Saturday, October 18, 2014

Las Vegas Trip

after a long day traveling to las vegas, btw what were we thinking, I watched a beautiful sunset from my hotel room on the strip. we were across from treasure island.
so cool, a distance shot from my Palazzo room view on the strip. this hotel is very far away. so many lights.
we wanted to see some of the US and thought the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam would be a great start over a cruise to Caribbean.  what were we thinking! Grand Canyon was breath-taking but the bus ride which began little after 6am and ended at 10:30 at night was excruciating for me.  smokers about did me in. i was sick in bed for two days. what i didn't get a pic of was the sunset we were following. we watched it set and then set  again bc we were headed west toward pacific coast.  amazing!
my favorite hotel lobby was the Bellagio, where i would stay if i ever went back to vegas.  this pony was all adorned in flowers. the conservatory was made up a fall forest complete with talking tree, 3/4feet squirrels, acorns, pine cones, horses, a water mill and two large bears.  so refreshing - the smell of all those flowers was wonderful.
along with this 386lb pumpkin and her little counter parts of gourds and other pumpkins.

Never were we so glad to get home on Thursday. probably our last visit toward the western US.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


LIFE BOOK 2015 will be opening soon for registration.  it has been so much fun doing the blog hop with all the amazing teachers. thank you tam.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

No Cares

oh if only that were true - "no cares" i mean. when i am on the open sea i don't feel like i have a care in the world. i guess that is why hubby and i  love it so much. i incorporated  another photo into this weeks journal page. i captured the bird flying beside our ship on day 2 at sea in the Caribbean.

while walking along the beach the day of our son's wedding i came upon this hat that washed up on the beach. God has a way of getting your attention. hubby and i were praying and enjoying the early morning before many were out exploring the beach. i couldn't help but think of my middle son whose name begins with "R" and how he appears to go with the flow and have no cares.  right up to an hour before his wedding he and his buddies were pulling stranded vehicles off the beach where it seems the sand and deep ruts bogged them down. he enjoys every minute of life and i guess that is why this group of young men make such great firefighters and find great pleasure working for local fire departments.
i wanted to pick this hat up and bring it home. but hubby would have no part of that.
another treasure lost, lol.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Setting Sun

a beautiful view to a gorgeous wedding day. the weekend has been long - sand dune, wild horse poo, 4-wheel drive and being stuck, awesome young men that keep on giving to others, wonderful newly weds, sharing with amazing friends and family, laughter, tears, joy, awe - Awe in what God does in each of our lives.

and Life Book 2015 spot giveaways still continue. here is Jeanne Oliver's site chance to win.  check out her blog post. hope to win a spot. I've never participated in Life Book.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Efffy Life Book 2015

effy wild is giving away a spot in the new upcoming Life Book 2015.  you should check her out.
sand creatures on the Assateague beach what big eyes you have and those lips do not need botox!

View From The Backyard

growth atop a cut piece of tree

my neighbors plant over growing my fence
my FIL loved the waterways, one day he brought me these wonderful lamps.

i miss my FIL - he was a gentle man, kind and very in tune to our children. he loved coming down and surprising them with play dates. my time of getting a little break and his time of laughing and making memories with our three sons.  where has the time gone?  so glad i have memories.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DLPwk38 - a feather

my spread was ready to go for this coming week bc my son is getting married on the 20th. and kate crane's Journal Soup 2 class included quirky owls.  so much fun!
here is the finished spread with the feathers attached to a butterly.  i love how the quirky owls page turned out. the duct tape and washi tape house is perfect backdrop for these colorful pair
pure delight and contentment being in my backyard. and yes that is fabric on my shed wall. wood from a cut tree in my yard. the birds love flying in and out of there.