Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beautiful Arizona Desert

Recently we made a quick weekend trip to attend a wedding just outside Tucson, Arizona. There are so many great pictures I decided to share them in little album sections (click on the slideshow to view the pictures).

The following album pictures were taken around the resort where the wedding was held, The Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain. There were beautiful saguaro cactus all around the property, ancient petroglyphs dating back to 300 BC and beautiful views from the resort patio. The gorgeous sunset pictures were captured from a moving bus.

We had time on Saturday morning to visit the Sonoran Desert Museum. While on the road to the museum we saw a hot air balloon in the distance and as we got closer we saw it landing in a field. What a beautiful sight!


The museum was awesome. They offer great information on the land, plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert region. Volunteers were plentiful and provided a wealth of information on the plant and live animal exhibits.

Jessa and Damon’s wedding took place on one of the picturesque lawns of the resort. The ceremony was sprinkled with several personal touches which included a hupa that Jessa’s father built. Damon’s Uncle Charles performed the wedding and it was so touching and heart-warming. It was also lovely to spend the wedding weekend with extended family, especially those we haven’t seen in a while. Enjoy this little glimpse into the lovely day!

On our final day I took another little walk around the property and discovered some beautiful lime trees, a roadrunner and a Jessa’s family talking down the hupa.

What a lovely weekend! I look forward to future visits to Tucson! Now I want to end with perhaps one of my favorite pictures from the trip. My sweet husband took this with his point and shoot. I just love it!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Hands of Love

The spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly. ~anonymous

When I look at this photo of their hands, I see so much love. Her soft hands that wipe away her little one’s tears. His strong hands that get dirty and stained as he provides for his family. Their hands, folded into each others, together, speaks volumes of their love.

I also love how she is looking at him, smiling ever so slightly. And him? He looks as though he is feeling the warmth of the sun on his face and the warmth of her hand in his.


The weekly challenge at iheartfaces this week is Raise Your Hands. Take a moment or two and visit iheartfaces to see some fabulous photographs and read some great stories about hands.


Friday, October 7, 2011

And There Was Light

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-4

The light is good. The light is beautiful. Constantly changing. It casts a magical glow on each and everything around it, especially in the early morning hours and during that last little bit of daylight. Have you seen it? Go look. Really look.

Look in the crook of the tree. Move the leaves and watch them dance in the sunlight. Hold up the pinecone in the glowing sun as it is setting. Take a minute and slow down. Breath. See the light of our beautiful earth.



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

McDonald’s Farm

Took a little trip to Old McDonald’s Farm in Sale Creek. It was awesome! Baby goats, hay ride, pumpkin patch, beautiful scenery and a crisp fall day. Happy Pumpkin Month!




























Sunday, October 2, 2011

Seven Years Ago . . . Today

October 2, 2004 went on record as the hottest day of the month. Leaves were just starting to leak a bit of color and a few trees were beginning their shedding process. Some friends and family traveled from far away. Others only a short distance. But all gathered together in the Little Brown Church to witness a blessed event.

On this day, seven years ago, I married

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Oh yes, he is the LOVE of my life! I am truly blessed to have this beautiful face to wake up to.

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He usually gives in to me when I want to take a little picture or two of him. Thank you my sweet love!
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Just look at that face! Who would NOT want to take a sweet photograph of him.

What’s not to love? He deeply loves his family. All of them! Thank you my sweet love!




He makes me smile, he makes me laugh, he makes me utterly happy and most of all I know he loves me.

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He’s not afraid to be a lot little goofy, even when it comes to scarf dancing in Kindermusik with a bunch of little kiddos! Or trying is graceful hand at disc golf. He’s pretty good at these new adventures!








He would even risk death to allow me a photograph opportunity!





He loves her with all his heart and that makes me love him more!


I love him for who he is. He doesn’t try to be anything or anyone else. He is original and one-of-a-kind. I wouldn’t have it or him any other way. I love his enthusiasm for nature and the world around us.







Judy Garland once said this about love, For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. He is my heart and soul.

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I don’t have any eloquent words to sum all of this up. Just this:

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A.A. Milne once wrote,
“How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet
"You don't spell feel it." - Pooh”
I love you my sweet Bob with all my heart and soul! Thank you for loving me.