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#137759 Thank you Sammy! My First IGW Secret Santa!

Posted by cbswizzle on 20 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Such a great SS Box!!! :clap: Sammy, you did an awesome job! The picture of Baloo's whole head in that toy is HILARIOUS...and the painting is GORGEOUS!!! :)

#137404 Faith, 9/15/2006 - 12/07/2012, Forever in my Heart

Posted by cbswizzle on 18 December 2012 - 12:23 AM

Laura...I have been avoiding this topic the past few days because I was so afraid of what was within it. I read Faith's story, and it just has always brought tears to my eyes. I have shown her story to nearly every friend and family member in my life. She has been such an inspiration - and you, too, for giving her the kind of life she always deserved, the kind of life that she more than likely would have never had a chance to lead if it weren't for you.

When I first saw this topic populate on the sidebar, my heart sunk. Your Faith is the only "Faith" that I can recall on this site. There may be others here, but when I see or hear "Faith," your baby girl is the only one I think of. I didn't want to click it, I just didn't. Comparing my hesitation to what you must actually be going through is not even fair. I know that there is no way it can be comparable at all.

Well, here I am...I have finally visited this topic. My worst assumption, confirmed. I cannot believe that I am reading this. My heart aches for you, it simply is tearing apart and burning. What I am feeling though can't even be 1% of what you are feeling. I cannot imagine being in your shoes right now. Faith was such a miracle from the start. Her life would not have been possible without you. I am so tearful to write this. I have never even personally spoken to you, but I think I not only speak for myself when I say that I felt as though I know you, knew Faith, and had such a connection to her. Her story is one to be cherished and told for generations to come. She overcame every obstacle thrown at her. And you were right beside her.

I simply can't imagine losing my baby to anything. In the year and a half that I have been here, I feel as though Faith has resonated as a local hero, a mascot of sorts for IGW. Her beautiful face, her triumphant story. Your gorgeous angel will never be forgotten. I pray for you and your family that you find peace. Faith deserved many more years, but at no fault of your own. You gave her more than anyone ever thought she would have. You will see her someday, playing happily at the Bridge, with other iggies. Free of ailment, free of pain. In the meantime, she will always, ALWAYS be with you. She will always be near, and she will ALWAYS be such an important topic of inspiration not only in my life, but all of IGW - that I am sure of.

Rest in Peace sweet, sweet Faith. Fly amongst the angels, which is where you belong. :beatingheart: You got your wings a little earlier than most...it just means that God was eager to have you join him over anyone else that day. It's that something amazing, something beautiful, something inspirational in you. :)

#136686 You are the best Jaime, Nino & Zeta!

Posted by cbswizzle on 10 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

Such cute jammies, and the hat and scarf combo are to die for!!! So adorable!!! Looks like a job well done, Jaime, Nino, and Zeta!!!

How thoughtful of Nino to give up his girlfriend. It looks like he made Taf and Gracie quite happy :P lol!

#136360 It's Christmas at our house!

Posted by cbswizzle on 08 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Woohoo! Lots of toys for the girls!!! They look like they're having a lot of fun, and with that many toys, I think it's safe to say that they will be having tons of fun for a long time to come! :)

The biscotti looks so good! I second Linda's request to post the recipe! :wub: Also, those paw print socks are too cute!!!

Where would one fine this hide-a-squirrel thing? I've never seen one before! So cute though, especially with the little santa hats, LOL :LOL: great job Sylvia!

#136190 Riley's portrait

Posted by cbswizzle on 07 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

Oh my gosh, too cute. :wub: You should hang them so they are looking at each other :)

#136051 Ours went out today :)

Posted by cbswizzle on 06 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

I wouldn't be able to contain myself :jump: I'd have to sneak in and see, celebrate, then tape it back up and act surprised when hubby came home :LOL:


Posted by cbswizzle on 06 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

Aww! What happy pups! Posted Image I love how Nino is just immediately grabbing the toy from his stocking, lol. He isn't shy! Posted Image

They look great in their new jams! I love how soft and velvety Zeta's look, and the sock monkey ones are just TOO cute! Posted Image and new blankies are the best!!!

Nino zooming past and the nose pics are too funny. Zeta's expression is just priceless. :D

The magnets are adorable! I saw them online and added them to my Christmas list! Heehee! And that cup is precious. I absolutely love it. What an awesome and unique idea, I would have never thought of that. It's just one of those amazing gifts that will always be close to your heart.

Paisley, too, has that dragon! It's made of some really durable material for hard chewers, so far it's been one of the best toys Paisley's had. She adores hers, I'm sure your two will love it as well. Such a great toy, I just always feel bad when she chews it because it's just so darn cute…lol!

Great job, Elisabeth, looks like you made some pretty happy pups and one happy momma Posted Image

#135860 The Boxes are ready to ship, yes boxes!

Posted by cbswizzle on 05 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Ooh pretty! Too bad I didn't sign up this year :( or it could be coming to us! We're in your time zone! :D Gracie makes a great little Santa's Helper!!!

#135733 Christmas card adress list

Posted by cbswizzle on 04 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

Last minute, but sent! Paisley and I loved receiving cards from everyone last year :) can't wait to get the list so we can send ours!