Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Welcoming.......

We have some fun news at our house!  We are introducing our new baby bunnies!  Stella and Sterling are parents again and we are thrilled!  You might remember that last year we had their first litter of 6 babies.  This time, she had 6 again and today they are a week old! I've been taking pics each day since they were 3 days and we have been holding them.  We will get to spoil and enjoy them for the next 8 weeks and then we will be finding homes for them!
There are 3 sets of twins and this color scheme is my favorite -- White tummies and black backs.  There are 2 that look like this! 

Here's a whole Pile of them.  Whenever we hold them, they try to burrow down to the bottom of the pile!  So sweet and tiny

We have 2 that are all black, so telling them apart will be interesting!!  
 I am sure I'll be sharing alot (and I mean ALOT) of pics in the coming weeks of the babies as they start to grow and HOP around!  Thanks for coming to visit!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

A peek at the Pretty

We've been enjoying so much pretty in our garden!  Thought I'd share some of the things we have been growing!  Warning:  We've got lots of pretties!
Jensen is growing strawberries in her raised bed garden!  

And tomatoes


This is the time of year our roses go crazy!  Very pretty

I planted a bunch of succulents and a few cactus-- I love this little one-- very sweet

such a gorgeous color

Sweet Brooklyn is following me around as I take the photos of the garden

Peonies-- they are always a favorite



my little succulent garden

I really like all these textures and colors

We also have Pansies and Gerbera daisies

I am a fan of Ivy also



I love the delicate petals on this ranunculus



Come visit my garden anytime!!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Last week at this time.......

Last week at this time.. I was at a grad party in San Diego!  
Here's a little slideshow to celebrate Ross's graduation from PLNU!  It was a delightful trip to San Diego and you will see all the fun we had!



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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Let's face it!!!!!

Let's face it folks, I have once again been Missing in Action here on the blog!  I have a good excuse, though, because we have been traveling!  I wanted to share my photos from our Iowa trip in April before I get to telling you about our latest trip to see Ross graduate from college!  That will come....... BUT today I am sharing some of my favorite shots from visiting our family in Iowa!  We had lots of fun and saw lots of relatives, but can't share all of them here, so Here's a few of my favorites!
We got to visit with my Aunt Alida and Uncle Harm at their house and they were babysitting their adorable little grandson!  During the visit, a tractor went by and Grant was totally excited to wave and blow kisses and it was an awesome moment!  Very happy I got to capture it! 

We enjoyed these people so much and Aunt Alida is a great cook- so that is also a bonus! 

Grant is a blast to play with! 

Now we move on to Randy's side of the family where we got to visit with his Aunt LaVonne!  This is a pic of her and her granddaughter Kaylie!  Really fun to catch up with them and have lunch! 
Randy's Parents, with Jensen, Randy and LaVonne

Randy's Mom and her sister LaVonne



Here is a pic of Jensen with MY parents, Bob and Eileen

We found an amazing park full of gorgeous trees in bloom and got to have a 10 minute photoshoot before our flight back home!  It was magical!!

Thanks for hanging in there with my blog and please keep coming back!  I really do love to keep up with my friends and family thru this blog, and I promise to be back soon to tell you more of my adventures!  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's a Special DAY

 Well, last week, we were out of town visiting family in Iowa and I was MIA here on the blog!  I promise to write about the trip and share some great pics but I can't do that Today because it is a Special Day here at our house!  This little lady turns 17 today!!!  Whattttttt????  I can honestly say I can't believe I am saying that!  It's Jensen's 17th birthday and I thought these confetti pics were perfect to share with that!!
These Confetti Eggs were so much fun to celebrate with at Easter! 

Make a Wish!! 

Sprinkle some confetti and EAT some CAKE!! 


I LOVED ALL THE COLORS HERE! 

And of course we played with them all!!!  Beautiful colors all over the front porch! 


And soon they were all done!! 

I'm thinking there will be some sprinkles and confetti involved today as we celebrate this Birthday Girl!  Lots of love and special wishes to you Jensen Grace!!  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Come with me to the CAVE

I'm still sharing our little Spring Break Roadtrip in New Mexico!  These deer were grazing as we drove up into the Mountains of Ruidoso.  We left there and headed to our next destination: Carlsbad!





 The elevator at the Caverns is broken, so we were up for a long long hike down into the cave.
Here's the top as we headed down.  It is a very steep hill!!  I liked the DOWN part much more than the climb back out! At least we had our exercise! 

You might be able to see people in the lower left of this photo and you can also see them at the top part in the light!  Like I said, it's steep! 
 These next photos are from inside the cave and all the formations are very fascinating!




 It's such a unique sight and I am so happy that we finally went for a visit.  We have lived here in New Mexico for 29 years--- so it was time.  The New Mexico Roadtrip was lots of fun and we enjoyed this beauty all around us!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring Break goes ON>>>>


 Continuing on with our little Spring break trip in New Mexico, we had a couple lovely hikes in the mountains near Ruidoso!  What a beautiful place and we were so blessed with perfect weather.  It was so refreshing and nice to be in the sunshine and take a walk to explore!
Discoveries


Later that day, we took a trail ride in the mountains!  We really recommend Grindstone Stables-- they were so nice and we had such a beautiful ride up thru the trees! 

Here's Jen on Cowboy!  She has had lots of camp time on horses, so she was thrilled to get to ride again. 


The lady who was on the ride with us took this shot!  



Here's another one from the mountains- a really awesome place to explore!!
We loved Ruidoso!!!