Sunday, July 27, 2014

Turning 57 . . . Oh My!

Well it happened  . . . last Saturday was my 57th birthday . . . feeling a little bit "old" maybe . . . LOL! The day started out with my Mom and Dad (in their 70's and 80's) calling me and singing Happy Birthday to me over the phone, so very sweet.  Rex and I went out to lunch and to see the movie, "LUCY".  Good movie, we enjoyed it very much.

I received some beautiful gifts from Rex and my kids.  Brian was able to fly in from Wisconsin, Davey my oldest was not able to make it this time from Colorado (missed you baby).   We spent the evening all going out to dinner for chinese food at "Al Palace" in Costa Mesa and then returning back home for some cake.

Sort of a goofy pic above, I took this pic while Rex and I were riding the motorcycle, coming back from lunch the other day.  We are leaving for a bike trip up to San Francisco this coming week and will be returning with his bike club riding along the coastline, the views are sure to be beautiful.  Four days on the motorcycle, hoping I won't be too sore when I return.  Will be taking lots of pics for my next posting.

2014 has been a wonderful year for my kids and I.  Feeling very blessed . . . Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

Couple of weeks ago, Rexy and I attended the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in Laguna Beach.  Truly some beautiful creations by some very talented individuals.  We both enjoy creating things with our hands so this event is something we didn't want to miss, we were both excited to go to it.  The weather was perfect, as always in Laguna Beach.

While there, Rex suggested to me to pick something to remember our first visit to the Sawdust Festival together.  We found a beautiful piece of ceramic pottery designed and created by Winner.

My pics are from my cell phone, this piece is actually a pale yellow and beige shade.  Much prettier to actually see it.  Beautiful piece for sure.

The pic below has nothing to do with the Sawdust Festival . . . I just like the pic of Rexy helping in the kitchen (actually his kitchen) . . . LOL!

Monday, July 14, 2014

True Joy . . . Only God Can Give

I'm praising God for the joy in my life and also praying for understanding . . enjoy this beautiful gospel song called, "I Believe" by Jimmy Fortune, Dailey and Vincent, definitely a treat to listen to it.  Blessings!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Making A Difference with a Snickers Bar . . . happier days for sure :O)

As you all know my husband Dave passed away four years ago suddenly and very unexpected.  I grieved for a long time and finally decided that I was good and done missing what I had lost.  I took a chance and started going out again, slow at first.  My dearest friend, who is about fifteen to eighteen years  younger than me invited me over for dinner one evening.  She has recently reunited with her biological father Rex and thought it would be nice to have him over for dinner too.  That was about two years ago when I first met him and we chatted briefly.  Didn't really think anything about it.   He called last January 2014 and asked me out on a date.  That's how this all started.

Since I have met Rex, each month he has given me a "decorated" Snickers bar to celebrate the day we started going out together.  I have been given five of them for five months.  We have done so much in this short time . . . its seems like its been a lot longer and way too much fun.  Lots of laughter for sure.

Thought I would share some pics of those decorated candy bars . . . .

February . . . Red bow and flowers from his yard

March . . . Pics of himself back in the day  . . . sort of scary looking LOL!

April  . . . Gold bow and paper with greeting, looks like a cake upside down with three candles, doesn't it?

May . . . Four lighted candles, Rex video taped me opening my front door to this, it looked like a mini fire happening LOL!

June . . . Wired tied #5

This man is definitely touching my heart for sure . . . xo

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Touches . . . Homestead

Thought I would post some sweet touches around the homestead  . . . . 

Rex has been giving me feathers lately . . . some have a special meaning, these are some unique ones, the black feather actually has a blue hue to it, hard to see in this photo.  Anything with nature I seem to be drawn too.

This little lawn chair I've had for years and never get tired of putting out on display every Spring/Summer.  It's actually a photo holder.  

I've always been one to have clusters of goodies around like this oil painting on my kitchen counter and of course, a little bit of cross stitch too.

My friend Jennifer gave me this beautiful labeled bottle of sweet Moscato wine.  I don't want to open it the label is just too pretty. 

One of my favorite pieces from Kelly Rae Roberts, called "Believe in Healing".  My Mom bought this for me right after Dave passed away.  I love this piece :O)

I believe a home should reflect all the things you love and that represent what you're about.  Nothing really matches but I love it for sure.  May your weekend be a blessed one! xoxo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Something New

Thought I would share a pic of my new Harvey seatbelt bag . . . feeling special (blessed) and so loving it.  Rexy always has a way of surprising me . . . :O)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

McArthur-Burney Falls . . . Absolutely Beautiful

Wanted to show you more pics of our road trip to Burney Falls in central California, absolutely a beautiful sight to see.  Rex and I stopped at a rest stop for something to drink and to check the map to make sure we were going in the right direction.

I don't know how true this is . . . but I heard this is the waterfall image they used for "Coors' beer.  This place is breathtaking for sure.

Here is a photographer in the bottom of the waterfall taking pics of a young man flying fish.  The water was a beautiful aqua color.

We hiked along the river and enjoyed the views.

This pic of Rex was on the way back from Burney Falls figuring out a scenic route to take back home.   We had an opportunity to visit a ice cave on the way back, sort of scary but it was exciting at the same time.  The cave is literally pitch black as you are walking through it with only a flash light.  It was a life changing experience definitely.