Monday, November 14, 2011

10 Months in 10 Minutes

Last Friday we reconnected.  I opened blogger and quickly shared what was on my heart and how much I needed the creative outlet this blog is. I shared how I was hoping it would be like the best friend you had in middle school that you had not seen in years. Then you suddenly run into her one day and you pick up like no time has passed at all. You chat over coffee and realize that times may have changed but your friendship stayed lit deep in your heart.

So it only seemes to be appropriate to share with you what has been going on at the too Blessed to Stress nest for the last 10 months. But how on earth do I do that without borring you for the next few hours of your life with my ramblings.

What to do?

{Cue Dramatic Music}

That's where photos come in.

I decided to let the pictures do {most of} the talking.

So grab a cup of coffee and settle in to see 10 months of happenings in 10 minutes {give or take a few depending how fast you read and parouse photos!}

Trip to Arizona with Hubby and Mom in law to surprise Grandma for her 80th birthday. I'll have to do a seperate post on that wonderful trip some other time - the details of the surprise are priceless! {hence the lack of photos from Arizona, gotta save 'em for that post don't 'cha know!}

We toured an Indian village with homes built in the cliffs of the rocks, spent lots of time with family, stopped at California Adventure on the way home and all of this was going on while I had the worst chest-cold/flu-something-or-rather. That part was miserable! Hubby said he has never seen me so sick.

Can you believe people lived in those homes
carved way up in the hills?

Celebrated our anniversary - 8 years married to the love of my life!

View from our window of the lovely Bavarian town we stayed in.

Flowers from my love.

Unfortunatly at the end of April I sprained my ankle pretty severly. It was black and blue from my toes up to my knee. Miserable pain. I will spare you the photos of my puffed up, larger than life, bruised ankle/leg - not a pretty sight.

Hubby's birthday - which involved an out door hot dog roast, wonderful friends, and a rousing game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. All ages played and it was a hoot!

Garden was in full swing. I said I didn't really want to have any blueberry bushes since they could take up too much room... hubby gave me that look... the big green eyes... sly smile...the look I can't resist... the one that melts my heart... the look that made us end up with not 1, not 2 but {brace yourself} 7 blueberries! And a trellised raspberry.... And 2 thorneless blackberries... And a Kiwi. {Don't even get me started on the Kiwi}

What can I say...
I'm a pushover when it comes to those handsome green eyes.

Blueberries, tomatoes, snow peas, sugar snap peas,
 potatoes and one ear of corn we just had to open and take peek at.


Cheching on the progress of the corn.

Home projects, lots of gardening and sunbathing for the pup. My oh my how she enjoys the outdoors!

Handing blueberries through the kitchen window.
Love it!

August {into September}
Fall harvest from the garden included our first ever patty pan squash and a bowl full of corn.

The last of the tomatoes, potatoes, corn,
the only survivors of the great carrot massacre of 2011...
Ask the pup about that one.

The smallest ear of corn I have ever seen!
It was still delicious.

Fabulous trip to Mexico with hubby and my parents. It was 2 glorious weeks of sun, sandcastles, ocean, pool, memories, laughs, water games, sunscreen... well you get the idea. All the wonderful things that a family vacation entails.

Turtles were coming up almost every night to lay their eggs!

View from our room.

Iguana on the way to breakfast.

Thank you so much for letting me share all our adventures with you!

View from back door.

Now it's your turn.
What have you been up to these last 10 months?
I'd love to hear all about your adventures too!

All photos taken by yours truly and my hubby.

PS You might have noticed I skipped October and Novemeber.The last week of September was a tough one. It brought about lots of change for us and I will share all about it tomorrow.


  1. What a fun year! We, I mean you truly are too blessed to stress. You are so beautiful and creative. I'm not partial:) Kisses! (Guess who)

  2. All your trips look so nice right about now. It snowed here this week....

    So fun that you`re back blogging! :)