Friday, April 17, 2015

Mom's leaving on a Jet Plane

Mom is leaving us today 
and going to California for a few days
There is going to be a family get together
 to remember Mom's stepmother 
who passed away in February. 

Mom worked on a special project for family members
Her stepmother loved to cook so with the help of 
her sister, mom put together a book of favorite recipes

Mom's sister typed most of the recipes 
and emailed them to mom
Then mom copied them into her photo editing software 
and added sunflower accents,
 sunflowers were a favorite of her stepmother. 

Dad brought in a table 
so mom had some room to lay pages out as they printed

Mom printed 2 recipes to a page, 
 front and back

Dad helped her cut pages and punch holes for the binding

Fourteen books! 

It will be a wonderful way to remember her 
every time we make one of these delicioius recipes

Oh Gee! Look at Earl!

He is ready to go to sunny California with Mom
 and get away from this crazy Idaho weather!

And while Mom is away we will be
running in the Mayors Marathon tomorrow

Look out we don't run you over 
with our super fast racing  stroller!

Starting line tomorrow at

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel


  1. What a wonderful idea, a pawfect way to remember Stepmom, so lovely.
    I'll keep my eye out for the stroller...and maybe ask for a lift!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Love the cookbook! And we can't wait to see you at the marathon.

  3. I hope Earl and your mom have a good time. And I love the idea with the cookbook so much, that's just wonderful. Is there any room in your stroller for a weimaraner with tired paws too?
    easy rider

  4. Pawsome idea. Love it. Wishing mum a safe trip. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Oh.My.Pug. That book is such a GREAT idea! Your mom did a lovely job on it and I am sure everyone will LOVE it. What wonderful memories recipes are...the cooking aromas can bring us back in time if we let them. I hope your mom has a safe trip.

  6. We love that idea of the recipe books, and her picture was on it...what a wonderful gift!!! We also love that stroller, that is a great idea so Mabel does not get ran over.....have a safe trip...we will be thinking about you....stella rose

  7. Hari Om
    Now that is what is referred to as labour of love!!! Kudos. ... and looking forward to watching all the runners in the marathon - I will wave from a sidewalk or two... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. That is such a wonderful thing to do and those recipes will be treasured. Safe travels and we'll see the rest of you at the start line!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Hurry back mom. Just a heads up, you won the Zukes treats
    Lily & Edward

  10. That is such a lovely way to remember your stepmum. We will miss you!
    Dip and Elliot x

  11. Aren't you originally from the SF Bay Area?
    If so, maybe we'll run into each other.
    Love Noodles

  12. Your mom is so thoughtful to create that special rememberance of her stepmother!!!
    And your dad is the most wonderful dad to help with the project too.
    Everyone is going to love the recipes that are so crafted by your moms artistry!
    Have a good time mom!
    And Earl,,, you have a good time too!

  13. Wow, what a grreat remembrance! I can't wait to see y'all in the marathon!

  14. Wow, what a grreat remembrance! I can't wait to see y'all in the marathon!

  15. That's a wonderful way to remember her! We're sure everyone will be stoked.

  16. That is such a wonderful idea. A fitting tribute to your grandmom

  17. What a lovely way to remember your mom's stepmom. See you at the race!

  18. That was a super idea - so creative and filled with so much love. Safe travels to Mom and we hope she has a lot of fun too.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  19. You tell Mom to be safe...she won't have you guys to watch out for her.....see you at mile 12, the BP Pwaty Shack for a donut or tow or three...well you get the pic.....Look out for My Sus....she is faster then The Flash!


  20. Oh, that is the coolest idea ever! I so need to do that with my mother-in-law's recipes. Thanks!

  21. What a wonderful idea to share your stepmom' love. Be safe and have fun.

    Aroo to you,

  22. Thats a great idea and your mom will be home quickly. Hazel, maybe I can come visit you while she is gone??


  23. That's a wonderful idea for remembering your mom's stepmom. We have a few of my mom's recipes, and I smile whenever we make them. I love the colorful book. Your mom is very special, with the talent to make something so pretty!