Sunday, April 16, 2017

Another View....

Here is a pic of my son and his girlfriend on his birthday...
This is the inside of the book display.

My husband and I tried to figure out how they managed to keep those books in place.  Not sure but our only thought was glue...


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Feeling 22!

Last weekend my boy turned 22! We celebrated him by taking him to some of his favorite places.
We started at a famous Hot Dog place called Pinks in L.A. and then headed to a large bookstore that used to be a bank.  He spent a lot of time in the History section.  His favorite (hence the fact that he is  a History major). 
Then we headed to the Griffith Observatory.

Fun times!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trying to Stay Afloat....

So much going on over here...
I am trying to get ready to leave the country! So exciting but sometimes it is all a bit too much.
I have a lot of things that all end at the same time.
Student Ministry
My Discipleship Girls Group
End of Year Awards and.....
Let's just throw a trip out of the county in there...

I keep telling myself to breath and enjoy it because when it is over it is over... : (
So- I keep going with my long to-do list...

I have been going through pics like crazy for Senior stuff and I found the top sweet gem... 
This was from one of our many trips to Disneyland.

The second picture is from the photo shoot I did for my friend's daughter.

And Happy Resurrection Day!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello April!

Spring has sprung in my yard.
Such a delight to come from Texas to all these beautiful flowers.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun Post...

My friend ask me to take some pictures of her girlie for our Citation Award Ceremony for Awana.
I  had so much fun with her.
These are a few of the ones I have done and edited already.  I sure do like using Lightroom.  Shout out to Denise for helping me get set up last year.
I am finally coming around a bit and using it more and more.
I will post more as I get more done...


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Beach Time!

We have had such beautiful weather this week so we headed to the beach twice!

Such a beautiful weather week....


Monday, March 6, 2017

Snap Shots of Beauty

These are some more pictures from our weekend trip.
Enjoying the flowers...
The rose is from a bouquet my hubs got me for our anniversary.
The owl is carved out of a gourd.
So cool..


Friday, March 3, 2017

Hello March!

Hello March!
I can't believe it is already March.

Last weekend we drove down to San Diego to check out a college for my girlie. 
I know this is happening and I am trying to suck every second out of being a constant in her life.
I have honestly loved every second of being a mommy and I will never forget how grateful I am that
the Lord gave me an opportunity to be one.
I know it doesn't magically end when she goes off to college but so much will change.
When my boy left, it was so hard...
But alas, I survived.

Anyway, while down there we dropped her off at the school to do a college weekend and my husband and I went and had an anniversary weekend alone time.

We had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 
The last day we picked up her and her best friend,
 who already attends the school and hopefully the two of them will be room mates next year,
and headed to the zoo.
So fun!
The two of them have been friends since they were 4 and 5.
They are adorable together.

Anyway, that was our weekend...
and now the pics..

The first one is of the two girls...
the second and third are of Balboa Park
and the last is of my man..
what a cutie he is, if I say so myself : )


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 : (