Thursday, August 31, 2006

Three Things Thursday

1. i can't sleep in socks.

2. my middle fingers are crooked.

3. i like to twirl my hair around my finger.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

TTT (on Wednesday)

okay so i missed last week even though in intended to post something and i have to say that i think i purposefully missed the week before because of a lack of something to post. so to insure that i get my post in here it is.

1. i'm posting the day before because tomorrow after work my hubby and i are going to stay the night with some good friends of ours and see their dear girls.

2. on friday we are meeting the rest of the fam and going to the beach for the weekend and i am super excited about that.

3. this is the 3rd weekend this month that i have been away on a trip/vacation/basically not at home. it will be nice when life slows down, although i've loved every minute of it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


during the day on july 4th we went with some friends to a small parade and this is one of the cool things that we saw. i just thought that this looked like lots of fun. i wonder how long they had to practice this?

4th of July

here are some pictures of the fireworks that we saw on the fourth of july. i know it's kind of late posting but like i wrote yesterday it's been hard for me to get the pics on my blog for some reason. so here they are. it was really fun to take them with me camera. i hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


i've finally gotten through to post some pictures. while i am way behind on my picture postings (like since june) at least i can now and here are some recent pics from my trip to new orleans.

In Memory

trailers, emptiness, tragedy, need...
almost a year after katrina and the affects of the hurricane are still visible and evident. there are many homes that were damaged but you wouldn't know it from all the hard work the owners have put into it but there are still many homes that are still terribly damaged and many neighborhoods completely vacated. as you drive into the city it just looks sad and lonely. here are some pictures from our recent visit to new orleans.
almost in the street
for sale
ya think

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Unmerited Grace

fairies, castles, dukes, gentleman, my bonny lass, fiddles, enchanting music...these are just some of the things that have once again taken me back to Scotland. a place of mystery, silence, innocence, betrayal, mercy, romance, revenge, pain and grace in Grace in Thine Eyes by: Liz Curtis Higgs. this is the story of Jacob (jamie) and Leah's (leanna) daughter Dinah (davina). Higgs has once again amazed and impressed me in this wonderful story of forgiveness and grace. i began my Scottish journey a couple of months ago in Thorn in my Heart. here is what i wrote months ago about the first three books in the series.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


You Belong in Rome

You're a big city girl with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian men - could life get any better?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


i guess i am now an official southerner again because i got my license in the mail today. i'm still not sure about my sentiments on that subject. however i have enjoyed my time back in the deep south again. it'll find it's way back into my heart again, i'm sure of it.

i delight in friends...

...and mail. :) two of my favorite people contacted me today through snail mail and it brought a great big smile to my face. they are also from my favorite place washington state and i miss them dearly. thank you dearest friends for thinking about me and loving me. i miss you both very much and loved the snail mail. the pictures from the b's were wonderful and brought a tear to my eyes as i miss you guys lots and i greatly appreciate the cd of pictures from the e's and the drawing from little man is great i love it. my day has been pretty good but i have to say that this has definatelly made my day. thanks!

Monday, August 07, 2006


hey all you bloggers out there i just wanted to introduce my dear friend Squeaky. not here real name obviously. she is new to the blogging world and dear to my heart. visit her blog Thoughts by Me here. have fun!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ooh La La!

"...the gift of a true friend is that she sees you not the way you see yourself or the way others see you. A true friend sees who you are inside and who you can become."

this is one of the many beautiful quotes found in the book that i just finshed by
  • Robin Jones Gunn
  • one of my favorite authors. the book is
  • Sisterchicks say Ooh La La!
  • i really enjoyed it because it takes place in Paris where i would love to go one day, but it is also about two women who were friends at a very young age. stories like that always bring a smile to my face and remind me of my best friend who i too met a very young age and have held on to her for years. through the rough years of jr high, our amazing and not so amazing times at summer camp, our high school years (heartbreaks, joys, accomplishments), when i left for college and she still had a another year of high school, as college roommates for 3 years (heartbreaks again, joys and accomplishments) many more things that would take me forever to write about and i am sure many, many more corses in our life that we will take the twists and turns together. i love you "t".