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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

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends...


“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands- a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.” 

God is there...






 ♥  For Renea







I think this was one of my favorites!


Mom's Day Out movie....Christian and one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.  Go see it.









Thank you Lee.


               My 40 year anniversary was on Mother's Day.


THE LAUGH:


Is this a bird?  Thanks Lee.


THE LIFT:


Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons do not last. The spring rains will come.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach


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69 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Happy Anniversary!! And Sandie, I loved the dog cartoons best of all. I think our son's dog is so happy and relaxed at our home because she had to keep out of the way of little kids when she was home. :-)

TARYTERRE said...

HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY. I have to tell you my favorite is the dog in curlers. LOVED IT.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Happy Anniversary Sandie.

Nice laughs in morning this Friday.

Hugs to you.

Melanie said...

Good morning, sweet friend! Happy belated anniversary to you! :-) I've seen the story about the dog nap before, but it is so sweet to be reminded again. :-)
Thinking about the dog in curlers...
When I worked at Sears, there was a lady that came into the store one day wearing her pajamas and a robe, house slippers, and an eye mask on top of her head. No joke!
Have been praying for you and thinking about you. Hope you have a nice weekend. hugs♥

mail4rosey said...

Awww to the dog w/the note. That's sweet. :)

Happy 40 years to you and your husband!!

Vee said...

Oh that dog story is so cute. A very happy belated anniversary, but let us call this anniversary month and allow you to keep right on celebrating!

Sandee said...

What a lovely post honey. It made me smile all the way through.

I'm sure you had a fabulous anniversary too. Forty years is a nice start.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to Disco. ♥♥♥

nancygrayce said...

I love the napping dog! And Happy Anniversary!!! I have been thinking about you although I don't come to my blog very often these days!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I missed your anniversary- I hope you had a fabulous one! You are in my prayers.

Sheila Y said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a great weekend! Sheila

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Well Sandie!! A very happy belated Anniversary!! Hope that your Mother's Day was EXTRA, EXTRA Special!!
LOVE the dog that comes to visit for a nap!! But he always goes back :-}}Lovely Orchid!! Hope it's yours!!

Betty said...

Guess which one I liked the best? Batman with Catwoman. Does that surprise you? I know my kids will enjoy that one too.

Lynn said...

Love that dog story. My friend Kim had a dog wander into her yard with a plastic dish in his mouth. He stopped in front of her and laid it down. She put some water in it and called the number on the tag. The neighbor came and got him - he was one of three dogs and was probably feeling overlooked.

And I was in an antique shop in Madison, Georgia where there is a black shop cat. The owner told me he kept coming to her house and she would take him home - about two miles away. He apparently chose her to be his new home - his had three children, a couple of dogs and I think there was a crying baby, too. She finally offered to keep him for good. :)

Ginny said...

I hope you are doing well, I have the date saved and am praying.I know in my heart that all will be well. you will be much healthier!!

SweetMarie said...

I've missed you! Love your Fridays! We're finally in Cary! About two weeks now. :)

hugs,
Marie

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

A belated happy anniversary to you and your hubby. I hope you had a wonderful day.

I love the napping dog story. Sweet.

Happy weekend!

Denise said...

Love you my sweet friend, always.

Cheri said...

I love the dog nap, the cell phone dying and the reservations at the mental hospital. Good Sandie.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Wow, what a blessed achievement! Hope you did something really special to celebrate.

This was a fun Friday indeed. I think I loved the story about the dog coming over for a nap the best. So cute.

And, might I just add, my family owns a condo at the "Cuckoo Like Cocoa Nuts" complex. They cater to those who are crazy as loons, but love each other deeply. C'mon over!

GOD BLESS!

Say What? said...

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Anniversary & Have a Beautiful Weekend, Friend.

Susan said...

Awwwwww, Sandie...

How could that anniversary have slipped by me? CONGRATULATIONS.

It is a commendable thing to have made it through 40 years of marriage. A lot of young people today don't bother to work out the problems----divorce is rampant.

I hope you and your honey have many more years of marriage...the longer it is, the deeper it becomes.

Take care and God bless you both and all your family, Sandie. Susan

p.s. Loved the one about reserving a family suite in the mental institution. ha hahhahaha Funny.

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Happy 40th Anniversary!!
I love these little cartoons and quotes. They are not only uplifting they are very, very true!
I hope you are doing well. I am praying and praying.
blessings, Catherine xo

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I did enjoy this post thank you

A Quiet Corner said...

Love the email with the visiting, sleeping dog!!! Happy Anniversary, you Spring chicken you!!!

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

Congrats on that 40th anniversary. How nice you got a double celebration. I had to copy that quote at the beginning. You'll probably see it later on in one of my posts. It's so true God is there all around us and with us each step we take. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Merlesworld said...

40 years that is a long time Happy Anniversary,
as the beer fairy says you only get 25 for murder.
Merle............

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the family one! Happy Anny and I hope you're doing well:@)

Angela said...

Loved the story about the sleeping dog and the cat woman one!

Happy Anniversary!

Hugs,
Angela

Paula said...

Happy late anniversary. Been missing your goodies.

Pondside said...

Congratulations on 40 years! You are just trailing us by 7 months. Thank you for the laughs - I loved, loved, loved the dog story and will send it to my daughter-in-law with four children.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love Fridays! Hope you are doing well. I'm home for a couple of weeks! hugs, Linda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the dog in the roller going to Walmart! Love the one about the phone that died. Funny mug too! Batman and Cat Woman are pretty funny too....
Have a blessed weekend. Debby

Terri D. said...

May 11th - a good day to get married!! 40 years is a big deal - Ruby, I think!

betty said...

Happy belated anniversary Sandie and husband! 40 years is a great!! Too cute with the dog with curlers and the dog taking a nap elsewhere. I like how you did this one and then put things going on in your life interspersed in it. I will be seeing that movie if I can soon hopefully!

Have a great weekend Sandie; I hope you do something fun for yourself!

betty

Beth said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

Praying that things are going well. I will remember June 11th with a prayer for you.

HUGS!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Anniversary Sandie and happy friday!
love
tweedles

NanaDiana said...

Well, I was smiling the whole way through and I LOVED that dog story about the house with 6 kids! lol Happy Anniversary, Sandie!!! xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy anniversary to you! Thanks for always making my day.
Hugs,
Patti

Lee said...

I hope you had a wonderful 40th Anniversary, Sandie....quite the milestone.

You brought back memories of when my now late in-laws celebrated theirs. My father-in-law and I headed off to the nearest regional town, Gympie (my ex and I were living at the Sunshine Coast at the time) to visit jewellers to buy a ruby as a gift for my mother-in-law for their 40th Anniversary.

Father and I made up some elaborate story of where we were off to, because it wasn't a regular thing that he and I did...go off shopping together.

Anyway, we succeeded in our subterfuge.

As we were wandering up Gympie's main street TV news cameras were everywhere! I grabbed Father and we hid in a store until they'd disappeared. That's all we needed...to have been caught on camera to appear on the evening news. It might have been had to explain! lol

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved all of them as always..but the napping dog story was the best. Have had seven children, 13 and 14 months apart, and I often wondered where our dog, Susie, was in the afternoon..thought she was meeting the children on their way home from school..but now I wonder if she was somewhere sneaking in a nap at some quiet home! Darned dog! I should have thought of that!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Did I miss your anniversary?? Shoot! I hope it was a happy, happy, happy one!

Susannah said...

Happy belated Anniversary wishes. I think I said these wishes before...but ...who cares. Everyone can use good wishes every so often!!!! May 1 we were married 49 years. I think we are all of the old group of "no divorce"! Hope you are keeping busy but still getting adequate rest. Still perhaps surgey on june 11th?

Ann said...

Love the dog with the curlers, too cute.
Happy belated anniversary

Betsy Adams said...

Happy 40th, Sandie!!!!!! So--you celebrated both Mother's Day and your Anniversary... NEAT!!!!

Loved the HEBREWS cup.....
Loved the one about healing too..... SO true!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

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Aunt Betsy said...

Happy belated anniversary to you and your husband. I wonder if any of the couples marrying now will make it that far. I loved the mental hospital family suite -- we have said that for years! And I loved the dog napping, oh and the catwoman. Actually, I loved them all as always. Praying for you and thinking of you daily. Is June 11th your surgery? Keep thinking positive. This is going to be over before you know it.

Inger said...

Thank you so much for this lovely post, a post I needed right now. The dog needing a nap was adorable and putting away the phone a real good idea. It just occurred to me how very difficult it must be to be a mom of teenagers and their phones these days. Hope you are doing OK and taking good care of you. Hugs!

LL Cool Joe said...

Happy belated anniversary to you and your husband. 40 years is a long time!

Love all your funnies as usual. I always think that when I walk around Walmart someone is going to take a photo of me and make it into some meme that everyone laughs at!

Arlynda Lea Beuterbaugh said...

I had fun! Jerry said I would, but I ain't about to tell him that he was right! (LOL?)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Sandie, Happy Belated Anniversary to you! Hope you had a special time with Mother's Day, too! I love the dog story. lol! And the dog in curlers is a hoot, too! Take care and stay strong. We are all thinking of you and praying! I believe you will be just fine!
Hugs, Cheryl

Sue said...

LOVED THE CATWOMEN CARTOON!!

JeanMac said...

Oh, happiest year ahead for you and hubby!

Eva Ason said...

Happy belated anniversary to you and your husband!
Will keep you in my prayers. Enjoy your Sunday and hugs to you

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Hebrews..... ha ha ha ha ha. I liked that one!

Lucy Horky said...

I absolutely love the dog grabbing a nap and mom wanting to know if she can come to. Left Arm can not be raised above my shoulder for 30 days.

Tammy said...

Hey Sandie!

Happy Belated Anniversary! :D I enjoyed this post...so cute!

Have a wonderful Sunday my sweet friend.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

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Barb Pinion said...

Happy belated Anniversary. Sorry I missed it. I loved this post, but always enjoy them all. You manage to say so much while saying so little; a great trick. lol
Praying for you dear heart. Always.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie, sweet dear friend,
I know I said Happy Anniversary
and Happy Mother's Day to you
in your previous post.
I can say it again though...
Happy Anniversary, Sandie & hubby!
I am also sending my healing prayers on your way, my friend.
Rainy days won't last forever.
You will see much brighter days.
I love the one with the dog coming
to your yard for a sleeping rest.
I love dogs, cats, horses, animals!
Thank you, Sandie for sharing your
loving ways with us!
May God pour His blessings on you
at all times, especially now!
Blessings & Prayers,
Starry.

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

SO funny! the coffee cup is the BEST! I've not popped in for awhile, but it's great to reconnect!

catskillblogger said...

Happy anniversary. 40 years is very impressive.

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Love them All! Hope you're having a happy week!!
hughugs

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh Sandy, I'm still laughing! I love the napping dog.

Happy belated anniversary!

I miss being able to pop in here more often. I always leave with a smile on my face.

Hugs,
Susan :)

Weekend-Windup said...

Happy bleated anniversary! Have a good day!

Lucy Horky said...

Happy anniversary. 40 years seems long but the 26th day of July we will celebrate 46 years of marriage. Not always easy but more good than bad. Take care Sandie and my thoughts are with you.

Debbie said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! I pray that God blesses the two of you with many, many more!

I loved this whole post, but I have to say that my favorite thing was the quote at the end. That was just what I needed to hear tonight. Medicine!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs. 40 years deserves a trophy for both of you!

Love these little snippets, especially the doggie nap story!

Happy Thursday,
Jen

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