Thursday, September 3, 2015

My 6,000 Mile Road Trip - Part 1


Road trips........That wonderful feeling of packing up the car and hitting the open road.
Driving away from your home, your town, your state. Leaving behind the routine of daily living and heading for unknown adventures.

May 21st I did just that. I headed for South Dakota to pick up DJ's mom and dad. 
Our destination was Okaloosa Island, Florida to visit Ben and be there for his graduation.
 I have a huge dislike for flying and I had the time so I decided a 6,000 mile road trip was a much better idea! 
My in laws were more than happy to join me, even though they don't mind flying.
 I'm so glad they did! We had a wonderful time.
 I will always look back fondly on that time with them :)

Wyoming - on my way to South Dakota

This church caught my eye as I was traveling through miles of prairie land. Yes, I had to stop and explore a little bit :)

Simple but beautiful. I am sad to say that when DJ and I went to South Dakota two weeks ago this church was completely burnt to the ground. That sweet little tree is now a black pole against the blue sky. St. Basil's Church was on the National Register of Historic places. Local families had restored it and took care of it for many years.

Pretty day on the prairie.

So many stories inside those walls.

I'm thankful for all the farmers who work so hard.

Part 2 coming soon :)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello :)

There is a gentle but steady rain this morning.
 The air has a coolness to it that reminds me of an early autumn day.

I've been studying through Psalm 119 this summer. 176 verses repeating the theme that God's Word is truth, more powerful than any law on earth, able to keep us from going astray if we take time to study and know His ways.

I encourage you to spend time with God today. Search His Word. It is Truth and Life to all who seek Him.

I am going through pictures that go clear back to April!
I have quite a few blog posts to do from those pictures :) A two week trip to Oregon (including 2 days at the beach with my younger sister :) , a three week road trip to Florida with my wonderful mother and father in law ( we had such a good time :), outings up in the mountains, and so on.

So, I will be back soon to share some adventures with you!

"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."
~Psalm 119:105

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Walk Under Beautiful Blue Skies

 We've had such a mild winter so far. Our highs have been in the 50's and low 60's quite a bit in the past month. This past weekend we took the dogs up to Pineview Reservoir and let them run on the beach. 
They were so happy! 
There is still a layer of ice on much of the water but that didn't keep the boys from running in the water :)


Koda, DJ and Max ~ The ice was such a pretty blue.


The boys running in a little swirl of fog.

It's very shallow where Koda is walking on the ice.

The sky was so blue and it was 60* ~ we wore tshirts. Not your average Utah February weather!


 More wisps of fog.

Reflection of trees.

My best friend :) I admire him so very much!

We also took the boys up to Old Snowbasin Rd. and walked a few miles. They love getting out in nature as much as we do!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekend Get Away with my Girls

I had the opportunity this week to spend a couple of nights away with my girls.
We stayed up at Brighton ~ a charming ski resort area. Many of the buildings have a European flair which adds to the atmosphere in a wonderful way! 

The Manor which was next to us.

The parking lot our second night. Not a lot of snow yet.

I love the blue door and shutters.

Blue and pink.

Grooming the slopes.

We took a walk around Brighton loop ~ I love all the unique homes and colors.

My girls ~ I love spending time with them :)

Some of the homes had enclosed stairs leading from the garage to the house. Brilliant!

Even in the white of winter color and texture can be found.

I wanted to peek in the building in the background. I like the bluish green door :)

The road leading in and out of Brighton.

Hot pink

Relaxed ~ watching movies.

I love winter ~ watching it snow is always an amazing thing to me. Each snowflake is different.

The roof of our Studio.

The Studio we stayed in ~ it was perfect.

Outside our Studio.

Our last morning there we woke up to 10" of fresh powder!

The manager clearing the parking lot.
I took this picture for Ben :) I know he's excited to be home for Christmas and to go snowboarding! I can't wait for him to be home either!!  


This was our third year of doing a mother daughter weekend. I'm so proud of the young women my girls have become. I love our time together and I'm grateful to God for putting them both in my life!