Tuesday, September 1, 2015

California Revisited

We lived in Orange County back in the mid-80's.
So it was fun to visit southern California last week.
That's DH and I on Coronado Island.

Of course we went to the San Diego Zoo.
Below is our grandson visiting with a gorilla!

Isn't he the cutest?

I loved the reindeer. SD Zoo has everything. It's a beautiful zoo.....
but very hilly..........

Below is a Laguna Beach shot. We ate lunch there on Thursday on our way to visit our old hood!

This is in LaJolla on Wednesday at lunch.

Laguna Beach restaurant.

And below is our old house....... top of a driveway.  Surprised it hasn't burned or slid off that hill!

Our son was 2 and 3 years old when we lived there........ now he has an almost 2 year old!
He didn't realize how high in the hills we lived!

 It was a fun week!!! 

Nice to look back!
I read that the best way to see if God is working in your life is to look backward.
So true!
I am so thankful!

Can't believe it's September! I didn't even post in August!!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Index Card A Day July 2015

I haven't kept up with ICAD this year as I have in the past.
But I do still love it!

Thought I'd show you a couple of cards just
so you will know I'm still here.

I uploaded these and then realized I should maybe blur my last name out.
There might be someone out there that doesn't know it yet. 
(cut up boarding passes from Vegas trip)

So I'm still working on videos from the Misty Mawn class...
some of you will recognize the girl in the lower left!

Happy July!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


 So......... let's just say that I'm in my 60's and leave it at that.......
but I'm working on my bucket list and I had NEVER been to Las Vegas....

I played some of the slot machines and was so excited to win over $60.
I only played the penny machines.  So this was on a thirty cent bet. 
I cashed out! ha!

These flower images are at The Bellagio Hotel

This is The Aria Hotel
 Sorry these origami birds are sideways.......... I don't know how to fix it in blogger.

I'm not sure where we were here... so much to see.

The main reason we were in Vegas was to attend
the Reba Brooks & Dunn concert
at Caesar's Palace!

Friday, July 10, 2015

My Cards

I keep forgetting to post this.
And here it is July and it's still in Drafts!
I'll set it to publish in a few days!

A few of my friends decided to make birthday cards for me in May.
These are friends that don't make cards, in case you wondered.
The newsy looking piece in front is some "ephemera" from one of them.
I taught them that word 10 years or so ago.  
They still throw ephemera at me when 
they think they have some. 

(Note.... the card on the right is an altered card.... I gave her high praise!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Fourth Came and Went!

Chalk Drawings were done.
Some chalk may have been eaten.

Not everyone liked their hat!!! 
Some did!

A group shot with the Baby!!!

   Now here's a hat that was preferred after all........

We hope you had a great celebration.
My granddaughter called it Celebrating July...
she never did get the 4th part down.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 2015

I really need to shut this blog down.  I wonder how I do that?
Just put up a CLOSED sign?
Tell me, if you know.

I'm doing the Daisy Yellow Index Card A Day (ICAD) Challenge again this year.
This is my third year to do it.  When I look back at the cards I've made over the last two years, it's some of the best stuff I've made! I really love it! You should give it a try. In fact I hoard them....
I don't want to send them out into the world. (this is a problem I apparently have with a good bit of the art I make..... but that's another blog post....... oh, wait.... I'm shutting this down soon.... right?)

Anyway, above are the cards I've made this year.
(It started June 1, but you can start at any time.)
As you may can tell... I can copy really well. ha!

Let me know if you are icading!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

It Rained......... a lot....

I have lots I could say about the flooding in Texas right now.
Our hearts are broken over Wimberley.
If you've read my blog awhile, you know that my family
vacations there a lot.  We were last there in May of 2014.
We love Wimberley and the ankle deep Blanco River.
So sad.

These two pictures are of the golf course behind my house this morning.
It always gets some run off from the San Jacinto River when it floods.
There is a reason my neighborhood is built up above the golf course.
It's at least a five foot drop down my back fence to the course.

I now have egrets, etc. for my viewing pleasure.
And at night........ the frogs sing like I've never heard.
I think a million came in with the water!
It's definitely a swamp experience!

Pray for the flood victims!