Saturday, October 24, 2009


Our Dear Blogging Friends,

The past two months have been quite hectic for me and our family and it has become harder for me to keep up with my blogging as much as I would like to and not to mention, posting.

A month ago, my daughter Ashley, was diagnosed with Colitis and also with a large tumor on one her ovaries. The next week, I fell and broke my nose. This past Wednesday, Ashley had surgery to remove the tumor which was binign and came home today. We feel very blessed!

Ashley has two babies that are only eleven months apart. Yep, you heard right! The youngest is four months old and she is here with us this week and her fifteen month old brother has been staying with his other grandparents.

On Monday, I am going up to help take care of Ashley and her family for several days every week. She can't lift the babies for six weeks so I will be sort of out of pocket until then.

However, I will bring my lap top and try to keep up with everyone's posts when I have some down time in the evenings. That is, if I can still stay awake after I put the babies to bed. I'm not sure when I we will be posting next, but I will have to play that by ear also.

Riley and Star are still dancing their little feet off and will continue Dancing With The Star but the show's schedule is uncertain for right now and most likely, I will post from time to time on the weekends when I'm home.

We love hearing from all of you and we promise to stay in touch whenever we can until things get back to normal again.

Love to all of you,

(Riley and Star's Mommy)



Blogger Martha and Bailey said...

We wish Ashley well in her recovery - thank goodness the tumour was benign!
You are right you are blessed and family comes first.
We completely understand that and you have no need to explain.
Please take care of yourselves and your family - we will all be here whenever you have the time but there is no pressure!!!
You have enough to be getting on with.
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

October 25, 2009 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope Ashley has a speedy recovery and we are so glad to hear that the tumor was benign!
We're not going anywhere, guys! Family comes first!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

October 25, 2009 at 2:58 AM  
Blogger Bijou said...

Family comes first, so we understand you have to be gone for awhile. Enjoy your time with the grandbabies, we will be here when you get back.


October 25, 2009 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Frankie Furter said...

Oh my goodness. Your family has their paws full right now. I'll keep my paws crossed for everyone to get back on their feet and their tails wagging. You two will need to give your two leggers lots and lots of love and understanding. Snuggles to you all.

October 25, 2009 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger Piappies World said...

Hi Stephanie, Riley & Star,

It's good to know that Ashley is ok. Do take your time with the family. Family is #1 and we hope that we get to entertain you when ever you get the chance to see our posts. We consider you our friends here and that would not change as you take it easy on the postings.

Take care and we pray for you and your family with Star and Riley to be well.

- Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy, Bullet
Piappies World

October 25, 2009 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Benny and Lily said...

Oh my goodness...we wish all of you the best. Our paws are crossed
Benny & Lily

October 25, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Twix said...

We will miss you but understand. We will be praying for you all as well.

October 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Aww! We will say some prayers for Ashley and your family! Please just take good care (and don't over-do!) Don't worry about blogs at ALL!
Tail wags,

October 25, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Remington said...

Beth here! I am so happy all turned out okay. Now it's just the "little" things that take up SO much time.... Deep breaths and lots of prayers! Before you know it all will be back to normal! Take care....and as far as your little dancers I think all of us can just close our eyes and see them even if you don't post any pics for awhile!

October 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are furry happy to see the tumour was benign -

My mom understands the khloseness in age 'thingie' - Auntie Di and Unkhle Paul are only fourteen months apart -

Please take all the time woo need to attend to your furmaily: human AND khanine!


October 25, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie, Riley and Star,

We are really sorry about the medical problems going on with you and your family. We wish Ashley all the best in her recovery!!!

Stephanie, please try to take care of yourself first, because if you are not feeling good then you cannot be of help.

As far a Riley and Star go I,m pretty sure that they could use a bit of a rest, my gosh they have been dancing non stop for weeks now!!!

We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, Tessa and Blu

October 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Mochi and Mommy said...

We're so glad Ashley's tumor was benign. We hope that she has a speedy recovery!

Please don't worry about the blog and take care!

We're crossing our paws for all of you!


October 25, 2009 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Teddy Bear said...

We are so glad that everyone is ok. We will be praying for Ashley and for your Mama's nose.

Teddy Bear

October 25, 2009 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Madi and Mom said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for the update on Ashely. Prayers have been answer as to the outcome of the surgery. Now we will send up prayers for a successful recovery. What a blessing to have two sets of grandparents near by. Pace yourself with the wee ones. It is a big job.
Big hug Madi and Mom

October 26, 2009 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Snowy and Crystal said...

awwh we read the previous post before this..didn't realize what you two and your beautiful family have been going through *wet licks*

but we are so happy to read that your sister Ashley is home and everyone is ok.

Please take it easy guys and take very good care of your mama so that her nose can heal sooo quick .. also help everyone else with Ashley and the babies .. we know that you two are responsible enough and will be good at making everyone SMILE big :)

we luv ya lots guys...
Take care

maltese licks,

October 26, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Glad to know Ashley is ok! We wish her a speedy recovery!
I am going to miss you but sure you need to take care of important things in your family!
I will be thinking of you!
Kisses and hugs

October 26, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger The OP Pack said...

You have a lot to deal with right now. Mom fully understands the fatigue that can set in from little ones with all the grandkids here. We are so sad your daughter has to go through this but so thankful for a benign report. Hope the nose is healing nicely. Don't worry about the blog - we will all still be here cheering and voting for Riley and Star and for your family too.

Hugs, the OP Pack

October 27, 2009 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger Frankie Furter said...

Just stopped by to say that I am thinking of you.

October 27, 2009 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Jan Mader said...

You just take care of your family. We can still smile when we think of Riley and Star's little dancing paws.

When you get better and when your family gets better we'll be right here. Meanwhile, you've still got our votes!

October 27, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Draco and his Mom said...

We are so happy that Ashleys tumor was benign...wishes for a fast recovery. Hope your nose heals properly. We know how life can jump around sometimes, and will be checking in to see any updates. Until then,
Draco and Debra

October 27, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Huskee and Hershey said...

Hope that it'll all be back to normal for you.. glad that Ashley's tumour was benign.
Take care and we miss you guys..

October 27, 2009 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger ScrapsofMe said...

Lots of prayers for a quick and full recovery and for strength for you to carry on taking care of everyone.
Bonnie and the support staff

October 27, 2009 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger MAX said...

Dear Stephanie
I have just picked up this blogpost now and am sorry my response is so late. I am very sorry to hear about all the difficulties you guys are facing. I just wanted to send our love and warm wishes to you and your daughter - for a quick and total recovery.
With love
Caryl (Max's mom) in SA

October 28, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Agatha and Archie said...

Don't you worry qw qill be right here and we are so glad all turned out well!! Go and enoy your family!! Love A+A

October 29, 2009 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Thor said...

Glad Ashley is ok! We hope she has a speedy recovery! We┬┤re praying to all of you!

October 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Your life sounds amazingly busy
dear mommy of the cute little ones ( and grandmother too)
We send hugs and wags from New York
love from Elizabeth and Buster

October 31, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Sierra Rose said...

With some big heartfelt hugs and wishes, please take good care of your family. Sounds like both sides of the family are in the area to help. So glad Ashley is ok, and the youngins have all of you!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

October 31, 2009 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Dory and the Mama said...

We are thinking and praying for you and your family!

Dory and the Mama

October 31, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Madi and Mom said...

Hi Star and Riley,
we could not let Halloween pass w/o saying BOO to you! We hope your sis is improving greatly each day. Hi Stephanie.
Madi and Mom

October 31, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Cocorue said...

Glad Ashley is fine and you'd better take care of yourself too

blog when you can and don't feel too pressured


November 3, 2009 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Oskar said...

We'll all be right here waiting when you have time!



November 4, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger SEDONA said...

Hey guys,
Wow, what a pawful lot is going on in your household. First, what a relief that your human sister is alright. Second, hope your human's nose is feeling better. I will be crossing my paws really tight for both of them, that they heal well. I bet your human will have a great time with the little 2-legger! Don't feel bad if she has less time for you, I'm sure she'll make it up to ya!
Your pal,

November 7, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

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