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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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September 14, 2011


Julie Marie

Hi Amy, sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, so happy you did!... The sunflower bouquet from Desi is gorgeous!... and I LOVE that funny card, I would have sent it if I had seen it!... xoxo Julie Marie

Julene Haworth

Happy B-Day Miss Amy!! My "inner-child" says to me, surely there must have been a typo on my birth certificate - ha ha :)

Amy Arnaz

*Thank you Julie Marie* I have had the MOST fun the last 2 days announcingmy grief over turning 60 and receiving oodles of hugs, compliments and laughsin return. Gosh its fun to have friends who played along with me. And thankyou for your sweet card! It put a big smile on my face. xoxo Amy

Amy Arnaz

*Julene* Now THAT explains it! There must have been a typo on my birth certificate too. Hahahahaha! Thanks for the birthday wish. xoxo Amy

Jon Schnorenberg

Happy belated birthday, Amy! Glad to hear you had a wonderful day. The "perfect" birthday card from a friend made me laugh (even though I'm a "dreaded Democrat" :-) - I know Deborah would have loved it too!

Amy Arnaz

*Very funny Jon* I still love my Democratic friends relatives regardless of the fact I think they are wrong. That includes you! xoxo Amy

Allen Chandler

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! You have reached a milestone, Amy. 60 is FAR from old. Just don't consent to an interview with a whipper-snapper journalist fresh out of college! I have heard them refer to 60-year olds as elderly. Of course, these are the same people who refer to bank robbers and serial killers as gentlemen when reporting the news!!! :-) The card is priceless!


Karen DeCapite

Well I am a day or two late, but that just makes the special times last longer! Happy Happy Birthday! And may I say the sunflowers are just gorgeous!
You are now the 4th person I know who has 9-14 for a birthday!
Must've just been an all around wonderful day! No matter what year!
have a wonderful Sunday!


Happy (belated) B-day Ms. Amy!!! Sending you a lot of love for this special day. I'm sending you something in the mail, and it should get there some time this week (I sent it to your/Mr. Arnaz's PO Box). Hope you have an amazing Sunday!

Many hugs and kisses,

Amy Arnaz

*Thank you Allen* We have been swamped the last few days presenting Chautauqua in our Theatre so I only just saw your birthday wish this second. I appreciate your 60 is far from old comment. I want to live to be a very old, lucid, happy woman so I will take your comment to heart. ~ Amy

Amy Arnaz

*Karen* Your birthday wish was most welcome being a few days late because I have been in Birthday mode all week. The beautiful sunflower bouquet is going bye-bye today just as the Birthday week comes to a close. Thank you for sending sweet wishes my way. xoxo Amy

Amy Arnaz

*Hi Amanda* Oh! Thank you for sending something in the mail to me. I love presents. We closed our PO Box months ago but our postal carrier will hopefully bring it to our theatre which is where our mail goes nowadays. Living in a small town has benefits. I will keep my eyes open. Thanks so much ~ Amy


My mom turned 61 this year. She has her twin sister to go through it with her.

The past few days we have had Shane and Owen and they were asking where Grandma was. My mom was on a Quilting retreat so she wasn't here while they were here. My Dad told them: she is on a quilting retreat and is camping with ALL ladies. Well Owen, who just turned 3 1/2 years old in July, didn't hear him quite right. He goes: OH. he paused for a few seconds then goes: She's camping with OLD Ladies?

Amy Arnaz

*Hi Juli* Hahahahaha! Thank you for the funny story. Children sure do come up with the funniest comments. All the best ~ Amy

Juli Gunderson

My Mom thought it was pretty funny.


Dearest Amy, I'm sending you well wishes a little late. So sorry I missed your actual Birthday. Slowed down on blogging and now back 2 it.

Hope your special day was awesome!
Happy Belated Birthday to a beautiful 60 year old!!!
God richly bless you today and every day,


Amy so sorry I missed your day!! 60? NO WAY!! You are looking amazing lady!! Hope you are well and enjoy your "time off" Happy Belated 60th birthday! Hugs, Linda


Not sure how I missed this,
One for each beauty-full

Glad it was a special day.
My next BIG one is in April.
Hope you are off having fun!
xx Suzanne

Estela M. Sanchez

Amy, I'm glad you had a great birthday !!! You really don't look like you turned the big look great and most important you feel great !!!! Take care,,,,Estela

chris glynn

my-I'm so sorry I missed the chance to say happy birthday! so....Happy Birthday!!!! You can not possibly be 60-you look 30something! Sounds like it was just great-you so deserve it~ many many more for you my friend. That card just cracks me up!HIlarious! Hubby had to do standby at a highrise in boston the other day & the one & only Nancy P.(you know who I mean right? the one with the million face lifts face)was speaking there. He told me he was glad I wasn't there for fear of telling her off-hahahaha! love to you amy~xoxo chris

kathleen gauthier

Wow, I'm so late wishing you a happy birthday but my computer died a while back and I just recentley was given a new one,so needless to say, I haven't been visiting blogs, but today I am at the beach relaxing and catching up. I know you are on a blogging break, but I still wanted to wish you a happy birthday,even if it is November now!


Belated happy birthday Amy. Sorry for the late greetings. Its great to hear that you also doing great.

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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