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Visit to Ireland

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I was fortunate to be invited by my daughter and her family to visit Ireland recently. The Atlantic Ocean meets the lush green farm lands, while the sheep graze, all in view of the ocean. At times, the mountains meet the ocean, as is seen in the picture on my Spark page of the Cliffs of Moher. We visited several castles and St. Patricks Cathedral in Dublin as well. Ireland is a beautiful country!

  
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FULLOHOPE 1/10/2014 1:55PM

  Beautiful pictures! My mom is Irish and I spent a great deal of my childhood there. Beautiful country and wonderful people. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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PYNETREE 11/28/2013 9:22AM

    Thanks for sharing these photos! emoticon And remembrances of your Ireland trip!

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LUVTOBOWL 10/1/2013 9:35PM

    Very nice pics. How sweet of your daughter to invite you. What a blessing!

Thanks for sharing.

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PMFISH 10/1/2013 1:44PM

    Thanks for sharing. I only been at the airport in Ireland. My heritage started in Ireland.

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INGMARIE 9/29/2013 11:47AM

    Lovely photos, I am sure you had a good time.
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Time for walking?

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/26/2013 8:15PM

    Love your pictures. I went to Ireland back in 1998 with my Sister-in-law. We stayed in a hotel in Dublin and took day trips all over the place. That is a beautiful area and I would love to go back.

We toured a castle and had lunch there, that was fun. Also visited the Waterford plant, what a treat that was.

Glad you had a good time.

Thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 9/26/2013 5:03PM

    Beautiful emoticon

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DSQUARE22 9/26/2013 3:47PM

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I don't believe it is possible to visit Ireland and not be moved by the people and everything you see.

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CAROL494 9/26/2013 3:25PM

  Reminds me of my trip to Ireland. Beautiful photos!

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Slim Sparking time for me...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Since May began I have been away from home more than I have been at home. Unfortunately, I have not had much time to spend on my fitness routine by visiting my local fitness center. However, I have tried to improvise with other exercises where ever I am at the moment. Additionally, I have not always had the internet, so my Sparking has also suffered. I hope to be back on track at home after the second week in July. No more traveling for me after that for a couple of months. I must say, my traveling included some really fun times with family, my son and his family at the beach, a week with them in Virginia. Then, I have been with my daughter and new grand baby several times too! All this made for some really good times, even if I couldn't Spark. And, in the end, I have not gained any weight. However, I still have 10 pounds I would like to drop! emoticon Good luck with your Sparking too!

  
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QTEALADY20031 7/11/2013 12:49PM

    Hi! Hope you had fun in VA. I live in Chesapeake, VA which is about 20 miles south of Virginia Beach. Enjoy your week-end!!! emoticon June

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CATHEMARIE 6/27/2013 9:54PM

    Great pictures! You will get back in the groove ~

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DONNABRIGHT 6/27/2013 4:18PM

    The fun memories you made are priceless - so glad you got to enjoy your family!

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INGMARIE 6/27/2013 12:38PM

    Good for you. Fun times with family is just great.
Loved the pix ,cute kids and grandma too. emoticon
Enjoy it.

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JENNIFERKCM 6/27/2013 10:31AM

    I emoticon the pictures!

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JENNIFERKCM 6/27/2013 10:30AM

    That you are maintaining while away is wonderful! I was away for only a week and managed to go up a few lbs. It was easy to knock back off, but still! So glad you are enjoying your time, able to travel, and spend time with your wonderful family. How blessed your summer has been so far. You show the fortitude and determination to jump back into it when you are home, and I'll be happy to root you to success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMPRESSAMQ 6/27/2013 10:23AM

    Congratulations on maintaining during the busy times. Woot! Great job!

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/27/2013 10:20AM

    Enjoy your summer and your children and grandchildren!! That is what is important! I also haven't had a lot of Spark time but it's because we are at our cabin now and we've had so much cleaning to do. I'm about ready for a rest and to do something fun!!!!

Have a wonderful rest of your week! Congrats on not gaining any weight!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINE192DAY 6/27/2013 10:19AM

    GREAT JOB on not gaining anything because that's extremely hard under those circumstances!

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Honoring and giving thanks for those who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom!

Monday, May 27, 2013

  
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INGMARIE 5/28/2013 7:15AM

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 5/27/2013 7:51PM

    emoticon Thank you for the blog. It is so important that we thank our veterans for all they do and sacrifice for us and our country. To stop and give thanks and remember those who has given all is a small thing to do considering all they have done. We lose young service men and women daily don't let their lives be forgotten. emoticon emoticon

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Been away for three weeks....

Saturday, April 06, 2013

First, I want to thank the many Spark friends who took the time to wish me a happy birthday. It was a wonderful day, Easter, and I spent the day with my son, his wife and my two beautiful grandchildren, Spencer and Ainsley. They made me a Chocolate Mousse Cake and we had an Easter egg hunt for the kids. They live in the mountains in Virginia, so internet is not always available. My Sparking has been limited. However, while I was there we had a snow of 6 inches and even made a snowman! For a Florida girl, this was a special treat. Anyway, thanks for all the birthday and Easter wishes! Hope everyone had a great Easter!



By the way, it snowed again there yesterday, but today it was warmer in Roseland, Virginia than it was here in Gainesville, Florida! How odd is that?

  
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JENNIFERKCM 4/20/2013 10:18PM

    That sounds like Indiana! My friends were up here from Georgia one year and it snowed like a foot, then later in the day they were outside playing in the snow without coats! Crazy!

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GMINYARD 4/11/2013 7:53PM

    Glad that you had a Happy Birthday and Easter. Love the pictures.

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GOOZLEBEAR 4/6/2013 9:42PM

    So glad that you had a Happy Birthday and Happy Easter!!! I know you enjoyed the snow and especially being with your family. I know the weather is crazy. While we've been up here in the N. Ga. mtns. it has been colder some days than my DD in Colorado!!!!

Glad you are back! Also, great pictures!

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LUVS2BIKE101 4/6/2013 8:25PM

    Welcome back! And I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday!
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INGMARIE 4/6/2013 10:32AM

    OOPS ,missed your birthday, Happy Birthday (a bit late) emoticon

Fun pix ,thanks for sharing, emoticon and welcome back to Florida

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COFFEEMUG2009 4/6/2013 7:44AM

    Great pictures emoticon

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ZRIE014 4/6/2013 12:50AM

  nice pictures

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EBONYSOL 4/6/2013 12:41AM

    Making snowmen and snow forts is good exercise for Grandma. Did you try it?

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Cassidy Lee

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My daughter's first baby, Cassidy Lee, was born Wednesday, January 16, 2013! She weighed in at 7 lbs and 5 oz! She is precious and my third grandbaby, I am just loving it !

  
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CHELLEB11 4/25/2013 8:38PM

    Awe!!!

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JENNIFERKCM 4/20/2013 10:18PM

    I was SOOOOOO happy for her! What a blessing!

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JCFDALLAS70 2/28/2013 11:28AM

    THAT!!! My friend, is what it's all about.
Congratulations to all and enjoy the new life God has allowed into your family.

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INGMARIE 2/11/2013 8:09AM

    She is adorable. Congratulations.
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BARBARAJ73 2/8/2013 4:18PM

    She's beautiful!!! emoticon

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THIMBLER 2/5/2013 9:07PM

    Congratulations! She is beautiful

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POLACALINDA 2/5/2013 3:13PM

    She is soooooooo sweet! Congratulations to you and the proud parents!

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1EMMA2011 2/1/2013 12:01PM

    So adorable!!

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BARB4HEALTH 1/31/2013 7:53AM

    She is adorable! emoticon

Spoil her slowly for they grow up quickly

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RAINBOWMF 1/30/2013 6:59AM

    aahhhh emoticon little pink bundle of joy.


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SWAZY33 1/23/2013 11:02AM

    aaawwww congrats!!! so adorable!!

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OPALMOON 1/20/2013 10:24PM

    What a gorgeous baby! Congratulations on becoming a grandmother again!

Hugs and blessings to you all, Nattacia

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CRAFTYME44 1/20/2013 6:19PM

    Congrats! She's beautiful!

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CYND59 1/20/2013 3:16PM

    Oh how precious! My granddaughter is almost three. She is the light of my life. emoticon emoticon

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MIATIA1 1/20/2013 12:33PM

    emoticon Enjoy them, for like our children they gorw up all to soon....

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SSUESM 1/20/2013 11:37AM

    Wow, what a beautiful way to start the new year, with a brand new grandchild! She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations to you and your family!

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