Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fall In Seattle

So this is long over due....
In November I went with my husband on a business trip to Seattle...
He goes there often.
It was sooo beautiful!
We went on a drive around the area where he rides his bike (weather permitting).
In Southern California we don't get much weather or Fall like stuff. 
Only in the stores :)

The last picture is of a quick photo project we did for our girl who is serving over seas : (


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Soccer Time

My girlie decided to play soccer this year.  She thought it would be a good cross training before her LAST season of high school softball!
How can that be?
She will be trying out for a college softball team soon.  I will keep you posted about that.
Anyway- she is a joy in everything she does.  She usually has a smile on her face... Love her so much!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year! Christmas Re-Cap 2016

Happy New Year!

This year was so different for us.  
My husband had surgery on December 14th for rotator cuff repair.  He had a very bad tear and never attended to it. He fell off our cabin roof about 7 years ago.  He walked around in pain and at times it got worse and other times it was bearable. 
But in the last few months it became unbearable and he finally relented and went to the doctor. The doctor immediately scheduled surgery.
So because of surgery we had to stay home.  
We couldn't go home for Christmas with the family or go to our normal ski trip for New Years.
It was difficult but yet it was also nice to be able to rest.
We are constantly going somewhere so it was a nice change.

The above pictures are some of the celebrations we had...
The first one is on Christmas Eve- we were invited to our son's girlfriends house.
Super sweet family and very nice evening.
The other is of our tree.  It changes light color from colored to white.  Because my husband was home, he thought it would be funny to trick me and change the lights.  I liked the white lights and he liked the colored lights. He was constantly changing them on me. It was funny.

We had a small celebration at home with some family and friends to ring in the New Year.

Happy New Year!
I hope to be around here more often this year!


Friday, December 30, 2016

A Year of Blogging... Barely : )

My Year in Review... 

In January, we started the year at our cabin... 
Love it up there and love this picture of my girlie....

In February, we celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary and spent it in Seattle.

In March, we visited our kids in Kansas City, Kansas....

In April,  we hosted a tea to support Haiti orphans...
In May, my girlie finished her junior year of high school and we visited our friends in the south...
In June, we tried to stay home for a minute... the dog loved some pool time...

In July, we visited the cabin again and celebrated the 4th with some of our grands....

In August we came home from Haiti... oh I miss those kids and hope to be able to go again next summer.

and my girlie turned 17!
In September, I turned 50 and I went to New York with some of my best friends! It was a great trip! And my husband gave me a surprise birthday party with all my friends. So fun!

In October, we celebrated one of our grandson's birthday and took my brother out to dress up!
I have the greatest friends ever!
Really, I do!
In November we went home again and celebrated with the family.
No pics yet. Still on my camera.
: )

And in December my hubs had surgery on his shoulder (rotator cuff) and we celebrated at home.
No New Years at the cabin this year. : (

It has been a good year, with growth in many different areas.  I have had two surgeries. The first one was not so major but the second one was. It has been a slow healing process and I am wondering if I will ever get back to what I used to be. 
My running is way down so with the new year, that will be one of my new or start again commitments.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I Am Still Here!

Somebody tell me what to do with my blog....

I haven't had a camera in awhile.  I took mine into a shop in July, they had it for over a month and then I finally got it back and it lasted 3 weeks : (

I have been using my daughter Nikon.  I am not used to it so I find myself using my iPhone camera way more than I should.  
I am getting out of the habit of using my camera.
I feel like I need to start over.

My husband mentioned getting me a new camera so I thought we should get the same kind I had (sony Alpha series) but I am gun shy to purchase another one since this one lasted about 5 years.

There's my story...

In the last month we visited home only 3 times. Ha!
My husband had shoulder surgery last week so we are on the down low.  I put it this way... we are grounded.  : )


I will be doing my favorites of the year and some Christmas pics.

Anyone doing another 365? or a P52?
or something?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

October Fun....

I am so far behind posting on this little blog of mine.
I do enjoy posting when I get around to it.

A couple of weeks ago, we went to a pumpkin patch.  I still make my kids go and we have to take pics.
They love it for the most part. 
We have fun and enjoy time together.  We are going in many directions so its nice to focus on one set time to do something together.
So we did.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

August and September... Where Did It Go?

August and September has come and gone....
At the end of August my girlie turned 17! We had a party and did the traditional picture of her with the balloons.  We have done that pose since she was a baby...

Then---my friends and I went to NYC to celebrate my 50th Birthday! We had so much fun! I love these women so much! Friends for LIFE!
We had a jam packed week and enjoyed every second....
We also headed to Hoboken, New Jersey to check out Carlos' Bakery! We ate way too much!

August and September was spent traveling, celebrating, football games, volleyball games, carpools, a couple trips to Disneyland and a few trips to the hospital with my dad.

It has been fun, trying and very busy....

God is good all the time...