Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Wonderful Week...

 A week of vacation was mostly spent at home, and on 
day trips here in Southern California.
 We visited my brother and sister-in-law's cabin up in Twin Peaks,
 then made a stop to visit our son Randy at the camp 
he works at all week. 
Thank you for that sweet smile Micaela I just loved this mountain path, 
and this pretty mountain chapel.
 It was beautiful up in the mountains.
 We even found a little snow.....that was promptly used for snowballs :-)
 He doesn't look guilty at all, does he? 

I was also blessed to win several giveaways over the past couple of weeks.
A wonderful package arrived in the mail from
Melissa at Miss Sew & So.
 She is so sweet, and included some goodies for my kids,
along with a couple of lovely Union Jack items from the UK.
This beautiful bag was made by Melissa,
lightweight, and lined, I'm enjoying using it!
 The sugar-free butterscotch candies were To Die For!!!

The next wonderful item arrived in person!
Janet, at Cottage Blessings doesn't live far away,
so she and her beautiful daughter delivered this adorable lamp,
and we were finally able to meet!!
 She is so sweet, and just a beautiful lady inside and out.
Her daughter Jaclyn was just as sweet and kind as her mommy :-)
My girls just fell in love with her, Janet!
  Thank you both for these wonderful gifts
 I love them!
I'm sharing them with all the other Friday Pretties at I Love Pretty Little Things!
You all will enjoy visiting all of these lovely ladies...
{Quite a long post, I know:-) }
P.S. Thank you all for your birthday wishes, cards and prayers for Jordan!


  1. Marcia, I enjoyed this post & the pics! You have a beautiful family. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your week ... day trips are often just the ticket to have some fun & get some rest too! Lovely gifts -- what a blessed mom you really are! I'll be sure to check out those sites as well. Thanks for sharing your adventures & your goodies! :)

  2. This looks like perfect family time made even better for you in getting to meet a special friend. Some people have a gift for 'gift giving, don't they? Lovely!

  3. I'm so glad you were all able to spend a wonderful family time together - Twin Peaks looks gorgeous and if I know boys they surely love a snowball fight!!!
    You won such beautiful gifts too - how cute is that lamp!!

  4. Congratulations on your lucky winnings. You have a lovely family.

    I hope that Jordan's condition is still improving and that he's healing. JB

  5. Oh, I miss the beautiful mountains in California! Thank you for sharing those photos.

    Your winnings are very sweet! What lovely gifts.


  6. What a wonderful week! It makes me feel a bit less stressed just to peek at your photos.

    Your family is so lovely. And...I love the mischief on your young son's face.

  7. Hi Miss M!

    Looks like a fun-filled day with a bunch of adorable children!!! You have such a lovely family.

    Love the little church!
    AND your pretty wins are wonderful! So YOU are the lucky recipient of that sweet lamp. How cool to meet Janet and Jaclyn.

    The little bag is totally awesome!


  8. Looks like a beautiful, wonderful week! You have a lovely family! - even the snowball throwers - that grin is pretty contagious, even if it's guilty!
    What lovely things you won! That would bring a smile for sure!
    Thanks for sharing your happy week! It is contagious!

  9. Hi Marcia, the mountain photos are glorious! I love hiking and being out in the great big beautiful outdoors. When I was growing up we would take summer vacations to Colorado where lots of hiking was done, drinking cold spring water and finding spots of snow along the trails. So glad to hear Jordan continues to heal and be surrounded by love and faith. Congrats on your lovely wins! And meeting Janet must have been wonderful. Have a fantastic Friday! Tammy

  10. Looks like a great time with your are talented in taking photographs! Wow, lucky you to win several things!!!

  11. You just made me realize how much I need to get up in the mountains.

    Thanks. I'm heading up to the redwoods as soon as I can get a few things done in the house.


  12. How nice to visit your son! Your family is just lovely. Long before we left for our trip, I thought of making plans to meet you, then illness and the AG Fashion Show happened and before I knew it we were on our way, once in your neck of the woods, I realized that I had missed that opportunity, it would have been lovely to have met you and your family, I'm sorry we missed that opportunity!

  13. That looks like one amazing week. I could spend every moment of life in the woods and mountains!! So happy you had this family strengthening time.

  14. Thanks for the sweet comments, Marcia! It was so nice meeting you and your lovely family! What a small world blogging is.... in that we live in the same town!
    And of course, I love those mountains!

    Janet & Jaclyn

  15. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your trip. Gorgeous photos. I love being in the mountains!

    Congratulations on your gifts ~ they are so nice!

  16. You have had a great trip !!,...great Ria...happy

  17. What a fun trip! Lots of smiles and gorgeous family!

    You are really a lucky Lady to win such wonderful giveaways!

    Enjoy your day:) HUGS!

  18. Oh it looks so pretty there. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family.

    Look at you, Miss Lucky, what great little giveaway items.

    Hope you have a good Easter!


  19. Darn you, Marcia~!!! I had a long day at work and wanted to come home and just pop in to check "my" blogs...and of course I came here...and now YOU sent me over to see Cottage Blessings, and, of course, now I am hooked on that sweet gal's blog...and all I really wanted to do was sleep...but..NO- thanks to you I am STILL UP!!!! But...I love ya anyway!;>D

  20. What a beautiful place, Marcia! So glad you and your family could spend some time with your son and take in the sights.
    Congrats on your wonderful bloggy goodies!

  21. Hi Marcia! What a beautiful part of the country, I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. Your family is just beautiful!
    Congrats on your winnings and how wonderful that you were able to meet a bloggy friend. :)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Blessings and hugs to you.

  22. Marcia
    You have been so blessed with such a beautiful family :)
    Have a Glorious Easter as well!
    What a wonderful chance meeting with Janet and her little china doll (Cottage Blessings)
    It looks like you had so much fun!

    Now your last post about Jordan, and seeing him in bed is more than one person should bare! He is our hero, he will forever be a reminder of how God works!

    Thank you girl for your visit! and blessed through him!


  23. Oh! Marcia
    We have to get together soon did you get to Aubreys spring fling, Hannah and I could not make it due to being out of town!

    I am going to San Luis Obispo!!
    To Remnants big event at the end of this Month I am going to meet up with some of our friends, Hannah will be going to college their next year! She is finishing up V.V.C College this year...
    Take care my friend, and those girls of yours are so beautiful :)


  24. Páscoa,

    °•♥♥ °°•✿♫°.•

    É ser capaz de mudar,
    É partilhar a vida na esperança,
    É dizer sim ao amor e à vida,
    É ajudar mais gente a ser gente,

    Boa Semana Santa!
    Feliz Páscoa!!!✿°º

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  25. That looks like a fun time. Great giveaway win..way to go! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! :D

  26. Is that up by Big Bear? We used to go up there with the kids to play in the snow. That lamp is too cute. Isn't it fun to make new friends through blogging? We loved that soaring over California ride so much we went on it twice! So cool. Mimi

  27. How fun Marcia! I am SO GLAD that you and your family were able to get away for a little respite. And to meet a fellow blogger, how nice, the lamp is beautiful as are the lovely goodies you won :)

    Wishing you and your family a Blessed Resurrection Day!

  28. Hi Marcia,
    Loved the pics of your trip! Looks so beautiful and so fun. Your family is just lovely and cute and handsome and beautiful!
    Congrats on all your blog wins lately. What great items! My friend gave me a whole bunch of burlap and wasn't sure what to do with it...may just have to try the lampshade idea! Loved it!

  29. Looks as if you had gorgeous weather there! How fun for the family to be together and enjoy this beautiful place. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Easter Day, Marcia. ~ Sue

  30. Hi Marcia & Happy Easter! This outing in the woods looks so fun. I'm jealous!

    Warmly, Michelle

  31. What a wonderful time you were able to have with your family!
    : )

  32. What a treasured spring break...looks so relaxing and enjoyable.
    Your gifts...oh, how fun..each looked just you don't have to go out and go shopping...LOL


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