The Mission Inn

Once we lived within walking distance of this magical place.  At one time it was closed and fell into disrepair and our boys would sneak in and play in it’s secret catacombs. Now it is the jewel of Riverside! It is beautiful and one of a kind. It’s one of my favorite places on this earth…

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It’s my 80th Birthday!

This day has a certain unreality to it. No way do I feel that old! (Well at least when I’m sitting in a chair. (Grin) But it pleases me…not everyone gets the blessing of so many rich years. God has been good to me!

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Judy…one month old

I do believe my dad looked rather pleased at his ‘accomplishment’! ;o) Such sweet years laid ahead of me…how quickly they flew by.   And how blessed those years have been!!

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Places we have seen that filled us up with joy…

We stood on this covered bridge…watching a peaceful river flowing. I can still remember that the smell of rain was in the air…and the sound of thunder gave voice in the distance.

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I have a little sister…

When I was 11 years old my parents had a ‘surprise’ named Beth. Since I had been praying for just that very thing it was no surprise to me! LOL There she was…tiny, sweet and my very own little doll come alive! It’s no wonder that when I had children of my own I was already accomplished in the field!

I told someone once that I won the ‘sister lottery’. (smile) Beth has a huge heart and she is the first one to help out when there is a need. In her life she has blessed many people with that caring heart. She makes this a world a better place…my little sister Beth.

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Places we have loved!

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Wearing her party dress!

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Beauty in Motion

This is one of my favorite hummingbird shots. You don’t often see this angle and I was lucky he hovered long enough to let me capture it! Nature…such a gift!

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Time of the year for ‘sunbathing’ snakes

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A Love Story…

He was holding her hand when she died…as he had held it for a lifetime. My parents were so in love. She shy and gentle, he bold and fearless. I miss them so…

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