Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello!!! Again!!!

Hello, Friends and Visitors!

Hello! Hello!! I am finally back to blogging after months away and a loooong trip to California to prepare the home of my late mother-in-law for sale.  It was at times fun, often difficult, and a huge experience for our family.  I learned much, which I hope I can carry with me from this point forward.  I will be sharing a lot of the lessons, thoughts and feelings in coming weeks.

One of the our favorite places to go to either cool off or de-stress after a busy day of packing was, of course, the beach.  We went to several that between Mark and I were favorite spots for us during our single days, years ago.  The first beach we visited was in Ventura. 
We came to California during the days of "June Gloom".  It was not very hot and mornings often began with fog or overcast skies, which would then clear by afternoon.

My husband was living near Ventura when we met at a church sponsored dance in the area.  So, Ventura Beach has a lot of memories for us.
Our children loved wading in the surf, even on chillier days.
We loved picking up shells and sea-smoothed rocks.
Generally, we remained until sunset. As soon as the sun sank beyond the sea, we would pack up our belongings and head back to the house.

I am so looking forward to visiting your blogs and sharing more of our trip with you in coming days.

Hello! Hello!! I am so glad to be back.


Alexandra said...

Gald to see you bak, and look forward to your posts.:)

Alexandra said...

Oh, dear - new keyboard and PC. ;) I'm still getting the hang of a smaller keyboard. No spell cehck either!

Myrnie said...

Welcome back! I'm sure it was an amazing summer, in beautiful California, and so many memories!

Sybil said...

Thank goodness you are back safe and sound..Looking forward to lots of great messages as the days go by..
Love Sybil xx

What I Did Today said...

Yay! I'm so glad you were able to go to such a beautiful place where you can relive old memories AND make new ones. How delightful!

Trish said...

well, you are back safe and sound but take your time getting 'back into things'....

Grammy Staffy said...

Dear Elizabeth,
It is good to have you back in blog world. I will look forward to catching up as you tell us about your trip and show us the pictures. I wish that we could have met when you were in my neck of the woods... Ventura is about an hour or so from the Riverside area where I live. Maybe the next time you come this way, I will be all healed from all the broken ribs I got in the accident and I can enjoy having you and yours as guests.

I am glad that you are back to blogging. I hope that all went well with the hard task that you were working on here in CA.
Hugs, Lura

Andy and Ana said...

Morning Elizabeth :) Good to see your photos of your wonderful vacations...glad you have such great memories, too. Enjoy & God bless & protect your week...Sincerely, Ana Our Front Porch :)