What started out to be a picture of some cool rocks turned out to be a picture of people taking pictures.  🙂  Cameras, touring, snapping pictures that later will be memories….all a very big part of traveling for most people.   It’s always interesting to see if the cameras reflect the people’s personalities:  the little pink one for the young girl, the ultra compact for the European traveler, the larger one for the more “serious” photographer.  Sometimes the camera choice just means that that’s the camera you have, or the one you can afford.  All I know is that as much as I like my bigger camera, sometimes when I’m traveling it gets to be a pain.  And I long for a little small pocket 35mm that I used to have back in college that long ago went to camera heaven.  What’s your camera preference when traveling?  Slainte, Lisa

The Best of My Life….

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….is this man.  He’s been part of my life for so many years, great years.  Today is anniversary #26, but we’ve been together since middle school.  So many years, so many memories, so much love.  Blessings abounding.  Hold tightly to the ones you love; these ones are the best of life.  Love, Lisa

Take Every Hug You Can


I’m feeling sentimental this morning.  This is my son and I outside a pub in Temple Bar, Dublin, back when I was still taller than him.  Now at 19 he towers above me, and is off having wonderful new adventures at college.  Treasure all those hugs, and be a “hug collector”….see how many you can collect today.  You won’t be sorry.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

Believing Before


When I was a child, I believed easily.  I would look up at the leaves on the trees as I soared high on my wooden swing, see the sunlight piercing through them, and just know without thinking too hard that God was real and there.  I said my prayers simply and without questioning at night, somehow knowing that Someone bigger than me was listening and watching out for me.

I think that’s what Jesus meant when He said we have to have faith like a child.  Just trusting that all of this crazy life is taken care of by Someone bigger and smarter and more in control…not thinking so hard all the time.  I still believe today, and I’m so thankful for that.  Life is hard sometimes, and without Him, I wouldn’t know where to turn, who to give all these worries to who could handle them all.   He is stronger, and He will never leave.  Look up through the leaves today, feel the sunlight on your face, and just believe.  Slainte, Lisa

“Were there no God we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.”  – Christina Rossetti