Two hoops, not just one, were held up for us, and mom and I are jumping through them. We have been tagged by Owned By A Husky and Dog Treat Web to post 8 of our favorite photos that make us happy. The problem with this is that mom loves to take pictures, because pictures make her happy. All the pictures. Because they hold memories. And because pictures make her happy, she takes approximately 48 times as many photos per day as there are pieces of kibble in a 50 pound bag of dog food. (True story.) (Kind of.) (Okay, so it's not that many, but you get the point.)
We've narrowed the landslide of photos down to these.
This is one of our all time favorite photos. This is my boy, and our girl Margo. These two are so very, very good together. Margo has the patience of Gabriel, dealing with Down syndrome as lovingly as she does. Even I get a little frustrated or confused by my boy at times, but Margo never does.
This photo. It always makes our hearts smile. That is what life is like here. The brindle had one day old babies in that crate, and yet volunteered herself to be a footstool for my boy. Kids and dogs, living in harmony and love. It's such a wonderful life.
Puppies. Puppies make us so very, very happy. Who wouldn't love puppy breath whispering in your ear?
Kids loving on each other. This is spontaneous happy. It's pretty amazing happy, too.
This picture is a favorite here. Our favorite family vacation, and each kid just doing their own thing. Gosh, we love those kids. And Maine.
A dog photobombing a photo shoot. Dear old Jack. He was a fun dog. Such a wonderful photo this is, making us happy from the inside out. Kids reading books. The great outdoors. Dogs. What more could anyone ask for?
Our kids, all together, playing bocce on a beach vacation. Family time is always happy, even if dogs aren't there.
Newborn puppies make us all very, very happy. Mama can't stop smiling for days, and the kids and dogs just wait in line to stand at the crate and look in.
A bonus of a wee, fat baby, snuggling with his mama, because puppies make us so very happy.
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