Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Paul, Nana, Shopping, Sleeping and Dean Martin

Howdy Everybuddy, sorry we're late but Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends who celebrate it.   We've had a quiet week.  This Thursday it was our brother Paul's birthday.  Mum says how can he be 26 when she's not much older than that herself.  WTH, mum have you looked in the mirror lately??  On the same day it was also three years since our Nana passed away.

Mum remembers this day as one filled with memories of the day her son was born and also the love of  a wonderful, sweet and beautiful mother.  

Our Nana loved her grandchildren very much and they loved her too.  She is missed everyday.  This is a photo of our brother Paul with Nana when he was two weeks old.


So, on this day we celebrated our brother's special day, went out for tea and had some yummy cake.  Well everybuddy else had some, we missed out!  Totally unfair.  

 Another thing about our Nana is that she absolutely LOVED christmas.  She always wore her christmas hat and loved this singing Father Christmas.  

Yesterday mum was trying to get some Christmas shopping done.  She was useless.  No presents but she did come home with this magnet!  She saw it in a bookshop and just had to buy it. 

We bigified it so you can read the words.

So mates, that's what this week held for us.  Mum says it's so nice having lazy sleepy dogs. 

That's it for now.  We'll leave you with Nana's favourite singer.  Mum says she reckons Nana was a little bit in love
 with Dean Martin.  
 See ya soon.
No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella





  1. Happy birthday to Paul and nice to remember Nana. We too are behind on all things Christmas but we have got our cards out. Yours is on the way. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. What a lovely bitter-sweet post...
    licks & love
    Wally & Sammy

  3. Yes, a bitter-sweet time. Nana looked a lovely lady.
    I can see why the magnet was a must have.
    Don't panic about Christmas just yet!

  4. We hate to tell ya that our Mommy has all her shopping done and all gifts are wrapped. She is almost done with our cards too. She just has some packages to mail out.

    I think this is kismet, listen to this... When our Grandma died (Mommy's Mom) Mommy cleaned out her Florida house. She took all of Grandma's Christmas decorations home with her to NY. When she was packing the van, there was one box that would NOT fit. There was just no way she could have squeezed that one last box in, so Mommy had to leave it behind. Stay with me here.... So here we are in Florida for the winter spending Christmas in Grandma's house (the first Christmas here in almost 16 years). Mommy remembered that ONE box that never made it north. She crawled up into the attic and pulled it out. IT'S THE SAME SANTA THAT YOU HAVE! It was our Grandma's favorite too! Santa is proudly displayed on the table right next to our tree. It's a sign I'm telling ya!!

    We think of our Grandma every single day. And sometimes I swear I feel her petting me. We miss her so much.

    Lily Belle

  5. Happy burthday to Paul. My MOM says "no worries" all the time. I have no idea why, or where it came from. Just know she has said it for as long as I can remember.

  6. Happy Birthday, Paul! It's nice that you have such warm memories of your mother.


  7. Happy Birthday, Paul! This is the time of year to be remembering grandma's we think. Ours has been gone since 1974, but mom misses her especially during this time of year. Mom says she got her "crazy dog-lady" gene from our grandma!

    -Bart and Ruby

  8. Happy Birthday, Paul! SHE misses HER mum, too. It's been 10 years, but the memories are always there!

    Love your magnet....

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. We hope Paul has a happy birfday! How about No Worries AND Be happy!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. We can see why your mom had to have that magnet. It's perfect!
    Happy Birthday to Paul!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Happy Birthday to Paul and sweet thoughts of Nana. We always wondered why you always sign off on comments with "no worries". Guess it is a tribute to Nana's memory - very nice.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Aw Carol what a sweet, sweet post.
    Hey, great find with the magnet!!

  13. It's always hard when there's something happy and something sad on the same day. Dean Martin! Now there's a name from the dim dark past ;) X

  14. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!

  15. I like the term "mateship"...that's the first time I've heard or read that :-)

  16. Nana had great taste in singists... he was one of my Grandad's favourites! Deccy x

  17. What a wonderful tribute to your Nana! A Happy Birthday to Paul. It must be a bittersweet day for your Momma to combine one of her happiest moments with one of her saddest moments. I have a Dean Martin Christmas cd. He was a wonderful crooner. As for you sleeping dogs, I say, a sleeping dog is always a good dog! :)

  18. Hi there! We just found your blog, through Stella Rose. Very nice to meet you!

    Ps. -our mom and Grandma are crazy about Christmas too!

  19. Happy Birthday Paul!
    26 where did the time go, we also have a 26 yr old, seems like yesterday they were babies huh. Oh we would have loved your Nana also, Dean Martin I love that song.

    The silvers and more


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