Friday, March 27, 2009

Living a Beautiful Life - Sweet Escapes

Sweet escapes is the theme at The Inspired Room today. I love this theme. Rather than pin all your hopes on one big vacation, take time to enjoy everyday. Treat yourself. One of my daily treats is a square (or two) of dark chocolate. I eat it when I'm by myself, usually after my lunch, and enjoy a few minutes with a cup of tea and savour the rich chocolate flavour. That's enough sweet to satisfy me.

Another thing I love to do is go through my photos. I spend a lot of time at the computer these days and I take breaks every 30 minutes or so. Sometimes I wander downstairs for another cup of tea, or do a few stretches in the living room. But I also like looking at the family photos that are stored on my computer.

Tomorrow is my husband's birthday so I thought I'd share some fun photos. He's the most wonderful man in the world and my very best friend. I love spending time with him. He makes me laugh and I do the same for him. This first photo is of Tim with his great-nephew at a family wedding last summer.


Tree climbing on Russell Island. We love being outdoors. This is an arbutus tree, also known as a madrona tree in the USA.

Kicking up heels on Russell Island with our son and daughter-in-law. I was so pleased to have captured this picture. It makes me laugh every time I see it.

And here's a fun list of things to do today...Enjoy God's wonderful gift of LIFE!


THINGS TO DO TODAY...

Say something SILLY
LAUGH 'til it hurts
Take a RISK
Tell a SECRET
SING out loud
Rock the BOAT
SHAKE things up
FLIRT with disaster
BUY something frivilous
COLOR outside the lines
Cause a SCENE
Order DESSERT
GET carried away
Have a great DAY!
(author unknown)

For more beautiful life posts and sweet escapes visit Melissa at The Inspired Room.
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8 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Lori,

I adore your list. Life is short-shake it up! The pictures are a treat. I treasure every picture i have and love to look at friends photo's just as much. The last photo made me laugh also.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy birthday to hubby!

kyllimarjaana said...

Wonderful pictures . Looks you have a happy family .
I changet back that earlier system to my comment section . Just in case you like to give a comment to me .

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

What a sweet escape! ~Arleen

LDH said...

Sweet post and fun pictures. I also enjoyed your pretty Tablescape with the apples and cheese served on the matching plate and tea cup. I didn't see any dark chocolate there... :)

kathy said...

Love all the fun pictures -- and the table scapes are beautiful
Kathy - ga

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Love your fun list! Happy Birthday to Hubby!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, this was a great post! I loved it.

:-)

Thanks for joining in A Beautiful Life Friday!

blessings,
melissa

Brenda Leyland said...

Lorrie, I enjoyed all the wonderful ways you've suggested to add beauty to our lives.

I'm going to check out Melissa at The Inspired Room too!

Beauty and grace to you!