1. ILLUMINATE!!!!!

     
  2. Hazel&Felix Wednesday

    God is watching over you,
    I know because I asked him to.

     
  3. Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

     
  4. Some people look for a beautiful place.
    Others make a place beautiful.

    - Inayat Khan
     
  5. Congratulations Ellen and Dan.

    It is a beautiful thing
    when a career and a passion
    come together.

     
  6. SHOULD.
    WOULD.
    COULD.
    DID.

    Celebrating Ellen this weekend.
    Graduating from her Anesthesia program tonight!!!!!

     

     
  7. I cried because I had no shoes
    until I met the man who had no feet.

     
  8. Hazel&Felix Wednesday

    "There must be a pony in here somewhere."

    I keep a wood chest at the lake house filled with special things of mine that I will be giving to my grand daughters when they’re ready.   In it are some one of a kind handbags (one from my HS prom)  my favorite shoes, platform and stilettos,  well worn sweaters and jewelry.   I came in my room and saw Hazel going through the treasures and she clearly was not buying that these things were special.   It made me think about the joke my family and I heard in a sermon at Church one Sunday long ago, (about optimism and pessimism).
    :::
    Worried that their son was too optimistic, the parents of a little boy took him to a psychiatrist. Trying to dampen the boy’s spirits, the psychiatrist showed him into a room piled high with a bales of hay.  Instead of displaying distaste the little boy clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to all fours, and began digging.
    “What do you think you’re doing?” the psychiatrist asked.
    “With all this hay,” the little boy replied, beaming, 
    “there must be a pony in here somewhere.”

    We still use this quote when we need a dose of optimism…..
    it makes me smile every time.
     
  9. Life is like a camera.
    Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times,
    develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out,
    just take another shot.

    When Hazel was born I bought a new camera and decided it was time to
    photograph again.  My friend said to me, why don’t you post a picture a day?
    That is where I started.  That picture a day has turned into MY “Joy of the
    Day”.  Through my lens I have learned to focus on important, good things.   I
    have grown and developed into a healthier, happier woman.   Hazel is 3 1/2
    years old and as I go through my thousands of photographs I am
    overwhelmed by what my camera and lenses have taught me.   
    Happiness is truly all around me!!!
    I love you Diane.
     
  10. I survived you.