These beautiful flowers are a tribute to my Mom who passed away 9 years ago today. She is always with us as her spirit was bright and so happy. We miss you everyday!
My creation

1. Rocio de amanecer, 2. make a wish !!!, 3. hyacinthus orientaris, 4. the wings of desire


Happy Birthday, Jeremy

Jeremy Hawaaii
Sending you lots of love and wishing you happiness for all of your days!!
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Kahlil Gibran


Ipod touch

This little baby was my gift from Jim, and what a small wonder this is..Now I have everything
at my fingertips.


Images of Vancouver

Star Princess
The Star princess just about to leave for the last Alaska Cruise out of Vancouver and her reflection in the new Trade and Convention Centre.
Frosso and Layne in Vancouver
The rain drop at the Convention Centre...and 2 playful friends!!
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
Emily Kimbrough


Vancouver continued.....

My kidlets...Jeremy and Julie..

For me it never gets any better than this...the kids having the patience for another photo!!
Aren't they adorable? I thnik so too!!!
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
~Joseph Addison

Images in the Mirror

I took this photo while looking at a really large mirror and I love how, Frosso, myself and Layne look together after all these years as dear friends.

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.

Maxim Gorky

The cutest Frosso

Frosso being her cute and funny self.
Below: The lovely and elegant Layne.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Elegant Layne


Lunch @ Bridges..

Lunch @ Bridges..
Back home after a fun trip to Vancouver seeing Jeremy and Julie and getting together with my gang...Here we are having lunch @ Bridges. Shannon and Shirley were both able to join us and we had a lovely afternooon at False Creek!!


Taking a chance!!!

Found these wonderful taking a chance!
Heading out to Vancouver to see Jeremy andJulie and some of my gal pals!!!
Jimmy and Cookie will be batching it all alone until Wednesday.
Don't feel too bad for them...they have McDonald's and Tim Horton's really close!
And I am only a phone call away!!



For our birthdays, we treated each other to Pedicures...Cindy's feet are the top ones and mine are below.
I got this note from Cindy yesterday...I wanted to remember the colors we choose.
"I wrote down the names of our polish colors and you mentioned that you wanted to post the photo....Yours was called Conquistadorable and mine was Manicurist of Seville. Too funny." .


A few of our finds...

embroidered panel
We found 2 of these hand stitched panels in great condition just ready to be used in a project.
The box is a game with all kinds of single letters and the bling on top was found on the way to Enderby and Kelowna...
It is always so much fun to go with Cindy, she has eyes of a hawk and can spot bling a mile away...
Thanks Cindy for the great weekend and sending on those photos!


60th Birthday

Dagmar @ Farmers market
Fun @ the farmer's Market with Cindy
Cindy in Armstrong
Shopping in Armstrong and Enderby..
Dagmar and Jim @ The Blind Angler
Having a great dinner shared with Cindy, Jim and I @ the Blind Angler in Peachland...What a wonderful birthday...
Thanks to all of my family and friends that called, emailed, texted and meant so much to me.


Cindy is here!!!

Cindy & I @ Quil's Gate
Lunch @ Old Vines Restaurant at Quail's Gate Winery. The pours are only 2 ounces in our wine.
Cindy's cake that she made for me
The wonderful cake that Cindy made and was so yummy!!!
The 2 of us


Birthday Month

birthday bouquet from Christa
This beautiful bouquet arrived yesterday from Christa to celebrate my 60th birthday on Sunday. They smell so good and look great on the dining room table...thank you so much Christa. I still get some cards in the mail.
Jim says that I lay claim to the whole month of September as my birthday month, and that would be right..
Today would of been my Mother's 85 thoughts are always with her in September.
Jeremy's birthday is coming up as well in September and various other family and friends...It is a good month to be born in...
Cindy has already left Nelson to come for the weekend....we have 3 full days planned ahead...more photos will come...
You're not 60, you're 30 with 30 years experience.
Author Unknown


Their New Home!!!

Heinz & Marlene's new rig
This is my brother Heinz and Marlene's new rig and wheels!!! We haven't seen it in person yet, but it looks awesome. They sold their home and as Marlene retires as an ICU/EMG nurse this December, they are heading for a long deserved holiday.
Congratulations on your Rig and Home!!
I know you are dreaming and counting down the days until you leave!
A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.
Lemony Snicket


Raspberry Jam...

I got this message from Cindy yesterday. Look at this wonderful jam that she is bringng down for us when she comes here on Friday!!!
Looking so forward to her visit and all the fun we will have going shopping.... Only 2 more sleeps!!!
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.


All kinds of Canoes...

Fall project...

potting shed  m/s
A vintage wooden cupboard provides handsome storage for gardening supplies. Perched on the front porch, it serves as a way station between house and garden. You can step out the door, slip into your gardening shoes, and head off with tools in hand. On your way back in, kick off the shoes, and stash them and the tools without tracking soil inside. Make room in the cupboard for houseplant and cut-flower supplies, too; won't it be good to get them out from beneath the sink? Look for a spacious old cupboard at a flea market or junk shop, and fill it with pots, bulbs and seeds, a hose, and other gardening essentials. Wooden boxes customize the space: One holds bags of fertilizer and potting soil, the other holds tools. Paint unfinished boxes with semi- or high-gloss paint.
From: Martha Stewart Organizing Tip


From Caroline...

wolf painting caroline
Caroline just sold this Wolf painting at a gallery in Invermere...It is painted on a peice of slate rock.
beebalm caroline
sunflower caroline
From Caroline's garden...what a visual treat!!
Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Margaret Mead


Paint by number...

paint by number
Cindy found this paint by number for her 'spiffy outhouse" down by the beach, and I sent her my version in a new frame!!! It will definately add a bit of splash to the decor!



At the lake in the am
Good early morning to you!!!
Had a great 2 days visiting with Harvey and Annmarie at their log home in Nelson.
My sister Ev and her husband Richard who built this fantastic home for Harvey and Annmarie came over to visit as well.
A great time was had by us all.
Got to see Shannon, and Cindy (how cute does she look?) for a quick visit before we got home today...
cindy 1
If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.


Happy September 1st

No camping
Feeding the ducks
These are wild ducks that live close to the beach where Jim and I had a picnic in Summerland on Sunday...I fed them some of Cookie's dog food and they eat right out of my hand...They probably spend every night on this beach, but obviously couldn't read the sign.