Saturday, August 27, 2016

Derby, Pet of the week

Did you know that some hotels allow pets to stay with their owners? Depending the hotel chain, you might discover that your pooch will enjoy a hotel stay rather than the kennel.  There will be an additional charge for your pet.

This week's pet is Derby. I met Derby and her owner while we were visiting in Nebraska this summer.  I trust Derby enjoyed her stay.
Our stay at the Courtyard Marriott was very comfortable. I think Derby would agree. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friendship Friday

"A good friend
will know how
you take your coffee."
This dear friend celebrated a birthday this month.
Are you able to identify this coffee maker? 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wait ... don't post every picture

This afternoon, I was sitting in our church preparing to take pictures then post them on Instagram. A little later, I might post a few pictures on Facebook. As instrumental music was playing in the background, our pastor addressed the waiting congregation. " Please do not post any pictures of the wedding on social media.  The couple requests that you wait... sometimes before the ceremony is even finished... guests are posting pictures.... do not post pictures of this wedding on social media."

Yes, Pastor, I get it.   Sometimes, I find myself wanting to savor every moment by capturing it with a picture.  I need to be respectful and be in the moment.

So... no pictures.... just words...

Beautiful bride, handsome groom, gorgeous mother of the bride dress, suave father of the bride, pink and white flowers, songs, scripture from Genesis, vows, prayers, songs, tears, laughter, family, toasts, more laughter, dancing, music, dinner, friends, joy, and most important... worshipping God.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friendship Friday

Wonderful anniversary... roses, then
dinner at Tony's
"Best Friends are the people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better."

Grateful that I have an amazing best friend in my husband.

He is great life coach, encourager, driving instructor,  joke teller, grill master, grass cutter, fixer of appliances, awesome dad, uncle, cousin, friend, and most of all my praying partner and Bible reading husband.
Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Table Decorations

Do you agree this  is a gorgeous arrangements of hydrangeas for a ladies luncheon? Each of these flowers came from the same bush. Let your family and friends enjoy some of the summer beauty by selecting something that grows in your garden.

Thanks to my friend Carol for sharing this picture.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Musings ... Olympic life lessons

"The most important thing in the Olympic games it not winning but taking part;
the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."
Pierre de Coubertin

Not everyone who participates in the Olympics will receive a medal. Yet, everyone who participates has the opportunity to fight well. In life, we have daily challenges to fight and live well. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Snickers ~ Pet of the week

Snickers "Snack" is this week's pet.
Fast Facts about Snickers:

  • adopted from Craigslist
  • Blind in one eye ( most likely from birth)
  • favorite treat ( anything  tuna)
  • meow - likes she has been smoking for four decades
  • hates getting in her leash but tolerates it because she loves sitting in the grass outside

8 Scientifically proven reasons why  having a cat is good for you (source Emily Shackleton ...
  1. They can lower your risk of heart disease
  2. They can help children with autism
  3. Their purring helps heal bones, tendons, and muscles
  4. Research by Dr. June Nicholls found women are attracted to men with pets
  5. Children have fewer infections and respiratory problems
  6. and allergies
  7. Positive impact on your mental health
  8. Watching cat videos  are good for you. 

 google the author Emily Shackleton to read the entire article. Shackleton has written some very interesting articles. I think you will find them fascinating.
Special thanks to Kristen from Omaha for sharing the facts and pictures of Snickers.

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