December 24, 2010

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year.... ♥ Joy

November 23, 2010

October 18, 2010

The Moon


I took this early this morning... as the moon was setting over the ocean I wish I knew the right way to use my camera to get better shots.

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October 11, 2010

Chocolate Almond Frozen Mousse | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

Oh my gosh... you want something very fast and yummy for dessert... you have to make it.. I made it tonight and it was so good.

Chocolate Almond Frozen Mousse | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"


October 07, 2010

Heading Home In The Morning...

It is hard to leave we have had such a good time, but if we must leave I am glad the weather is turning rainy... lol

We are actually heading to the Tri Cities for my Nephews wedding.. It will be so much fun to see everyone and yes we miss our puppies so much. Thank you sister for loving them and taking care of them for us.


October 04, 2010

More photos from Whistler

Tracey took these photos this morning out on our balcony.


October 03, 2010

Random Photos.... what a awesome day!

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We had a beautiful day today.., Tracey and Ray arrived with a truck full of food... lol... just kidding Tracey.  We walked down to the Village and shopped and had coffee.. Ray and Tracey took us to dinner at the Keg and it was so good.. I have to confess Canada does have tasty beef  :)   Thanks for a great day.

We tried to get on the Peak to Peak... it was packed and had a 45 min wait... no thanks

Whistler Blackcomb - PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola: "

October 02, 2010

Photos from our drive up to Whistler BC

Going through Vancouver BC

 Sea to Sky Highway

looking down at the Village from our Condo

August 20, 2010

ahhhh.... partial sun today..

I woke up to partial sun today and that was lovely.. I did somethinngs around the house and then met my daughter AnneMarie in Longview Washington so I could pass her new vaccuum to her... I told her I would pick it up for her so she wouldnt have to pay taxes.  We had a quick dinner and then off to starbucks :)

I have my fabric all washed for the baby quilts I need to get made asap.

August 19, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away.....

The weather here has been so dismal for almost the entire summer... it was really getting to me.. so I left town for a couple of weeks... I went to The Tri-Cities, to see my family and soak up the sun. It was wonderful I am not one to sit out in the sun... but I was out there every day. In a little less than two days I was really feeling the change in how I felt. I stayed there for a little over a week, it was in the high 90's there.  I then went to Tacoma to help my daughter with her girls... and just to sit in the sun again... I went for walks with the girls and her dog.. I got out every chance I could.

After awhile my sweet husband asked me when I was going to return home.. I asked him if the sun was shinning he said NO... .I told him I was not coming home... lol.  But I did :) and it was ugly. I was able to deal with it tho... I had enough sun that I was ok... several days of gloom and then today we had a little bit of sunshine... then rain tonight.

Hubby is on a retreat with his work... they are bonding.. lol... they are doing white water rafting. I am glad he is tho... he said for the first time since our move to the coast that the weather was getting to him. I am praying we are going to have sun before fall sets in.

I dont think I am going to be able to post photos... blogger is being a stinker tonight.  UPDATE:  I finally was able to get this photo uploaded... so this is what we have been dealing with for most of the summer.

I hope you have a great weekend.  

August 02, 2010

Material Girl

Oh I love this store so much... and I just found they are starting a blog... so excited. Check out their website and  their new blog... and if you are ever in their neck of the woods... you will be so very happy if you stop in their shop.

Their online store click here

Material Girl Fabrics
3415 West State St.
Grand Island, NE

Material Girl: Whoa this so new for us: "We are soooooo new at this. By the time we figure this out everything will be new again. LOL We are just having too much fun trying ..."

June 12, 2010


I can't remember if I mentioned that Bug was having seizures or not... he will be four years old this October and he just started having seizures the vet has been monitoring him to see how it was going... this last month he has had four so she started him on phenobarbital poor little guy.. he started being frightened when he had them.. it makes you feel so bad just like when your children were little and helpless.  He appears to be doing fine now I pray this takes care of the seizures.

June 03, 2010

Adorable Purses

You need to check out this blog and her etsy... she has a really cute blog and you will love her purses. Of course I had to order a pattern to make the Glam Bag... it is too darn cute.


March 16, 2010

Layer Cake Pin Cushion

I watched a video on how to make these really cute Pin Cushions.. they look like cakes. Check out  their blog.. and watch the video... they are really cute to watch.  I am hoping I am going to win on of the prizes *grin*

March 11, 2010

This is a true story...

I saw them on the Bonnie Hunt show...if you have money you can spare you could win a car.

I am doing well my asthma has been under control and I am really starting to feel great. I want badly to get back into updating my blog. I think I will start blogging about my learning to quilt and that will help me get going.  I would like to find someone to update the look of my blog... something happy and fun.

I hope everyone is doing well.. and I willl talk to you soon... Hugs... Joy

February 01, 2010

cool podcast...

 I came across the blog and found a wonderful  post about Google Reader... if you are using it check this out.

January 15, 2010

Puppy Love....

I had to share these photos of Ellie and Bug showing off their Christmas gifts from my eldess daughter Roxane. They are so cute, now Ellie the fiesty little puppy she is... chewed a hole in her outfit when I took it off of her ... she loves rhinestones... lol

It is crazy windy here again and it is on my last nerve.

Poor Robert is never sick and he has been home for several days getting through a cold.

Tomorrow I head to Washington to help my daughter to move.. pray for us :).

Have a great weekend.


January 09, 2010

My Sons Puppy!!

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I had to share these photos...

I had to share these photos that Robert took.... I just love them... they were taken in Reedsport Oregon while he was down there on Wednesday. He used his Cannon Power Shot.... This is docks off the back of a restaurant oh I would love to have seen that in person. Great job honey!

I love the photo of our dear friends there ... I miss you guys.
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