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Weekly Photo Challenge Nostalgic

Those were the days my friend

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/nostalgic/

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Inspiring Blogger Award 4.13.2013

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THANK YOU Ned aka: http://gigoid.me/ for nominating me for this Inspiring Blogger Award!  You stated: Thanks, Patricia, I’m glad you enjoyed today’s post…. and you’re welcome…. Your pix inspire me to try to write better, (and, since I got my new camera, to shoot better photos, myself….), so it’s well deserved…. Take care, & Blessed Be….  That is one of the kindest compliments I have ever gotten.  I am humbly grateful.

Here are the terms of this lovely honor:

1. Display the award logo on your blog (top).
2. Link back to the person who nominated you (below logo)
3. State 7 things about yourself (below terms).
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them (below 7 things).  Did my best…
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements (will do).

Seven things about me:

1. I found a God of my understanding who loves me best.

2. I have faced my demons, made my amends and am living Happy, Healthy and In Love today.

3. I love music and love to dance and feel the music in me most of the time.

4. I love to take pictures with my iPhone, my camera or my mind.

5. I am currently training with a Crossfit trainer who is helping me get healthier, with exercise, discipline and a good food combination plan that is working for me.

6. I am married to my best friend and have been with him for 25 years… he is the reason I am Happy, Healthy and In Love.

7. I am free!

My favorite blogging inspirations for today are:

1. http://leannecolephotography.com/

2.http://mike585.wordpress.com/

3. http://jennamulephotography.com/

4. http://lisaschaos.com/

5. http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/

6. http://jackhampson.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/photographers-52-week-capture-challenge/

7. http://wp.me/p1AK8I-3W

8.   http://www.ceephotography.com/cees-fun-foto-challenge/

9.  http://wheresmybackpack.com/

10.  http://wordpress.com/#!/read/blog/id/6498007/

11. http://wp.me/2ElpT

12. http://philipschwarzphotography.wordpress.com/

13. http://5280lensmafia.wordpress.com/

14.http://colinfhoogerwerf.com/

15. http://adeledalleray.wordpress.com/

There are so many more that are inspirational to me that I follow but not enough time to acknowledge you all.  I post comments on many of your sights when you move me so you know who you are… thank you for the support we give and get here on WordPress.com.  You keep the fire lit and the juices flowing to learn more about photography and ways to be creative.

namaste my friends…


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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

A Day in My Life. Another multi-photo challenge! Make sure you include picture captions to explain to people what they’re seeing, and experiment with the tiled galleries I love so much. 

What does your day look like? Here’s your chance to share with everyone a day in your life! Here are some suggestions to get started: snap a picture once an hour and share what your day was like, walk us through a typical day for you, or even just what happened today!

Pick the best pictures which give your readers a sense of a day in your life and share them!

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Coffee and spiritual readings after my 6am meeting six days a week…

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Need to prepare my protein drink or protein, fruit and carb breakfast prior to my work out… either Crossfit or Jazzercise…

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Talk to, have coffee with or go to meetings with my sistas!

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Hubby and I sharing a meal…

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Saw Blue Man Group at the McCallum Theater yesterday for Hubby’s 65th birthday, looks great doesn’t he???

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Blue Man Group with friends Sue and Matt, who took us to dinner at the Outback Steakhouse for hubby’s birthday dinner… a great way to end our day!

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Now I lay us down to sleep…

Grateful for another day… a full and amazing life as we are Happy, Healthy and In Love!!!

For many more amazing posts:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/photo-challenge-day-in-the-life/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

Noods with my honey:

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Avo salad

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/photo-challenge-lunchtime/

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Antelope Canyon/Lake Powell vacation Part one

A few years ago my hubby and I took a magical vacation to Lake Powell in Arizona.  We stayed at the lake resort and hiked near the Glen Canyon Dam.

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We took the boat tour on the lake

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but the most amazing day was the Antelope Canyon caves tour.  Many of you have seen the corkscrew cave photos on the internet, but if you haven’t been there as the sun passes over the cave you must put it on your list.

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The shadows created on the corkscrew walls are breath taking!

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I have so many photos of the trip that I am breaking them into a series and posting one group a day.  I would go there again in a heartbeat… maybe next visit I will see some of you too!

Stay tuned to Part Two… I love seeing your photos too!


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OK Tomorrow is my Birthday… I’ll be 67 years young!

I am not ashamed to be almost 67, I feel I am having the best time of my life!

My son Andy was born on my 21st birthday so we share our belly button birthday!

Last year was the first time we celebrated together (a long story to be told here one day). Here are some photos from last years Birthday party.  Our mom,Flee, my husband David, and Andy’s wife Kristin, our only grandkids, Jennifer and Andrew, our other two children, David, his girlfriend Stephania and Dana made it the best birthday ever… we may never be together again as a family on our birthday but i have sweet memories to last me for a lifetime!

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Andy and me with hubby David presenting our cake

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I am overwhelmed with joy to share our Birthday for the first time!

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Andrew, grandson, me and Jen, granddaughter

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baby and me… so proud!

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Magic cake!!!

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Our family!

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they love their G’ma!

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We do love to laugh!!!

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Boogie in the garage baby!

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Our clan

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make a funny face~

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So this year, I am in California, he is in Dallas, TX, but I am sending the love and hugs across the miles and pray for us all to be Happy, Healthy and In Love in the coming year!

Thanks for sharing this with me!


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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

My year in pictures… abridged!

For more samples from other blogging friends:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/weekly-photo-challenge-my-2012-in-pictures/


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Travel Theme: Hot

Hot stuff… hmmmm…..

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Over the line softball tournament on the beach in San Diego… pretty dang hot!

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Shirtless, crossing a bridge in Texas… hot stuff…

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yeah… desert dweller…

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beach baby…

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blazin…

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hot summer mornin…

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/11/30/travel-theme-hot/

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Green is so easy and should be a colorful, filled week of examples:

To start with, a succulent in my garden…

 

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and then…

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some of my favorite icons on my iPhone which I use constantly!

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Proud momma on my son’s wedding day!!!

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Fertile palm ready to go…

And last but not least… my twin palms…

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taken in my front yard.  These are my pet palms… aren’t they adorable?

For more examples of this topic check these amazing friends…

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-green/

 


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Sunday Post: Wonderful

Wonderful is such a huge topic, where do I start?

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Family has to be first on my list!

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Happy, joyous and free… a close second

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Still having fun with my hubby at Halloween this year… laughing with friends is super Wonderful!!!

Happy, Healthy and In Love… Yay!!!!

Check out more Wonderful posts at Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post:

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/sunday-post-wonderful/

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy (Healthy and In Love)

Doing the Happy Dance!!!

Love this topic since my byline is:

Happy, Healthy and In Love!

Here are my family, friends and home, who make me the most happy:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/weekly-photo-challenge-happy/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

 

I love this topic, as I thought about it I realized that one of my prized material possessions is my kitchen!  I designed it and chose the materials, laid out the floor plan, shopped for the appliances, tile, cupboards, and paint.  I wanted to share a before and after photo… to give you an idea of what I lived with for many years and what I got to help maifest with the help of my husband and our sub contractors, of course:

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This was how it looked when we bought it and I cooked some pretty mean meals in this one for over eight years!

Then the demo took place: this is my hubby, David supervising the demo!Image

And now… ta da!

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This is mine!  I love to cook!  I feel blessed to have a home based kitchen where I can see the big screen tv when football games are on, with my husband.  We are huge NFL fans and watch Red Zone every Sunday… all day long.  So my kitchen brings me joy, and allows me to prepare healthy meals for my husband and friends.  There is always a place to rest and nourish here.  I am happy to share it with you all.  The joy of cooking is the joy of living… so of course I am Happy, Healthy and In Love!!!!

For more on the topic of Mine take a look at these:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/weekly-photo-challenge-mine/

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My home...

this is our home, look at the victory sign over our roof… there are my favorite two palm trees on the right. Welcome!