Saturday, June 19, 2010

Better late than never!

I know, it's been too many moons since I last posted...but for now I will share a few highlights of the past month, and my recent trip to CA. to pick up my youngest daughter Mariyah after her boarding school let out in Monterey. On the way I was able to spend some time with my oldest daughter Shekinah, and one & only most precious grand-daughter Sofia. We even got to spend a fun day at Disneyland for her 3rd birthday!

Then onto my mom's home for a week, where I got to see a few other friends and family. Here is pictured my beautiful niece Courtney and my mom (86 years!) Doesn't she look great!

From their homes in So. CA. I made my way up to visit sweet friends in Santa Cruz and shared a delightful meal and good night's sleep.

I always love to bask in the beauty of my friend Ray's courtyard and inspiring, artful home.

Then early the next morning, I went onto Monterey and loaded up Mariyah & her 'stuff'. She could hardly wait to be headed home to Montana for the summer!

The next day we arrived at my sister Lori's beautiful home in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She is a new blogger and has recently rediscovered her passion for painting, and is such an amazing artist! You must check out her blog (http://lori-diane.blogspot.com/)! I love all the special 'still life' around her home.

Heading home to Montana from Cali is always such a long road, but always so good to be back with my beautiful daughters & friends. Pictured are 4 of the 6 girls, l-r: Zionah, Mariyah, Miriam, the lovely Yim-Q, and Mikaelah (Shekinah & Shariyah are missing).

My girls and our extended 'family' shared some amazing meals together with Yim-Q's Vietnamese cuisine...loved that gorgeous, flowering papaya salad!!


Then we spent the evening listening to the band rehearse. The photo is of my girl Miriam & her love Micheal, lead singer & songwriter for their music. Check it out: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-love-ep/id349433158

Before the band left Montana for their Pacific Coast tour, Yim-Q and her & Marco's baby Carmela, stayed with us a few days. How sweet it is to have a baby around the house!!

Farewell gathering of the kids at my home the morning they left on tour....sweet blessings of life and family!!



8 comments:

Tammie said...

how wonderful to see all your lovely and wonderful people and family! Your trip sounds like it was full and food for the soul. Such a beautiful life you live. I am so happy for all the love you have. xoxo,t

lori diane said...

So good to see you posting again on your beautiful blog!!! Your pictures are all so great! I can't wait until you are posting your art as well! Love you!

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful photos of people who are obviously filled with love (and it looks like a little bit of adventure, too).

Lady Kina said...

Love this post Mom! I feel like I just went on the trip with you! Great pictures! Loved seeing you. Be in Mt soon... I cant wait!

Jan said...

WOW! You have been busy!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my USArtQuest project. The draw and gild kit is pretty amazing and GOOD LUCK with the drawing!

Jan said...

WOW! You have been busy!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my USArtQuest project. The draw and gild kit is pretty amazing and GOOD LUCK with the drawing!

Terri Sproul said...

looks like you had a wonderful trip. I would like to THANK YOU for stopping by my blog today. Best of luck on winning the USArt quest kit

Christine said...

What a gorgeous and talented family you have! Monterey (Pacific Grove) is where I grew up and while its beautiful there the summers can be a bit foggy~I don't blame your daughter for wanting to be home :) Enjoy your summer togther~