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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bittersweet Joy


I think you all know Rexy by now. . . we were once two broken people with two broken hearts . . . but time has a way of healing one another.  When I met Rexy, I was a widow of two years and he was going through a divorce.  We met one Sunday afternoon, at my girlfriends house for a dinner party.  We became friends and remained that way for almost two years before going out on a date.  Our first date together was on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  A lot of things have happened since then to say the least. 


This man has changed my life, he has introduced me to Harley motorcycles in a big adventurous way!  We just completed our first ADA Grand Tour together to Fort Davis, Texas on the motorcycle, a little under 2800 miles.  I can check this one off my bucket list for sure.


We have had more breakfasts together than I can count, Molly's is one of our favorites in San Juan Caspistrano.


Rexy and I have had more fun together, doing kid kind of things, going to a amusement park, having pillow fights and always making fun of each other.  Snickers have a special meaning to Rexy and I.  If you have read some of my earlier postings, you would know that Rexy has given me a snickers bar every month on the 22nd since we first met, its our way of celebrating us coming together.



We have been out in the middle of no where, with friends on the motorcycle, always exciting!


We've been together through some unhappy things too, like his two neck surgeries, not fun. Rexy looks a little scared in this photo.

 
Remodeled an entire house together  . . . from the floor up.


I can't count how many selfies we have taken together . . . love them all :O)


We have built and planted things together too, some successful and some not . . . LOL!


We have so many pictures of us together on motorcycle adventures and special occasions too.



All I know . . . there is something about this face that I love so much and he makes things so good and makes me so happy to be alive . . . we share a beautiful life together and I thank God everyday for that  . . .  may God continue to let us share this wonderful life together.




 
"Bittersweet Joy" is the perfect title for this post.  Rexy and I were both married for 31 years to our spouses and were both contented in our lives and managed to find happiness in those challenging years, then tragedy struck and "us" happened.  This is our love story :O)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's a girl kind of thing❤


It's always fun getting together with the family for a visit  . . . especially when it's just the girls!
Cassandy and I set up a date with Chris my sister-in-law and niece Sarah.  We met at Downtown Disney and had so much fun just talking and catching up.


We stop in for a bite at "Tortilla Joe's", yum yum, the food was delicious.  As usual we ate too many chips and salsa and of course, a Starbucks visit.  It's amazing how much time goes by, I think all of us just wanted to catch up with each other.  Everyone looked so good, which is always nice to see :O)

The day was sort of overcast, but that certainly didn't bring us down.  As some of you know, I love to make presents for my friends and family, so of course, I made some paper art creations.

 

This one above I made for Cassandra, my daughter.  I want her to hold these kinds of times together,  special, good reminder.

Sarah my niece has her own interior design business, I thought this one below would be pretty for her office.  It's cheerful looking.

 
 


This one above I made for my sweet sister-in-law, Chris, so bless to have her in my family.  It's always a peaceful visit and something I always look forward to.  Blessings :O)


Colossians 3:16  "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Hope . . . don't give up!


Why do we "hope" so much?  Is it always for something better?  I think that's why I have this obsession to open and celebrate a new season all the time.  I change my bird rack in the kitchen every season, it's so important to me and I don't really know why.  I feel I'm always trying to make my surroundings a better place, why do I care so much? 


 
I came across this statement on Pinterest and want to share it  . . . .
 
"The world is dark right now.  The people are broken.  Hope is fading and our leaders are growing weak.  Here it doesn't make sense.  But, if we look up, we are reminded that we are playing a role in a much bigger story.  Be the light for a world that seems so dark".
 
 

These little decorations in my home bring me so much peace, they remind me of what's important and not to spend so much energy on negativity.  Be happy, be positive and make a difference . . .  if you can.

 
I made this cross stitch not to long after my husband Dave passed away.  May is his birthday month and he did make a difference in this world and yes he was very positive  . . . definitely an awesome person to be around and what an amazing sense of humor he had.  In our household we laughed everyday, seriously, even when his health was not in his favor and started declining. 
 


People come and go in our lives and they all leave a little residue behind.  Dave was a fighter to the very end. Thank you Dave for teaching me not to give up and by the way  . . . Happy Birthday!

 
 
 
 




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Springtime fresh!

Spring is in the air and life is good  . . . Our Winter came and left in a hurry I might say.  It always feels good to freshen things up a bit :O) Blessings!









Friday, March 24, 2017

Something is pecking around here . . .

Setting up some chickens today  . . . not real ones, but these look pretty real . . . don't they?  Rexy surprised me with the hen and I had to go back and get the rooster.  These guys are just too cute together, aren't they?  They're sitting on the shelf in our dining area of the kitchen. There designed to hang over the edge of the shelf like that.   Rexy and I seem to like lots of animals around the house.  Sort of like  . . . Life on the farm . . . LOL!  Hope you are having a blessed Friday today :O)













Friday, March 3, 2017

Candy might make the difference . . .

These pics probably look a little bit better  . . . adding some more color is always fun!  It's another beautiful day in sunny California  . . . thank you God!




Thursday, March 2, 2017

Is it too early to say . . . Spring?

 I finally have a "me room" for myself again  . . . boy did I miss it.  Loving that I actually have the room to decorate again for the different seasons.  Well, I thought I would do a little decorating for Spring time this morning.  Here in California we have had so much rain, we actually have a sunny day again and it feels so good to see the Sun shining again.  Rain can get depressing after awhile for sure.

I got these super cute honeycomb style easter eggs a couple of years ago and found them earlier this year when I was unpacking some boxes.  I only have three of them, small, medium and large.  Loving the look of them, hoping they don't fade after awhile, but that might look nice too.  Anyways, I need to fill my rabbit jar with some jelly beans or chocolate eggs . . . yum yum!

I thought I would also fill the bottom basket with some colored plastic Easter eggs . . . time to go to JoAnns for a Easter hunt.  Hope you are all enjoying your day.  Blessings!