Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two Years of Blogging

Today makes two years since I started my blog!  It's really hard to believe; time seems to fly by.  There are a few of you that have gotten to know me pretty well through email and I you.  You're all very dear to me and I cherish our friendships.  I really look forward to reading everyone's blogs everyday and when I am running behind I miss it so much. :)

Today I want to share something about myself that you don't know, but if you were to walk in my home you would know it immediately.  I have an Inspiration Wall.  Well, it's on the back of some cabinets. lol  It all started on one cabinet door in my kitchen where I have always taped up miscellaneous items that made me happy.  After I started blogging I came across so many positive quotes and words of wisdom I found to be inspirational I started writing them down.  As I was writing them I started taping them up so that I could see them everyday.  Now I have my Inspiration Wall, thanks to everyone in Blogland. :)
I'm happy to be here and I'm here to stay!

Hugs to you all,

This is my favorite..
The Inspiration Wall :)

The drawing of the car was on the refrigerator, my son drew it many years ago. :)

She believed She could, so She Did!
(some days I am and some days I'm goal is to be like this Everyday!)

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Family of Geese

While visiting Cary, we saw this sweet family of geese crossing the road.  Of course hubby pulled onto the side of the road so that I could jump out and photograph this sweet family.  They waddled down a steep hill to get to a pond.  I fell on my butt while running down the steep hill to catch up! lol  It was well worth it! :)
While watching the family swim, one of the goslings was pulled under!  I was freaking out and Mama Goose was panicking and then the gosling popped back up!   I'm guessing a fish pulled it under and the gosling was too big for it.  Mom and Dad took the babies right back to shore!  
That's one lucky duck gosling!

This family was already on the pond.

This is part of the family I was trying to catch up with.

They took the babies onto the pond.

You can see the splash from when the baby was pulled under!

Baby is back!  Mama started circling and baby was screaming!

Quickly back to shore they went!
I love a happy ending!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Trip To Cary, NC

We recently took a short trip to Cary, North Carolina. We are going to be moving to the Cary area sometime in the near future.  I was born in NC and have always known that I would like to return.  It will be so wonderful to be closer to family and to have four seasons. :)
I wanted to share a few pics from the area.  It is such a pretty area and everyone was so nice!

Love it!


In one of the neighborhoods I heard barking up ahead and there he or she was, a gorgeous watch dog,
running straight towards our car. :)

I always notice cute pups. :)

And then, there were three!  Their tails were wagging as they were barking. :)
The labs reminded me of my Roxanne-Love and Rambo.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Backyard Birds

We've had a lot of birds visiting us lately. :)  The Blue Jay youngsters seem to be the biggest babies of all. They will look at food and cry for mom and dad to come feed it to funny!  And if another bird comes around they cry even louder!  We just laugh and laugh!!  We really do enjoy our critters!

Hope everyone is enjoying their day and has a fabulous week! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th!  
We will be grilling a lot of food...steak, shrimp, smoked sausage and chicken and eating these cupcakes that hubby and I made...yummy! :)
Also, a Big Happy Birthday to sweet Theresa in Texas...AKA TexWisGirl. :)  You are a beautiful person!  

Monday, July 1, 2013

Thank You!

Kyle wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. :)  
We took him to Kobe Steakhouse for his birthday dinner and it was delicious!  They put on such a fun cooking show!  Afterwards we went to my parents home and pigged out on White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle cake from Cheesecake Factory.  Kyle has never been a fan of cake, but he loves this cake. :)  

Kyle, my baby boy, had a wonderful birthday!  Again, thank you for all the wishes!

Carissa and Kyle :)

No worries...this is only Sparkling White Grape Juice.
Kyle counted this over and over...LOL!