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Thank you Kristin Davis

  • Orphaned Baby Elephants
    So nice to see that the babies finally have a prominent name attached to their plight. Please click the link (above) to view a page from the orphanage and at the bottom of the page is a link to a wonderful video Kristin made at the orphanage.

From Dame Daphne Sheldrick:

  • “Every person that buys ivory has killed an elephant and its dependent young and has caused immeasurable sorrow and suffering to many others.” Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick MBE, MBS


  • ... from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where orphaned baby elephants are rescued.

Watercolors from the Nursery

  • Each month I receive a lovely watercolor depicting a scene from the nursery. We have printed many of them out and placed them in frames to decorate our home.


  • Sammy loved kittens, tutus & ballerinas. But mostly he loved us. He died a peaceful death as an old man and left us with broken hearts.

Our Old Man

  • Baby Bear died a peaceful death just before Christmas 2009. He was almost 17. Bear was a warrior. A brilliant feline. A blessing to our lives.

3/50 Project

  • Click on the logo to find out what the 3/50 project is all about.

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March 17, 2010


Heather Stoffer

now that's REAL magic on St. Patrick's Day... lucky children... lucky you!!
miss you xoxoH
P.S. love your music too!


Hi Amy! How precious is that! I would soooooooo love to have you come to read your sweet stories to my class! You are truly so talented! My kids love listening to your stories and CDs. We have really enjoyed them! :) Thanks so much for all that you do! You are a blessing! Happy St. Patrick's Day my friend!

Karen DeCapite

What a fun day. We have a special day called "the community read-in" that people from all over town sign up to read to different classes at all the elementary schools. We've been doing it for years and it never gets tiring.
Yes, I wanted my kids raised knowing God is there for them. So when High School came along, off they went to a private Catholic school. While they are not Catholic, it gave them the opportunity to learn about all the different religions and to include God in their daily life more than ever. Plus it had a dress code WHICH I LOVED!:) Them? Not so much (hehehe).
Thanks for sharing your fun day.
Have a wonderful day. Karen

Amy Arnaz

Karen ~  I like your comment about the uniforms and

I agree with that.  I am not comfortable at all with the

way things are changing in America.  Spending two days

in the neighborhood where I grew up and seeing the

drastic demographic change and the remodel of my

elementary school (all windows have been removed!)

made me a little sad.  The children cant see the sky

anymore.  Lots of changes going on.  Not all good!

xoxo Amy

Julie Marie

Hi Amy, how wonderful the children were able to have you come visit them and read your charming stories to them... I am especially happy to hear that you read the ENTIRE book, including God... I do hope the children really got that part too... and Sammy looks so adorable in his little blue tutu! I know what you mean about the changes these days, some days I want to just cry my eyes out... I can't even imagine going to a school with no windows! I am sure the children just adored you! xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie

P.S. I copied you and got a weather widget for my blog now... hope you don't mind! xoxo Julie

Amy Arnaz

Julie Marie~
Dont mind one bit!  I love that widget.  Im a weather junkie.

xoxo Amy

jamie gibbs

Hi Amy!!!
I so loved this post and I am so glad you read the book the way it was written, Children enjoy knowing that there is a God, I truly believe this and they find comfort knowing that God will watch over them, even kids who do not attend a church, I still think they are acutely aware of GOD.
Your little doggie in his blue tu-tu is sooo cute!!! Boys can be dancers, no they don't wear tu-tu's, but this dog is very special and lived at a dance studio every day and so he loved wearing his tutu!!!!
I Pray everyday for God to guide our leaders and to Make the "right choices"
have a great day

Amy Arnaz

Thank you Jamie~
I have many friends who are school teachers and they are ALL concerned with the direction the school system in America is moving. I remember one of them telling me how she had to be careful not to slip and publicly say "Merry Christmas" in their classroom ~ because, after all, it's not Christmas anymore ~ it's the Winter Holiday! The movement away from a God-centered society is moving quickly. Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs so they have to go along with this abomination. It's a sad situation. And now we have our government voting on health care on a Sunday ~ and it's the Sabbath. I guess they couldn't wait till Monday. <3 Amy


Hi Amy! I'm so glad that you got to share your story and your special photos with the children. And that they were such a receptive audience! I agree with you about the references to God. I didn't buy cards this past season from the company that has always produced the most beautiful cards I've ever found (and it's been a tradition I broke) because the vast majority of them did not say anything about Christmas anymore and if they did, they were suited with a non-appealing picture. I decided that I could go to the dollar store and find cards where the American creators aren't afraid to use the word Christmas. A belief in God is an integral part of Juliana Cuddles. And the faith of a child's conversations with God is a wonderful thing to share. Here's to more stories and more public readings. Love, Allison


Hi Amy,

Reading this post made me miss you so much!

I am so glad you fearlessly read your story as it was meant to be read with the references to God intact. Good for you.

I hope you get many more opportunities to be your lovely,politically-incorrect self! =D


Amy Arnaz

Very funny Marta! Thank goodness I'm not in the public eye or a politician. I will NEVER be politically correct ~ at least not around my good friends. xoxo Amy

Donna Nelson

You know, reading to my girls classes when they were young was so much fun. I was always known as the Pig Lady....every book I read was about a pig. I have collected them over the years. There are some really unique ones out there!!

I love the picture of your doggie! So cute!

We will be coming your way either in July or August! I miss Sally and Jim!

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My Spotlight Guy


  • Along with pink roses, kittens and God's abundance, ballerinas are certainly one of the most beautiful gifts our eyes can behold. ~ Amy Arnaz


  • Haley & Justin performing the Grand Pas de Deux.

Long skirts

  • "I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…" ~Tasha Tudor

My little mother Libby

  • Hi Mom! I hope you have somehow figured out how to read my blog. I have a new, bionic knee that should last till I'm 80. Wish you were here so we could share everything with you. Miss you lots.... Wish you would have lived longer so you could see your beautiful granddaughters all grown up.

Orphaned Baby Elephants

  • The Nursery on 60 Minutes
  • My passion
    I am passionate about helping orphaned baby elephants whose mother's have been murdered for their ivory. Click the link above to read more about the rescue effort and please adopt a baby elephant! xoxo Amy