I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/

We're supposed to have some more great weather this week, but we'll see -- you know how weathermen lie!! It is always so beautiful at the beach when the sun does come out -- even if it's windy and chilly! And nothing like the moon peeking through the bare limbs of the trees!! Of course for me, my world is pretty much built around my kids and Sam Schnauzer and two of my kids - Adam and his fiancee, Amber, were visiting from Portland on Saturday! What a treat! My oldest daughter in Michigan sent me a terrific walker -- it's taken me a while to admit that one would be helpful!!! Adam put it together for me so I'm ready to roll!! And, to Sam's dismay, they gave him a shampoo and a haircut!!  Ah, life is good!!
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Charles Kuralt

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

Family is not an important thing, it's everything.
Michael J. Fox

47 comments:

aka Penelope said...

What a gorgeous picture of you and your family, Sylvia … I love the big smiles. There is wisdom in having a happy attitude, as one of your quotes suggests. I was also very impressed with your header this time around and hope such an amazing honor does not go to your head! I think it would mine. :)

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots! The picture of the moon is stunning.

Antonette said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia. I love them all.

~Antonette

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Every time I am visiting your beautiful world Sylvia, I forget the cruel real world.
Have a beautiful day.
Costas

George said...

I'm glad had a wonderful visit with your son and his fiancee. Your first picture is absolutely gorgeous. I wish our weathermen were forecasting nice weather for us for the week ahead, but I hope your weathermen aren't telling you lies.

TexWisGirl said...

so awesome! love the smiles on your faces. so full of love!

ladyfi said...

What a great family you have!

Loved all your pics - it's especially nice to see some blue skies!

Team G Square said...

Wonderful capture and Lovely words .

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful shots, love the Michael J Fox quote.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful images, I hope the weather man keeps his promise for sunny skies. The fog may lift here at the end of the week and we can get out of town for some pictures.
That looks like a great walker. It has a bag so you can carry things and I be it has a seat to rest on as well. It can be hard to accept but falling is not a good thing. Glad Adam was there to help assemble it.
Have a great week.

gigihawaii said...

Oh, Sylvia, don't you look beautiful and happy!!! What gorgeous photos! Love the one of the moon, especially.

Ugich Konitari said...

There is so much sunshine in the smiles of Amber , Sylvia and Adam, it really doesnt matter what weatherfolks say :-) And the walker looks really useful, with a place for the bag and everything.

Pietro said...

Awesome "Our World Tuesday" post, Sylvia!
Have a very pleasant day :-)

Leena said...

Your photos are every time so bright and positive also today and especially the photo of you and family.

Happy week to you and yours!

EG Wow said...

Love the photo of you and your family, Sylvia!

Carver said...

I love the shot of you and part of your family Sylvia. The shots of are beautiful. The first one is idyllic.

Gary said...

Looks cold. Nice to see you and your family!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Snap said...

Beautiful shots, Sylvia. Looks like it was a Happy Thanksgiving!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Wonderful photos Sylvia! And how nice to see you and your family :)
Have a great week!

Ebie said...

What a great family reunion especially seeing the faces with great smiles!

And you got an early present, too!

You take care, and I love the blue color of your walker.

It may be chilly in your end, and we have the Santa Ana's too.

Take care!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Sylvia, I really enjoyed your header, very nice to have your own wall. LOL! I love the photos, the beach is wonderful and the moon shot is my favorite. Lovely family photo too, I hope you had a great time together. Have agreat week ahead.

Riet said...

What a beautiful lady you are Sylvia and what a beautiful couple. You must be so proud of them. Great photo's .
Have a nice week.

missing moments said...

What a beautiful picture of your family and a wonderful gift! That moon shot makes me swoon. Happy Monday, Sylvia! Hope your week is a great one.

One said...

Oh! What lovely photos and wonderful quotes to go along. Used to watch 'Happy Family' when I was young.

My thumbnail didn't appear at Our World Tuesday and I can't find an option to delete it. Is there anything I can do?

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful, stormy beach. :)

I hope you will enjoy that walker. :) Have a gret week.

magiceye said...

a lovely family pic! happy!!

Al said...

Wonderful shots as always, Sylvia. I especially love that first one with the white waves, white mountains, and a million shades of blue. Have a great week!

lotusleaf said...

What a nice picture of you with your family!I liked all the other pictures too.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

I liked all the photos. The moon is splendid.
You are a person who conveys much peace and joy and I love it.
I also enjoyed seeing the beautiful puppy.

Have a great week.
Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

Andrea said...

Hello Sylvia, you make my day too, as I am starting the day with a happy smile specially with those quotes which i superimpose with the header wall! Beautiful photos as well.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, happy day! Your family looks as wonderful as you. Thanks for the personal touch to this gorgeous post, Sylvia.

Arija said...

How lovely to have your caring family around you. Does your walker have a seat and a compartment under it where you can keep your water bottle and purse in a safe place?
My sister has one like that. Unfortunately she is not out of the woods by a long shot yet. Though hope is faint, we still hope.

Indrani said...

Your post reflects happiness around you. :) May it forever remain so. Love the pictures.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. I liked the family shot very much.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics and quotes but I love the last pic best. I'm glad you got to spend some time with the family. Amber is beautiful.

That is a nice walker that you have. I hope that it helps with your mobility.

Linda Reeder said...

Really beautiful photos, Sylvia! And topped off by your brilliant smile in the photo with your loved ones.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - does your walker have four wheel drive? It could be useful if it does!

What a great beach - the mountains in the background look like they have been added in! But I know that they are real. Wow.

Stewart M - Australia

kanak7 said...

Your photos are always so lovely!! Love the moon shot!

Have a great week!

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful colors that ... the latter with the moon is pure poetry. Happy Tuesday.

Leovi said...

How happy are you see, I think it's your daughter, it seems to you in the beautiful look.

Gattina said...

What beautiful photos especially the one with the moon. You are all so nice on this picture, I didn't know that you need a walker. I think it's a very good invention when it helps to get out of the house !

FotoAnna said...

Ohhh Sylvia I love your world!
Greetings from a sunny Holland,
Anna :-))

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love your selection of photos today, especially the moon through the trees. I am delighted to be joining in the meme this week. I hope to do so on a more regular basis as for the first time it is from my own photography blog.

Francisca said...

The smiles are so radiant, Sylvia! And your new walker looks great! My mother had one that wasn't as sturdy looking, but it was light and easy to dismantle for our road trips. She wasn't keen on having to need it, of course, yet it gave her a mobility she wouldn't otherwise have had. Can't imagine Sam didn't like his pampering; my dog used to adore the attention! Finally, those are some awesome blue skies you captured this week. The moon behind the tree silhouette is a wonderful shot.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

What a lovely blog you have. This is my first visit, and it's very impressive. :-)

What marvelous photography! Mmm,mmm,yes.

Gentle hugs,
"Something about an old-fashioned Christmas
is hard to forget."

~~Hugh Downs

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! love the last photo of you/yours the most!

you look really gorgeous!

glorious set of photos!!

Eden said...

Very nice shots. Love all your photos.

Sorry for the late visit.

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