Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paris With My Sister

Paris with my sister - June 11th - 19th, 2014.
We had the time of our lives!

We arrived to a demonstration right outside our hotel.
There was a multitude of various unions.
They were having a transportation strike.
Our taxi had to drop us off two blocks from our hotel.
We had to walk through the demonstration.
Complete with riot police.

This is our hotel!

Oh, my!  Welcome to Paris!

But that didn't stop us from checking in -
dropping off our luggage - 
and heading out for a bite to eat.

We saw the Arc de Triomphe...

We shopped and bought pretty hats from vendors at the Louvre...
We shopped as we walked!...

We saw the Eiffel Tower...

She bought lots of shoes and scarves...

We saw the Musee d'Orsay...

We rested on the lush grass of the Louvre...

We visited the Louvre - along with thousands of others!...

We took silly pictures...

We rode the Metro...

And didn't get lost even once!...

We ate yummy food...

We visited Notre Dame Cathedral...

We felt blessed...

We took a river cruise on the Seine River...

We had the most wonderful time together.
My sister and me!

Come back tomorrow for
more pictures of our adventure.  :D

Listen To Your Heart

Oh, I am a bad mommy.  I very, very bad mommy.  :(

On Tuesday of this week I made the decision - very poor decision -
to surrender ownership of my dear Roxey.

Roxey barked too much.
Roxey ran when the front door was opened.
Roxey chewed up random things.
Roxey peed and pooped in the house.

Roxey is the most loving and loveable dog ever!

Belle missed her sweet friend, Roxey.

I missed my snuggly bed buddy, Roxey.

My daughter was sad that her mommy didn't have Roxey.

The terrific trio were not together.
Roxey was gone.

I had a long talk with God last night -
(A very long talk - I couldn't sleep)
 He told me to "bring that baby home where she belongs."

A peace filled me. 
 I awoke this morning feeling it would all be okay.

So a friend and I went to the human society to retrieve my Roxey.
She will be 'released for adoption' on Tuesday.
Roxey and I will go to doggy school together.
I will be a better mommy.  :)

Roxey is coming home!

I have learned to always Listen To My Heart!

Thank you, God, for protecting my precious baby
until she can be home in my arms.

Roxey kisses to you all.  Woof!  :D

Monday, June 2, 2014

Oh, My! 5 Months Have Gone By!

Oh, my!  5 months have gone by!

I said I was going to post on a more regular basis...
well, I haven't been doing so good now - have I?

I read other people's wonderful blogs 
I see all the wonderful things they are making or doing, 
all the wonderful places they are going ---
and then I wonder...
why haven't I been sharing 
all the wonderful things in life?

So here's some of the wonderful stuff I've been making...

...crocheted scarves for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Christy,
and my two daughters, Bekah and Jenn.

...and a scrappy batik quilt that I taught at our quilt guild.
It is from one of the "Stack The Deck" books.

...and my Sylvia's Bridal Quilt blocks.
I using all Civil War reproduction prints.

What have you been working on lately?
Quilting - crochet - cross stitch?
Art journaling - daily planners?

Tell me!  I'd love to know! 
What wonderful things have you been doing?

blessings, denise   :D