Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Summer Is Winding Down....

Wrapping up Summer over here...
Trying to stay focused...


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Change in Seasons....

I will try not to cry as I type this....

Just like that, my baby girl is off to college.  I have a range of emotions, from excitement for her, to sadness for me.  Sad to see such a fun time come to an end.

I can honestly say, that parenting has been such a joy to me.  I have loved being a mommy and pretty much enjoying "most" seasons of these kids life.

I know it is not over, and it is not like I will never see her again, it is just different.  A change in seasons.

She is off to a small Christian school and I pray everyday that she clings to Jesus and that she makes good decisions.
After all, this is what we are to do.  Raise children up and send them out.  Sending them out is the hard part.

My girl is such a joy and full of energy, light and excitement.  The house will not be the same without her.  Her kitty cat is grieving right along with me.

After getting her set in her dorm, my hubs and I enjoyed a few days at a small beach house.  
The grands joined us a couple of days later.
That was great time of distraction.

to a quiet house.

I have a ton of small projects to get me through and I keep my focus on Jesus.

The good news, is she is not that far away... 
And I get to see her tomorrow for her birthday.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Ireland Part 6... The Cliffs of Moher

This day was a long one but soooo worth it....
We headed out so early-before daylight and took a train and then a bus to the Cliffs of Moher.
Breathtaking views....
The place was stunning!


Friday, August 11, 2017

Ireland Part 5 More of the Blarney Castle

No more words for the beauty of this place....


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ireland Part 4... The Blarney Castle

 One of my favorite days....

I have dreamed about visiting the Blarney Castle for a long time...
And there I was...

It was beautiful! It was so fun and such greenery everywhere!
We rode the train out and back to the castle.
It was such a relaxing trip and such great time just being with my husband.


UPDATE: the picture of my husband bending over is of him "Kissing the Blarney Stone."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ireland Part 3

 These are some pics from different parts of Ireland.
The first picture is of some tulips in St. Patricks Cathedral in Dublin.
The second is a random door in Dublin.
The third is houses in Queenstown Harbor- the last stop of the Titanic.
And lastly a pic of a small post office.

I just told my husband today...
Pinch me...
Did we really go to Ireland?