Monday, November 28, 2011

Happiness Is...

Years ago there was a cute little Peanuts cartoon that featured Snoopy hugging Lucy with a caption underneath that said-'happiness is a warm puppy'.

Do you know what else happiness is?

It's a day spent outdoors...

with little girls all grown up still walking arm in arm

on a beautiful blue sky day.

Happiness is sweethearts...

both the young and the 'not so young'.

It's an afternoon movie and a game of cards around the kitchen table.

It's bowling balls and laughter.

Happiness is daughters and a day set aside to give thanks.

It's a football game...

won in the literal last minute of play.

Happiness is a red velvet cupcake and a million dollar smile...

It's fathers...

and sisters...

and family...

and yes, happiness is most definitely a warm puppy too.


  1. What a beautiful post. So happy for all your expressions of happiness this past Thanksgiving.

  2. You truly have much to be happy for.

  3. I'd wholeheartedly agree ... and I'd add brothers in there too as I have 1 boy & 2 girls in my little family :)

  4. love this... looks like wonderful memories were made. :)

  5. Your posts like this one always bring such warmth to my heart, a smile to my face, and tears to my eyes!

  6. This was a beautiful post. It put a huge smile on my face. Thank you for the happiness that you share with us.

  7. Joyce, you have such a BEAUTIFUL family! Thank you for sharing your photos with the world!


  8. I whole-heartedly agree, especially now that I have one of my own! A warm pup, that is!

  9. Wonderful pictures and wonderful memories!

  10. This would have to be one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing! Loved the photos! Happy week!

  11. Love this post! Family is what it is all about. Thanks for sharing all your great pictures! Nothing like spending time with your kids.
    until next time... nel

  12. Joyce:
    What a wonderful post! The photos of you all outdoors are so crisp and convey such a sense of peace. My fav pic is of your daughters' blond, blond hair!

  13. Looks like you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. You have so much to be thankful for. ;-)

  14. Nice Joyce! I recognized Sparta Lanes in your picture. I used to bowl there on Thursdays with Sparta F & N. Looks like you and the family had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend together. Much to give thanks for...yes!

  15. Such a beautiful family!!

  16. What a beautiful post. Having just finished the musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, I so appreciate the Happiness Is theme.

    I am so thankful that YOU have so much to be thankful for!!

  17. Joyce....what an awesome time you had with the girls! You made some beautiful memories this Thanksgiving weekend.