Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Grand Cayman....The Perfect Vacation

So....I really thought I would get this post up right after our trip to Grand Cayman.  But, that was like....uhhh....two months ago.  Sheesh, where does the time go?

We stayed at the Westin Grand Cayman on the famous Seven Mile Beach.  And let me tell ya,  it was the best decision ever!  The hotel, the staff, the bed, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the BEACH, were all perfect.  Actually, it was better than perfect.  Is that possible?

The lobby is beautiful and  beachy.

And I ran screaming through these doors dragging my luggage behind me...just look at that water!
Yes, I made a teeny tiny scene, but my husband got over it.

The umbrellas and beach chairs are free, however, you have to rent the cabanas.

 They have surfboards for tables at the beach bar area.  Groovy, eh?  We ate and drank on the our beach we wouldn't have to get up and go anywhere, if  ya know what I mean.

 It can be a bit expensive on Grand Cayman, but if you check things out BEFORE you go, you can easily find affordable solutions.  For example, this turkey wrap was around fourteen dollars.  We asked if we could split it, and they graciously brought two plates, each with fries and a pickle. Pictured is my half, and it was more than enough!

We swam.  We snorkeled.  We napped.  And we did this.....

 Sting Ray City....

 We have actually done this before, but back then we had our kids, and at least one adult (you know who you are), screaming and climbing on top of us!  So, we decided to do it again, and it was pretty awesome.  I have to admit though, part of the reason I wanted to do it again, was for the boat ride.  That alone, was priceless.

 We went out on one of these glorious catamarans.  Part of this day trip, was visiting Rum Point, which I will post about later....

On the way back, the captain killed the engines and put up the sail.  It was so amazing!

                                                    A perfect ending, to a perfect day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sunsets, Kisses, And Frogs

We create our own fun in the country!

Watching the sunset...

Being silly....



                                                               Enjoy the simple things.....

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Good Fences....Caribbean Style!

I'm trying to regularly participate in Good Fences link party with my friends over at The Run*A*Round Ranch.  It's every Thursday, so here ya go...

I sure wish I had been thinking more about this link party while I was in Grand Cayman.  I did, however, manage to get a few fences in some shots.

These shots were all taken at Rum Point on Grand Cayman.  You can see in the and green little picket fences.  Caribbean colors are sooo groovy.

I took a little walk while we were waiting on the catamaran to pick us up.  This was one street over from the beach.  Wish I would have taken more pictures of the houses along here.  WHAT WAS I THINKING??  Oh well, it's a good excuse to go back!

Probably one of my favorite fence shots!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

You Know You're In The Country When....

You know you're in the country when this happens...

 Cows in the road!

 Hey, mooooove it!

                                                            This is some serious bull...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Canyon Country

Recently my husband and I had the opportunity to drive out to our local canyons.  My aunt owns a ranch out there and we just love it.  As I have said before, it's only forty-five miles from home, but it is worlds away.....

Linking up with Tex over at 

It's nice to finally see the creek running!

This guy was fun to watch...the creek may be running, but he's not!  Ha

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Country 4th Of July

Hope you all had a fantastic July 4th!  We celebrated at home, and had a good old fashioned 4th, complete with a barbecue, homemade ice cream, and fireworks.  My family came out, and we had our little grandson, so it was a blast!  Get it?  I'm a real comedian, eh?

My day started at early thirty making salads and dessert, with the best kitchen assistant ever!
Just look how talented he is with that measuring cup!

Fresh flowers from the garden!

The patriotic fruit pizza was inspired by Jo Cooks.  The brownie crust is the bomb!

A few of the crew.

There was a ton of food and fun, but as I said earlier....I didn't get many photos.

Our local volunteer fire department takes donations and puts on a great firework show.  They alternate locations yearly between our town, and one about twenty miles east of us.

Either way, we can sit on our porch and see the fireworks in both towns.   Since we live  in the country, it is our tradition to set off fireworks at home AND enjoy the town show...all from the comfort of our porch.

This is a small tidbit of the remains of our firework show.

My husband starting hauling off debris before I could get a photo....but you get the idea.

                                           Like I said was a real BLAST.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paradise Found! (Sneak Peek)

Remember all those times when I would try to explain my absence by posting that my husband swept me away to a tropical island in the Caribbean?

Well this time, it's actually TRUE!

I'm still doing laundry and cleaning the sand out of my bags, AND going through pictures, but here is a little teaser for you....I promise to be back soon with more.

Ohhhh, there's more....but it will have to wait!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Snake In The....

You all know....when you live in the country, anything is possible.


The husband and I had been working outside all day, and decided to come up the house for a break.

Just as I was getting ready to get comfy in my chair, I felt a strange feeling.  You know...that feeling when someone is watching you.

I glanced up and...

So, I did what any blogger would do....ran in the house and grabbed my camera.

I know this little guy is not dangerous, but he still gave me chills!

Just as I was getting ready to take another picture, my husband says, "Hey, you better step back.  You know those things jump, don't you?"

So that...was that.  End of story.

p.s.  Do they really jump, or was he just pulling my leg?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

My Daughter's Journey

About a year ago, my daughter called and told me she was going on a fitness journey...
I had no idea the life changing transformation she would experience.

She started working out at a gym everyday, as well as, checking in with a coach.  Her coach not only guided her with work-outs, but also gave her all the guidelines needed for healthy diet and nutrition.

There is an amazing science behind her successful journey...balancing protein, carbs, muscle gain and loss, the importance of water....the list goes on and on.  Maybe I could get her to do a guest post, because it's really interesting!

She has been such an inspiration to so many people.....and because it has been such an amazing journey for her, I wanted to share a bit of it.

One of  her  goals was to be prepared to compete in a major fitness show.  A goal she reached in April.

I was so proud to be able to travel to Denver and get a glimpse into her fitness world, at the NPC Competition.  It was held at the Colorado School Of Mines in Golden.  I have to tell you, I have never seen so many beautiful FIT people in one building.  They are all so dedicated to their extreme healthy, fitness lifestyle.

Here is my girl....

 She's the one in the white.

                                    She continues her journey AND continues to inspire many......