Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Grrr... Internet

We have been having our usual trouble with our internet service this past week. We are currently looking into new providers. Hopefully, we will have these issues permenantly fixed before too long!

We've had a very busy weekend. First off, we made more yams for Sam. He just adores these treats, and we are very happy to keep providing them for him. They taste good too! Sam has been rather upset to see his Mom snacking out of his bag of treats! We would like to thank our good friends Charlie and Sugar for supplying these recipes!

Here is Sam waiting for the yams to be done. He couldn't believe it when we told him they would have to stay in the oven for almost ten hours. He decided to watch the clock to make sure we don't forget them!

Monday was my birthday, so Sam, Aaron and I headed out to the Gilbert Riparian Institute to take a walk and watch the ducks. We had a wonderful day!

Sam really enjoyed himself. Here he is checking one of the decorative walls.

Many different varieties of ducks call the preserve home. We are wondering what this one is...

Sam found the water rather relaxing. He meditated for a long time in this spot. I wonder what he is thinking?

We are trying to get our internet up as quickly as we can! We miss visiting all of our friends and try to look at as many blogs as possible when it is up. Please be patient a little longer!


  1. Sam looks quite sporty with that watch on. We wonder what he was thinking about too, probably how much he misses Cisco. Hope you can solve your internet problems.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  2. I love that picture of you watching the water, Sam! I just love studying things like you're doing. And exploring, too. That institute place sounds like a cool place to snoof around!
    Hope your internet probs get sorted out soon!
    Play bows,

  3. I love your watch! I am going to ask Beth to get me one! Nothing worse than when our internet isn't working....

  4. Sam is thinking, what will happen to me if I jump in the water after those ducks?

    Trust me - I've seen that look before :)

  5. He is thinking: splash, chase ducks, sniff some more.....YAM treats mmmmmmmmmmm.

    you look soooooooooooo cool with yur watch on!!!!
    And we love love love your pics where you're contemplating the water...
    you look sooooo relaxed!!!!!
    Happy happy (belated) birthday mommy!!!!!
    that place where you went all together seems wonderful!!
    Wish were with you!!!!!
    Hope your internet problem get fixed soon!!!!!!!
    And we love you tons!!!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks

  7. I love the watch on Sam! Will it be a cell phone next? ;-)))

    Internet problems for me rate right up there with computer and car problems!! I go through withdrawl when I don't have them!! Hope you get it all figured out quickly and easily!!

  8. We fight internet problems all of the time. WE live too far out for cable or DSL, and we tried satellite for a while. We are now just using Verizon laptop cards.

  9. Sorry you are having internet problems. We go through spells of having trouble too.
    Sam is a very pretty boy, or should I say handsome boy!!
    I liked you blog very much

  10. Happy Belated Birthday!
    Looks like you had a great day!

  11. Happy Birthday to your Mom, Sam!
    Sure it was great that your Mom made more yams for you!
    Your pictures are pawesome!
    Internet problems are a nightmare!
    I hope you find a good provider soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  12. Happy Birthday!

    What a great way to spend the day!

    Sorry about the internet issues - that khan be sooooo frustrating!


  13. Yay, Sam! I'm happy you all had a great time on your Mom's B'day! Monday was my Dad's B'day too.

  14. LOVE the picture of Sam watching his Timex!!! That duck sure has long, big feet! Maybe that water looks so refreshing that you'd like to take a dip in it??? At any rate - love watching YOU watching hehee! And hope Mom gets server issues done with - those are a pain!
    Big Hugs xo

  15. Sam,
    Funny that your mom's making yam for bought us these new treats and they are called Sam's Yam! You can have your Sam's Yam and we'll have our Sam's Yam. Trying saying Sam's Yam 3 times fast...
    Anywho, we hope you'll get your internet problems solve soon.

    Sam & June

  16. Happy B-day Mom! I am sure you were cover and mothered in LOVE!

    Licks from Olive :)

  17. Sam, ay, yams?! Haha. Belated Happy Birthday, Mom! Kinda diggin your weather. We love snow, but the human's grumbling a lot about it. But Sam's puppy pic makes it all better!


  18. Happy Birthday!!!
    I know my mom would be sneaking in my yam snack pack if I had one...hmmmmm...perhaps we'll try some cooking...
    Anyway, lovely day you had!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  19. Oh, poor Sammy! Your mommy eats YOUR treats? That's terrible!

    Oh, well, it was her birthday, after all. I guess you should share. A little.

    ~Cousin Frisky

  20. Happy Birthday Mom!
    What a great walk you all had!
    Looks like a beautiful place!
    Great pictures!
    Hope your internet problems get fixed soon!
    Well done watching your yams and the water, Sam!


  21. LOL!!! Sam with that watch on! He is a watch dog for sure!!! Hey! It looks sunny where you are!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

  22. What a great place for a nice walk...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  23. Sam you are sooooooooooo cute with your watch! I hope your Yam treats were wonderful. I love them too and whenever my Mom makes a sweet potato for herself I believe it should be for me.

  24. When Sam was meditating by the river we think he was wondering if his snacks were ready to come out of the oven yet☺

  25. Hi Sam, you've got a great blog! Thanks for coming to visit me. I think that bird is an American Coot.
    your new pal,
    Bruce the cat:)