Operation Christmas Child

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On Tuesday, Joe came home with a shoe box. Someone speaking at his school on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse talked about “Operation Christmas Child”, and Joe wanted to participate.

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Dog Gone Good Contest: Vote for the Top Dog

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Holy tail waggers, Batman! Picking the top five was tough! Really tough! (Seriously really tough.)

Many thanks to each and every one of you that sent me a picture of a pup you love. I never thought I would receive over 20 entries. I was amazed with the response. After my amazement, I was cranky, because I had to narrow it down to five. (Who had that bright idea, huh?) Continue reading

Last Bark: Submit your Dog Photos Now!

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I am happily overwhelmed with the response to my dog-gone good contest. The pictures I’ve received are wonderful. I am thrilled to see so many dog lovers in the midst. You folks have great taste in friends!

There is still a bit of time left if you want to enter the contest. Please see my original post for complete details [click here], and send your pictures to lenorediane(at)yahoo(dot)com. Continue reading

A Contest for the Dogs

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July 14th is approaching quickly! July 14th is the deadline to my contest that went to the dogs.

I’m hope you will sending me a picture of your dog, your neighbor’s dog, your friend’s dog, or just a dog you saw while out and about living your life. I will pick my top five favorite pooch pictures, and I will let my readers vote for the best of the bunch. Continue reading

From Griswolds to Giving

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How quickly time travels. As I look at my calendar I realize it is that time of the month year again; I am beginning to feel bloated the holiday spirit.

Our neighbors (on both sides) finished decorating the outside of their houses Thanksgiving weekend. If you are familiar with the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then you are familiar with the Griswold family. For those of you familiar with the Griswolds, we live next door to the family – on both sides.

Truthfully, we love the neighbors’ tacky Christmas lights. However, once our Griswold neighbors decorate their houses, our boys begin to pressure me and Rob to get our house decorated. Pressure during the holidays?! Never! Continue reading