When I was going through a few folders on my desktop I ran into these photos from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and my mind started to wander. The beach... one of my best friends. Why do we live so far apart!? Probably cuz I would never get anything done if I lived close by. Warm ocean water, smooth, soft sand, seashells galore... God did an amazing job!
Jill has recently started a blog that is quickly becoming popular. Not surprising with all the passion and creativity behind it. She's started featuring other artists on Mondays as well. I was so lucky and honored to be featured yesterday! You can check out the post HERE if your interested.
♥ Thank you Jill... for the feature and being such a good friend! ♥
When she was done, she was saying, "again! again!" She didn't even care that she got a medal! :) Looking forward to next year!
Then it was daddy's turn to run.
He did amazing like always and had his fastest time yet of less than 40 min.! It was a beautiful evening.
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I think Kaelyn was pretty happy to have me home too. I certainly missed her hugs, smiles and humor!
My strawberry patch even seemed to welcome me! I had so many I was able to give bag fulls away.
In other news, Kaelyn has had a little more energy today. The living room looks as if a tornado has gone through. :) She still has a difficult time getting any words out and is coughing with a temp that continues to vary, but I was happy to see her off the couch for a while. This upper respiratory junk has made for a pretty quite house... I'm ready to hear her sweet voice again!
Have a great weekend!
[Health update for those who have been wondering: After two phone calls I finally got someone to find information for me. Have to go back for another test, scan then treatment options with possible treatment next week.]
When I snapped the picture of the sketch the background had a yellowish tannish tint and I ended up really liking the unexpected color. I also didn't plan that when I colored it digitally that it would look like I painted it! Thought it gave a bit of a vintage feel.
I threw the word "live" on the design for my blog banner cuz I love to add in a meaning when I can. Just how I work. So here is my reasoning... I'll start with a couple quotes:
"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities." --James Allen
"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." --Henry David Thoreau
I've heard many people wishing they were doing something else with their life over the years but not doing anything to make their wishes/dreams a reality. So I chose the word "live" to inspire and remind me to LIVE for today and work on making my dreams reality! There is no gain for those who don't even try to live out their dreams. Live life to the fullest!
I don't have an original picture of this little bathroom upstairs. Imagine old wall paper on the walls including the ceiling. As soon as we got the house, I went through all the rooms ripping out carpet and wall paper. Little did I know wall paper was covering a ton of cracks. When I was pulling it off the ceiling a good part of the plaster came down on my head!!! Lovely! So I knocked the rest of it out and asked my sweet husband to please put sheetrock in. Currently everything has been taped and has a couple layers of mud. (I am not a fan of sanding that stuff but kept pushing forward. I had to keep telling myself, this is the last room... get it done!) Hubby knocked out the vanity for me last night so I need to get to cleaning up the mess and then start painting. I can't wait to get that ugly plastic door out of this house! I'll be sure to share more before and after pics when the room is complete.
So much to do! Better get moving!
I hope you had a great Memorial Weekend!