Friday, February 17, 2017

Fly On The Wall In A Busy Home

 
    Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings hosted by Karen of  Baking In A Tornado. This is your opportunity to get a sneak peek at what goes on behind the closed doors of the writers who are participating in today's postings.

   
     Things have been pretty busy here since January, but rather than tell you all about it, I'll SHOW you what the Doyle family has been up to. If you've been reading my Fly On The Wall posts on a regular basis, then you know there's never a dull moment around our home. I am blessed with a loving, crazy, close-knit family that enjoys being together and having fun. These photos tell it all:






Ringing in the New Year with close friends and family. The evening would not have been complete without a champagne toast, some booty dancing, and a surprise appearance by Olaf the snowman. Um, yeah.....don't ask.....



My daughters and I are sticking to our New Year's resolutions to get in shape and stay that way with the help of our awesome Zumba instructor. Nothing like a vigorous dance workshop to sweat off the holiday pounds. And God knows I had a LOT of cookies and egg nog to work off.



I finally completed something on my bucket list: a trip to Disney World to celebrate my granddaughter's fifth birthday. We made some incredible memories that I hope she'll always remember and hold dear.....because I certainly will.



Check number #2 off my bucket list: For years I have wanted to raise a pug puppy, but never had the opportunity, until recently. This beautiful, furry ball of love was adopted by us just a few weeks ago. Say hello to Yoda, the little boy who melts my heart (and destroys my shoes). He's the best cure for depression! Yoda always makes me laugh because he's such a little stinker, but I love him to bits. Our two, adult pugs are still confused about his presence and wondering when his real parents will return  to pick him up. Sorry guys, but Yoda is here to stay. #MyForeverPup



This photo is blurry for a reason. My daughters and I were laughing too hard at our annual Super Bowl party. Did I watch the game? Nope---just the commercials. But I had more fun goofing around with my girls. Super Bowl to me is synonymous with chicken wings, chip & dip, and unlimited desserts. That's okay though, because everyone knows that calories don't count during the Super Bowl weekend.



After all the excitement, it was time to wind down with a visit to our favorite local park----Morikami Japanese Gardens. It's our little slice of heaven on earth that we can't live without. We're lifetime members, because the beauty and serenity of Morikami's zen gardens center us after a hectic week.  It has nothing to do with the fact that their cafe also makes the best tempura I've ever eaten....and I'm totally addicted to the stuff. Maybe calories don't count in Morkiami, either.



Check #3 off my bucket list: Seeing Andrea Bocelli in concert! My daughter and her boyfriend surprised us with the tickets, and we were thrilled! It was a lovely evening with dinner on the water in Miami, and then being treated to hours of superb music. Best Valentine's Day gift ever!

     Up next: we're off to the local Renaissance Festival, so you know there's going to be some unusual photos in my next FOW post.  Didn't I tell you Doyles like to have FUN?



Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in today's Fly On The Wall group posting. Click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                   http://www.bakinginatornado.com/
Menopausal Mother                     http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Searching for Sanity                 http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy           http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/  
Spatulas on Parade                    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
A Little Piece of Peace                 http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope                   http://batteredhope.blogspot.com  
 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy           http://dinoheromommy.com/      
Cluttered Genius                            http://www.clutteredgenius.com      



16 comments:

  1. You lead such an interesting, fun life! I love your new puppy! He's so adorable.

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  2. Sigh. I love your family. Have I mentioned that before?!

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    1. I hear that the house next door might go up for sale. You need to move here....

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    2. Can you imagine how much fun we would have??

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  3. A picture truly is worth a thousand words, love this picture version of Fly on the Wall. Yoda's so damn cute, I know he'll bring you much joy.

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    1. Thanks! He really does help me de-stress. Just holding him makes me calmer---something I desperately need right now.

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  4. Yoda looks adorable, and like quite a character. I bet you'll be writing more about him soon.

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    1. YES---I'm already thinking...."The Puppy Chronicles" !!

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  5. I have been following your pug puppy posts on facebook. He is adorable. A trip to Disney with my grandbabies is on my bucket list as well. Can't wait. I bet you had an absolute ball.

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    1. It was fabulous! Very cool to see Disney through the eyes of a five-year-old!

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  6. Can I please be adopted by your family? You guys are so much fun. I love seeing all your pics on FB and instagram. I can see the love and enjoyment you find in life.

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    1. Life is short and although it sounds cliche, it's true---live it to the FULLEST because you never know when it might end.

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  7. Wow, what a life. Fabulous! I love these photos. You look gorgeous and not a day over 30..wtf? Disney World with your Granddaughter sounds amazing. And that little Yoda! So nice to hear you're checking things off your list, Marcia! Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us.

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    1. You are too sweet, my Friend. 30's would be great but I'm well into my 50's. Oh wait---did I really just admit that??

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