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Happy Sunday dear friends. We are going up north for 4 days, leaving on Tuesday! I can't wait. Many hikes planned. Have a great day. Hugs!Good morning and welcome to another week! Thanks to all that read my latest blog, always thrilled and honored when I have a most popular blog post trophy! Have a great start to a new week! HugsIt is a pretty cool start to our trip north. Packing jackets, gloves and a hat! This is typical Minnesota weather. You never know what you will get. Have a great day. Be safe! Hugs.Having an amazing time in Duluth!Having amazing time In Duluth! Enjoying this beautiful sunset! Wishing you a wonderful evening! Hugs and smiles!Happy Friday dear friends! I will catch up tomorrow since we are just back this evening from an amazing time up north! The hikes were absolutely amazing! Have a bright and sunshiny day! Happy August 1st! This picture represents all of us. Something beautiful can grow out of difficult situations. Be safe and have a great weekend dear friends!Happy Thursday dear friends. I hope your day was terrific. We are almost to the weekend. Have a beautiful evening!Happy Wednesday friends. I hope your day was delightful and your evening peaceful. Sending hugs and wishes for a great day!Happy Tuesday friends. It was a crazy busy day. I hope your day was wonderful. Have a beautiful evening!Happy Sunday dear friends. Have a great day!Have a spectacular Saturday!Happy Friday friends. So glad to see Friday evening! I hope your day was delightful and your evening peaceful. We are experiencing really high temps so I am relaxing inside! Have a great weekend.Happy Saturday sparkly friends! Have an awesome day, stay cool, drink lots of water, enjoy the beauty around you. Be safe and have a spectacular Saturday!Have a spectacular day friends.Happy Monday! I have 4 days of work and then I am on vacation for a week and a half. Very excited. These are some of my beautiful flowers that are blooming! Hugs!Happy Sunday. During our walk yesterday, we came upon a mommy dear and her twins eating in the woods. I think they were as curious about us as we were them. Have a great day!Happy Wednesday friends. I hope your day was delightful and your evening peaceful. Sending hugs and wishes for a great day!Happy Tuesday friends. I hope your day was filled with joy! Sending hugs to everyone!happy Monday dear friends. I hope your week is off to a fabulous start. We had such a wonderful time yesterday with my girls! Such happy smiles in these pics! Have a wonderful Monday!Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day. Get out and take time to look at some beautiful flowers!Good morning and happy Sunday dear friends. I hope your day is starting with sunshine in the sky and joy in your heart. Have a great day! Hugshappy Thursday friends. I hope your day was filled with joy and happiness. So glad to see Friday rolling around tomorrow. Have a wonderful evening!life is busy back at the hospital! We are back to a new normal and we have so many patients that were delayed getting their MRI's! Have a lovely evening!Happy Tuesday! We went on an amazing hike yesterday. 2 hours and 4.5 miles later through a forest with quite an elevation. We started out at the top, went to the bottom and back to the top! WOWGood Monday morning friends. I am lucky enough to have 1 more day off so we are off to another adventure. This is a pic from our walk yesterday. It was absolutely perfect weather! HugsHappy Sunday! I was awake by 430am and decided to get up and go out on my patio to drink my coffee and watch the sun come up. Have a beautiful day friends!Make it a great day! My morning glories are glorious as they reach for the sun! We were up early yesterday and out for a hike at the Fort Snelling State park by 9am yesterday. It was great. Not a lot of bugs or people!My first morning glory this year.Coffee and an early morning sunrise! Make it a great day!Happy Tuesday friends. It was pure chaos as work for a few hours today. Wowzer. So glad to be home and relaxing! This is a magnificent rose from last year's visit to France. Enjoy your evening. Hugs.Went for a long hike with the amazing hubby yesterday and another hike is on the agenda for today. Have fun friends. Be safe, be kind! Be happy!Happy Saturday! The sun is out and it is going to be another beautiful day. I plan on walking, some yard work and some relaxing reading on my patio surrounded by my flowers! Have a great day!Happy Wednesday dear friends! I hope your day was splendid! Always remember that there is always beauty no matter how dark the storm is! Have a lovely evening! Hugs my gardenia that I bought in honor of my father in law bloomed today! Happy Monday friends. I hope your day was marvelous! Sending hugs!Happy Saturday! I hope the day before you is filled with joy and happiness. Here is a collage of the walk we took in downtown St. Paul yesterday. Hugs! is Dragonflies are magical! Happy Monday! I hope your day was beautiful and your week is starting out wonderfully! Sending hugs to all of you wonderful friends!Good morning and happy Sunday. We went for a long hike yesterday on a beautiful trail in Hastings MN. Perfect weather, sunny, a little cool to begin with and beautiful scenery all around. Hugs!This is the 2cd peony I bought. It is called a sunshine festival peony! It will be gorgeous!Happy Saturday! Here is a pic of one of the peonies I picked out yesterday. This is not the actual plant as it is a small plant not budding yet. Have a super sunny beautiful day! Hugs.Happy Thursday dear friends. I hope your day was delightful. My friend brought me peonies from her garden. They are so beautiful. I am thinking I need to get a peony bush for my yard. Have a great evein the midst of a world in need of peace and healing, I am taking time to stop and smell the roses! I hope you are as well. Have a safe and beautiful Sunday. Hugs.Happy Saturday! I spent pretty much the entire day outside yesterday! It was sunny and high 70's. Long walk, planting more flowers, enjoying my backyard! Great time! Have an awesome day!Happy Monday friends. I hope your week has begun with happiness and joy. There is always a reason to always choose joy! Have a great evening. Hugs.Happy Sunday sparkies! I hope your morning is starting with pep and vigor or at least coffee! LOL Have a great day. Hugs.Hubby and I went on a beautiful walk yesterday near to downtown MInneapolis in one of our favorite areas. I will post a blog and bring you along in the spring awakening of this area. Have a great day.had a wonderful day with my daughters yesterday. We even went to the flower store and picked out several pots of flowers that I will either plant or hang when it warms up! Happy Monday!My beautiful mom and my beautiful daughters that have given me the privilege of being a mom, which is the biggest and best job in the world! Be blessed and happy today!Happy Sunday. Here is a photo grid of a few pics from yesterday's walk. We had a picnic while watching eagles soaring overhead, went for a long walk by the river, saw so much beauty surrounding us!Happy Saturday. Here is a pic grid from one of our walks yesterday. Have a lovely day and get outside safely today. Hugs!Thank you so much to my very dear friend who made these and sent me some. You are saving lives Steeperslounge! Thank you a millions times over!This is one of the pics from our long walk yesterday. We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds as it is Spring here in MN and it is gorgeous outside right now! Happy Monday friends. Be safe! I have a new bird feeder and the number of birds coming in to eat is great. Here are just a few from yesterday. Happy Sunday! Be safe.my little olive tree that I ordered arrived today. Little things in life that bring a smile to my face. Have a lovely evening. Be safe.Happy Wednesday friends. Have a safe day and keep on smiling! HugsHappy Tuesday! Be safe, be well, be happy, be satisfied with all that you have. Have a great day.We will be celebrating Greek Easter today. Hoping to social distance with our daughters but still share a special meal. Please be safe everyone and enjoy your day. Hugs!is going back to Florence today in my memories! We will travel through these tough times by remembering better times. There will be more memories to be made eventually until then stay home and be safeA beautiful day off and feeling happy!Happy Friday friends. Be safe, and be happy. One day at a time will get us through this storm. Stay as positive as you can. Hugs to all!Happy Thursday! It is my Friday and I have several days off. Looking forward to some warmer temps, long walks, and hopefully a glass of wine on the patio! Have a great evening!HOLLYM48 Happy Wednesday friends. I hope your day was marvelous and you are all safe. Take good care and be kind to yourself during these difficult times! Sending hugs!happy Tuesday dear friends. One day at a time, one minute at a time. Stay safe, be well. Sending hugs!Happy Monday! It snowed all day yesterday. I am tired of the white, ready for the green! I hope your day is delightful! Have a great new week. Be safe! Be well! Hugs.is focusing on 3 good things again today. I have so many wonderful people in my life, I have been able to travel to so many beautiful places and I have a beautiful home to stay safe in. Be safe! HugsHappy Good Friday. May your day be blessed with happiness and joy! Be safe, be well.Happy Friday friends. I am focusing on 3 good things today again. My health, people I care about so much, a good nights sleep! I hope your day is as marvelous as it can be. Sending hugs!happy Thursday! I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy. Think of all the good things in your life during this difficult period. Come up with 3 good things each day and focus on that. Hugs!happy Wednesday dear friends. I am on vacation for the next few days. So glad to be away from things for a few days. Have a lovely evening. Sending hugsHappy Tuesday dear friends. I am taking care of another plant while schools are closed. I hope this isn't like the hamster we took in one year that became mine forever! Hugs!My little lemon tree bloomed over the weekend. I am so excited! Happy Monday. Have a safe and healthy week! HugsWhen life gives you lemons, make something beautiful out of those gorgeous lemons. Happy Sunday. Have a joy filled day!Happy Sunday friends. May you have a joy filled day while keeping your distance from everyone. Be kind, be safe, be happy, be well! Hugs and love!This is what healthcare looks like today. Stay safe my friends. May we have smooth sailing in our life. Sending hugs. Be safe.happy Saturday! I love this pic that I took several years ago in Greece. It loots like this person was triumphant! Let us hope this will be us soon after we win the battle of Covid 19. Be safe today. Happy Friday! No date night out so we will do date night in! I hope your day was filled with joy and you are all safe. Have a lovely Friday evening! Sending hugs!Happy Thursday! I hope your day was as joyful as you can make it. Sending big hugs and wishes for safety to all of you. Please be safe!Bachman's Floral and design dropped off so many plants and flowers at the hospital I work at yesterday to thank healthcare workers and to make our day brighter! Happy Wednesday!Happy Tuesday dear friends. I hope you are safe and healthy where ever you are. Please stay well. These are some very frightening times. Sending hugs!Happy Monday! Thinking of calmer times and decided to go back to Greece in my mind! Have a wonderful evening folks! Hugs!went back to work today! Sometimes it is less stressful to be at work than trying to deal with problems from home about work. This was a pic from my walk yesterday. So pretty! Have a great evening!hugA new day begins, a new gift is given. Make the most of your time, and be safe at home.is focusing on the beauty that surrounds us during these stressful times. These pics of flowers I have taken in past years are very calming to me. Have a great Sunday. Be well! Hugshappy Monday dear friends! I hope your day has been great. Take good care of yourselves. Sending hugs!Enjoy a beautiful Day! HugsHappy Sunday friends. Please take good care of yourself and practice social distancing for a few weeks to avoid the spread of corona virus. We will get through this storm! Stay safe. HugsSpring.I found this signed painting at a thrift store yesterday and fell in love with it!our view at dinner last evening. I love how the hills are shaded. Still lots of snow but let's hope a bit of it melts this weekend! Happy Leap day! Happy Saturday! Enjoy!Happy Wednesday! I hope your day was delightful. The week is speeding by! Have a peaceful evening!Happy Tuesday friends! I am smiling just like this lynx! I hope your day was spectacular. Sending hugs!we spent a lovely day at the Minnesota zoo yesterday. It was so fun, they have so many wonderful programs to save animals that could not survive in the wild! We took a long walk and really enjoyed!We spent a couple of hours at my happy place yesterday! The conservatory where they recently switched out there flowers for the winter show. I love that place. So peaceful. Have a great Sunday!!roses from my beloved! He said he couldn't decide between the 2 colors so he bought both. Happy Thursday friends. I hope your day was spectacular!A beautiful day walking in the fresh air!Another great find of a water color painting in an antique store in WI.We found this beautiful oil painting at a little vintage shop in WI today. I love it!Happy Sunday!relaxing by candlelight and the snow!The snow is so gorgeous!A beautiful day walking in the fresh air!spent a fabulous day celebrating another birthday with my beloved family! Happy Monday. Make it the best day ever as we head to the end of 2019! Hugs!had a beautiful evening with my family have a pre birthday celebration! We are going mini golfing today since the ice stopped everything yesterday! Have a fabulous Sunday! Hugs!!hubby and I went to the conservatory yesterday for a couple of hours. One of my favorite places no matter the season! Happy Saturday dear friends. Make it your best day ever!I have had such a great week off so far. Have a happy Friday and take good care as we go into the last weekend of the year! HugsMerry Christmas from my home to yours. May you have a blessed day. Sending hugs and wishes for a day filled with love and laughter. I loved this pic with window pane and the plant outside with the city in the backgroundWe went for another beautiful walk yesterday! Here is my hubby thinking it is way to cold out but going along for the fun anyway! Happy Christmas eve! Enjoy your day!Happy Monday! It is a beautiful week and I am so thankful for all that I have. Thank you spark friends for being part of my journey. May this holy week be filled with blessings for all.The snow makes for a very pretty background!Such a pretty day with all the snow!we went for an hour long walk today. It was about 40 deg. At this point, that feels so wonderful!we were able to get out for a wintry walk yesterday. Wow, it is so refreshing in the cold winter air! Happy Sunday. Do something that makes your heart happy today! HugsA beautiful winter day overlooking the riverout for a winter walk today!Happy Monday! I love December and I love the cold and crisp air in the morning when I am out for my early morning walk around the hospital. I just love the lights and the snow together! Hugs!The snow is here to stay in MN! Happy Dec 1st!Each season has its own particular beauty!what a beautiful November day. It was in the 40's and perfect for a long walk! Happy Friday! This is the sunset I saw last evening as hubby and I were picking up the supplies to plant my little lemon tree! The most amazing artwork ever. I hope your Friday is amazing! Hugs!I ordered a little lemon tree for my hubby~~!! I decided I wanted to try to grow a little lemon tree inside the house in the winter and it can live outside during the summer! Have a lovely evening!Happy Monday! I took this pic this morning on my early morning walk around the courtyard of the hospital where I work. The lights are so pretty! Have a great evening!Happy Friday!! I hope your day is wonderful and your weekend amazing!Happy Thursday! We have almost made it through another week! Happy Monday! Here is a collage of our walk in the woods yesterday. Back to a busy week today! Have a great week!!!I went for a beautiful walk yesterday and I am planning another one for today! Happy Sunday!the fall colors are really at their peak this weekend. I am hoping for another beautiful day to get out and walk in the beautiful areas with the leaves lightly falling. It is magical! Enjoy your day!We had a beautiful walk admiring all the beautiful fall colors!The fall colors are just glorious!Pumpkins are so pretty this time of year!A trip to our favorite winery today! I love fall weather!happy Thursday! The last of my morning glories are finally blooming! It is going to snow on Saturday so it will be short lived! Hope your day has been fabulous! HugsHappy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day! The fall colors are really starting to peak! So pretty!happy Monday. A new week to begin again! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day of rest and relaxation! Be safe, be happy!Smile at everyone you meet today!Happy Saturday! I hope you have a relaxing day! Be happy, be healthy! Hugs to all!happy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!and the steps went up and up and we took them! Happy Wednesday! I hope your day is wonderful! Happy Tuesday! I hope your day was great, and if it wasn't then start again tomorrow!happy Monday! The last day of Sept and it is in the 80's and humid here in MN. I hope your last day of Sept is spectacular!Duluth was absolutely fabulous! We really saw so much and had several great hikes!Happy Sunday from beautiful Duluth! Hugs and smiles!💙💚💙When your doggy wants to exercise and do stretches with you!Had such a great time with my girls and hubby at the apple orchard on Sunday! Happy Monday! Make it the best day of your life!My beautiful daughters and I! What fun we always have!Grape picking yesterday, apple orchard today. Fall is the best season in MN!the morning started out pretty gloomy yesterday for grape picking but it turned out to be a perfect day. Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day!We had a wonderful time at the vineyard picking grapes! It was hard work, but a beautiful day for itBeautiful long walk in the woods and next to the river! It just doesn't get better than this!Happy Sunday! We are having a perfect fall weekend here in MN! Sunny, no humidity, warm enough to enjoy being out doing yardwork or going for a long walk. Enjoy your day!Happy Thursday!! We are almost through another week. I hope you are all having a great day! HugsHappy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day! I have become friends with my elliptical again! Let's hope it is a lasting relationship! LOL. Have a great evening! Happy Tuesday. I hope today was a good day for all. You have the power to choose how to react to situations. Make this day the best day ever!had a good talk with myself and talked myself into going to the basement gym. 45 mins worth of elliptical and walking! I know what to do, I just have to do it! Happy Monday!Happy Saturday! I hope you all are starting your day out right. Spend time doing something you love with someone or something that makes you happy! Hugs!happy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!Happy Sunday! Happy September 1st! May your month be filled with love, laughter and joy! Hugs!Thanks for all the anniversary wishes! It was a beautiful day! We went for a walk by the falls, went on a train ride through the river valley and ended with a lovely dinner! Happy Sunday!34 years ago today I married my best friend and life partner! I pray that we have many more happy and healthy years together to share adventures and happiness! Happy Saturday!A pic of the pink cloud last night. I was so beautiful up in the sky, like pink cotton candy!So much beauty in a simple flower!Stop and take time to smell the roses.Have a glorious day!Happy Sunday everyone! Yesterday we went to the MN Arboretum. Wow, what a perfect day! The flowers were a riot of colors, the sun was shining and I had a wonderful time! Have a great day!Happy Saturday to all my wonderful friends! May your day be filled with happiness, love, laughter and sunshine. Have a great day!Happy Saturday dear friends. I hope you will have an opportunity to get outside to today and try something new!A view from the riverboat cruise!is having a wonderful vacation with dear hubby! Here is a pic on the riverboat from yesterday. Happy Friday, I hope your day is great! HugsFollow your heart and do what you love! I love to find new places and go walking. Here is a pic of the beautiful lake we walked around yesterday! Have a fantastic day!Happy Thursday to all! We are going on a riverboat cruise down the mighty Mississippi river today! I can't wait. Have a great day! Hugs to all!Enjoy the beauty everywhere you go! This was our reward after a long hike! Breathtaking!We have had so much fun on the first part of our staycation! I hope your week is going well! Thinking of all of you as we head out on another adventure! HugsThe fallsWillow River in Hudson WIMy beloved and I at the falls on our hike today!This was yesterday's walk in the morning. We found the Polish festival while out walking and finished our day with dinner with friends. Vacation is good! Have a great day!Happy Sunday dear friends! I hope your day is filled with beauty and love. Have the best day of your life! HugsI can't believe that I have logged in 2,100 days on sparks! Thank you everyone for making my journey on Sparks Amazing! Happy Monday! Hugs and smile!Happy Sunday. Have a wonderful day. HugsWe were able to get out for an early morning walk before the storm rolled in!Beautiful morning, cloudy and coolhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!Happy Tuesday. I hope today was a good day for all. You have the power to choose how to react to situations. Make this day the best day ever!had a beautiful walk this morning before it gets too warm! I hope your Sunday is off to an amazing start. Have a great day. Hugshad a great time at the color run today with family!always a fun run/walk with my cutie beside me!my sister, nieces, daughters, great nephew and hubby all enjoyed the color run today!Had an awesome time at the Color run today with my family!!happy Saturday dear friends. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Tomorrow is the color run. Walking with daughters, hubby, nieces and sister! Fun!! I realized that yesterday was my 6 Year Maintenance Anniversary. What a journey it has been! Happy Independence Day to all of us in the USA. May we always remember how great this country is! Hugs!Wow, 7 years today! I can't think all of you enough for the wonderful journey I am on with all of you! Happy Friday! Hugs! ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜Art work by Sylvie FortinLooking back at all my pics from France and all the gardens I visited with Claire! Dark and stormy this morning, let's hope the skies clear later. Have a great day friends! HUgshappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day!Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is going great! I hope the sun was shining on you today and you were able to get out and have some fun!Happy Monday! I am sending hugs to all and wishes for a beautiful start to the last week of June! Another busy day at work but feeling blessed! is enjoying my roses from the garden! Happy Sunday everyone. I hope your day is filed with love and laughter! HugsHappy Saturday! Thank you for stopping by and wishing me well on my 7th spark anniversary! It has been an amazing journey so far and I hope we have years to go together! Have a great weekend!happy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!Outside the studio of Sylvie Fortin, another of her beautiful paintings.Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day!Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is going great! I hope the sun was shining on you today and you were able to get out and have some fun!Happy Monday! Back to the real world today. I hope your Monday was awesome. Sending hugs!Is happy to be home after 2 weeks away. Lots of walking and exploring France. Happy Saturday. Have an awesome day!Happy Friday Everyone! No visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to Montmartre! Had a wonderful vacation! Heading home this morning! Hugs! 💗💗💗I am home safely after an amazing 2 weeks in France! I missed all of my dear spark friends as the setting in Europe doesn't allow me to see my page or comments. Thanks to all that stopped by!!! HugsWishing all fathers a wonderful day today! Especially my beloved husband who is the best daddy to his girls! Have a great day by wonderful friends! Hugs.Happy Thursday from Paris! Yesterday we took 40 minute train ride outside of Paris to a beautiful castle and no crowds. Hugs! ❤️❤️Happy Wednesday! Enjoying all the beautiful sights in Paris! Hugs to all! ❤️❤️ Happy Tuesday from Paris! Every day has been a new and exciting adventure! I hope your day is spectacular! Hugs! ❤️❤️Happy Monday from Paris! Wishing everyone an amazing day and a wonderful week! Hugs! ❤️❤️Spending a romantic day in Paris with my wonderful hubby! Happy Sunday Everyone! Hugs! ❤️❤️Spending the last week of my vacation with my wonderful hubby in Paris! Have a beautiful day! Hugs!We had a wonderful time visiting Auvers-sur-Oise yesterday! Looking forward to today's new adventure! Happy Friday! Hugs to all!Happy Wednesday from Paris! Sunny and warm here and ready for another adventure! Hugs!I am finding all kinds of treasures in France. I found these beautiful oil paintings in a 2nd hand store. Happy Monday Everyone! Hugs!What beautiful gardens and the roses are blooming. Rainy day Monday but we were true sparkers and went for a long walk in a beautiful park! There is no stopping us! Happy Memorial Day. Be safe.happy Tuesday! I had the most marvelous time with my spark friend Karen! Lots of laughter and great conversation. She made this beautiful flower arrangement for me yesterday!A walk in the rain today. This was such a beautiful picture! So green and the blooms falling!We went out last night to celebrate hubby's birthday as he will be in Greece next week for the real thing. Fun times as always. I hope you all have a great Sunday!!is so delighted that my plants and flowers are starting to bloom! Happy Thursday. I hope your day was awesome. Sending big hugs!Happy Monday my friends. I hope your week is off to a great start! This is the sunrise I saw this morning walking into work! Glorious!I was lucky enough to get to spend the day with my mom and dad and my family!We are having a wonderful time visiting the gardens of Gerberoy. Happy Friday Everyone! Hugs!A wonderful time in France with my wonderful Sparkfriend Claireinparis!Claire and I found a lovely little English Tea Shop for an afternoon break in Chantilly. Happy Thursday Everyone! Hugs! Time to relax in the garden after strolling through the beautiful countryside in France! Happy Tuesday Everyone! Hugs to all!After a beautiful day, we enjoyed a lovely salad in Claire's secret garden. Happy Sunday! Hugs!Claire and I are taking lovely walks along France's beautiful countryside. Making memories to last a lifetime! Hugs to all!We are having a spectacular time in France. This is our little snow storm in April! Enough!I had a wonderful Friday getting in lots of steps and enjoying a cool Spring day. Happy Saturday!had an absolutely wonderful sunny day spent with hubby checking out little towns and having great conversations! Happy Friday!The one side is flowing freely, the other side is still frozen solid. Beautiful day!A wonderful day spent with my hubbyI was able to get out for a couple mile walk. It is so fresh and clean right now!The red just stands out so beautifully against all the white snow.Snowy, but oh so pretty!As annoying as all this snow is, it is so beautiful to look at when you are cozy and warm on the inside! Have a super day!Thinking of the beautiful poppy fields of France! I am going back in late May to see Claireinparis and then my husband is joining me for another week in the city! Have a great Sunday! HugsHappy Sunday. We decided a little snow wouldn't stop us from having fun. We had a fun night with friends playing miniature golf!is wishing each and every one of you a safe and healthy New Year's eve. It has been a beautiful year, let's make 2019 even better!Our family had a big crazy day yesterday. Here is a pic of the majority of us. Lots of fun, food, laughter, and time spent together. Priceless!Spark friend and I went for an hour long walk in the 25 deg temps. It was exhilarating.
Great way to burn calories.Happy Sunday.Jan and I are having a wonderful time. Yesterday was power walking around Mall of America and a little holiday cheer.Pics from our wonderfully cold walk around the stone arch bridgeHappy Sunday. Yesterday was a visit at the Como Conservatory and it was decorated for Christmas. So beautiful. It has been an awesome week. Hugs to all!Jan and I had another awesome day yesterday. We visited a winery, and then had fun seeing a little bit of the towndown of a really old town! Happy Saturday!Stillwater to a long cold walk to painting with a twist, Jan and I are having a marvelous time. Having a wonderful time with my special spark friend! Love you Jan!!!We had an amazing time out last night as a family celebrating my daughter's 27 birthday. I can't believe how fast time flies by. Yesterday she was a new born and you blink and they become adults! We had a wonderful night out celebrating my daughter's 27th birthday!My beautiful daughters!Time flies by in a blink of an eye. Enjoy your loved ones!It snowed here in MN today! I went out for a little walk afterwards and found these beautiful berrieThe beautiful leaves are changing in MN!a view of the St. Croix and me nestled into my coat!I had a wonderful day with hubby yesterday. A long drive, visited a beautiful winery, then a few pics on the way home. It was a cool day here in MN yesterday. Fall is in the air. Hugs!hubby and I thank you all so much for your comments and your happy anniversary wishes. We had the most wonderful trip to Chicago and now we are home safe! Happy Monday.The fireworks display with Chicago skyline in the background was gorgeous! What a perfect way to end our Anniversary weekend! Have a beautiful Sunday everyone! Hugs and smiles!Celebrating our 33rd Anniversary! Here we are all these years later still having the time of our life together. Hugs and love, xoxoHaving a wonderful weekend In Duluth with my favorite guy! I am having a beautiful weekend with my Honey in Duluth! Hugs and Smiles to Everyone!The woods were so green, the sun was warm and it was a perfect day for a hike!had an awesome day hiking on a bluff with my wonderful hubby. Happy Sunday.We are spending the weekend in Duluth. It is one of my favorite destinations In Minnesota. Happy Friday Everyone! Have a wonderful weekend!I walked, hubby ran. Always a fun time!Sister in law and sister at the color runhas a super fun time at the color run with the sister, sister in law, hubby and 1 daughter, hot but fun~ Happy SUndayone of my favorite pics from yesterday at the vineyard. Happy Monday. I hope your week is starting off awesome. Hugs.Happy Monday my beautiful sparkers!! I hope your week is off to an awesome start! Let's have an active week.Happy Saturday! The sun is shining and I have plans for a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend!Happy Independence Day America. Have a safe and blessed day.is glad for a rainy Saturday to relax and enjoy the last of her vacation. I would prefer sun, but a little rain must fall!Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day!Happy Monday. I hope everyone is off to a great week! Let's do this.is wishing all of the fathers a very happy and special day today. May your day be filled with love and happiness!Oh Paris, I miss you already!Happy Tuesday! I hope your day was great, and if it wasn't then start again tomorrow!Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day of rest and relaxation! Be safe, be happy!Happy Saturday! The sun is shining and I have plans for a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend!Happy Tuesday! I hope your day was great, and if it wasn't then start again tomorrow!happy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!is tired after a long day back at work. That is ok, I will just keep on remembering my awesome trip! Happy Monday. I hope you are all doing great.The parks in Paris are absolutely gorgeous!The beautiful gardens in ParisThe love of the grapevines. These machines trim the leaves so the grape will get the sunshine A lovely evening out with ClaireNothing better than a garden party with a dear friend!Had an amazing evening with ClaireinParisThe flowers hanging everywhere were simply gorgeous!I absolutely love all the beautiful poppies!I loved all the wild poppies that grow everywhere in France!Just one of the many castles in FranceI will try to get a blog done soon on my beautiful trip. The River Seine!a lovely day in ParisHappy Friday! Paris is truly amazing! Hugs and smiles!Having an awesome time in ParisVisiting many beautiful gardens in ParisOverlooking the streets of ParisFrom castles to wine caves, we did it all!Happy Tuesday. I hope today was a good day for all. You have the power to choose how to react to situations. Make this day the best day ever!only in Paris will you find a piano player in the middle of the street playing Chopin! I am having such a wonderful time in Paris! So many beautiful things to see and the food is out of this world! Happy Monday! Hugs and smiles!I finished in one piece with nothing broken! It is a hilly course, through woods and into pits of water, over logs, in mud, you name it, they make you do it. I skipped a few, tried a few and failed!Spring has come to MN!A 6 mile walk. Gorgeous!!An evening in my favorite little city with hubby. Wonderful date night! Have an awesome Friday!is dealing with over a foot of snow today, more to come this afternoon. I really hope Spring doesn't forget about us. Have a safe and happy Sunday.is not happy with the blizzard like weather today. We are expecting a foot of snow and the winds are strong and cold. Come on Spring!Happy Monday! I know that Spring is coming but it is still a bit cold out there. The girls and I managed an hour long walk and I enjoyed every single minute. Pure joy!Had a great day today!spent a lovely evening with my sweet daughter since my hubby had late meetings!My wonderful parents, still healthy and happy at 80!My awesome familyMerry Christmas from our house to yours. My snazzy new outfit.so many gorgeous walks and talks to take in the windy city!had the most amazing time in Chicago. The last day was wet and raining, and 1 day it snowed, but it was so fun to walk and see the sights.Happy Tuesday everyone! I am happy to be off for another week. Spending time at home relaxing and getting a few things done!Aren't those grapes beautiful!Beautiful day to tour the Minnesota State Capitolhas been very busy during this vacation! I may need a vacation from my vacation. Here is the pics of the final project of table and chairs refinished. What a job!My favorite find of the entire hike! A lily growing in the wild.Sunrise in Duluth MNHappy and healthy on vacation in Duluth MNBeautiful flowers.Split Rock State trail. The view is amazing!had the best time with my family, sister, niece and great nephew at the Color run today. I walked but it was lots of fun anyway!had a great day celebrating Independence day yesterday with my family and decided to take today off as well! Happy Wednesday!happy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all! My hubby and girls are coming home tomorrow! I will be so glad to see them all again!has had the most amazing time with Jan (jantheblonde) here in MN. We had a wonderful day starting with a long walk, a painting class and then dinner in Stillwater. Perfect!had another amazingly fun day with Jan (jantheblonde) yesterday. We went to the arboretum of MN and it was gorgeous! We are having a spectacular time!had the most wonderful day with Jan (jantheblonde) at the winery yesterday. The sun was shining and the area was green and perfect!is having a wonderful day with my girls! They are leaving on Tuesday to meet up with hubby who is already in Greece and I will stay home with our little dog since I went to France in April!is having a great start to a new week! Happy Monday!!my 5 year anniversary on SP is coming up soon and I am so thankful for the site and for my friends who have changed my life! Happy Saturday!My daughter Zoe and I at her college graduation.Had a lovely day as my daughter graduated even though the weather was cold and very wet. Happy Saturday!Hubby and I.My beautiful daughter Zoe, she is graduating from college on Saturday!I wish I was still here looking out over these beautiful cliffs! Happy Tuesday. Make it a great day.Happy Sunday! May your day be filled with sunshine and light! I love my spark family!Happy Monday! Last day of my vacation. It has been awesome. So much that I have seen and done.Another wonderful picture in Monet's garden in Givernyis home from my trip to France. I had the MOST wonderful time visiting the Paris countryside. Thanks Claireinparis for a wonderful week!A beautiful friend in a beautiful garden!Claire outside of her beautiful new house. Oh la la! She is looking great. Our last evening.looking forward to spending time with a great sparkfriend! Spark people is so awesome. It helps us to be healthy and to find some of the most wonderful people in the world!Monet's garden France. Beyond words beautiful.
April 11, 2017out for an evening walk with the pup and this was the ending to my wonderful day!A beautiful day for a 4 mile walk in February in the high 50's! Gorgeous!!The frozen Minnehaha Falls in MN, beautiful!Happy Saturday! The sun is shining and I have plans for a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend!My 51st birthday with my family!had such a lovely day at the Como conservatory where it is green and warm and then home for a 2 mile run and a 2 mile walk-inside on the treatmill! Feeling greatthis is my new vase and silk flowers that I decorated it with!We had the best time in Chicago. The weather was amazing. So good to be home safe and sound this morning. Happy Monday. Make it a great week.12.25 miles of walking yesterday. It was a beautiful day in Chicago. We never expected to be hot in November!is having an awesome day.Autumn in Minnesota has got to be one of the most beautiful sights ever. Happy Saturday. I hope everyone is having an awesome day!This was my view today on our walk. It is like a Monet painting. Gorgeous. I love Fall in Minnesota!Great day to be outside in MN! 70ish and sunny!Happy Saturday. Have a great day.Having fun with friends!Jantheblonde came to visit us in Minnesota. What fun we had!We had such a fun Saturday with Jan and her hubby. We started at the Como conservatory, went to Stillwater, then to our favorite winery, and lastly, our favorite Greek restaurant for a lovely dinner. This is one of the beautiful pics from this weekend in the butterfly garden that we visited. Such beautiful magical butterflies! May we all fly as free as they do!Yes, I finished my Women Rock in the rain! It was a great course, nice and cool, and the rain just added a nice touch-haha! It was still lots of fun! Rock on!I am always amazed at how far I have come when I find facebook memories. 4 years ago and last week.4 years ago we were in Door County. Here is the before and after pics. I had just found sp!is so thankful to all of my awesome sp friends that are always there! Thanks for the comments on my feed and the pics that I have posted. You guys rock!Door County sunset- beyond amazing!made it home safely after a 6 hour drive. Looking at all of the gorgeous pics I was so lucky to take and the sunsets were amazing! Happy Thursday!Today is going home day. We have had the best time in. Door County with awesome weather. Happy Thursdsy!!For the first time ever I feel comfortable in a swimsuit. Great time on this gorgeous beach!Had another awsome day starting with a grest hike. We took a few treacherous paths andcthen a fey paths. Happy Wednesday!Watched an amazing suset last evening. Walking in the State park and swimming at White sands dune beach today.Having a wonderful time in Door County!!May August bring you much happiness and sunshine as well as sunflowers! Happy Monday. Make it a healthy day and a great month!The 4 5K's I have run in 2016 and I have signed up for another in August!Had an awesome time at the color run today. Started out with a little rain, but then cleared up. Happy Sunday!On the rooftop overlooking Lake of the Isles with the sun setting. Gorgeous evening.Hubby and I going to a 50th wedding anniversary party for friends.Is back home and on vacation until next Tuesday. I will continue to enjoy my time off with hubby and daughters.Weather yesterday was perfect! Happy Wednesday. Make it awesome!Good morning spark world. Have a great day. I know I will!!heading North with hubby today for a few days of hiking and exploring and just being together. I am hoping for nice weather. In Duluth, you could need a winter coat and shorts on the same day. in all of the excitement and being so busy this week, I just realized I missed my 4 years sparkaversary on Tuesday! What a great journey it has been thanks to all of my friends here on SP!My zen place.my dd made it home safe and sound and had the time of her life in Ireland. Absolutely stunning pics! I will add it to my list of places to go! Happy Saturday.Happy Sunday. Missing my daughter today as she turns 21 in Ireland on her study abroad. She has 6 more days there and then she will be home. Happy Birthday Zoe!!Happy 1st day of June! I hope everyone is ready to have a great month! Get out there and make it the best month ever! had such a fun time with my oldest daughter yesterday at Cheers Pablo painting a picture! Happy Memorial Day, be safe and eat healthy.we got rained out after waiting for an hour in the pouring down rain waiting for the race to start. Oh well, we will try again some other time! Happy Sunday, be safe!Enjoyed a long walk today after the rain. The lilacs were so fragrant and I loved this iris.went for a 5.5 mile walk today! I enjoyed the warmth and and the peace that walking brings me! Happy Tuesday.Como Park- Wildaster, Claireinparis and Hollym48Hubby and I at the winery- Thanks for the pic Claire!Great times at the Alexis Bailey Winery in Hastings MN with friends.Le Duc house in Hastings MNhas had the most marvelous time with ClaireinParis. Safe travels back home. Come back soon! Happy Monday to everyone. Make it a great week!has had the most marvelous time with Claire and Annette and hubby's!!! It has been such an awesome time!Wildaster and her husband Bob, ClaireinParis, and my husband and I enjoyed a beautiful day at the MN Arboretum. The weather was PERFECT. Happy Saturday.Another beautiful Minnesota day with wonderful friends!Looking forward to spending time with these lovely ladies and family members today! Happy Friday. Make every day the best day of your life!Awesome time with awesome sparkfriends! It was so nice to spend time with these 2 beautiful ladies!the old picture popped up on facebook on memories 4 years ago today. I did a side by side of my last 5K Mother's day weekend. Wow, what a difference. I changed my life and my lifestyle!My Dad, my daughters and me!My mom, my sister and myself on Mother's Day 2016I finished. 37:05 slowest time yet, but that is ok, I finished!My sister and I before the Rockin Robbin 5K in Rochester MN. May 2016is wishing all mothers a very happy day! I was lucky enough to be able to spend the day with my Mom and a few of my family members. Happy Sunday!Had a wonderful day for a run this morning with my sister. Great times! Happy Saturday!My daughter gave me the best mom's day present yesterday! She told me that Mommy hugs fix everything! How sweet is that! It just doesn't get any better. Happy Thursday!Finally warm weather and a wonderful walk!From the beginning of the journey, to the first day of maintenance to today.After the race- a bit damp, but I had a good time anyway! 36.30 was my time! I'll take it!Before the race at home -still dry!Hamline Cares 5K Run, Walk, Roll supporting Disabled Vets of America! Great time but wet!Wishing I was in this beautiful setting of Athens Greece again... Happy Monday. I hope you are all having a great day! Hugs.In honor of Siblings Day!
This pic was taken in December 2014 celebrating my parents 50th annivershas a busy weekend, haircut, laundry, exercise and a visit to my sister in love(law) for dinner. Happy Saturday everyone. Have an awesome weekend!Happ Monday! Back at work and getting back into the swing of things! I hope your day was lovely SP friends!Happy Easter! I hope your day is wonderful no matter what you are doing. Have a great Sunday! Hugs to all!May this day bring you all happiness and joy. Have a wonderful Easter weekend to all that celebrate! Happy Wednesday. Last day of our trip. Had an awesome time. It snowed back in MN. Yuck. Happy Thursday!Spark friends are the best!had the most wonderful trip to Las Vega. A few days were a bit cool and windy but then the sun came out and we had a blast! There is no place like Vegas!was lucky enough to spend a girls day out with my beautiful and sweet daughters yesterday. I enjoyed it so much! Happy SundayMore family fun today at the Minneapolis Museum of Art visiting the Delacroix exhibit. Fantastic!The loves of my life! Hubby and daughters!Winter has come at last here to MN. Bundle up!Me and all of my girls on Christmas Eve 2015Christmas eve 2015 with hubbyMy mom, my sister and myself on Christmas 2015My wonderful familyI love this picture of my mom and myself. We laughing and having a wonderful time.has had a wonderful day so far celebrating my bday with my wonderful family. I wanted to go bowling to start the day so we did for a couple of hours and had so much fun!Nothing better than turning 50 with the people I love!Happy Saturday! I hope your day will be as wonderful as all of you. Find something fun to do and make it a healthy day. Here is 1 pic from my blog about my day yesterday.after spending time outside during all of the warm weather, I have a hard time staying indoors on the weekend and I am decided to find something active to do each weekend that I can. happy Sunday.New haircut and getting ready to go out for dinner with my Valentine!My Valentine after all these years!A beautiful February day! We are at about 54 deg! Awesome! Think Spring.Me and my girls! All of them!Having fun with my wonderful hubby!Had an absolutely beautiful weekend up north! Happy Sunday!Versailles France, then and nowI am so happy to spend time with my family!A wonderful day at the Alexis Bailey Winery.Having fun with my girls!Fun memories from our trip this past summer. Versailles FranceVersailles Francewe had an amazing time with Claire this evening! We had a wonderful dinner and great conversation! ClaireinParis took us on the most wonderful hike today in the countryside of France! It was all I hoped it would be and more! Thanks Claire, you are so wonderful and sweet!A hike in beautiful Andresy France with CLAIREINPARIS!Arc De Triomphe at night! Beautiful!The Eiffel TowerMy girls and I!My handsome hubby!DH and the girls having a great time!posted a blog about our trip up North a few weekends ago and felt like I got to revisit it while posting the pics! Happy Saturday!Our walk Collagehad an awesome day at the apple orchard with my beautiful family. It was a gorgeous day! Sunny and 70's! wooo hooo. Happy Saturday!went for a beautiful walk today. It is beautiful in Minnesota right now!is thinking it is a perfect night for a rest day! I may take the little dog out for a short walk but that will be all. Have a great Wednesday!Had a fabulous weekend up north! Time to get ready for bed and ready for another busy week. Happy Sunday.has had a very busy Monday since we were not home over the weekend. Had to fit in laundry, work, grocery shopping and a walk today! Happy Monday!In Andresy France for a hike in the countryside with Claire. It was wonderful.Paris France July 2015Paris France July 2015Paris France July 2015Last day in Florence July 2015Florence Italy July 2015is having a wonderful time here in Florence. We have gone to so many beautiful places and the sculptures and artwork is amazing! You have to see it to believe it!is getting in so many museums and churches and wonderful places to see! It is really hot and humid and there are so many steps to climb! I am having a great time!we are making the most of our last day here in Paris! It is just amazing, the sights, the sounds and the number of people!At Palais Garnier Opera House- exquisite~Paris July 2015 and Paris June 20125 5K's completed and 1 10K completed!Karen and I in Chicago-( RACEWELLRUN)30 years ago today, I married by best friend and soul mate. I am so thankful to have had so many years with this wonderful man!went for a hike at Fort Snelling State Park today. 82 degree's , sunny, beautiful October day. I love these fall days.had a lovely walk tonight. The fall colors are really coming out right now.Happy Sunday! I can't wait to enjoy another awesome day! We have a walk around a beautiful area on the agenda and just time spent together! Happy Sunday, I hope you have an awesome day.Split Rock LighthouseOut for dinner on the first day of my vacation! Relaxation for 3 weeks!Get in Gear 10K runAll of my 5K's put together in a collage. My parents and hubby and I at ChristmasChristmas Eve at home with my family.Hubby and I getting ready to go to a friends wedding.All the fun runs we have done! Don't ask my husband if they were all fun though! LOLSaw this on pinterest and wanted to make one of my own. I think it turned out really neat!Paris France 2011 and April 2015Spring time in MN! I needed a new pic without snow and winter coat and earmuffs on!A nice winter day out for a long walk.A beautiful day in January and out for a walk!we finished!Gooseberry Falls MNMothers Day May 2015 with my beautiful daughters.My sister, my mom and myself on Mothers Day May 2015Another fabulous day in Paris enjoying the sights and sounds of the city! I am usually getting in about 12 miles or more a day of walking! I sure need it since the food is soo good!Sometimes I need to see the difference to remember why I do this! This is a great reminder!Friday is here! The only time I don't care for Fridays all that much is when I am on vacation. That means Monday and work is just a couple days away. Oh well. Happy Friday!is going out with the family to celebrate my youngest daughter's 20th birthday! I love that she wants to spend the evening with us! Happy Friday!!!TGIF!wonderful hubby and my girls.My beautiful daughters out with us to celebrate Father's Day!Our afternoon at the winery and a treat as we were leaving a mama deer with her fawn hiding behind.The happy fun run couple!Done and ready to go home and cool off!All 3 years of Color runs!is ready to have a fun color run! I hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday! Get out there and have some fun!Fun times but way to hot and humid!The beautiful sunset in Door County Wisconsinnew exercise clothes for 30 lb reward!It is finally Spring in Minnesota!one year difference June 2012-June 2013back view 1 yr My daughter and I in our matching workout clothes- mine are for real, she just looks cute in hers!5K Color Run St. Paul MN July 14, 2013DH and I in Naples ItalyParis, June 2012 -Rome Nov 2013Singing in the rain in San Antonio TexasThe lovely necklace my daughter brought back from Hawaii for me.Get in Gear 5K 4/26/14June of 2012 in Paris, the pic that really hit home and today, 45 lbs gone!My husband who is a professor at Hamline was able to give his daughter her diploma. Awesome!A new summer dress with my pretty blue beads!Princess JunoThe 4 5K's that I have run.My 5th 5K at the finishing line!Aug 24 2012, Aug 23, 2014 Spark People really does work! Both of us have lost weight.Red Wing Bluffs Sept 2014This is how we dress in MN for an October day at the apple orchard. Ear muffs, scarves, gloves!At the AlamoMy sister in law(love) and I on Christmas 2011. She is also a weight loss hero!Going out for the evening to a holiday party
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