Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just Lunch? Or Life?

Do you remember when you met your future husband for the first time? Did you know that he was the one?

I didn't have any idea...That a lunch would go all day into the evening!
It all began at 11:30 am November 30th.

That our first introduction, he invited me to go to lunch at a seaside restaurant. It would linger into the afternoon... which would proceed to a another invite to see a movie in the evening {Man from Snowy Winter}. Our lunch officially ended at about 10:45pm!!!

I thought lunch would be a couple of hours! I can't remember if I even changed clothes for the movie!
I remember I had a modeling interview that morning and I had on a white cotton mini skirt and a baby blue long sleeve v-neck oversized sweater and my gold leather ballet flats! Not dressed for a first impression at all! I really was looking for a free lunch! Not a date...
Hmm.. We didn't have a sip of wine, just Ice tea!

Well that is how it began 29 years ago today, AWE ! can't believe we have been together all these years.

A picture is worth a thousand words they say...... Soo true.

Little did I know that this picture of me from my modeling archives would be such a true representation of what would be surrounding me in my future life with him and
our boys today! Gives me chills!

"Happy First meeting 29 years later to my sweetie"
Thank you for a wonderful lunch!
I love doing lunch*


Friday, November 25, 2011

Let the Holiday's Begin*

Time to open my Vintage suitcases and a get out some Christmas decorations, I love all my special decorations that I have collected for a few decades!
I store some of them in Vintage suitcases and I get them first!

Have fun and be careful out there today shopping!
I never go out shopping on this day! I wait for the crowds to be a little more restrained!!

My Design Tip: Find some functional storage pieces that are decorative elements which can be displayed in your house all year!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Vintage suitcases! I started my collection 20 years ago with one from my mother-n-law.
Happy Friday*

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving*

There are so many things I have to be to be Thankful for....
I give Thanks for them daily, not just on Thanksgiving.

It's refreshing to see we are all a little more conscious about relating them in many ways on this day.
I count my blessings faithfully and I am grateful for the opportunity to recognize what they mean.

We've started our pre-holiday!
Last night our friends Mary and J.R who are truly great hosts, have a lovely annual PRE-Holiday gathering. The evening was filled with close friends, fabulous food and even a newborn little boy was the newest guest. I think just about everyone had to get a little time with him..I was happy to hold him and he was a little angel in my arms for a few minutes! His parents were so happy and its was great to see them with such joy!

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with all that matters most to you, whatever your plans.... just be happy with what that is!!
Be safe in your travels, Blessings,

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Friday*

Hey there Lovelies!
The last few weeks have been soooo busy!
I've missed ya'll!
Our youngest son was on a popwarner football team that had a really successful season! We were traveling the last two weekends to Laughlin, Nevada and then last weekend to Phoenix, AZ. We lost our game in we are officially done with football!
Just the team party tomorrow! Then on to Basketball on Sunday...Just getting caught up on all the day to day from being gone from these mini trips!
I had a fabulous time in Phoenix, we had a wonderful family dinner and it was so nice to connect and be together! Then I was able to sneak away and visit some of may favorite shops.. Phoenix has the BEST shops OOH my goodness! Found some awesome things there.

On the way home we stopped at this darling little place, everything was so delicious & fresh! The restaurant is called "Matt's Big Breakfast". I met the owner and she was so sweet. She even makes the Juices and the Jellies.
I took a picture of the front as we were leaving. It's in Phoenix, Az. Definitely a destination*
It was featured on one of our favorite shows, Drive-ins, Diners and Dives that's how we found it!

Oh*** My Special thoughts & wishes to all of you Fabulous Women and Men who are on the Breast Walk here in San Diego!
Thank you and have a safe and memorable walk*
Love you all*

Have a Fabulous Friday eve*
Missed ya,