The picture above was again done at the lake. I just loved the shot from the point across the lake! It was so peaceful.
Happy Noodle to you and yours from me and mine!
Here is another award from my friend Petula at http://www.petulaw.com/. If you have not checked her out please do so, she is wonderful!
I am going to pass this on to some cool new friends:
and an old friend
Click on the names and pay them a visit! I think you will be happy that you did!
Posted by Jo at 12/30/2008 05:48:00 PM
I cannot believe that I won a blog makeover!!! I am sooooooo excited that I cannot sit still! Harriet over at http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/ was doing this give away in conjunction with Diana at http://customblogdesigns.blogspot.com/ ! I cannot wait to see what AWESOME design Diana comes up with! Keep checking back for the finished product!
Posted by Jo at 12/30/2008 11:36:00 AM
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Sunday, during Zach's concert, Sadie decided that she was going to get Grandma's camera out of her purse and attempt to take some pictures of her big brother! It was so cute that I had to capture the moment! Grandma helped her get some good shots, but when Grandma decided to take the camera away, my little angel threw a temper tantrum that would rival any two year old's!
Perhaps she is going to be a photographer like Mommy! She watches me very closely so she "knows" what to do! I am thinking that for her birthday in February, we will get her the Fisher-Price digital camera for kids! I can't wait to see what she can do with a camera!
I am posting this because it is way to powerful not to share with you all! This video shows just how much a father can love his son. In this case he loved him enough to say yes when asked if he would run the Ironman with his son! I am warning you right now to have a box of tissues ready because you are going to need it!
The following post came from Jo at http://all-about-friendship.blogspot.com/2008/12/fathers-love.html Check out her blog it is wonderful and uplifting!
A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?'
The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together.
Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together.
One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes' to.
For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together.
Have you ever had a friend so loyal that when it was their time to go it hurt your very soul to let them go? Duke was that kind of friend! He was always there no matter what time it was, ready with a wagging tail and a big wet kiss! He never questioned your motive and he never judged! His big brown eyes were so full of love for his family and friends.
By any standard, Duke was a mutt! He didn't care! He was loved and cared for and that is all that really mattered to him! The photo above is Duke with one of his favorite boys, my son, Zach (age 4). When they were together, they were the terrible two! I swear they could talk to each other and actually understand what the other was trying to communicate! They played ball, wrestled on the floor, snuggled on the couch and even played in the snow together!
The way I am going on about Duke would make you think that he was my dog (I wish) but he was my friend Maggie's dog. She got him when he was puppy and nursed him back from the brink when he had parvo. She trained him to be a good.......no a GREAT dog! Duke was the kind of dog that everyone hopes to have! Really, I am not kidding, he was perfect. Everyone loved Duke and wanted to steal him!
We lost Duke on Saturday. He was almost 17 years (human) old and had been in declining health for some time now. Maggie had even talked of putting him down after the holidays but Duke went in his own time!
Rest in peace my friend! You will be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet you! There will never be another you!