Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, May 18, 2015

Twenty-Four Carat Day

It's Monday, it's raining and yet there's always some good random fun to be enjoyed.

Look what I found while walking through a friend's neighborhood.

(His happy owner was there too.)

"If you don't know history, than you don't know anything.  You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
Michael Crichton

Why not have a blast while taking in all that history?

6th Annual
Armed Forces Day
WWII Weekend

Still speaking on THE GOOD

Running your pups until their tongues hang out-
and they're still smiling!

Life is Good.


Remember, All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten?

Well, it makes perfect sense to me.

Why not, always enjoy your inner (old soul) child and 
explore your wildest imaginations 
every single day.

Wake up your inner cowboy -

But remember, "There never was a horse that couldn't be rode; never was a cowboy that couldn't be throwed."

"What a difference a day made, twenty four little hours.
Brought the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain."
Jamie Cullen 
(Actually, truth be told, there's still rain.)

What a difference, a day made by Dinah Washington
a video you'll be happy you saw here.

Just in case you don't recall everything we learned in Kindergarten,
 this is my ultimate favorite one
 in all of our lives.

Number 14
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam Cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that."


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cute kiddos, cute puppies, great pictures!

eileeninmd said...

The puppies are so cute and the kiddies are adorable. They all look like they are having fun. Life is Good. Have a happy day and week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

great thought. :) love the grands and pups!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos and a great post. Your grandchildren are very cute in their dress-ups and a sweet little dog too.

Tamar SB said...

The pup is so cute!!

darlin said...

Cute photos of children, I love the dress!

Ahhh yes, the inner child... when we let it out to play, and do this often enough, I believe this is what keeps us young.

Wishing you a wonderful week!


Enjoyed this....the historical value, the fun had, the war memorabilia the quotes...but the one that really stands out is the cowboy!! Sweet as sweet can be.

Of course the critters are always enjoyable too, they bring a smile to my sour puss.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Killroy loves puppies.

Joy said...

so sweet and so lovely cuties:)

RedPat said...

Kids and dogs know how to enjoy themselves!

jandi said...

Just lovely! Love the canines!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Looks like great fun with the kids, Karen!

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely. I think we let go of fun too early. Waaaaay too early.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Karen,
Two dog photos in one post - double the fun!
Have a Beautiful Day!!
Peace :)

PS. I haven't seen an anti-aircraft gun in ages...Wish they stay in the museums forever :)

Lois said...

I really enjoyed this post! Thanks!

Carol Blackburn said...

That sure was some good, random, fun! It's always fun when kids are in the mix.

NC Sue said...

whimsical & fun!
I hope you'll come share at

Cloudia said...

You nurture magic in the world, Karen!

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ALOHA from Honolulu,

Kathe W. said...

wonderfully GOOD posting! Have a lovely day!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Wonderful post of 'THE GOOD THE RANDOM THE FUN'♡♡♡ Loved to see sweet pictures of your grands and the doggies. The last pic is really cool♪♪♪

Thank you very much for your comments, Dear friend. Have a wonderful new week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Funny and sympathetic portraits!

Jeanie said...

I can't tell you how much I like coming here and how big a smile I have on my face reading this post. Big delightful!

EG CameraGirl said...

The kids, doggies and quotes all made me smile.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! Loved this post Karen, that's a great little 'crew' you have helping out there, I see possible stars of the future :)

Wandering Wren said...

Happy dogs and smiling kids - you've got that and the day's all sorted! Loved your post :)
Wren x

Debbie said...

too much fun....your grandbabies and pups are adorable!!!!!

Saucy Siciliana said...

The children and the pups are so cute! Fun pictures!

Saucy Siciliana said...

The children and the pups are so cute! Fun pictures!

Gail Dixon said...

What a great post! Talk about cute overload. Nothing like puppies and kiddos to give me the warm fuzzies. :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Looks golden to me!

Gilly said...

What gorgeous dogs - especially that little pup! And your grandchildren are so cute - its such an interesting age - and totally unselfconscious!

I've missed Carmi - but posted some Spring flowers over on my site!