30 Jun 2015
in & Gratitude, Awards, Photos
Tags: Blogging, Chotchkies, Friendship, Frogs, Garden, Gratitude, Hugs, Kindness, Thank you, Toads
I’m starting this post with a long overdue shout- out & thank you to Ute.
On a cold December day – in the middle of the freezing temps – the girls ice-hockey schedules & holiday chaos – I received hugs form Ute. They could not have come at a better time. My mind was all over the place & time was not on my side. So much to do – so little time & not enough happy pills. LOL
Thank you dear Ute for making my day & for hugs that I continue to embrace year round.
And – as promised to Ute on her garden post…
… Here are the frogs & toads that now adorn my yard. Some of them look a bit weathered. But – I think that they are still cute & worth keeping.
The first four may look familiar as I’ve shared them before.
Oh my – I lost an eye! 🐸😱
Still giving free kisses despite having a chipped foot 🐸😘
Always smiling 🐸
22 Jun 2015
in Nature, Photos
Tags: Beauty, Celebrations, Father's Day, Flowers, Nature, Photo, Pink, Roses
According to the calendar – I’m a day late. But – really – doesn’t a dad celebrate Father’s Day every day? 😉
07 Jun 2015
in Family, Photos
Tags: Birthday, Celebrations, Daughter, Family, Graduation, happiness, High School, Kindness, Life, Love, May, photos, Siblings, Son
Hi Peeps –
Hope all is well with you & your loved ones.
I’ve been super-busy with life events.
Just when I think I have a chance to catch my brea…
Anyway – May has come & gone.
In my family – it’s been a month full of celebrations!
And – the month ended with Christopher & Alexandria sharing a special day.
Christopher graduated from HS on the same day that Alexandria turned 12!
Alexandria was such a good sport about it.
Her comment on having to share her birthday with her big brother was:
“That’s ok. I have a birthday every year. He will only graduate from high-school once.”
So proud of my kind-hearted middle child.
I gave her a big ol’ hug & told her that I would keep her. ;)
Here is Christopher having his picture taken just after receiving his diploma.
And – of course – there he is – being his usual witty-self – making people laugh.
Alexandria – The Birthday Girl – One day after her birthday
25 May 2015
in The Dog
Tags: animals, Birthday, Bulldogs, Bullies, Celebrations, Cute, Dogs, Family, Fenway, Fun, Happy Birthday, Pets
Happy Birthday to my beloved furry four-legged son – Fenway.
14 May 2015
Tags: Adulthood, Birthday, College, Expenses, Family, Fundraiser, Graduation, Gratitude, Growing up, High School, Love, Middle Class, Photo, Son
Seems like only yesterday I welcomed a beautiful baby boy into my arms – into my life & into my heart. And – I will never forget the happiness that took over when I heard – “It’s a boy!” The boy that I’ve always wanted – a son – a big brother for any siblings that would follow. Side-note: Being the oldest in a family of five – I always wished that I had an older brother.
Happy Birthday to a wonderful human being that I am proud to call son – my favorite son. ;) <3
To celebrate him in his next phase in life – I created this fundraiser a couple of months ago.
Feel free to share the link and/or donate if you can.
Every little bit helps.
10 May 2015
in Photos, Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist
Tags: Beauty, Flowers, holidays, Love, Mother's Day, Nature, Photography, photos, Poems, Poetry, Red
The day is almost over here. But – I say it’s never to late to celebrate!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms & mums ;) & to your moms & mums here on Earth or in Heaven.
Blessings to one & all.
19 Apr 2015
Tags: Building, Construction, Costco, Helicopter, Photography, photos, Signs, transportation, Warehouse, Wholesale, Work
There’s a Costco being built just outside my neighborhood.
Last weekend as the girls & I were heading out to make a Dollar Tree run – we noticed a helicopter nearby.
At first I thought it was heading to the hospital.
Upon closer inspection I realized that it was at the Costco.
So- I made a U-turn & headed back home to fetch my camera.
And – I caught a few shots of men at work.
15 Apr 2015
in About Me, Photos
Tags: Acrylic, Amateur, Art, Blogging, Canvass, Flowers, Friendships, Inspiration, Painting, Photo, Skye, Spring
Hope all is well with everyone.
Before I get to my post – I was wondering if any of you that follow Skye at Sanctuary of My Heart or Oh, The Things We Shall See have heard from her recently?
I haven’t seen her post or visit since October.
I know that she was frequently on the WP & when she was going to be away – she’d mention it.
I’ve tried contacting her & no response from her.
I’m just hoping that she & her family are well.
Just over a week ago, Sylvia shared a post that included a painting that she was working on. I commented & mentioned that I had worked on something recently.
So – today I share with you MY SPRING MASTERPIECE!
As inspired by: Spring Flowers Vases