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January 13, 2014

Ohhhhhh Herrrrroooooooooooo Out There!!!

I know, I know, it's been forEVER since I wrote a post, and there's really no justifying it.  We'll just chalk it up to pure laziness and lack of motivation.  I know, shocking news, right???

My life has changed a lot since my last post though, in the form of a new addition to the family.  I'm proud to introduce to y'all....

Leo Alexander.
My very first grandchild and a New Years baby.  After 29 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing they decided to stop torturing my daughter and bring this gorgeous little boy into the world, via c-section.  Look.At.That.Face.  Almost two weeks old and already smiles when you talk to him and reacts soo sweetly when you talk to him.  I might just be in absolute love right now.

My youngest daughter is back at home, brought her boyfriend with her.  The Dude hates it.  Loves having the kid here, not fond of the other kid coming with her, but we're adjusting.  My outlook on the situation is, I have the ability to help mold the probably future dude-in-law into someone that I want my daughter shacked up with.  He just sees it as, a boy in his daughters room.  I get it, I really do, and I don't like it either, but when they move out this time, I want it to be 'for real' and hopefully permanent this time.  And if it takes a little more time in the nest, well be it.

As for me, I've been keeping busy with my cakes, photography and miscellaneous other craft projects.  My newest projects are making signs, wine glass/glass block lights and jewelled wine glasses.

Here's a few shots of the amazing sunrises we've had lately.  Can't even describe how breathtaking they've been.  Pictures don't even do them justice.

Mt. Rainier in all it's glory.

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Almost a little Kinkaidish here.

Well, it's sounds to me like the animals are getting restless and wanting to be fed, so off I go.

See ya soon.

September 24, 2013

Road Trip, Part II

Wooooooooooo loot at me, two days in a row.  One more and it'll be a streak, eighteen more and I'll be back into my old habit.  Yayyy me!

Here's some more pictures of my beautiful trip to Colorado.

Today's collection is from our travels through the first part of Utah, including the Salt Flats and a few other gems.

Coming up to the Salt Flats.

Boy they weren't kidding, those were some really high winds.

The magnificent Salt Lake.

More of the salt flats.

Nothing like being salt blasted.

Here's a good example of how high and fast those winds were.

Cool piece of art along the flats.

Stopped for the night, just in time to see this beautiful Utah sunset.

Amazing colors.

I'll end here today, and be back with some pics of the Arches Natl. park tomorrow.  Hope ya stick around.

September 23, 2013

The beginning of Fall.

With Fall in full swing here, I thought I'd go through some of my summer pictures and share some of my favorites.

This may take a few posts, since I've had an absolutely fabulous summer.

The first set is from my two week adventure with my Grams.  We drove to Colorado and back, using as many back roads as we could fine.  Not only made for a beautiful trip, but gave us plenty of time to bond even closer than before.


One of the many Blue Star Memorial Highways out there.  This one is in Crooked River Gorge, Oregon. 
Bridge at Crooked River Gorge, Oregon.

Brothers School, in Brothers, Oregon.

Somewhere in Idaho.

That's my baby sister.  We stopped for a visit to her...

And my baby brother.

Then to Glenns Ferry, Idaho to reminisce about the good ol' days, of both my Gram's and my childhoods.

Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

A beautiful Osprey nest in Glenns Ferry.

My Grams used to climb this water tower.  Brave one, she is.

Can't remember exactly where, but we were on the way to the Shoshone Falls.

Cool little waterfall.  Just wait, they get bigger.

Pelicans flying above the falls.

The river that the Shoshone falls, fall in to.

The beautiful and breathtaking Shosone Falls in Idaho.

The Four Jacks in Jackpot, NV...Where Grams luck started and mine ended.

Jackpot, Nevada

The clouds just went on and on and on....

I'll be back with another installment of...The Summer of Fun.

Thanks for sticking around.