Monday, December 30, 2013

Chrsitmas 2013

New Christmas tree ornaments we got for our tree this year. If anyone knows where I can get a Unicorn Christmas tree ornament please tell me. Wendy loves Unicorns so we want to get one for her.

This year we traveled so much that I didn't get the tree up until 8 days before Christmas. So I didn't get to mail out cards, gifts or really do anything special like bake. I made 2 things and those were for parties we went to and that is it.

But even though it wasn't our usual Christmas - it was one of the best. I really can't imagine having a better one. 

Daft Punk

Sunday, December 29, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 52

So I did 52 weeks of photography. Most of the time I just wanted them to little moments in my life. I think for the most part looking back on them they did. February 2013, Michael upgraded our phones to iphones and in doing so it opened my eyes to life differently.  Paying more attention to just the moments around me. Feeling my joy in those moments. All of them have just little stories with them. Some I won't remember next year and some I will. But all were my life. I love that I see it unfolding like this now.

I look forward to 2014. I know it is going to be a fabulous year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


We had a marvelous day celebrating Christmas. Wendy was with us and we really had a fun, relaxing day. We ate, unwrapped gifts, played games, acted goofy, napped, and watched movies.  We went to church with her for Midnight service on Christmas Eve/Christmas. It was just a really beautiful Christmas full of love, laughter and joy!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 51

A pink sunrise in Grand Junction.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 50

We have been traveling a lot and also in Denver a lot so this view is becoming common for us.  But this day we went down it - it was stunning with the snow and water. This is Glenwood Springs Canyon.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 49

Late night drive back to Denver again. Trees and moon in Edwards.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 48

Every Thanksgiving Michael and I watch The Polar Express after having our feast.  From the first time we watched many years ago, I wanted to find the silver bell. This year  I found one at Hallmark so picked it up and surprised Michael with it right after watching it. He loved it. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 47

I love the Denver Public Library building. We were in Denver for work and I noticed the lights and the colors in the snapped a photo.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 46

My love surprised me with a rose out of the blue.  I am a lucky girl.

Monday, November 11, 2013

No Homemade Noodles

I haven't made homemade chicken noodle for years. I haven't made homemade noodles ever, but watched my Mom do them growing up so thought I am going to make homemade chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles. Well - our garbage disposal had different plans. Thank goodness I had a package of frozen egg noodles up in the freezer. I was making the soup. I sauteed veggies and then added stock and the chicken. Just as I was going to start making noodles, I went to turn the garbage disposal on and water came rushing out from the cabinet doors. The garbage disposal split in 3 places so now I am out of a garbage disposal for a bit.  So maybe one day I will brave enough to try homemade noodles and try this again. It turned out fine with the frozen noodles. I just really want to try homemade noodles sometime.

I Won't Give Up

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." Frida Kahlo in The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Monday, November 04, 2013

Sunday, November 03, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 44

Michael, myself and our friend Wendy went to OutFest here in Grand Junction to support the local GLBT Community. The theme was Western so I pulled out a pair of Michael's old cowboy boots and a jean skirt and went to OutFest.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. friends helping Michael out with his work
2. having a great weekend with a friend
3. Downton Abbey
4. candle light dinner
5. gorgeous flowers
6. a beautiful birthday spent with lovely friends and family

Monday, October 14, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. time with a good friend
2. sitting watching the rain and seeing beautiful autumn colors
3. being silly with Michael
4. going on an adventure with a friend
5. clean house

Monday, October 07, 2013

Friday, October 04, 2013

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. being able to help a friend out during a rough time
2. art time with friends
3.chai latte's at home
4. laundry is done (until tomorrow at least)
5. autumn colors
6. being able to celebrate an important birthday - Michael's Dad turned 80 years old today! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Nobody is perfect

"Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is". - Sue Monk Kidd in The Secret Life of Bees

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. getting brownies and pasta salad done to bring for a gathering of friends in the mountains
2. art time this week - even if briefly as it was different for me and fun
3. poetry - read all sorts of poetry this week some that made me cry and some that made me laugh so hard I had an asthma attack and had to break out the inhaler
4. beautiful sunshiny day with blue skies
5. being able to help a friend out when they were needing someone

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Brene Brown eCourse

Oprah is teaming up with Brene Brown to bring her Gifts of Imperfection to an eCourse.  I would love to take this class, but know that it won't be the right time for me.  But have to pass it on as it is so exciting and since I saw Kelly Rae Roberts and Ali Edwards went to Texas to see Brene - I am sure they are going to do segments in the class which would be fabulous addition to the Gift of Imperfection.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Victoria's Secret

Reading some poetry this morning. A poem by Billy Collins that was making me laugh. It is 4 page long poem about the Victoria Secret catalog.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Way I am

I like the song - can't stand the video because of all the clowns. Ick!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 38

Moon so bright whispering to the mountains, trees and houses below. 
Listening closely to hear what secrets and dreams it will tell me.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Gratitude Friday

Pablo's Pizza from Date Night
I am thankful for..
1. Seeing a handsome man in a tie (the handsome man was Michael)
2. Date night with my love
3. Malted Milk Balls bringing back good memories
4. Friends
5. And Friends - this week we have had a lot of time with friends and feeling blessed to have such good friends

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Single Sunbeam

Last night some friends were gathering to have an evening creating art. I was packing up a bag of supplies to take. This little card fell out of a sketch book. Last night some shadows were chased away by creating in a safe and fun environment.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. new friendships
2. old friends helping me reframe a couple of issues I am dealing with
3. chai
4. a poetry date
5. books

Sunday, September 08, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 36

Michael and I went through Rocky Mountain National Park.  It is something I have wanted to do for a long time as I wanted to create some memories with Michael in this beautiful place.

On our way over Trail Ridge Road - I was lucky enough to snap this photo of 2 big horn sheep.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. feeling better
2. getting a chance to go through Rocky Mountain National Park
3. having fun traveling with Michael
4. capturing some amazing sites along the way
5. and again feeling better

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sick & 52 Week Photo Project: Week 35

I have been sick which is why I haven't been posting with August Break.  I did find that August Break actually made me less inspired. I used to post everyday on Instagram and with August Break, I felt like I had to stick to the prompts instead of whatever photo I wanted to take that day.  So I actually didn't get a daily photo throughout August. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013


You can see the edge of my finger under my baby girl's chin....she is annoyed I have the camera in her face.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013