Skip to main content

Summer Gratitude 2019


Hello from the hot summer in Colorado. I just got back from a vacation with my family. I attached my recent pictures down to my graduation. I finally finished my bachelor's in nursing. I had an associate degree for many years but not I can officially say I am a bit smarter. :)


Look at me hanging out with the stars in Los Angeles, California, the wax museum, that is.


A visit to California is not complete without the scene of the Pacific Beach. Here we are in San Diego with the water warm enough, we could actually go wading comfortably.

Paul and I are back in Colorado shopping at the farmer's market. 
The other pictures are with my family in California for a mini-reunion. 
I can't help but notice that sign on the white truck in La Jolla, "People are important." Yes, indeed, no matter what race or color, I should add. 


 More beach pictures. Can you spot the seals and sea lions?
And look at how we positioned ourselves in the picture as a family? We did not plan that special line up.

And here are more family pictures. I have to post a picture of my grandson. He is now 4 months old. The last one is, of course, my graduation day before I headed to a much-needed vacation. 


Ten Things of Thankful

Comments

  1. Congratulations on your graduation!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations on the degree! Very cool.
    Liked the vacation photos... the summer on this coast had been pretty warm (never be too warm for me)... and excellent family photos.
    Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am so proud of you for getting your bachelor’s in nursing. I know it requires a lot of hard work and often sacrificing doing other things in order to reach the goal.
    Love seeing all those wonderful photos of you and your family. What a cute little grandson!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations!
    San Diego was our go-to weekend getaway when we lived in California. The weather always seems to be perfect there!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, Carin! Haven't seen you in a long time! Congratulations on your graduation! Going to school and working on your degree must have been tough! Your grandbaby is adorable! SoCal beaches are deceiving, especially in LA where the water is NEVER warm!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just catching up and loving your photos of California!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for reading. I would love to read your comment.

Popular Posts

Birthday Month

Here are some random photos I picked From my collection that makes me think The smiles and laughs shared With the people who care I share my birthday month with some loved ones Some close, some far With distance or heart In my thoughts they are present Sometimes that's all that matter The experience, tastes, and feelings matter too Simple things like easter bombs "cocoa" A manicure with massage And more sweet happy birthday cakes A workout in different virtual destinations I cannot go there for real but virtually I can New Zealand, Spain, the Pacific Islands All in one day Imagined or virtual They can bring joy

Easter 2021

It's that season again when the breeze is warm enough To go out in nature And the hike is not so rough The ground is dry enough The rock's not so slippery As we climbed the trails above Not so muddy but rocky There's not much greenery But a hint of good scenery With young growth below, yet premature Give a hope that reassures Then Easter Day we were looking forward to Came by and flew through A few weeks of preparation With our three generations Putting up decorations Getting gifts all ready Making food for everybody Some are healthy, some . . . just yummy The egg hunting that used to be for our children Some many years ago  are now enjoyed by our grandkids Who reminds us of those early years The happy birthday days of festivities The joy from those activities Makes me grateful for simple things  That has not changed Spending time, playing, and eating together Can bring joy altogether

Six Sentence Story: Green Coat

He tore my green, soft, favorite coat, the one I wore so much. I felt I was not the one he wanted me to be, not anymore.  All good things must come to an end, or should it be just the bad? Clutching my torn coat and shutting the door in front of him, tears shed from my burning eyes. I said goodbye. It is his loss, not mine.