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Quotable Bits


Summer Song

June 5, 2012

Continuing on from yesterdays post about my summer memories here now a quote about summer…

(An excerpt from the poem Summer Song by Alice Anne Gordon)

I love summer even living in Florida. We have summer weather pretty much all year long.

But the summer season is still special to me.

No set schedule.

No drop off or pick up times, except for camp.

More carefree living.

Pool time.

Evening bike rides.

Gorgonzola salad with steak.

A hot, sandy beach.

Waves coming ashore.

Seagulls screeching over-head.

A pelican in flight.


Loving, Hopeful, Optimistic

May 31, 2012

I couldn’t let the week go by without a quote.

And one of my quote creations.

I used one of my hibiscus photographs and edited it using picmonkey. If you haven’t tried it go there and check it out. Right now. I could spend hours playing around with it. So much fun!!!

Here it is, my quote and wisdom. Words to live by.


Clouds, Rain and Tears

May 22, 2012

Quote by Christopher Morley


I had a completely different post and quote in mind. But couldn’t find the right words to express what I wanted to convey.

During my search I came across this quote and found it so appropriate . I’m sitting in my blogging corner, some lights on in the middle of the afternoon to chase away the gloom from the afternoon thunderstorm.

Living in Florida for any amount of time you get used to the afternoon thunderstoms that occur almost daily during rain season/ summer.

I snapped this picture on my phone earlier today. The clouds hung heavy and black in the air. It was humid and you could feel the pressure building. Release was imminent. It came around 3 pm this afternoon.

Now, still a slight drizzle, the sky is lightening up again and the air is much cleaner and just a little cool.

So these heavy clouds let a little water. (Actually a lot.) And for now it feels better.

Sometimes, when our hearts and minds feel heavy it’s good to have a good cry and let it all out. I’ve been know to have a good cry now and then. Just ask the hubby! Usually, I feel much better after. Lighter somehow.

Linking up with Bianca at Bits of Bee.


Sunsets… make me happy

April 30, 2012


Can you blame me? Look at those colors? I just can’t get enough of it, them…

I love walking my pooches around sunset, looking over the lakes and watching the sky put on a light show. I’ve taken so many sunset pictures, I’ve lost count. I will take many more.

Seeing a sunset soothes my soul, makes me smile and appreciate all that I have.

I can and will drop everything to sit by the lake’s edge and watch the sky…

You should try it sometime!


Daddy's Girls

April 17, 2012

“The first man a little girl falls in love with is her Dad.” ~ Unknown

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.” ~ Joseph Addison

Here he is, the proud daddy with his girls. Both of whom have him wrapped nice and tight around their little fingers. They are in every sense of the word… daddy’s girls… both of them.

When they hear the door open early in the evening as he comes in after a long day at work, they run to him with squealing voices:” Daaaaaddy!” and jump into his arms for one of their monkey hugs.

Middle daughter goes to work with him every chance she has. And that new shirt that looks so good on him, middle daughter picked it out. She’s his fashion advisor.

Little one showers him with her little raspberry kisses but won’t give mommy the time of day. Only daddy can wash and brush her hair to perfection. A quick run to the store… she accompanies him. We visit him for lunch, she insists on sitting next to him… always.

My two princesses are daddy’s girls... ever since that first time they wrapped their little fists around his finger. Daddy is the one they fell asleep on and daddy is the one that chases the bad dreams away and protects them through a bad storm.

Daddy is their hero!


Linking up with Bianca at Bits of Bee…


Easter weekend recap

April 10, 2012

“Happy Easter. May happy thoughts and springtime flowers brighten all your Easter hours.”

                  ~Author Unknown


I’m so happy that this weeks topic for Rory’s Tuesday Coffee Chat is Easter. And the quote is for Bianca at Bits of Bee for her Quotable Bits!!! 🙂

Here is my recap of our wonderful, happy, colorful, fun and bright Easter weekend.

Colored eggs, hot cross buns, Easter baskets and a Pound cake... oh my!!!


My first attempt at Hot Cross Buns and may I say they were a big hit!

* I have to thank Ado at the Momalog and Ree Drummand of The Pioneer Woman for sharing their recipes and for giving me the urge to bake. I forgot how much I really enjoy it. It was fun!!!

I'm never making a pound cake from a boxed mix again. Made this from scratch and it came out heavenly!!! Recipe to follow!


My girls having fun coloring and decorating Easter eggs.


After coloring, before decorating...we had sequins, glitter and stickers. Awesomeness!!! 🙂


The only picture I got of the three of them together. They never sit sit or stand still long enough for me to get a good sibling shot!


A dip in the pool Easter Sunday afternoon!!!

Ran into one of my mommy friends and her kids (a school friend of middle daughter’s from her old school) and it was great to catch up and speak in German for a couple of hours… of course that led to laughs later on as my accent always comes out thicker after a while of speaking in my native language and my English comes out funny here and there!!!



A loving, scolding mother

April 2, 2012

“Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same–and most mothers kiss and scold together.”

~Pearl Buck

Hubby took this picture of me during our weekend away on the Relive History Cruise.


And another one on the ship with two of the reenactors.


I’m linking up with Nicolette at Working on a Project for her {Focus} on mom photo challenge and also with Bianca at Bits of Bee for Quotable Bits.





March 20, 2012

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  ~Charles Dickens

It is a bit late but I didn’t want to let the day go by without at least a quote. This one spoke to me… so true about Spring. Just this afternoon when I walked the dogs there was a breeze and as soon as I was in the shade of the trees I felt a bit chilled. Believe me, I’m not complaining, just saying. 🙂


Common Happiness

March 6, 2012

Tuesday is almost over but I didn’t want to miss my chance and link up with Bianca for her Quotable Bits Tuesday.

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

~Henry Ward Beecher