Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oh Happy Days....

I still need to post a "haul" that I did while in LA...but have been a bit slacking in uploading the photos, so until then, I have been itching to do a new post. Getting into the spirit of Christmas, I wanted to share some people/furry things that make me "happy as a kid on Christmas morning" ;)  (This is in no particular order)

1. My dog Oreo. Let me start this by saying that I am absolutely obsessed with dogs. I have always said that when I reach Heaven, it will be doggie Heaven. They just make me smile all day long. I found Oreo 3 years ago when I was desperately searching for a little dog to call my own..to be a part of my family. I stumbled upon backpage.com and it was love at first sight! He had to be mine and I had to be his. He has been licking my face ever since. :)
This is a picture of Oreo aka Cookie aka Boo aka Snoopy aka Mr. Man aka snarffles aka fluffy butt..you get the point...when we first got him. He was only 4 months old :) 
This is Oreo at the Petco Costume Contest. He has his tongue out 99.99% of the time. As I am writing this, he is on his back, snoring with his tongue hanging out. I just love this little man with all my heart <3

2. The boyfriend and HOPEFULLY soon to be fiance' James. Again..hint...hint..hint...I met James my freshman year of college and I just thought he was the sweetest, most funny guy that I had ever met in my life. He has the kind of personality that just lights up a room and makes the entire room laugh. He has done so much for my family and I and I will be forever grateful for that. We can drive each other up the wall sometimes, but at the end of the day he is my little love bunny. Gag..hehe ...but seriously, he completes me. (He has asked me specifically not to post a picture of him on this blog..for some silly reason..so the picture below will have to do. I have called him Goose for years. It started as silly goose and was shortened to goose and it has stuck ever since. :) )
3. She's my best friend...Noelle. I have mentioned her a million times in this blog. She gets me..I get her...there is no drama..no fakeness....it is pure, simple friendship and love for one another. :) She completes me as well. :)
4. Last and certainly not least is my parents. I "lost" my Dad a couple years ago to cancer, although I don't feel like I lost out on many things with him even though I was only 23 when he passed. He was the best Dad a gal could ask for. He did anything and everything for me and he was one of my best friends. Noelle and I were just laughing the other day about some of the silly stuff we would ask him to do and he would do it for us ;) A day does not go by that he is not on my mind. Before he died, he wrote me something he called "Lessons of Life"- He wrote certain things he found valuable and things he made mistakes in doing and wanted to pass the knowledge onto me. I didn't see this until after he was gone. My Mom had it framed and gave it to me as a present the Christmas after he passed. I was lucky to have many special years with him. He isn't lost to me...I always say that we are all just visiting here for a while...a blink of an eye really...My Mom is one of my best friends. She is a birdy who loves fashion and vino ;) I learned a lot of my ways from her. We have a good time together, especially as I have gotten older. She cracks me up without even knowing she is being funny. She is very genuine in everything that she is and does. I love them both with all my heart and am so blessed to have not only such great parents, but as I got older, great friends as well. :)
This is my Dad's senior high school photo. So handsome :) 
This was taken the Christmas before my Dad got sick. :) Happy times.

What or who makes you "as happy as a kid on Christmas morning"?


  1. Beautiful post Katie =) I love all of the pictures, especially of Oreo in his costume and of "Goose." I'm happy you are using your blog to reflect on things, I'm sure it's sort of theraputic. I love your parents ♥ And I love you too!

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    beautiful and emotive post!