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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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November 10, 2010


Julie Marie Vicknair

Oooh Amy, the tears are just streaming down my face... I am so happy to see your post today... in this world of fufu and such, not many bloggers are even acknowledging Veterans Day, so sad... I had just posted my tribute to my daddy too and our Veterans when I came to read yours... the video is so incredible, I sang along with each one of them... in the midst of all of my tears... I hope you do not mind, I went back in and put a link to your blog and also to the video on my post as well... your daddy was (is) such a handsome man and how proud you must be of are precious Amy, and I love that you never ever forget the important things in life... I also love Kate Smith... God Bless America! much love to you and Desi... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie Vicknair

Oh Amy, I just came back and saw Zane's babies!!! You hadn't told me about them, they are precious! Kittie kisses babies!... xoxo Julie Marie

Amy Arnaz

*Julie Marie* Even tho there is so much fufu out there I still have seen an unusually high amount of Patriotism lately ~ and I like that! I am still stunned that our president never served in the military in any capacity and also that he was not in America today to place the Wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I guess it was more important for him to be on the other side of the planet today. I'll stop there. Love you, Amy

Amy Arnaz

A friend sent this e-mail to me after reading my post about Our Veterans: " I had the privilege of visiting the traveling Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall this past Saturday. After visiting the real one many years ago, I didn't figure that I would be impressed with the miniature version, but I was surprised at how it is almost as equally moving. If seeing the names of 58,000 people who gave the ultimate sacrifice does not stir one's emotions they are very, very cold!!" And that is what my friend wrote. I agree. ~Amy


I love this post Amy. We are truly blessed to be Americans. We don't realize what basic freedoms we take for granted and what an awesome quality of life we enjoy in this country. I called my Grandfather yesterday to acknowledge him. He served in WW2 and was awarded a purple heart. There is also a bridge named after him in Germany. I'm so proud! Your Father looks dignified and strong in his portrait. There are wonderful men out there! God bless them all.

Privet and Holly

Love this post;
your handsome dad,
the idea of him singing
his air force song;
and the MUSIC!!!
The US Naval Academy's
glee club visited my
kids' school yesterday
and sang and they were
both very moved, indeed.
Off to check out the
video. Thank you for
honoring the most deserving
of Americans!!

xx Suzanne

Amy Arnaz

Thank you Jennifer. I think about that all the time (taking our freedoms for granted) and when I hear someone complain about America I want to tell them to try life in Somolia or Equador for a year. We are so blessed to live in America and its due to men like your Grandfather. This is a sensitive topic with so many people right now. Thanks for visiting me today. xoxo Amy

Amy Arnaz

*Suzanne* Im a little surprised the US Naval Academys glee club was allowed to visit your childs school. With so many bazaar restrictions in place nowadays about teachers not being permitted to say Merry Christmas and whether or not to say the Pledge of Allegiance it is refreshing to know this program was welcome at school. Reminds me of the good old days when people stood up and placed their hand on their heart when the flag went by. Maybe that feeling is blossoming again. Thanks for stopping by. xoxo Amy

jamie gibbs

What a great story!!!My dad was in the Army during the Korean war, but only for a few years, after he got out, my parents moved west to Ariz.
But he was always Proud of his years that he served.
Growing up with Parents who taught us to respect the flag and our country and the men/women who fought for our freedom has made us who we are today.
Thank you for sharing that wonderful story.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you two as well, in case I missed it!!
hugs 2 U,

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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