Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts white

3 gifts white….

1. My white kitchen cupboards…still make me smile!

white kitchen cupboard

white kitchen cupboard

2.  The brilliant white water of the fantastic water show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV

Water show at the Bellagio

Water show at the Bellagio

3.  An amazing view out the window of the airplane, of the beautiful white snow on the mountains.

snow on the mountains

snow on the mountains


Today’s the day

I can’t take it anymore!  My garden is calling to me and I’m going to answer! Sorry house work, you’ll just have to wait for another day.

I’m going to go outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine!

Nature's Vitamin D!

Nature’s Vitamin D!

I took a quick walk around the yard after I returned home from snow country, and just knew it wouldn’t be long before I was outside enjoying the comfort of my backyard oasis!

my little oasis in life

my little oasis in life

So, today’s the day.

I’m going to enjoy the peace and quiet of my garden, with a little weeding, and a nip and tuck along the way.

Along with the refreshing breath of warm air, and the healing power of Vitamin D….

this should be a good day!

The good part is home

After spending much of the month of February away from home, it’s good to be back.

It’s taking me awhile to get back into the routine of everyday life at home, but it still feels good to be here!

I finally made it to the grocery store, and have food in my refrigerator again, however, my laundry pile is still a little too high for my liking. Definitely on my list of things to do for this afternoon.

Part of this most recent trip was for business, and part of it was to visit with family and friends.  It was good to see everyone again, catch up on life events, and make new memories.

I was also able to go to Ft McHenry in Baltimore MD.  I walked around inside the Fort best known for the War of 1812 and the birthplace of our national anthem.

Ft McHenry

Once again I was inspired by the bravery and commitment that so many people made during that war to protect this country.

I am thankful for the opportunities afforded to me because of the sacrifices of so many.

I am humbled by their fierce desire to protect, and I know that it was because of that desire, I am able to enjoy my home, sweet home….today.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

After spending a couple of days in the snow in the midwest, it’s so nice to be home.

Just soaking up the warm sun, and looking forward to spring!

Sunshine and spring

Thankful Thursday: one day late

I’m thankful that I can get warm, when it’s oh so cold outside!!

Weekly photo challenge: Kiss

He’s still learning…but I don’t mind.
I’ll take a kiss from this lil guy anytime!


Flip flop feet

I would rather be barefoot.

When that’s not acceptable, flip flops are my shoe of choice!


I realize flip flops won’t work for every occasion, so yes…I have some “gown-up” shoes!

But for today, my feet are enjoying the freedom of flip flops! 🙂

Thankful Thursday: Love


After all, it is Valentine’s Day! 🙂

I am thankful for the true meaning of love…God.

I am thankful for the ability to love and to be loved.

I am thankful that there are people in this world who are willing to love.

I am thankful for the healing power of love.

I am thankful for the happiness that true love can give.

I am thankful that I have someone who loves me so very much.


I’m thankful that I found that special someone, and every day, I am even more thankful for his love.

For our love!

Happy Valentines Day to the love of my life, my husband…my very best friend.

Traveling with my best friend

I have found that blogging while traveling can be a bit of a challenge at times.

However, traveling with my best friend is well worth any of those minor challenges!

As we set out to explore what’s in store for us today, I am once again reminded how blessed I am to have such an awesome husband and friend.


I’d like to think of us as the couple in the middle of those pictures…

I just like being together 🙂

Good morning!

Looked out my window and what did I see?
A beautiful sunrise looking back at me!

What a great way to start the day.