Friday, August 27, 2010

Vignette Fridays!

I am participating in Vignette Fridays over at Color Outside the Lines.

I decided to share one of my old favorites with everyone.

Remember this?
 If you've never seen this before, you can read more about it HERE.

That's all folks!

See you soon....

Thursday, August 12, 2010


A few posts back I showed you this:
I told you I would tell you more about it later.

Today is the day.

I have many collections. (no, I'm not a hoarder)

This little cabinet holds one of my favorites.
It is filled with miniatures from all over the world. 
(among other precious treasures - like that picture at the top of my grandparents dancing - love that one)

When I travel I try to find small replicas of famous landmarks - preferably in pewter, but I'm not too picky.

These aren't all from my travels - my children know I love these, so some of my collection is from their own adventures.
Most cities have at least one structure they are known for...

All of these souvenirs are very inexpensive and easy to pack.

If you want, you can double-click on this image to get a better look at these.
 I've even gone to the trouble fun of labeling them for you.
When I was a young girl I had a charm bracelet with charms from my travels.
I've hung it here too.

I know this doesn't look like much, but it is one of my favorites.

When my husband and I were in Rome, we tried to get to the ruins before they closed the gates.

We ran all the way up the hill, huffing and puffing, only to have the guard shut the gate in our faces.

I did the only thing any red-blooded American tourist would do in this situation.

I bent down and picked up a chunk of the path.

The Ugly American strikes again.
What do you collect?

I'd love to know.

Come back soon to see the progress on my new website.....

We're planning a fun contest where you can win a special little something...

...straight from the attic!

Friday, August 6, 2010

welcome home boy....

This will be short but oh, so sweet.

This little guy...
18 months old

7 years old

...became this young man.
receiving a reward for excellance while deployed.

He was sent to Afghanistan to do this...


This was our son's second deployment.

For the second time he left this:

his beautiful wife Aleah
and these:
their adorable children Dresden and Karise (aka: Drez & Reecie)

At our house we fly the USAF flag for the duration of each of Dusty's deployments.

From the minute he leaves until the moment he arrives home.

This was the view from my attic window yesterday....

...and here is my view as of 30 minutes ago.

Welcome home my precious son.

We have missed you.

We are counting our blessings that you have been reunited with your sweet family....

Now get some much earned sleep.

We love you,
Mom & Dad