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A to Z of Thankful Me: D

This is the A to Z Challenge, day 4.

D is for Dogs, Disneyland and Delight

Lucy and Melmo posing for a Christmas photo

John's mom visiting Disneyland (and California Adventures) for the first time

And Dates with my honey each Friday night. 

Spend time with those you love!

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Thanks for days of fun!

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  1. A delightful post, Kristi. Love the photos. I can see all the fun in them.
    Enjoy!

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  2. Darn, I'm not the only one starting their comment with the letter of the day....
    For me; Dirk. That's one of my cats... Dikkie Dirk we call him. The first part means something like Fatty.. 'cause he is. Fat. But also very adorable and cuddly.

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    1. You are clever, regardless of whether or not others have the same idea! I should have used a photo of Drexel, but I wanted to show some of the dogs we had when the kids were younger.

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  3. Your post made me smile. What an uplifting read for a Saturday morning.

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    1. Thank you for visiting! I enjoyed reading your A to Z post.

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  4. I love dogs and Disneyland! Though I have to admit, I think cats do make more delightful pets. ;)

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    1. I have always preferred dogs, but it's OK to be a cat person. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. THose are all perfect D words for you!

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  6. are you wearing really fancy mouse-ka-ears in that last shot or a hat???? I cant figure it out! I do so love the doggies and John's mom looked like that first trip was a success!

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    1. Yes, both! It's a fancy ear headband, with a little hat attached.

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  7. It would be soooo fun to be able to go to Disneyland whenever you wanted!

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    1. We aren't super-close, but definitely close enough to make it a day-trip. And yes, it is fun--a bright spot in this desert!

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