Zoo stuff

Zoo stuff

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More to come later:)

Happy Parenting!
D and C

Joyful Thursdays #6

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

Joyful Thursdays #6

Here are three things that make me happy and bring me joy::

1)

lovely ladies…

2)

Beautiful sunrise

3)

…and fun of all kinds!

I’m trying to do this from the iPad…I obviously need more practice…please hang in there with me :)

Happy Parenting!

D and C

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Patterns of Beauty

Beauty found in the patterns of nature and man:

 

Okay…that’s enough for now…I do love finding interesting patterns and shadings from these ancient sites!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Being Positive

Do you feel angry, nervous, scared, anxious….negative?? I am trying to increase the positive vibes around those I know and care about….why?? Well, why not?  I am not always happy and positive, but I do try to be…and I think much of our negative thoughts hang on longer than they need to. Here is a list of things that I believe can help your perspective…and I think looking at the list in color helps make it more important. Color helps your brain to focus so if you’re looking at this in black and white..print it and highlight in a couple of colors!!

 

This is just an outline of ideas, so if you want more info just ask and I’ll explain whatever you want me to…I would sure like to have more positive energy in my life. How about you?

 

find something to smile about:)

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Joyful Thursdays #5

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

Joyful Thursdays #5

 

Here are three things that make me happy and bring me joy!

 

1) this quote inspired by a Native American love song;

” Peace that shines, warm and bright, hope’s everlasting light, life to live full and free”

 

2) the middle of February and only a small amount of snow…lots of sun and blue sky…and a lake not yet frozen!

3) those lovely candles lit with LED lights…nice!! They actually flicker and can be set to automatically come on and turn off by themselves…nice, safe, beautiful candles:)

 

Thanks for sharing your happy messages with me…I love them! Share your happiness with those around you!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

 

 

A smile for your valentine:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

oops…forgot to share…

Back in the fall I shared some of my photos from our Mediterranean cruise…but then I forgot to go back to them and show you my favorite Greek island. So here are the pictures of the most beautiful place ever. It really just takes your breath away…all of the bright blue of the sky, the water, and the tops of the houses too!! Amazing beauty!

and to prove that I was there…

I could do many more…I did take 800 photos…but I’ll let these be enough for now:)  It was a fantastic vacation!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Joyful Thursdays #4

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

Joyful Thursdays #3

 

Here are three things that bring me joy:

1) the smell and feel of clean sheets…ahhh!

 

2) vanilla…the extract for cooking and the smell in candles and food and air fresheners and, and, and…even those silly little car fresheners!

 

3) trying new appetizers and hoping they work!! How about these:

bacon double cheeseburger dip

cover with tomatoes and lettuce, serve with taco chips...yum!

black beanburger dip

for any vegetarians out there...still add tomatoes and lettuce!

 

What makes you happy? What brings you joy? Find it, if you can!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

A Giving Heart

A giving heart, a healthy heart, a sharing heart…all so very important, aren’t they?

My dad died at the age of 44 from a sudden heart attack back when nothing could be done for him…no defibrillators or even much CPR at that time. So I have always had a link with The American Heart Association even if only emotionally.

 

I am offering everyone a way to give to this charity without any extra work on your part. If you might be interested in checking out our book, “How to Break 10 Common Childhood Myths”, which gives helpful hints on encouraging the positive qualities in your children…you can also give to The American Heart Association.

Go to this Site and order our book either at Amazon in print form or digital version or order through Barnes and Noble. For every order placed in February I will donate ALL the profits for ‘heart health’ to the AHA. I don’t know enough to show you my honesty in this except to tell you at the end of the month how much you have helped donate…but I really hope that you believe in me. My ‘heart’ is in the right place.

 

Please check out the book and help me donate to charity!

Fun on special days, with special people

Nope, not talking about Super Bowl!! Talking about birthdays, instead…mine!!  Hurray!! The best part about being ‘older’ is being able to spend time with the ones you love the most and having them do the planning!!

small # of candles...love it:)

 

Last night we celebrated my birthday perfectly!! The boys and their girls had me meet at S’s house for a pre-dinner drink and to check out their puppy.

isn't she cute?

Then we went to my favorite place for a birthday dinner…Mr. Paul’s Chophouse! I went there for the first time 2 years ago when the guys surprised me with dinner there. It was sooo impressive…the food, the service, the ambiance..whew, loved it!!

last year..

So, last year we went again and now this year also. Yummmy stuff!

workin' that salad...

Delicious martini…onion soup…caesar salad, made at the table…then veal marsala with alfredo pasta! Can you just taste it? Are you drooling yet?

delicious

As if that wasn’t complete in and of itself…back to S’s for a bakery edition of Bumpy cake and presents, too!! Beautiful flowers

nice, huh?

an angel from Demdaco called appreciation

angel with a kitty and card signed by all '4' and both puppies...love it!

 

a homemade art piece made by all 4 of my lovelies, with a frame made of folded paper…aren’t they amazing??

isn't this cool?

I am truly blessed with guys that are caring and thoughtful and artistic and loving and…I could go on:) but I’ll share more of that gooey stuff later! They have chosen lovely young ladies with the same beautiful qualities. What more could a mom ask for!!

ahhh:)

Happy Parenting!

D and C