Friday, April 27, 2012

ok... i am alive and well

... just haven"t been
"up on the whole social media" thing lately

but i have been doing ALOT of this~
             it is my new addiction.. :)

                       wanna join me?
   i will try to do a "real' post later
         ...for now i need to go draw.

Monday, April 16, 2012

monday memory

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"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."          

                                                      Ephesians 3:20

Monday, April 9, 2012

let's ride...

for a while now my friend Deidre has talked about riding the
Virginia Creeper bike trail

i have to say, i was excited- but at the same time alittle hesitate-
i hadnt rode a bike in a very long time ... anywhere...
 much less 17 miles.. in the mountains.

but it was GREAT!
the scenery was so beautiful!
now- i know you are wondering if there was any little accicents..
YES.. there were, and Yes i was involved in one...
    all i am gonna say about is that-
      one of the guys in the next photo
        is a
       very sweet, very polite, young man
      i am doing fine- :D

... if you get the chance
                go will love it

Sunday, April 8, 2012

update- "finally"

as i stated on the last "Monday Memory" post , i have been on vacation-
no...not  for 4 weeks mind you- but this is the what i have found that happens
to be when vacation time comes around...
it takes 2 FULL weeks to get ready for it- and 2 FULL weeks to get back on track from it!
wheww .. it has been a hard one to recover from
BUT well worth it..
So- now, it is time to share...
Dale and I had an opportunity to go to Hawaii, and we just couldn't pass that up

we had such a wonderful time.
we flew into Honolulu, and our first stay was at:
 Waikiki beach

this was just a beautiful place
this particular area was an open area in the lobby
allowing the birds to visit - :D

view from our window- over looking Diamond Head
Pearl Harbor
a very heart touching place
then we flew to the Big Island- landing in Hilo and traveling all day to Kona
where we stayed for 2 nights...

Kilauea Volcano
view of the "fire pit"
yes, we were close, and yes, we felt the heat!
- very cool!

then we walked a Lava tunnel
..not so cool
i HATE tunnels

the Black Sand beach
as you can see- it was windy and very chilly!

but this was AMAZING!
Sea Turtle resting on the sand

view from our room
- it was a cloudy day

the resort we stayed at was so amazing
we enjoyed our second day just sitting by the pool!

then on to Maui
were we spent our last 3 days
there was a "park" in the center of the resort where we stayed
with Waterfalls, Pink Flamingos,  a Black Swan, and wild birds kinda place!!!!!!!!!!!

The beautiful Maui Beach

another view of the resort

yep... that's me feeding the Black Swan

it was the season for Humpback Whales-
we saw several- but to get a good picture was impossible
they are very fast
this is a picture of a mom and baby swimming side by side
you can only see their "dorsal fins"

it was AMAZING!

LUAU time

the beautiful Maui sunset

Needless to say - we had a BLAST!

Monday, April 2, 2012

monday memory

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Romans 8: 38-39

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come"

"nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord"

[more post coming.. i've been on vacation!]