wisconsin summer

Sorry this is late! I’ve been trying to get a post out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen.

I headed home for a little R&R last weekend and to help my parents deal with some health concerns. My brother was also able to come home and he brought my fabulous niece and nephew (Ben & Ellie) and their younger brother, Thomas.

It was a much needed weekend at home.  We ate too much, did too little, and just had a fabulous time. Here’s a couple photos from the visit.

Saturday morning, I walked outside to find a couple bees pollenating the flowers in our front yard. Ahh… bees and fresh air!

And then there were the kiddos! I definitely want to work on my skills of photographing moving subjects!  Wow, it’s difficult and I have a new found respect for professional photographers who work with children.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

chihuly and the dallas arboretum

I had one of those fabulous, successful weekends, where there was lots on the to-do list and lots more that got done! I started off the weekend by joining some friends at the Dallas Arboretum and marking off another 33 before I’m 33 goal! Yay! We wanted to get out early, before it got too hot to do anything outdoors, which meant I was out the door (on a Saturday) before 8:30 am.  This was new territory for me; I loved it and may continue to get up early! So many people out of their home before noon, who would have thought?!? Ha ha.

The Dallas Arboretum had Dale Chihuly’s amazing glass work on display, so it was even more exciting to see his work amongst all the beautiful foliage. We walked around the park oohing and ahhing at the wonderful sculptures, glass, and plant life.

We also considered that Chihuly’s inspiration may have come from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.  If only that was the case…  “the strawberries taste like strawberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries”. It made us extra hungry for a great lunch, which Kameron and I had, but Amelia spent her lunch warding off all the elusive birds. Besides the crazy birds, we had a terrific time catching up with each other, surrounded by an amazing background.

All-in-all, it was a wonderful spot to visit, and I plan to go back soon! Here’s a couple extra shots that I really enjoyed!

I’ll leave you with one last photo with a little artistic flair?!? Can you see us?

I hope everyone enjoys exploring their own cities!