Sayonara 2008!

Dear 2008, I’m not going to miss you when you’re gone. I have a million reasons why I hate your stinking guts, but I have one fabulous reason why I love you, and we elected him on November 4th.

I know I keep jinxing my family and I by saying oh it’s going to be a better year, blah, blah, blah, blah…but I am really trying desperately hard to believe it. I am praying for health, wealth, happiness, love, and good times for my family and I. Not to quote Ruby Sue from my favorite movie, Christmas Vacation, but “we were good last year and we still got the shaft!”

If you have to give us stress, could it please be the “omg I have a fabulous new job stress”,  “damn it, my life is so tough, I have to stay in on a Saturday night”, “ugggh I don’t know what to wear”, or my all-time favorite….”damn that 6’4″ dark haired, hot, chiseled cowboy wants to take me out, I’m so nervous.” I can’t help it, I had to add that…I love handsome, well dressed cowboys, and not just ones from Dallas.

I’ve been practicing reading, “The Secret”….so hopefully my list of demands will come to fruition in 2009. My family and I are ready for some relaxation…oh and working toilets! Gotta love living in the cuts in the middle of winter 😉

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

The Dream

The Dream


I couldn’t just post one……

If you were here earlier tonight, you noticed I posted Cannon Rose, well…I was going through my pictures when I noticed that this one just had “post me tonight” all over it!

This photo was taken in my backyard over the summer. If you’ve followed my blog since I was on blogger, you might remember that I mentioned my neighbor, Carl who passed away over the summer. I remember I went exploring around the yard the day after he passed away, trying to make myself relax. This photo was one of the ones I took, and to this day 4 months later, it still puts me at ease just looking at how beautiful, and how fortunate I am to live where I do.

Photo showcased in lowest resolution rather than post it with a watermark. Photo will print at highest resolution.

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

Cannon Rose!

How amazing, I created a shop last night, and I have already sold my first print!!! I am so thrilled about this, that I decided to post a new print, Cannon Rose. I absolutely love the uniqueness of this photo. The roses of course are my mom’s, but the vintage metal pitcher was my neighbor, Mrs. Cannon’s. This has been passed down from generation to generation in her family, and she gave it to my mom over the summer. I originally took this photo to show my neighbor how beautiful it is as a vase, but thought you all deserved to see it as well! I love this photo, and hope you do too! I was also pleasantly surprised to be contacted by a fellow etsy seller today, who told me that I should start creating calendars. I’m so new to this but I am up for any challenge! With her help, I’m hoping to have my original banner (up until a few weeks ago) as a print. We shall see. In the meantime, thank you all for your support, and encouragement. This really couldn’t have been done without you.

By the way, if you’d prefer a 4×6 print, just let me know and I can list that for you! Info is in my etsy shop.

***Photo showcased at lowest resolution rather than post a watermark. Photo will print at highest resolution.
Cannon Rose 8.5" x 11" print

Cannon Rose 8.5" x 11" print

Cannon Rose now OPEN!

I am pleased to announce after months of talking about opening a shop, I have finally done so! I have a few prints up and available for purchase. If there are any photos I’ve taken that you would like to see in my shop, please tell me…and I will be happy to do so!

Photos are printed on 8.5″ x 11″ glossy photo paper. If you would rather them printed on matte, I would be happy to do so as well!!!

**** Please note rather than post the photos with a watermark, I’ve chosen to showcase them in the lowest resolution possible. The photos will be printed at the highest resolution.

img_3971Sweet Pea Print

img_4212Eden Rose Print

img_4225Eden Rose 2 Print

img_5332Hydrangea Love

img_5428Turquoise Sunflower

Peaceful Easy Feeling

"Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it's possible for you."- The Secret

"Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it's possible for you."- The Secret

Merry Christmas & Happy 100

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

I hope you all have the merriest of Christmases, and while I know I will see you before the new year, for those of you who won’t be in the blogging world between now and then, Happy New Year! Today marks my 100th WordPress post ( those of you who’ve followed me from my blogger days, know it is much more than that.) I don’t have a giveaway set up, and won’t until I set up shop…which will hopefully be soon. Thank you for being the best blogging community one could ever ask for.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this trying time. I apologize for not having the time to visit everyone’s blog lately, and personally thanking you….I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will today. My family and I really appreciate it. She has an appointment today, so hopefully everything will go well…so we can have Christmas at home.

img_6831Next years Christmas cards! Be on the look out 🙂


I love playing around with my new camera!

I love playing around with my new camera!



img_6822Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!! Much love!

Happy Thoughts Day 5

UPDATE 12/22/08: I think I spoke too soon. Please continue your prayers, as she is still in a great deal of pain today. I hope everything will be okay…….

Thank you for your prayers!

UPDATE: Grandma is coming home! The doctors are hoping it isn’t what they initially thought…so if the pain doesn’t come back, that part of her is okay. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers all weekend, I don’t think you could ever begin to know how much I appreciate them. I could never have fathomed all I have gained from this blog of mine.

Wednesday she has another appointment for something totally different. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. MUCH LOVE & GRATITUDE!

I am sorry for not posting anything yesterday…as I haven’t had many happy thoughts my way. My happy thought for today is hope, strength, faith and love.

I hope that my grandmother will be okay and won’t pass away. My mom is in the er with her because yours truly was too afraid to go. I am praying for strength, hope, faith and love in dealing with this matter. Much love to all of you, and if you believe in prayers could you please do us a favor and keep us all in them.

Lucy waiting by the neighbors fence a couple weeks ago

Lucy waiting by the neighbors fence a couple weeks ago