Thursday, December 1, 2022

5, Five, Cinco


How I wish I had a magic wand and I could turn back the hands of time. Five years seems like an eternity ago, yet some days it is all so raw like it just happened.

Our animal lover friends know how we feel. It's a heartbreak that never goes away. 

Yes, my tears still fall. They are dripping down my face right now. I still feel your pitter patter in my heart. I pray I carry that feeling until it is time to be reunited with you once again.

I love you Lily Belle. 



Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Not Again...

 Just a week and a half ago, Rolf and I were on vacation enjoying the beautiful sights, sounds and tastes of Miami. 

Our beautiful view friom the 34th floor of my niece Colleen's apartment.
She was in Singapore for work. 

We're back home now preparing for a big hit from Hurricane Ian. 

The blue dot is where our house is

We are praying very hard for all in the path of this storm. It's supposed to be a real doozy! 

As of now the track of it is heading right towards us. Five years ago we had $45,000 in damages from Hurricane Irma. Ugh..... We don't want to deal with damages again. Hoping the path changes but doesn't look too good at the moment. 

We will remain here in the house. We are prepared the best we can be. We will not "abandon ship." Pray for us please.


Kim & Rolf

Wednesday, April 13, 2022



I believe in signs, do you?

Lily & Muffin are just checking in from the Bridge.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Still Here

 Well folks, we're still here. I know we don't post often now that the pups are at the Bridge. Not that our life is boring because it is far from! 

Here's what we've been doing.....

Always cooking. My passion.

Disney weekly


Feeding my Buntings (they ate it all)

 Doggie Sat for Cooper

My homemade Christmas Croquembouche

 Got my 1st car loan in over 40 years

 My zen place



Enjoying all that Mother Nature gives us

 Had 2 eye surgeries. Hope no more!

Taking care of Miss Mary. 98 years old. 
Unfortunately she is now on hospice care.                                                       

Having Rolf's family come visit

Loving every minute of my life with Rolf

Life is great! Hope you are all enjoying it too.



Thursday, December 23, 2021

 May you, all our friends, have a blessed and healthy holiday season.

And... Let us remember with love in our hearts, those who are no longer with us.

Kim & Rolf

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Lily Belle, you would be so proud of me. I can finally speak your name without crumbling into a pile a tears. It has taken me 4 years to be able to do so. 

Not a day has gone by in these 4 years since you left us that we don't think of you.

Your Daddy and I miss you so much. Our sweet and gently Lily. 

Someday, we will be together once again. May you be resting in the beautiful glories of Heaven with Grandma, G-Pa Bob and Muffin.

Forever your Mom


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Remembering our little girl


You had such a sweet, sweet soul Muffin. We miss you like crazy. Can't believe it has been 3 years since you scurried off to the Bridge. I know you're taking good care of the family up there. 

Daddy and I are blowing you kisses up to the heavens.


Mommy & Daddy

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Goodbye is not furever

 Perhaps one of our oldest blogging buddies and furever furend Frankie scurried off to the bridge the other day. While I know he is safe there with all his buddies, I know that his Mama's heart is breaking into a zillion pieces.  

Loss of our fur-children is hard. Perhaps one of our hardest losses. It leaves a huge hole in our hearts. We try to remember that goodbye is not furever. We will see our loved ones again. That is what I choose to believe. 

To Lana and Ernie, we send you hugs, love and our sincerest condolences. The blogging community mourns with you.

We all loved Frankie like he was our own. He will be missed but remains close in our hearts.

See you at the Taco Stand someday Frankie. When you done having your taco, go find G-PA Bob and share an ice cream with him.


Kim & Rolf

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Love stays in the heart

 Happy Valentine's Day from these two heavenly angels.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Birthday Memories

Happy heavenly birthday sweet Lily Belle. Today you would have been 17.

Love & miss you always,

Mommy & Daddy

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Seventy One

Happy birthday to the man who keeps me sane, happy, healthy, loved, supported and so much more....

Love you Rolf!




Thursday, December 31, 2020

 May 2021 bring you all good health & happiness.

Happy New Year!

Kim & Rolf

Monday, December 28, 2020

Sweet 16


Our little gray goose

Spending your sweet 16th birthday at the Rainbow Bridge. We pray it will be a beautiful day for you up there.

Love and miss you soooo much Muffin.


Mommy & Daddy

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

 Wishing all our friends a safe and very Merry Christmas!

Sending ton's of love to the Rainbow Bridge and to Heaven. We miss you all.


Kim & Rolf

Friday, December 11, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


It's been three years already Lily Belle since you scurried off to the Bridge. In my heart it seems like just yesterday. But at times it feels like forever since I've held you in my arms. The emotions are still so raw. I'm not sure the heart ever fully heals. 

I hope you're having fun up there with Muffin, Grandma & G-Pa Bob. Tell them I miss them too.


You're in our thoughts and hearts every single day!

Love forever,

Mommy & Daddy

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Birthday Love

Even tho you are in heaven celebrating your 96th birthday, you are always in my heart.

G-Pa Bob

I love and really miss you Dad. 

Forever your girl,



Monday, September 21, 2020

Your time has come..... 9-17-2020

My beautiful and sweet Mother in law, Ursula, has left this earthly world to be healed and become whole again in Heaven.

Twelve years of dementia. Nine in a vegatative state. No one deserves this disease!

While Rolf and I can't attend her funeral in NY, I wrote her eulogy which our one nephew Kyle will read on our behalf. 

Mom, this is for you.

She was a strong woman who lived her life with purpose and courage. Living through rough times in Germany and trying to provide for and raise a family proved to be extremely difficult. Dad and Mom made the decision in 1957 to make the move to this country called America. We boarded a ship called the United States and voyaged for 6 days until we arrived at Ellis Island. A new place to call home. A new journey. A new beginning. Just try to even imagine what was going through Moms mind at that time. I tell you, that’s a strong woman to deal with that! That shows her strength and courage.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a devoted mother-in-law. She was a very devoted grandmother who loved her grandkids immensely. She was a devoted friend to many. She was devoted to her religion.

She was a caring mother who nurtured her children and raised them with principle and honor.

She was kind and gentle. She was stern when she needed to be. She loved to sing and had the voice of an angel. She sang many times with the VonTrapp family singers. She was loved in some way by all of you here today.

Mom appreciated the little things in life. A smile, a hug, fresh picked flowers from the garden, all animals, a tasty sandwich, a letter or phone call from a friend or even a well made Manhattan. Prost! The list of little things could go on forever.

There is so much more I could tell you about Ursula but then you would be sitting here for a much longer time. And…. I can hear her saying…. “enough about me.”

Mom, though we all said good bye to you many years ago when this horrible disease fully kicked in, Kim and I want you to know we are really going to miss you now that your spirit has flown away to go live in peace. We will miss your silly laugh, your generosity and your zest for life. But most of all, we will miss your love.

Thank you Mom for all the wonderful years we’ve had together. Thank you for being the BEST Mom a guy could ask for.

The time has come….. Lay down now and rest with the angels Mom.

Let your voice be heard as you sing your song in all the glories of Heaven. If we take a pause in life, we WILL be able to hear you once again.

In our hearts I know… you will always be with us.

We love you Mom!

Auf wiedersehen

Rolf & Kimberly

Mom always had Dachshunds! This is her grand-doggie.

We were blessed to have a video call with her an hour before her passing. Thanks to Rolf's Sister.

This Friday, we will have a life video feed from the funeral home, church and cemetery. We will be with you in spirit.

God speed Mom.