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“to the dogs” ?!       :)


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funny pictures of dogs with captions


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“The Inside Track”

O.k., I just think this is so cute and hilarious that I have to pass it on! Oh, and I also want to say, there’s only FIVE days until Christmas! If I don’t see ya back here before then… MERRY CHRISTMAS!! -D


I’ve always heard it helps to know…someone on the inside of an operation:


**You can find the above pic and more at LOLCATS. (You can also personalize a free eCard! -D )

What’s He Saying Now?

What can I say? My 4 yr. old son just has a way with words. I haven’t shared any of his humorous comments lately, so here’s a few:

Kerry asks me, “Mommy, why do you have white hairs?”

I say, “I’ve told you, it’s because I’m getting older.”

“How old are you anyway?” Kerry implores.

“36,” I simply reply.

Kerry sadly shakes his head, gives me a sympathetic look, and says: “Mmmm…too bad.”


One night little Kerry was telling me about one of his bad dreams which involved bears…

“You don’t have to worry about bears,” I simply said. “Anyway, they don’t live right around here.” I continued.

“But don’t they live in N.C.?” asked Kerry.

“Yeah, but they live more in the mountains,” I said (not totally knowing this to be true, but not knowing it not to be true, and of course hoping for it to be true!! -D )

Kerry studied me for a moment and sat still while contemplating the matter. Seeming quite concerned, he suddenly responded, “But…what if they run away from home?!

“Hmmm,” I thought to myself…”Yep, once again, I don’t have an answer for that one!” (This happens to me a lot when trying to respond to little Kerry’s interesting questions and comments!)


Once again, Kerry was discussing my “white hairs” with me. {Yes, having children has definitely helped me with putting aside vanity and obsession with appearance! Especially, when it comes to cute little Kerry and his mostly innocent yet blatant comments and questions! When he’s not imploring about my white hair or age, he likes to comment on my fat and flab or do “connect-the-dots” with my newest break-out of zits. (Yes, I didn’t know white hair, wrinkles, and zits had any relation either…it’s like my body is in a state of confusion about being young or getting older…but, that’s a whole other topic! ;-) ) }

Annnnyway…..so Kerry was still asking about my white hair and sounding a little concerned…

“What about when I’m totally white-headed?” I asked.

N-o-o-o, I like you like you are now MORE!” Kerry cried. “I don’t want that to happen to you, Mommy!” he exclaimed (as if that was the worse thing that could ever happen to me!).


One day, my mom was keeping the kids while I went to the dentist. Mom noticed Kerry squirming and dancing around like he needed to use the restroom…

“Kerry, do you need to go to the bathroom?” Mom asked.

Without missing a beat, my “little charmer” quickly replied, “No, Grandma…when you come over, I just do a little dance, ’cause I’m so happy to see you!!”


One afternoon, Kerry was with Daddy, coming out of the store. He saw a police car and waved…

With a little frown, he turned and said to Daddy, “Too bad that wasn’t a police WOMAN.” ;-)

Smile-Makers and Heart-Warmers

I’ve got a couple of things I want to share with you today. These will make you smile and warm your heart. I got an email yesterday from my friend Suzanne which included several “Dear God” letters from little kids. I just LOVED these. I’ve posted a few below. Check ’em out:



I also want to share with you a very cute and sweet post by my little girl.  Sarah wrote a special post for her daddy, and she showed it to me this morning.  This message of hers brought the pictures below to mind:

When you visit Sarah’s blog and read her post, you’ll understand…  You may click here.

Do You Know How To Smile…

…or do you have to practice?!


Well, today’s been a tad frustrating, but what can I say? It’s just been one of those Mondays! You see, I had several family administrative-type things and domestic chores I was trying to get done today, but the kids had other ideas. Some days they do well with entertaining themselves some, especially when their cousin Rachel comes over. However, even though their cousin was here, today was not one of those days!

Anyway, instead of “going with the flow” today, I found myself constantly trying to swim up-steam. Inevitably, I let myself get very frustrated and stressed out. In fact, while I was cleaning up after dinner tonight, I realized that I had hardly even smiled today!

So, suddenly I broke out in a huge, forced smile (remembering things I’ve read about purposely smiling when one has had a stressful day). I didn’t realize anyone else had seen me, until my little Kerry broke my train of thought…

“Mommy, what are you doing…why are you smiling like that?” Kerry asked.

“Oh…I’m practicing smiling,” I replied.

“Well, I already know how to smile,” Kerry confidently replied. “You wanna see?” He asked, (as the goofiest, cutest, biggest smile spread across his little face).

Well, I guess little Kerry showed me! Some folk already know how to smile. They don’t need to practice! )


P.S. Have you smiled today? )

Do Lightning Bugs Get Headaches?

Yesterday, I was out mowing the grass, when Sarah suddenly appeared in front of me. (Well, you know, not really…It just seemed that way.) I looked up and there was my little girl on the sidewalk, dressed in her cute little Winnie the Pooh “skort” and her blue and yellow flowered shirt. She was holding her jar of lightning bugs; gazing at them proudly and lovingly…


You see, Sunday night we had been over to my parents’ for Father’s Day, and Sarah caught a bunch of fireflies. Dad found her an old mason jar to house her collection. Then, Grandpa punched a few holes in the top of the jar and handed it to Sarah. However, he soon discovered that a couple of the openings were too large. The lightning bugs were managing to escape, so Sarah and her grandpa got some tiny sticks to plug up the larger places. Dad also showed Sarah how she could tap the jar or gently shake it so that the fireflies would fall back down.

Dad commented on his surprise that kids really haven’t changed that much. He told Sarah about how he too used to greatly enjoy capturing lightning bugs when he was a kid. Yep, Grandpa did, I did, and now Sarah.


So, anyway, yesterday morning Sarah was admiring and studying her collection. Then, she started screaming at them and singing to them “at the top of her lungs”…I mean serenading them. 😉 All the while, my little girl was shaking the jar vigorously, and beating tapping on the sides. 😀 A smile crept across my face, as I was suddenly struck by a strange and silly question: “Do lightning bugs get headaches?”

{If it seems like I have an odd sense of humor when it comes to such things, I suppose it partly comes from empathy (for the lightning bugs, that is). In this situation, I was picturing myself trapped in a small glass room, being constantly yelled at and thrashed about… Being one who frequently gets very bad headaches, this strange thought really made my head hurt!! Once again, I just couldn’t help but think, “Do lightning bugs get headaches?}

Well, I don’t really know the answer to that question, and I probably never will. In fact, I will always wonder… However, there is one thing I need not ever question, and this thought makes me smile for a different reason. One thing is for certain…I am blessed…yes, I am blessed.


Check out these photos of my cute “young-ins”–Sarah (with her firefly collection) and Kerry (wearing his favorite red cap):

Aren’t they a sweet sight?! How could I not feel blessed?!


**P.S. Sarah tends to be kind of “heavy handed,” loud, and boisterous (she is young yet...) At the same time, she is doting, motherly, loving, caring, and very affectionate. Sarah’s like a “mother hen,” and she’s been that way almost since “day one!” She’s just so sweet and cute to watch!

I LOVE the last photo of Sarah and Kerry sharing a laugh! They have a strong bond and are very close. Of course, like any siblings, they have their moments when they fight and argue. However, there’s still a lot of love there between them…Yep, a lot of love.

Delightful Doggies

O.k., I’ll admit, I don’t think I’ll ever lose my love for these cute, fuzzy, and furry friends! It might seem silly and trivial to some, but I know you other canine lovers out there understand! So, anyway, on with the photo fun! Here’s my picks of the “pics” for today:

cute puppy pictures

funny dog pictures

cute puppy pictures

O.k., now the pics above are cute and sweet, but these last two really appeal to me and crack me up in another way. A psychology major, former counselor, and dog lover just can’t help but enjoy these! I LOVE ’em! Check these out:

funny dog pictures

funny dog pictures


**These pics all came from ihasahotdog.com.