Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Flowers, Empty Chairs and Smiles

Those Empty Chairs that surround your table today and every other day you gather with family and friends-
Don't have to be empty.  Fill them up with memories of happy times.

And grow Flowers!

Live from my office garden.

Just opened up!

Tweet, tweet, you sure are sweet!

Loving the winter-ness!

We sure love our sweet little blind puppy Allie!

Growing Up and growing out
comes with growing apart.

Fill those empty spaces with smiles
and replay memories.

"You can't deny laughter; when it comes,
 it plops down in your favorite chair 
and stays as long as it wants."
Stephen King

Wear a helmet, don't be stupid, jaywalk, but look before you do it
If it snows, go outside, build a jump, get some help,
Get a sled, thrash the hill with your friends, till it melts
GO to Festivals, CAMP, fall in love and dance
Take Risks, cause life moves so fast.
Be Patient.

"Old empty chairs are not empty in reality; memories always sit there."
Mehmet Murat ildan


Elephant's Child said...

Lovely. Thank you.

Cloudia said...

You are a wise beacon of Jolity to your family and to us lucky friends!



Gail said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

TexWisGirl said...

awww, i hope those you're missing feel your love and laughter.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lucky Allie, you found the right family. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!

darlin said...

Karen your post made me smile tonight, you have a beautiful family and I love the smiles you've captured!

I've been away far too long and realize how much I miss you and your posts. I'll try to stop in a bit more regularly, no promises as it's time to prepare for our biggest celebration of the year, my favorite time of the year! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Great post and wise words. Your family is beautiful. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

such a plethora of lovely smiles!

Life's too short not to smile.

Jeanie said...

I love these photos -- and the words "Growing Up Means Growing Apart"are perfect.

Filip and Kristel said...

Lovely cockers and family pictures.


Rob From Amersfoort said...

Even the amaryllis seems to smile :-)

Debbie said...

awwwww, memories do sit in those old empty chairs!!!!

prettiness today, i love the amaryllis!!!