Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yikes....long time, NO blog!!

Scotland was so fantastic, what can I possible have to blog about that would be as interesting???  Actually, just "taking a break" from my blog.  But, I did this fun scrapbook layout today that I just had to share!!

How cute is this little 3 year old??!!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Everything about Scotland was PERFECT....the people were so friendly and welcoming; the towns (St. Andrews and Edinburgh) were beautiful, and so "walkable;" the weather was incredible---the locals kept telling us that they "usually don't get so many sunny, dry days in a row;" the golf (according to the guys) was amazing; the food and drink was delicious; and, The British Open was the experience of a lifetime! 




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

12 days and counting....

In 2009 we set "July 2013" as the year we wanted to attend The British Open---and take as many family members with us as possible.  Well....it's hard to believe that July 2013 is HERE, and our trip is just days away!

One of the "perks" of having our son, Jon, be a PGA professional is his access to tickets for PGA tour events.  Jim, Jeff and Jon have been able to attend all the majors---The Masters, The Ryder Cup, The Open, etc., and the only major left on their bucket list is The British Open.  The previous trips have been "guys only"....but, Sarah (Jon's wife) and I decided that we didn't want to be left home for this one, so we are going along!!  While the guys are playing golf at some great courses (including St. Andrews), Sarah and I are going to be shopping, eating, sight-seeing and exploring Scotland. 

The guys will attend the Open on Saturday and Sunday, and Sarah and I will be joining them on Sunday.  Our grandchildren have instructed us to wear "bright shirts" so they can find us in the gallery.  :0)

More pictures, and stories, when we return!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

First day of summer....happy/sad

Every year I greet the "first day of summer" the same....SO happy that it's the longest day (I love LONG days where it stays light past 9:00); and kinda sad because it means that the days are going to get shorter as we lose minutes of daylight.  It's silly because we will still have nice, long, LIGHT evenings, but it's just the thought that I know the days are getting shorter!  (On the reverse end, I am always so happy on December 21st when I know the days are getting longer, even if it's still months until it's light past 5:30!!)

On my nightstand right now is a book that was a recommendation from a friend, and I'm loving it!!

I've been doing a little scrapbooking for Paper Pals  this week, too.  It's always fun to play with new products, and this time I got to do baby boy layouts.  It's hard to believe the "baby boy" in our family is going to be 3 years old in a couple weeks.  I want him to sloooooooow down....he is growing up way too fast!!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Design team...

I love being a part of the Design Team for Paper Pals Creative Art Supplies store in Pullman, Washington!  I get to play and create with the "latest and greatest" products!

Today was a "productive" scrapbooking day!

On my nightstand....
Three great books...just finished two and am in the middle of the other.  All wonderful reads!!!


Monday, April 15, 2013


And, on my nightstand....
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I am enjoying it!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On my nightstand...

When I started reading "The Bronze Horseman" I didn't realize it was book 1 of a trilogy.  I loved the book, and book 2 "Tatiana and Alexander" will arrive from Barnes and Noble.com tomorrow!  I can literally "lose myself" in this book....I feel like I'm right there in Russia with them. 

I have so many new books on my nightstand just waiting to be read, but I had to put them all "on hold" so I can continue the adventures of Tatiana and Alexander!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On my nightstand...

I'm in the middle of this book (it's a LONG one---800+ pages), but can't wait to pick it up and read every night!  Set in the Soviet Union during World War II, it is the story of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, and their family. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia.  I love historical fiction...and mix in a love story between Tatiana and a young soldier in the Red Army, Alexander....a great read!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My "Real Life" Valentine story...

Many years ago, at Nampa Senior High School
this girl....
met this boy...
...and, fell in LOVE!
They went to college...
and...he became an accountant and she
became a teacher.
After college they said "I DO....."
And left their "college student lives" for the NAVY,
(what a handsome Midshipman he was!!)
After serving in Athens, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Bremerton, Washington;
and Norfolk, Virginia they moved back to Idaho.
They added three wonderful children to their family...
Their life has been blessed....
Great jobs
Wonderful friends and family

Six precious grandchildren
A beautiful place to live
"I am my beloveds,
and my beloved is mine."
I LOVE YOU, Babe!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


We have been having sunny days with blue skies for over 5 days now and it's been wonderful!!!  I can do winter when we get to see the sun occasionally! :0)

I've been doing a little Design Team scrapbooking for Paper Pals.  I'm thinking "Valentine's Day!!"
And, on my nightstand now is "The Paris Wife"...so far, so good!!
Barnes and Noble's synopsis: 
“A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly
 A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.