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Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday's FAVE Five and more ...

Scroll down for Haiku Sky Watch, Finding Beauty
Camera Critters and Pet Pride

1. Sending my belated Christmas, New Year's & current Easter cards this past week prompted a cousin I've not seen in about a decade to call Thursday while I was enjoying the day with my sister ... and we've made plans to meet on Tuesday to catch up. Should be fun.

2. Although I'm feeling a bit marginal and am taking it easy at home today, I spent a pleasant day with my sister yesterday. We started with breakfast at Mimi's Cafe sharing our favorite Buttermilk Spice muffin and Monterey omelet (with spinach & tomatoes added) ...

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... then we walked through Ikea while my ten year old Explorer was getting 'smogged' at the Automobile Club. Happily, it passed with flying colors and I renewed my registration at AAA so I have the tag to put on this weekend. Next we walked around South Coast Plaza where she purchased a pair of Not Your Daughter's Jeans at Nordstrom's before we headed to Bella Terra for Jamba Juice and back home.

3. This morning Molly enjoyed playing with the three pugs (Jake, Allie, & Noah previously featured in Pug Invasion) for the first time in quite a while. They were joined by Aloha & Layla (neighboring fur-kids) briefly and here are a few views ... just because.

Molly loves playing with Jake the pug

Aloha loves to get in on the action as well!
Allie & Noah who are about 11 years old
prefer to watch from a distance ...
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It's the 2nd Anniversary at Camera Critters
Pet Pride is at Gattina's

4. While walking without Molly recently, I found some lovely views overlooking the Bolsa Chica wetlands to photograph and share ... here are the first two. I plan to share additional photos ... perhaps on Wednesday.

Beautiful blue skies
with clouds on the horizon
above the wetlands
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and for others participating in Friday's Fave Five,

5. I received the following email this morning, watched the video (as I've done several times in previous years) and decided to pass it along here ... just because. I hope you'll have time to check it out.
Dear Virginia,
If you are of the Christian faith...you are about to experience something meaningful. One Solitary Life was written by James Francis in 1926. In 248 words he captured the essence of how the life of Christ has made a powerful difference for over 2,000 years. Therefore, to celebrate this Easter season, we'd like to share this unforgettable 3 minute movie from our friends at Inspired Faith. Just Click Here to watch. Also, feel free to forward it to your family and friends...they'll thank you for it!
We wish you a wonderful Easter!
To Life,
Mac Anderson
Mac Anderson
Founder, Simple Truths
Simple Truths, LLC.,
1952 McDowell Road, Ste. 205,
Naperville, IL 60563, USA
Phone: 800-900-3427 / 630-946-1460
Copyright 2010, Simple Truths, LLC. All rights reserved.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
and a Joyous Easter

Thought for Today
"And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here."
Saint Augustine


Sistertex said...

My goodness you covered quite a lot - great post! Happy Easter.

Caterina Giglio said...

the doggies are darling and your photos gorgeous, thanks for sharing your wet lands with us! Have a beautiful Easter!

Denise Marie said...

Great post!! love the doggies playing with each other. Love your beautiful cross and tulip button.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

I love to eat breakfast out!

And catching up with cousins is great fun.

I love One Solitary Life. Have a happy resurrection day!

Barb said...

I like that you and your Sis get together every week - that's really great. Those wetland pics are stunning. The grass is very green from all your rain!

Karen said...

The pics are gorgeous--you have such beautiful places to walk!! And all that lovely time with your sister sounds wonderful!!

Brenda said...

yummm, breakfast at Mimi's is always a good way to cheer up a week.

Hope you have a good weekend!

LeAnn said...

Sounds like a fabulous week! I have heard about those jeans but have never tried them on. And may I say, what cute dogs!!!

Claudia said...

You are one very busy person!

I wouldve used all this information for several posts-- LOL I run out of themes. Wow...impressive.

Thanks always for joining us at Friday Finding Beauty.

Have a blessed Easter with your family.


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Cute puggies. Happy Easter. Valerie

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is a wonderful film and I will write it down and put it on our church prayer line this week. Are you very close to those wetlands? I'm assuming you are, if you were walking Molly there. Again, your food plate has made me so hungry. By now, I really want to go to Mimi's Cafe!!

LadyFi said...

What a fun doggie date! And such gorgeous views... such turquoise blues!

Snap said...

Looks like Molly had a great time with her Pug friends. Lovely post all around. Happy Easter and Happy Critter Day!

Susanne said...

Those views are amazing. And the dogs are adorable.

Happy Easter to you!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

HI Virginia, Just stopping by to say "Happy Easter"... I am going to catch up on your blog posts.

Hope you are feeling better. I love those muffins from Mimi's.....

I've seen that powerful video before. Love it!!!!


Susan Cook said...

Stopping by from Camera Critters - the doggies all look like they are having fun together. Cute.

Hope you are having a nice weekend ♥

eileeninmd said...

I love all your puppy dog photos. Mooly and the Pugs are all cuties.

Ebie said...

Looks like a sumptuous meal!

Love those pretty dogs getting along well!

Dianne said...

Molly makes friends so readily!!
she's such a good girl

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed your 5! Thanks for that info about One Solitary Life. I always wondered. It is a masterpiece. God bless you! Happy Easter.

George said...

I've seen the video for One Solitary Life several times and I always find it moving. It sounds as if you will be having a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures from the wetlands.

Kcalpesh said...

There is so much to read and see in a single post by you! It's engaging, amazing and beautiful All in One :-) While the food looks yummy I find the pets very cute and the skywatch photos made me wonder if I would actually be able to see such a beautiful place ever...

Pixellicious Photos

jabblog said...

Lovely entertaining post as ever with lots of beautiful and interesting photos. Hope you're feeling more connected now.

KaHolly said...

Hi! Thanks for stoppiny by my blog! I didn't know it was you - you have so many blogs. I was pleased to see you. Enjoyed this post very much. Love the dog action and the beautiful blue skies over the wetlands. Easter was quiet this year, but the weathr surely was cooperative. Enjoy your week! ~karen

penny said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed watching the 'One Solitary Life' movie. Thanks for sharing it and your delightful fave fives.
Have a wonderful week.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Looked like a great week !Wonderful Pics !
Happy Easter Monday !

sewa mobil said...

nice shot,
happy easter