Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gratitude and Hard Math!

Oh dear! Yes, we've been slightly AWOL again - spring break time for the grandpeeps has required Mom's time in the last couple of weeks. I found a quote by Eric Hoffer that I really like for today: "The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." I am so grateful to several bloggers who have contributed vastly to the tekkie aspects of my blog - specifically my header, but to other areas as well. Mimi basically took a disorganized mess over here and gave it a tune-up. She has major techie talent. Ann is not only a techie whiz, she is an artist as well - go here to see some of incredible pieces! And recently, Sugar sent me my new banner/header and I am again, furry grateful. Humongous thanks, Sugar, my pal! What talent your Mom has too!

I am also exceedingly grateful to Twinkie for coming up with GABE. Brilliant idea from a teacup pup with a ginormous heart. At midnight tonight, we will be using our supreme high-tech method of picking the winner's name out of a hat once modeled by Sam. Last few hours to leave a comment if you want to go for a chance to win this great treat dispenser (and training tool too!) The prize does not come with treats, however, as many pups seem to have allergies to certain foodables - hope that doesn't dampen your enthusiasm for this cool pressie!

And last, but by NO MEANS, LEAST, I am completely honored to accept this pawsome award from Dennis who you absolutely have to go visit if you haven't already. He lives a wild and crazy existence - trust me on this - and I am furry grateful for this wonderful "Gold Cup Award." I needs to pass it on to five friends and I think I'd like to give this to new pals who I have met through Twinkie's GABE!

  1. And of course, new pal, Twinkie

Have a peaceful Sunday from a grateful...


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Samantha
Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it to us. We are most honoured.
We love your new header.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - We're so happy we still have a chance to win that wonderful machine

elbouwii said...

woooow thats the coolest award
ever!!!!! thankwoooo

El'bow & Hauwii

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Welcome to you Sammie. LOOKS GREAT!!! WOWY! That is a COOL award. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

bbes tribe said...

Congratulations on your special award!!!! WE really like your new header & banner.

Raising Addie said...

Congrats on your award!!

We hope you have a great Sunday! It's very rainy here.

Please visit our blog. You have won a PRIZE!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

the booker man said...

miss samantha!
i looove the new bloggie look! your header is grrreat! :)
gratsers on your golden cup awardie. you are a golden star for sures!! heehee.
you are super kind to think of the booker man. thanks so much for giving me the golden award and makin' me feel special!
the booker man

Kari in WeHo said...

bloggy friends who help with the tech issues are the best!

~Kim~ said...

Love the header and as always, I enjoy my visits to your blog!! Congrats on a well deserved award!! :-)))

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful header, Sammie! We LOVE it!
Congratulations on your award!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mack D & The Gang said...

Your header defines you very very well! Congratulations on your award!


- Mack

The OP Pack said...

What a lovely post, Samantha! There are so many really nice peeps out there in blogland - weren't they all so nice to help you out. We love your new header, very unique and beautiful.

Congrats on your special award too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
I love all the changes on your blog! It looks pawesome!
Congratulations on your Award!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

EvFURRYthing looks pawesome!

Furiends are GReat things to have!

Khongrats too!


Stella said...

Sammie, your new-look blog is great. You have had a good time getting it all together, too, I bet!

I just finished writing Twinkie congrats on GABE. What a terrific project to take on!


Asta said...

Bootiful Golden Samantha
You have some vewy loving and talented fwiends ...we awe vewy lucky in this bloggie wowld..congwatulations on youw awawd!!! I think you awe wondewful
smoochie kisses

KT and Lady said...

Everything looks great. Kudos to your friends and helpers. So hey, who put hotels on Bark Place??


KT and Lady

Sierra Rose said...

Sammie! The new header from Sugar is beautiful!
Glad you made some new pals from GABE and can share in your new award!! Wootwoot!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dory and the Mama said...

What a very pawesome new banner!!!


PeeEss..Congrats on your award!!

twinkietinydog said...

I am always moved when reminded how helpful all our furiends and friends are in the animal blogdom! Thank you for the award too and of course congratulations to you for receiving it.

Thor said...

Hi Sammie!
Your blog is looking great!
Congrats on the award!
Thor xx

The Army of Four said...

Your blog looks BEAUTIFUL, Sammie!
Congrats on the award - and aren't new friends wonderful!?!?

Oskar said...

Congratulations on your cool award & thank you for passing it on!