Monday, May 26, 2014

21:52 {Opportunities}

Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.
-Catherine Deneuve

When Rob first asked me if I wanted to take his mom's dog, his brother's dog, his dog, and my dog to go swimming, my first thought was, NO WAY!

As you see, this meant that I would have to try to keep my little 8 pounder from growling at three huge dogs for the duration of the ride from his mom's house to the Dead River Basin.  Knowing that one of the bigger dogs would assertively try to let Nadia (the 8 pounder) know that she, Snowy if boss, by growling or retaliating back.  In my head it sounded like more work than I cared to encounter.

Regardless, three large dogs were loaded into the back of the Jeep, and one 8 pounder was on my lap, and off we drove.  Thankfully, Richard, (Robert's twin brother) was driving behind to help with the dog menagerie once we got there.

I didn't realize until we were driving back with four sopping wet dogs that what seemed like a big chore at the beginning was really the opportunity to have calm dogs in the evening.  Dogs, like children sleep well in the evening when they've had the opportunity to run and be outside.

They were spent after swimming and being in the hot weather.  I'm sure they will all sleep well tonight.

Nadia (the 8 pounder) is a bit too prissy to go swimming.  Although she did get the opportunity to jump out after she was placed in the water.  She wasn't too happy about it!

Lewy just splashes and tries to catch the splash water in his mouth

Harley likes to run in and run out.  Apparently, the 8 pounder scares him.

Snowey goes all out.  Swims across the river to fetch tennis balls.  She also happens to be the arch nemesis of the 8 pounder.
Head on over to Amber's

Monday, May 19, 2014

20:52 {Age}

I don't know what the big deal is about old age. Old people who shine from the inside look 10 to 20 years younger.
-Dolly Parton

Happy Birthday, Me!
This quote falls so nicely on the day of my birth.
I have been both regarded as 10 years younger and as 10 years older.

You decide...

It is a big deal that I am closer to 40 than I am to 30.
Such as it goes with age,
not old, but older.

Monday, May 12, 2014

19:52 {Mothers}

Motivational Monday

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
-Kate Douglas Wiggin

One would think that given the fact that my mother was in town this weekend I would have had time to take a picture of her.  
I didn't have time.
 I was busy making memories from in front of the camera lens (this time) while shopping for a dress.

It isn't that I don't have a picture of my mom, it is that I don't have a recent (within the past 7 days) photo of her.
So, I cheated- looking back into quick snapshots I found these two pictures of her this past summer.

My mother and my Aunt Patty
Aunts: Patty, Sharon, Carol, Arlys, (my mom), Elaine, and Darlene
All of these beautiful women are mothers.

****SNEAK PEAK****
I spent my weekend shopping for this one thing,
I took along my sisters and mother,
it will add to the beauty of the transition from two to one.

Part of the dress sash

Linking up to AMBER

Monday, May 5, 2014

18:52 {rise up}

Motivational Monday 18:52

The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fail.
-Chinese Proverb

You do not reach the ripe age of 92 and 93 as my Godparents have; by failing to rise every time you fail.

Linking to Alaskan Amber this month.