Saturday, July 30, 2011

i'm still here...

i haven't caught up on blogging lately.  crazy work schedule, visiting with mom, taking lots of road trips...
it's all good tho.  like always,  the road we travel has ups and downs and detours, and amazing moments, and
people in your life that don't always turn out to be what you thought they were.  but.. i am strong and i am always willing to try and see all sides of things.
then saying good bye to people that made a big influence in your life.  sorry it took to the end to say some things i thought we knew but really didn't.  thanks for the kind
words before you left it really meant so much.  but like you said its not a "farewell forever" .....   all the best.

                                                                          best shots of july...

                                                                          a twist on lobster...

ocean side...

gazebo inn...


vermont.... working for your dinner

as moe says,  life is to short to not have an umbrella in your drink...

prodigy child...

i will never forget sleeping under the magical stars and the light show that was sent special delivery...

30 years ago on this day this house burnt to the ground. it was rebuilt with sweat and tears.   the resilence and love of the people that live here goes on forever. 

to be so loved....

special moments...

always hopeful...

no one sweeter....

girls night out.. happy birthday sandy... xo
seize every moment...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

and my heart skips a beat...

probably the single most amazing voice of all time.....


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011


it was early evening last week as i was walking home from a bike path jaunt.  the sky was stretched over me with blueish gray clouds, threatening rain.  suddenly in the distance ahead i saw a whole bunch of little flashes of light.  i realized it was a handful of little fireflies doing their nightly dance.  it was breath taking, sounds silly but it was. it made me realize as those moments do, how much beauty we are surrounded with,  how lucky we are to have the freedom that we do.  we can do what we want, when we want.  you can sit in your back yard and  pursue your dreams.  not everyone is that lucky.

tomorrow america will celebrate freedom but remember it does come with a
high price.  it deserves remembrance and honor .  have a safe and happy 4th...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

positive words...

i don't think people realize how powerful words are for building a person up but also for chipping away at them, too.    i LOVE so many things about this book, but I especially love this list....

the thoughtful thirty

1. give encouragement
2. express thanks
3. acknowledge others
4. extend greetings
5. give a compliment
6. congratulate someone
7. teach, give instructions
8. offer words of comfort
9. inspire others
10. celebrate and cheer
11. inquire, express interest
12. mend relationships
13. make others laugh
14. show faith and trust
15. share good news
16. praise, honor, build up
17. express caring
18. show understanding and empathy
19. give approval
20. extend an invitation
21. show courtesy and respect
22. give advice and counsel
23. apologize
24. forgive
25. offer to help
26. tell the truth
27. point out the good
28. use terms of affection
29. provide valuable information
30. communicate love

remember kind words have the power to:

cheer us up when the world is getting us down
honor us for our achievements
cause us to laugh
restore our faith in the goodness of humanity
bolster our self image
inspire us to give our best
let us know someone cares
life our spirits
warm our hearts
improve our moods
heal our wounds
acknowledge our hard work
bring out the best in us
boost our confidence
support us in tough times
surprise us with joy in unexpected times
remind us about whats good and right in the world
uphold us during our darkest hour

you will find that every time you make someone feel good, you actually make yourself
feel better too.

love sent, xo

Friday, July 1, 2011


happy 4th!!  hope july brings you beautiful summer days.  soak them up with sun and water, flip flops and wet bathing suits.  drink your morning coffee outside, remember it's better with a friend. laugh with your sister, celebrate your love. release your hold on the familiar and fly a little. embrace the important, have less emergencies and breathe in this daily life. 

love sent, xo