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See this image largerIt 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.(10 comments)See this image largerHaving amazing time In Duluth! Enjoying this beautiful sunset! Wishing you a wonderful evening! Hugs and smiles!(9 comments)See this image larger(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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! (10 comments)See this image largerDear hubby took this pic as we stopped for water and a snack before leaving the park after a 6 mile tough hike! It was amazing! I hope to post a couple of blogs soon to show the natural beauty! (10 comments)See this image largerOne of our many beautiful views during a walk!(7 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday friends! Don't be afraid to challenge yourself to climb the difficult hills in front of you! The rewards pay off with the view from the top! Have a safe Sunday! Hugs.(10 comments)See this image largerFor comparison purposes, here is the pic I took of my husband on the same hill! Sand is really tough(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday! A few days to go before going back to work. We are going to a different park to walk today, dh even found it! Have an awesome day. Enjoy!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. I hope your day is starting out with joy in your heart and a smile on your face. Have a beautiful day! Hugs(5 comments)See this image largerMy sweetpea is blooming! I ended up going back to work today as the dept was short and they texted me to let me know they really could use a hand! So in I went. Busy day! Hope your Wednesday was great(11 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday friends. How is your day? Here it is hot and humid. Tried to take the pup for a walk, she turned around and went home! Have a great evening! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday dear friends. I hope your day will be filled with happiness. Big storms rolled thru last night but besides losing 1 tomato, it looks like everything else is ok! Hugs(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday friends. Have the best day possible!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday sparkling friends. I hope your day is starting out with happiness in your heart. We discovered another trail and nature preserve close to us that we will check out today. Hugs!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday friends. I hope the beginning of your week is marvelous! Have a peaceful evening! Hugs(11 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday dear friends. I hope your day was filled with happiness! Mine was busy but I prefer that than being slow! Have a peaceful evening! Hugs!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday friends. I hope your day was perfectly marvelous! Busy day at work for me. An overcast evening but it is quite nice. Have a peaceful evening!(8 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Sunday! Yesterday was a 2 hour visit to another state park for a 5 mile hike! We go early and it is so peaceful and almost empty. Have a great day!(8 comments)See this image larger(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. This is a pic from our hike on Sunday. It was a new area and really buggy. I would love to paint this someday! Hope your day was great. Sending hugs!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! Thanks to all that read my blog on Tettegouche state park! I loved revisiting in my mind as I posted the blog. Have a fabulous day! Hugs(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday friends! A new week and tomorrow, a new month! Have a great evening and keep on doing your best. One good day at a time! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends! I hope the first day of September has been a good one! Have a fabulous new month! Sending hugs.(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday friends. It is so beautiful today. Sunny, warm, a little wind and my hubby is making okra and chicken for dinner! Be safe and have a lovely evening!(10 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday dear friends. I hope your day was delightful and your evening peaceful. Have a safe and fun Labor day weekend. Sending hugs.(7 comments)See this image largerGood Saturday morning friends! I am going to another state park this morning for another adventure! It is not that far away! I am so happy to discovered new places to hike and walk and really enjoy! (8 comments)See this image largerFind something that feeds your soul! Be happy, be safe! Happy Saturday!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! I am so incredibly happy to see everyone that stopped by to view my hiking blog! You guys are the best! Yesterday's hike was simply amazing! Blog to come soon! (4 comments)See this image largerA hike to remember on a perfect day!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday friends! Have a beautiful day doing something you love! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Labor Day to all my American friends and happy Labour Day to all of my Canadian friends. May your day be filled with happiness and relaxation! (7 comments)See this image largerHappy Labor day friends. Have a day filled with joy and happiness.(2 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. I hope your day was wonderful. Mine was busy making plans for next week. The rad techs are going out on strike and many things need to come together! hugs.(10 comments)See this image largerhappy Wednesday friends. We got notice today that the techs won't strike next week after all. Oh goodness. I really would like this to be all resolved soon. Have a lovely evening!(8 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Saturday. I hope Friday was filled with joy! I am off to our local winery this morning to help harvest the grapes. It is rainy and a bit chilly. Hope the sun shows up! Hug!(8 comments)See this image largerFind happiness in the small things!(7 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerA great time at the vineyard helping to harvest the grapes. We helped to pick 2 tons today.(6 comments)See this image largerThe grape picking was wonderful. A big turn out to help get the grapes off the vine, a delicious hot lunch served after the cutting, great time with good friends. I hope your day was great!(7 comments)See this image larger1 of the many bins of grapes picked(3 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday dear friends. This is a pic from our walk yesterday. So beautiful as the colors here in MN are starting to turn! I hope your day was delightful. Have a peaceful evening! Hugs.(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. My little yellow roses are still blooming. I love them! I hope you are all taking time to smell the roses in your life. Sending big hugs to all of you. Be safe.(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday dear friends. I hope you are all safe and sound. Keep on doing your best and looking for the joy in your day. Sending hugs!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! Such a beautiful day here in MN yesterday and hoping for the same today as I am hoping to check out yet another state park. Find beauty in your day my friends. Sending big hugs and love!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start. We went for a 3 hour hike in another state park yesterday. It was perfect. Sending hugs!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. I hope your day was wonderful. Mine was busy but a good day all in all. Have a lovely evening. Be safe and stay well! Hugs(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Fall friends. I hope your day was delightful! Sending hugs!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday friends. I hope your day has been filled with joy and sunshine. Here in MN, it is amazing right now. So beautiful weather-wise. Have a lovely evening! Hugs.(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday! Another beautiful weekend is upon us. Enjoy, relax, find joy in your day. Hugs!(5 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Sunday! We had an amazing hike yesterday morning. We were the only people on the trail and it was gorgeous! Have a great day!(7 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerI love this little mail box I saw on the trail. Kindred spirits! That is what we are here on SP. Have a fabulous day!See this image largerHappy Monday friends. I hope your week is off to an awesome start. Have a lovely evening. Sending hugs.(10 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday everyone! I hope your day was wonderful. It is so nice and sunny and a little cool here in MN. So perfect for lovely walks. Have a great evening! Hugs.(8 comments)See this image largerHappy October friends. I hope this month is filled with joy in the small things. Be well and stay healthy! Hugs (9 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday friends! Full moon this morning. It looked beautiful and eerie all at the same time. Enjoy your weekend. Be safe!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday my sparkly friends. I hope your day is filled with love filling your heart! Be happy, be safe, have an awesome day! Hugs(5 comments)See this image largerMay you find a path in life that leads you to your goals! Have a wonderful day! (6 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! I am taking a weekend off from hiking since I will be at the hospital for 14 hours both Mon and Tues to cover the strike. I hope your Sunday is fab! Take care all! Hugs.(8 comments)See this image largerwow, it has been one heck of a week. I worked my 40 hours in 3 days as the techs were out on strike and they came back today. I hope your day was great. I am off for the rest of the week! Hugs.(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday! I slept for 10 hours last night at long last. Heading to the woods for a hike on this beautiful October day. Sending hugs and wishes for an amazing day!(9 comments)See this image largerEven weeds are beautiful! So are you. Have a fantastic Thursday!(5 comments)See this image largerThe colors, the amazing colors of Minnesota in the fall! I had such an amazing hike yesterday. So soul refreshing! Happy Friday!(4 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Friday! May you find a beautiful path to travel on today!(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Saturday! My daughter and I had the day off together yesterday so I brought her on a hike! We had such a grand adventure together! Have a wonderful day! Be safe! Hugs(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday friends! Never give up, never give in! Keep on pushing to be your best.(3 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Sunday! I love how everything looks so golden in this photo. I hope your day is as good as it can be. Have fun, smile, find joy, be kind! Hugs!(7 comments)See this image largerAll are welcome here! Happy Sunday! Make it a great day!(3 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday and welcome to a new week friends! I hope your day was good and you tried your best. Have a lovely evening! Sending hugs!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends! I hope your day was terrific. Have a peaceful evening. Sending hugs!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday friends. I hope your day was delightful and your evening peaceful. Sending hugs and wishes for a great day!(8 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Friday! Shine today like you are a ray of sunshine!(4 comments)See this image largerGood morning and happy Friday! I am off for a 4 day weekend and spending time with my sister! May you all find your path to happiness today and always. Enjoy your day! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday dear friends! Thanks for all the comments on the last blog I posted! You are all so very precious and your friendship is amazing. Thank you all so much. Have a beautiful Sunday!(8 comments)See this image largerJust remember, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going!" Happy Monday. Enjoy your day, be brave, be strong, be happy! Hugs(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. A busy day at work, and now it is snowing like crazy! I think we are going to get at least 7 inches! So not ready this early in the season! Have a lovely evening!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday dear friends. I hope your day was filled with happy moments that made you smile. Sending hugs to all of you!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday friends. I hope your day has been filled with happiness and maybe a little sunshine! No sunshine here, just a little freezing rain and gloomy skies! Have a beautiful evening!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday friends! We are off on another adventure starting tomorrow for the next 4 days! Be safe, stay healthy! Sending hugs!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday friends. I hope your day was delightful and your evening peaceful. Sending hugs and wishes for a great day!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends. I hope your day was filled with joy! Sending hugs to everyone!(8 comments)See this image largerhappy 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!(11 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! Enjoy your day. Get out and take time to look at some beautiful flowers!(7 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerGood 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! Hugs(10 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday friends. I hope your day was filled with joy and happiness. So glad to see Friday rolling around tomorrow. Have a wonderful evening!(10 comments)See this image largerlife 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!(10 comments)See this image largerHappy 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! WOW(11 comments)See this image largerGood 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! Hugs(7 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerMy 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!(10 comments)See this image largerMy first morning glory this year.(5 comments)See this image largerCoffee and an early morning sunrise! Make it a great day!See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(8 comments)See this image largerWent 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!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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 (8 comments)See this image largermy gardenia that I bought in honor of my father in law bloomed today! Happy Monday friends. I hope your day was marvelous! Sending hugs!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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! (6 comments)See this image largeris (9 comments)See this image largerDragonflies 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!(7 comments)See this image largerGood 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!(5 comments)See this image largerThis is the 2cd peony I bought. It is called a sunshine festival peony! It will be gorgeous!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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 eve(7 comments)See this image largerin 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.(7 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday sparkies! I hope your morning is starting with pep and vigor or at least coffee! LOL Have a great day. Hugs.(7 comments)See this image largerHubby 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.(6 comments)See this image largerhad 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!(8 comments)See this image largerMy 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!(7 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday. Here is a pic grid from one of our walks yesterday. Have a lovely day and get outside safely today. Hugs!(7 comments)See this image largerThank 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!(9 comments)See this image largerThis 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! (9 comments)See this image largerI 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.(6 comments)See this image largermy 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.(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday friends. Have a safe day and keep on smiling! Hugs(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday! Be safe, be well, be happy, be satisfied with all that you have. Have a great day.(7 comments)See this image largerWe 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!(9 comments)See this image largeris 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 safe(8 comments)See this image largerA beautiful day off and feeling happy!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(5 comments)See this image largerHOLLYM48 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!(7 comments)See this image largerhappy Tuesday dear friends. One day at a time, one minute at a time. Stay safe, be well. Sending hugs!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(7 comments)See this image largeris 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! Hugs(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Good Friday. May your day be blessed with happiness and joy! Be safe, be well.(6 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerhappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerhappy 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 hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerMy little lemon tree bloomed over the weekend. I am so excited! Happy Monday. Have a safe and healthy week! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerWhen life gives you lemons, make something beautiful out of those gorgeous lemons. Happy Sunday. Have a joy filled day!(4 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerThis is what healthcare looks like today. Stay safe my friends. (9 comments)See this image largerMay we have smooth sailing in our life. Sending hugs. Be safe.(3 comments)See this image largerhappy 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. (5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerBachman'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!(10 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday! Thinking of calmer times and decided to go back to Greece in my mind! Have a wonderful evening folks! Hugs!(8 comments)See this image largerwent 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!hug(9 comments)See this image largerA new day begins, a new gift is given. Make the most of your time, and be safe at home.(3 comments)See this image largeris 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! Hugs(6 comments)See this image largerhappy Monday dear friends! I hope your day has been great. Take good care of yourselves. Sending hugs!(9 comments)See this image largerEnjoy a beautiful Day! Hugs(4 comments)See this image largerHappy 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. Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerSpring.(9 comments)See this image largerI found this signed painting at a thrift store yesterday and fell in love with it!(4 comments)See this image largerour 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!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday! I hope your day was delightful. The week is speeding by! Have a peaceful evening!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday friends! I am smiling just like this lynx! I hope your day was spectacular. Sending hugs!(7 comments)See this image largerwe 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!(8 comments)See this image largerWe 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!!(8 comments)See this image largerroses 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!(8 comments)See this image largerA beautiful day walking in the fresh air!(7 comments)See this image largerAnother great find of a water color painting in an antique store in WI.(8 comments)See this image largerWe found this beautiful oil painting at a little vintage shop in WI today. I love it!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday!(1 comments)See this image largerrelaxing by candlelight and the snow!(2 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerThe snow is so gorgeous!(4 comments)See this image largerA beautiful day walking in the fresh air!(5 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerspent 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!(11 comments)See this image largerhad 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!!(6 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerhubby 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!(6 comments)See this image largerI 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! Hugs(9 comments)See this image largerMerry Christmas from my home to yours. May you have a blessed day. Sending hugs and wishes for a day filled with love and laughter. (7 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI loved this pic with window pane and the plant outside with the city in the background(2 comments)See this image largerWe 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!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(7 comments)See this image largerThe snow makes for a very pretty background!(6 comments)See this image largerSuch a pretty day with all the snow!(5 comments)See this image largerwe went for an hour long walk today. It was about 40 deg. At this point, that feels so wonderful!(4 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerwe 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! Hugs(5 comments)See this image largerA beautiful winter day overlooking the river(3 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerout for a winter walk today!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerThe snow is here to stay in MN! Happy Dec 1st!(5 comments)See this image largerEach season has its own particular beauty!(3 comments)See this image largerwhat a beautiful November day. It was in the 40's and perfect for a long walk! (4 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerI 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!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday!! I hope your day is wonderful and your weekend amazing!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday! We have almost made it through another week! (7 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday! Here is a collage of our walk in the woods yesterday. Back to a busy week today! Have a great week!!!(10 comments)See this image largerI went for a beautiful walk yesterday and I am planning another one for today! Happy Sunday!(8 comments)See this image largerthe 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!(6 comments)See this image largerWe had a beautiful walk admiring all the beautiful fall colors!(8 comments)See this image largerThe fall colors are just glorious!(4 comments)See this image largerPumpkins are so pretty this time of year!(5 comments)See this image largerA trip to our favorite winery today! I love fall weather!(8 comments)See this image largerhappy 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! Hugs(10 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day! The fall colors are really starting to peak! So pretty!(6 comments)See this image largerhappy Monday. A new week to begin again! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day of rest and relaxation! Be safe, be happy!(6 comments)See this image largerSmile at everyone you meet today!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday! I hope you have a relaxing day! Be happy, be healthy! Hugs to all!(8 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!(8 comments)See this image largerand the steps went up and up and we took them! Happy Wednesday! I hope your day is wonderful! (8 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday! I hope your day was great, and if it wasn't then start again tomorrow!(10 comments)See this image largerhappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerDuluth was absolutely fabulous! We really saw so much and had several great hikes!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday from beautiful Duluth! Hugs and smiles!💙💚💙(7 comments)See this image largerWhen your doggy wants to exercise and do stretches with you!(8 comments)See this image largerHad 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!(8 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful daughters and I! What fun we always have!(6 comments)See this image largerGrape picking yesterday, apple orchard today. Fall is the best season in MN!(6 comments)See this image largerthe morning started out pretty gloomy yesterday for grape picking but it turned out to be a perfect day. Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day!(6 comments)See this image largerWe had a wonderful time at the vineyard picking grapes! It was hard work, but a beautiful day for it(4 comments)See this image largerBeautiful long walk in the woods and next to the river! It just doesn't get better than this!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(5 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday!! We are almost through another week. I hope you are all having a great day! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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! (7 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(5 comments)See this image largerhad 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!(10 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! Happy September 1st! May your month be filled with love, laughter and joy! Hugs!(5 comments)See this image largerThanks 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!(6 comments)See this image larger34 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!(16 comments)See this image largerA pic of the pink cloud last night. I was so beautiful up in the sky, like pink cotton candy!(5 comments)See this image largerSo much beauty in a simple flower!(5 comments)See this image largerStop and take time to smell the roses.(4 comments)See this image largerHave a glorious day!(4 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday to all my wonderful friends! May your day be filled with happiness, love, laughter and sunshine. Have a great day!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday dear friends. I hope you will have an opportunity to get outside to today and try something new!(3 comments)See this image largerA view from the riverboat cruise!(2 comments)See this image largeris having a wonderful vacation with dear hubby! Here is a pic on the riverboat from yesterday. Happy Friday, I hope your day is great! Hugs(6 comments)See this image largerFollow 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!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerEnjoy the beauty everywhere you go! This was our reward after a long hike! Breathtaking!(6 comments)See this image largerWe 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! Hugs(6 comments)See this image largerThe fallsSee this image largerWillow River in Hudson WI(2 comments)See this image largerMy beloved and I at the falls on our hike today!(4 comments)See this image largerThis 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!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday dear friends! I hope your day is filled with beauty and love. Have the best day of your life! Hugs(3 comments)See this image largerI 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!(10 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday. Have a wonderful day. Hugs(5 comments)See this image largerWe were able to get out for an early morning walk before the storm rolled in!(5 comments)See this image largerBeautiful morning, cloudy and cool(4 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerhad a beautiful walk this morning before it gets too warm! I hope your Sunday is off to an amazing start. Have a great day. Hugs(6 comments)See this image largerhad a great time at the color run today with family!(7 comments)See this image largeralways a fun run/walk with my cutie beside me!(7 comments)See this image largermy sister, nieces, daughters, great nephew and hubby all enjoyed the color run today!(2 comments)See this image largerHad an awesome time at the Color run today with my family!!(3 comments)See this image largerhappy 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!! (5 comments)See this image larger 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!(9 comments)See this image larger(10 comments)See this image largerWow, 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! ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜(10 comments)See this image largerArt work by Sylvie Fortin(7 comments)See this image largerLooking 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! HUgs(8 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy 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! (9 comments)See this image largeris enjoying my roses from the garden! Happy Sunday everyone. I hope your day is filed with love and laughter! Hugs(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!(10 comments)See this image largerOutside the studio of Sylvie Fortin, another of her beautiful paintings.(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day!(7 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday! Back to the real world today. I hope your Monday was awesome. Sending hugs!(9 comments)See this image largerIs happy to be home after 2 weeks away. Lots of walking and exploring France. Happy Saturday. Have an awesome day!(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday Everyone! No visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to Montmartre! Had a wonderful vacation! Heading home this morning! Hugs! 💗💗💗(8 comments)See this image largerI 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!!! Hugs(10 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerWishing 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.(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Thursday from Paris! Yesterday we took 40 minute train ride outside of Paris to a beautiful castle and no crowds. Hugs! ❤️❤️(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday! Enjoying all the beautiful sights in Paris! Hugs to all! ❤️❤️(6 comments)See this image larger Happy Tuesday from Paris! Every day has been a new and exciting adventure! I hope your day is spectacular! Hugs! ❤️❤️(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday from Paris! Wishing everyone an amazing day and a wonderful week! Hugs! ❤️❤️(10 comments)See this image largerSpending a romantic day in Paris with my wonderful hubby! Happy Sunday Everyone! Hugs! ❤️❤️(5 comments)See this image largerSpending the last week of my vacation with my wonderful hubby in Paris! Have a beautiful day! Hugs!(5 comments)See this image largerWe had a wonderful time visiting Auvers-sur-Oise yesterday! Looking forward to today's new adventure! Happy Friday! Hugs to all!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday from Paris! Sunny and warm here and ready for another adventure! Hugs!(7 comments)See this image largerI am finding all kinds of treasures in France. I found these beautiful oil paintings in a 2nd hand store. Happy Monday Everyone! Hugs!(7 comments)See this image largerWhat beautiful gardens and the roses are blooming. (6 comments)See this image largerRainy 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.(7 comments)See this image largerhappy 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!(7 comments)See this image largerA walk in the rain today. This was such a beautiful picture! So green and the blooms falling!(9 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerWe 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!!(9 comments)See this image largeris so delighted that my plants and flowers are starting to bloom! Happy Thursday. I hope your day was awesome. Sending big hugs!(9 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(9 comments)See this image largerI was lucky enough to get to spend the day with my mom and dad and my family!(8 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerWe are having a wonderful time visiting the gardens of Gerberoy. Happy Friday Everyone! Hugs!(6 comments)See this image largerA wonderful time in France with my wonderful Sparkfriend Claireinparis!(8 comments)See this image largerClaire and I found a lovely little English Tea Shop for an afternoon break in Chantilly. Happy Thursday Everyone! Hugs!(7 comments)See this image larger Time to relax in the garden after strolling through the beautiful countryside in France! Happy Tuesday Everyone! Hugs to all!(5 comments)See this image largerAfter a beautiful day, we enjoyed a lovely salad in Claire's secret garden. Happy Sunday! Hugs!(6 comments)See this image largerClaire and I are taking lovely walks along France's beautiful countryside. Making memories to last a lifetime! Hugs to all!(6 comments)See this image largerWe are having a spectacular time in France. (10 comments)See this image largerThis is our little snow storm in April! Enough!(8 comments)See this image largerI had a wonderful Friday getting in lots of steps and enjoying a cool Spring day. Happy Saturday!(6 comments)See this image largerhad an absolutely wonderful sunny day spent with hubby checking out little towns and having great conversations! Happy Friday!(7 comments)See this image largerThe one side is flowing freely, the other side is still frozen solid. Beautiful day!(6 comments)See this image largerA wonderful day spent with my hubby(9 comments)See this image largerI was able to get out for a couple mile walk. It is so fresh and clean right now!(7 comments)See this image largerThe red just stands out so beautifully against all the white snow.(1 comments)See this image largerSnowy, but oh so pretty!(6 comments)See this image largerAs 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!(10 comments)See this image largerThinking 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! Hugs(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday. We decided a little snow wouldn't stop us from having fun. We had a fun night with friends playing miniature golf!(7 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris 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!(12 comments)See this image largerOur 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!(9 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSpark friend and I went for an hour long walk in the 25 deg temps. It was exhilarating. Great way to burn calories.Happy Sunday.(5 comments)See this image larger(10 comments)See this image largerJan and I are having a wonderful time. Yesterday was power walking around Mall of America and a little holiday cheer.(6 comments)See this image largerPics from our wonderfully cold walk around the stone arch bridge(4 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(9 comments)See this image largerJan 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!(8 comments)See this image largerStillwater to a long cold walk to painting with a twist, Jan and I are having a marvelous time. (3 comments)See this image largerHaving a wonderful time with my special spark friend! Love you Jan!!!(5 comments)See this image largerWe 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! (10 comments)See this image largerWe had a wonderful night out celebrating my daughter's 27th birthday!(8 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful daughters!(4 comments)See this image largerTime flies by in a blink of an eye. Enjoy your loved ones!(5 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerIt snowed here in MN today! I went out for a little walk afterwards and found these beautiful berrie(4 comments)See this image largerThe beautiful leaves are changing in MN!(6 comments)See this image largera view of the St. Croix and me nestled into my coat!(7 comments)See this image largerI 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!(9 comments)See this image largerhubby 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.(8 comments)See this image largerThe 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!(11 comments)See this image largerCelebrating our 33rd Anniversary! Here we are all these years later still having the time of our life together. Hugs and love, xoxo(16 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerHaving a wonderful weekend In Duluth with my favorite guy!(10 comments)See this image larger I am having a beautiful weekend with my Honey in Duluth! Hugs and Smiles to Everyone!(8 comments)See this image largerThe woods were so green, the sun was warm and it was a perfect day for a hike!(8 comments)See this image largerhad an awesome day hiking on a bluff with my wonderful hubby. Happy Sunday.(5 comments)See this image largerWe are spending the weekend in Duluth. It is one of my favorite destinations In Minnesota. Happy Friday Everyone! Have a wonderful weekend!(8 comments)See this image largerI walked, hubby ran. Always a fun time!(4 comments)See this image largerSister in law and sister at the color run(11 comments)See this image largerhas a super fun time at the color run with the sister, sister in law, hubby and 1 daughter, hot but fun~ Happy SUnday(7 comments)See this image largerone of my favorite pics from yesterday at the vineyard. Happy Monday. I hope your week is starting off awesome. Hugs.(9 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday my beautiful sparkers!! I hope your week is off to an awesome start! Let's have an active week.(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday! The sun is shining and I have plans for a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Independence Day America. Have a safe and blessed day.(3 comments)See this image largeris glad for a rainy Saturday to relax and enjoy the last of her vacation. I would prefer sun, but a little rain must fall!(6 comments)See this image largerHappy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great day!(10 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday. I hope everyone is off to a great week! Let's do this.(9 comments)See this image largeris wishing all of the fathers a very happy and special day today. May your day be filled with love and happiness!(9 comments)See this image largerOh Paris, I miss you already!See this image largerHappy Tuesday! I hope your day was great, and if it wasn't then start again tomorrow!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day of rest and relaxation! Be safe, be happy!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday! The sun is shining and I have plans for a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend!(10 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday! I hope your day was great, and if it wasn't then start again tomorrow!(6 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday! Make every day the best day of your life! Hugs and happiness to all!(6 comments)See this image largeris 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.(8 comments)See this image largerThe parks in Paris are absolutely gorgeous!(1 comments)See this image largerThe beautiful gardens in Paris(1 comments)See this image largerThe love of the grapevines. These machines trim the leaves so the grape will get the sunshine See this image largerA lovely evening out with Claire(11 comments)See this image largerNothing better than a garden party with a dear friend!(2 comments)See this image largerHad an amazing evening with ClaireinParis(12 comments)See this image largerThe flowers hanging everywhere were simply gorgeous!See this image largerI absolutely love all the beautiful poppies!(5 comments)See this image largerI loved all the wild poppies that grow everywhere in France!See this image largerJust one of the many castles in FranceSee this image largerSee this image largerI will try to get a blog done soon on my beautiful trip. (5 comments)See this image largerThe River Seine!(8 comments)See this image largera lovely day in Paris(3 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday! Paris is truly amazing! Hugs and smiles!(9 comments)See this image largerHaving an awesome time in Paris(10 comments)See this image largerVisiting many beautiful gardens in Paris(5 comments)See this image largerOverlooking the streets of ParisSee this image largerFrom castles to wine caves, we did it all!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(4 comments)See this image largeronly in Paris will you find a piano player in the middle of the street playing Chopin!See this image larger 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!(8 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI 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!(16 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerSpring has come to MN!(2 comments)See this image largerA 6 mile walk. Gorgeous!!(14 comments)See this image larger(11 comments)See this image larger(14 comments)See this image largerAn evening in my favorite little city with hubby. Wonderful date night! Have an awesome Friday!(4 comments)See this image largeris 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.(20 comments)See this image largeris 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!(14 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!(9 comments)See this image largerHad a great day today!(14 comments)See this image larger(14 comments)See this image larger(11 comments)See this image larger(9 comments)See this image largerspent a lovely evening with my sweet daughter since my hubby had late meetings!(10 comments)See this image largerMy wonderful parents, still healthy and happy at 80!(8 comments)See this image largerMy awesome family(11 comments)See this image largerMerry Christmas from our house to yours. (8 comments)See this image largerMy snazzy new outfit.(13 comments)See this image largerso many gorgeous walks and talks to take in the windy city!(2 comments)See this image largerhad 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.(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Tuesday everyone! I am happy to be off for another week. Spending time at home relaxing and getting a few things done!(5 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerAren't those grapes beautiful!(3 comments)See this image largerBeautiful day to tour the Minnesota State Capitol(1 comments)See this image largerhas 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!(5 comments)See this image largerMy favorite find of the entire hike! A lily growing in the wild.See this image largerSunrise in Duluth MNSee this image largerHappy and healthy on vacation in Duluth MN(6 comments)See this image largerBeautiful flowers.(2 comments)See this image largerSplit Rock State trail. The view is amazing!(4 comments)See this image largerhad 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!(6 comments)See this image largerhad a great day celebrating Independence day yesterday with my family and decided to take today off as well! Happy Wednesday!(4 comments)See this image largerhappy 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!(5 comments)See this image largerhas 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!(4 comments)See this image largerhad 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!(6 comments)See this image largerhad the most wonderful day with Jan (jantheblonde) at the winery yesterday. The sun was shining and the area was green and perfect!(3 comments)See this image largeris 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!(2 comments)See this image largeris having a great start to a new week! Happy Monday!!(5 comments)See this image largermy 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!(6 comments)See this image largerMy daughter Zoe and I at her college graduation.(8 comments)See this image largerHad a lovely day as my daughter graduated even though the weather was cold and very wet. Happy Saturday!(5 comments)See this image largerHubby and I.(3 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful daughter Zoe, she is graduating from college on Saturday!(4 comments)See this image largerI wish I was still here looking out over these beautiful cliffs! Happy Tuesday. Make it a great day.(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday! May your day be filled with sunshine and light! I love my spark family!(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday! Last day of my vacation. It has been awesome. So much that I have seen and done.(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerAnother wonderful picture in Monet's garden in Giverny(2 comments)See this image largeris home from my trip to France. I had the MOST wonderful time visiting the Paris countryside. Thanks Claireinparis for a wonderful week!(9 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerA beautiful friend in a beautiful garden!(1 comments)See this image largerClaire outside of her beautiful new house. Oh la la! She is looking great. Our last evening.See this image largerlooking 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!(4 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerMonet's garden France. Beyond words beautiful. April 11, 2017(6 comments)See this image largerout for an evening walk with the pup and this was the ending to my wonderful day!(3 comments)See this image largerA beautiful day for a 4 mile walk in February in the high 50's! Gorgeous!!(4 comments)See this image largerThe frozen Minnehaha Falls in MN, beautiful!(2 comments)See this image larger(9 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday! The sun is shining and I have plans for a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend!(4 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerMy 51st birthday with my family!(3 comments)See this image largerhad 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 great(4 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerthis is my new vase and silk flowers that I decorated it with!(5 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerWe 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.(6 comments)See this image larger12.25 miles of walking yesterday. It was a beautiful day in Chicago. We never expected to be hot in November!(4 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image largeris having an awesome day.(1 comments)See this image largerAutumn in Minnesota has got to be one of the most beautiful sights ever. Happy Saturday. I hope everyone is having an awesome day!(6 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerThis was my view today on our walk. It is like a Monet painting. Gorgeous. I love Fall in Minnesota!(4 comments)See this image largerGreat day to be outside in MN! 70ish and sunny!(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday. Have a great day.(4 comments)See this image largerHaving fun with friends!(2 comments)See this image largerJantheblonde came to visit us in Minnesota. What fun we had!(4 comments)See this image largerWe 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. (1 comments)See this image largerThis 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!(11 comments)See this image largerYes, 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!(6 comments)See this image largerI am always amazed at how far I have come when I find facebook memories. 4 years ago and last week.(5 comments)See this image larger4 years ago we were in Door County. Here is the before and after pics. I had just found sp!(8 comments)See this image largeris 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!(4 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerDoor County sunset- beyond amazing!(2 comments)See this image largermade 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!(6 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerToday is going home day. We have had the best time in. Door County with awesome weather. Happy Thursdsy!!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerFor the first time ever I feel comfortable in a swimsuit. Great time on this gorgeous beach!(5 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHad another awsome day starting with a grest hike. We took a few treacherous paths andcthen a fey paths. Happy Wednesday!(2 comments)See this image largerWatched an amazing suset last evening. Walking in the State park and swimming at White sands dune beach today.(5 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerHaving a wonderful time in Door County!!(1 comments)See this image largerMay August bring you much happiness and sunshine as well as sunflowers! Happy Monday. Make it a healthy day and a great month!(3 comments)See this image largerThe 4 5K's I have run in 2016 and I have signed up for another in August!(6 comments)See this image largerHad an awesome time at the color run today. Started out with a little rain, but then cleared up. Happy Sunday!(3 comments)See this image largerOn the rooftop overlooking Lake of the Isles with the sun setting. Gorgeous evening.(3 comments)See this image largerHubby and I going to a 50th wedding anniversary party for friends.(1 comments)See this image largerIs back home and on vacation until next Tuesday. I will continue to enjoy my time off with hubby and daughters.(7 comments)See this image largerWeather yesterday was perfect! Happy Wednesday. Make it awesome!(2 comments)See this image largerGood morning spark world. Have a great day. I know I will!!(5 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerheading 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. (4 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerin 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!(13 comments)See this image largerMy zen place.(3 comments)See this image largermy 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.(5 comments)See this image largerHappy 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!!(8 comments)See this image largerHappy 1st day of June! I hope everyone is ready to have a great month! Get out there and make it the best month ever! (3 comments)See this image largerhad such a fun time with my oldest daughter yesterday at Cheers Pablo painting a picture! Happy Memorial Day, be safe and eat healthy.(3 comments)See this image largerwe 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!(9 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a long walk today after the rain. The lilacs were so fragrant and I loved this iris.(3 comments)See this image largerwent for a 5.5 mile walk today! I enjoyed the warmth and and the peace that walking brings me! Happy Tuesday.(2 comments)See this image largerComo Park- Wildaster, Claireinparis and Hollym48(1 comments)See this image largerHubby and I at the winery- Thanks for the pic Claire!(3 comments)See this image largerGreat times at the Alexis Bailey Winery in Hastings MN with friends.See this image largerLe Duc house in Hastings MN(3 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerhas had the most marvelous time with ClaireinParis. Safe travels back home. Come back soon! Happy Monday to everyone. Make it a great week!(4 comments)See this image largerhas had the most marvelous time with Claire and Annette and hubby's!!! It has been such an awesome time!(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerWildaster and her husband Bob, ClaireinParis, and my husband and I enjoyed a beautiful day at the MN Arboretum. The weather was PERFECT. Happy Saturday.(3 comments)See this image largerAnother beautiful Minnesota day with wonderful friends!(12 comments)See this image largerLooking forward to spending time with these lovely ladies and family members today! Happy Friday. Make every day the best day of your life!(7 comments)See this image largerAwesome time with awesome sparkfriends! It was so nice to spend time with these 2 beautiful ladies!(6 comments)See this image largerthe 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!(8 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerMy Dad, my daughters and me!(1 comments)See this image largerMy mom, my sister and myself on Mother's Day 2016(2 comments)See this image largerI finished. 37:05 slowest time yet, but that is ok, I finished!(3 comments)See this image largerMy sister and I before the Rockin Robbin 5K in Rochester MN. May 2016(3 comments)See this image largeris 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!(2 comments)See this image largerHad a wonderful day for a run this morning with my sister. Great times! Happy Saturday!(5 comments)See this image largerMy 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!(8 comments)See this image largerFinally warm weather and a wonderful walk!(4 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerFrom the beginning of the journey, to the first day of maintenance to today.(4 comments)See this image largerAfter the race- a bit damp, but I had a good time anyway! 36.30 was my time! I'll take it!(2 comments)See this image largerBefore the race at home -still dry!(1 comments)See this image largerHamline Cares 5K Run, Walk, Roll supporting Disabled Vets of America! Great time but wet!(4 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerWishing I was in this beautiful setting of Athens Greece again... Happy Monday. I hope you are all having a great day! Hugs.(6 comments)See this image largerIn honor of Siblings Day! This pic was taken in December 2014 celebrating my parents 50th annivers(9 comments)See this image largerhas a busy weekend, haircut, laundry, exercise and a visit to my sister in love(law) for dinner. Happy Saturday everyone. Have an awesome weekend!(5 comments)See this image largerHapp Monday! Back at work and getting back into the swing of things! I hope your day was lovely SP friends!(5 comments)See this image largerHappy Easter! I hope your day is wonderful no matter what you are doing. Have a great Sunday! Hugs to all!(7 comments)See this image largerMay this day bring you all happiness and joy. Have a wonderful Easter weekend to all that celebrate! (3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Wednesday. (7 comments)See this image largerLast day of our trip. Had an awesome time. It snowed back in MN. Yuck. Happy Thursday!(7 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerSpark friends are the best!(4 comments)See this image largerhad 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!(7 comments)See this image largerwas lucky enough to spend a girls day out with my beautiful and sweet daughters yesterday. I enjoyed it so much! Happy Sunday(2 comments)See this image largerMore family fun today at the Minneapolis Museum of Art visiting the Delacroix exhibit. Fantastic!(4 comments)See this image largerThe loves of my life! Hubby and daughters!(4 comments)See this image largerWinter has come at last here to MN. Bundle up!(5 comments)See this image largerMe and all of my girls on Christmas Eve 2015(4 comments)See this image largerChristmas eve 2015 with hubby(5 comments)See this image largerMy mom, my sister and myself on Christmas 2015(4 comments)See this image largerMy wonderful family(4 comments)See this image largerI love this picture of my mom and myself. We laughing and having a wonderful time.(2 comments)See this image largerhas 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!(7 comments)See this image largerNothing better than turning 50 with the people I love!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(4 comments)See this image largerafter 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.(2 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerNew haircut and getting ready to go out for dinner with my Valentine!(6 comments)See this image largerMy Valentine after all these years!(7 comments)See this image largerA beautiful February day! We are at about 54 deg! Awesome! Think Spring.(4 comments)See this image largerMe and my girls! All of them!(8 comments)See this image largerHaving fun with my wonderful hubby!(3 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerHad an absolutely beautiful weekend up north! Happy Sunday!(3 comments)See this image largerVersailles France, then and now(5 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerI am so happy to spend time with my family!See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerA wonderful day at the Alexis Bailey Winery.(3 comments)See this image largerHaving fun with my girls!(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerFun memories from our trip this past summer. Versailles France(2 comments)See this image largerVersailles France(1 comments)See this image largerwe had an amazing time with Claire this evening! We had a wonderful dinner and great conversation! (9 comments)See this image largerClaireinParis 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!(6 comments)See this image largerA hike in beautiful Andresy France with CLAIREINPARIS!(3 comments)See this image largerArc De Triomphe at night! Beautiful!See this image largerThe Eiffel Tower(2 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerMy girls and I!(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMy handsome hubby!(4 comments)See this image largerDH and the girls having a great time!(3 comments)See this image largerposted 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!(5 comments)See this image largerOur walk Collage(5 comments)See this image largerhad an awesome day at the apple orchard with my beautiful family. It was a gorgeous day! Sunny and 70's! wooo hooo. Happy Saturday!(4 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerwent for a beautiful walk today. It is beautiful in Minnesota right now!(4 comments)See this image largeris 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!(3 comments)See this image largerHad a fabulous weekend up north! Time to get ready for bed and ready for another busy week. Happy Sunday.(3 comments)See this image largerhas 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!(2 comments)See this image largerIn Andresy France for a hike in the countryside with Claire. It was wonderful.(4 comments)See this image largerParis France July 2015(4 comments)See this image largerParis France July 2015(3 comments)See this image largerParis France July 2015(4 comments)See this image largerLast day in Florence July 2015(3 comments)See this image largerFlorence Italy July 2015(5 comments)See this image largeris 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!(6 comments)See this image largeris 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!(2 comments)See this image largerwe are making the most of our last day here in Paris! It is just amazing, the sights, the sounds and the number of people!(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerAt Palais Garnier Opera House- exquisite~(4 comments)See this image largerParis July 2015 and Paris June 2012(4 comments)See this image larger5 5K's completed and 1 10K completed!(7 comments)See this image largerKaren and I in Chicago-( RACEWELLRUN)(3 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image larger30 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!(17 comments)See this image largerwent for a hike at Fort Snelling State Park today. 82 degree's , sunny, beautiful October day. I love these fall days.(7 comments)See this image largerhad a lovely walk tonight. The fall colors are really coming out right now.(2 comments)See this image largerHappy 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.(4 comments)See this image largerSplit Rock Lighthouse(5 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerOut for dinner on the first day of my vacation! Relaxation for 3 weeks!(5 comments)See this image largerGet in Gear 10K run(3 comments)See this image largerAll of my 5K's put together in a collage. (3 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerMy parents and hubby and I at Christmas(5 comments)See this image largerChristmas Eve at home with my family.(4 comments)See this image largerHubby and I getting ready to go to a friends wedding.(5 comments)See this image largerAll the fun runs we have done! Don't ask my husband if they were all fun though! LOL(6 comments)See this image largerSaw this on pinterest and wanted to make one of my own. I think it turned out really neat!(6 comments)See this image largerParis France 2011 and April 2015(3 comments)See this image largerSpring time in MN! I needed a new pic without snow and winter coat and earmuffs on!(7 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerA nice winter day out for a long walk.(2 comments)See this image largerA beautiful day in January and out for a walk!(6 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerwe finished!(2 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerGooseberry Falls MN(3 comments)See this image largerMothers Day May 2015 with my beautiful daughters.(5 comments)See this image largerMy sister, my mom and myself on Mothers Day May 2015(5 comments)See this image largerAnother 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!(5 comments)See this image largerSometimes I need to see the difference to remember why I do this! This is a great reminder!(9 comments)See this image largerFriday 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!(4 comments)See this image largeris 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!(5 comments)See this image largerwonderful hubby and my girls.(8 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful daughters out with us to celebrate Father's Day!(8 comments)See this image largerOur afternoon at the winery and a treat as we were leaving a mama deer with her fawn hiding behind.(3 comments)See this image largerThe happy fun run couple!(2 comments)See this image largerDone and ready to go home and cool off!(1 comments)See this image largerAll 3 years of Color runs!(1 comments)See this image largeris ready to have a fun color run! I hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday! Get out there and have some fun!(5 comments)See this image largerFun times but way to hot and humid!(2 comments)See this image largerThe beautiful sunset in Door County Wisconsin(5 comments)See this image largernew exercise clothes for 30 lb reward!(4 comments)See this image largerIt is finally Spring in Minnesota!(4 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerone year difference June 2012-June 2013(8 comments)See this image largerback view 1 yr (10 comments)See this image largerMy daughter and I in our matching workout clothes- mine are for real, she just looks cute in hers!(4 comments)See this image larger5K Color Run St. Paul MN July 14, 2013(3 comments)See this image largerDH and I in Naples Italy(4 comments)See this image largerParis, June 2012 -Rome Nov 2013(6 comments)See this image largerSinging in the rain in San Antonio Texas(6 comments)See this image largerThe lovely necklace my daughter brought back from Hawaii for me.(3 comments)See this image largerGet in Gear 5K 4/26/14(5 comments)See this image largerJune of 2012 in Paris, the pic that really hit home and today, 45 lbs gone!(6 comments)See this image largerMy husband who is a professor at Hamline was able to give his daughter her diploma. Awesome!(4 comments)See this image largerA new summer dress with my pretty blue beads!(6 comments)See this image largerPrincess Juno(4 comments)See this image largerThe 4 5K's that I have run.(2 comments)See this image largerMy 5th 5K at the finishing line!(3 comments)See this image largerAug 24 2012, Aug 23, 2014 Spark People really does work! Both of us have lost weight.(6 comments)See this image largerRed Wing Bluffs Sept 2014(4 comments)See this image largerThis is how we dress in MN for an October day at the apple orchard. Ear muffs, scarves, gloves!(4 comments)See this image largerAt the Alamo(3 comments)See this image largerMy sister in law(love) and I on Christmas 2011. She is also a weight loss hero!(8 comments)See this image largerGoing out for the evening to a holiday party(7 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)

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