Friday, May 6, 2022

Week 17

We're already into May?! 
I forgot to share in my last post that My Dr. CynCyn is engaged! We couldn't be happier for her and Daniel and we are all looking forward to the big day.
It was recovery week around here. EVERYONE was tired from our camping trip, but the Warriors making it to the second round of the NBA playoffs helped Hubs and me make it through. 



One of my Dahlia plants is making a comeback, again.



These rose bushes around the corner from my son's house are amazing.



I've been wanting to get the grandkids in here for a photoshoot.
Paisley has other ideas.



The single wild Sunflower in one of my succulent pots 
bloomed while we were gone last week.



It was a rollercoaster morning with someone who got hangry.
Thankfully, he comes out of it and we get these moments. 



Messy, blurry, and messy face, but so darn cute!



That look. It's serious business, making burritos.



These two played 'restaurant' after we just left one. 
They requested french toast.



Hubs and Son, talking about their future work venture.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Week 16

What a fun trip! We took our new trailer camping, finally. We joined our son, his family, and almost forty of his friends in the Mendocino National Forest for his 30th birthday. Lots of dirt bikes, travel trailers, little kids, big kids, rain, sunshine, HUGE campfires, food, adult beverages, five dogs, a baby goat, a fox, and FUN. I have a gazillion more photos to sort, edit, and get into an album or gallery. I'll try to remember to update here with a link when it's done. 



Yep, we drove towards the rain clouds.



This was spectacular! And then...



...on the other side of the road, ELK! grazing in the rain.



Headed up into the rain clouds. It was so beautiful though!



One view of our group campsite. We woke up to snow, thankfully higher up in the hills.



Jesse and Paisley, cruising the campsite.



Birthday morning ride.



Bri and Paisley's turn.



Playing in the water in her snow clothes and living her best life.



Logan waiting not so patiently to ride.



The guys ride. Paisley wanted to go too.



Packing it all up to go home. Logan was "helping."



Happy 30th Birthday, Jesse!







Thursday, April 28, 2022

Week 15

Mid-April things. 



Miss Paisley looking smushy, warm, and adorable, 
as usual, after a two-hour nap.



A wild sunflower bud in the cactus plant.



We built a castle. Paisley thinks it's a ride.



This girl loves Shrek.



My first digital abstract painting in Procreate



Sally's roses after a Saturday morning rainshower



Reaching for the sun.



My favorite colors.



Can't open the garage door but it fits in the driveway.
Almost ready for our first camping trip of the season. 



Logan playing bus driver on Easter.




 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Week 14

Yay, I'm caught up...for a minute. 

Lots of things going on, got lots of things done, and still have lots to do. 

Spent the week in Arizona, hanging out with my Mom. She's had a rough year and Sister and I are trying to help where we can. It is actually very healing for all of us. 

Life is a trip.




PHX final approach.
A 178 mph race between SWA and AA.



Mom's cat Goofy. She is the sweetest.


Turns out Kombucha makes a tasty mixer.



Always trying to look up.



Getting some morning Vitamin D while enjoying the quiet of Mom's backyard.



Friday night food prep sesh for Mom.



Headed back to PHX from Chino Valley.
I always have to stop at this rest stop, just for the view.



Sunrise shadows.



This is a kid's plate and this kid ate it all. 



A Bewick's Wren waiting for the babies in there to fledge.







Week 13

"March is the month of expectation." 

~ Emily Dickinson


Well, I certainly didn't expect March to end like it did. 

And then, we're almost at the end of week 15 and here I am, almost two weeks behind. I'm still shooting, of course, yet don't have much time to edit or share.  

Just keep swimming.

 


I like to look behind me when I'm shooting sunsets, or sunrises.



Snacks and art time with these babes.



Miss Cleo is ready for her annual check-up. She's super healthy for 18.



Rainbow sprinkles from the crystal hanging in my window. 
This always brings me joy.



This girl's expressions and those eyebrows are priceless.



Messy face and he's still so handsome.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Week 12

Week 12 wasn't super busy but the week I'm currently typing this and posting in has been a doozy. All is well, it is what it is, which is LIFE. Week 13 will probably be late too. It IS my blog, that no one is seeing anyway so, no worries. Onward.



Another bike-ride-selfie



African Daisy's springing up everywhere.



Looking up into the new growth canopy of trees.



His crazy fun racetrack.



Buy yourself orchids. This has lasted much longer than cut flowers.



Good morning beautiful!



A Barn Swallow - taken with my iPhone.



Everything is green right now and I love it. 
This is my husbands' collection of bird feeders.