We Seek After
These Things
Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just Me and the Boys

I love days like this

Just me and the boys


We snapped this photo right before

Lunch at Tucanos - my FAVORITE!

Then they whisk me away to a movie . . .


Did you see Avatar on the big screen?

I hope so

If not - I'm sorry :(


We all look pretty GOOFY with our 3D glasses :)

Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's Easter . . . it's Darling!


Just had to share THIS . . . it came into my home today.

Two friends who are just as adorable dropped by and brightened my home.

It's darling . . .

And it's Easter!


Look closely . . .

This is what you'll see . . .


Sprouted wheat . . . plastic lid (Cafe Rio) . . . green tissue paper punched with hole punch . . .

vermiculate in the bottom of the plastic lid, wheat sprinkled on top, then sprouted . . .

Add a bow

Add some beautiful green Lindt Easter Truffles (which honestly look toooo good to consume).

Is this not darling?

Thank you Jenny and Rachele - you're a treasure!

Oh and BTW - ACER is back, thank goodness and working wonderfully. Those GEEKY Squad guys are miracle workers :) I'm loving "The Twentieth Wife" - highllllyyyy recommend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hurry up and BLOG!

I had a few minutes and thought I'd share just a little about what's going on in my life this week.

Grrrr . . .
Wake up Tuesday morning and "ACER" desktop doesn't turn on. Clickety click - goes the switch, but nothing happens. Well I'm actually pretty handy with a computer, so I troubleshoot all the power cords, the plugs . . . DARN, it's not going to be THAT easy.

So out comes the screwdrivers and I open up the case, disconnect the switch, yep - the switch works perfectly. Must be the power supply - still no power.

Well, I haven't had a computer repaired in years - but I see the cute little GEEK SQUAD guys driving around and I give them a call. I have to bring it in if it likely needs a new part. So off ACER goes to be overhauled by the GEEK SQUAD. And by the way - they are located in BestBuy and I just got the giggles all over them. They totally remind me of my favorite TV show "Chuck". AGENT Jensen (dressed in his white short sleeve shirt, black geeky narrow tie, complete with Geeky tie tack) assured me ACER would be fixed up good as new. In fact at 11:30 pm I received a GEEKY email saying ACER was good to go. (Do they really expect anyone to show up at 11:30pm to pick up a computer?) Perhaps I would have stumbled upon some kind of "Chuckish" secret covert mission :)

Next day - picked up ACER, brought it home, plugged it in. And the good news is that it does indeed turn on. But nothing after that! No little programs loading, no voice pronouncing "You've Got Mail" - nothing. Good grief! Do they check things out before they call to tell you to pick it up? So back to the GEEK SQUAD ACER goes again tomorrow. Thank goodness for my friend MAC who is keeping things running around here!

Next story:

I finally picked up my book for bookgroup next week . . . "The Twentieth Wife" by Indu Sundaresan, along with a whole stack of discounted summer reading books from Barnes & Noble.

I can never go into a bookstore and pick just one!

"The Twentieth Wife" takes place against the backdrop of 16th and 17th century India. As a child Mehrunnisa falls in love with the heir apparent - Prince Salim. After much turmoil she finally becomes the savvy and powerful empress. The story is sweeping and romantic and based on real characters. A very captivating history lesson! The book portrays a wealth of details into the life of the Royal Harem who lead a very cloistered life, never seeing or being seen by any other males other than the king. Mehrunnisa breaks all the established customs of the time and at the age of 34 (when women were discarded as old and useless) managed to capture the King's fancy to the extent that he married her as his twentieth wife.

(Reading fast . . . gotta finish this one
in 8 days!)


What's on your summer reading list - have you started your pile?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pardon my Dust

You won't notice it here . . . except for the infrequency of my postings . . .

But I'm in the middle of a big remodel . . .

I'm in the process of getting my new professional photography website online.

I hope this works it's been kinda tricky to get it all put together.

Meanwhile - if you want to know what's up with me, I'll have to redirect you temporarily to my photography blogs.


I would absolutely swoon with happiness if you take a look over there and
let me know what you think . . .

Oh yeah - one more thing, just wanted
to let you know about this awesome photography
e-class I'm taking starting in April.

"Picture Spring"
brought to you by Big Picture Scrapbooking
and taught by the amazing Tracey Clark.

I don't know about you - but I'm about ready for a little SPRING around here!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Let me Make Your Day

Let me make your day for you . . .

Sure just allow me . . .

Head on over here.
(don't miss the comments sections)
I'll just be right here rolling around on the floor laughing my head off still.

"For the Easily Entertained"

I'm a Mountain Girl

Yep, I'm a mountain girl.

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains.

So you can imagine my glee to encounter sights such as these . . .


I've never seen such seashells just lying on the seashore . . .


gathering seashells madly . . .


Help me! What IS this cute little thing?


and this gorgeous creature?


Okay, running out of hard drive space rapidly . . .

How many seashells can I fit in my suitcase?

(BTW - Crescent Beach - South Carolina)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happiness is . . .

  • A hot bath and a good book
  • the hubbies carefully prepared 'special' hot chocolate in bed
  • kangaroo puppies cheerfully greeting at the door
  • ~~~ fresh flowers ~~~ sigh . . . in the kitchen
  • listening to daughter, listening to "Come Thou Font"
  • a long hike into beautiful blue skies
  • thumbing through daughters wedding album I finally ordered just for me
  • finding a package in the mailbox, even if it's not for me!
  • a GREAT photo
  • imagining the summer vegie's I'll grow
  • imagining summer!
  • imagining summer with all my wanderers home from wandering!!
What happy thoughts think you?

Picnik collagegarden

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Unexpected Storm

Unexpectedly this week
we woke up to






Begging . . . begging

to have his picture taken


he tried to
follow me home . . .

what can I say?


Take me with you!

Please . . . .

Please . . .

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