Monday Memories

Looking thru my photos to see what challenges I might participate in I found photos that brought back some great memories. I’ll share a few with you today.

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Hanging in Cali with my girl – she was only 10!

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Hubby had a deer eat a cracker he was holding in his mouth. We’d been seeing each other for about a month

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Love being on our motorcycle – driving along the Talimena Drive

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My beautiful Tori. She was sick.

52 Tuesdays Challenge #24 – Tropical

Welcome to week 24 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tropical!

After all of these winter storms it’s time to sit back, relax and dream of sunny beaches! We made a trip to Grand Cayman last summer for July 4th and loved the family time and fun. Building sand castles and sea turtles, watching beautiful sunsets & sunrises, swimming with the sea turtles (and smiling fish). And we even got to hold the baby sea turtles! Enjoy a little escape to the islands!

 

52 Tuesdays Challenge #20: Tranquil

Welcome to week 20 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tranquil: peaceful, quiet, calm. 

My tranquil places are all in nature. I absolutely love the beach! So I thought I would share new photos with you of some of my past trips to the beach. (and some have my family in them because it’s even more fun with family!)

Relaxing at the beach with my daughter

 

Love it when my hubby shares what he finds when we are snorkeling!

Horse stable beach in North Caicos

 

Sunset in Key Largo

Rum & Coconut How-To

We just came back from a fabulous vacation in the Turks & Caicos islands. We rented a cottage and three of our good friends, more like family, came along with us. We had a blast! So I wanted to share with you the how-to that my husband made with our good friend/brother-at-heart, Terry. Hope you laugh as much as I did!

Find a coconut

Find a coconut

cut off coconut

cut off coconut

coconut cut off

coconut cut off

cut top shell off coconut

cut top shell off coconut

core hole in coconut

core hole in coconut

hole in coconut

hole in coconut

drink some juice from coconut

drink some juice from coconut

fill coconut with rum

fill coconut with rum

coconut with rum complete

coconut with rum complete

share coconut with rum with friends

share coconut with rum with friends

 

Travel With Me beach series

Part of the Travel With Me! series

 

TWO: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

I like the word that Cee chose for the Fun Foto Challenge: TWO. I want to share with you two photos from a trip that our daughter and I (two of us) took in October. And we had two much fun!!   (yes, I know it should be too but I’m having fun with this!)

This first one is from the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio. There were TWO big foot prints from Tex (the big dude at the State Fair) that had trivia on them and our daughter stood on them.

TWO big feet

TWO big feet

TWO glass celebration

TWO glass celebration

This second picture is of our celebration of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) kicking OU’s hinnie. (Yes, I am an alumni)  I had a Shocktop beer and she had water and we had a great time all around!

A fabulous weekend with two fun loving females!!

Habit: Weekly Photo Challenge

Time for the Weekly Photo Challenge and this week is Habit! At first it was hard to think of what my habits are and wondered if I even had photos! But scrolling back thru my photos I found a couple that show one of my daily habits – my hangout with the two dogs and two cats. Now when I’ve been gone from home they are especially fond of wanting to be right next to me or in my lap and often its a race to see who can get there first!

three babies on my lap

three babies on my lap

kitty and dog holding paws

kitty and dog holding paws

Cee’s Share Your World: Week 37

Getting back into the groove on blogging again, I go back to one of my fav bloggers and this is one of her challenges: Share Your World Week 37!

Here are the questions and my answers:

 

What is your favorite outdoor activity? In the summer definitely hanging out in our swimming pool with my husband, a good book, our kiddos, and/or a good, cold beer and a cigar. Any combination works and if I can have them all at the same time I’m a happy lady! So here’s a peek at our “redneck” swimming pool:

july 4 pool partyFor those who might be confused it is in our very large pond and that wood you see at the bottom right is our pier. Works wonderfully! (photo courtesy of our neighbor).

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together? I’m totally a separated person except when it comes to mashed potatoes and boudain.

But I don’t have many photos of my meals so I’ll show you one of my favorite meals – my husband’s fantabulous ribs!

Hubby's ribs

 

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

I have to say the Caribbean. Beautiful water, lovely beaches, windsurfing, great food… I could go on.

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st kits Carib meets Atlantic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, last question, what household chore do you hate doing? Well, I’ll admit it- all of them!!!