Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fridge of Love

My friend recently gave me a thank you card for a birthday present we gave her son.  It was a thoughtful gesture that showed not only excellent manners, but appreciation.  What was even more wonderful was the surprise of opening the envelope to find a picture of the birthday boy himself!  I think I'm pretty new to this picture sharing tradition, but I love it.

Fridge of Love - feels good waking up to this!
My refrigerator is covered in pictures of T, fun magnets and many pictures of our friends' children.  There's enough pictures of our friends' kids for a beautiful wall collage.  I love these pictures of smiling kids - in graduation dress, tiny bathing suits, halloween costumes, and Christmas finery.  I feel like I'm connected to them on a daily basis in this great big web of friendship.  The families of these kids represent the relationships that span time and space, the many wonderful people whose lives have intersected mine.

That's a ton of babies!
So with that heartfelt statement, I have to share a second story.  Last night, Matt was putting away dinner and glanced at the fridge door.

"Whoa!  Who the hell are all these kids?!"

If you know Matt, you know that this was a benign, yet completely honest statement.  I'm always the one that opens mail and receives the letters from away.  Had he opened an envelope with a photo inside, he would have handed it to me since I'm the "Lore Keeper".  So it comes as little surprise that he was oblivious to the pictures going up on the fridge door.  But I still laughed so hard I cried.
When I recovered, I started thinking about all the 4-legged kids I know from all the amazing families I'm connected with both offline and online.  But no body ever sends us any pictures of their dogs!  I thought of all those happy faces and realized I wanted to add them to my daily web.  So I ask you, friends both in Blogville and beyond, to send me your doggie pics!  I'll make a collage of them to share with you - I'm hoping to need a bigger fridge...

Please forward pics to  I can't wait to see all my 4-legged friends!

In other business:
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  1. What a very nice idea! We don't know if you know there is a new member of the pack here, but we will send you the one and only good shot of the foursome that Mom has been able to get so far.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. We love fridge decor! Makes us smile every time we glance at it :D

    Happy to send you a photo! When we get a decent photo printer, we may ask for a quid pro quo ;)

    Waggin at ya,

  3. Nice fridge! And, funny comment by Matt :)
    My hudad, at our home/fridge, will recognize the photo, but remember the name slightly off! "Charlie" becomes "Julie" and "Dixie" becomes "Daisy". Good grief!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  4. Mommy has TONS of magnets (from places visited) and lots of pictures too! Hmmm... I don't recall Nala and ME being on there -- just past furries. I'm gonna have to do something about that!

    I'll ask mommy to send a pic of Nala and me. :)

    Woofs & hugs <3,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  5. What a great idea! We will put together a White Dog Army photo and send it to you for your collection!

  6. Lovely post and a great-looking fridge. Ours is covered in stuff too but I prefer what's inside it.

    The Lady Of The House is following you on Twitter from her LostandFond Twitter feed and we'll send you a pic too. Lovely idea xx

  7. Sharing photos is so fun... my fridge is covered!

    I'll go follow you on Twitter - I'm @wantmorepuppies if you want to follow back! :)


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