Love is… Surprises!

Recently our daughter went away on a vacation and while she was gone, she invited her Dad and me to spend a few days at her place.

She lives quite close to the city and she figured her parental units (as she calls us) would enjoy the chance to have some “city fun” with a crash pad nearby!

It was very thoughtful of her; we had a terrific time.


We left her house before she got back from her trip – but wanted to leave a couple of “surprises” for her to find on her return . . .

~ Her Dad mowed and trimmed her yard to perfection!

~ And because she loves her flower garden, I found some garden-y window clings to add to her kitchen door.

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She was delighted to discover her surprises.

But, you know what?

I think Sir Beads and I were just as excited getting those surprises ready! 🙂

‘Til next time,


I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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There’s No Place Like Home

Greetings Kids!
We’ve just returned from a little trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We traveled to the beautiful coast of Maine and then to the glorious mountains of Vermont.

Our plans had been in jeopardy at the last minute, though! You see; Hurricane Irene was bearing down on our area the day before we were to leave. We suddenly found ourselves packing for a vacation and battening down the hatches to weather the storm, all at the same time! We worried about how we’d deal with the food in the fridge if we lost power (We did lose it!). We wondered what to do if the electricity was not back on before we left! Should we leave the food in the fridge and pray the power would come back soon enough so it wouldn’t spoil? Or should we just dump all of the food as a guarantee we wouldn’t return to a mess after our trip? Ay-yi-yi.


Fortunately, everything settled down just in time for us to go as planned. Our getaway was wonderful. The weather was sunny all through the week and the temperatures were around 80 degrees – perfect. I’ll post some pretty pictures and talk a little about our escapades in the coming days . . .

But for now, I thought it would be fun to get your take on travel, so let’s have a weekly question, ok? 🙂


I‘ve always felt that no matter how nice a vacation is, no matter how much fun you had, or how beautiful the places you visited . . . there’s no place like home!

That first night back in your own home, in your own bed, is pure bliss – plain and simple.

I’m curious how you feel about it!