the jewelry store and pick up her wedding rings that she had cleaned.  They aren’t open when Kelli comes this way.  It’s something I could easily do to be helpful.  Then Kayla called and was wondering if I was up for company.  I said SURE!!

Kayla, Jasper, and I all decided to go thrifting.  I ended up finding this table and chairs at the thrift store for only $60.  The top needs an updo but other than that, it’s pretty nice.

Kayla ended up staying overnight.  I was going to have Kalissa and Kelli’s kids for childcare on Sunday.  If she stayed, Jasper could have a little cousin time.

Sunday rolled around and here’s Emmett.  Kayla and I both commented that now the little boys can run.  Watch out world!!

In the craziness of it, Kayla used up some milk of mine that was going out of date by making yogurt.


Jasper was into playing doctor.  It’s so cute watching kids mimic what they experience at the doctor.


Too soon they headed home so it was me and these guys plus Eli.  No one except Gannon would look at the camera.


…and Rosie.  I know I say it all the time but oh, my.  I love the inground fencing.  If you are thinking about it but not sure…do it!  You won’t regret it.  I sure don’t.


Carver is big enough now to help move the babies around by carrying them like this.  Eli isn’t very happy about Carver’s newfound ability.


I finally got Georgie to look at the camera.  Look…it’s a unicorn outfit.  I wasn’t teasing when I said everything with her is horses or unicorns.


These two are such a handful…actually two hands full.  They are everywhere and fast too.  I don’t want to wish time away but I am eagerly waiting for next year so these two have a little better idea of how to be safe.


It was a super long day.  I woke up with Kayla and Jasper here…Kelli picked up her kiddos at  6 pm and Craig didn’t come until 8 pm.  It was a long day with the kids but so fun too.

It was an awesome few days.  I spent time with Rosie, and the family and got some blog work in too….all good things.

TEMPTATION…a puppy??

You all know I’ve been tempted to get a puppy.  Can you guess how hard it was for me when someone I knew had beagle puppies??  SUPER HARD!!

You might remember a month or so ago I had thought I would get a rescue beagle but then someone else got the dog.  Then I had a lead on a beagle puppy from a rescue group.  I debated and debated on getting the puppy.  In the end, I didn’t.

I made the decision to put more work and money into Rosie.  It was the right decision.  She is a much happier dog.

She adores the in-ground fencing.  All of us love the inground fencing.  We love it so much that Betsy, Kalissa’s dog, is getting inground fencing on Monday.  YA-HOO!!

Rosie and I started dog obedience classes and she is doing well.  She’s not the star of the class but she’s holding her own and does everything she’s asked.  She doesn’t love the car rides to class but she loves the class.  I plan to continue on to the next level of classes with her.  I’ve been so busy and haven’t done as much follow-up training at home with her but, she’s still going great.

I’ll admit though, that another dog is still on my mind…not front and center like it was…but, on my mind.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that one of Buck’s classmates that lives in the area had beagle puppies.  I didn’t even know that they had beagles.

I ended up inquiring about them.  Ah…  So tempting.

Here they are…all boys.  There was one girl in the litter but she is already spoken for.

Aren’t they so cute??

You can see why… Continue reading

Rosie’s Adventure with In-ground Fencing

Check out this little dog of mine…it’s Rosie.  She’s here showing off her new collar.  Do you notice the little box on the collar?


If you have inground fencing for your pet, you likely know that the collar means I got in-ground fencing for Rosie.

They came last week but I decided not to write about it then because I wanted to actually see how it will work before I told you all about it.

The company I had install it is… Continue reading

The Puppy Decision

You all might remember that I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster trying to decide on adopting a dog…Brieda was the first option and what started my whole quest for a dog friend for my beagle, Rosie.


It turns out that another family had an approved adoption before I did and Brieda went to them.  I was totally okay with that.  I wanted Breida to be where ever it was best for her and I trusted that the family she went to would be good to her.

Then I got a lead on a little puppy that was also at a rescue.  She doesn’t have a name…just known as Maggie’s puppy.

I did apply for the little puppy.  It was quite a while before I heard back from the rescue.  In the meantime, I scoured the rescue’s  Facebook page for anything about Maggie the little puppy’s momma.  I found this picture… Continue reading