Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Here I am!

Hello Blogging World!

It has been awhile!

I have decided to pick up my little blog again.  I miss the simple format of posting sweet pics. A lot has changed in the 4 years since I last blogged. The biggest one is that We ARE EMPTY NESTERS!!

My husband also retired a year ago... and my youngest moved across the country for work!

We moved back to our home town which was a hard move but we moved with several purposes. One was to take care of my aging daddy and the other was to prepare for retirement.  Well, the years of taking care of my daddy zoomed by and he went to his heavenly home in 2022. It was and is very hard without him. My faith gets me through.

My life has been ever changing since 2019 when we moved back.  First, my step mom passed, my daddy moved in with us, we moved states, my son got married, my daughter finished college and got a dream job (but moved far far away) and my husband retired.


It is a lot to take.  I am trying to figure out who I am... and most days I do ok. Other days not so much.

This little blog will be used to jot down memories, get back into taking pictures, share some of my traveling adventures and hopefully share some of my faith along the way.

I hope you can tag along.



Monday, April 24, 2023

 Just seeing if my blog still works... :)

Friday, February 7, 2020

2019 Flew By....

 I didn't blog all year...
It was a crazy year...

January- my step mom fell and broke her hip.
February- Don and I celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary.
March- I spent the entire month in my home town taking care of my step mom, dad and brother.
April- my step mom passed to her eternal home.
May-we moved back to our home town to take care of my dad.  
My boy got married!
June-was a blur
July- we sold our beautiful home in California and headed home completely : /
August-My guy started a new job (which I believe is straight from Jesus).
He doesn't travel as much! PRAISE!!
September-Settling in at home... 
October-Trip of a lifetime started-
November-Trip of a lifetime continued...
December- Home and celebrating with family and friends that are as close as family : )

I think I will start blogging again because I like it and I like taking pics..


Thursday, January 31, 2019

January in Pics

Whew... January was BUSY...
My step mom broke her hip and I spent 10 days in my hometown taking care of my brother, dad and step mom.  She had surgery and then was in hospital and re-hab.  It was rough on everyone.  My brother is 53 and is a creature of habit but with momma down for the count, he got up and went to hospital everyday with me.  But he still managed to squeeze in his nap daily even at the hospital.

Then the second half of the month, I spent with my grandson in Texas.  My SIL was coming home from serving overseas for 9 months and my daughter was also away for about 10 days before.  So it was just me and my grandson for those days and then we prepared for daddy's arrival! It was emotional to say the least.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Merry Christmas New York Style

Merry Christmas!

My girlie and I went to NYC for a week and we had a BLAST!!!
We had a great time seeing the sights together.
She is super fun to be around and I enjoyed every moment.

New Year and New Changes coming for the Oliver household.
But forever we are Praising Jesus!


Saturday, October 13, 2018

My Girlie Turns 19!

Documenting the fact that this is the last year I will have a teenager! 
We survived 5 teens! Ha! No, really we have enjoyed all of our teens...

My girlie turned 19 in August!


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seattle Flowers

Every time I am in Seattle, I walk to Pikes Market and get a bunch of flowers.  These are two bouquets that I picked up in the last few weeks.  
And the last picture is of a cute pumpkin and some fall leaves I picked off the trees outside.

So fun...
Just practicing my photography...