Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankfulness Day!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is here!  It is the day for giving thanks all day long.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love the feasting.  I love the time with family.  I love giving thanks. Every Thanksgiving we take the time to go all the way around the table and say what we are most thankful for.  My thankfulness is always the same.  I am most thankful for my family. There is nothing more precious or more important to me.  The unconditional love of my family completely fulfills me and I am the most grateful and happiest and luckiest person to be surrounded by so much love.
Happiness is a Kitchen Full of Family .....both two-legged and four!
Thank you for a house full of family that I love.
Amen


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thankfulness Thanksgiving Eve....The Dishwashers

As we prepare for tomorrow's Thanksgiving Feast, there is no better time to express our deep thankfulness and appreciation for our dishwashers.  Yes, I did say dishwashers....as in plural.  With all the baking and cooking and more baking, the dishes really pile up.  Where can we turn for help? Who will help us clean up the many many dirty mixing bowls and dishes?
"I know!" 
"First we need official taste testers" 
"And then call in the dishwashers!!!!" 
Many Paws Make Light Work 
Thank you Dishwashers! 
With all this time saving, I can make an extra pie!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thankfulness - Plentiful Potatoes - November 21

The last of the garden has finally been harvested. It is POTATO TIME!  We are thankful for our plentiful potato patch!
Everybody loves digging up potatoes! 
But even more fun is.... washing them!
Right Amelia? 
Looks like the Mashed Potatoes for our Thanksgiving Feast will be DELICIOUS!
Thanks Mr. Yesteryear Acres ...aka the Potato Farmer!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Thankfulness....Little Puppy Love....November 20th

Our sweet Doodle puppies bring smiles and cuddles and thankfulness to our hearts and fill our lives with tail wagging devotion.  They are a blessing every day and we are so grateful for their love.
Peaches Little Double Doodle Boys 
Hello Cuties! 
Peaches 10 Perfect Puppies 
Why Thank You! 
Peaches Girls want their moment in the spotlight too
A Snuggly Handful of Love 
Awwwwwww 
Scout's 2 Goldendoodle Boys 
Scout's Whole Gang of Adorableness  
Scout's Goldendoodle Girls say, "Aren't we the cutest?!" 
So sweet!
Happy Thankful Monday!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thankful- 50 Year Celebration - November 19th

We are so very thankful that today we were able to attend a big 50 Year Celebration for Mr. Yesteryear Acres Dad.  For 50 years Mr. Yesteryear Acres Dad has been an active member of the Freemasonry. Tonight we witnessed the pinning ceremony and the acknowledgement of his many years of service.  It was a proud moment and I am glad so many of Mr. Yesteryear Acres family came for the ceremony.  There was a big celebration dinner afterwards and in true Yesteryear Acres fashion, we had to miss the dinner and hurry home to take care of our Doodle Doggies and Puppies but we were able to congratulate Mr. Yesteryear Acres Dad and give him a big hug before we left.
Congratulations Mr. Yesteryear Acres Dad!
50 Years of Dedicated Service!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thankful.....I LOVE CANDY! November 18th

I admit it.  I Love Candy.  Anyone who knows me is well aware of my candy-loving nature.  When I was young, candy was not something we ever had and so now I celebrate candy and revel in my love of candy with childlike enthusiasm. I  love having candy in the house EVEN if I don't eat it.  Just having it near me makes me happy.  Candy is a special treat sitting by my desk saying, "Hi - I am delicious and full of happiness".  I am thankful for both my love of candy and my ability to eat candy.  Last night I was telling my son that at the Doodle Breeder Conference in New York City, they had "Caramel M&M's" and I LOVED them.  I think I ate almost every bag at the conference and I wish I had more! Right then and there at 10pm last night, my son started his car, and said, "Well let's go get some!"  So we did!  Late night candy run to the store!  That is double the thankfulness.  Time with my son AND candy!  What is better?  I can't think of anything!
Now this is an excellent grocery adventure!
Thanks Austin!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankfulness - Doodle Nights - November 17th

Things usually wind down here each evening around 10-10:30pm.  We often have plans to call it quits earlier with the hopes that maybe just maybe we could sit down and relax by 9:00pm but I can count the times that has actually happened on one hand.  Invariably something happens and it is after 10pm before the boots and socks come off and the slippers finally are on. You would think we might just sit down on the couch and relax.....
Mr. Yesteryear Acres!!!!!!  You are done working for the night!!!!!!! 
Hooray!  Snuggle time! 
Amelia's lap looks like the very best place to sit! 
Doodle nights always make us feel thankful and loved
Ummmm Mrs. Yesteryear Acres?  YOUR TURN!
Ahhhh......That's better!




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thankfulness - Neighborly Love - November 16th

I am so very thankful that today we were able to spend the afternoon with our dear sweet neighbor, Wilma.  She recently turned 90 and Wilma still can do math problems in her head faster than most people I know.  She is quick witted and full of laughs, love and endless smiles.  Wilma has been a constant figure in our lives and an important part of our children's lives.  She and her husband Paul were married for 60 beautiful loving years before he passed away and both Wilma and Paul were our children's grandparents - well "neighbor" grandparents but grandparents in every sense of the word. We have loved them since the day we moved to Yesteryear Acres and I am so thankful the two of them were part of our lives.  As we celebrated Wilma's 90 wonderful years, we were all so thankful to be with her today.  She is a light in our lives and in our hearts.
Forever Thankful

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thankful....BEDTIME....November 15th

What can I say?  I love to sleep.  I love to sleep in.  I love my big bed.  I love my comfy sheets.  I love bedtime.  I am always thankful for bedtime.  I think I am not alone in this thankfulness.....
Beds near radiators are so cozy
Sometimes it is nice to just be near a bed 
Bringing snuggle toys to bed is always a good idea 
"I can't wait until I am big enough to climb in that bed!" 
Homemade Beds are the very best 
Austin is making this bed just for me 
I LOVE IT SO MUCH! 
Sometimes...you just have to take a nap wherever you are 
Dog toys make excellent pillows
People can use dog beds and 
Dogs can use people beds
But the best kind of bed
is one you share with a friend!




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thankfulness - Awesome Vet Day - November 14

We are so very thankful for our awesome vet and the continuing excellent service we receive here at Yesteryear Acres. Having a veterinarian you trust and who cares for your animals as much as you do is such a blessing. Our vet is really the best! Yesterday was our annual vet check up day for all our four-legged bestest buddies.  Every one of our Doggies and our Puppies and our Kitties and our Cats saw the vet. It was terrific hearing all the compliments about our beloved Yesteryear Acres four-legged family members. They really are the best behaved animals and the vet just loves them!
Nutmeg says, "Thank you for listening to my heart doc!" 
Petunia says, "Thanks for the nice compliment on my pearly whites!" 
Glacier says, "Wake me when the exam is done!" 
Mango says, "Amelia....I have to get a shot" 
"And it didn't even hurt!" 
A good check up for all!
Thank you for our Awesome Vet Day!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thankful - Little Puppy Paws - November 13

We have new little puppy paws in the house!  Scout and Waffles are the parents of our new Goldendoodle puppies and Peaches and Waffles are the parents of our  new Double Doodle puppies.  We are so thankful for our new arrivals and cute little puppy paws!
Scout's 2 Boys
 
and her 7 Girls
All together now! 
Puppy Love 
So cute!!!!!   
Peaches 3 Boys
and her 7 Girls 
The Whole Gang 
Such Sweetness 
Puppy Snuggles 
and Puppy Cuddles
and cute little Puppy Paws!!!
Happy Thankful Monday!