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Sunday, July 19, 2015


is what I took...I didn't plan it, but somehow 6 weeks have gone by since my last post!

Those 6 weeks included:

1.  A birthday celebration (mine)

with my best boyfriend...

and dear long-time friends.

2.  An opening of a photography show by DD Maggie in Los Angeles...

Maggie and Kelly preparing for the opening reception...

(can you tell I'm a proud mother?)

3.  A trip to the Mid West to see family...

Daughter Linda and granddaughter in Salt Lake City...

 Picnic in the mountains to celebrate DD's significant birthday (Dave and
Janet relaxing before dinner)

Picnic table set up in a mosquito-proof tent as we were next to the river...

and the birthday girl, herself!

Then it was on to Pella, Iowa to catch up with son Doug and his family...

celebrate a birthday and high school graduation

(look at those handsome Houtz men!)

and enjoy the green green landscape before returning to ever-browner California...

We celebrated Dave's birthday...I made him a shirt from Liberty of London fabric

and had lunch with a way-back friend from Hawaii who I hadn't seen in probably
57 years...we spent a couple of hours catching up!

So, that's what I've been up to since my last post...



  1. what a wonderul 6 weeks! happy BD to DGS, Dave, and you. Love Dave's shirt, you two look good together. Glad you're back...

  2. p.s. I left out Janet's BD wish...a lot of celebration!

  3. Wow impressive. Love Dave's shirt

  4. You and have had an incredibly busy spring and summer! Dave's shirt looks great!!!

  5. Wow! You have been busy. Looks like you have had a great time during your break.

  6. Missed your posts but it sounds like you had a fabulous time! Thank you for sharing the joy.

  7. A Belated Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

  8. Always so good to hear from you Margy. Your family is myriad and beautiful (as you are) - and that shirt is awesome. Liberty of London for men is so up my alley.

  9. Mighty cute couple in that first photo.

  10. Busy, busy living life! But nice to catch up :)

  11. Happy Belated birthday! Looks like you have been having a grand time enjoying life!

  12. Many congrats all round - looks like you have a busy but fun filled time!

  13. Happy belated BD! ...obviously it was a great BD and summer. Fun pictures! I especially enjoyed reading about Maggie's photography/show, etc. Congrats to her!!!

  14. We left Iowa (Lamoni) a long time ago for WV and NY state and I don't really miss it, but the corn there does look better than here....

  15. A full and blessed life :) What a glorious 6 weeks you've had.

  16. Looks like a wonderful hiatus. Liberty shirt -- perfect!

  17. I can see that you're living life to the fullest! Happy to see you back and admiring the photos of your adventures!