Friday, June 29, 2012

Flash Back Friday 259

This is a video I made of photos from our years at the OBX, 2004 to 2011 with music.  I'm going to update it eventually with this years pix, but for now, take a look!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Love Thursday

The sisters and the Queen Mother...

And of course, the whole fam...

John & me.

For the complete set, click here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Surfing USA

The surf was good at the OBX, a bit rough some time!  Andrea took the opportunity to rent a surfboard and hit the waves.







She had a good audience, too!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

OBX time

We went to the Outer Banks, North Carolina for our 9th and final time last week.  Edward and Maria couldn't go again and since it is getting more difficult for the older kids to go, we decided to maybe try something else next year.  The group was looking especially photogenic this year and we got some good ones!



Fun times.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Oh Little Flowers


We came home from our week in North Carolina to a very brown hanging plant of these little flowers.  The others did okay, but these didn't quite make it in the 90 plus degree heat.

“People give flowers as present because flowers contain true meaning of love. Anyone who tries to posses a flower will have to watch its beauty fading. But if you simply look at a flower in the field, you'll keep it forever.” ― Paulo CoelhoBrida

Monday, June 18, 2012

The National Cathedral

Yesterday, we went to church at the National Cathedral in Washington DC and I took some pix with my phone.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flash Back Friday

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OBX, 2004

We are leaving today for the 9th and final year at the Outer Banks, North Carolina!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Love Thursday

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I loved how the girls sat down with their pizza Friday and all bowed their heads together without saying anything!  God is good.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Purple Trumpets


 “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” Henry Miller

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photo Finish

I took pictures this past Saturday for the Brian Diemer 5K Amerikam race which I wrote about last year.  There were over 1600 runners in the 5K and John placed 205th.  But, seeing so many runners and needing to focus on getting good shots (I took about 800 total during the morning festivities), I missed getting a pic of him. Here are a couple of my faves...

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Always love the start of the race!

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My little neighbor in the 1 mile Fun Run... most likely a future track star!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Looking Back

Wedding, June 11, 1988

Taken last summer in Rocky Mountain National Park

John & I are celebrating 24 years today with a gift card to Chili's that he won from his Speedy Rewards gas staton points!  So, so fun.  Life is good!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Love Thursday


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"Never lose an opportunity
 of seeing anything beautiful,
 for beauty is God's handwriting."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Run Eddie, Run...

Well, I thought that once Edward graduated and moved over to Germany for the summer, I would be done with the running posts.  Not so.  He ran in the Mittel-Rhein 10K this past weekend and we found some great photos of him online!

It made me happy to see them cheer him on!

Coming down the homestretch...

Just about to cross the finish line...

After the race...

Well, his final time was 36 min 46 sec for  the 10K.

Here's a video of his finish, good for 5th place overall!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


Sunny day
hanging basket taken with iPhone...

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.
--John Muir

Monday, June 04, 2012

A New Beginning

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So last week one day, my friend Cathy asked me if I could come over to take some graduation pix before the ceremony.  This was for Ben, her oldest son and she thought it might be a difficult time.  Her parents were in town from Texas so it was a good time to meet her dad for the first time.

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When it was time for Ben to leave for the ceremony, I made sure to get it all!
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