Saturday, May 30, 2015

Wine Night

Me and husband went to wine night in my town this week.  The tables were set up in black table cloths with a centerpiece of wine corks and grapes.

We listened to some music.

After, we took a walk downtown, and stopped at my favorite eclectic shop.  One of the things I love about this shop is the big prayer tree as you walk in the door.   Anyone can put their thoughts or prayers on this tree.  I bought this beaded wire heart wall hanging.

We went over to get a bite to eat across the way, and shared a plate of seasoned duck fries, which are cooked in duck oil.  Sounds different, huh, but they were amazing, and very tasty.

Above us, I couldn't help but notice the unique light fixture.

These are the large brewing vats that are used for processing the ingredients to make the beer.

Wine night....I think we'll do it again sometime.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Just Because

A little of this and that
in May.
My brother's full
bush of hydrangeas
at his home.

This is the most unusual
tree at one of my
favorite parks.

Mickey ears for Nel.

I think even the weeds
 have their own

My grandfather worked
on the railroads
near this train station
years ago.

I see a lot of blue jays
around here.

Best friend bought me
these chocolate
covered strawberries,

A favorite shopping
center of mine.

I put my special
"quotes" in this journal.

Can you believe
May is almost over?

Sunday, May 24, 2015


I wandered across this beautiful church while taking an afternoon stroll

The grounds were so colorful and peaceful to walk through

St. Joseph overlooked the sea.

It was the perfect time to stop, 


and smell the red roses. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Her Secret Garden

I was first introduced to
this song by Kim,
from Imagery by Kimberly,
and it really spoke to me,
from the beginning of the
song, to the end.

Her secret garden....
Thank you, Kim,
for sharing
such a beautiful song.
(pictures are from different areas around my town)

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Weekend To Remember

Thank you all for the birthday wishes.  I appreciate it so much.  We had a busy weekend driving to So Cal for my birthday and Nel's graduation ceremony.  It was a fun filled trip with lots of happenings.  I can always tell we're getting close to So Cal by their tall palm trees.

We went to a charming town for my birthday and ate dinner at an Italian restaurant with pictures of Italy adorning the walls.   As I was coming out of the bathroom during dinner, you'll never guess what song they were playing......Sherry Baby!  I was thrilled! (and no, my kids didn't request it; that's why it was so wonderful).  Nel gave me a nice gift card to Macy's.  Jess knows I love children's books, so she bought me What a Wonderful World book, illustrated by Tim Hopgood.

The ceremony was so nice.   If you've ever heard of the PhD robes, they are very full and heavy with their big floppy hats.  I was filled with awe when I saw Nel receiving her degree.

I noticed a red rose in the distance, and had to take a picture of her with it.

Jess made this hilarious sign, and when Nel was walking down the aisle, she saw Jess waving this sign and couldn't help but crack up.

On the way home we stopped at the delicious Pea Soup Andersen's for their famous split pea soup.

Me and Jess browsed through the gift shop, and I bought her a tea cup ornament and some blackberry jam.

On the top of the door was this sign as we were leaving the gift shop.

Thank you for sharing Nel's exciting day with us.   You are always with me in spirit.......always.