Bliss Bits 6/12/2014

This morning, I put on a flowy dress and sandals. With the windows down, I drove past an older gentleman wandering around his yard in his robe, checking on his tomato plants. Next door, a young family was piling into their over-packed truck, which was towing a pop-up trailer. Fat squirrels and squeaky chipmunks played chicken with my car, and I met two girlfriends for coffee in the sunshine. Tonight, we’re grilling homemade pizzas and eating on the patio. The windows will stay open all night. These are the days I wait for all year– long and warm, full of sun and color and joy. After a busy couple of traveling weeks, I’m content to be home with my family, enjoying summertime’s perfection.

What made you smile this week?

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Java paws.

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My favorite shrub in the neighborhood. 

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Impossible to say no.

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John caught this moment of utter relaxation on the beach in Mexico

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Pizza on the grill is on regular rotation around here!

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Perfect summer sky.

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Who cares about the empty back seat? I have Mama’s LAP for seven hours. 

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We had a picnic at this lovely rest stop outside of Moab.

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A warm welcome at Mom and Dad’s! There were margaritas involved.

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Grandma and Grandpa’s yard is like a park! Dog Heaven.

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I need a tree like this in my yard.

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My folks and I went exploring. Count the dandelions!

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My senior photo is always worth another look. #bighairforever #smoothforeheadenvy

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Daily stroll under the cottonwoods. 

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Hmmm.

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Lucky birds.

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Look what happened in our yard while we were gone!

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It felt good to be back on the trails after lazy vacations.

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‘Tis the season.

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Please tell me you tried this Sriracha-Lime Salmon! YUM.

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Chive blossom explosion. 

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Simple joys. 

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New plant babies!

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I love when she lounges with me like this. 

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Big, fat, droopy, peonies = summer.

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Cholula and I explored a new trail with my friend, Melissa!

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Stalking chipmunks through the glass door.

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There’s a large family of them and they’re getting rather brave. 

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Al fresco coffee is such a pleasant way to greet the day. 

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The sunset was gorgeous two nights ago!

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Moon.

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One year ago, we stayed at this incredible YURT

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Two years ago, I channeled Annie Oakley at the shooting range.

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Three years ago, John and I were in Dubois, Wyoming. 

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Four years ago, I was falling in love with my new little condo. 

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And this was this morning. 

You know. Just the usual bliss. 

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6 replies »

  1. Where in Colorado do your parents live? So beautiful. Our oldest tells us all the time that he is going to live there someday

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