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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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday - Tails and Tales



















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Now Disco would like to add his two cents.



I went to the beach too!


Sleeping in my mommy's arms.

Glitter Gifs | http://www.ani-gifs.com/Love, Disco
Here's the Laugh - A dog and A Peacock.





Here's the Lift:

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”  Mary Pickford.


66 comments:

Kim said...

Still a little too chilly for me to go to the beach, but I am counting the days :)

Shelly said...

Congrats to your grandson! And it looks like he's having fun with it, too. Now don't be overworking poor little Disco- a pup needs his rest!

Jeanie said...

A busy weekend filled with family activities....you can't ask for more than that.
Your pride in your grandson shines through and is well-deserved.

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome that your grandson was invited to mentor some of the younger students!

Donna said...

Awww, I know you must be SO proud of your grandson Girl! He's a handsome fella'!
Enjoy your week!
hughugs

Cheri said...

That is awesome for Andy...yeah! It will give him so much confidence.

Disco...you are in the right place...nothing like momma's arms.

Linda said...

What a great weekend for everybody! Louis Dean's son is a big shot in Karate. My son is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I think the martial arts are such great discipline training for our young people. He deserves congratulating! No every boy will devote the time, energy and attention to learning as he has done. This will hold him in good stead all his life!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Wow, he's so busy and seems so happy. I'm really glad things are so great!!!

Inger said...

You must be so proud of your grandson. And Disco is so cute asleep.

Gloria Hood said...

That is really awesome for the grandson! Glad Disco got to have some fun too!

linda eller said...

What a nice weekend you had. Hope the coming new week will be as good.

Carol said...

CONGRATULATIONS Grandson on your achievement!!! KUDOS!

Loved the post-it notes…how did you do that?

I am with Disco…naptime!

andy said...

Congrats to your grandson ! Big accomplishment ! Have a wonderful Monday

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like you all had a busy but great weekend... We went hiking at Fall Creek Falls yesterday --and had a picnic in the car. Then we ate dinner at their lodge restaurant... Delicious--especially the 'nanner' puddin'.... ha

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

mail4rosey said...

It does sound like a great weekend. And kudos to your grandson, he sounds dedicated and you sound proud. :)

Sandra said...

sounds like a very ineresting week to me and a good one. love the pup on the arm and congrats to GS for all his accompisments

TARYTERRE said...

The beach trip looked like fun. Notice the coats so it still must have been chilly. Hope it warms up soon.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Sounds like a busy weekend--but a really enjoyable one!

Diana said...

Sounds like a very busy weekend!! CONGRATS to your grandson for the black belt!! Thats great and remember...dont get into a fight with him LOL

Diana

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh that dog with the Peacock cracked me up! What a hero he was. Not!!

It's not quite beach weather here in the UK yet!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Hilarious Sandie, Never seen a peacock trying to peck the dog and the dog trying to get at him.. great shots.
I dont think I mentioned, that I like your header.. i love your choice of that blue..its beautiful.
Well done to your grandson. He has done well.
poor Disco.. but he looks as though he was very happy lying in your arms..
happy monday .
val xx
thank you for your comments Sandie.

Ginny said...

This is a big honor for your grandson, how old will his students be? I only have one question about the picnic...did you have to make all the food? The dog and peacock, what a kick I got! The little pug is all bark and no action! Oops, sorry Disco, but I KNOW that you would tear this bird to shreds then bring them to your boy!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats to GS - that's wonderful!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you for sharing that little trip to the beach. I sure could use one! Glad your grandson is doing so well and enjoying it too. Hope your Monday is going well there. We have sunshine here!!!

Sandee said...

Yay for your grandson. A great accomplishment indeed.

I loved the video. That was too cute and hubby laughed right along with me.

Have a terrific day. :)

Belle said...

Love your post today. How wonderful your grandson is doing so well in Karate. Also loved the video. Dogs are so funny!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so proud of your GS!! Gosh he is growing up isn't he. The beach looks like fun even if it was chilly! Hope you have a good week and ya'll let Disco rest ok?? hugs, Linda

The Boston Lady said...

Congrats to GS, Sandie! I know you are super proud! Disco, tired is good. Too funny that video! I love the random tail chasing in frustration. Ann

barbara woods said...

that green thing is me before i get my first cup of coffee. congrats to your grandson i know you are proud of him

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...
Loved how you put the lettering of your post in the little boxes. Clever girl!

Congratulations to GS. He is SO cool. Imagine getting a second black belt!
Good for him.

The dog and the peacock video was hilarious. Guess some people said it was done with camera editing? So it didn't really happen that way? In any event, I thought it was fun to watch. Susan

Paula said...

Wondering how close to the beach you live. Good for your grandson and Disco looks like he deserves some praise too.

My Journey With Candida said...

Happy Monday to you!! Wow... 6 years in martial arts is a long time.

Granny Annie said...

Great sticky note report on your grandson's success and Disco's exhaustion. Loved the peacock and the pup video. Laughed out loud.

Jackie said...

So proud of your grandson!
Love the post-it-notes blogging going on here...and you know that I love your photos!
Hugs,
J.

Zoe said...

Wow! Congrats to the grandboy thats a big fat hairy type a deal there! Its not easy stuff and then to be asked to mentor...he must be a cool kid.

jack69 said...

Neat entry, I love the post-it layout. I am even proud of your grandson. That is wonderful. LOts of good stuff 'mental' and physical in the martial arts.
Thanks for a good read.

((HUGS))

Ann said...

Awesome that your grandson is doing so well. I bet he's thrilled.
I love the way you did your post with the post it notes

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is awesome that he will be going for his second black belt! Sounds like a fun time. Debby

Kay G. said...

It IS an exciting life. Enjoy every minute! :-)

What beach did you go to? Is it at Lake Alatoona? My son lives in Kennesaw now, he might not know how close he is to a nice beach!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you (and Disco) had a great weekend:@)

A Quiet Corner said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend, Sandie!!!!!.....:)JP

Ginger Knox said...

Congrats to grandson on his fabulous achievements. Congrats to Disco for getting to sleep in mama's lap.
Blessings, Ginger

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such an honor for your grandson. I know you are very proud! :)

Betsy Brock said...

Congratulations to your grandson! That is really some accomplishment! Celebrating at the beach and dinner the next day at Olive Garden...yum! How fun!

Disco is adorable!

Merlesworld said...

Congrats to your grandson he has done well, you are a busy girl. I like the young lady throwing kisses.
Merle........

Grammy Staffy said...

Congrats to your cute grandson. I know how proud we grandmothers are when our grands accomplish something special. Good for him!
I love the beach but I haven't been there yet. It still is a little cool. It looks like your grandson was enjoying it.
Hugs, Lura

thisisme said...

Love the photo of a shattered Disco and also thought how good your post it notes were! Very clever! Sounds like a good weekend all round .

Annmarie Pipa said...

that sounds like a fabulous way to spend a weekend!!!
congrats to your grandson!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Chatty! I loved this post. The sticky notes were so fun to read. You are so cleaver! Hope you are recuperating well. (hug)

acorn hollow said...

congrats to your grandson! Very exciting. sounds like a great weekend to me.
Cathy

Blondee said...

Congratulations, Grandson! That is a lot of hard work!

BelovedBomber said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful...especially the beach part :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

The video was awesome, and wow that is great about your grandson.......

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Sandie! Congrats to Andy!! That's such an honor. Sounds like a great weekend! We were busy, too, but not having as much fun. We did yard work and there is still much to do. I think we need a smaller yard! I also have lots to do inside, so I'm slow at blogging lately. It's spring!
Have a great week!

DeanO said...

Black belt and disco...great post

Dar said...

How nice for Andy...he's doing great...but, but, I'm jealous...a beach picnic and barefoot? Fabulous! Disco is doing my favorite thing.
Blessings

Sharon said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, in every way! You must be so proud of GS - I know I am!!

And Disco - that's a precious picture. There are few things I love more than having a pooped pup in my lap!

XO

SweetMarie said...

I know how proud you must be!!! Good for your grandson! I wish Kyle had stayed with it.
Disco looks exhausted and adorable. :) Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! Olive Garden is sooo good!

Ms. A said...

Looks like the fun kind of busy weekend.

Congrats to your grandson!

Debbie said...

Why am I too dumb to know where there is a beach in your area? I am going to ask the husband where it is.

It has been so chilly the past few days that I can't even think beach. I just think sweater.

I'm really proud of your grandson!!
I'm such a huge fan of martial arts and the discipline it teaches.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your GS is doing so well with his Martial Arts. It is such a wonderful place to develop and hone self-discipline and confidence. Disco looks pooped for sure!! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Theresa said...

Great job to your Grandson:) Looks like tons of fun:) Love the sticky notes! Have a blessed week!

Lynn said...

Love those pics!

Terri D. said...

Congratulations to your grandson! That's quite an honor for him! Loved the video! Thanks (again) for the chuckles!!

Dee said...

My grandsons are just starting out. I hope they can work their way up..it takes a lot of dedication and practice to receive the degree your grandson has...I am sure he is very proud. the video was cute...good video skills. :)

Eva Ason said...

Oh I am feeling like the guy in that first picture lol exhausted. I love the sticky notes you've put in between the pics, very cool and easy to read. Yeyyy on your GS he seems to do a good job there.
Enjoy your day my friend.
Hugs