Monday, April 16, 2018

Sharing a Nautical themed card and Florida memories

Hey everyone!
Hope you have all been doing well. We had an amazing time with family in Florida! A-maz-ing!!
I was wanting to post some photos to share in this blog post so I started going through photos on my camera and my phone.  Ugh.... it made me miss everyone and want to get on a plane and head back!

I will probably drown you in photos below... so if you are here for the creative stuff, I'll share that first. After that ... beware! lol
The first thing I created after getting home was this Thank you card.  Fancy Pants Designs has some great nautical themed lines.  Which is what I used for this card.  It seemed only fitting since I was sending it to my Florida family to thank them for such a wonderful time.


It was so hard to narrow down photos I wanted to share :(
Brace yourself for photos of my with windblown hair and no make up ( well, it was vacation right?) lol.  I'm never fond of posting photos of myself, but it' just me.. who I am. And in these photos there was no forced smile. I smiled the entire time I was there!
In the photo below.... my heart was full!
These time with them were precious.


Below is my sis Sharon and her great grandson Carter.
We spent a lot of time out on the dock. Chatting, fishing... just enjoying.  Below is my niece Dawn with the Grandbaby. ( We even got to be there for Anastasia's first Birthday).

So many great times!


Oh yes, lots of time in the pool too.




And time in the boat.


I was so glad Wes was able to come with me. I was nervous traveling with my foot problem.  He was a great help to me.. and he loved getting to be with the family as much as I did.
Weston and his Aunt Sharon.

We went to the beach on this beautiful day.  I really wanted to go but was nervous about how painful walking on the sand might be. ( uneven surfaces are hardest).  It was much better than I thought it would be, so I was really thankful for that. I even got my feet in.  Woo Hoo!
 Wes was in the water for hours. He was loving every minute!

Proof my poor swollen foot made it


When the Florida family comes to NE, there are so many of us that want to visit with them, so there is not a lot of one on one time.  Here, we got to spend time time together. I got to play with the kids, paint Arias toe nails, give the baby a bottle and rock her, lay on my sis's bed and chat with her before bed.....   all the good stuff!


Oh yes... and we had dogs!! Who could ask for more!  Meet Becca's dog Harley and my sis's dog Roxy.  They are going for a ride in Harley's doggy stroller :)
 
They had this new home built since I was there a few years ago.  It's SO beautiful!  After my brother in law passed, my sis sold her home and now has her own suite here with Dawn and Gary ( my niece and her husband). It's so great that she is right there with them. She gets to spend time with the kids and grand-kids often. It's the perfect situation.


Everything about our time there was fantastic. I we laughed a lot! The memories we made that week will be ones we will cherish forever
  Family, great food, perfect weather and dogs to play with.. who could ask for more. 


It's always hard to say goodbye. But.... before you know it, it's time to head home.

And guess what we came home too?

You guessed it ......
                          snow

Thankful for the time we had with Sharon, Dawn, Gary, Becca, Harley, Christine, Riley, Carter, Aria, Anastasia, Kathy and David and Roxy!!!


                                                                                                      Ode to ol Triple Fin



Thanks for letting me share and for stopping by. If you made it this far... thanks for getting thru my   photo overload! lol

Vicki

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Birthday cards.. and some Easter fun

Hey friends!  Happy Easter!  We had a wonderful day with family today, and now we are home relaxing.  I was thinking it's probably a good time to finish up this blog post I started days ago.  Crazy how easily I can get side tracked. lol
I actually  had some Easter projects to share, but today when I charged my camera battery before heading to Easter, I also cleared it, thinking I had only "OLD" photos on it that I had already imported to my computer.  Wrong :(   On it were my Easter projects.  They were little Easter decor pieces  I had make for the girls group and Easter tags for our adult kids Easter baskets.  Well, at this point all the projects have been delivered and are no longer with me.... so , I guess that's not what I'm sharing in this post. lol    Instead I'm sharing some Birthday Cards.  March is a big Birthday month for our family.


I love this Jillibean Soup Collection.  It's so fun.





This week we had Wes and Amy here for dinner for Amy Birthday. It's fun to have girls around.. they are much more fun when it comes to things like birthday parties. lol   The boys never liked me to make a big deal out of it ... but Amy is giddy about it. I love that.


I always have to share a few photos from Easter.  It was a great day with the family and so fun to watch the kids hunt for eggs.

Check out these handsome guys :)


We were lucky enough to have my niece from CA and her little boy here for Easter.  This is sis Jan's little Grandson.


It was a chilly day, but they kids were able to still be outside enough for an egg hunt and some bubbles.
If this photo doesn't scream excitement.. I don't that what does. lol

I once again got caught up in things and didn't take all the photos I should have, but I guess there is something to be said for enjoying the moment also. I am trying to find a happy medium were I get some photos but also don't get so caught up in getting the photos that I'm "missing the moments".   Not sure that makes sense, but I've noticed that there are times I just need to lived in the moment and enjoy.


It seems like it wasn't that long ago that it was our kids doing this. Time goes by so fast.
I get such a kick out of watching the kids.  They all have their own unique personalities.


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter also!

I'm not sure if  I'll be blogging again this week or not. Friday I'm heading to Florida to see my sis and the rest of my Florida family,  for a few days. I'm really looking forward to it. Dan will be holding down the fort here with the dogs ( with some doggie help on the days he works,. thanks to Gabby and Andrew).
I am counting down the days.... until .. family and sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by as always!

Vicki