that one weekend in October

a girls getaway
no agenda
just sunrises,
pool time,
great food,
great friends
and a few celebrations
looking back now...it all seems like a dream


small house, big love

a miniature work of art
made with big love
and patient hands
it took three years to create
Gordy made the house of bowling lanes
and all the details inside were created by Diane
a wonderful memory of such a loving, creative, amazing lady ~



coastal hues

not going to lie...we had a rough time in Florida.
tried to tie a few vacation days in with a work trip
wound up with a trip to the ER, technical difficulties, bad timing, the heat, the rain and list goes on.
but thankful that there were at least a few fine moments.
in this beautiful place.
and, it's always nice to see the ocean.
now, I am so glad to be home.


Pop! Bang! Whoosh! Zing! Pow!

wow ~ what an awesome week
lots to celebrate
there were fireworks, champagne, balloons and bubbles!
::: happiness


a boy and his dog

best buds :::
often found cuddling
sharing kisses
and sleeping side by side


little FJR

perfect timing
perfect everything
welcome to the world
sweet little F
you are one lucky girl
so happy for my dear friends



in full bloom

not even sure what kind of tree this is ~
but it is absolutely spectacular
there must be over a thousand flowers
every branch is covered
with layers and layers of tiny pink rosettes
you can smell it down the block when the wind blows just right
feeling so lucky to have this on my street to greet me each morning
spring is here, Colorado
and it is in full bloom


the gift and the joy of expecting a baby
it sure is some kind of wonderful
it makes me so happy to see such a great friend
looking so lovely, so fulfilled, so happy!
only a few more days until your little one arrives R.


all the st. helena roses

to stroll through st. helena this time of year, is to be in awe ::: the roses.
the breeze carries their fragrance and the light dances with their petals.
and with their strong aroma, Charlie truly learned to sniff for the first time.
and so, we were happy to walk and walk and walk some more.
just a few best friends and all the st. helena roses.