Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hear No Evil

From the series: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

I am way behind on posts of Sam.  I also have a link to a video a woman in the UK made about our Sammie Sam.  Although Sam says she is not morbid, and wishes people would understand that everyone has a skeleton inside.

I am way behind on posting and have some fabulous pictures from our travels.  Stay tuned. :-)

Each day is  a gift, open now.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Surf's Up Sam!!

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Sam went with us to Santa Barbara at the end of April. I am just getting to publishing the photos. She loved how the water felt on her bones.

May is plant the garden month, and that's what I've been doing.

She loved the beautiful setting, and wants to live there.  Haha Sam, you better become a super star so we can buy a house on the ocean.

My beautiful niece Elizabeth joined us. She'd be a great photo assistant!  Love you girl.
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Each day is a gift, open now!
xo Suz

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Sam Gets A New Ride!

This time with 4 wheels. 
Kevin and Jeff from Uptown Volkswagen

Sam and I rode all the way home with the top down in 40 degree weather. At least 10 people honked at her. An Albuquerque Police car followed us all the way to the city limits. I also saw him taking a picture on his phone.  Sam is going to love riding around town with the top down in warmer weather!

Kevin and Jeff were provided great service, and even picked Sam and me up from the house.  I recommend Uptown VW:
Thanks Guys!

Each day is a gift, open now.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 3 Of The 9 Calico Cochin Chicks

I'm a proud mama, I admit it.
Poor iPhone pic, excuse the poop!

Each day is a gift, open now.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

9 Chicks A Peeping 2014

I had hoped to bring you Sam's New Years glasses shot. But my studio has had house guests, and then the chicks started to hatch.  For those of you who have only know me with Sam...I do lots of other fun activities.
I raise poultry, mostly fancy Bantam Cochins. Cochins are my favorite breed, both standard and bantam. We just had 9 chicks hatch out.  All Calico Cochins.  I hatched these for the 4H kids.  I wanted them to have beautiful birds for our fair this year.  I will try to post a picture every week of this flock. 
Taken with my iPhone. Hour 2. 
Looking for pictures of their parents.  They are stunning chicks. Already great wide body Cochin type with feathered feet.  Peep peep.

 Each day is a gift, open now.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Sam wishes you a bony Christmas! An a very happy 2014.  Thanks for following her, it's been a great year!

Each day is a gift, open now.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

My First Trip Without Sam

I just returned from Italy and Barcelona with my adult daughter. Our first mother/daughter trip since she graduated from 8th grade.  And that was a loooooong time ago.  We made a lot of great memories, had some really funny moments, shared like only mothers and daughters do. Priceless. 
Sam's Day of the Dead altar.
It was my first trip without Sam in a year. There were so many times I thought: "Oh Sam would love this place!" Really, really?  Sam has become a fixture in my life.  I joke that she's somewhere between my invisible friend, and a doll.  As disturbing as this may sound, she is more.  Kinda a pet--a pet rock. Just kidding Sam. :-)  She's been busy in front of the camera at home.

She now has a calendar in my SammieSam shop on Etsy. Greeting cards, and Christmas Cards.  Of course this has all gone to her head.  Some days she is such a diva.  But I love her just the same.

Each day is a gift, open now.