Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Morning Musings

We are back home, safe and sound. Thank you, dear friends, for your prayers concerning our return trip. While we enjoyed being back in our beautiful California as the saying goes "there's no place like home." Last week we spent time with our loved ones, family and friends alike. We have always loved the coast and were able to spend three days with some close friends in Carmel Valley. While there we traveled down the coast towards Big Sur where I snapped these photos. The weather was foggy and cool so the beauty of the ocean isn't portrayed in these pictures but you can get the idea. Let me just say I'm glad I'm not traveling such a great distance for awhile~driving eleven hours in one day gets boring pretty quickly, especially through the Utah salt flats. Now that we are back we begin another busy month; our daughter and her family are packing for a move in a few weeks and then we will prepare for our move next month. I did purchase some fabric while away and plan on starting the quilt sometime this summer for our daughter's Thanksgiving baby. Speaking of babies, we got home to find a baby Robin in a bush in our back yard; I'll try to get a photo tomorrow. It is so good to be back among friends here in blogland. I'll be visiting you each in the coming days. Enjoy His Grace today.

Hugs, Noreen

Photos: Northern California coast near Big Sur.


  1. Welcome back, dear friend!! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! Maybe one day I will get to visit the west coast. It is so different than our coast down here.

    Hope you have a wonderful day getting back in the groove!!

    Love and hugs,

  2. Glad you had a nice trip. good pics to share (o:
    We went for a drive Saturday night after church and ended up in windsor. We were doing country roads for the fun of it and just kept driving toward the beautiful sunset. We were amazed by the huge building. Something like the Good Samaritan Resort. It is huge and seems out of place in a far away place. (o:
    We drove down a street with Pelican in it. Saw the little beech. Stopped at McDonalds for a potty break. Very nice town. I had not been there in a long time... it was much smaller then.

  3. Hi Noreen,
    Beautiful pictures! It sounds like you had a lovely vacation. It is definitely wonderful to get back home again after being gone! I hope you have a wonderful week, and July 4th!

  4. Welcome back my dear friend. I just got back from the city. had a day of shopping with C. What stunning pictures. Talk to you tomorrow. Hugs and love.

  5. Welcome Home, Noreen!

    So glad to hear from you and see that you have arrived home safely from your vacation. Sounds like busy days ahead for you and your family with moving. It will be so fun to see all you do to make your new house a home!

    Blessings to you,

  6. Hi Noreen!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch! I made the award free button from one of my photos. You are welcome to use it! Thanks again, for the comment and compliment!


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