Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Walk Around the Yard

It's been cloudy all day but a few minutes ago, the sun came out, I got up off my lazy butt, and went out to take some pictures.

And these from the other night when the moon was almost full.

There is beauty everywhere!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Journal Rewind #5

Nathan sent this Mother's Day card because he knows how much I enjoy riding my bike to the beach when we're in Maine.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Journal Rewind #4

Michelle designed this background for me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Some Kylie Pics

Erin sent me these yesterday because I was in dire need of a Kylie fix.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hibiscus and Road Trip

When we got here at the end of October, our poor hibiscus was long and leggy and not very pretty at all. We cut it back and this week it started flowering again.

Yesterday, we took a road trip to Sanford to pick people up at the airport. It's a 3 1/2 hour drive so I took my camera along to snap photos through the window.

Love the diversity of driving through the heart of old Florida!

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Took my camera with me when I walked to the mail room and caught some bokeh.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Journal Rewind #3

Michelle took this self-portrait of herself, had me print it out when we got back here, then fringed the edges for me to use in my journal. She's so creative and always goes right to my journal whenever she visits.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Red and Blue

Pictures I took on our boat ride yesterday. It was such a perfect day!

Journal Rewind #2

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Journal Rewind

I had to go way back to April to find the last page I posted!

The duck is from a thank you card we got from our friend Regina after she stayed with us for a few days. Cracked me up!

I've got 21 more pages to post to get caught up.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kylie's Birthday

Can't believe this little cutie is already seven!

All accessorized!

She looks so young here!

Snuggling with Uncle Nay and Gunka, her great grandfather.

Making faces.

Making wishes.

Fooling around.
I remember the night she was born.
Spitting snow.
Middle of the night.
A forty-five minute drive to the hospital through Pinkham Notch and around Dead Man's Curve.
My mother-in-law and I arriving at the hospital and finding the maternity ward by following Erin's screams.
Waiting impatiently for the little boy (Erin didn't want to know the sex ahead of time but we were pretty sure from the video ultrasound that it was a boy.) to be born, imagining trucks and blue and baseball...
Then, quiet..."I think the baby was just born because there are no more screams."
Then the nurse led me into her room.
Arms out, Erin says as I hug her, "Mom, it hurt so much!"
"I know."
Then she looked at me and said, "Mommy, it's a girl!"
And there she was nestled in her dad's arms.
"Do you want to hold her?"
"Oh, yes!" And I've been hugging her, literally and figuratively, since.

Love this kiddo!