Friday, February 24, 2012

Family Fun

Happy Friday to you!  We are settling back in, the laundry is done and fridge is filled but I also need to do some housework today.  Before I get too involved in chores, I thought I'd share a couple of photos with you from our trip.  I took my camera and large lens and then barely used it-what a pity.

Although hubby looks like he is napping, he is really watching golf on a big screen t.v. at my brother's house.  Their dog, Izzy, loves to snuggle and she loved us; generally if we were relaxing she was by our side.  Isn't she just adorable!

"Please, a treat please" she seems to be saying.  Those eyes hold so much expression and love.

My big brother and I; as the years pass we look more alike and more Irish, not a bad thing.  The main reason we ventured out to California was to see my dear mil; she has gotten so frail and we just never know how much longer she has, so it was great to see her.  Having her acknowledge me, I'd love to say recognize but I'm not sure about that,  was pure joy.  She had three out of four good days while we were there and I love that hubby got to see her.  I haven't been around anyone with dementia before so wasn't sure how much to engage her in conversation. 
Well, our Reggie did just fine at the kennel and is home and so very happy.  Apparently, when hubby picked him up yesterday, Reggie acted like a puppy.  I guess he really missed us; I'm not telling him about our trip in two months-he wouldn't be happy with us then.
Hope you have a blessed weekend.
Hugs, Noreen


  1. Looks like a great time with family. I think you're right about not telling that sweet baby you're leaving again! ;)

    I normally don't have my sound on...but did today and was blessed by your playlist!

  2. Woof! Woof! Happy Friday n Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. We won't tell Reggie, either, about your upcoming trip. ;-) We're so thankful to have someone who comes to our home to care for our pup. She has one of our Abby's littermates ... and 3 other labs in her family, so she knows how to deal with a big dog. She's had to go way beyond the call of duty with Abby's health issues (had to deal with stuff that even I have to FORCE myself to deal with - and she's MY dog!), which is such a comfort to us when we're traveling.

    I'm glad, too, that you had some good days with your MIL.

  4. You do have that lovely Irish sparkle in your eyes! SO nice that you got to make that trip and visit your loved ones!! Cute little doggin' He is full of the dickens, I can tell!!

  5. Thank you for the heart felt comment you left me today.

    I can tell you are a dog lover.

  6. Mums the word sweet friend....

    Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comments. You bless me so much!


  7. Dear Nananor...
    I am so glad you had such a wonderful trip to see your lovely friends. I think it must be simply awesome to stand on that deck and look over at those beautiful mountains.
    Glad you are home safe and that Reggie is so thrilled to see you. Yes, I suggest you don't think any thoughts of your next trip. He's bound to read your mind. :)
    Sending lotsaluv to you and your loved ones.

  8. Good morning sweet friend!
    So glad that you are home safe and that your visit with you mil was such a blessing!
    My Dad is turning 85 on Tuesday and I'm off to visit with him tomorrow. A long car trip all by myself. =(
    Please keep him in prayer for greatest birthday wish for him.
    Oh, I HAVE been writing! PTL
    Thank you for ALL of your prayers.

  9. What a fun post at the start of my day!! Seeing your pictures, reading about the happiness you felt on your trip, has made me feel that way too--THANKS for that Noreen!! I'm so glad that Reggie did well!! Take care and enjoy your weekend!

  10. Hi Noreen... so happy you had a nice visit with family... and little Izzy is adorable!... xoxo Julie Marie

  11. Isn't it great to be able to go and visit family and enjoy the time...I am so glad your trip went well and that you got to see so many relatives and friends while you were out there.....

    I am glad too that Reggie took the vacation well too.....

  12. It sounds like you had a great trip and you are right...the light of the irish is very apparent in you and your brother.

    Thanks so much for your comments for Bert, It rally is nice to know you are thought of

  13. So glad you had some family fun. And especially glad that Reggie is still doing well.

  14. great picture of you and Uncle Richard!

  15. I think the first time I saw a Border Terrier (is that right?) was at a dog show. Then I saw them on 'Monarch of the Glen,' then I saw one who 'hosted' a B&B in Leyburn, North Yorkshire (with help, of course.) They're not a common breed around here. Most people have labs. (except me).


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