Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Land of Enchantment



After a rather wild ride in April, Steve asked me if I could meet him in Albuquerque for the weekend. The stars lined up, Heather enlisted Andy to help "babysit" her children and I caught a flight. We spent Saturday and Sunday in Santa Fe doing what we could never do with young children, walking through the galleries, admiring the turquoise jewelry and sitting on the patios enjoying the authentic mexican dinners.



New Mexico is on my color pallet!





One of the top five things on my "calm my soul" list--lunch on a patio and good conversation with my sweetheart.





We stumbled on a wedding Saturday afternoon and enjoyed the celebration and listening to the mariachi band--Loved the cowboy boots all around.




Sunday was Art day-starting with the Georgia O'Keefe museum.--She has always fascinated me since she painted just a few miles down the road from my maternal roots. Somehow it makes me feel like we are related in a weird way.


Or maybe we just both love flowers, solitude and orange mountains!


 A little road trip took us up the Rio Grande to Espanola (My mom's hometown) Taos, and Los Alamos!


Grandpa Joe's old fishing hole!


The  Valley



A feast for the eyes and food for the soul!


I need color like plants need rain.





I feel inspired to throw, paint and photograph after my "art retreat"--just for the fun of it!


I have never seen one river interpreted so many ways as I did in Taos.



 

Goodnight Sun, Goodnight Moon--Goodnight Crow hope to return soon.



Friday, February 28, 2014

A Perfect Way to End February!


One of my favorite days of the year--Soldier Hollow Winter Olympics!


Drew way out front-he is fast, really, really fast! Not a coincidence that he was representing Team Norway!


Eli representing Team Mongolia--he reminded me that even though he is in Kindergarten he is reading at a fifth grade level now!


I will save this for when Proctor and Gamble makes one of those touchy feely commercials about moms and olympians!


Soldier Hollow must be one of the very few schools in the country where rifle shooting is part of the curriculum!


So after watching the Olympics, I now understand how in the Biathalon you have to get your heart rate up....


and then lower it so you can shoot straight!!


Isaac waiting to bring home the Gold!


Obligatory Nana shots!


Drew thinks I am cool...(I am saving up so I can follow him around the country as his personal photographer)


Considering how slushy the snow was after our rather warm winter...these two can move!




Off and gliding.



Charlotte's favorite Uncle Jake!


Cool!


I still get this weird lump in my throat seeing Dave walking around...and Charlotte too!



Picnic in the snow.



Focused



A Bluebird Day


Catching some air


This is how I felt about the day too, Isaac!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Finishing Touches

I stretched myself a little further than I thought I could stretch, overcame a fear of being out and about and did a lot more than I believed I was capable of....and got to enjoy the "thrill of victory!" We did it---and in a small way "I did it!"







 
















 It was an "Extreme Makeover" for the building and for me!


(A few before pictures!)