Joyful Thursdays #10

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

Joyful Thursdays #10

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

1) the visiting pup and the stay-at-home cat are learning to get along….

sooo, what do ya think??

who, me??

I might trust you...but the paws are kinda big...

worn out buddies:)

2) mini blueberry muffins…yummmm!

3) HUNGER GAMES!!!   I loved the books and was very nervous about how it would be translated into a movie, but…no worries…I loved it and can’t wait to go see it again!

 


Find joy for a joyful Thursday (and beyond)!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Potpourri

A day for a smattering of different:

Just couldn’t help myself…love looking through these photos, both old and new!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

The beauty of fog…

A photo essay of the beauty of fog lifting to reveal the sun…

fog over the St. Clair River

the sun trying to shine through

awaiting the return of their loved ones

the beauty of nature

a little brighter

bright...

a different view

Canadian smokestacks barely visible

a more visible Canada in the sunshine

sunshine and shadows

This was such a great daytime excursion for me…middle of the week…no one around, watching the fog lift. I enjoyed a snack, read a book, and felt my spirits rise!

Feeling sad? Find a way to lift up your spirits and find the sun!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Joyful Thursdays #9

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

Joyful Thursdays #9

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

 

1) still springtime weather…over 80 degrees and beautiful sunshine…lovely

 

2) leaving windows open all day and night…in March…in Michigan…amazing!!

 

3) forsythia blooming, green weeping willow trees, daffodils, tulips, and green grass…lovin’ it!!

even a dandelion looks good...for a minute:)

Michiganders are always excited when spring finally sneaks into our dreary, gray skies…usually around the end of April or even later. But if you want to see a state with tons of smiling people, just come visit us today!! This has been such a mellow winter and, then, to have summertime weather for over a week…it’s just unbelievable and very much appreciated! An amazing blessing:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Cats and Dogs

This weekend my sweet cat and S’s sweet puppy spent some time together….ha, ha…I wonder who won?!

who are you and why are you here?

nooo...I don't want to play...

wanna play, huh, huh, do ya'??

arghhhh

okay, puppy, let's talk....

so a truce, okay?

They wound up having a calm time together….more time to spend in the coming weeks….so more cat and dog stories to come:))

Pets are such a welcome part to a family. They bring smiles and happiness!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

A happy green day to you….

an Irish toast with a Pat O'Briens's glass...New Orleans:)

some lovely spring green

some green left over from the fall

in case you need a green shirt

And if you put some of the puzzle pieces together…

ta, da!

You’re ready for a corned beef and cabbage kind of day!!

 

Have a delightful and safe St. Patrick’s Day:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Joyful Thursdays #8

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

Joyful Thursdays #8

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

 

1)  Michigan…March….sunny….and 75 degrees!!!

This is amazing!! What a great day to be retired:)

not quite ready for these yet....but soon!

2)  presenting at the Michigan Reading Association conference at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids on Saturday afternoon…what an impressive venue…wow!

 

3)  more ‘pretty’ photos :)

I hope your week is going as well as mine…calm and easy-going! I finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King and Catch Me by Lisa Gardner….recommend them both:)

 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

so many memories…

Many days, weeks, and even months later…I have now finished transferring thousands of slides to computer folders. Whew! Literally thousands…close to 5000!! I did no organizing…just transferring….that gives me much more work to do IN THE FUTURE!!  For now, I am just happy to have a task completed!!

 

Just a taste for you…some F2 scenery shots and pics from late 70′s to mid 80′s!

 

near the top of Mt. Rainier

camping in our 'huge' tent...'74 I think

just beauty

backpacking in an even smaller tent:)

stark beauty

When I tell you how much fun I’ve had looking through these old photos…just remember that I’m the one with over 35 regular albums filled with photos! I’ll have a hard time keeping all of these ‘new’ old photos on the computer…help me control myself, please!!!

 

Take as many photos as you can…you’ll love them far into the future!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Thoughtful…

I’m loving this photo, found in our long ago slides….doesn’t he look like he’s taking a thoughtful stroll??

just thinking...

We have beautiful weather today….so maybe I’ll take a thoughtful stroll….how’s that sound to you???

 

Take your cute little ones outside and enjoy some family time:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Joyful Thursdays #7

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

Joyful Thursdays #7

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

1) memories…more slides revealed…our Torch Lake Group, many years ago…

Aren’t we cute???

 

2)  dinner out with the guys and their girls…so much fun! Giggles and good food:)

 

3)  lovely spring weather before spring!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C