2BFREE2LIVE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2BFREE2LIVE 2BFREE2LIVE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Sparkle and Shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451875 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1b7cc5d-1312-470e-a3f1-76134ccb88fb.jpg"> <BR> I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful community. <BR> This month is my <em>805</em> . Wow how time flies. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/195c83f3-8b0f-491b-b438-8d36e5d03955.png"> <BR> <BR> Living a healthy lifestyle is so worth the effort and the daily choices I <BR> have made over the years. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:34:40 EST Update on eye surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440612 I just returned from my Dr appointment for my eyes I have 20/20 in the right eye and 20/25 in my left eye which is still on the mend it still has a swollen area but on meds for that. I am happy I had it done as I will not have to wear glasses now except for reading. <BR> <BR> I bought a very nice pair of sunglasses with both 99.9% UV and polarized for driving. <BR> We take things for granted like having good vision our health and being with the ones we love. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:54:39 EST Stop fearing what could go wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437134 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d45eaf8f-2f38-4020-9450-df7d31fa4d9c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week I am trying very hard to keep this in mind. I have cataract surgery on both eyes this week one eye tomorrow and the other one on Thursday. <BR> I am a bundle of nerves and praying for great results. <BR> Sun, 3 Dec 2017 21:18:57 EST Crazy busy December http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431734 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8ecae2b-8743-439b-891c-cc4425203e57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My December just got a little more crazy. <BR> The 1st my daughters Bday, 2nd my sons Bday party The 5th Sons actual Bday..Grand daughters Bday on the 10th. <BR> The 4th is my first eye surgery, 5th post op anointment, 7th is my second eye surgery,8th post op appointment. The 15th I have an appointment to see my optometrist. <BR> I got blessed I will have to have cataract surgery on both eye... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:41 EST First snow of 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428452 This morning we woke up to our first snow for the season. It is sooner than normal we had a very bad winter last year and it looks to be starting that way for this year. I did have a large snow blower delivered last week. So at least we can dig out our cars and keep the side walks cleared. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca22a503-be85-41a1-8731-75deb0859282.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ac10213-c6ea-4a15-990d-95dc2b110b25.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 5 Nov 2017 14:22:40 EST Kitchen remodel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421795 I was the General contractor and hired all of the sub contractors for the kitchen. I got the kitchen finished in four weeks including the time the new counter top and back splash was ordered until the finished product. <BR> The first photo's are the old kitchen it is black granite and made the kitchen feel gloomy and I really did not enjoy cooking. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0de00974-f9b2-4719-ac4f-791e35363fbf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spa... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:56:44 EST SOLD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381820 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46f1350f-5d25-4de6-9e18-e8231c57e6b4.jpg"> <BR> We listed our house today at 1:30 PM and it sold for full price cash offer before 5:30 PM. <BR> We thought it would sell fast because of the market here but not this quick. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 22:56:44 EST Thirty six years ago today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380527 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d734fbcf-6cb7-4a27-9dcb-b31e257675b9.jpg"> <BR> My Husband and I were married. <BR> Lots of ups and downs <BR> Lots of fun times <BR> Lots of traveling <BR> Best of all lots of LOVE <BR> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:57 EST Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/776eed82-1c31-4247-9af6-e076bf5ea856.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> "Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you." <BR> John Maxwell <BR> <BR> This really got my attention and it is so true, after years of being on Sparks I have made many choices and each one was better than the last, so this really spoke to me and how I felt along my journey to a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Make the right choices and you will reach your goals. Fri, 12 May 2017 00:26:02 EST My favorite bloom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343261 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6fa2e128-37e7-4159-be9f-0187f855e53e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I transplanted this from the old house to the new house side flower bed. <BR> I originally planted it back in 2001 I am so happy it made the move to the <BR> new house, it was the first thing I had planted in the front flower bed at <BR> our old home. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 16:34:09 EST Beautiful sunny day for a drive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338007 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/418820ea-8e30-44b6-86f6-fb1c57044495.jpg"> <BR> I drove my car today and went shopping and to our other home to work in the flower beds. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:23:17 EST Our twins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336932 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6897535-a2b2-41cc-a2b7-a1805616631d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Very seldom are our SUV's are in the driveway at the same time. <BR> His is the silver and mine is the charcoal gray. <BR> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:07:18 EST Healthy Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312517 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5e53290-cf0d-4554-bd46-dec1cbc63d2d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Remember Your “Why” <BR> <BR> <BR> When you have a sense of purpose -- why you work, exercise, or do something good for someone else -- it gives your life meaning.  In the hurry of a busy day, it’s easy to lose sight of that. So take a moment to bring it to mind. Happiness is about more than momentary pleasure. It’s also in the satisfaction of pursuing your goals.  <BR> <BR> <BR> Tackle... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 20:12:05 EST My Fit Bit Totals for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300201 Here's What You Accomplished In 2016 <BR> <BR> 2,384,306 <BR> Total Steps for the Year <BR> <BR> 1,010 mi <BR> Total Distance for the Year <BR> <BR> Well I must have been active all year to get these results. <BR> <BR> This year I will push ahead and get more steps and more miles. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:31:18 EST Ten Year SparkVersary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296128 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dee04eb-cf82-4c6a-8cb8-3b997fd6d4fa.png"> <BR> I really want to thank the Spark community for all the support for the past ten years. <BR> <BR> There are so many things that has happened in the past ten years I would not have <BR> time to list everything. <BR> <BR> I have made several friends and learned so much on this site. <BR> Sparks has changed my life and I will forever be grateful. <BR> <BR> Here is some advise for the new Spark me... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:10:24 EST New Home in Eastern Washington http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179067 We are still working on the inside of the home with new appliances and new carpet. <BR> Once we move in I will post another blog to show the interior. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9c76aab-ad22-4543-8352-7827187bd41d.jpg"> <BR> Front view of the house at dusk. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45dc8a26-fc32-4b5f-88bd-3cb281d579eb.jpg"> <BR> Back patio view. <BR> <BR> It is hard waiting for all the new additions to be done so we can get... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:54:31 EST My Mother's Day gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923163 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2049545988.jpg"> <BR> My new SUV a Mother's day gift from Hubby. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1259683241.jpg"> <BR> His and Hers <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1544918811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l29082595.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My two vehicles for shopping and pleasure driving. Tue, 5 May 2015 16:06:59 EST Ten Years to a New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889954 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327111334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been a while since my last blog but my horoscope this morning made me stop and think what has happened in the last ten years. <BR> <BR> Daily: <BR> You may be feeling a bit of a sentimental push today, Scorpio. Allow your thoughts to take you back a bit today. Muse on who you were, maybe 5, maybe 10 years ago. Do you feel like maybe you could pat that person on the back, or slap them in the back of the h... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:22:12 EST Celebrating my Birthday enjoying the Pacific Northwest Autumn Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804227 I had to run an errand this morning and grabbed the camera as I passed my desk. <BR> These are photos taken in our neighborhood. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l742147009.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1641125655.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1530196636.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2103755649.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529868107... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:33:54 EST CAMANO STATE PARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1801808015.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1801872911.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1572384666.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l366995027.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l382306898.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful day here today so we decided to take a drive to one of our many State Parks in the area. <BR> We enjoyed wat... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:47:17 EST MOTIVATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598509 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l162967516.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 3 Key Tips on How to Make Changes in Your Life <BR> <BR> We have all heard the saying that “one thing in life is constant and that is change.” However, even though we know this fact about life it is very difficult for many people to face and make changes in their lives. Many times we will even cling to a bad situation even though we know we would be better off doing something else but can’t find the courage to m... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:44:22 EST HAPPY HOLIDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569029 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091495298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing all of my very special friends here at Sparksville a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. <BR> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:33:07 EST ~~Happy Thursday~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547209 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l823650493.jpg"> <BR> Hope you had a great day! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:34:54 EST My landscape project for this week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485868 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1223012266.jpg"> <BR> The harsh summer killed my sod so I decided to remove the sod. <BR> I removed all the dead sod from the area next to the sidewalk. It took four weeks as I used the green recycle bin and it only held a fourth of the sod each week. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1627924503.jpg"> <BR> The pavers were delivered late on Friday and I managed to get about 100 down. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 02:01:04 EST Our Fleet including the newest addition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1873291276.jpg"> <BR> The 1995 GMC Truck <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1499705245.jpg"> <BR> The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1181378092.jpg"> <BR> The 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294938198.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2002956166.jpg"> <BR> The new addition is a 2013 Hyundai Sa... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:30:12 EST Making the Right Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444724 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760655808.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every small choice you make will impact your future. Don't quit! You can't expect to get good results if you keep making exercise excuses and quitting before you have a chance to reach your goals. <BR> Stop cheating yourself--make the right choices to get the results you want. When faced with multiple options, think about how each one will affect your progress. That foresight will have a major payoff in the end! ... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 00:09:03 EST TUESDAY BLOOMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431302 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l352726995.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1042567987.jpg"> <BR> FLOWERS FROM OUR WEST SIDE HOME. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419588304.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l557885514.jpg"> <BR> FLOWERS FROM OUR EAST SIDE HOME. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:49:57 EST TUESDAY BLOOMS ON MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1916284810.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l30861539.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518476620.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are blooms from the Eastern Washington home. Hubby took them for me over the weekend. Mon, 20 May 2013 21:03:48 EST The Fountain Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355810 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343776933.jpg"> <BR> Before fountain not my style. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l970469302.jpg"> <BR> After removing the old fountain and now a clean slate for my project. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1290776487.jpg"> <BR> My new fountain in its new home. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l638201798.jpg"> <BR> The new fountain with the lights at night. <BR> ... Tue, 14 May 2013 00:03:13 EST We found Tow Mater at the Golf Course yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353317 We played our favorite course yesterday and on my favorite T off box on number eight <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1712828307.jpg"> <BR> one of the reasons I like this area of the course is because you can see the ocean and across to Camino Island in the distance. <BR> Once we got to the green there he was sitting there minding his own business just looking at us. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1924982921.jpg"> <BR> We thought it was cut... Sat, 11 May 2013 18:16:30 EST TUESDAY BLOOMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348161 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180103260.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1157949614.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189204780.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1280758568.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l277342423.jpg"> <BR> A few photos from around the landscape and also a photo of a Mother Duck and her Ducklings we counted eight in all they are head... Tue, 7 May 2013 03:02:05 EST MY TREK ACROSS AMERICA HAS COME TO AN END http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342650 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1689905301.jpg"> <BR> Well here I am at the end of the Trek Across America <BR> 4147.0 mi - "Florence, OR", Lane County <BR> "Section: 1 Map Name: Florence-Eugene Alternate, " <BR> I walked 123 miles in the month of April to reach the coast I was in Florence on April 17th and have been resting my tired feet before I find another trek to walk. I started the Trek back in October of 2010 so it has taken me a long time to reach my goal, howeve... Wed, 1 May 2013 23:38:14 EST Starry Night Secrets of Old Age http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317375 <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=<BR>player_embedded&v=FgBF3sIPm4c </link> <BR> <BR> To all my Spark friends both young and old, life is wonderful be sure to live life every day. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 16:08:07 EST My Trans America Trek across America for March 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308194 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l514872140.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 4024.0 mi - "24.56 mi to Mapleton, OR", Lane County <BR> "Section: 1 Map Name: Florence-Eugene Alternate, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1711746963.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This month I walked 123 fitness miles. I am going to get to my goal the month of April. <BR> I think I will start a new walk just have to find another site with another route for me to walk. <BR> <BR> It has been fun and I h... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:49:04 EST FOUNTAIN PROJECT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290377 I decided that I was tired of looking at the old fountain so I removed it today. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504882589.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am in the process of getting the pad ready for the new fountain that I will place there. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l635744198.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So next week when I get the landscape pavers in there place and the fountain up and running I will post another blog to show the finished project. <BR> <BR... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:02:08 EST SPRING FLOWERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274671 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l399749073.jpg"> <BR> This flower bed is right in front of the pergola. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1179570989.jpg"> <BR> This runs along the front yard by the street above the rock wall. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2059087747.jpg"> <BR> This is an early bloomer just off of the patio by the kitchen. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012028212.jpg"> <BR> Had to s... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:37:22 EST MY TRANS AMERICA TREK ACROSS AMERICA FEBRUARY RESULTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268735 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1673080725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 3900.9 mi - "42.22 mi to Mc Kenzie Bridge, OR", Deschutes County <BR> "Section: 2 Map Name: Sisters, 13" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1059762098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764536209.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1309618086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did manage to walk 102.30 miles in February even though th... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:13:39 EST MY TRANS AMERICA TREK ACROSS AMERICA JANUARY RESULTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242939 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l791159103.jpg"> <BR> 3798.6 mi - "12.79 mi to Mitchell, OR", Wheeler County <BR> "Section: 2 Map Name: Mitchell, 16" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873767227.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1405788450.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1066466994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I managed to walk 110 miles for the month of January mostly indoors due to we... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:56:43 EST I forgot----How could I ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958701879.jpg"> <BR> I had my six year Spark Anniversary on January 7th!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884056378.jpg"> <BR> Taken right before I found Spark People. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l655761733.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Six years of HEALTHY LIVING counting calories and logging every bite I take <BR> on the Spark nutrition tracker. <BR> I am celebrating my Sixth Year Ann... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:20:17 EST TAZZ CAME HOME TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187379 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l636723526.jpg"> <BR> Today the people from Heartfelt Memories brought the box with Tazz's ashes home today. <BR> We also got a paw print inside of a mold shaped like a heart. <BR> This is the first photo we ever took of Tazz when we got him home from the pet store. He was six weeks old and was a wild little guy. <BR> The toy hamburger behind him was his favorite toy and he has the look on his face like who took my burger because he did... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 00:54:37 EST Tazz is waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179439 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1024205108.jpg"> <BR> TAZZ sleeping by his Christmas Tree before his journey to Rainbow Bridge. <BR> July 17th, 1996 ~~~~~~~~~December 24th, 2012 <BR> <BR> Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. <BR> <BR> When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone <BR> here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. <BR> <BR> There are meadows and hills for all of our spec... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:52:57 EST Snoqualmie Pass Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159554 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1360765220.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2033459460.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1930764553.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1551990427.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1785143568.jpg"> <BR> This is why Hubby could not make it home this weekend from our Eastern <BR> Washington home. Better safe than sorry. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:40:40 EST HELLO OREGON MY TREK ACROSS AMERICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154078 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222180523.jpg"> <BR> 3581.6 mi - "27.29 mi to Richland, OR", Baker County <BR> "Section: 3 Map Name: Hell's Canyon, 24" <BR> <BR> The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center just outside of Baker City sits adjacent to the deep wagon ruts marking the pioneer’s trek through Baker County. The Center depicts the Oregon Trail journey from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:16:15 EST DOES LIFE FIND YOU IN THE FOG? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133148 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l680665412.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was taken yesterday going over Snoqualmie Pass, what an erie sight. <BR> Mother Nature can have beauty even when we are all in the fog. <BR> This is one of those hugh wind generators, looks very small in the distance. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:08:25 EST Busy Elves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130837 My best friend and I are going to be busy elves next weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1202069803.jpg"> <BR> We are going to be decorating the ten foot tree for my home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1145282862.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then we will decorate the rest of the house. When we get done it will look like a Christmas Explosion!!! <BR> <BR> We will post a blog when we finish our project. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:25:26 EST A Special Thank You for the Birthday Wishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110625 I have so many wonderful Spark Friends I thought I would share a few of my garden photos from my Eastern Washington home to show that even though the cooler weather is fast arriving that my gardens are still producing wonderful flowers and whimsy. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439722319.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1874403596.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785031487.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:43:29 EST Signs of the Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106057 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l771563840.jpg"> <BR> Seems every year just as this grass is in its glory the weather changes. <BR> This was taken just as the Sun was setting and the Moon was in the sky. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327341862.jpg"> <BR> Color along the city streets of Leavenworth this past weekend. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840357645.jpg"> <BR> Snow on Snoqualmie Pass this morning, not happy to se... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:32:15 EST MY TREK ACROSS AMERICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088364 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l267766072.jpg"> <BR> 3480.3 mi - "9.21 mi to New Meadows, ID", Adams County <BR> "Section: 3 Map Name: Pollock, 27" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829885262.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124564914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I forgot to blog last month I walked 109.5 miles for the month of August. <BR> For the month of September I walked 115.5 miles. <BR> <BR> I am almost out of I... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 21:22:40 EST Sunset as seen through the elements of nature http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l776466095.jpg"> <BR> This was taken yesterday in the back yard of our Eastern Washington home, the smoke filled the air from all the fires in the surrounding hills as the sunset. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:00:24 EST Hints of Autumn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056660 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l765704716.jpg"> <BR> A dust storm moved through the area on Sunday this week, this is my back side yard flower bed. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l357479935.jpg"> <BR> The first signs of Autumn in the back yard of our Eastern Washington home. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:29:24 EST