Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last week...

Another relentless winter storm blasted our valley late last Friday, but oh we were lucky to escape it.... oh yes, we did! You see, a warm orange wind suddenly swept in from the South just minutes before the snow had a chance to paint everything white again. It swept us all up at the end of the garden and swirled us across all the wheat fields, way way up in the sky.... I remember leaving behind all that freezing cold blast of air as they screeched past us; blowing the sun along with it. "Out of my way, snow, out of my way!" The warm orange wind landed us here...

A castle in a sunny land! Yes yes yes, and not just any castle my friends... If you recognize it, this is no other than Cinderella's very own palace rising high in the sky at the end of Main Street in fairytale land, in Orlando Florida... Yippee! Little Pebbles was static with joy! Her first trip to Disney!

Don't you just love her little backpack... She loved it, and carried it around ever so proudly.. hoo-hoo!

Just look at that sweet face! Love love love! ;)

No mama, I don't like those funny looking ears!

  OK, this just one for you Mima... cheese!

We couldn't make her wear the Minnie ears ;)

But boy was she smitten by Pluto!  

And loved her Pluto's ears so much.  Isn't that funny!

My girl loves daring activities like being thrown around, hand stands, and she did great with all the loud noises and scary creatures. Probably better than I did I can tell you that... The world is just too loud and stimulating to me...  Poor dear old me!  I so missed the peaceful peace of my garden and would never ever change it for all the beauty and noise of the world... ;)

But I was ever so thankful and blessed to be able to see mom and dad and sister Lissette again... and warm beaches in February, can you believe it!  Little Pebbles had a blast in my mom's garden...

 Hunting for lizards 

And discovering all sorts of treasures... 

 Oh and dancing the happy gypsy dance with her Mima, of course!

My soul grows and expands with gratitude for everything I've been giving. Want to try something?  How about saying "thank you" to someone today, say "I love you" as much and as many times as you can.  Gratitude will bring joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.  I am glad to be back home, and be here with you all. 


  1. I say thank you every day to my loved ones and friends and I love is always said.
    looks like a wonderful time she is such a cutie.

  2. Love the photos! Oh how I remember that castle when I went 5 years ago for my 30th wedding anniversary. A great way to escape the winter for awhile. Looks like you all had a great time! Kit

  3. The castle is beautiful indeed but Pebbles still the whole show. She is incredibly cute and obviously she loves the camera and the other way around :)

    Hugs to both

  4. You know, I had a good feeling of intuition you were in Florida this past week, but I didn't imagine the triple joy of being there with all your generations. How wonderful. That little girl is so precious, Cielo! Loved her little pictures everywhere. Me? I've been given a gift of snowboundedness.... Since last Wednesday, February 21st, I have been to school only one day due to back to back blizzards. Thank you, Snow fairies!!! Good to see you back. We miss you when you are gone.

  5. Looks like a wonderful trip. So many great memories.

  6. THANK YOU for being real. For telling life stories with such creativity and imagination. For always looking for the beauty in each day. For being a blog friend! :) Loved hearing about your sweet vacation in the glorious sunshine with your munchkin!

    xoxo laurie


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