Friday, December 21, 2012

Sea World

Before Minny and I went back to New Hampshire for the holidays, we went to Sea World in Orlando.  We went with my "adopted mom" and her husband and grandson.  Minny was so excited as this was her first time to go to an amusement park.

Minny could not get over how big this Christmas tree was.  It was HUGE!  It is right up in front when you walk into Sea World.

We went to see the dolphin show Blue Horizons.  Wow, what a show!  Dolphins, Birds, brightly colored costumed guys diving into the pool, beautiful dressed girls on the trapezes, etc.  Minny absolutely loved it!

We were looking at the flamingos and "mom" was taking pictures.  She took a couple pictures of this one flamingo and then turned to take more pictures of the other flamingos.  Then she hear Ronnie say "MeeMaw" and she turned around and this flamingo above was in her face.  She was surprised!  He almost kissed her!  Ronnie and Minny thought it was very funny!  Not sure "mom" thought it was funny.

Then onto the Clyde and Seamore Show.  They are two funny seals.  There was this little otter that "stole" the show.  And then this BIG walrus made Minny laugh.  Before the show they have this mime come out.  He is a guy with his face painted white.  He was having fun with the people walking into the show to find their seats.  Minny and Ronnie were really laughing at him.

It snowed at Sea World!  Yes, you heard me right, it was snowing at Sea World in Orlando, Florida!  Minny was loving it!  Can you see the snow in the picture? 

We went on the The Polar Express.  What a neat ride!  We went to the North Pole to see Santa!  Then we walked and saw polar bears and this beautiful Christmas tree.  Isn't it just gorgeous?

Sea World has this wonderful Nativity show.  "Mom" saw it last year, but we couldn't get into see it this year.  I really wanted to see it, but the seats filled up fast and we didn't get there early enough.  I wish we could have seen it as they have live camels, goats, etc. for this show.  I bet it was an cool show. 

We also went to see Shamu's show called Miracles.  It was a beautiful Christmas show!  The baby whales were so cute!

Finally we saw the ice skating show followed by fireworks.  It was so awesome!

If you ever get the chance to go to Sea World, please go.  It is an awesome place and your children will have so much fun!

We are back in New Hampshire and hoping it snows for Christmas.  There are only a few days left before Christmas.  Minny and I hope you have the most wonderful blessed Christmas!

                 MERRY  CHRISTMAS!!
Moose & Minny

Monday, December 17, 2012

In Memory

twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
I borrowed this from my friend Kristine Foley who posted it on her blog "The Foley Fam {Unedited}".  It was so touching that I had to share it with you.
God Bless the families who lost their loved ones in this terrible tragedy.   
Moose Mills                                                                                                   

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wow, what a trip!!

I am finally back from the Far East.  Wow, what a trip!  I had so much fun and I learned a lot.  But I am so glad to be back in the old U.S.A.!!!!  There is no place like home!!  Seriously!

I returned this past weekend, but I was so tired from "jet lag", or do they call it that when you travel to the Far East?  I lost a day going there and gained a day coming back home.  Hmmmmmmm!

I was most excited to see Minny Moose.  She was so happy to have her daddy back home!  She is the love and light of my life!

As you know, I went to China first.  Some beautiful country and very crowded!  We did see some sights between business stops.  You saw the one picture I put in my last blog of all of us in Shanghai.  Here is a picture of John (he is my boss, you know) pointing to the dragon carved in stone.  Of course, I am ever the "ham", and looking at the camera and not the dragon.
This was in China.  I forget where as we saw so many things in so many places.  I won't bore you with all the pictures.

But I do want to show you this picture from the Philippines.  Can you take a guess on where we were and who the memorial was dedicated to?

This is at Red Beach in Palo Leyte in the Philippines.  That is a statue of General MacArthur (second from left behind John).  He is the General who told the people of the Philippines, "I Shall Return".  This was during World War II.

General Douglas MacArthur was the son of a man who fought on the Union side during the Civil War.  His mother was from the south and her brothers fought on the Confederate side.  General MacArthur graduated from West Point with honors in 1903.  He served during World War I and President Franklin Roosevelt chose MacArthur as his military advisor to the Philippines in 1935.  In 1941 he was called to active duty and was commander of the U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II.   A Japanese invasion of the Philippines that same year drove MacArthur’s forces from the country.  Thus his promise to the people of the Philippines, "I Shall Return".   On October 20, 1944, he kept that promise and landed on Red Beach in Palo Leyte.  "People of the Philippines, I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil -- soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples. We have come, dedicated and committed, to the task of destroying every vestige of enemy control over your daily lives, and of restoring, upon a foundation of indestructible, strength, the liberties of your people."  That was a historic day.  I am glad I got a chance to see this memorial.

Can you believe it?  Christmas is almost here!  Minny is so excited.  She loves Christmas!  I have to say that I love it also. 

Now try to stay calm and not overdo it getting ready for Christmas.  Minny and I will be in the mountains of New Hampshire enjoying the holidays.

Merry Christmas!!


Monday, December 3, 2012


As I told you last time, I am traveling.  Went to China and I am now in the Philippines.  It has been a great trip so far, but I do miss Minny and looking forward to getting back to the good old USA!

My adopted "mom" is taking care of Minny for me and she, Minny, her grandson and daughter-in-law went to the big Christmas Parade in Port Orange, Florida this past Sunday.  Minny had a blast and it was her first parade ever!  She told me that she saw Santa Claus!  She was so excited!

Back to my trip.  Here we are in Shanghai, China. 

                       And here is a photo of one of the meals that we had for a choice for lunch.
                      Can you gues what those are?  They are mini octopus.  No thank you!!!

Just wanted to show you a couple of pictures and to let you know that I am learning a lot over here and am so glad to see another part of our wonderful world.  I will share more with you when I return.

I will be home soon.  Until next time...........................

Monday, November 26, 2012


As you may know, if you read, that I am in Florida for a couple days.  Minny and I came down here for the interview.  My adopted "mom", who has the Gift Bags n More blog, had her grandson, Ronnie, and Minny do a Christmas craft.  They decorated a clear bulb to put on the Christmas tree.

Since "mom" is a die hard University of Michigan fan, she had Ronnie and Minny cut blue and yellow tissue into small squares.

Here are the squares of tissue paper along with the clear bulb.  You will also need starch.  This is what is used to attach the tissue squares to the bulb.  That is a small jar of starch shown above.

Next, Ronnie stuck his finger in the starch and rubbed the starch on the bulb.  Then he took a square of the tissue and applied to the bulb and then took more starch and rubbed it over the tissue square.  He did this with each tissue square until the whole bulb was covered.
Once the bulb is completely covered, you let it dry.  We used a small dixie cup to set the bulb in for drying.
As it dries the tissue will not be transparent.  After it dried completely, we added a couple stickers and a ribbon bow at the top.
As you can see this is a very simple craft for your children to try.  I just let Minny Moose watch as I felt she was a little too young to work with the starch.  To tell you the truth, I thought we would have starch everywhere!  So she watched while Ronnie made the Christmas bulb.  "Mom" loved it!  I will have to make one with Minny when she gets a little older and make one of a New Hampshire school!
Minny and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did and happy we could enjoy it with family!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial above.  I am now leaving for my trip to the Far East.  I will be going to China, Japan and the Philippines!  I will try to blog while on my trip, but I may wait until I return.
Until next time........................

Monday, November 19, 2012


You are pulling my leg!  I can't believe it is already Thanksgiving in a couple days!  Where did 2012 go???

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year!  You know, we moose have our own Thanksgiving in the woods.  More like the original pilgrims had way back when.  You've heard their stories, right?  Probably similar stories that we moose have heard from our forefather mooses.  Yup, we eat lots of food on Thanksgiving.  Not food like you humans have, but moose food.  I won't go into details.  Just take my word for it, okay?

Minny Moose is so excited for Thanksgiving.  She can't wait to see all her cousin mooses so she can run and play here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Right now there is hardly any snow, but you never know what Thanksgiving Day will bring in the way of snow.  Minny would love it if there was snow for her and her cousins to play in.

Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful.  I know I am thankful for my wonderful daughter, Minny.  She is the LIGHT and LOVE of my life.  She keeps me very busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  She is the reason I work as hard as I do promoting and selling my Moose Mills Products. 

If you haven't tried my Moose Mills Products yet, would you please consider doing so?  I have told you before that the Magic Hand Therapy is the best!  And my Mud Foot Balm is an Awesome treatment for your tired feet!  And with Christmas not far off, why not consider getting that special someone of yours some of my products.  I would appreciate it.

Remember you can go to my website:  You can order online or you can check the list of stores that carry my Moose Mills Products.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving now, and I will talk to you again very soon!

Monday, November 12, 2012


I can't let this day go by without giving a HUGE "THANK YOU" to all the veterans out there and all our military serving right now!  I may be a moose, but I am thankful for all the veterans and present military for making it free for us animals to roam these United States of America!!!

That's all for this time.  No advertising as I just want to honor the Veterans and active Military.  Happy Veterans Day!!!

Until next time........................

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Hello my fellow Americans! 

Do I sound presidential enough?  That is one job I would not want to have!  So glad that I am a Moose!!!

It has been a long haul with all the campaigning going on for like forever!  I am sure you are glad you have seen the last political advertisement!  As you know I was at one of the first debates early on. 
Don't I look good?  They all were nice enough to let me pose for a picture with them.  Good times!!!
I would like to introduce you to another one of our good customers who carries Moose Mills Products.  The Mangy Moose, located in Freeport, Maine, has been selling our products for a while now.  I am told that it is one of the favorite gift stores in Freeport.  They are located at 112 Main Street. 

Stop by there, ask for Susan, and tell her that Mr. Moose Mills sent you.  Then let me know if she was surprised.  I love surprising people!

And don't forget to use my Moose Mills Magic Hand Therapy for your hands and my Moose Mills Mud Foot Balm for your feet during this cold time of year.  You will love them both!  You can order them at  Or go to a gift store like The Mangy Moose in Freeport, Maine to get them both.  A list of gift stores carrying Moose Mills is on my website.

Until next time..................



Sunday, October 28, 2012


Yep, I am on the road again!  This time Minny and I are in Welcome, North Carolina, just south of Winston-Salem.  Remember?  I told you about Welcome in an earlier blog.  My "adopted mom and dad" have a place in Welcome.

The fall colors are beautiful!!!  Some of the trees have lost their leaves in the Welcome area, but there are still a lot of leaves on the trees.  Some of the trees are still green and haven't "turned" yet.  It has been windy this weekend, so it is "snowing leaves".  A lot of leaves are falling.

We all went to Old Town Salem, which is right in the town of Winston-Salem.  It was like walking through history.  There are buildings that were built in the 1800's.  Some of the buildings are museums that you can tour.  There are houses there that people still live in. 

Here we are in Old Salem, NC.  Isn't that tree beautiful?  The colors were just so awesome! 
We learned a lot about Old Salem and who originally settled there.  They were the Moravians, who were one of the first prostestants to settle in North Carolina.  One thing I found interesting is that in those days when young girls were walking on the sidewalk, the boys were not allowed out of the houses.  And when the boys were walking on the sidewalk, the girls were not allowed out of the houses.  Wow, very strict rules!
And another fact we learned about Old Salem is that they were the first ones to officially celebrate the 4th of July in 1783.  Wow, who knew!
Over the weekend we also went to the biggest barbecue festival in Lexington, NC.  Hundreds of people were there and the smell of barbecued pork was in the air!  And you know what?  I found one of my old school buddies!  He has a slush stand.  It was cool to see him again.  As they say, "It's a small, small world!".
We also took a nice ride to see the colors in the area south of Lexington.  We found this really old covered bridge outside of Ashboro, NC.  They don't use it anymore as it is very narrow and so old.  But it was neat to see it.

So Minny and I had a great weekend.  We were using my Moose Mills Magic Hand Therapy as it was cold in North Carolina.  And you know what the cold does, it dries out your hands or hoofs in Minny's and my case.  My hand therapy soaks into your hands and doesn't sit on top of your hands like a lot of mineral oil based products do.  So your hands stay soft for hours.  Remember, you can buy it at or a gift store near you.  Check out my web site for a list of the gift stores.
We are going to stay up here for another week.  This weather is my kind of weather.  It is in the forties, so perfect for roaming the mountains of North Carolina.  I heard it is snowing in the North Carolina mountains, so we will roam up there to see the snow.
Until next time.....................

Monday, October 22, 2012


I told you before that I travel a lot!  So guess where I was this past weekend?  Come on, guess!  Give up?  Okay, I will tell you.  I was in Daytona Beach, Florida, for Biketoberfest!!  Never been before and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

You see, my "adopted mom and dad" own a Harley.  A very nice 2003 Harley dresser.  No, not a dresser like in your bedroom!  Geesh!  It is a big Harley with saddle bags and tour pack.  That is what they call a dresser in biker language.

On Saturday, after applying my Moose Mills SPF30 Sunscreen, we all went for a ride up to Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, Florida, which is just north of Daytona Beach.  That place is HUGE!  I have to admit that I have never seen so many motorcycles in one place.  There were hundreds of them.  I was told that there were 100,000 bikers in the area for Biketoberfest!  WOW!!!

 See, I told you there were a lot of bikes!  Here are a couple pictures of bikes we saw. 
Some cool motorcycles!
We met a lot of nice bikers.  Really, bikers are cool!  I even saw this one bike hauling a coffin behind it.  It was painted in yellows and oranges, and was very neat.  It matched the paint job on the motorcycle!  Should of gotten a picture of that one. 
Just remember, whenever you go out in the sun you need to use a sunscreen.  My Moose Mills SPF30 Sunscreen is the perfect sunscreen to use.  You can buy it at   And don't forget, on my website there is a list of stores that carry my products.  Check it out.
Until next time!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Another week has gone by.  Where does the time go?  Soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas! 

This past weekend Minny and I were in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  There was snow on the mountains!   See how beautiful it was in the above picture.  Minny and I were having a blast running through the snow.  She even made a snow angel.  She was so cute!

After all that walking, especially in the snow, our hoofs were cold and in need of tender loving care.  So I used my Moose Mills Mud Foot Balm. 
My Mud Foot Balm is enriched with peppermint oils, glycerin and grapefruit extracts to cool and soften tired soles, toes and "hoofs"!  It is a wonderful treat for your feet!  You can find it on my web site
And you can also find my products at several stores.  Please check for a list of the stores at
Until next time..................................



Monday, October 8, 2012


As I have told you before, I LOVE to travel.  So I traveled again this weekend and brought Minny Moose with me.

You see, my adopted "mom" and her family love 'DA BEARS.  Well I like bears, but can't say that I LOVE them!  We have, let's say, Respect for each other!

I found out that 'DA BEARS that "mom" loves is the Chicago Bears football team.  I have never been to a football game and neither has Minny.  Come to find out, "mom's" grandson, Ronnie, hasn't either.  So off we went this past Sunday to Jacksonville, Florida, to watch 'DA BEARS and the Jacskonville Jaguars play professional football.  Now I did say that "mom's" family loves 'DA BEARS.  There are two that don't.  "Mom's" daughter and grandson LOVE the JAGS!  But that is okay, we all had fun!

I was amazed at how many people LOVE 'DA BEARS!  Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of people that love the JAGS, but I think they were almost outnumbered at this game.  There were people wearing these football jerseys with different numbers and names.  The Chicago Bears jersey I saw the most of was Urlacher 54.  He is the defensive player with 'DA BEARS.  I also saw Payton 34.  They told me that he was also known as "Sweetness".  He used to play for 'DA BEARS and was on the winning Super Bowl Champs ('DA BEARS) in the 1985/1986 season.  He was "mom's" favorite player.  "Mom" was wearing a McMahon 9 jersey.  He was the quarterback for the Super Bowl Champs.  She told me she has a sweatshirt with Payton 34, but it was too hot on Sunday to wear it.  And it was very HOT!  It was 90 degrees at 4PM when the game started.  I am really not used to the hot weather.  Neither is Minny.  But we survived!  BEARLY!

I really liked watching 'DA BEARS and the Jags play the game of football.  There is a lot of cheering (really yelling) going on during the game.  We had a lot of Chicago Bear fans around us.  "Mom" really gets into these games.  It was fun watching her!  Minny and Ronnie liked the game also.  Ronnie said he wants to go back next week!  Typical child's answer isn't it? 

The final score of the game was, 'DA BEARS 41, JAGS 3.  It was a great game for 'DA BEARS fans.  Not so much for the JAG fans. 

The main thing is that it was a family outing and everyone had fun!  I am grateful to "mom" for taking me and Minny along. 

Here is a picture of the game.  You can barely see my antlers in the picture.  It was more important to get a shot of the game.  No need to see me.  You see me enough, right?

But now I am ready to head back to New Hampshire along with Minny.  It will be great to cool off after spending time in Florida.  I heard it really got cold in New England this weekend.  That will be a welcome relief to both Minny and myself.

Until next time....................................

Sunday, September 30, 2012


How have you all been?  I have been just great and busy, busy.  Busy working and trying to fit in time with Minny Moose.

So Minny wanted to make cupcakes.  She got the idea of decorating the cupcakes as moose.  I thought okay let's see what we can do.  So I asked "mom" if she would help, and as always she said "Yes".

I told "mom" that we could just use a cake mix as it would be easier for Minny.  But we did make the frosting from scratch. 
Here are the cupcakes waiting to be decorated.
Here are the "Eyes" for the moose.

                                                We used chocolate Twizzlers for the antlers.

We tried to unwind each Twizzler, but couldn't.  So we cut them to size and then cut them in half.

We used these to melt to cover the minnie marshmallows for the nose for the moose.

We melted the wafers in the microwave.  Then we dipped each marshmallow in the melted chocolate.

Here is the first finished moose.  The nose could be a little bigger, but a regular marshmallow would be too big for the cupcake.

Here is the whole gang of moose cupcakes finished.

And of course, Minny Moose, tried to sneak in the picture of this moose cupcake. 
Minny and I had so much fun making these cupcakes.  You should try it with your children.  It is a nice "bonding time" with your young ones.  Minny had a blast and of course, she kept sneaking tastes of the chocolate frosting.  She had more on her than was left in the bowl!  But that is what being a child moose is all about. having fun!!
Until next time.........................................