Wednesday, May 27, 2015

happy news!!!!

We interrupt this very quiet blog

to announce some very happy news!!!! 

My granddaughter 

Olivia Claire

was born on 5/19/15

We are so in love with 

this beautiful little lady,

Such a bright ray of sunshine

In our lives......



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

2014 has been a wild year for me, it seems I was always on a plane going somewhere - sometimes it was for fun and other times it wasn't. Wiping the slate clean and wishing us all a very happy, healthy, joy filled year!

Cheers, my friends! 


Friday, December 26, 2014

the best present ever....

The best Christmas present ever is to find out you're going to be a grandma to a little girl! Hurry up May! 


Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Christmas Treat....

As I was reading a lovely friends blog last night about the 

holiday season, her words resonated so much with me

"We will be blessed because we will all be together"

were her beautiful words...

Isn't that what life is all about anyways, enjoying not only

the holidays but the everyday with your loved ones.

Next weekend is going to be one of those times for me

A couple of my best girlfriends are coming to town to

check a thing or two off of their bucket list

And one of those things is seeing the annual boat parade

in Marina Del Rey.

Even though I've lived here for nearly 12 years,  I have

never been to it - so I am truly looking forward to it

But more than anything, I'm looking forward to spending time

with my girls again - we don't see each other nearly enough

and it's always filled with lots of laughter, hugs

and a drink or two.......

The older I get, the more I realize how precious

these times are and I cherish every second of them.

I hope whatever you're doing this holiday season, it's filled with

lots of love, laughter, yummy cookies, heartwarming movies

and beautiful music!

Happy weekend friends!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

take a quick trip with me thru London.....

I can't even explain to you why I love London so much - it just captured my heart 

from the first time I went and keeps tugging at it each time I go.  It's not just me either,

it has the same affect on my guy too.....Looking forward to another visit in the 

not too distant future, hopefully!

Have a beautiful week, friends!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

why I live where I live....

My fabulous friend, Simone of the wonderful blog

series and asked me if I'd be interested in participating and

my answer was - yes DEFINITELY!!

I think it will be a wonderful series and one that

I am very interested in reading about myself!

This is what her series is about:

"Why I Live Where I Live" is a new blog series
 which I am going to be featuring over the next few weeks.
I have always been interested in where people
 live & why they live there, if it's a temporary
 or permanent home or if they have a plan to move somewhere else....
What brought them to where they are now, a plan or just chance....
and if they can see themselves staying there forever.
Is another city or country their dream home?

I have asked some of my favourite bloggers to
 answer these questions & look forward to hearing what they have to say....
I also asked them to choose just one instagram photo
to accompany their post, a photo that in
 some way sums up their post, their home & their town/city.

Head on over to Simone's wonderful blog,

The Bottom of The Ironing Basket

to read why I live where I live!

Have a beautiful day, friends!


Friday, May 30, 2014

Coeur D'Alene

When my sister and I went to visit Mom a few weeks ago

for Mother's Day, we took a day trip with my aunt & cousin

to a cute lake town called Couer D' Alene, Idaho which is

about 30 minutes from my mom's hometown Spokane, Washington.

We strolled thru the gorgeous town - looking in shops and enjoying

each others company.  The weather was especially beautiful that day.

After lunch we took a boat cruise on the lake.  90 minutes of relaxation

and absolutely stunning scenery.  The blue water and the tall pine trees.

And lots of laughter, of course!

All in all - a wonderful day reconnecting with a cousin that I hadn't

seen in probably 20 plus years.  

Now I see why my mom loves it so much!

I wouldn't mind staying awhile in that house.  Alot of these houses you

can only get to by boat, I noticed that they have electric pully systems

(like conveyor belts ) to bring supplies up to the houses with.  

Pretty cool! 

Where ever you are this week, I hope you are enjoying some

gorgeous spring weather with loads of sunshine!

Happy days, my friends!



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