8.15.2014

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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Trevor's 18th birthday.

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


 

8.10.2014

Some Favorite Summer Moments and a Sunday Saying . . .

We've been spending the last couple of weeks with family and friends on mini vacations and day trips.  Once again, July has flown by and we're already rapidly approaching the middle days of August.  In the blink of an eye, the summer of 2014 will be another distant memory. 


A day trip to Point Pleasant, NJ.
Lake George, NY with Jakhai and my friend Saskia's son, Malcolm. 
A picnic in the park with Jakhai's family.
Building sand castles in Lake George, NY.
A beach selfie with my honey.
A selfie with Daddy at Bear Mountain State Park.
These two bff's spent another July together.  Makes my  heart sing!!!!!  : )
The boys of summer on the Hudson River.
A tubbie for two with Megan and Cybele.

I have lots of other photos that I've taken this summer that I look forward to sharing.  This blog is such a special place that I've truly come to love.  Thanks so much to all of you that choose to visit me.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and all of your wonderful blogs as well.  As often as I can, I love to sit and catch a glimpse of your lives.  I have made friends with people all over the world because of "blog land."  I share in your happy times and your sad times, as well.  You've all inspired me to take better photos, be a better parent and try new things.  As I watch all of the horrible things that are going on in this world right now, your blogs are all a breath of fresh air to me and I feel the need to say this.  Thank you and Namaste.  xo


Many blessings for a beautiful Sunday and a wonderful week ahead ~ Wendy


8.01.2014

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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Our first day in Lake George, NY.


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



7.26.2014

A Day at the Beach . . .

On Wednesday, we packed up our pails and shovels, sunblock and beach towels and headed to Point Pleasant, New Jersey for the day.  As the school year was ending, I made a bit of a mental  "Bucket List" of all the things I wanted to do this summer of 2014.  I can now cross off "spend a day at the beach."  I know it probably doesn't sound like much but between all of the other activities around here and that pesky thing called "my husband's job" : )  finding the time can be a bit difficult.  With Jim currently on his eight days off  (he works 5 weeks of swing shift and then has 8 straight days off) and the weatherman saying the three dreaded "H" words ~ hazy, hot and humid ~ and nothing else on the calendar, we knew it would be a perfect beach day.   

 









My honey.


Another summer with our "adopted" son, Jakhai.  Words cannot express how much we love this beautiful young man and his family!!!  : )


Today, we're headed to Manhattan to spend the day with Jakhai's family and friends for a huge birthday celebration.  I'm so looking forward to this day of making lots of new friends and, of course, taking lots of photos.  Next week, we're off to Lake George for a few days with friends and the following week we'll be back at the beach for another couple of days.  Way too soon, this summer will be a distant memory so I'm going to make it a point to live in each moment and enjoy them.  AND I'm choosing to ignore those back-to-school commercials they're already starting to show on television!!!!!! YUCK!!!!  : )


Many blessings for a beautiful Saturday ~ Wendy


7.19.2014

Sweet Summer Memories . . .

As summers usually go, this one is just flying by at a very rapid pace.  I've been spending a lot of time in my car, it seems.  Every morning and every afternoon I drive Trevor to and from his summer job working as a lifeguard at a local day camp.  I don't mind usually.  It gets me up and out and we have great conversations during our drive.  He and I have always had a close relationship and it's been so wonderful that it's survived the teen years.  : )  It's so hard to believe he's going to be eighteen in a few weeks.  My little red-headed baby is turning into a man right before my eyes. So bittersweet!!

Trevor in 2006.
 We've been blessed with cooler temperatures as the sun goes down and the other night I was entertained by Megan with a beautiful dance routine on the driveway.  Give a little girl a pretty blue ribbon and she's instantly transformed into a ballerina in some far off magical land!!  : )







Then Mr. Bigglesworth decided he wanted to get in on the routine and for the next ten minutes he and Megan ran around the front yard as he dove on the ribbon.  Needless to say, there was lots of giggling to be heard!!



It was a wonderful end to the day and my girl was plum tuckered!!  So many sweet summer memories!!  : )


Many blessings for a beautiful Saturday and a wonderful weekend ~ Wendy





7.13.2014

Sunday Sayings . . .



This is where my mind is today. I believe these "pearls of wisdom" come as you need them. : )


Many blessings for a beautiful Sunday and a wonderful week ahead ~ Wendy