A Second Anniversary!

Isn’t that amazing?? I actually have been blogging for 2 years now…it doesn’t seem that long! I hope you have enjoyed the posts ( a little over 300 since Oct. 2010), because it has been fun and a little creative for me:)

This is what the first two posts looked like:

October

Still talking about Halloween and the fun we can have as families while introducing values that coincide with the boundaries we have for our children…loving the happiness that Halloween can bring!

What you decide is right for your children…costumes, candy, trick-or-treating is definitely up to you. Make sure your decisions are long term ones that you, and your children, will remember with fondness:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

A Great Zoo!

The Detroit Zoo is so much better than it used to be. You could spend many days just walking through it as if you were walking through a beautiful park!

It may have helped being a lovely fall day with both Halloween decorations and autumn foliage…

lots of animals to see…

rhinos look like the boulders!

beautiful bald eagles

then we headed toward the polar bears….

then into the tunnel…wow!!!

look at those feet!

a seal, up close and personal...

the polar bear chasing a ball over the top of the tunnel...amazing!

playing with his ball:)

We had such a great time at the zoo! I’m sure we’ll be back again to spend a little more time….if nothing else, to see the amazing polar bears again!!!

Head on over to the zoo, with or without your children:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Joyful Thursdays #40

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

 

Joyful Thursdays #40

 

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

 

1) Chad’s birthday dinner – wonderful – food- fun- family!

happy birthday, buddy!

and yes...he still has that 'little boy' in him...ha, ha!

celebrating!

my delicious dinner:)

everyone else had steak...

spectacular cheesecake!

my guys and their girls...love them!!

The Finks:)

2) going to the Detroit Zoo on a beautiful afternoon….

fall at the zoo

cute pumpkins

this big cat acted just like a kitten, rolling over on her back and wiping her paw over her face!

more zoo photos later…be looking for the awesome polar bear pics!

3) back to open windows and 75 degrees…ahhhhh:))))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Golf??

Last weekend Monfort Elementary held a golf outing fundraiser at Sycamore Hills …. a worthy cause, funds for the school…but a cold, rainy day!  And yes, they did play golf…all 18 holes…in rain gear and parkas!! What a group! I don’t golf so I ‘worked’ the Vegas hole for about 3 hours…saw a lot of great people helping out! Both of my guys were there with their good buds…soo much fun!

some 'shy' people enjoy the golf look....including plastic covers!

RAIN...all day off and on...mostly on!

looks like fun, huh?

the Vegas hole..

not quite raining

good lookin' golfers:)

Sure do love those guys….and helping the school is a great way to spend my time!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Just breathe in the beauty!

The beautiful fall leaves continue to stick around….many still on the trees, many others on the ground…in piles to jump in or crunch through or throw in the air!!

Fall has always been my favorite time of year, and this year it is spectacular! It reminds me of walking across campus at CMU many years ago….just lovely!

This time of year is so beautiful….I’ll keep enjoying it until the leaves are all gone:)

 

Have a great day of beauty!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Thankful Thursdays #39, Chad’s Birthday!

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

 

Joyful Thursdays #39

 

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

 

Today…1, 2, and 3… Happy Birthday to Chad:)))))


Isn’t he adorable??? And he always has been!! Such a good man….caring, supportive, innovative….definitely a proud mom here:))

 

Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweet One!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

More Halloween

Ready for more cute Halloween photos…pumpkins: the veggie kind and the sweetie-pie kind….

Super cute, right??

Love ‘em:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

In a Sweet Mood

Sweet photos that make me sooo happy! Ahhhh, sweet memories!

Looks like we’re good at stopping to smell the flowers, right??

Photographic loveliness….I could (and often have) spend hours looking at old photos!!

 

Enjoy your memories and hold them close to your heart!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Thankful Thursdays #38

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

 

Joyful Thursdays #38

 

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

 

1) You have seen him before, but this cutie is still bringing me joy everyday!

watcha doin'?

want some help?

isn't he beautiful?

 

2) and how about the puppies….I haven’t seen them in awhile…hopefully soon:)

3) I went to a birthday party on Sunday for this sweet young guy…a big 5th birthday….fun with him and his wonderful parents!

CUTE!

dinosaurs galore!!

I forgot my camera at home…in the charger! So I took a few pics with my phone. That will definitely take some practice, but it gives me lots of new opportunities. Still havin’ fun:))   How about you?

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Old-Fashioned Halloween

Just reminiscing about Halloweens past…want to see??

Sooo much fun!! We had a great time coming up with costumes that didn’t require buying much. When they could be used as pajamas or sweats….success! The boys always worked with Daddy to figure out what the jack-o-lanterns would look like:)

 

These photos were all from the mountains of slides I worked on this year….love the memories!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C