Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Greetings my friends from the beautiful island of Kauai. Our quick adventure ends today, as we board a plane to Seattle where we will catch a coo exiting flight home.  It has been a different trip, mostly fun. Hubby would stay another week or two, but I'm ready to head back to our loved ones.  Unfortunately,  we never connected with Val; I think we will be back before two years from now. I have been told that when we left we took summer with us and fall is now in the air.  We have many photos to post, somehow I think it will be next week before I post them. I hope you are all well; I'm looking forward to catching up!
Aloha, Noreen

Monday, August 25, 2014


Not having good luck with blogger today-that's what happens when you try to do it in your phone. I've lost two posts already and too frustrated to start over; so this will be short. The trip has been different, some great things and a couple if not so great. All is well here, except my legs are covered in bug bites that are driving me crazy.  I'm looking forward to getting home. For those in northern Ca. , sending thoughts and prayers your way.
Joy, Noreen

Friday, August 22, 2014


Good morning friends, sending greetings from Kauai. I had hoped to upload photos but so far only able to get them on FB. Got to go sit in Starbucks for free wifi.
Going on an adventure this morning, so I'll get back to you later.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday Friends! I hope you are counting your blessings today; I certainly am. I am so thankful for my hubby, our two daughters & their hubbies and our 11 grands, as well as the four family dogs. Hunter is such a sweet dog and is very spoiled! When he goes to Lily's house to stay, he behaves like a dog-eating just kibble and having a fun time with her and the grands. Today I am thankful that our daughters live so close to us and that Hunter loves going to Lily's. Here they are-aren't they just adorable together. For those of you who guessed yesterday as to our destination, if you guessed the islands you are right. 

We usually don't make spontaneous trips, but after all the moving-this spring and in July, hubby decided that if our condo was free and we could use frequent airline miles, we would go.  Well, we are going.   What's even better is that I'll get to see Val again; she has told me there are two new Monk Seal pups. I'm hoping for lots of photo ops; hubby and I will be exploring and he's not taking his clubs. 
I'll be posting daily and sharing our adventures with you.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outdoor Wednesday

In honor of it being Outdoor Wednesday and our summer quickly coming to an end, I have a little question for you. The first photo is of a sunset at our last home, with Longs and Meeker peaks in the background. The Rockies always call my name and we are blessed to live so close to them.
This photo was taken last April, in Kapaa Kauai. One of the coolest things about that trip was that I got to meet Val, a fellow blogger, and hang out with her. Kauai is hubby's all time favorite place.
Now the question of the day is: Which area are hubby and I going to tomorrow?
Let's just throw in a third option~we are just hanging out at home and not going anywhere. We'd rather enjoy the changes in the seasons from our own nest; plus I'm having a hard time coming up with new posts, so thought I'd make this one up.

I will be interested to see your answers;  I let you know tomorrow. 
Today, Kam and I are walking and I'm hoping my new glasses will be in.  Got to do some household chores, like vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms. Throw in some time stitching too and we'll call it a good day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Good Morning Friends,  Just checking in with you all to see how your week is starting out.  Yesterday was a good day; today is one that should be great.  I'm spending the morning with a close friend and I can't wait.  I'm hoping my new glasses will be in today or tomorrow.  I am stitching a good part of the time, trying to get my quilt finished but I am only 1/2 way done.  I am anxious to start the new quilt, ready for fall to set in so I have work for my hands. 
I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just Another Day

Happy Paws to you! I've taken over mom's computer today and wanted to share photos of moi. We had a good weekend~firstly my cous' Lily came over Friday night with her kiddos. I thought she'd be here for the night, but she went home after dinner with herour peeps. The oldest two girls spent the night, but I still slept with mom and dad. The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back, as you can see from this picture.

Mom is trying to experiment taking photos of me for a Christmas card; can you believe she is already thinking about that. Ugh!

Actually, she is loving the bright flowers in our yard; she says she wants to be able to look back on them when the weather gets cold. Another exciting thing about yesterday was that my parents watched a game on t.v. with guys playing catch with a weird looking ball. All I know is that there was lots of screaming and laughing going on and something about what a game.
We've already been on a walk with Lexie and her mom Kam.  The days are still really warm here so the earlier we can get out the better.  Mom says she  thinks it is only 2.50 mls and not 3 mls like she used to think. 
Paws and enjoy your day!
Hunter and Noreen