A Walk in Gethsemane Cemetery . . .

Yesterday,  I took a walk in our local little cemetery that's located in Rockland Lake State Park.  It is so peaceful there and it was such a beautiful day.  It's just so nice to be outside with the sun shining down upon you after being in the house so much this winter.  I know that soon it will be very warm and I will be trying my best to avoid the sun but, for now, I'm enjoying it. 

The trees have really taken a beating these last few years.  Hurricane Sandy took so many of them down and then this winter did a number on them as well.

A lot of the wooded areas look like such jumbled messes.  These toppled trees are located just above where the cemetery is.  I like to drive up there to look for deer.  A mama and her yearling were there enjoying some grass.  Sometimes they'll be a whole group of them and if you have food for them they will come right over to the car.  My son had one eat a McDonald's french fry right out of his hand!!

Little brat stuck his tongue out at me!!!  : )

 I also saw a few wild turkeys running around one of the golf courses.  They've really made a come back over the years.  It was a rare occurrence to see them even as little as five years ago. 

We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of New York state.  It definitely makes for great photo taking!!!  : )

Many blessings for a wonderful day ~ Wendy


Spring has Re-Sprung . . .

The heat has been off again for two days and nights.  The beautiful spring air is coming thru the windows once again.  The birds have been going crazy doing the things that birds (and bees apparently) do best this time of the year.  : )

If I could've bottled up yesterday's weather, I would be making a fortune in sales!!  One of the most beautiful days I can remember.  My husband calls days like that "San Diego weather."  He lived there for a few years when he was in the Navy and says they have the most incredible weather almost every day of the year. 

Megan's BFF Cybele giving her a ride on the tricycle.

It's also been perfect bike riding weather.  Jim and Megan have been biking and I swear I'm going to join them.  I have a beautiful bike that was given to me as a gift and I truly want to ride it.  I haven't ridden a bike in probably 30 years so I'm a little hesitant.  I think I might have to wait until it's dark outside and then ride around the block a couple of times when nobody is looking.  : ) 

I told Jim we need to teach Megan how to give a Queen's wave as she travels around in her little bike-drawn carriage.  : )
Even Mr. Bigglesworth was enjoying the beautiful day from atop our garbage can!!  

The kids are back to school after their spring break this past week and Megan is at daycare after a week off and this Mama is seriously enjoying the quiet in the house.  I went for a walk this morning and now I'm about to make myself some lunch.  It's my first official day to myself since quitting my job full time.  I've decided to stay on with American Greetings as a helper when needed and will be working tomorrow to help out the woman that replaced me.  Out with Easter cards and in with Mothers' Day/Graduation/Communion/Confirmation cards.  But, for now, I'm enjoying the sound of silence.  Indeed I am.  : )

Many blessings for a happy Tuesday ~ Wendy


This Moment . . .

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A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Megan and her BFF's.

Many blessings for a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy


A Busy Day . . .

After a day of being stuck inside due to pouring rain and wind, we were happy to jump into the car and take a road trip to my Mom's little cottage in the woods to help her celebrate her birthday.  It was a chilly but gorgeous day, filled with lots of sunshine and blue skies!!

The kids are off from school for spring break this week and our "adopted" son, Jakhai (our Fresh Air Fund child who has been a part of our lives for almost 4 years now!!!  So hard to believe!!!) is staying with us for the week.  Brendan and Jakhai are joined at the hip when they're together.  It truly is a beautiful thing to see.

The Universe works in the most incredible of ways and it certainly worked its' magic the day our family was introduced to Jakhai's family.  Amazing Grace at its' finest!!!  : )

Many blessings for a Thursday filled with Amazing Grace ~ Wendy


And We're Back On Again!! . . .

The heat is on again.  As are the coats.  The house was 59 degrees this morning.  We woke to a dusting of snow and 30 degree temperatures.

My neighbor's roof.

The beloved sandbox has been covered once again.  : (

I think Buddha's struggling to find his center, at this point.  : )

I think I even saw my daffodils shivering a little bit.  : ) 
Oh well.  This is how spring in New York goes sometimes.  We'll be complaining about hazy, hot and humid in no time.  That's pretty much a guarantee!!!

Many blessings for a beautiful Wednesday ~ Wendy


And We're Off . . .

The heat is off.  The coats are off . . .

The cover to the beloved sandbox is off . . .

The shoes are off . . .

I just couldn't resist!!!  : )

. . .  and all is right in this soon-to-be-four year old's world!!  

Many blessings for a beautiful Monday ~ Wendy


This Moment . . .

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Playground weather is finally here!!!!  : )

Many blessings for a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy