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Phoenix, Arizona
Growing up my initials were OP, which was pretty cool in the 80's, right? Then I got married and my initials got updated to match our very texting obsessed era that we now live in (and shake our heads at)...OMG. For those who are texting illiterate, I'll spell it out..."Oh, My God!". I pity the girl whose initials are W.T.F. (I won't spell that one out. You can Google it or email me for an explaination on that one!)


4 in 1

Four days in Tucson in one blog post.

Here's a few of my favorite shots from our trip to Tucson where we were pleasantly surprised with cooler weather and a FREE 4 night stay at the RV resort. Turns out the resort was closing on the day we left so they let us stay for free. It was a relaxing and beautiful trip. We enjoyed exploring Tucson as we drove to the zoo, a garden park, RV dealerships, a transportation museum, the mall. Basically, enjoyed spending every minute together. :)
"Where are we now, Mommy?"

Morning coffee and blue skies.

My happy campers!

Peaceful artistic gardens at Tohono Chul Park.

Striking yet simple pink wall and blue skies

Tucson is a great place if you can't get enough cactus and stone and blue skies

A lot of relaxing and coffee drinking.

Some train watching

Panther watching

Rhino relaxing


GREAT mexican food


four sunsets in a row just like this


Not just any baby....

She is beautiful and perfect in every way.

I love her and every funny face she makes.

God knew what He was doing when He made babies.
My heart explodes for love for her and the amazing people who made her.
Yes, I'm crying now, thank you.



How interesting is this!?
A conjoined Gerber Daisy! This was in the bouquet of flowers that Brian got me for my birthday.
Have you ever seen anything like this before? Pretty wild, huh?

So, I had yet ANOTHER birthday.

That's okay. I'm happy with life and if this is how it goes when you get older, then, bring on the years!

I was a bit sick with sinus junk so I look blah in the picture even with the candle light. Oh, well.

We enjoyed birthday dinner at BJ's. My brother and sis-in-law gave me a gift card. I had the California Club Flatbread Pizza. It was soooooo good! Thank you, Luke and Liliya!

A few days before my birthday, I was in California and celebrated my birthday along with Liliya's birthday at my dad's house. We took lots of baby pics and enjoyed chocolate cake and red wine. It was nice. Thank you, Dad and Nancy!

Since my birthday last year I have (in no particular order): gone to nursing school, done more school work than I ever thought possible, said goodbye to my mom and sister as they moved out of state, bought a travel trailer, felt pretty darn proud of myself, got my RN license, celebrated birth and life of my neice, celebrated our second wedding anniversary, listened to lots of talk radio, became Certified as a Hospice and Palliative nurse, been moved to tears more times than I can count, graduated with my Associates Degree in Nursing, 2 trips to California, and lots and lots of dreaming and planning for our future.
Life is MORE than Good!

Baby fun

Ruthie is 3 months old now.

Isn't she cute!?

She's so fun!

We love to love on her.
That's big sister, Anna, giving Ruthie a kiss.

Ruthie is learning how to grasp now. Isn't that fun, Anna?!