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07 Dec, 2008

Family Advent day six: more to add

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

pixie's tag

The girls made gift tags as their advent activity with their Nana while Mark and I attended a holiday party. Big-hearted little Sarah even made one for our pet bird Pixie.

Sad thing is, Pixie died this morning. It wasn’t exactly unexpected. She was very old and had issues with her feet and one of her wings. We buried her in the backyard today with heavy hearts.

4 Responses to "Family Advent day six: more to add"

1 | Karen at Virtually There

December 7th, 2008 at 3:21 pm


Oh Andrea, that’s really sad. I did enjoy hearing her chirp while I was at your house a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure you’ll miss that too.

2 | Marla

December 7th, 2008 at 4:24 pm


I’m so sorry to think of how quiet your house must now be. Bye Pixie, it was nice meeting you.

3 | Shan

December 7th, 2008 at 5:56 pm


Oh I am so sorry to hear that.

4 | porter

December 7th, 2008 at 9:46 pm


I’m sorry to hear that.

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