". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas: Told by a Child

Christ is the reason for the season to me and I'm not ashamed to say it. I wanted to share this clip because it's so sweet to hear the story told by a child! 

People with different beliefs celebrate for different reasons. I honestly get tired of all the tiptoeing around the subject of Christ in the world today. I hope whatever your beliefs are, you can find it in your heart to let me have mine. We should just respect each other's right of belief and let people share without worrying about every little thing offending someone? 
What about being offensive to my beliefs? 
Just sayin'... 
The image above is one I took and edited a few years ago of our daughter and her new baby boy. We love it so much that it's a framed 20x24 in our art niche year round. I hope you like it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas with Furry Faces

This photo will forever be dear to my heart! 
This week's theme: 
Furry Faces
Click on over to participate. 
You can link in until tomorrow night. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Silly TEEN!

WOW!! It's been another year 
and Silly Boy is now a TEEN!!! 
We were on a trip to the 
Mexican Riviera (Yes, I'll post on it) 
and bee-lined it home so 
we could share his day with him. 
We are so exhausted!! ;p 
We'll continue his celebration tomorrow, 
as if we left it at just today, 
he was sorely CHEATED! LOL!! 
It's been an eventful year for this boy! 
I guess that would be the case for everyone... 
We took him on a cruise in February 
(the same one we just returned from again) 
and he got a kick out of the deck chess game! 
He's quite a good chess player. 
He will hold his own against any challenger! 
He's advancing rapidly in scouts! 
Here he is at the Klondike Derby... 
Before you know it, I'll be posting about his 
EAGLE court of honor! 

Braces went back on his teeth for round 2! 
He had a THING 
(Yeah... WHAT WAS THAT?) 
removed from his tongue 
and had stitches. 
He made THIS his profile picture! LOL! 
Here he is on the 
BEST Halloween EVER! 
This was quite an event in itself! LOL! 
I will have to do a post for Halloween!! 
I've been such a blog SLACKER!! 

We had been gathering and 
bargain shopping for months! 
HEY!! If you're gonna be SPIKE 
you have to do it RIGHT!! 
Well, What can I say, We TRIED!!! 
We tried to color his hair...
it turned orange! (OOPS!)
Then we sprayed white on it. UGH! 
The fangs wouldn't work over braces! 
I wasn't a good enough 
make-up artist to make the 
prosthetic work right... LOL!
He even had the contacts in that night. 
It worked out fine in the end!! 
He had 3 opportunities to dress up 
and each time was slightly different. 
This is how it ended...  
Simple TAME adorable Spike. 
Just the way Buffy liked him. ;D
As you can see, 
he is a lot of FUN 
and I AM glad he's OURS! 
He has a way of making us smile 
with his many antics... 
He's is growing into a 
DELIGHTFUL young man! 
Happy birthday Silly TEEN!! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Expressions: Christmas Spirit

Let's try to remember what Christmas truly is about.
berries leaves greenish christmas pictures, backgrounds and images

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Saying Goodbye is So Hard

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all. 
~Alfred Lord Tennyson


"If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; 
to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, 
prospectively, to equally profound sadness." 
-Marjorie Garber

"If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there. 
Their lives become so interwoven with our own, 
it would take more than an archangel to detangle them." 
-Pam Brown

Somehow, it looks like "publish" never got pushed for this post and I need it to be in the line up of the history of my blog. This is back when we lost Jake, our sweet little CHUBS, our Silkie/Yorky mix, and an AWESOME dog we all love, cherish and miss.
I will look for him to greet me in Heaven!

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