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Orion....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

So I've been seeing some beautiful early morning skies....this morning I saw the Orion constellation...so I'm wondering....where can I get a fabulous belt like his??? emoticon

  
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GODS_TEMPLE 10/17/2014 8:41PM

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JUNA89 10/16/2014 6:09PM

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MONTANAFOCUS 10/16/2014 4:10PM

    Sometimes I feel like Orion could just step in the door.

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FPALIWODA 10/16/2014 3:38PM

  We have had some fabulous morning skies in Ohio as well. Isn't it great to take the time to notice?!

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Out of the mouths of babes.....

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This conversation between my 2 year old granddaughter and her momma after leaving my house left me in stitches ha ha ha:

Her: I want to eat....

Momma: Sure!! What would you like to eat??

Her: Lizards

Momma: Lizards?????

Her: Yes please,,,baby lizards!!!

ha ha ha,,,sooooo anyone have any good Lizard recipes???? jk jk Made my whole day emoticon

  
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GODS_TEMPLE 9/18/2014 6:06PM

    Maybe she REALLY wanted Gizzards...although I've never heard of baby ones. emoticon

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WHYNOTJ1 9/18/2014 2:23PM

    When I was a nanny, I used to make up names for what we were eating for lunch. Baloney sandwiches sometimes became "moosemeat sandwiches" :-)
I'm sure you could make "lizard noodle soup"!

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PROPMAN1 9/18/2014 2:20PM

  Cute. emoticon

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One year later...it's been a wild ride!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

It truly is hard to believe it has been 1 year since I last set my goals. Last September (2013) was a pretty dark time in my life. My mom had just passed away, very unexpectedly & I was a train wreck. The grieving had taken a huge toll on me physically and emotionally. Spiritually, my relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is what ultimately help me through the whole last year. emoticon

Physically I had gained back over 10lbs I had worked so hard to lose, I had anxiety attacks everyday, even in my sleep, needless to say I wasn't sleeping either. I had heart palpitations, broke out in a weird rash on my arms, cried at the drop of a hat, on and on, you get the picture.

I decided it was time to get a grip,,I couldn't go on living like that. I knew exercise and good nutrition would be my ticket. so I started a journal. Set physical, emotional and spiritual goals. I tracked EVERYTHING!! I prayed for the strength, ability, comfort and wisdom to push forward. And slowly, things started to turn around. By Christmas I had RE-LOST the 10lbs I had gained. Physically, some of the real bad issues had all but disappeared. Of course it goes without saying I still grieve and miss my mom every single day, but now I can get through the day without feeling like I'm having a heart attack!!

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January of 2014 a small group of family and friends started a "lifestyle change", wasn't just about losing weight but being as healthy, fit and present in our daily lives as we could possibly be. Being the BEST we could be. We all had our own personal goals. We decided to end it in August with a trip to the ocean. We are pretty much landlocked in Montana,,sometimes ya just need your ocean fix!! SparkPeople was a very important tool for me in my journey. The tracking, the support and encouragement from awesome Spark Friends, the inspirational stories, the recipes, just everything was huge in helping me stay on track. emoticon

By August 16th, I had lost an additional 10lbs, 20 all together, I finished a C25K running program and went on to run a 10K in honor of my mom, and I have completed almost every goal I had started journaling about. OH and I also celebrated my 50th birthday haha and welcomed my 2nd precious grandbaby into the world. And the best thing is, I feel so much better inside and out. I have a way to go still, but I know I can do it! So September 2014 is like a fresh start for me. I'm setting some new goals,, so bring on the New Year!! emoticon

Here's a few pic's from our trip :)



The night before we left the Lord Blessed me with this sunset,,took it at a stop light ha ha



First stop was in Couer d'Alene ID at a diner I saw on "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives" had to try the homemade pecan carmel rolls,,well worth the calories!!



Bridge of the Gods



Early morning beach combing



Our beach!



Beautiful sunset from our deck..

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Enjoying the last moments...

  
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MT-MOONCHASER 8/31/2014 1:10PM

    Congratulations. I'm glad that you enjoyed such a nice reward. I hope your next challenge goes as well. emoticon

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MONTANAFOCUS 8/30/2014 3:41PM

    you did a great job. Definitely deserved that trip to the ocean. I can almost hear and smell it now.

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BECKY0111 8/30/2014 12:39PM

    Beautiful sunset! God bless you.

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TERI-RIFIC 8/30/2014 7:04AM

    May you have another great year coming up!! The pictures are beautiful and congratulations on having the strength and conviction to make the last year such a great one. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/30/2014 1:45AM

    What a great year you have had...working through your grief, and getting yourself healthy. The pics are beautiful...but I know it was many times more wonderful being there to celebrate with your family and friends! emoticon



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New weekend new adventure!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Stayed at the cabin this weekend. Took a 6 hour 4 wheeler ride, saw some beautiful sites and best of all found a newly discovered (at least for us!) huckleberry patch! If you've ever picked huckleberries you know how valuable finding good patch of berries is!! All I'm saying is,it's up "No tell em' gulch!!" ha ha



Hiked into this pretty high mountain lake...



Found this little guy lookin up at me....



View from the top of the world! Too bad there is so much smoke from forest fires to see clearly but Canyon Ferry Lake is in the background....



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MOMTOMONKEYS2 8/13/2014 12:29PM

    Looks like a pretty hike...where did you go? I promise I'm not trying to find your huckleberry spot emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/12/2014 11:40PM

    emoticon scenery, and sounds like you got a lot of sunshine and fresh air...at least, I hope you weren't smelling that smoke the whole time...

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TERI-RIFIC 8/12/2014 7:02AM

    Beautiful!

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Much needed weekend in the wilderness!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

A much needed camping/hiking weekend was just what the doctor ordered! Ended up in the Bob Marshall Wilderness,,breathtaking!! Rivals Glacier Park in it's beauty... the best thing is, it is only 1.5 hours from my house!! Feeling Blessed emoticon



Stumbled upon this awesome waterfall.....



Hike to the top and overlook Gibson Reservoir....



Sun Canyon River....



The COOLEST thing was finding this fossil along the river...looks like a shell??? Anyone know anything about this kind of thing?



Of course I can not pass up an opportunity to photograph wildflowers!! My favorite "Indian Paintbrush"



This was at Canyon Ferry Lake the week before....calm before the storm!!






  
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MT-MOONCHASER 8/3/2014 12:38PM

    Nice picture of Canyon Ferry. I really like the colors in it.

Your other pictures are nice, too.

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MONTANAFOCUS 8/1/2014 12:47PM

    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. DH's cousin used to be a ranger in the "Bob". Most of his work was on horseback. Poor fellow, but then somebody has to do it, right?

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BECKY0111 7/29/2014 10:18PM

    So beautiful! Please continue to share your Montana pics, and have a great summer!

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FISHGUT3 7/29/2014 9:02AM

    looks inviting

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TERI-RIFIC 7/29/2014 6:43AM

    Beautiful.

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ALICIA214 7/29/2014 12:14AM

 

The beauty of Mother Nature, can't beat it The pictures are beautiful..


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GODS_TEMPLE 7/29/2014 12:03AM

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Everything around here is FLAT. I've loved the few times when I had the chance of seeing mountains and waterfalls. (sigh)

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