Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Grumpy making deviled eggs~

Kelsey (Tyler's gf), Layla and Jarret


Mike relaxing~

Jeffie and Tyler

Dustin (Jeffie's husband)

Landon and Wyatt

Our excursion to Half Moon Cay of the Bahama's~

Carnival Ecstasy from Half Moon Cay Island

Mike relaxing under the palm trees~

Hello from Half Moon Cay!

Loving Life on Half Moon Cay~

Pictures of us all on the ship~

Cheryl and Landon on the Lido Deck

Grumpy is King for a Day

Leaving the harbor at Nassau

Mike and Sue in the Wind Star Dining Room

More Cruise pictures~ Pictures at the dock in Nassau~

Our cruise to the Bahamas 2016 on the Carnival Ecstasy, sailing out of Charleston, SC~

Mike took me on a cruise to the Bahamas this year for our 49th wedding anniversary.  I would like to share some of our pictures with my High Calling Cocker family!  We had an absolutely wonderful time!

We saw the Disney Dream pulling into port in Nassau...aka the "Mickey Boat".

Mike  and Sue out on our balcony

Enjoying our afternoon after lunch, on the Lido Deck

Look!  It's Atlantis!!!!  In real life!

Closer picture of Atlantis

Final moments of sunset~

Enjoying ourselves~

Loving life...hope we can do it again someday!

The love of my life~

Update on "Mama Sue"~

Hello to all my High Calling Cocker family!

Well, I know I promised you all an update around Thanksgiving time, but I've been so busy, I'm just getting around to it today!

Ladybug is enjoying being here in North Carolina, as she has the run of our big fenced in yard. She never seems to tire, playing fetch, and tennis balls are among her very favorite toys!

Our daughter, Katie, and her new baby boy, Caleb,will be arriving in January to stay with us for five months while her husband is in Air Force training. We've never met the little guy, as he was born in Hawaii and we were afraid the long flight would be too hard on my Sweet Boy. (Hubby...aka "Grumpy")

For now, I have "Danger" here with us, which is my black and white champion male. My daughter took him with her to Hawaii and she will be taking him when her husband is through training and gets to his new duty station. Ladybug and I are having a wonderful time with Danger here. He's so sweet and loving. She is really enjoying having someone to play with who speaks her "language". hehehe Who knows...I just might have puppies next year from these two. I'll have to give this a little more thought and prayer.

Thanksgiving was so busy here. We had a house filled with family, and I ended up cooking complete turkey dinners on both Thanksgiving and also the day afterwards.

Just before Thanksgiving, we went on our very first cruise. It was a five day junket to the Bahamas. We took our daughter Cheryl and her two little ones. We really had a ball, and are looking forward to going again someday soon. I will be adding pictures as I get around to it.

As most of you know, I have taken up quilting for a hobby and really enjoying it. I think my family is all "quilted out", so I have decided to sell the ones I make to help pay for the fabric I've invested in. You can see the quilts I have for sale at this link High Calling Quilts
I made a really cute "cocker quilt" for a precious friend. Here are some pictures of Andrea as she got the quilt out of the box.   Isn't she soooo pretty?  And her dogs are precious!

I am in the process of making some quilts for Christmas. If you are interested in any of them, please email me at

Please visit my quilt website to see what I have available.
 High Calling Quilts

 I will be adding the Christmas quilts to my quilting blog soon.
I listen to worship music in my quilting studio as I create each quilt. They are truly a creation from my heart to your home.

I hope you all are enjoying this Advent season leading up to Christmas! It is my very favorite time of the year!

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for sending your son, Jesus Christ to redeem us!

 God bless and keep you all!

Ranger from Las Vegas~ (formerly from Arkansas)

My little baby, Ranger, is five years old today!

I can still remember the day, five years ago, talking to you in the phone after Ranger had just been born. His mamma only had one baby, and he was going to be mine! 😘

He is the best puppy! He and his big lab sister, Heidi, just love each other! He and I do pet therapy visits every month and he lives up to his full name, Ranger Reader, by having little kids read to him every month. He's such a joy!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

(Formerly Arkansas, now in Las Vegas)

Saturday, November 26, 2016


I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving!  I will be posting some new messages tomorrow.  I love you all!

Mama Sue

"Mr. Lincoln" from West Chester, Pennsylvania~

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Don't eat too much candy....and keep the candy bags out of the reach of your precious doggies!

Love you all,

Mama Sue