Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Getty Villa in February

 Happy February People!

Over the weekend our friends from our hometown came to visit last minute and unexpected.
We decided to take them to the Getty Villa in Malibu.
Such a pretty day.
We have had so much rain for our drought ridden state but this day was very clear and back to the southern California that we are used to.
But- let me just make it clear, I love the rain! 

More importantly, my friends came to visit!
My friend Lisa has been a constant in my life since I got saved over 27 years ago.
We had similar lives but she was a little ahead of me.
We got married in the same church before we even knew each other.
We had trouble getting pregnant.
We married men that were the same age distance.
We ended up with 2 kids each. Not counting my kids that I inherited when I got married : )
Both of our mommas got sick the same year and had the same disease (I hate that part).
They also graduated to heaven within a month and half of each other.
She(my friend) has been by my side for every high and low of my adult life.
I can't say enough about her.
AND most importantly SHE LOVES JESUS!
Oh and I like her hubs too! He is hilarious in a quiet kind of way.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

September In NYC

As you all know I have had camera problems this past year and my camera has been in and out of the shop. UGH!
Recently, I picked up my camera from the shop (again) and found these gems on the camera. Yay! So fun!
I played around in Lightroom, which takes me awhile to figure out and posted some of my favorite shots from our trip to NYC with my besties.
I love that city.
So fun...
But I love my besties even more!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

End of January

We spent the last few days of January in our home town visiting our family.
Our army girl has been out of country for awhile and had some R&R time so we all met up in our hometown.
We celebrated the twins birthday and we visited with the grands.
So love the time with them. (Army girl and our fireguy are twins).

The first picture is of me outside looking in....
I LOVE a house full of family. 
The second is one of my grand baby girl and the last is our army girl playing with our grand baby boy. The latest addition : )
Since moving out of state almost 6 years ago it has been a very difficult adjustment for me.
My girlie has adjusted the most and loves every minute of sunny California.
Me, on the other hand, often wonder if we made the right move : (
I miss my family and my friends terribly.
The good news is we didn't move that far away and we can visit often. If you haven't noticed- we are on the go a lot.


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.