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Geocaching Adventures

Friday, February 03, 2012

Last year my Niece was commenting on her Facebook page about her family out GEOCACHING.... and the fun they were having... night caching and I was curious as to WHAT is GEOCACHING...it is VERY ADDICTIVE...you go places to see things... it TAKES you to a place WITH a purpose for something to do.....My hubby and I started in July..we have gotten my mom and other family members to play the GAME....

Here are a few Pictures since I have been out caching ....

A bike path we now have hidden a cache off this path....here is the link to our cache.. www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detail

The colors in nature are the most priceless...

I have seen alot of these tress since we started caching....

Showing my mom the HIDDEN TREASURE's in her town...

There are GEOCACHES hidden all over the world.

A TRAVEL BUG ...got him and moved him along..

We had passed this park...but never never they were standing guard...

this is one of my FAVORITE and my cachin shoes will be added this year

There are Puzzle caches, which this one took use a few months to solve but so worth it !!!!

Winters sunset....so cool... www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detail

Early morning HOAR FROST ....

This was a GRAVEL pit now they have turned it into a wonderful park... www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detail

Crossing the Bridge to get OUR FIRST VIRTUAL cache.... www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detail

yes that is the highway above!!!!

will post more soon thought I would just share a few...here is the link to GEOCACHING it is a free web site ...all you need is a gps and a pen..the you tube videos also help.... this is a VERY true statement the first 100 you find is the HARDEST ....we are at 517 !!!! Our highest in one day is 50, finds !!!

the coordinates for the caches will appear once you have started you GEOCACHING page...it is free to play...!!!! FREE just a GPS and a pen !!!!


enjoy the hunt...

thanks for stopping by my blog
have a great day....m

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WILDNTEXAS 2/25/2012 5:43PM

    I emoticon geocaching! It takes you to all kinds of new places and doing things you might not have otherwise. I enjoyed reading your blog post and especially your photos!

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ALOHAEV1 2/5/2012 9:10AM

    Kewl...thanks for the tour, loved it!

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PEORIAPOLE 2/3/2012 10:54PM

    Nice Pictures...I always forget to bring my camera with me...I love this hobby, finding things in your own backyard that you never knew existed.


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SWAZY33 2/3/2012 9:45AM

    I keep telling my son that we need to start doing this also! I watched a TV special all out geocaching and have wanted to get ou there every since!
GREAT pictures!
We all should get out and see the world!
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FARRAH511 2/3/2012 8:58AM

    I like your pictures, I'll check out the geocaching website.

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2012 Plan + Dreams x Incentives + Motivation = GOALS ACHIEVED

Monday, January 02, 2012

1. FIND JOY in the small/ little things, NOT letting others effect me.
2. Enjoy the day, NO MATTER WHAT!
3. Take pride in the day.
4. Learn something NEW everyday, keeps the brain working.
5. Eat to FUEL my body. But still enjoy the good things.
6. Exercise with purpose, not as a chore. FOCUS.
7. Purge as cleaning, too much stuff = clutter....need to downsize alot of things
8. Tell those around me that they are loved and WHY....
9. Listen to the FAMILY /FRIENDS, be there shoulder.
10.Take a few more deep breathes when things seem STRESSFUL
11. Enjoying the TIME with friends and family, with out watching the clock.
12. More time for ME, does NOT mean I am SELFISH.

listed below are my Definitions of the 12 goals and what they mean to me...
With pictures, each picture fits each goal I think.


The Definition of the 12

1. FIND JOY in the small/ little things, NOT letting others effect me.
Being around the "NEGATIVE NELLIES" who want me join, their team is no longer
apart of who I want to be.....from the hike in the woods on a rainy day, to stress of work, the "NELLIES" are not doing to steal my JOY!

12/17/2011 Tara's Paw prints in the snow.

2. Enjoy the day, NO MATTER WHAT!
This quote says it all, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.” - Unknown

Storm clouds over the AZ sky. 2011

3. Take pride in the day.
A Quote From my dad, "No matter what be PROUD of WHO you are and what you BELIEVE in."

Me and my GodDaughter 2010 enjoying the silly with her is priceless...and instilling the same values her Pa would have shared with her.

4. Learn something NEW everyday, keeps the brain working.
Always being active, and ready for a new day. a new CHALLENGE.
Keeps you young and keeps the brain active.

12/18/2011 Geocaching in morning frost.

5. Eat to FUEL my body. But still enjoy the good things.
I was a very picky eater as a kid, but I have learned to like ALOT of new foods.
but weakness is sweets...Will be trying more fruit this year..

HOME Grown Veggies to share with family and friends great exercise and FUEL!!

6. Exercise with purpose, not as a chore. FOCUS.
With DH not working, going to the gym and taking classes has been out of the budget, so using MY gym more will be on tap this year.


7. Purge as cleaning, too much stuff = clutter....need to downsize alot of things.
Being EMPTY NESTERS Sucks.... I have all my Daughters junk...she is stationed in GERMANY, so shipping her all her books, stuffed animals, old clothes, nicknacks,
is not an option, this means that mom gets to store it all...will be downsizing
her stuff as much as possible. Same for my son's stuff.... he does not have
the storage at his apt. but mom and dad are not keeping it all.

Reggie, My Daughter's Dog with her stuffed toys...Toys still here Reggie is in Germany.

8. Tell those around me that they are loved and WHY....
You Say "I LOVE YOU" but even though you have said it..... have you ever
told that person why? You cant when they are gone.

Nothing beats a hug from your MOM.

9. Listen to the FAMILY /FRIENDS, be their shoulder or sounding board....You might
need it in return. This Christmas I listened to my brother recall a family STORY... his version was not the same as how I remembered it.... we laughed and corrected each other on the actual story then called mom ....Listening enlightens your heart.

Christmas Dinner + Childhood stories x laughter = more memories!

10.Take a few more deep breathes when things seem STRESSFUL.
I have been told, I take things to seriously, and that I worry to much,
So taking a break from what ever is an overload and stepping back, is my plan.

Took this picture 8/2011, while on a bike ride with Hubby... it is one of my favorites, and this picture is relaxing.... if your look there is a Butterfly in the lower right.

11. Enjoying the TIME with friends and family, with out watching the clock.
We live in a gotta go, busy rushed world...the gotta have NOW mind set.
Going to try and forget the clock when out with family and friends. To ENJOY their

GEOCACHING takes you places with your family with a purpose, and the family time is priceless....

12. More time for ME, does NOT mean I am SELFISH.
Being able to enjoy the things that make me HAPPY, without anyone calling me
SELFISH....from time with family to doing what I want....I have earned it....
and I deserve it!

One of my Roses 2011

have a great day..

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YAMINOKODOMO 1/7/2012 3:40PM

    What a great blog! This was wonderful to read, and what a great plan for 2012!!

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SWAZY33 1/3/2012 8:25PM

    I emoticonyour list!
I can just copy and paste that on to my page of goals too!
2012 look out!!!
So proud of all you accomplished so far and looking forward to cheering you along the way this year too!

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RUBYSNANA 1/3/2012 8:59AM

    Loved it! emoticon

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ROSIE777 1/3/2012 8:49AM

    It all was so beautifully said & done loved it sweet friend thank you for sharing. emoticon

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STRINGS58 1/3/2012 6:38AM

    Excellent blog!!! Happy New Year!

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SHARON10002 1/3/2012 12:50AM

    This is emoticon! You put a great deal of thought, effort, and concentration into your list of goals and dreams. You should come back to this every day, and it will eventually be imprinted into your very being.

I wish you success in achieving your goals, and may all your wishes come true in 2012!

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OLDERDANDRT 1/2/2012 10:11PM

    Great blog and great pics!! I think you're on to something wonderful, here! Have a great evening, a great week, month and entire 2012!!! Happy New Year!

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KATVHALE 1/2/2012 7:24PM

    Awesome mindset and goals! I pray you reach all your goals and then some!

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KSMGLASS 1/2/2012 7:01PM

    This such a wonderful blog! HNY dear spark friend! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 1/2/2012 4:54PM

    Beautiful blog!!!

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MIMOTOGO 1/2/2012 4:49PM

    Great blog! Loved the photos too. Hope your week is wonderful. Keep up the great work.

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--MAY-- 1/2/2012 4:05PM

    I love your blog!! Beautiful Pictures. I love the story about your brother made me smile!! Thanx, so much

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WENDYSPARKS 1/2/2012 4:01PM

    Loved this blog!

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PURPLEBABYBEE 1/2/2012 12:06PM

    Great blog. Loved the pics

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CAMROLA 1/2/2012 11:17AM

    Beautiful blog!

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TAFODIL24 1/2/2012 11:08AM

    emoticongoals ~ love the idea

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MIECHI7 1/2/2012 10:58AM

    I hate math, but I love your new years formula!!

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Trying to just heal a broken heart

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thankyou for all the thoughts and prayers for me.....

It may be the holidays, the Christmas song may be ringing in the stores and on the radio... but this holiday is not how I pictured things to be.... after getting dressed this morning and finding my way down the stairs seeing the spot my Tara should be sleeping ...and she's not there ...her water dish her food dish her favorite pillow all cleaned up all put away ...

I have to find the holiday spirit again

down a couple of cups of coffee and head out to pickup the last of the gifts for DH and my son ...trying not to just pull over and scream like a mad woman ...found 1/2 of the things I was needing to finish my list....head home to finish the cookie baskets we are giving to family this year..

baked a double batch of tollhouse
did a triple batch of peppermint bark
100+chocolate dipped pretzels
60+ snowballs

on tap for tomorrow
chex mix
fake caramel corn
brownie snowballs

and to start making baskets

I will be missing both my dogs for the rest of my life ....
now I can say we are empty nesters completely no kids 2 legs or 4 legs

we dont have to be home to take the dog out ...

thakyou again for the love and support
it means the world to me


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STRINGS58 12/28/2011 8:44PM

    Just checked in, and had no idea -- I'm so sorry for your loss. Both dogs look like lovely beings. Many hugs to you.

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VW_STEPH 12/24/2011 4:45PM

    I'm so sorry.:( I hope you can begin to heal... I know it's so hard x

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ANNTORR53 12/21/2011 5:26PM

    I am soooo sorry. The loss of a pet IS the loss of a family member. It will take time for your broken heart to mend. You will never forget.................. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 12/21/2011 4:13PM

    When I lost my puppy Maxx (13yrs old) my heart broke in a million pieces. My job (the 4legged lovers we all are) understood completely & allowed me to take a day off. I cried at work, home & alone & everyone was very sympathetic to me talking about him cause they knew I loved him truly. He was so there for me at all times & I miss they laid back way he was. I did get another puppy about a month later which wasn't the best but I do love Shadow. He isn't Maxx but he has his own little light that shines. Next adoption I will get a pup that's about 2yrs & from a shelter. Take time to heal but with the love you guys have in your hearts, give another loving nonhuman a home. When you are absolutely ready...

God bless & keep you!


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SUNNY332 12/21/2011 12:51PM

    I so understand and I am so sorry for your loss.

Be good to yourself right now and if you feel like screaming, go ahead. Everyone will understand.

Be Blessed my Sweet Friend and know I will be thinking about you and praying for you.

Hugs, Sunny

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THINBUCKEYE 12/21/2011 11:28AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I understand.

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DOROTHYBERO 12/21/2011 6:07AM

    Sorry for yor loss - I lost my brother and am reeling!

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VEGGIE-FITNESS 12/20/2011 11:04PM

    I'm so sorry. The holidays can be hard when we don't have those we love with us. Please know that you are not alone. I'm thinking of you and wishing you peace.

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    Just a note to let you know...I'm thinking of you.

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OUTDOORGIRL70 12/20/2011 9:35PM

    I will be praying that the spirit comes back into your life.
Try your best and things will get better in time.


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SnowAngel Tara

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tara in the fresh falling snow on 12/17/201....It is Dec here in the mid west and we have no snow ...but my Taragirl got to be in the snow one more time ....

the Dr told us this morning that she has a growth in her lymphoids and it was most likely cancer ...
We choose not to put her through any tests at 14 she might not be able to endure a good quality of life much longer... Knowing that CANCER is a bad word for anyone to hear..Making the decision to end her pain only made ours greater....missing her and loving her and Diamond...is neverending....

cancersucks to but it bluntly sorry if I said a bad word but it there is no other way to say it ...

this is a picture I took this morning while on our "check the yard walk Tara and I would take..she would look at the flowers look at the gardens ...find the frogs
or snakes...

RIP 12/19/11 Tara you are loved forever and never forgotten

the only small comfort in my heart is that she and diamond are together

hope there is snow at the RAINBOW BRIDGE for these 2 .....
till we meet again

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CAROLWILSON 1/1/2012 11:24AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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VW_STEPH 12/24/2011 4:43PM

    My thoughts are with you. I'm so sorry for the loss of Tara. xxx

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MOMSLIM 12/19/2011 7:59PM


She is beautiful....
They both were.

May she rest in peace.
Memories will never be taken away.

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loving a pet.....

Saturday, December 17, 2011

this just says it all
when you are loved by a dog

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SHARON10002 12/19/2011 10:57PM

    Our two dogs were referred to as if they were offspring. This is such a touching photo. . .

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NATPLUMMER 12/18/2011 10:11AM

    So sweet and true.

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ALOHAEV1 12/18/2011 9:39AM

    The expression on Pups face is priceless and says it all...

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FRAN0426 12/18/2011 2:05AM

    WE have enjoyed the company and love of several dogs over our married life. They ask for so little and yet enjoy the time you spend with them. Love the picture, it does say it all, thanks for sharing it.

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ELSCO55 12/17/2011 11:24PM

    Our pets have always been special. In fact they are referred to as our fur babies.

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MKPRINCESS007 12/17/2011 10:41PM

    Awwwwwwwww, that is so precious. Pets are such a blessing in our lives.

Thanks for sharing!


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