Giving Thanks

I know at this point you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Christmas and presents when I state in the beginning that the post is going to be about Thanksgiving and gratitude, but the point is I’m so grateful for the life I have with my husband and children, that everyday truly feels like Christmas to me! I feel so fortunate for the life I have and to be blessed with healthy, happy, loving family. Each day I wake up, is like a new gift just waiting to be opened and enjoyed. That is life, life is a gift and each new day brings new opportunities, hope, love and excitement. Continue reading Giving Thanks

Enjoying Nature Indoors at Phipps

Chihuly Glass Sculptures Last Friday my husband and I were off so we decided to spend the day at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Phipps was established in 1893 in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s sandwiched between two well-known university campuses: Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. It’s one of my favorite places to visit, especially in the winter when everything is so gray. I brought my  Nikon camera and captured some pretty nice shots. Here is a sampling of some of my favorites. Of course, it’s pretty easy to get some good shots when you’re working with such beautiful subjects. Phipps’ … Continue reading Enjoying Nature Indoors at Phipps

Family Dining Al Fresco

I love this time of year. Everything is coming alive, the days are getting longer and warmer and today was the first day my family and I dined al fresco on our deck in 2015. It was the perfect way to wind down after a work and school day. We took our time enjoying our meal and eachothers’ company. No one was rushed to get anywhere or do anything. We sat in leisure eating good food and conversing.  It was a reminder to me to allow myself to relax and just enjoy the simple pleasures in life. I’m feeling very … Continue reading Family Dining Al Fresco