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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm back with some animal tales!

I'm back from Ohio and from visiting with my son and his family. I got to see my one year old grandson - who by the way is adorable. We brought my daughter, grandson, and dog with us from Atlanta. So my whole immediate family was together for Thanksgiving. We don't get together like this too often - so it was really wonderful.

My daughter in law is an excellent cook - almost if not gourmet. So the meal was wonderful and even my picky eater grandson ate like a little piggy.

It just so happened that it was the baby's first birthday - so we celebrated that. And he was dedicated in the church. Three birds with one stone.

My DIL's parents came with their dog on Friday. My son and his wife have a feral cat. So we were a rowdy bunch.

Drove home on Sunday in 8 hours of rain!

I'm happy to be home safe and sound. Pictures will follow this week.

Now this video is about dogs giving thanks before they eat - how fitting is that this Thanksgiving Holiday?



No idea who caught this shot, but one thing for sure they were at the right place at the right time.

Reminds me of Psalm 91:4, "He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

The photographer caught this special moment, what a privilege to see.




Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil...It has no point!

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57 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family! Are things better w/ your daughter? I hope so! :-)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is so fun to visit family during Thanksgiving....and you got to spend time with the grandbaby

laurie said...

sounds like you had a wonderful tahnksgiving, great photos , the dog saying his prayers is really cute and the mother bird with her babies is so sweet.

ArtyMarti said...

It was great for you to be with your family for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to pics.

Melanie said...

Love the video and picture...so sweet! I'm glad you got to go to Ohio and visit with your family. Looking forward to seeing your pictures! Have a great day.♥

SweetMarie said...

I'm so glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and a safe trip.

The dog is so cute! And I really like the pic of the bird with her babies. I've never seen that before.
Have a great week Sandie!

Sandra said...

love the video. and so happy the picky eater grandson ate.. that is good news for sure. and love the point of the pencil quote. welcome home, happy you are safe and sound, driving in rain is a bummer

Changes in the wind said...

Glad you are back and that you had a great time...loved the video and the picture of the birds is a keeper.

Remington said...

I am happy your Thanksgiving was a fun one! LOVE the video!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So did the feral cat pray for his meal also? Was he found by missionaries?

How wonderful that you were surrounded by the love of your family on Thanksgiving.

Jill said...

It's great to hear of the wonderful time you had with your loved ones! It must have been a very busy time with so much to celebrate.

Jeanie said...

The picture of the mother bird with her babies is priceless.
It sounds like your visit with your son's family for Thanksgiving was priceless for you also. I'm glad you got to be there for all the special events for your new one year old.

....Petty Witter said...

What a wonderful and yet busy Thanksgiving you must have had, to me family is what these things are all about.

That corgi :) said...

Love that picture with the bird covering the little ones with her feathers! Love that Psalm too!

So glad you guys arrived home safely, but more importantly that all were together for the holiday, GS's first birthday (wow this year went by fast) and the dedication at church! Lots of memories made and good times shared!

Looking forward to pictures!

betty

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like you had a GREAT weekend! wonderful!

Eva Ason said...

Great post Sandie,
I'm happy to hear that you had a lovely time with your family at Thanksgiving! What a lovely movie - great shots.

Have a lovely day my friend!
Hugs x

Knitty said...

Glad you had a wonderful holiday and made it safely back home. The video and photo are both precious.

Sweet Tea said...

My, you had lots of great things to celebrate on Thanksgiving.! Precious time when everyone was together...Love that Psalm too!
Have a great Tuesday!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I know you were lovin on that baby. You made some great memories to bring home with you and to bring out weeks later. Glad you were able to share the holiday with family.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So glad you were able to have the whole gang together!! Wonderful way to give thanks, celebrate a birthday AND have a dedication!! So glad you could be there for that.

LOVE that photo and the scripture that accompanies it... Feel the Love. blessings ~ Tanna

Cheri said...

Amazing with those pups...wish I could do that with my two. That would be a feat in itself. LOVE IT.

The last pic of the birds is also amazing...so cute. That photographer was darn lucky to be there a that particular moment.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That is a beautiful picture! Glad you had a nice time! Looking forward to the pictures!

Better is Possible said...

Fabulous picture - excellent visual reminder of how He holds us under His wings.

Shanda said...

LOVE the doggy prayer. Wish I could train mine like that.

My Journey With Candida said...

Happy to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. What a great picture of the bird protecting her yount.

blueviolet said...

The praying was just so cute!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

sounds like you had a fantastic thanksgiving!

the doggie prayer is just so cute.

Life is good! said...

sounds like a great thanksgiving! that video is soooo darling. i know a lot of humans who should follow the dogs example!

A Quiet Corner said...

Hey, Kiddo...it sounds like your visit was just what you needed...great food & love too!!!...:)JP

Thisisme. said...

How lovely to have a visit like that for Thanksgiving and I'm so pleased that you were there for your little grandson's 1st Birthday. Wonderful! That's what life is all about really, isn't it, family and friends. Take care my friend.

Belle said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with family. That's great! Those dogs in the video were so cute. The photo of the bird is amazing. God says so many times we can take refuge under his wings.

Andrew said...

A wonderful post... loved the clip.
Enjoy your week..

Ann said...

Sounds like the perfect thanksgiving to me. I absolutely love that picture of the birds

Shug said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip and thankful that you are safely home...Can't wait to see the pictures!

Is that not a gorgeous picture of the bird? Oh my...it took me just a moment to realize the little ones under the wings...
Shug

Michaele said...

What a great time you must have had. Glad you got to go and came home safely. Loved your animal post, as always : )

The Boston Lady said...

This was just wonderful and I look forward to seeing your pictures from your visit! Ann

Crystal Mary said...

Glad you got to celebrate with your son and his family. Sounds good, and will enjoy to see the photos...the baby has grown, already one year!
I love your good heart and the video of the dogs, plus the pic of the mother bird with her young under her wings..isn't that how we are.. Protective of ours. Much love sent your way., xxxx

Ginny said...

What a wonderful picture, and so glad you had a great Thanksgiving!!! Can't wait for pictures...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad you are home safe and sound and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see pics of GS #2, I can't believe he is one year old already! Time is flying by. hugs, Linda

Angela said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm sure it was fun getting to be around that little grand baby of yours too!

Hugs,
Angela

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sandie Sweetie...
So happy to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and love. It never seems to be long enough though does it?

Love the little praying dog. That is so darn precious. Isn't it something how smart they truly are, and how quickly they learn such wonderful little tricks. A beautiful treasure for sure.

Have a great week sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Kelly said...

Glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving and got to spend it with your family. I've seen that dog praying video before and it is soooo cute! Love that picture with the birds under her wing. Just amazing!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awe Shucks. We wanted to meet you all in Knoxville... Maybe one of these times (when you come through) we can meet you there for some coffee or a meal (depending upon your time)...

Glad you had a good trip though....
Hugs,
Betsy

Mevely317 said...

Sandie!
I've been MIA in Blogland ... but your post just warmed my heart. Sounds as if your Thanksgiving was just filled with "Hallmark moments" ... like others have said, I can't wait to see pictures!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie! So glad you had a nice time with your family and got back safe and sound! Love the pic of the mama bird sheltering her young and the video of the dogs praying. Also like the quote at the beginning. :)
Cheryl

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Welcome home!

That video was wonderful. Sweetest thing I've ever seen.

You found the perfect photo to go along with that bible verse.

Prime Aque said...

A certified animal lovers I guess, and than you for this video, though the connection is slow but I enjoyed my friend... and one thing, I am happy to know that you were there with your grandson first birthday and with the thanksgiving of course, it was such a good timing! That bird is really wonderful! Now I have to see that you got a very nice quote with my second visit here... 'life without God is like an unsharpened pencil... it has no point.' Amen to this my friend, our life will be pointless without Him! Life has no essence at all if we wont accept that He is Our God, and He is the answer for Everything. God bless you and happy blogging!

Debbie said...

That photo is FANTASTIC, and I loved the video. My favorite was the one where he asks for the grace not to chase the neighbor's cat. So cute!

And, your Monday post NEVER came up on my homepage. I was surprised to see it when I came here today so I went back and checked again.

Nope. Just Sunday and then today. How odd is that???

Nancy said...

It sounds like a wonderful family time to me...So glad you were able to get so much in with the visit.....

Love this last picture of the birds...Has to be a Mama, doesn't it? or least that's how I feel about my babies....

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments you left for me this morning....Aging as all kinds of issues, uh?

Have a great day....

Jenny Woolf said...

What a hilarious video! And that bird... so beautiful... I wonder what sort it is. It looks like a pigeon but the colours are not any pigeon colours that I know.

Granny Annie said...

The extreme skepticism in me (that I inherited from my mother) says that bird picture has to be Photoshopped.

Roxey Lucey said...

the video made me smile. I love the picture of the mama bird sheltering her babies. My mom sent that one to me. It's amazing how a picture like that can bring scripture to life.

Whosyergurl said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful time! All of your immediate family together? WONDERFUL! Doesn't work out too often for us, either.
xo, Cheryl

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am glad to hear you had a safe trip and a good Thanksgiving. I love the photo of the mommy bird with her baby birds.

SavannahGranny said...

AWWWW! So sweet. Glad you had a great holiday. Hugs, Ginger

Catherine said...

Haha ~ cute little video!
xo Catherine

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How wonderful to have everyone together for Thanksgiving. Sounds like you had a great time. That video is so darn cute!