Thursday, April 24, 2014

Greetings Friends, I was so excited to be able to share photos from my time with Val yesterday, but AVG wanted to do a restart on my laptop this morning. This is a usual occurance, but today when my laptop restarted everything was gone. I turned it off and will let it sit;  I am hoping that everything is back to normal later. I will have to post a few photos on FB. If I don't get it back, I won't be posting photos here.
So, Val and I had a great time together; we went to the beaches that she has seen seals at, but no luck. It was ok though because we had such a good enjoying getting to know each other. I will say that I am out of shape and was tired when I got home. We had our friends over for PuPu's and played games all evening. Today hubby is golfing, so I am going to do Laundry and just hang out.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Noreen

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We Have A Winner

It is still morning here in Paradise.  I wanted to share that we have a winner for my contest.
As you know, I said the answer had to be specific; my friend Cindy at http://www.consideringitalljoy.com/
wrote in today that I was in Kapaa and meeting Val at http://mygirlzgotpaws.blogspot.com/
Val and I initially connected almost two years ago; she is a wonderful gal and it has been so fun to meet her in person.  Today, Val and I are going to one of the many beaches near her; she is an avid worker in protecting Monk Seals and actually located one yesterday, after we had met.  You can see her photo on her blog.
The second closest guess was Nellie at http://nelliescozyplace.blogspot.com/ ; Nellie figured out we were in Kauai but didn't know who I was meeting.  I'm going to be on the lookout for some fun little things for Cindy.
This has been so fun, but now I can share our activities every day, without being secretive. 
I hope your day is filled with wonder.!
Joy and Sunshine to you~
Noreen

More Clues

It's Outdoor Wednesday and you can be sure I'll be outside. Yesterday it was cloudy but still 80 degrees and felt so good. My skin has been soaking up the moisture; I don't feel as dry as I do in Colorado. We've had one guess so far, on my location, but it wasn't specific enough. So just to share the beauty of this area, I am taking photos constantly. Yesterday I also met up with my blogging buddy and her pups, it was great to hug her in person. I will be giving you more clues on her in the next day or two. In fact, I am planning on spending Friday with her and then hopefully several more times.  This is a fruit I can't get enough of-Papaya.  We went to the Farmer's Market yesterday and I want to get some pics of all the fruit, but felt a bit awkward taking pics of their produce and not buying any.  I did come back to the condo with two large Papayas though.
Love this phone-it was so cool to see the flowers on the side, instead of painted "tags" on it.
We went down here in the afternoon.  Humm-is it Santa Cruz or Carmel????? Oregon or Washington?
Maybe Florida?

Love the Koi.
I believe this is the state flower but I could be wrong. It might be one of the photos I shared yesterday.
We are having a great time and it's even better meeting such a wonderful friend.  When we were looking at her IPad, getting directions to an area-I saw that she has written something for another blogger-it was
SEE BEAUTIFUL, for the blog hop. So Michelle and Goose we thought of you yesterday.
We are also helping to support the local economy. 
I'll be back with more pictures and hints.  
Good luck and remember to be specific.  

Joy To You,
Noreen

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Where Am I, Part 2

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday.  I've had fun thinking about different hints that I could give you all. It will be interesting to see how many figure it out.  Below is one of my favorite flowers; I love its scent.

Hubby would like some of these for our new sun room, however I've tried to grow these before without any luck-so I'm thinking I might just get the silk ones that don't need water.


Well, there you have today's hints. 
I had a great day yesterday; shopping with a friend, having a nice lunch and some Sorbet for dessert. 
I hope you have a wonderful day today! 
Blessings,
Noreen

Monday, April 21, 2014

Where Am I?

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are ready for spring. I mentioned last week that I was going to be meeting up with a blogging friend, a dog lover, but I wouldn't tell you who I was meeting or where I would meet her. Today I am giving you hints-these are photos from the condo we are in; if you are one of my pals who knows the answer, please don't give it away. However, if you didn't have inside info as to where I am-look at the photos and take a guess.
I love the wooden wall decor they have and am hoping to find some to take home.  I love Gardenia's so especially like this little plaque.
Anyone who knows me will immediately know where I am~I have a necklace I am wearing with a turtle.
I also love this wall plaque-it is so cute.  In the past, I've shied away from bringing back items from our trips-because you get them home and they look out of place.  However, I'm thinking with the extra space, I may be able to find a place for a couple little things.  I can also tell you that we are awakened every morning by Roosters crowing; there are tons of chickens here. 

If you leave a comment with a guess, please try to be very specific.  If you think you know who I'm meeting, let me know too.  There might just be a little something-something for you if you win. 
Hubby is off golfing today, so I will probably try to get out and about.  This is a much needed break for us-it has been planned for over a year; we just didn't know there would be a mountain of work we'd have to do before we got away.  When we get back, we begin moving into our new home and I can't wait.  All of our boxes are at the new house, it is just the furniture that will need to go.  I'm hoping we have a contract on our home by the time we get back. 
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,  Noreen

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

While many are out searching for Easter eggs, for those of us called by Christ's name, it is indeed a day of joy and celebration.

"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spice which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,And they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass as they were much perplexed about this, behold two men stood by them in shining garments,And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them 'Why seek ye the Living amoung the dead?

He is not here but is risen, remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee, saying 'The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified and the third day rise again'

And they remembered His words." Luke 24:1-8

May you know the power and love of a living Savior this Easter and every day of your life. On this the most holy day in the life of a believer, may you come into a more profound and deeper relationship with Him than ever before.
Because of His great Love, Noreen

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank You for the Cross, Thank You for the Cross
Thank You for the Cross My Lord.


May all your hours be filled with Resurrection Power this holy weekend and may His Love and Life shine in yours.
Easter Blessings,  Noreen